Turning the Ordinary into Extraordinary – spaces with a difference

By October 25, 2014 Style No Comments

The 1 percenters, by definition, the risk takers, those who dare to be different.

Their curiosity and desire to innovate can challenge perspectives, inspire and influence.  These people not only dream big, they grab it by the balls and make it happen.  The result?  You be the judge.

Quirky, alternative, eclectic spaces, making the ordinary extraordinary – be inspired…


Above:  Designer Manish Arora’s Parisian flat – “I’m scared of too much white”.  Image via Pinterest.


Above:  Melbourne restaurant Ladro, subway tiles laid diagonally with unique bucket basins.  Image via Pinterest.


Above:  Space Invaders inspired apartment in Hong Kong, image via Pinterest.


Above:  Interior designed by Paola Navone – amazing hex tile transition into hardwood, image via Pinterest.


Above:  Herringbone pattern rainbow tiles – so delicious each colour needs a flavour, by Made a Mano

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Above:  Stand out in the crowd – one solitary red hex tile amongst the green, image via Pinterest.


Above:  Blue hues feature in this industrial retro kitchen.  Playful geometric floor tiles are the hero, oh and that Smeg fridge!  Image via Pinterest.


Above:  The George Nakashima House, Studio & Workshop, Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Significant for its architecture & association with artist & furniture maker George Nakashima.  Image via Pinterest.


Above:  A playful sentiment and scandi inspired bathroom, image via Pinterest.


Above:  High-octane patterns, gleaming metallic surfaces, and spirited colours by designer Kelly Wearstler.


Above:  Vertigo anyone?  A Japanese coffee company modified the bathrooms to promote their coffee energy drinks.  Image via Pinterest.


Above:  Taking reading the newspaper on the loo to the next level – who said tiles were boring?  Image via Pinterest.


Above:  Orange & concrete – matt black tapware is hot in design right now, what do you think of orange?  Image via Pinterest.


Above:  Could this be a ‘pimped’ up hobbit hole?  Image via Pinterest.


Above:  A London townhouse designed by Studio Toogood with a bathroom that has classic fixtures that are paired with another classic, the herringbone pattern.  Image via Pinterest.


Above:  Creative use of mosaic tiles, what avid Star Wars fan wouldn’t love this?  Image via Pinterest.

They had a dream and they conquered.  The trend setters, the risk takers, like it or not, the 1 percenters challenge us and make us stand to attention.  Revolutionizing the conventional – we take our hats off to them.

By Hayley Norman

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