5 Ways to Get a Zen Living Room

Merriam-Webster describes Zen as “a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort.” From a colloquial standpoint in the West, we generally use it to describe anything that is calm, serene, simple and soothing, especially when it comes to interior design. Zen spaces are also usually defined by distinctly Japanese design aesthetics, like rock gardens and tatami mat floors. If you love everything Zen, you may be searching for ways incorporate Zen in the central spaces of your home. Read on to learn how to get a Zen living room.
Zen Living Room Indoor Zen Garden

Zen gardens can fit right next to sitting areas. Image: Triptych Design

Indoor Zen garden

When people think Zen, they usually think of Zen gardens. But don’t assume that just because it has the word garden in it, it needs to be outdoors. The unique living space in the photo
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A Heritage Home Gets Modern Outdoor Entertaining Spaces and Gardens

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                                In the Camberwell suburb of Melbourne, this heritage house wasn&#8217;t the problem. The issue was the outdoor spaces and how they didn&#8217;t work for the entertaining-loving owners. <a href="https://www.landscape.net.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Ian Barker Gardens</a> was hired to bring life to the exterior while creating plenty of modern entertaining spaces, which included the entrance garden, side lawn garden, woodland garden, rear garden, pool area, and side courtyard garden.
They were also tasked with designing a pool large enough for their extended family, a playhouse for the kids, a play area for them to run around, space for everyone to spread out, a veggie garden, and a shady tree to rest under. The owners also asked them to update the look of the tennis court and to save as many of the original trees as possible. Many tall orders, but the designers definitely came through. The designers managed to merge the original architectural style with new
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Clemens Ascher’s ‘Of Rainbows and Other Monuments’

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                                The Bertone Rainbow was an oddball design even 42 years ago when unveiled as a concept car at the 1976 Turin Motor Show. Designed by Marcello Gandini for the Italian-based automotive styling and coachbuilding company, Gruppo Bertone, the attention the Rainbow earned for its sudden abbreviated angularity was only eclipsed by its genuinely cool retractable hardtop design that transformed the car from a coupé into a targa. The trapezoidal concept mostly faded into obscurity – at least amongst the general public – but has since reappeared in new light recently thanks to photographer <a href="http://www.clemensascher.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Clemens Ascher</a>.
London-based photographer and artist Clemens Ascher’s “Of Rainbows and Other Monuments” is a striking triptych that breathes new life into the mostly forgotten peculiar prototype. Colored in vibrant hues of yellow, red, and blue, the Bertone Rainbow attains a fresh graphical presence of a vehicle not from a forgotten past, but hinting of an imaginary
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