Modern office design covers a range of styles that trend and then merge back into the mixing pot of interior ideas. The open office was popular with the typing pools of the ‘50s and ‘60s; along with computers came the office cubicle, individual office rooms allowed time to concentrate but then collaboration and creativity meant that open plan offices re-emerged. Now all of these ideas are mixed and matched to provide a company with the optimal working environment. Added into the creative world of interior design is the competition to make offices memorable, motivational and multi-functional. But the wilder imagination for design has to comply with the practicality of New Zealand’s building code and fire safety standards.
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At the simplest and most functional level, staircases are designed to transport people from one level of the home to another. However, staircases offer more than just function; they can make impactful interior statements as architectural features.
Far from being a functional addition to your home, a well-designed staircase can create a dramatic focal point. If you’re still in the planning stage of decorating your staircase, do it in style with these steps from the experts at Ackworth House. Continue reading “Take Your Home to the Next Level with These Staircase Ideas”
For many homeowners, remodelling their home is like a fresh new start. It allows them to reorganise sections, add more space and personalise it in their own unique style. It also provides them with the opportunity to completely redesign their home’s staircase and elevate the look of their interiors.
As a central part of any home, the staircase not only serves a practical purpose but it is also the focal point of home décor. They’re striking centrepieces that enable the imagination to rise to new heights. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of staircase designs and ideas for home remodelling projects. Continue reading “Stairway to Heaven: Staircase Ideas for Your Remodelling Project”
The days when staircases were only known for their function are long gone. Over time, staircases have become an integral part of a home’s layout and design. Often, they become a focal point of the residence due to their style and configuration.
When constructing or renovating your home, don’t let your staircase become an afterthought. A beautiful flight of stairs will add visual interest to your residence and increase its property value. Your stairs will be the first thing that visitors will see when they enter your home and the staircase can make or break first impressions. Additionally, there’s nothing compared to the feeling of walking into your house after a long day and seeing an elegant flight of stairs.
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When it comes to enhancing the design and function of a staircase, choosing the right stair tread is crucial. Stair treads come in various types but one of the most popular materials used is timber. Suitable for both residential and commercial properties, timber lends a beautiful natural appeal to any space alongside a wide array of functional and aesthetic benefits.
Here are four qualities that make timber an ideal material for stair treads: Continue reading “Four Characteristics of Timber That Make It Ideal as Stair Treads”
Some modern homes have magnificent staircases that lend a sleek and seamless touch to the interiors. More than just steps, a well-designed stairway is a brilliant piece of architecture which gives your home both style and functionality.
Underneath that staircase, is an unused space that brims with artistic potential. There are many ways you can creatively transform under-the-stair-space into nooks for almost any purpose. Here are some ideas to get you started: Continue reading “Creative Ways You Can Unlock the Potential of Your Under-the-Stair Space”
The new year usually motivates people to change things up, whether it be in their lifestyle or fashion choices. Home design, of course, is no exception. The arrival of a new year signals new trends for interior designers and style-savvy homeowners alike who are on the lookout for new ways to modify homes. Continue reading “Integrate 2018’s Interior Design Trends to Your Home”
Rustic design elements give any space unpretentious warmth.
Rustic designs embrace nature — inspired textures and muted, earthy hues that give the space a unique atmosphere of combined ruggedness and charm. Traditional rustic designs might appear a bit heavier as they incorporate dark-coloured elements as well as features that more discerning homeowners may now frown upon, such as authentic animal hide rugs. Rustic design, however, has evolved to become lighter, fresher and more grounded. The contemporary rustic style is now softer while still maintaining its genuine, nature-inspired appeal.
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One of the latest trends in interior design is all about stepping back. Interior designers used to bring in impressive visuals to a home to create an ambience that promotes relaxation. Now, cosiness is taking the opposite approach.
In the art of the cosy, primary design elements are taking a step back and assuming a background position, allowing occupants to live comfortably with enough space, both physically and visually. Dark coloured walls, neutral furniture, a timber staircase stained to provide a richer colour is what the art of cosy entails.
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