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4 Golden Rules on How To Arrange Your Living Room — Interior designer Rebecca Wakefield shares four interior design tips for creating the perfect living room.

British interior designer Rebecca Wakefield shares designer her tips for arranging your living room, fresh paints from Earthborn and Little Greene, and new ways to use wood. Wakefield oversees the creative aspects of every project, so she has an impressive contacts book of architects, structural engineers, and artisans. Wakefield’s special skills include matching pieces of art to interiors and creating rooms that harmonize with historical buildings.

«I always start a concept with the architectural element at the forefront of my mind. Architecture and interiors are so heavily intertwined that one skill set without the other can prevent exceptional design.» — Rebecca Wakefield
British interior designer Rebecca Wakefield is a qualified architect but realized during her degree at Newcastle University that she was ‘far more fascinated by the internal experience of a space’. ⇒ Subscribe our Newsletter here and always be up-to-date with our posts! ⇐ 1. HOW TO HANG ART PROPERLY

Rebecca Wakefield is a huge advocate of unexpected artwork positioning and sizing, which adds real interest to space. If you’re not confident doing this, use your furniture layout and architectural features as a guide. Don’t just hang an artwork precisely in the middle of a wall as it can look contrived.

2. CHOOSING THE PERFECT RUG

A rug should be the main anchor of your room. Avoid it being too small; a rug covering only the floor around a coffee table will make space feel incohesive. Go for the largest rug you can, providing that doors can open clearly. Rugs should extend at least halfway under sofas and 30cm either side of them; side tables need to sit either fully on or off to avoid a messy look.

3. IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR ROOM SIZE

If you have a large room, don’t be afraid to buy an oversized sofa and armchairs. It will look underdressed if you scrimp on small furniture. You can add more delicate elements with lamps and side tables. With a small space, it’s the opposite: you often have to downscale more than you think to create the illusion of an open, airy space. Get a sofa that is less deep but as wide as the room can take, placing it against the wall. Armchairs should be smaller too, but if you don’t have room for any, don’t force it as it will overpower the space.

4. THE RULE OF THREE

There is an unwritten rule of still-life styling that says you should work with uneven numbers. Avoid symmetry and ‘coupling’ objects; instead, think about balance for a more interesting and appealing composition. A lateral object (such as a book or tray) with something tall and vertical (like a vase or candlestick) and something low and bulky (such as a paperweight or bowl) is a great starting point for styling a coffee table or sideboard.

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Meet our selection of the top 5 interior designers. Design and architecture are considered non-static professions because technology evolves as well as styles and that gives a lot of new challenges everyday. The following list shows you the most creative and inspiring interior designers.

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Kelly Wearstler is an American designer. She is distinguished for its distinctive designs, they celebrate design in the best way possible through her sophistication. The New Yorker said that she has “the presiding grande dame of West Coast interior design”

Peter Marino

Peter Marino is an American architect. Marino began his architectural career working for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, George Nelson, and I.M. Pei. His main goal is to create the illusion and the reality of permanence, just like Renzo Mongiardino did once, he embodies its wisdom.

Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders is a Dutch designer that become internationally recognized by his Knotted Chair. His main goal is very specific, he wants to create an environment full of love and make your most exciting dreams come true. His work never fails to excite or provoke, he always surprises us with his ingenuity, dare and singular quest to uplift the human spirit.

Kelly Hoppen

Kelly Hoppen is an English interior designer, proprietor of Kelly Hoppen Interiors. Kelly is one of the most recognized names of the Interior Design world. She doesn’t focus only on hospitality or residential but also in design interiors of a yatch, restaurants, offices and aircrafts.

⇒ SEE ALSO: MEET HILTON ASTANA: MESMERIZING HOTEL FURNISHED BY BRABBU⇐ Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck is a French designer that built is entire career on producing industrial and architectural design including furniture. He considers that is duty is to share his ethical and subversive vision of a fairer planet creating then unconventional places and objects whose purpose is to be useful before it’s beautiful.

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As Maison et Objet is getting closer, we decided to take you on a guided trip to our favorite luxury restaurants in Paris. We all know how meaningful this design tradeshow is so, in order to complement your experience there, we bring you the best of fine dining in the City of Light. The fair goes from the 7th to the 11th of September. We will see you there!

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French cuisine is Le Meurice‘s specialty. A luxurious ambiance and a soulful atmosphere make this luxury restaurant an obligatory stop if you’re going to Maison et Objet. Truly unique and seductive, it has 2 Michelin stars.

Le Cinq

Here’s a real heartbreaker of a restaurant. Located in the renowned Four Seasons Geroge V, Le Cinq is luxurious and welcoming as it gets. Tones of gold, inspiring oil paintings and gorgeous flower arrangements tell the rest of the story.

Pierre Gagnaire

Innovation is Pierre Gagnaire‘s middle name. Here you will find beautiful combinations of flavors from all over the world that will make your mouth water! Also, there’s an impressive interior decor theme that feels simplistic yet luxurious and bold.

Guy Savoy

Do you really need an introduction for this one? Guy Savoy‘s luxury restaurant in Paris blends the finest ingredients and the skills of the Chef to provide you an unforgettable gastronomic experience. The service is flawless so make yourself at home.

Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athénée

Alain Ducasse is a legend. This three-Michelin-starred restaurant takes an architectural approach to dining rooms in a stellar way. The furniture and the lighting make the setting a true delight and the food is just unbelievably good.

L’Ambroisie

L’Ambroisie is located in the heart of the capital and the atmosphere is classic and sophisticated in equal doses. Its Chef is Bernard Pacaud so, from now on, you know everything is set for the perfect meal. French haute cuisine? This is the place.

Le Jules Verne

Last but not the least, Le Jules Verne is a lifestyle phenomenon. Towering above the Parisian boulevards on the second level of the Eiffel Tower, this restaurant has its modern decor by Patrick Jouin and the cuisine by Alain Ducasse. Nothing can wrong with these two so make sure you stop by while you’re in Paris.

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When you’re looking to buy, or rent a house, there’s something you always have to bear in mind: storage. Everyone needs space to store the things they own, and the things they’ll get. And today we’re going to help you get the storage you so desperately need (and want) by showing you our current 8 favourite mid-century credenzas. Join Daily Design News and hop on this mid-century modern decor bandwagon that everyone’s following!

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This mid-century credenza from Essential Home is inspired by the retro design of the 1950s. It will give an authentic mid-century look to your living room, and you will get plenty of space to store everything. From barware to literally anything you can think of that, you might need to have at hand in your living room. The best part about it? It’s handmade, so the best quality is guaranteed.

This classic mid-century sideboard with gold-plated legs and a white frame is great for a modern dining room. You’ll get a lot of space to store your dinnerware and the excuses not to host an amazing dinner party are over.

Another authentic mid-century sideboard, with the colourful drawer set we all associate with the iconic Finn Juhl design. Honor your sideboard by placing it in a mid-century living or dining room, and let the Palm Springs feeling flood your home.

You know Monocles sideboard from Essential Home, right? Who doesn’t? The iconic design inspired by the timeless 007 movie saga can be customized to any finish you might want. We are used to seeing it in its original gold-plated brass finish, but how about a little nickel twist?

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A more minimalist take on mid-century credenzas, this small sideboard is perfect for small homes. It still adds a little bit of storage to your living room, and you can use it as a tv table as well!

And here it is… the iconic Finn Juhl mid-century sideboard! We had to include this iconic design on our list. Definitely one of the biggest mid-century home decor essentials, there is not a single soul out there that doesn’t love and want this mid-century sideboard!

Mid-century design is inspired by the Nordic design movement of the early 20th century, so it only makes sense that we’d feature a more Scandinavian-looking sideboard. Get your living room furniture to match your sideboard and you’ll end up with a gorgeous Danish modern living room decor.

Last, but not the least (as per usual), we love to show you things that step out of the ordinary. This mid-century sideboard from Essential Home has a velvet upholstered body all around it. The richness of the velvet fabric contrasts with gold-plated brass legs and details on the body.

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Craftsmanship and luxury design converge in a unique event that goes by the name of Homo Faber. Happening from the 14th to the 30th of September, in Venice, it is organized by the prestigious Michelangelo Foundation. European craftsmanship will be the event’s main focus, encompassing a wide variety of arts and disciplines from jewelry to bespoke designs as well as showcasing the rarest artisanal techniques.

This event will take place in a number of historical and architectural spaces throughout the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (an international cultural centre in the island of San Giorgio Maggiore). These unique spaces will be adorned with most exquisite pieces, innovative installations as well as live showcases of artisans working on their respective arts. Sounds good, right?

“Homo Faber is an expression that was first coined during the Renaissance and it captures and celebrates the infinite creativity of human beings. The exhibit will provide a panoramic view of European fine craftsmanship but it will nevertheless have a singular undercurrent: what human beings can do better than machines.”, says Johann Rupert, Co-founder of the Michelangelo Foundation.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see things in real time and speak to artisans about their craft, reviving arts that may have got forgotten over time. Involving a combination of world-class designers, creators and architetects, including Michele de LucchiStefano Boeri, India MahdaviJudith ClarkJean Blanchaert and Stefano Micelli, Homo Faber is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

Boca do Lobo, the ultimate exclusive furniture brand of the present times, will be present at Homo Faber. Representing Portugal’s legacy with two highly curated pieces that showcase two of the most stunning and ancient arts of the country, azulejos and the art of filigree, Boca do Lobo will add its special touch to an event that will leave no one indifferent. If you’re into craftsmanship and luxury design, then Homo Faber is waiting for you!

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Smart Home company Heatworks has released a countertop, internet-connected dishwasher, redesigning the standard dishwasher to suit micro homes.

Heatworks has created a countertop, app-controlled dishwasher for small homes, which can also be used to steam seafood and sanitize baby products. Made in collaboration with design firm Frog, the compact Tetra dishwasher doesn’t require plumbing to work, which means that it can be used anywhere that has a standard electrical outlet. To use the dishwasher, users simply load it with water and a small amount of detergent. Get Curious about it?! So join Daily Design News and discover more about this coveted smart home gadget!

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Powered by Heatworks’ Ohmic Array technology, Tetra uses just a half gallon of water per cycle. Ohmic Array technology uses graphite electrodes instead of traditional heating elements to heat water. It’s the same water-heating technology used in the Heatworks Model 3 instant, the tankless water heater that’s now available for pre-order at $699.

The dishwasher’s water and energy saving technology comes from a sectional design dividing the dishwasher’s stainless steel base into three compartments. The first compartment is filled by hand with tap water and dishwashing detergent. The second compartment houses the sprayer and heating components, while the third holds gray water for draining once the cycle is complete.

The countertop dishwasher can be monitored through its companion app, where you can also adjust water pressure, start remotely and adjust cycles. The temperature can be controlled and monitored through an accompanying app, which also allows users to start washing cycles remotely. As its casing is completely transparent, users are able to see what point the dishwasher cycle is at.

“Although the average household is comprised of 2.58 people, the modern dishwasher holds place settings for 13 or more. This makes people believe that they either need to hand-wash their few dirty dishes — which wastes 10 times more water than using a dishwasher — or wait for a full load to run a cycle.”, said the CEO Jerry Callahan.

Tetra will be available to purchase in late 2018 and will cost under $300 (approximately £210). The gadget was showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, alongside other technology-focused homeware products including Yves Behar’s cube-shaped indoor security camera, and Nokia’s sleep tracker that can dim the lights and switch on the heating.

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Step Inside the Enchanting World of Artist-Designer Hubert Le Gall — A bold combination of sophistication and amusement, Le Gall’s art furniture creations are a pure enchantment.

Inspired by some of the greatest artists of all time such Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau and Max Ernst, the contemporary artist introduces humor and beauty into everyday lives everywhere. Self-taught as an artist and sculptor before delving into the design world, Hubert Le Gall uses classic materials to create pieces that inspire laughter and enchantment, while being meticulously crafted. A frequent star on the international design scene, he also exhibits and sells his work globally.

The even greater news about Le Gall’s collection? Now you can decorate your own home with unique pieces inspired by regular things in the daily basis life and see how beautiful they can look when worked the best way. Daily Design News has some mind-blowing pictures to share you with you. Check them out!

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It’s all about a kind of parallel universe where different fairy tales have come to life and proceed to dialogue with one another. The vision is whimsical, the shapes unusual, the proportions oversized, the materials lavish, and there’s always the recognizable hint of childhood. There are rabbit ear armchairs, chamomile commodes, sheep dressing tables, dog lights, bull cabinets, giraffe chimneys, raindrop mirrors and skull sculptures. It’s like “everything is possible” in Le Gall’s fantastical world.

Le Gall merges himself with creations stemming from his overflowing imagination, which sprawls somewhere between contemporary art and decorative object. Although, about himself, the artist admits:

“I don’t see myself as a designer because I have more an artistic approach than a design approach. But do I see myself as an artist? I don’t know because I make decorative art; I don’t paint. I always say that I am a creator of furniture. I am more an artist than a designer. That’s why I’m more interested in the world of art than the world of decoration.”

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Greece’s most exclusive private Villas and Secret Islands – The country’s most memorable of the least-frequented islands and the dream homes-away-from-home to rent while there. ⇒ Subscribe our Newsletter here and always be up-to-date with our posts! ⇐

Everyone knows about Mykonos and Santorini, and those islands have the crowds to show for it. Which is why there’s a compelling argument to be made for going rogue and visiting the lesser-known Greek islands and their Villas instead.

PAROS

Villa Jasmine on the island of Paros offers traditional Greek design with entirely modern amenities. It overlooks a nature preserve on the island’s south coast.  One of the larger islands in the Aegean, Paros offers a wide range of activities, including gourmet restaurants, wineries and quiet traditional villages with delicious seaside fish tavernas.

ANTIPAROS

The recently renovated Villa Melissa on the island of Antiparos can accommodate up to 21 people. It places a premium on outdoor space, with a 55-foot-long infinity pool and its own semi-private beach.  Antiparos charms with whitewashed houses and picturesque pedestrian streets.

SPETSES

The 9-bedroom castle-like Villa Rakelle on Spetses features a mix of modern furniture and historic artifacts. The estate takes up the top of an entire peninsula overlooking Zogeria beach. Also known as the Hamptons of Greece, Spetses attracts guests with well-preserved neoclassical architecture and pine tree-dotted beaches.

PORTO HELI

Porto Heli is also known as the Greek Riviera. The island’s six-bedroom Villa Roellia has a private forest area and multiple pools. Porto Heli has long been home to the Athenian aristocracy and shipping heirs who discreetly nest their  summer homes along what’s often called the Greek Riviera.

TINOS

The more intimate Villa Margot on Tinos can accommodate up to eight guests in four bedrooms. Its white, modern interiors represent characteristically Cycladic design. Tinos is full of cobblestoned villages, pristine beaches with crystal-clear water and top-notch local cuisine.

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10 Best Luxury Vacation Rentals You Can Find at Airbnb — Who says top quality and great value can’t go hand in hand? At some Airbnb rentals, you can rest easy knowing you’re enjoying competitive nightly rates. 

Now nearly 10 years later, Airbnb has expanded from a cheap air mattress in a crowded city apartment to renting out townhouses in Tuscany or geodesic domes in Californias. According to Luxury Listings NYC, Airbnb platform is currently negotiating a $200 million deal to acquire Luxury Retreats, an online platform which has more than 3,300 professionally-inspected villas you can rent, including some that belong to some pretty notable names. Today, Daily Design News has selected 10 of the most luxurious properties you may soon be able to rent on Airbnb, you can choose to rent for a vacation or just for a weekend off, the choice is yours, start reading and fall in love. JUST CHECK THEM OUT!

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#1. NECKER ISLAND IN THE CARIBBEAN

#2. AMANZOE VILLA IN PORTO HELI, GREECE

#3. VILLA LE SCALE IN CAPRI, ITALY

#4. MUSHA CAY IN THE BAHAMAS

#5. ANI VILLAS IN PHANG NGA, THAILAND

#6. NANDANA IN WEST END, BAHAMAS

#7. VILLA SCHEHEREZADE IN DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

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#8. BEECH KNOLL IN HOLLYWOOD

#9. PALAZZO MARGHERITA IN BERNALDA, ITALY

#10. VILLA LA MAGNIFIQUE IN THE CANNES AREA, FRANCE

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Meet Foræva, a Sculptural High-Tech Dress Made of Swarovski Crystals — To complete the dress, it took a team of 15 people almost six, painstakingly long months!

Fashion designer Lana Dumitru and architect Vlad Tenu have created a one-of-a-kind project with Swarovski, taking fashion and digital craft to unbelievable levels. Inspired by the traditional Romanian rug’s folk pattern, the duo got inspiration to digitally replicate it using over 25,000 Swarovski crystals. Moreover, Daily Design News present you the Foræva dress, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous piece with design required computer 3D simulations, algorithmic design methods, and digital prototyping to achieve the finished product.

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The undulating lines of the design were formed by custom algorithms that also defined the reinterpreted pattern of the rug. The Swarovski crystals then act almost as if they were enlarged 3D pixels. To complete the dress, it took a team of 15 people almost six, painstakingly long months!

About the film above:

«Captured in a spectacular short-film, Foræva is a story about humanity, mythology, and space. It starts in the next space age and brings the ancestral tradition back to the present time. It is a dress for Æva – the symbolic character coming from the future to inspire and guide us through the rediscovery of our quintessential values, opening a constellation of new possibilities for shaping our future heritage. She is the old Eve and the future one, carrying tradition like the most fashionable thing in the galaxy.»

Photos: Christian Tudose | Video: Studioset | Model: Andra Axentoi | Source: design-milk.com

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