Cocoreedy Designs

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dialogue with nature

It took Architect Arturo Montanelli two years to realize the project of this house for him and his family. The Stone House, as Montanelli calls it, is situated on the bank of lake Como. The architect tried whenever possible, to connect the building with the nature surrounding it. The idea was to create harmony between the landscape and the building. Only natural materials were used : stone, marble, wood. According to the architecture’s idea only simple forms and materials can be compared with nature. The local materials were used in all the rooms of the house. The floors in the dining-room and the hall are made with stones from Varenna, the town where the house is located. The colour scheme of the interior plays with the contrasts of the natural shades of wood, iron and stone. Furniture, lights and carpets add some colour accents.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

The past and the future

This amazing apartment situated in a XVI century building is the home of an interior decorator and owner of an art gallery in Rome, Valentina Buscicchio. Her signature is the harmonious mix of antiques and design objects from her gallery "Contemporanea".

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Classy Living Rooms

Today we would like to feature classy living room concepts from two designers. One is from Polish based design group Meedo and the other from Russian based designer Andrey Zyomko. Though they seem to utilize two completely different form of visualizations you will notice that they have a few things in common. Both of them lay generous emphasis on pictures, wall art and fancy lighting. Also some good ideas for short space living rooms ar thrown in between. Take a look.

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Beautiful Living Rooms Photographed

William MacCollum is a professional cinematographer who also specializes in architectural photography. His site has tons of photographs of interiors, exteriors and abstracts. Most of them feature super luxury homes located in areas that offer stunning cityscape sceneries. The architects have done well to make the best use of their vantage locations. Be sure to check the photographer’s site for more.


Colorfully Inspirational Living Rooms

Okay not much to say here. Just some good old visualization skills from a few top notch designers. In a round up of inspiring living rooms that caught our fancy, here is the top 10 that made the cut.

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10 Living Rooms That Sport Style

Few boundaries exist in decorating contemporary living rooms. Beige is still acceptable, though today designers are blending hues within the color scheme to formulate texture, to help various elements pop out, and to prevent the homeowner from boredom. Deep textures have other effects on a living room. They may lend warmth and invite guests or homeowners to use the furniture or accouterments more. They might stabilize the scene, weighing it down from other design elements such as abundant windows or great room plans. Whatever your choice of texture, composition, lighting, and space planning, color is an integral key. German furniture-design company Huelsta offers copious colors from and finishes for buffets, side tables, cocktail tables, etc. For instance, its TAMETA line textures include wood, lacquered, and glass—all within a sideboard; the company’s LILIUM line, features single pieces and system components in solid wood for your living room. They have put up some gorgeous images…

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