Published at Thursday, May 25th 2017, 20:55:07 PM by Edda Braune. Dining Room. Retro kitchen and dining nook. This small eating nook would work well in a house with midcentury aspirations. It's plain and simple but has been well decorated with a set of shelves that also acts as a divider. The wall map is a retro classroom touch that can encourage guests to share after‐dinner stories of their world travels. Decorating the area with fun travel posters from faraway places can also encourage the exchange of personal travel stories and tips for future adventures.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:11:24 PM by Manya Matveev. Living Room. Use rolling storage for kids' toys. Keep a variety of your child's favorite toys in storage baskets on wheels. The bins can be wheeled from room to room, making it easy to clean up and stow things away when you need a tidy space, like, now.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:11:12 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Dining Room. Same chair, same color family. A riff on the same‐chair, different‐colors idea, but with more subtlety. The idea here is to choose closely related colors – try earth tones or shades of a single hue.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:11:04 PM by Edda Braune. Living Room. Sitting pretty. With a simple color palette such as black and white, letting fireside shelving blend in rather than stand out can be a wise idea. This wall unit has been built into and out from the wall around the fireplace. The design houses the TV in style and creates a spot for recessed shelving to one side.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:10:48 PM by Natzu Shimizu. Dining Room. Turquoise and green hues provide continuity between the dining room and the parlor. They also continue into the kitchen. Note the small branch side table in the living room, which plays off the whimsical forest look in the dining room.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:10:37 PM by Edda Braune. Bedroom. Decide which furniture to keep. As you are going through the room, note which pieces you want to keep and which will be sold or given away. But before buying anything new, consider updating existing furniture with fresh paint or knobs, and look around the rest of the house (including in the attic and the basement) for forgotten treasures. Shop for new items. Look for pieces that can also be used in a first apartment (or dorm room) to get the most bang for your buck. Small side tables, cushions, throw blankets, lamps, and small‐scale armchairs will all be most welcome in those first digs away from home. Go on a "cool junk" hunt together. Make a date to hit a flea market or antiques and collectibles fair to see what you can find. Bring cash (only as much as you want to spend), measurements of key areas and a dolly or cart to carry home your finds. Wire storage lockers like the ones shown here are superversatile – use them for everything from shoes and scarves to craft supplies and books. Incorporate photos of friends. One of the downsides to taking mostly digital photos is that we tend to print photos less often. As part of this project, be sure to give your teen the opportunity to have some recent pictures printed – some to frame and others to tape up in a rotating display. Japanese masking tape (also called washi tape) comes in a mind‐boggling array of colors and patterns, is easily removable from most surfaces and can be used in tons of ways (like in the photo display seen here). A set would make a lovely gift for your teen when this project is complete. Try a small DIY project.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:10:28 PM by Edda Braune. Interior. Bring depth to a neutral room. If color isn't your thing, create interest with texture. In this room a range of items with texture, from the natural wood to the touch‐me throw and rug, add plenty of interest.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:10:17 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Kitchen. Mellow yellow. If you're looking for a take on a French Normandy country home, yellow might be your color. "This room was designed to emulate what a kitchen might look like in the countryside of France", says Jo Ann Alston, principal at J. Stephens Interiors. "The mustard yellow is very indicative of a French color palette, and the hand‐done plaster technique on the walls, with the overglaze of a faux‐finish technique, makes the walls look aged".