daun curry house great room

If you are the type of person who chooses to live in a glass house ,

you are doubling down on a lifetime of good interior

 (not to mention tidy quarters).

After all, when the shades are up,

your entire living schema—down to the errant

throw pillows and piles of unread newspapers—is on display.

daun curry house exterior

Fortunately, when Howard L.

Michaels, the founder and chairman of the Carlton Group,

a real estate private-equity firm, and Jennifer Bayer Michaels, the founder of JB Consulting Strategies and a former senior adviser to Governor Andrew Cuomo,

decided to tear down a preexisting structure on a plot of land in Sag Harbor, New York,

and erect a contemporary glass house in its place, they already had the design part of their commitment covered.

The couple, who have two young daughters,

had previously worked with the New York–based designer Daun Curry on their prewar

Fifth Avenue residence more than a decade ago. For this newly built vacation home,

they sought a more modern look that could accommodate friends and family with ease.

The main house has seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a gym, a hammam, tennis courts, and two pools;

there is also a three-bedroom, three-bathroom guesthouse with its own pool.

“The home is a family gathering space that needed to be practical,

easy to live in, and beautiful at the same time,”

explains Jennifer, who is currently heading up fundraising for a

New York super PAC for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (her husband passed away in the fall of 2018).

“The interiors needed to have strong

sculptural elements, but they also needed to be highly functional.” สถาปนิก


PAINT FINISHES Sheen options vary by manufacturer

PAINT FINISHES Sheen options vary by manufacturer

choosing the right paint color

Sheen options vary by manufacturer , but share some common characteristics. As durability improves across all sheen levels with newer paints, many people are finding creative ways to mix and match them. “We’ve noticed that customers are becoming more experimental in their use of paint finish, to create real impact and texture within a scheme,” says Farrow & Ball Director Sarah Cole. “Try painting a stripe of full gloss on a matte wall in the same color to create a striking, textured look,” she suggests.

Matte paint:
-is the least reflective sheen available
-has a velvety texture
-helps hides imperfections in walls and ceilings
-offers great depth of color
-is generally considered the standard sheen for walls
-can sometimes be difficult to clean

Eggshell and satin paint (satin is slightly glossier than eggshell):
-have some reflectivity
-offer improved durability
-are frequently used in demanding environments, like kitchens and -bathrooms, where easy cleanup without a highly glossy finish is desired

Semi-gloss and gloss paint:
-great for kitchens, doors, window trim, accent walls, and bathrooms
-are the most reflective sheens
-are highly durable and stand up to multiple cleanings
-are traditionally used on baseboards, moldings, and doors
-can make a statement, but also highlight imperfections

Sue Kim, color trend and forecast specialist at Valspar, recommends trying an accent wall with a gloss sheen, while painting the rest of a room matte. But at the end of the day, “It’s all about how you want to set the atmosphere of your home,” she says. “A matte sheen gives you a calm and serene feeling, because of that textural element.” On the other end of the spectrum, gloss adds energy and excitement. Remember that darker and richer colors have a naturally higher sheen (due to increased colorant), so you may want to consider a lower sheen when using a darker
paint color.

Paint Tips

Finally, it is important to remember that the paint you choose is only as good as the quality of the tools you paint with. Although you may think rollers or brushes are a good place to save money, using high-quality tools will help you achieve the best look. You may also want to consider spray painting your walls, which can be a great alternative to traditional rolling. สถาปนิก


The Bedroom Tub: It’s Controversial, But That’s Why I Love It

The Bedroom Tub: It’s Controversial, But That’s Why I Love It

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f all the ultra-indulgent design trends,
my favorite might have to be bedroom bathtubs. Some may call it impractical,
but I call it convenient (who doesn’t want to go straight from tub to robe to bed again?
The ol’ sleep-n-soak razzle dazzle).
Some say it’s just plain weird, I say it’s ahead of the times.
Some might think a bed-adjacent tub looks like a fish out of water, but I think, hey,
at least the fish has somewhere to swim now.
Well, now that I’ve exhausted that sentence structure,
we can get back to what I came here for:
Writing a love letter to all the bathtubs brave enough to break into new territories.

I first encountered this design trend while

touring the NoMad Hotel, and, in this context,

I think it makes total sense.

Hotels are made for relaxing and romantic

getaways and they also tend to present some

spatial issues (i.e. there isn’t usually unlimited room,

so creative layouts are essential).

Within that same vein,

a statement floating bedroom tub would be

well-suited to a vacation home—or just a home

where a soaking tub isn’t an option in the actual bathroom,

but there is enough space to build one in the

bedroom in lieu of an extra sitting area or workspace.

But, as with any convincing argument,

I’d be remiss not to address the counterpoints.

The biggest everyday caveats are privacy and puddles,

both of which I’d argue are manageable

as far as design caveats go.

The key is to make sure you’re

bedroom is actually optimized for bathing.

And, of course, there’s more to it than just

aesthetics and everyday qualms.

So I asked Los Angeles-based designer Jenn Feldman

to tell me what actually goes into prepping a

bedroom for a soaking tub.  ออกแบบบ้าน


5 Bedroom Apartment/House Plans A three-bedroom home

5 Bedroom Apartment/House Plans A three-bedroom home

A three-bedroom home can be the perfect size for a wide variety of arrangements.

Three bedrooms can offer separate room for children, make a comfortable space for roommate,

or allow for offices and guest rooms for smaller families and couples.

The visualizations here show many different ways

that three bedrooms can be put to good use with stylish furnishings and unique layouts.

This colorful home would be an ideal choice for music lovers,

featuring two bedrooms and a spacious living area,

complete with music storage and stereo,

that opens out onto a cozy veranda.

A small kitchen and an office area complete the comfortable home.

This three bedroom house fully embraces a natural aesthetic.

Not only does it use neutral browns and grays throughout,

it features four separate outdoor patio areas.

In a spacious design that would be perfect for roommates,

this three bedroom house includes private baths for each room

and a separate guest bath in the front hall.

Outdoor lounging areas complete this modern, luxurious layout.

Another three bedroom layout from

Astin Studios turns the largest bedroom

into the lap of luxury with white marble floors,

a conversation nook and a walk-in closet.

Working with a small space than some of the other

designs in this round up, this three bedroom

apartment still has all the trappings of a comfortable, modern home.

A Jack and Jill bathroom makes a perfect option for siblings

with the master bedroom has it’s own bath and walk-in closet.

The kitchen includes a breakfast bar as well as a dining area. รับออกแบบบ้าน 


5 Stunning Apartments That Show Off The Beauty Of Nordic Interior Design

5 Stunning Apartments That Show Off The Beauty Of Nordic Interior Design

Scandinavian influence has flourished in every element of design ranging from visual art and typography to architecture,

of course, furniture and home decor. This post features 10 apartments that demonstrate the range

and versatility of Scandinavian interiors – some offer the classic white and wood familiar from the Ikea magazines

, while others tackle the broader definition of Nordic decor with bright colorful motifs.

One of the best things about Scandinavian

design is that almost anyone can integrate some of these classic looks within their own homes.

We’re sure you’ll find inspiration to suit your own signature style.

Our first interior starts with a concept for a renovation

later completed by architects Anna & Eugeni Bach,

visualized here by Render Taxi. It plays up the importance of light in Scandinavian design,

but adds at least one striking modernistic twist:

an amazing ceiling that weaves a narrative between the bright light and corresponding shadow.

The original tiles were recovered from

the original restoration and later reconfigured in a series of distinctive stripes to outstanding effect.

Decorated with wood and white surfaces,

the kitchen essentially personifies the most basic Scandinavian design ideals.

This home is a great example to show that

Nordic influence doesn’t require that everything come from Scandinavia.

The mirror is from French designer Jacques

Adnet, and the rightmost stools are by Fabio Bortolani.

This next space is a little more colorful,

and integrates plenty of natural themes.

Bright color is always appreciated during long those Scandinavian winters so it makes sense

to include as much life and vibrancy as possible.  รับออกแบบบ้าน