Published at Tuesday, December 06th 2016, 00:57:03 AM by Edda Braune. Bedroom. I never had a headboard until I made my own. A few years ago I followed Real Simple's step‐by‐step instructions (reproduced here) and in one day created my very own custom‐made, special‐to‐me piece of furniture (or is it an accessory?) using a staple gun, some cut‐to‐order plywood, foam, batting, and a fabric scrap I picked up at my favorite upholstery shop. If I were more patient, I could have added upholstery nails for added glam. A headboard can really make the room. It's like a piece of jewelry for your bed and depending on what you do with it, it can also be a piece of art. All you need to make a grid of small covered panels is plywood, a staple gun, some batting and some good picture hangers. Her spectacular homemade headboard shows that choosing the right fabric makes all the difference. This was made in much the same way I made mine (plywood, staple gun, foam, batting and that stunning fabric), but with a fancier cut on the plywood. If that seems daunting just keep in mind that this would look amazing as a big rectangle too. Here's her very helpful how‐to. A trifold room screen – minus one panel – set on its side and painted. Voilà. An ornate wooden room screen makes a perfect, exotic headboard. A salvaged garden trellis give this pale room its shabby chic cherry on top. As with anything that has peeling paint, spray a piece like this with a sealant to keep potentially toxic flakes at bay before using it in your bedroom. This is a freight elevator door turned on its side (notice the "Danger" stencil). Consider going muted and simple on the headboard and a little wild on the wall. Here what's behind the headboard is just as important as the headboard itself.
Published at Thursday, April 06th 2017, 22:03:35 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Matching the floor stain color is one of the most challenging phases of a project. If you've got original floors and plan to refinish just the kitchen – or are laying new wood floors to match the old for continuity – don't expect a perfect match. Many floors in old homes are made of old‐growth wood, and flooring is manufactured differently now. The natural patina of an old floor also is nearly impossible to match. Companies offering reclaimed wood floors can make that matching process easier.
Published at Wednesday, April 05th 2017, 00:18:37 AM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Suitable for "Octomom", this auxiliary kitchen is outfitted with hanging bars, four laundry units, a refrigerator and a sink. Mimicking the stainless steel kitchen appliances, this washer‐dryer combo seamlessly blends with the overall design. Made for the productive American family, this kitchen‐laundry‐mudroom combo is a jack of all trades.
Published at Monday, April 03rd 2017, 19:52:25 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. The layering and mixing of finishes in this kitchen give it an old‐world charm. Note the glazed blue‐gray island and its relationship to the pendant above. The choices for a mahogany‐tone wood countertop, dark trim around the windows and a custom hood surround in particular were all made during the process of designing this kitchen and impact the overall finished look and style.
Published at Friday, March 31st 2017, 17:30:51 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. There are several ways to create the distressed look. You could start with a few layers of paint, then add a spatter of glaze in areas where wear would naturally occur. Or try light sanding or hitting with a chain to reveal colors below; this creates the look of a piece that has been painted multiple times and years of use have worn away some layers. If you're looking for a simpler process, painting only one coat and lightly sanding in spots to reveal the wood below also works.
Published at Thursday, March 30th 2017, 07:28:38 AM by Rosetta Loreta. Interior. Create a tranquil vibe. The texture of this garden wall creates a beautiful ripple effect for a soothing atmosphere. Floor‐level uplights bring out the details for both a sophisticated look and a tranquil evening spot.
Published at Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 22:26:39 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Create a center of attention. "This kitchen was designed to bring a symmetrical balance to the back, windowed wall", says Marlene Wangenheim of Interiors By Design. "All the materials, though rich, were very played down– for example, the white quartz stone countertops and the Calacatta marble brick tile with mother‐of‐pearl in the backsplash". "The chandelier brings your eye immediately to the center of the room, and then the tour begins", she adds. "The glitz of the chandelier also balances the serene color palette by contrasting it and giving it a wow effect".
Published at Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 04:03:21 AM by Edda Braune. Living Room. Faded Oriental or floral rug. For a sophisticated twist, roll out a faded rug – the more washed out, the better. Keep the rest of the pieces in the room simple with solid‐hued armchairs and pillows, and a soothing color on the walls.