How To Create Your Very Own Greenhouse

Why make another living room in a conservatory? Do something exciting and unique and turn your room into a greenhouse you can relax in.


Like a house extension, conservatories are built to last and they’re great sources of light and heat, perfect for plant life and spending time with the family. If you love gardening but hate the cold weather a greenhouse conservatory is the way forward.

Who else is doing it?

Anne Wareham is a founder of the thinking garden website and she made her conservatory into a truly beautiful garden. She now changes it every few months to keep the plants fresh and the conservatory tidy.


Why should you do it?

  • It’s unique. Everyone has house plants but who has a room dedicated to flowers and foliage? You’ll be the envy of all your house guests and visitors.
  • Having your own gardening project will give you a hobby, something that’ll interest you and inspire you on a daily basis.
  • If you have a little garden, but want to start getting green fingered, you should definitely try it. Your conservatory could use its space to cultivate some fauna!
  • If you have a simply decorated home a conservatory garden will brighten up your house with colour. You could fill your house with masses of greens, yellows, reds, purples. Your conservatory will be your house’s main attraction.
  • A conservatory garden will give you the feeling of being outside when it is too cold to do so, and depending on the plants you use, you could even give the room a summery feel. You’ll forever be on holiday!

How can I make my conservatory garden?


Go to your local plant nursery and purchase some flowers and plants to suit your tastes. Ask for advice on the maintenance of the plants and check if they meet your requirements.

Be interesting with your design, find some garden ornaments you would not expect to find indoors, you could get a pretty wheelbarrow and use it as a large pot for your plants.

Anne Wareham’s advice for designing is “Think repeat, think pattern.” Get the flower/plant you like and repeat it so it is not solitary and then fit it into a pattern for a stylish looking conservatory garden.

Themes

Here’s a few ideas to get you started on your own conservatory garden:

  • Single colours will maximise the drama of any conservatory garden. I don’t mean for you to rely on greens. seek out purples, yellows, blues, make it suit your house.
  • A Rainforest themed conservatory could change your conservatory into another world. Families will love this,  you could hide toy monkeys and tigers in the plants and undergrowths.
  • Succulent plants, or fat plants, such as aloe, are bold, statement making plants, they don’t require much maintenance, and they take centre stage, with their large and strange shapes. A few of these spaced evenly will make a beautiful minimalist garden
  • A rose garden indoors would be incredible, though much harder to maintain. Just imagine the flowers, colours and scents.

I hope this has inspired you. Good luck in creating your own conservatory greenhouse!

 

This article was provided by Sally Thomas. When she’s not discovering new home design techniques, implementing them in her own projects & writing about them to share her finds with others (yes, there is still time after all that, believe it or not…) – she enjoys the theatre, a good bottle of wine, ladies golf & fun with friends (did we mention the wine???).

From Russia With Love: Korneev Design Workshop

This stylish one bedroom apartment in Moscow was designed by renowned Russian Interior Designers Korneev Design Group. Keeping in mind that the client had a smaller budget and a small space, Korneev Design sought to create a fun colorful environment, as well as keeping some of the organic elements already in place. Join us as we take a small tour.

If you have one large space, divide the space into smaller areas using console tables and varying  lighting.

This faux fireplace is a great option for apartments that don’t have one, just add candles!

Fun and quirky lighting is a fantastic way of showcasing the client’s personality.

Ingenious extra storage closets are made to look like stunning double doors.

The beautiful blue walls look great paired with soft whites and stained wood side tables.

A lovely pop of red is never a bad idea!

Reclaimed wood and a Victorian style mirror make this small bathroom one of a kind.

Want to see more? Click here to see Korneev Workshop Studios portfolio.

Transitional Elegance by Rinfret LTD

Cindy Rinfret established Rinfret LTD when she moved to Greenwich Connecticut, where she also has a retail shop. Cindy is widely known for her classic Greenwich style and extreme attention to detail. Her designs have been featured in such magazines as Traditional Home, and the New York times. Cindy’s describes her style as: “Your home should be like your favorite outfit – comfortable, yet luxurious, like the perfect cashmere sweater with your most comfortable and understated, yet elegant, jeans.” The following home shows off that effortless, classic, and comfortable style that Cindy and Rinfret LTD is known for. Enjoy!

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A warm blend of browns and blues creates a traditionally elegant living room.

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The perfect dining area is decorated with  fresh flowers, an extraordinary pendant light. and floor to ceiling windows.

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Crisp white cabinets and windows look great juxtaposed with a stunning tile back splash and wooden infused kitchen island.

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The muted color palette of this sitting area creates a soothing and relaxing experience, while the silhouettes and prints are an ode to a more traditional time.

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This ample master bathroom contains many feminine details including intricate mirrored drawers, and an elegant vanity.

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Stools are extremely versatile and can be used as extra seating, or side tables to rest your morning coffee in.

Like what you see? Check out more of Rinfret LTD on Design Shuffle!

Vibrant Los Feliz Hillside Home by C.K. Nyman Interiors

Los Feliz, California is a booming Los Angeles area extremely attractive to young couples. C.K. Nyman Interiors, or CKNID for short,  has been designing for this area for quite some time now and has perfected the art of creating youthful and vibrant homes time and time again. Based in Los Angeles, CKNID helps in every step of the way, even at times designing and manufacturing case goods and sough after upholstery.

This home is owned by a young modern family that wanted their home to speak to them and their needs. CKNID did a great job at creating an inviting environment that still showcases their clients fun personalities. Come take a look!

Fun vibrant artwork is artfully paired with rick dark woods and stunning tall table lamps to add some height.

An eclectic array of prints and materials including chevron, a mirrored table, and velvet furniture, works seamlessly together.

Lucite Chairs or “ghost chairs” create a weightless dining experience, and look great paired with white!

The transition to the dining room is effortless, keeping  the same decor story throughout with velvet, rich woods, and eclectic artwork.

Custom designed upholstery, window treatments & case goods throughout were designed and manufactured by CKNID.

A bar cart is essential for a young contemporary couple. Decorate with a fun table lamp and a fun hat and voila.

Marble countertops, fun art, and the essential kitchen island are a few details that make this kitchen pretty exceptional.

Wider view of the kitchen reveals a very useful breakfast bar and a strategically placed TV to keep you entertained.

Like what you see, check out CKNID’s portfolio here.

Mid Century Modern Brentwood Home by Jamie Bush & Co.

Los Angeles based Jamie Bush & Co. is very well known for his intuitive understanding of both architecture and interior design.  Jamie Bush & Co. has been able to create and execute an overall vision for a home that goes beyond it’s interiors.  Coming from a family of artists in New York City, Jamie was already inclined to pursue a career in the arts and began to study architecture and design in both New Orleans and Italy. His designs have been featured everywhere form Architectural Digest, Interior Design, to  Casa Vogue and Dwell. Join us as we take a small tour of this exquisite Mid Century Modern home.

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“The focus was on having variations of the theme of a bright pop of color in each room grounded by a more natural palette of materials.” – Jamie Bush

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The vibrant colors in place are even more evident juxtaposed by the rich wood details and abundance of natural light.

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Innovative shapes abound in this home making floor lamps and even chairs a visual interest.

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With a clear view of the pool, this kitchen is the perfect spot for a quick breakfast and coffee.

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“They have three young children and wanted something playful but also adult enough to grow into as they mature.”  – Jamie Bush

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“The owners of this home had a taste for mid century pieces some with pops of colors and some more on the natural side.”  – Jamie Bush

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From owls to yellow poufs the accessories in this bathroom make a fun statement.

Jamie Bush & Co. Mid century Modern ArchitectureA wonderful patio area is adorned by a great outdoor rug and beautiful outdoor furniture.

Like what you see? Check out Jamie Bush & Co’s portfolio here.

Color Theory: Pick a Mood for Your Room

This awesome infographic was shared with us recently and we couldn’t wait to share the love.  As much as we adore adding color, it is sometimes a difficult task making  it work in our homes. What shade of blue do I pick? What are the best color combinations?  These questions can be answered in a million ways but by selecting a mood, and planning ahead, you can overcome your color fear and go for that statement color wall! Below are great tips for picking  a mood that can help you achieve the home of your dreams.

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What is your mood? Tell us in the comments below!

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A Contemporary Abode in Beverly Hills by Ammie Kim Interior Design

Ammie Kim Interior Design is full service design firm located in Beverly Hills. Owner Ammie Kim has designed many exquisite estates, one of them even appearing on “Beverly Hills 90210” and  in recent years “Mr. Coffee,” a coffee shop located in Downtown Los Angeles, was featured on “Sex and the City.” Her success on camera doesn’t stop just there, she has also been featured on HGTV and Entertainment Tonight, to name a few.

Today we have the pleasure of getting the inside scoop on one of her newest interiors, a  two stories contemporary style home with exposed beamed roof, detailed corner windows, and a seemingly unfinished concrete wall. Join us as she walks us through this stunning abode.

“The living room furnished with cozy sofas, an architecture glass table and a floor lamp is a pleasant place to entertain guests. A Fendi carpet separates living room area and fireplace seating.”

“The breakfast room is featured to show the most of fun side of the house. It includes a chrome table with glass top and a velvet upholstery set of chairs that completes the breakfast room.”

“This room includes the family area, dining room and kitchen. A TV is hidden attached behind a wooden door, which is a modern and unique way of displaying a plasma screen.”

“The exquisite dining room portrays a contemporary style with luxurious furniture such as a leather table, and chrome chairs. Additionally a gray carpet completes the look in this black and white theme.”

“In this bedroom there is a footrest around the edge of the bed that portrays modern, but contemporary style. The presence of these two leather chairs with footstool, and the oversize wooden floor lamp, show the masculinity of this room.”

“Simple, and transparent are the theme for this dinning room for enjoying natural light and nature.”

“The backyard is complete with a 30 feet swimming pool and a basketball court that is adjacent to the pool.”

Want to see more? Check out Ammie Kim’s profile here, and don’t forget to visit her online shop filled with stunning home decor pieces.

An Unparalleled Beach Home by Mark Gacesa

Ultraspace is defined as an ultimate spacial environment and Mark Gacesa knows how to create it. Ultraspace Interiors currently serves Australia and Los Angeles but isn’t your average Interior Design firm. In order to create the outrageously extravagant homes they are known for they take part in every little detail of the home including: furniture, custom designed cabinetry. lighting, fabrics and more. Creative and unique, Ultraspace headed by Mark Gacesa, has made quite the impression in Australia after winning various national and state design awards.

This particular home is quite the beach house, full of so many innovative and glamorous details we just had to share it with you!

A man made beach circling the entrance of the home, and lush greenery, creates an unparalleled tropical ambiance.

A grand space with high ceilings creates the ideal backdrop for large and unique pieces of art.

Warm wood floors and window frames look fantastic paired with white walls and furniture.

A bedroom with a breathtaking view of the ocean, and lets not forget the sliding doors to the lovely terrace.

Clean, simple and modern, this fully functioning kitchen can easily be used for outdoor parties by simply sliding the doors.

A long bench serves as a great seating area for each and every one of your guests. The large windows allow you to entertain both inside and outside simultaneously.

Hope you enjoyed the view and if you just can’t get enough visit Ultraspace’s profile here.

An Mid Century Home Marvel by Cure Design Group

Cure Design group, founded by Sarah Turner, is located in St. Louis Missouri. Thanks to its outstanding group of Interior Designers, they have had the honor to be showcased in the St. Louis Home Magazine, and various issues of the At Home magazine. Their philosophy is  listening to their clients and not infusing their own design style, but delivering based on their clients wants and needs.

This particular home was recently photographed for the At Home magazine and we even got to see a quick behind the scenes with the Interior Designer, Jacob Laws. He mentions that they wanted to preserve the architectural integrity of the house, while creating a modern feel, and the result was this Mid Century Home marvel. Join us as we tour this beautiful space.

Large windows create a natural source of light and allow you to enjoy nature, even if your inside!

“For the most part all of the lighting has a softer sensibility as opposed to the very clean straight lines of the house, especially the ceiling fixtures since most of the ceilings are vaulted or at an angle.” – Jacob Laws –

“Every space in the house does have some for of circular element or round element just so there was a little bit more movement and things weren’t so rigid and sterile and linear” – Jacob Laws –

Carefully curated accessories, and furniture, that create a modern twist.

A stunning foyer isn’t complete without a statement mirror and a unique entryway table.

A dark color palette works great in a room with white walls and exposed brick.

Not your average bathroom, this one boasts a unique, elegant, and dark wallpaper, and how can we not mention the gold gilded mirror.

” I’d say 70% of the house are all vintage finds that we refurbished or completely reassembled.”  – Jacob Laws –

Like what you see? Check out Cure Design’s group Profile here.

The Classically Beautiful Home by Charles Spada Interiors

Established over 30 years ago, Charles Spada Interiors has become a household name of Traditional Design. Charles Spada Interiors has received various mentions and awards in magazines such as: House Beautiful “Ten Most Beautiful Showhouse Rooms” award, House Beautiful as one of their “101 Favorite Designers”, and  Traditional Home “Outstanding Designer” award.

Charles Spada has a very unique look, and his designs are the perfect interpretation of his unwavering style. Known for using a well-edited color palette, various textures alongside stone and wood, and a traditional flair, this Massachusetts home is the prime example of a classically beautiful home.

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Beautiful comfy linens are perfectly placed in this simple, sophisticated, and symmetrical master bedroom.

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Carefully selected accessories and art work add personality to the space.

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An exquisite mixture of beige and white, as well as varying textures, add dimension to the living room.

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Natural light helps show off the stunning gold leaf table lamps, the fresh cut flowers, and the intricate details of the dining chairs.

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A little nook of the house is transformed into a mini library and writing desk.

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Our eyes are immediately drawn to the stunningly classic and subtle print headboard.

Want to read more about Charles Spada Interiors – Check his profile here.