Robotan is a charming porcelain roll holder that comes in several bright colors. The cute little robot ears hold the toilet paper. Very cool and stylish – this spherical tissue dispenser was Japan's 2008 Good Design Award winner and now it can bring good design to anyone's home. The innovative shape proves that toilet paper holders can be as attractive and hygienic as any other product.
With this in mind, we return to our reality. Now that summer is over and we hurry towards wintertime, outdoor canopy beds are put aside for an encounter with cozy canopy beds in the bedroom. Feathered beds used to be frameless bags filled with feathers that had to be fluffed every morning. Now we indulge in soft but sturdy mattresses with luxurious bedsheets under breezy canopies.
In the spirit of highly individual design, the 'Be Yourself' contest, brainchild of industry leaders, challenged visualizers to create the ultimate bathroom. This concept by Deluxe Home Creation Studio was the viewer's favorite and it's not difficult to see why. However, starting with images of grandeur is not such a bad idea. Even for a personal/residential project it is possible to gain inspiration from images such as these and scale them down to fit comfortably within standard spaces, keeping elements such as a simple water feature or simulated rain shower as part of the fundamental ideal.
There's nothing quite as liberating as taking a shower in the great outdoors, but if your location or typical weather forecast doesn't allow this luxury, then how about one of these dual aspect windows that look both out and up, forming a cutaway of your room for an outdoor effect. This master suite really has it all: a serene sleep area, a walk-in closet, and a truly enormous shower taking center stage. Another great application of LEDs make this shower room stand out, but lets hope the inhabitants of the next skyscraper over don't own binoculars.
A vanity or a sink stand is one of the main features of every bathroom, it shoes your style and colors, highlights your décor. You can rock vintage vanities with refined design in ivory, pink or lavender color and gold detailing. For a modern bathroom a mirrored sink stand is a great idea, find a matching mirror for a chic look. If you have a refined and luxurious bathroom, you can rock a lit up marble vanity with adorable faucets. Glam bathrooms look awesome with gilded sink stands and faucets, and a whitewashed vanity would look great in a shabby chic bathroom. Don't forget of the storage space – open shelving or drawers, we need them to store all the bathroom supplies and makeup.
Not everyone has the luxury of an enormous shower room like the one pictured here, but that doesn't mean that we can't take inspiration from its striking décor. Large slate gray tiles look great even in a small room, as large tiles generally increase the look of space in confined quarters. In this example, striking color is washed over the top of the sombre ceramics in the form of bright blue LED lighting. LED lights are great for use in bathrooms, and programmable sets will even allow you to change their color to suit your mood or the time of day.
A simple breakfast bar is a must for a kitchen that wants to double as a gathering place. Natural wood all around gives this kitchen a bit of a rustic bent. The hexagonal shelving are a little bit playful but still functional. When a dining table is attached to a kitchen countertop, two rooms can take up the space of one.
Sleep is a beautiful thing. In the warmth and comfort of your own bed, sleep can help you stay healthy, improve mental dexterity and recharge for whatever tomorrow holds. While finding your perfect mattress is essential to a good night's rest, it's all for naught without a great pillow to rest your head.
Good modern design is to be found in a clear concept, a corresponding and consistent theme, precise execution and a commitment to an interior philosophy, and while this will inevitably produce an impressive and credible space it may not satisfy the inhabitant in every way. Few professional interior designers endorse different styles in every room of the house, but the opportunity to experiment with individuality comes with spaces private in nature.
The beautiful dandelion example below, to me, speaks something about me and my life. It is more than a nice looking picture; and this is what to aim for within this trend, which will be a popular one for 2014.