Published at Friday, February 24th 2017, 22:33:25 PM by Edda Braune. Interior. Let black define a space. Black can create a strong impression in a supporting role. There's plenty of it in this room, yet the feel is very light and bright. Go for a crisp white shell, then choose black for woodwork, furniture and accessories to tap into its dramatic character while keeping the space airy.
Published at Monday, March 06th 2017, 12:17:41 PM by Edda Braune. Interior. Complete the room. The tufted texture of these ottomans turns them into statement pieces that pull this design together. The combination of the soft ottomans, leather chair and luxurious rug brings a sense of depth and comfort to this elegant scheme.
Published at Friday, February 24th 2017, 22:33:25 PM by Edda Braune. Interior. For those who prefer light neutral walls but are on the hunt for an alternative to white, beige or gray, think about going with a pale green or soft yellow as your main neutral. If the hue has a bit of gray or brown, it will work as a neutral. Then add a small hit of bold yellow to really spice up the space.
Published at Friday, February 17th 2017, 02:00:18 AM by Manya Matveev. 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".
Published at Wednesday, February 08th 2017, 13:03:10 PM by Manya Matveev. Living Room. Keep a little‐stuff drawer. Notice I did not say "junk drawer". Every room has small items that need a home, and a well‐organized drawer can be a smart place to put them. It's only a junk drawer if you think of it that way! Unless you are already using a storage ottoman as a junk drawer (see No. 3), find a drawer in a console table, credenza or chest to hold small stuff such as charging cords, pens, stamps and scissors.
Published at Thursday, February 02nd 2017, 19:22:34 PM by Manya Matveev. Interior. Create an illusion. Where you choose to use light and dark colors can have a huge influence on a space. In this lofty white room, the ceiling and walls down to the picture rail have been painted black, helping to visually lower the high ceiling for a much cozier mood. Or try painting the end wall of a long, narrow room black to visually bring it forward.
Published at Saturday, January 28th 2017, 21:27:26 PM by Manya Matveev. Interior. This fantastic open kitchen has several shades of warm and cool neutrals with just a small strip of gold. When you use just a tiny amount of a bold color in an otherwise neutral space, be sure to put the color on something that you want to draw the eye to, such as the quartz countertop here.
Published at Monday, January 16th 2017, 23:24:22 PM by Manya Matveev. Interior. I can't get enough of this fun and fantastic green‐tinged yellow – I've used similar shades of it in small doses all over my new house. It looks supermodern set against shades of gray and pure white. Keep in mind that if you use a vibrant hue in the back of a shelf or niche, you'll want to keep any items stored there neat and tidy, as everyone's eye will be immediately drawn to that area. Also, when you have a lot of cool gray in a space, think about including some warm elements, such as a wood floor or wood furniture, to help it feel warm and inviting.