Published at Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 22:22:39 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Living Room. Mixed patterns, same color. Why stop with mixing stripes when you can mix in other patterns as well? When you keep the colors to a strict palette, the patterns will feel like an intentional mix. Try a wide stripe, narrow stripe, solid, and fun printed textile, like a batik or suzani, in a matching hue.
Published at Friday, October 06th 2017, 08:24:04 AM by Natzu Shimizu. Dining Room. Swing‐arm sconce. A swing‐arm sconce designed to extend over the table (like the one shown here) is an unexpected alternative to the traditional chandelier, and can work even for renters if you choose a plug‐in version. Because the bulb is exposed, you'll need to use a lower‐watt filament bulb to create that lovely soft glow. But because one low‐watt bulb is not enough to light a room on its own, it is necessary to supplement with additional lighting – try a second sconce, or a pair of lamps atop a credenza.
Published at Friday, October 06th 2017, 08:23:57 AM by Manya Matveev. Dining Room. Select a dining table made of sturdy stuff. If you want a table to last through years of dinner party wear and tear, choose a table made from a hardwood, such as mahogany, walnut, maple, oak and teak. Tables made from engineered or composite woods, which include plywoods and MDF, are durable and economical but are never as strong as a hardwood.
Published at Friday, October 06th 2017, 08:23:50 AM by Edda Braune. Dining Room. For buyers on the move, choose a table that is easily transportable. For those who don't stay put, a heavy table may prove to be an annoyance, weighing you down each time you move. If you fall in love with a metal or marble table, don't be discouraged from buying it, but do think about how you might safely transport it. As suggested above, choose a small, round marble table, or go for a wooden table with detachable legs. If you are looking for a table to suit an urban‐industrial decor theme, don't go all‐out with a (heavy) metal table but consider a (lighter) wood table with some metal design features, such as the one pictured here. Plastic as an alternative to wood is light and can be molded into some cool shapes, but be aware that the color can fade over time.
Published at Friday, October 06th 2017, 08:23:04 AM by Natzu Shimizu. Interior. Not a fan of large displays of tchotchkes and objets d'art? You can go a bit wilder with color, because you won't have visual clutter competing with a bold wall. But bright orange is a tough color to pull off, even in a minimalist space. Take a tip from this room and limit the color to one or two smaller walls, and pair it with shades of a neutral – such as sage green.
Published at Friday, October 06th 2017, 08:22:47 AM by Rosetta Loreta. 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 Friday, October 06th 2017, 08:22:25 AM by Manya Matveev. Dining Room. Garden fresh. Children's colorful artwork has been framed and hung to personalize this charming nook. This is a great idea for families, especially when a kitchen nook is also used as a homework and craft center. Installing a small U‐shaped nook is a clever way to divide a kitchen with a generous expanse of floor. Take advantage of the extra room and install a nook big enough to accommodate plenty of dinner party guests.
Published at Friday, October 06th 2017, 08:22:04 AM by Orlene Lefebvre. Dining Room. Tile mosaic and hammered pendant light. Craft a worldly look with a mosaic of mismatched tiles like the Cuban tile shown here, printed cushions and a hammered silver or copper pendant light. Benches are extra cozy, but a tiled accent wall alone could add oomph to any breakfast nook.