Sunday, August 29, 2010

Steel windows and doors

 

More and more architects are integrating steel windows and doors in their designs. The advantage of using steel windows and doors is, that it ables designers to create slim profiles and frames to achieve the right proportions.

Steel windows allow a room to be filled with the maximum amount of light and is creating a closer connection with the exterior or the garden.

The combination of steel windows and wooden doors, or vice versa, is wonderful.

The images here will illusrate this.

 

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A brick floor in combination with the steel windows and door.

 

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The lines of the window are more or less repeated in the steel frame of the coffee table.

 

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A close connection with the landscape outside.

 

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Again a combination of steel and brick.

 

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Love this door!

 

 

Steel windows are very comfortable to use in an orangery or in a conservatory. They allow the maximum amount of light to come in and create an indoor/outdoor feeling.

 

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Notice the slim frame of this window/door.

 

 

 

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If you don’t dare to bring in a big steel window, try a small one as this! Charming isn’t it?

 

 

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A steel door/window construction between this kitchen and the room next to it.

 

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Awesome

 

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Perfect proportion !

 

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I love the shadows of the window lines on the floor.

 

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I am convinced of the beauty of these steel windows and doors! Are you?

 

Note :I would love to thank all of you for your wonderful comments on my previous post about the teenager photoshoot of my nephew Simon!!! He was so pleased to read your thoughts!!!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

First steps on the catwalk for nephew Simon!

Nephew Simon, the oldest son of my sister Inge, made his first steps on the catwalk!! A few weeks ago he was asked to take part of the autumn/winter teenager 2010 fashion shoot for the new magazine of the Belgian fashion store, DELEYE.

The new Magazine was edited just yesterday, so I wanted to surprise Simon with this post!!!

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Cover of the new magazine, with at the bottom…

Simon 6 the reference to the TEEN-FASHION shoot.

This is our 13 years old model Simon.

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And this is the teenager photo shoot.

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Doesn’t he look cute with this cap?

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And what a beautiful girl at his side!

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If you want to discover the TEEN–FASHION SHOOT, CLICK HERE and go over to page 48 .

CONGRATULATIONS SIMON! YOU ARE A GORGEOUS MODEL!

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Click on Logo to discover DELEYE FASHION STORE.

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Click on the Magazine cover to browse through the DELEYE FASHION MAGAZINE.

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Simon and his proud mum !

What do you think of our model Simon? I am sure he would love to hear it from you!!!

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Office before and after

A few months ago (in the month of February of this year exactly), a client contacted our company with the question if we would be interested in the redo of their business offices. Although our company is well-known for the more classical interior design, I also love contemporary design. And definitely for business offices!

After discussing with the client about all their needs, my husband and I started to think about the lay-out of the office rooms, the required materials, furniture, lighting,..and finally made a proposal! Our client was enchanted and gave us green light to go on with this project.

The redo had to be finished at the end of July!

I will first show you some “before” pictures of the office rooms. Actually there were 3 existing office rooms of which our client wanted us to create only 2 spaces now.

Lay outNew lay-out of the office.

Sorry for the quality of the pictures! I am not a professional photographer!

BEFORE PICTURES

Office 1

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Office 2

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Office 3

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Powder room

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BROUGHT IN MATERIALS, FURNITURE AND LIGHTING

42 Wenge wood for the office cabinets and desks.

43Epoxy flooring (for more information click here).

52Contemporary electric fire.

11Wenge colored wooden blinds

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Desk lighting armature.

46Ceiling light.

44Floor lamp.

53Desk chair.

48Ghost chair.

49Phantom chair.

We have chosen for the white phantom chairs but they couldn’t be delivered on time. I hope they will arrive next week! We will place them at the office desks.

47Sitting aera chair.

54This is the table (not arrived yet) chosen with a white top for the sitting area.

50Door handle.

51Basin sink for the powder room.

AFTER PICTURES

This is the almost finished project.

Of the earlier office 1 and 2 we created only one office room. I mention it here as Office 1.

Office 1

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In front of the former metal structure we placed a white painted wall with a large window.

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Wenge cabinets and desk, made to measure at the working places of our company.

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Sitting area with the electric fire.

12 Notice the industrial look of the epoxy flooring.

3 Wenge wall tablet under the large window.

23 The led lighting creates a wonderful effect.

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Flowers…the final touch!

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At the backside of the wall where is placed the electric fire, we created a kitchen area,…

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A repeat of the wenge furniture.

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Final touch by my husband.

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Hopefully within a few weeks I will be able to show you some professional taken pictures of this project!!

I hope you enjoyed this office redo.

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