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fantastic small space solutions from airstream interiors

fantastic small space solutions from airstream interiors | @meccinteriors | design bites

If you’re not familiar with Airstream, they manufacture travel trailers. Often used for camping and road trips, they hitch to the back of your car or van and range in size from less than 85 square feet (Basecamp, which can sleep two) to about 267 square feet (Classic 33FB, sleeps up to five). Given the confined …

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sensitile responds to light in strange and interesting ways

sensitile responds to light in strange and interesting ways | @meccinteriors | design bites

Sensitile responds to light in strange and interesting ways. How? In simplest terms, fibreoptics are embedded in the surface. It’s the fibreoptics—not the base material—that are reactive to changes in light intensity and colour. A Green Choice Made in the US and available in both slabs and tiles, Sensitile comes in resin, glass, and terrazzo options. Nearly …

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#tuesdaytrending: a more mature pink thanks to mauve

#tuesdaytrending: a more mature pink thanks to mauve | @meccinteriors | design bites

If you’ve had your fill of Blush and Millenial Pink, you’ll be happy to know that Spring/Summer 2018 is welcoming a more mature pink to the fold. While still on the pastel side of things, this mauve-infused baby pink is more refined and usable. Maison & Objet Intros This more mature pink was popping up …

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a thoughtful and private mountaintop getaway in whistler

a thoughtful and private mountaintop getaway is whistler | @meccinteriors | design bites

What makes an ideal vacation spot for one may be completely opposite for another. For an athletic British family, their perfect retreat was a private mountaintop getaway in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Despite its reputation as a ski mecca, they wanted to be able to enjoy all four distinct seasons. The family was already with …

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would you think to buy a sofa in a box?

would you think to buy a sofa in a box? | @meccinteriors | design bites

Some of you may be comfortable with the idea of a bed-in-a-bag. And with the success of Casper, you may have warmed to the idea of a mattress in a box. But would you consider buying a sofa in a box? Depending on your age and preference to buy online or in store, your answer …

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super strong surfaces made from glazed lava stone

super strong surfaces made from glazed lava stone | @meccinteriors | design bites

Quartz and granite are both well-known, popular kitchen and bath surfacing options. But what if you want something different? Are there any other materials that look great while offering high fire-, scratch-, and stain-resistance? How about glazed lava stone from Pyrolave? Made-to-measure, Pyrolave’s unique glazed lava stone is offered in a wide range of finishes and …

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kitchen spotting for 2018 with susan serra

kitchen spotting for 2018 with susan serra | @meccinteriors | design bites

Susan Serra, of Susan Serra Associates, Inc. and Scandinavian Made, is an award-winning designer and certified kitchen designer. Her years of expertise make her an ideal kitchen spotting guide. Beginning in 2018 and moving forward, Serra sees the kitchen as the room in the home where all five senses reside. It enjoys an elevated aesthetic, …

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#tuesdaytrending: nordic-inspired slate blue for summer 2018

#tuesdaytrending: nordic-inspired slate blue for summer 2018 | @meccinteriors | design bites

Are you looking to add some blue to your home? Consider a Nordic-inspired slate blue for Summer 2018 and beyond. Slate blue is a classic blueish-grey tone, reminiscent of the wonderfully weathered slate found along an age-old pathway. It’s a balanced blue that can easily compliment brighter colours or stand out on its own. Spring High Point Market The …

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a chic remodel at melbourne’s freshwater place apartment

a chic remodel at melbourne's freshwater place apartment | @meccinteriors | design bites

Melbourne’s Southbank area is home to the Freshwater Place Apartment. John Wardle Architects redesigned a long-term client’s fifty-sixth-floor city view apartment into a chic, highly crafted space. From the architect: Completely re-planned to accommodate a couple with a growing family, spaces for family engagement are balanced with others for retreat within a small footprint. A …

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practical ageing in place solutions for a comfortable home

practical ageing in place solutions for a comfortable home | @meccinteriors | design bites

Many of us prefer the idea of practical ageing in place. Or staying in our own homes as long as possible before entering any kind of retirement or care facility. Part of the focus on ageing in place with independence comes from ageing Baby Boomers. But the Millennial mentality is also shifting the way society views …

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