look up to take your deck to the next level

look up to take your deck to the next level | @meccinteriors | design bites

In many areas, a home’s footprint takes up as much of the property as physically possible, leaving very little space for outdoor living and enjoyment. Rather than ignoring outdoor spaces entirely due to a lack of usable ground space, consider looking upwards. Before you begin building a deck on a rooftop, make sure you can safely …

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creating a chic, gracious & functional home in >250sf

creating a chic, gracious & functional home in >250sf | @meccinteriors | design bites

Can you imagine living in a space that’s less than 250-square-feet and feeling completely comfortable and content? MKCA is a New York-based architecture firm that creates many innovative, thoughtful, and super smart designs for micro spaces and tiny homes, as proven by this Attic Transformer. From the architect: Having acquired a 225-square-foot space in Manhattan’s West Village and …

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#tuesdaytrending: hygge for a cosy and charming home

#tuesdaytrending: hygge for a cosy and charming home | @meccinteriors | design bites

Hygge comes from a Norwegian word meaning well-being, though you may be more familiar with its use related to Danish style and living, where it more closely translates to cosiness, charming, or special. Hygge House describes hygge as “being present enough to recognise and acknowledge an act, moment or feeling when the ordinary feels extraordinary. [The Danes] incorporate …

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a guesthouse you’ll want an invitation to visit

a guesthouse you'll want an invitation to visit | @meccinteriors | design bites

Birdseye Design‘s Woodshed is both a guesthouse and entertainment space for the main residence down the road in the foothills of the Green Mountains in Pomfret, Vermont. Sited on a clearing on a steeply sloping and heavily wooded plot between a public road and the forest, the guesthouse has three bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room, …

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how to best deck out your living space

how to best deck out your living space | @meccinteriors | design bites

The May long weekend in Canada is generally considered the official launch of Summer: warm weather (hopefully) becomes more consistent, the school year winds down, and seasonal cottages officially open. Whether you head to cottage country or your backyard, make the most of your outdoor living by creating a decked out space for entertaining and …

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4 ways smell influences how you see interiors

4 ways smell influences how you see interiors | @meccinteriors | design bites

If you’ve ever sold a home, you may have been told by your real estate agent to bake cookies or an apple pie before a showing or open house to make your home seem more appealing to potential buyers. It’s often downplayed or fully ignored, but the way a space smells strongly influences how you feel and …

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quickly morph from kitchen to sideboard with the slimline

Tiny homes and shoebox apartments are becoming a reality for many. But there are also many people who simply don’t cook and prefer to buy prepared meals, making a larger kitchen a waste of space for the way they choose to live. If space is at a premium, consider the miniki slimline: the invisible kitchen disguised as …

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#tuesdaytrending: fashion palettes that will inspire your ss18 decorating

fashion palettes that will inspire your ss18 decorating | @meccinteriors | design bites

Whether you’re looking ahead to a design project you’ll be working on during Spring/Summer 2018, or you want to channel colours that have a stylish future, we’ve curated palettes from SpinExplore, Pattern Curator, CSI with Dystar, and Design Options. SpinExplore With Saturation, we look “at everything organic, natural, but with the addition of extensibility, bio-technical …

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the compact and natural design of the wooden house

the compact and natural design of the wooden house | @meccinteriors | design bites

Studio Pikaplis designed The Wooden House to blend with the natural landscape of its Slovenian forest clearing backdrop. The compact, airy dwelling combines private spaces and open plan areas. One side of the house features floor-to-ceiling glass walls that aim to blur the line between inside and out. As the young pines grow, they will …

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panoramic doors that will expand out your living space

panoramic doors that will expand out your living space | @meccinteriors | design bites

With our wish to connect to the outdoors and merge our outdoor and indoor living areas, panoramic glass doors are being increasingly installed along exterior back walls to flood spaces with natural light and easy access to the yard. Traditionally, a panoramic door is a door made up of several segments that operate independently of one another, …

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