Published at Friday, February 17th 2017, 02:00:18 AM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Play with the unexpected. "I love a little bit of surprise in a room, and of course hanging a chandelier gives me just that", says Robin Denker of Kitchens By Design. "A little bit of bling, something unexpected, like using clear prism lightbulbs in a chandelier".
Published at Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 20:44:16 PM by Manya Matveev. Interior. Soften it with chalk. Chalkboard paint is an easy and quick way to add some dark drama to a room. It actually creates quite a soft aesthetic, as the paint is incredibly matte. Give it a go – you can always draw some white pictures on it if it's too much!
Published at Friday, December 16th 2016, 17:24:43 PM by Edda Braune. Bedroom. A classic serpentine chest of drawers holds a crystal lamp, a small sculpture and fresh flowers. Also included here is a small piece of art in dreamy bedroom colors. Art does not have to be hung on a wall. Leaning small artworks against the wall provides a layered look. A step table is a great option beside a bed because it allows layers of surface area. A lamp, books, art, water and fresh flowers all fit on this versatile piece. Notice how the color of the step table adds to the room's palette. A petite tray table with a small drawer has just enough space for a colorful lamp, fresh flowers and a small jewelry box. Boxes of any style are great for holding earrings and necklaces taken off just before bed. This homemade bedside table consists of vintage suitcases on blocks. It's a creative and visual win for this room. Notice that the suitcases are on the low side, allowing for an adjustable lamp and a full view of the window. All the bedside basics fit onto a tray that provides a flat surface. Consider a wall‐mounted table for the tiniest of spaces. There's just enough room for an adjustable lamp, art and an alarm clock. A beautiful white chest of drawers holds a lamp in the center, a plant to the left and an alarm clock. Notice the federal‐style mirror to the side of the lamp, creating a layered bedside vignette.
Published at Tuesday, December 06th 2016, 00:57:03 AM by Edda Braune. Bedroom. Don't let the sloped ceilings and awkward architecture of the attic throw you off – with a little know‐how, you can transform this often‐underused space into cozy sleeping quarters. Whether you're in need of a guest bedroom or simply want a brand‐new space for yourself, check out the following professional tips for setting up a fabulous attic retreat. Arrange your furniture carefully. "Factor in space to sit and stand around main pieces of furniture, like sofas, chests and desks,” says interior designer Meredith Heron. "Be sure to place the bed somewhere that you can get in and out comfortably.” Use sloped ceilings wisely. "Dormers are great for window seats, desks or reading nooks,” says Heron. "These types of activities don't require ceiling height, so where things are constricted, they provide extra function to that space.” If you're short on storage, built‐in shelving is another wise use of the space where a sloped ceiling meets the floor. Consider skylights when arranging your layout. Do you like to read the morning paper in bed? Place your bed beneath the skylights. If you'd prefer natural light while getting ready for the day, arrange your space so your vanity sits under the windows.
Published at Thursday, November 24th 2016, 02:05:24 AM by Edda Braune. Interior. Update the trophies. This buck silhouette emits playfully positive chi in this bedroom. Look closely and you'll spy another contemporary approach to wildlife art: a colorful bear portrait in the bathroom.
Published at Monday, November 14th 2016, 16:41:17 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. I recommend that clients select appliances and sinks during the preliminary design phase, which often comes before selecting the rest of the finishes and fixtures. This is so the plans can reflect the proper sizes, which will in turn affect the cabinetry layout. Also, I recommend picking the type and amount of lighting fixtures during this phase: cans, semi‐flush mounts, how many pendants over the island and so on, in order to complete the lighting plans so the contractor to provide estimates. Most people haven't actually picked what style pendant light yet, but at least the decision about number is done.
Published at Tuesday, November 08th 2016, 16:10:22 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Fit the space. "Because of the size of this kitchen and the height of the ceiling, we needed a fixture that not only had the appropriate width, but also height", says Kristin Petro of Kristin Petro Interiors. "With its tiered design, a chandelier fits the space perfectly. In addition, the white cabinetry and backsplash provide a neutral backdrop, which lets the intricate style of the chandelier really pop".
Published at Thursday, November 03rd 2016, 18:02:28 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. The laundry room is perhaps one of the most overlooked spaces in the home. It's easy to put it on the back burner because, after all, it's not a room that often gets used for entertaining. Adding character with distressed cabinets might make all that folding feel like less of a chore.