For those who do not like banal indoor flowers, Life around has found the perfect home plant - atmospheric tillandsia. An airy flower - as it is called in English - does not need to be planted in a pot of earth and watered. Olga Sharova art director Florist.ru Atmospheric tillandsia is an epiphytic plant, that is, it grows by attaching itself to other plants.
Category: Design hack
Nothing decorates a house like a solid library. But finding a place for books is not always obtained, especially if the apartment is small or with a non-standard layout. The first thing that anyone who is going to equip the library needs to do is to make a strict accounting of books and, possibly, get rid of some of them.
Even if the repair in your apartment is planned low-budget, spectacular wall decoration will help transform the interior and will not necessarily require large investments. In addition to traditional wallpaper, tiles and paints, walls can be decorated with many different materials: vintage boards, cork, chalk board, unusual plaster.
For several years now, individual pieces of furniture and entire interiors in the spirit of the series “Mad Men” and “Sex Masters” have been relevant. Unlike other historical styles, such as art deco or classicism, mid-20th century modernism can be easily recreated using improvised means, because it was originally created for the middle class and did not imply either an abundance of expensive materials or excessive decorativeness.
The expression "shabby chic" is familiar to many, but not everyone knows how to properly use the techniques and objects specific to this style. Interiors in this style teach to see beauty in imperfect things: worn surfaces, peeling paint, stretched lace and darkened metal from old age. Despite the fact that the Shabby Chic style room seems casually furnished, and the mini-still lifes of old cans and boxes, cracked frames and faded candlesticks are natural or even random, painstaking work is behind all this.
The most economical and easiest way to quickly transform the interior of an apartment or a separate room is to change the textiles. To make this possible, it is better to purchase upholstered furniture with removable covers, and when buying pillows, curtains and carpets, do not get stuck on objects "for centuries." Surely in a couple of years you will want to change the color scheme, add patterns or, conversely, make the interior calmer.
Mirrors have many benefits: they are indispensable in the hallway, dressing room and bathroom, and in other rooms they can improve the illumination of the room and visually increase the space. Finally, mirrors always complete any interior. In a traditional collection, we share useful and interesting ideas on how and where to use mirror surfaces.
Under the heading “Design hack” we share some simple tips on various occasions: how to organize lighting, design an apartment in the style of Shabby Chik and use indoor plants in the interior. If you decide to come to grips with your own interior at the May holidays, we’ll tell you how to do it without spending a lot of money.
Anna Aminova, head of department at Romanoff & Wood Design Studio, told Life around how the colors of the interior of an apartment affect its residents. Anna Aminova Head of Design Department Romanoff & Wood Gray Color A great choice for interior use, as it emphasizes other shades and combines with everything.
A small apartment is an occasion to rationally organize the space. It is clear that five people at thirty meters are unlikely to feel comfortable in any, even carefully planned, interior. And yet there are a number of universal principles that can significantly improve the quality of life in a small apartment.
It doesn’t matter where you work - at home or in the office, it’s important how the place is arranged for which you spend most of your life. Therefore, it is necessary to organize it competently and beautifully, so that both the mood and productivity are at their best. Room temperature Hang a thermometer near your workstation, or rather find a table clock with a thermometer.
Woolen socks and three blankets on the bed have more aesthetic alternatives. Life around figured out how to insulate a house with the help of decor and small investments. If it blows from the window, it's time to change the old frames for modern double-glazed windows. But if the budget does not allow, shutters and curtains will save the situation.
In the autumn-winter period, we spend more time at home than usual. To keep the mood from spoiling, just make a couple of changes to the interior of the apartment. Color A simple and effective solution on the eve of winter is to update the color scheme of the interior: textiles, accessories, furniture. Most active on the brain are yellow, orange and red.
Life around launches a new section in which professional interior designers and decorators will give recommendations on how to turn typical rental apartments into spaces suitable for living. In the first issue, Anna and Mikhail Koshelev, the owners of the Happystation.ru design project and the authors of the article “How to equip an apartment for two: 10 recommendations for young couples”, told what and how to do to give a rented apartment a cozy and residential look.
Stepan Bugaev art director of the architectural bureau "Victory of Design" If you like design and architecture, during your summer vacation you will have the opportunity not only to relax, but also to gain new impressions: for example, take a trip to see what designers and architects in Berlin, Porto, Chicago, Reykjavik and Pyongyang.
ANNA AND MIKHAIL KOSHELEVY In the heading "Design Hack" professional interior designers and decorators give recommendations on how to turn typical rented apartments into spaces suitable for living. In this issue, Anna and Mikhail Koshelev, the owners of the HAPPYSTATION.RU design project, go out of town and tell on a concrete example how to tidy up the old parent cottage.
ANNA AND MIKHAIL KOSHELEVA, owners of the happystation.ru design project, interior designers and decorators Anna and Mikhail Koshelev, owners of the HAPPYSTATION.RU design project, give recommendations on how to turn typical rented apartments into living spaces. This time we give the dilapidated housing on Malaya Bronnaya an aristocratic look and learn to fit antiques into the modern interior.
ANNA AND MIKHAIL KOSHELEVY owners of the happystation.ru design project Life around continues a new section in which professional interior designers and decorators Anna and Mikhail Koshelevy, owners of the HAPPYSTATION.RU design project, give recommendations on how to turn typical rented apartments into living spaces .
Minus one minute Saving just one minute during daily cooking will result in a saving of two minutes if you cook twice a day. This means that all the tips from the first section are also simple, it remains to implement them. Knives If you attach a magnetic strip to the kitchen apron for storage, you will not have to rummage in the drawer in search of the right one or dry the knife before putting it in a wooden scabbard.
Julia Danilova, architect of the North-project It does not make sense to start a global renovation in the nursery in order to prepare the room for new circumstances - it is better to pay attention to the details that will make the life of the student comfortable and joyful. Discuss conversions with the owner of the room. Connect your child to the process.
Katerina Afanasyeva leading florist Jolly Bunch July is the most floral month in central Russia. Florist at the Jolly Bunch workshop Katerina Afanasyeva tells how to make a well-assembled and thoughtful bouquet of flowers that grow in your country house. Modern floristry has turned to people: interest in exotic flowers is leaving, and florists are increasingly using field herbs, ears of wheat, chamomile, cornflowers in their work.