Home Interior Design Inspirations From Prada’s Resort Collection 2010

When it comes to dishing out impeccable style and glam that is just right for the season, you can give the honors to Prada. In their Resort Collection for 2010, the simple and yet chic designs of the featured clothes were surely befitting of the current times.

The style had the look of a chic city girl and yet still elegant in a whimsical way. The design which is easy on the eyes is a great inspiration for designing a comfortable space that is not intimidating or overwhelming.

To give your interiors a touch of Prada, here are some home interior designing tips based on the catwalk dresses of the show:

Drapes And Curtains: Short And Simple

Looking at the Resort Collection dresses of Prada, you will notice that fabrics are not overwhelmingly long or drooping such as usually seen on haute couture shows. Also, the colors used are moderate and not brimming or bright.

So for your curtains and drapes, you can create an easy look by going for half length curtains instead of the long ones that touch the floor. Also, choose pastel colors with washed out dye.

Wall And Table Decors: Chic And Easy

The models of the Resort Collection were not heavily accessorized, and that contributed to the fresh and easy look that appears really comfortable.

This can be applied for home interiors. The key is “less is more”. Avoid over accessorizing and create an image of more space by adding less wall art and table decorations. Do not focus on numbers but rather on style, design, and boldness.

Color Theme: Colorful Yet Modest

It is very admirable how Prada managed to pull off an exciting look into their dresses without using any bright colors at all. All the fabrics featured pastel hues that are easy to the eyes.

Accordingly, you can create a fresh and comfortable look in your house by choosing pastel color schemes. Avoid hot and bright colors if possible. If you must use patterns, try neutral colors instead.

Overall Mood: Elegant Masculinity

When talking about the overall mood, the dresses of Prada Resort collection are elegant and have a touch of masculinity. Perhaps it has something to do with the simple and minimalistic approach, but the result is stunning.

When adding accent furniture, glass vases, and light fixtures, go for designs that are less unisex in approach. With less feminine flare, the mood will be less intimidating and will be more at ease.

Hopefully, this article will help you improve the style and look of your house. With the collection of Prada’s Resort show, the right inspiration is at hand.

Finding Your Home Interior Design Style

There are many distinctive schools and styles of home interior design. There is a design to cater to every style, from the basic country kitchens and cottage bedrooms to the over the top Art Deco and more formal English styles. More often than not, our homes display a patchwork of different interests, cultures, styles, and ideals. Most people employ a professional interior design company to redo their homes as it can be hard to harmonize a style yourself.

Have you ever entered a room or home that evokes emotions or memories? A real sense of peace and happiness overwhelms you as soon as you enter the room. Why do you feel this way? Is it the decor, the furniture, the rugs, or the architecture? Generating this atmosphere for each room is the mission of a home interior design professional. Determining which interior design trends speak to you is the first step toward transforming your space.

Whether it is bold or subtle, funky or classy, flashy or plain, home design can be any of these and more. In order to build the ideal environment, it can be a lifelong collection of distinctive pieces; you do not have to create the perfect room overnight. As people grow older, they usually spend less time at work and more time at home, so they focus on making their living space more comfortable, more relaxing, and more in line with their psychological needs.

The style is truly in the details when it comes to home interior – design. To create a harmonized home, everything from paint color and architecture, down to light fixtures and furniture choices, are all considerations to factor in. Typically, selecting a style starts by evaluating the outside of the house. You must pick if you want modern or classic design, or an American or more European approach. In order to make your visions of home renovation a reality, a professional interior designer can help you.

Besides the styles discussed above, you may find some interior – design services offering “Feng Shui.” This type of home interior design is based on the principle that how you arrange objects in your home, the color palette you choose, and how you position interior spaces can boost how you feel and help you meet your goals. Feng Shui involves the addition of natural elements and getting rid of clutter. The ultimate goal is feeling at peace and happy in your own space, regardless of which custom designs you select.

Real Estate Development – Ways to Avoid Costly Mistakes During Property Development Construction!

Once the building contractor is on site and the project is underway – it really is an amazing feeling when you start to see your real estate development project start coming up out of the ground.

Where a developer is planning to sell some or all of the units, marketing activity starts the moment finance is secured. The construction phase is usually the most expensive, therefore we carefully manage the project during this stage.

We schedule regular site meetings with our Building Contractor, typically every week or two, to discuss any queries or potential problems and we make sure our Building Contractor has fulfilled their Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) obligations fully.

Remember that it’s the Building Contractor (not the Owner or the Architect) who represent themselves as the expert on erecting buildings. Therefore it’s never a good idea to tell the Building Contractor how to build the building instead we instruct the builder as to the desired result to be achieved, not how to achieve it.

We pay our Building Contractor progressively, either monthly or at the completion of each scheduled construction stage, using draw-downs from the construction loan.

It is not unusual for the Building Contractor’s claim for completed works to vary from their schedule so it is important to make payments only to the value of the completed work.

Some real estate developers appoint an independent building inspector to review the quality and amount of work at each progress payment stage as this sends a message to the Building Contractor to be on the ball. This could be your Architect or you can find a good Building Inspector from the Master Builders Association in your area.

We try not to make changes after construction has started, as they usually end up being costly, and delay the completion date. If changes are necessary to the original contract scope of works or finishes, we request the Building Contractor advise us in writing what the variation to the original contract sum and the delay time will be so we can approve it BEFORE he makes any changes.

Before the handover at final completion, we have a joint inspection of the project with our Building Contractor (we also recommend with the architect and/or building inspector present). A list is made of all the defects and problems that need to be fixed by the builder before the building is officially handed over.

Simply, the developer’s aim under the contract with the building contractor, is to produce the designed building on time, within budget and at the quality standard that has been specified.

Therefore, during the construction stage, it is essential that a savvy developer (or their appointed project manager) monitor the progress and cost of the construction work to ensure that the project is delivered on-schedule and on-budget.

Any time extension from the plan/schedule or variation in cost will potentially affect the profitability of the property development project.

The building contract generally will detail the developers/owners responsibilities. Depending on the contract chosen, these responsibilities will typically include:

* to ensure adequate access to the building site

* to pay progress payments promptly

* to insure the completed project, after practical completion

DELAYS AND EXTENSIONS OF TIME

These are many reasons why delays occur during the construction stage, causing the late completion of the project. Many of these reasons are outside of the contractors control and some of the most common of these include:

* bad weather

* a delay in receiving necessary information from the developer or the consultants

* technical problems

* industrial disputes

Most standard building contracts will allow the builder to clain an “Extension of Time”, for delays caused by factors outside of their control. The practical effect of these extensions is to adjust the Completion Date that was agreed in the contract.

However, where the building contractor is responsible for the delays, either through a lack of programming or for any other reason, the building contract will frequently include for the payment of Liquidated Damages to the developer.

In these circumstances, where the project is delayed beyond the Completion Date noted in the contract, allowing for any extensions of time, the final payments to the contractor will be adjusted for liquidated damages, in the amounts stated in the contract, for each day the completion is delayed.

RISKS DURING CONSTRUCTION FOR A DEVELOPER

As the construction phase is usually the most expensive stage of the entire property development process, and the period that a developer will typically have the greatest negative cash-flow, we continue to carefully manage the project during this stage.

The construction stage can have the greatest potential effect on the final construction cost and the timing of the project. As even short delays or relatively small changes in the cost of the construction can have a detrimental effect on the profitability of the project we recognise this stage as a time of potentially significant risk to the development project.

The risks, during the construction stage, that we are particularly conscious of include:

* the contractor is unable to complete the project

* the completion of the construction is delayed

* the costs of the construction increases significantly

* unacceptable standard of building work