It was a phenomenal year on DesignSwan and it’s all because of the extraordinary work by the artists, designers, photographers and architect featured here every week. To recap the amazing 12 months, here are some of the most shared/visited/tweeted posts this year. Enjoy!
White walls are not necessarily boring, or at least not boring for British artist Charlotte Mann who creates intricate murals on white walls, turning bland space into impressive masterpieces. Using a special water-based non-toxic marker called the Posca marker pen, she creates incredibly meticulous wall murals that turn empty spaces into funky cluttered rooms. Her work consists of 1:1 scale drawings on walls. Even if Charlotte’s works never extend beyond the wall itself, they fill up an empty room better than a pile of furniture, and sometimes replace windows with a view. So if you want to redecorate your plain white wall, instead of repainting and put some wall paper, why not consider Charlotte’s idea? Of course, it isn’t easy to create intricate works of art like these. But it is definitely a unique way to decorate your home. Click here to find out about Charlotte Mann.
As always, all rights retained by the creator.
This incredible home overlooking the Mediterranean Sea was built about thirty years ago, was renovated and decorated by Martinez Malales Canut, the owner of interior design/architecture/furniture design company Malmaca Studio. This gorgeous residence is equipped with wooden furniture from Bali Island, Indonesia to complete the Mediterranean accents. Like most Mediterranean house always so breezy, you can see many windows and open area around the house in this residence. This beautiful place also have a boundless swimming pool which allow you to enjoy swimming plus beautiful Mediterranean Sea view in front of you. You can see perfect relaxation area designed with natural color fabrics such as green and blue reed and cotton fabrics. Really love the the accents of turquoise in the patio area. Just imagine hanging out in that infinity pool with that view! What a life! [source]
If you need something to store your books, why not choose something that makes a statement. Take a look at this bookcases collection, which offers you endless options for storage and display in your home. With many different styles, materials, sizes, and finishes available, there is sure to be an option that will fit your needs. Store books, and show off decorative items in your hallway, home office, living room, or other space. So, if you or a book-lover you know are stuck on how to redecorate your urban dwelling and store your favorite volumes, here are 12 Playful and Unusual Bookcases which will spice up your home, adding a personal touch to your space.