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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 16, 2013 01:07 AM
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We all know the four basic elements: earth, air, fire, and water. For a subtle and intriguging design theme, try incorporating these elements into your desgin, creating an interior space that balances the elements and building blocks of life. Earth Though we love earth-toned fabrics, for this design theme, we suggest pushing the limits and bringing some [...]




 

 

We all know the four basic elements: earth, air, fire, and water. For a subtle and intriguging design theme, try incorporating these elements into your desgin, creating an interior space that balances the elements and building blocks of life.

Earth

Though we love earth-toned fabrics, for this design theme, we suggest pushing the limits and bringing some actual earth into your design. The Cube Planter from Push + Pull available at Emmo Home juxtaposes hard concrete walls with softer colored glass inserts. The planter is perfect for holding a plant, but can also be used for a candle (to give you fire lovers an extra fire fix).

Air

Incorporating air can be the most challenging of the elements, as can finding an attractive fan, but the Propello fan by Black+Blum solves both these concerns while adding an air-iness to any interior. The fan features rubber blades that allow it to operate without a guard. A high quality motor makes the Propello virtually silent, adding air without a sound.

Fire

To add fire to your design, incorporate unique candelabras such as the Spin Candelabra from Tom Dixon available at Context. This arms of this cast iron candelabra spin and move through varying angles, allowing it to take on various shapes. Because the Spin Candelabra can fit candles ranging from tea lights to tall candles, the opportunities to turn up the heat with fire are endless.

Water

Let water bring a cool fluidity to your design with Aruliden’s Fishscape Fish Bowl available at A+R. This Red Dot award winning design is made of handblown glass. The fish bowl could also double as the earth element because it features an internal mountain range and can be used as a terrarium.


 

 

 
 
 

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