Over the last decades, we have been witnessing major transformations in the corporate mentality regarding workspace design. According to this infographic from Alliance Interiors, more changes are yet to come, as the office of the future will be less business-focused and more employee-oriented. As a result of switching from closed offices to open offices- one of the most visible upgrade in workspace layout- we find out that the speed and accuracy of work has increased with 440%. This is mostly why open offices will continue to shape working environments in the years to come.
Subiaco Oval Courtyard is the official name of a highly original residential project developed and implemented by Luigi Rosselli Architects in Subiaco, Australia. Seen from the street level, this family home is visually in tune with the character of the early 1900s federation era Subiaco architecture style, displaying pitched roofs, a locally-inspired criss-cross brick-wood pattern and a traditional veranda. However, entering the main building reveals a secret: the house is in fact a cluster of pavilions centered around an oval courtyard.
According to the architects, the elliptical courtyard, which runs diagonally through heart of the house from the front door to the back gate, is the focal point of the home in terms of both design and use: “The courtyard divides the bedrooms from the living space with the entrance hall in the center. From the entry one can view the whole courtyard with the living and bedroom wings flanking it, it is a very intimate and private space, minimally landscaped with a lawn, enhanced by a couple of mature growth trees existing on the block. ” The shape of the courtyard is also borrowed by the surrounding buildings and you can see it in the curves of the connecting corridors and partition glass paneling. [Photography: Edward Birch]
What does nature tell us about decorating our home? Image Source: NMA Architects
Take a moment from your busy schedule to lift up your eyes from that handheld device and reunite with the natural beauty of the world around you.
Without a doubt, this elegant sofa will be the focal point of your space. Its plush leather upholstery and lovely cushioning take center stage. Its generously proportioned seat ensures maximum comfort while its black wood legs complete its beautiful look. Surprisingly comfortable, Amber is made in soft leather and embraces your body without being bulky. It makes a great addition to your family room or den. Its modern design is sure to enhance any contemporary room.
A contemporary bedroom must strike a balance between new design inspiration and the conventional warmth of a real home. The Bella Bedroom Collection will help you to achieve this balance. Each of its pieces boasts clean lines which bring sophistication into your everyday style. They update bedrooms while maintaining a tranquil traditionalism that provides a homely feel.
If you’re lucky enough to have a kitchen big enough to hold a breakfast nook, embrace it! Use it to sit and chat with friends in the evening and enjoy your bowl of cereal and warm cup of coffee in the morning. Better yet, style it so it pays homage to your modern spirit and love of retro design. We’re compiled 5 of the most charming and adorably decorated breakfast nook that hold contemporary flair and old-age spirit. Take a peek!