Why do we find the sound of running water soothing, a bouquet of
flowers uplifting or a large tree captivating? Our ancient ancestors
knew that a running stream signaled clean water, flowers heralded fruit
and large trees provided a strategic advantage. Together, these and
other landscape elements indicated a safe, nurturing habitat.
still prefer landscapes that offer a healthy environment and support a
feeling of deep psychological and physiological well-being. A modern
restorative garden draws from these life-supporting surroundings to
bring a sense of calm to public spaces and private residences. Find
inspiration to instill peace and serenity in your world from these
examples of healing gardens.
The Casa Balint is located in Valencia, Spain, and was born from Fran Silvestre Arquitectos' designs. The two-story home is focused on an open plan living space at the center, where the kitchen, patio and staircase all conjoin. Check it out in the gallery below along with a video. Read more
Lighting has a major effect on the appearance of any space. Lights can make colors appear duller or more vibrant, highlight artwork, and even create focal points in a room. Lamps are added to rooms for both aesthetic and functional reasons. When looking to transform your space, it is important to consider the many types of floor lamps, how lamps can be used in a room, and how to plot out the optimal placement for your lamps. Read more