Published at Thursday, May 25th 2017, 20:55:07 PM by Edda Braune. Dining Room. Budget box. Make the most of a breakfast nook by installing a complete compartment that keeps diners out of the way of the cooking action in the kitchen. Additionally, those on a budget will benefit from copying the style of the boxed‐in nook pictured here. Inexpensive wood can be painted white to make the area bright. To add value, choose a more expensive tabletop and treat it with a good sealant oil to keep it looking good with use.
Published at Friday, March 24th 2017, 03:36:00 AM by Edda Braune. Living Room. Perfect symmetry. Just because you love minimalist design doesn't mean you have to go without when it comes to storage. This unit combines ample space in the lower cabinets with plenty of display space above. The natural timber contrasts nicely with the tiles wrapping around the fireplace surround. For a polished and professional‐looking finish, custom‐made cabinets are often the way to go. The cabinets work so well here because they align precisely with the top of the fireplace.
Published at Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 22:25:24 PM by Edda Braune. Living Room. Tripod floor lamp. The architectural lines of the tripod floor lamp have made it a living room staple in recent years, and it looks set to stick around. As well as adding atmospheric pools of light, these cool pieces make a statement in their own right. Place one at either end of a sofa, as here, for oomph. If you don't fancy neutral lampshades like the ones here, swap them for colorful ones to energize your scheme.
Published at Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 23:54:49 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 Monday, March 20th 2017, 12:10:36 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Mix soft and hard. "My inspiration for hanging this black antique chandelier was to add a sense of sophistication and elegance to the kitchen space", says New Zealand designer Natalie Du Bois of Du Bois Design. "It also softens and offsets the hard, solid masculine materials used in the kitchen".
Published at Saturday, March 18th 2017, 08:48:03 AM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Barn red. Blackburn Architects notes that this kitchen is a "project that salvages a historic German‐style bank barn that fell into serious decay and readapts it into a private family entertainment space".
Published at Thursday, March 16th 2017, 16:16:00 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Living Room. Low profile. The position and shape of this great fireplace call for shelving that enhances its sleek design. The low‐set shelves echo the rectangular fireplace and provide a platform on which to display stylish pieces.
Published at Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 04:11:16 AM by Rosetta Loreta. Living Room. Decorative over‐the‐mantel mirror. It's the oldest interiors trick in the book. A striking over‐the‐mantel mirror gives even a supersnug living room a sense of space and light. However, don't settle for just any old mirror. For old‐school elegance, go for a Shabby Chic–style French‐looking piece with an ornate white plaster or gilt wooden frame. If you can afford to, get an original vintage mirror, complete with authentically aged silvering. If not, consider reproductions – they work a similar magic for less cash.