Modern Home Interior Designs Are All About Simplicity and Serenity

Sep 05

The modern home interior design has become exceedingly popular in the last few years. The homeowners are interested in the modern design because of the advantages of uncluttered and clean look. The interior of the house appears to be airy and wide variety of furnishings and accents can be used. Before indulging into a such a design, there are a few things to be understood: Clean Lines The look of a modern home interior design is simple, clean and sleek architectural lines and furnishings. Ornate pieces and intricate fabric patterns are missing. Instead straight lines, geometric shapes and solid colors are used. Simplicity is the key to ideal contemporary design. All furnishings abide by the rule of adhering to straight lines. Wood Tones Wood can be used as long as they are sleek and the tone suits all other aspects of the house. Darker wood tones like that of the mahogany, Nara and walnut are preferred. Exceptions are observed when clients demand for paler shades of wood. Pale tones of wood like teak are used to bring out a distinct contrast in the metal accents and the room appears to be bigger. Metal Use of metal is important in contemporary designing. The use can vary from solitary steel counter piece to chrome hardware. Metal legs for the furniture or metal photo frames are the essence of this design. Metal vases filled with beaded sticks or steel sculptures add the needed metallic touch to the design. Nickel plated lampshades and chrome bookshelf can be used to further accentuate the metallic aura. Color When it comes to modern designing neutral colors are favored over the warm and bright colors. Infusing small amounts of rich colors at key places provides a creative feel. A burst of red is added to the chrome and glass table to bring out a little mystery in it. Bright and warm shades of pillows might be used on the leather clad sofa to usher in the needed warmth. Yellow daffodils or sunflowers beautifully add contrast to the room when placed in a metal vase on top a black top table.  The feeling of clean and calm living environment is what the modern home interior design aims to...

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How many camera’s does it take to umpire a sporting match?

Aug 08

I seem to be watching a lot of sport this week. It may have something to do with the fact that we upgraded our cable sports package and that the Ashes Series and The British Open are both being held in England. The time zone difference makes for favorable viewing times in Australia with most of the evening spent relaxing with a drink and my bum stuck neatly in the corner of my faux leather couch. Which brings me to the topic of this post. How many cameras and how many umpires do we need  to ruin a perfectly good game of Test cricket? Whats wrong with leaving things up to that bored fellow who stands at the opposite end of the pitch to the batsman? He seems to have plenty of time on his hands. Why can’t he just pay attention and make a bloody decision every now and then? If you ask me, the snick-o-meter, stump cam, hotspot and third umpire are ruining this fine game. No one seems to have any faith in their own natural ability anymore. The newspaper headlines now seem to be revolving around the fact that teams are making bad decisions in relation to the review system and that this is losing them matches!! Forget about the fact they may have had a middle order collapse or the other bowling side was far superior!! If I see that stupid “T” sign made by any captain again I think I will scream! Do we really need cricket umpires anymore? I’m sure a computer somewhere could raise a digital finger to signify a batsman was out? I know I feel like sometimes raising a digital middle finger to those faceless men in the third umpires room, which by the way, I don’t think even exists. I’m sure there is another digital umpire acting as the third umpire which in turn is controlled by another digital umpire sitting in a Call Center in India somewhere     Share: Facebook Twitter Linkedin Google+ Tumblr Reddit Stumble Upon...

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