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Was the tendency started by Vincent Van Duysen? Recently we have been seeing elliptical stairs that are graceful in a number of our favourite insides jobs.

Above: Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen’s own house in Antwerp.

Above: Leah Herzig designed the interiors of the house in LA; see at Hollywood Story: A Spec House with Unusual Design.

Above: A house in Melbourne by B.E. Architecture, via Est Magazine, with a stairway by Slattery & Acquroff in Australia with American oak timber treads and risers.

Above: Steven Harris’s layout for 54 Bond Street features a graceful arch stair linking the top floor to the penthouse garden; insides by Kristina O’Neal of AvroKo (with Adam Gordon). See at 54 Bond Street in Nyc.

Above: Delfine Krakoff of Pamplemousse Layouts’ own stairs in NYC. Photo via Oliver Yaphe.

Previously: A curvy stairs in a job by Daipu Architects, via Dezeen.

Previously: A board-formed concrete stairs in the Graanmarkt 13 notion shop by Vincent Van Duysen.

Above: A curvilinear stairs by Adrian Amore in a Melbourne job.

Above: A graceful stairway in Paris; by Charles Zana&nbsp.

Above: The stairs that began it all? Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier.
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Rupert Samuel, LA creative director and designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and her husband, believed of ripping out the cupboards in their LA bungalow using their very own bare hands, nothing. We have been observing them in action via the website Smitten Studio of Samuel. The two are cando types, although not easy they are able to handle constructing the replacements. Nor were they prepared to shell out to get a cabinetmaker. They took the high/low road: They turned to LA and purchased Ikea cupboards -based firm SemiHandmade to put up a front that was good. As Sarah describes: “The master part is that at Ikea you can get the cupboards with no doors and drawer faces, so afterward by getting those at SemiHandmade, you get wonderfully crafted and high quality doors and drawers, but it is still more affordable when compared to a custom kitchen. It is like the best Ikea hack.”
Photography by Sarah Sherman Samuel.

Previously: Sarah sets a cupboard door in position. The cabinetry all came from Ikea; the doors and drawer fronts will be the work of SemiHandmade, which uses Ikea’s plans (or architectural plans as well as legible sketches) to create customized fronts. Sarah picked SemiHandmade’s DIY Shaker design, which consists of maple with MDF inset panels (and is called DIY as the wood is untreated and unstained). 

Preceding: The cupboard doors recently painted in amp & Farrow; nbsp & Sphere’s Pigeon;expect setup. “Initially we were going to paint the doors and drawer fronts ourselves,” Sarah writes in her chronicle of the job. “I studied spray guns and read on distinct DIY techniques, however in the end we hired a professional. From the time that I factored in the purchase price of the sprayer and considered all of the time it’d take me, it turns out hiring the professional ended up being more cost effective.”
She settled on the colour by transferring about the boards through days to find out how they appeared in different lights and painting foam core boards with several chances. She was inclined to go using a color that is dark, but during the testing procedure this nuanced grey-green appeared the winner. 


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Previously: the Ikea ledges are assembled by Rupert. Sarah reports they could check out the Ikea directions without going too crosseyed, which it took the both of them a complete day to set up the SemiHandmade doors and drawer fronts: “The drawer fronts snapped in fast like lightening, but hanging the doors and fixing the hinges took a little time.”

Above: SemiHandmade sends its layouts throughout the united states and is likely setting up showrooms near a number of the biggest Ikea shops (it is now in Burbank, California, two miles from Ikea). Wondering about prices? The organization reports that most customers spend $10,000 on its to $5,000 doors, panels faces, and to finish a room. Hardware and Ikea cupboard cartons normally cost $1,000 to $3,000, and, if you pay for construction and installation, runs usually that $1, 500 $2, jobs usually entire somewhere so 000– between $8,000 and $15, .

Above: Sarah’s high/low strategy expands to the fixtures and finishes: The apron sink is from Ikea–the Domsjo; $185.99–while the counter and backsplash is Calacatta Gold marble. The kitchen is revealed here almost ended– drawer and cupboard pulls are to come.

Above: “I Have always needed a kitchen with marble countertops,” says Sarah. “I understand they’re not the most long-lasting or practical, but come on, the heart wants what the heart desires.” She picked the slabs at an LA marble lawn and anticipated to choose Carrara, but found “Carrara is usually more grey with smaller veins, and Calacatta is whiter with more sensational veins. The slab I discovered was quite white as well as the veins have the prettiest range of colours, including touches of golden and green.”

Preceding: Farther departing from Ikea, Sarah picked a high end faucet in a brushed bronze finish: nbsp & Brizo’s Solna;layout, which includes a concealed pull-down spray wand in the tip of its own spout.

Above: Sarah test drives her own designs on the counter that is newest. The Walnut Serving Board Hexagon ($48) is from her online shop, Sunny Day, which focuses on picnic products (most of these made by Sarah and her dad). N.B.: The store is now on hiatus while Sarah works on her new web site.

Previously: Hereis a glimpse of the kitchen using the brand new handles in place–Sarah got him to install them, and says she waited for months, until her dad was seeing. They are brass Lewis Dolin Bar Pulls from

Above: The kitchen opens to the family room and dining area. Upper cabinets flank the kitchen window but disappear into the background thanks to the fact they are painted white–Wimborne White from Farrow & Sphere–to mix together with the walls. The pub front was provided by SemiHandmade; the stools are from Organic Modernism. Go to Smitten Studio including Before pictures of the kitchen, for additional information . 
More methods to customize Ikea? Take a look at Superfront, manufacturers of cupboard upgrades; Bemz, which specializes in& transformative slipcovers nbsp; and Pretty Pegs, a line of custom furniture legs– all.
N.B.: This post is an upgrade; the first story ran within our Great Danes problem, on February 17, 2014.

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Tonight at 11:59 p.m. Pacific we’ll shut the voting for the 2015 Remodelista + Gardenista Considered Design Awards, and the winners will be declared on Sunday. Do not miss your opportunity to vote for your favourite rooms.

Find out regarding head to every site, and the finalists in every single category under & nbsp;

Remodelista Awards Classifications

Finest Kitchen Space (Professional)
Greatest Living/Dining Space (Professional)
Finest Bath Space (Professional)
Finest Kitchen Space (Recreational)
Greatest Living/Dining Space (Hobbyist)
Finest Bath Space (Hobbyist) 

Gardenista Awards Classifications

Finest Recreational Garden
Finest Recreational nbsp & Little Garden;
Greatest Outside Living Space (Open to Everyone)
Greatest Edible Garden (Open to Everyone)
Greatest Hardscape Job (Open to Everyone)
Finest Professional Landscape

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While attending grade school in Sweden, I took a required hemslojd (arts and crafts) course where we worked on wood and stitching jobs, including building a straightforward beach chair. Considering that I made and that my mom keeps everything my brother, I am convinced it might be found beneath some debris in my parents loft.
Should you not need to take the course that is easy, consider these two alternatives at different ends of the cost spectrum.

Above: The Dania Folding Beach Chair by Skagerak is $275 from Fjoern Scandinavian.

Above: The Caravan Wood Chair is $74.90 from Beach Mall.
N.B.: This post is an update; the first story ran within our A La Plage problem, on July 19, 2012.

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Here is a look at several things this week, we adored.

Above: Inside studio and the house of amp Wo &; We illumination designer Olivier Abry, via The Spaces. 
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Rhode Island, a historical shopping mall in Providence, was converted into flats. 

Preceding: Los Angelenos: Find out the best way to dye with indigo in a upcoming workshop hosted by fabric designer Graham Keegan.
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Preceding: New from March in SF: Wicker poufs produced in Mexico, Oaxaca. 
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Preceding: For the summer table: DIY faux summer napkin rings. 

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Preceding: We Are investigating the 13,000-plus personal identification numbers on photographer/food blogger Beth Kirby’s Dwell board. 

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Congratulations to the 60 finalists in the third yearly Remodelista + Gardenista!
You sent us more than 800 jobs, including brilliant kitchen overhauls to a schoolhouse that was remodeled and budget toilet DIYs. It is been by far the most effective work we have ever received. We have pored over 4,500-plus photographs and, in partnership with our guest judges, have decided finalists–our five favourite endeavors–in each group. Without further ado, visit Gardenista Finalists and the Remodelista Finalists to see who is made it.
You determine who wins: Vote once per day in every one of the six Remodelista and six Gardenista classes now through August 15. Establish a daily reminder to vote one time a day in all 12 groups. 
Since winners will likely be selected by public vote, your help is depended on by the success of every finalist. Share your chosen jobs utilizing the societal sharing tools share the hyperlink to the voting page to motivate friends to create their particular voices, and embedded during voting heard.

Note: We’ll regulate fair play to the very best of our ability but please be reliable in your voting. One vote per class daily per person.
Congratulations to our finalists. Go make your vote count!

Above: From designer Molly Madfis, a simple DIY: A Colour-Blocked Wall Clock for $25.
Find out regarding the 2015 Remodelista + Gardenista judges: 

Estee Stanley, Remodelista Judge and LA Designer
John Derian, Designer, Remodelista Judge, and King of Decoupage
Will Taylor, Remodelista Judge and Smart Bazaar Creator
David Stark, Event Designer and 2015 Design Awards Judge
Carolyn Mullet, Garden Designer and 2015 Awards Judge

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We found the work of Heidi Leugers of Reclaimed Wool via Portland, Oregon’s Alder & Co., one of our favourite stores everywhere. Her kitchen accessories created from diverse end-bolt and discontinued materials from a “well-known Pacific Northwest factory” manage to seem new and classic in once. Ideal for cottage life.

Previously: Made in Portland of wool that is reclaimed, the Cool Tone Potholder is $18. “Wool? In the kitchen? Yes. Wool is naturally noncombustible and naturally insulating,” Leugers says. “Scandinavians have trusted wool’s operation in the kitchen for decades.”

Preceding: The pot holders have leather tabs.

Preceding: Each pot holder is one of a kind.

Preceding: A group of four Natural Wool Coasters is $29 from amp & Alder; Co.

Preceding: The coasters are backed with leather.
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We are pleased to introduce the second of our guest judges in this season ‘s Remodelista Considered Design Prizes: Bright Bazaar is blogged by Will Taylor, the originator of lifestyle.

A UK native who lives in London, Will is a self described “gentleman hooked on color”–he founded Bright Bazaar in 2009 using the slogan “Beige is dull.” His website characteristics home styling tricks and insides profiles, and he unveiled a redesigned Bright Bazaar two more travel and style last week. (In the picture above, Will reveals readers the best way to wear vibrant primary colors.) 
A year ago, Will released Bright Bazaar,  his first novel: Adopting Colour for Make-You-Grin Fashion. The Amazon best seller is now out in five languages, and Will is presently at work on his second publication. 
To maintain Will, visit Bright Bazaar and join his dedicated followings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and much more than 2.5 million followers on Pinterest. 
9 Things to Learn About Will 
Cities I Have Lived in: Cheltenham, Cardiff, and London, UK. 
Largest Design Sway: Jonathan Adler.

Favourite Store: Schoolhouse Electrical. Revealed above, the fresh fiberglass nbsp & Cafeteria Tray;made from an original classic form; $24.
Favourite Artist: David Hockney. 
Favourite Work of Architecture: Madrid Airport.
Last Thing I Purchased for My House: Only yesterday, I bought a dish that was handcrafted with a Japanese ceramicist on the pavement in Paris!
Latest DIY Project: Some of drapes that are ombre for my office.

On My Wish List for My House: A Eero Saarinen Tulip Table.
Last Artwork Display I Saw: Mary Heilmann: Sundown in the Whitney Museum.
Styling by Will Taylor

Preceding: On Will shares, Bright Bazaar pictures of a UK furniture factory making his cloud blue Jonesy Loaf couch. 

Above: a classic turquoise factory pendant light hung in a recently available redecoration of his dining room.

Preceding: He matched a striped carpet from Dashboard & a Scandinavian console table and Albert in his hall.

Previously: In a recently available bedroom upgrade, a 1940s campaign table was included by Will.
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elegant-bathroom-1320841-mThe restroom is quickly one of the most checked out spaces in your house; and it is likewise a space that is most frequently refurbished. After time, washrooms can start to look dull and bleak or even out of date as embellishing standards modification. Restroom remodeling likewise offer a variety of great benefits, not the least of that include significantly enhancing the value of your property while developing a stress-relieving and comfy environment for you and your household. The following restroom restoration ideas will help you to develop the bathroom of your dreams on any budget plan!

Focus on the Fixtures

Your tub, commode, shower, and sink are the main fixtures in your bathroom and they go a long means to producing your optimal appearance. Pedestal sinks are sophisticated and develop a more timeless design, while cabinet vanity sinks are useful for storage however sometimes less elegant. The connection of your fixtures is also vital, and most house and bathroom supply sources offer groups of fixtures that match. If you are refurbishing on a spending plan, you ought to try to find floor models or slightly harmed units that are usually available at a substantial discount rate.

The Bathtub

Although the bathtub is simply among the components to think about, it is probably the most essential. You’ll have to choose a bathtub that not only meets you r requirements, however also fits the space you have available. Constantly sit in a bathtub before you buy it, due to the fact that you’ll desire to see to it to obtain something that is comfy. There are a wide range of tub styles offered from just a simple porcelain tub to models with jets and space for two bathers.


Washroom flooring need to be appealing and durable. Marble, stone, and ceramic are excellent options for a washroom as they are strong and readily available in many designs and designs. In addition, washroom flooring should be water resistant since if not your flooring will likely get damaged. Hard wood flooring and carpetings are not unprecedented for washroom flooring, but they are not constantly the most suitable option. For renovators on a budget plan, linoleum flooring can be appealing and budget friendly.


Mirrors are a main design aspect of any restroom. While supplying the perception of space, mirrors are likewise a fantastic way to bring your personal design into your bathroom. Elegantly framed mirrors are useful also, and they don’t need to be costly. Many residents can discover a beautiful mirror that boosts the appearance of their restroom for under $100.


Your restroom is the space that absolutely must have excellent lighting. Dimmers are an outstanding choice that permit for ample lighting over the sink for when you’re getting prepared for work or play, and they enable you to regulate the quantity of light more quickly.

Let your Design Luster

Restroom renovation is a significant market today, which implies that there are a large range of components, flooring, mirrors, and lighting that can assist you create your ideal restroom. Despite the fact that you can get lots of ideas about exactly how you need to update your restroom, you should always remember to let your individual choices lead your choices.

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