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CHIHULY'S MOST DRAMATIC INSTALLATIONS!

CHIHULY'S MOST DRAMATIC INSTALLATIONS!

For those who have not heard about Dale Chihuly, watch out because his work of art is truly breathtaking! 

He is globally renowned for his ice, water, glass, and neon installations in public spaces, as well as exhibition, and he has presented in museums and gardens worldwide! 

He studied Interior Design, but as his obsession for glass took over, he developed and mastered the techniques in such a way that he has now led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art.

Chihuly’s lifelong fascination with glasshouses has grown into a series of exhibitions within botanical settings. Here are some of our favorite installations: 

For more information about Dale Chihuly and his art, please visit chihuly.com.

Harrisson St, Seattle, WA

 

Seashells, capiz shells and mother of pearl used in interior design

Blue capiz side table Capiz shells and mother of pearl shells are one of the most popular sea shell component and specimen and natural material that is used for home decor because they are beautiful and elegant.

Capiz shells are carefully processed to make beautiful Capiz mother of pearl tiles and wall panels and all kinds of natural wall covering.

Capiz seashells are also used to make beautiful home decor, kitchen decor and kitchen utensils.

Capiz home decor can make your home and kitchen elegant and luxurious.

Dining room design with Seashell chandelier by ashley-whittaker-design

Starfish  mirror- Photographed by Eric Roth

I wonder, how many starfish did it take to create this mirror? Photographed by Eric Roth.

Living room design with seashell accent -Jill Shevlin from Intrinsic Design

Mother of pearl wall design by Maya Romanoff

This wall is a work of art. It has a wonderful texture, looks absolutely stunning, create a warm feel with its tan color and reflects light in a magical way!

Interior with capiz chandelier by Brooke Giannetti

A very comfortable beach look for this relaxing master bedroom.

Seashell artwork gallery- Design by Tobi Fairley

The round capiz shells called capiz Shell strings and capiz shell strands are used to make Capiz chandeliers, lamps, windchimes and capiz curtains.

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Capiz seashells can also be use as home and kitchen decor and utensils such as capiz napkin rings, plates, bowls and glass.

Mother of pearl lamp and utensils, Capiz bath vanity, plate and box- Horchow

Hope you have enjoyed these beautiful images.

Which look or application of the beautiful sea element is your favorite?

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our site on www.marieburgosdesign.com

Movable curved wall

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Imagine being able to soak in your tub and move the wall to reveal whatever view pleases you most. This design by Ben van Berkel of UNStudio allows you to adjust the amount of privacy in your bathroom, with its curved, movable wall. Bathing in the comfort of your own home doesn’t mean having to isolate yourself into a separate room. The wall can separate the master bathroom from the rest of the apartment if necessary, but it can be left open to create one large and airy space. A pure white palette has been used in this design, along with glass shower glass, which keep the area bright and contemporary, and also keep the focus on the fascinating curve of the wall.

This innovative bathroom design can be found at Five Franklin Place in New York’s TriBeCa neighbourhood, which is the first major American building by Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio. B&B Italia ’s Contract Division was called upon to engineer and manufacture this remarkable loft master bathroom design.

For more information about interior design and Feng Shui, visit www.manobluedesign.com or email Marie Burgos at marie@manobludesign.com

Playing With Light In Your Home

picture-3 There are many people who suffer from a lack of light in their homes, even when they are relatively large and open. In fact, people with larger homes frequently have more of a problem due to having longer deeper rooms and also areas in the middle of the house that are some way from windows. People can do something about this of course by adding skylight windows, reducing furniture and even restructuring parts of the house to open them up. However, the majority of these techniques require major building work, which lots of people do not want to undertake or don't have the money for. Do not fear though, as here we take a look at some decidedly more simple approaches.

Mirrors. One of the most effective and efficient ways of manipulating light is to use mirrors. This is because they are very efficient at reflecting light, and you can see yourself very well in them. The best way to use them is place mirrors on walls in just the right place to send incoming light from windows, back out the door to other areas. If you can then pick up the light with another mirror placed outside the room, you can move the light even further. Repeat this as necessary throughout the house and it’ll be like having a hundred extra lights around.

Glass. If your goal is not to redirect light, but rather disperse it into lots of different directions then you can glassware. Having wine glasses on tables and even glass vases on shelves with refract light and send it out at all angles giving an all over glow. Another very useful and beautiful way to spread light in your home is by using crystal or glass chandeliers, sconces or pendants.

Combine. For optimal light try combining the two techniques above. Use mirrors to direct light through glass objects such as glass candle holders and then smaller mirrors to pick up the refracted light and move it on. In fact you'll be so taken aback by the extra light you can have in your home for such a small cost that you'll be wanting to optimize family and friends houses as well.

For more information about interior design and Feng Shui, visit www.manobluedesign.com or email Marie Burgos: marie@manobludesign.com