It is wall art décor and lighting that bring color and character to the interior even as the exposed brick wall adds visual and textural contrast. Large industrial windows another staple of the style make their presence felt as they bring in plenty of natural light and cleverly placed skylights further enhance this cheerful airy ambiance indoors.
From the indomitable and tasteful SoHo style to the distinct flair of its loft penthouses New York is a city that sets the style for the world to follow. It is an architectural and design style that many have adopted with twists and turns to ensure that it fits in with the unique identity of the neighborhood they live in and its distinct cultural heritage.
Crafted in aged wood and stone the exterior of the house exudes an aged look an aesthetic that the homeowners wanted to see in their new holiday home. But step inside and plush décor ingenious artwork and bright pops of color are interwoven with rustic elements to create a balance between two contrasting styles.
Nestled in Germany and overlooking Lake Starnberg and the distant hills the follows precisely this design philosophy. The upper level of the house holds the living area kitchen and dining room and is accessed by a giving those inside unabated views of the scenery around the home.
The was in urgent need of a smart and contemporary extension that not only added to its living space but also altered the ambiance of the interior and gave it a cheerful urban appeal. Designed by Preston Lane Architects the fascinating rear addition achieves precisely this as it visually flows into the backyard.
Large glass windows not only bring in plenty of light but also help in keeping the home warm during the chilly winter months. The orientation of the home is such that the house benefits from extra sunlight during the colder months while it is protected from the harsh desert heat during the summer. This passive cooling and heating technique also cuts out reliance on artificial temperature control systems.
Orientation of along with sun protection on windows top-notch insulation thanks to the wooden frame skylights that bring in sunshine only in colder winter months and an attractive vegetal roof help in cutting back the heating and cooling needs of the home drastically.