Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:10:48 PM by Natzu Shimizu. Dining Room. Black is always the new black. If you aren't expecting your table to suffer wear and tear, choose the most sophisticated and elegant table you've always dreamed of owning. Black tables are notoriously tricky, especially if they are veneered, because the smallest scratch will show up. If you are the careful type, however, black is super cool and will always be so.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:19:11 PM by Natzu Shimizu. 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 Monday, April 03rd 2017, 19:52:25 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Depending on what type of professional you hired, or if you are doing your own kitchen, you may start the finishes and fixture selection process from a different jumping‐off point. Rather than picking the cabinet wood species and finish color by itself, and then picking countertops and tile, I like to have my clients work on an overall palette of materials at the same time. Layer the materials and create collages of patterns, textures and colors to see what works best together.
Published at Friday, March 31st 2017, 17:30:51 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Decorative tile in the kitchen is a great way to express your personality and style, but proportion and scale are critical. Tile is a pretty permanent decision; once it's up, it's expensive to change. You or your designer should do color studies and pattern studies, and look at them alongside photos and samples to be absolutely sure you're making the right choices.
Published at Thursday, March 30th 2017, 07:28:38 AM by Rosetta Loreta. Interior. Combine practical and beautiful. These ribbed porcelain tiles serve the bathroom in a physical, practical and visual way. They simultaneously stimulate the feet, provide a practical nonslip surface and add visual depth. Light bounces off the irregular, diamond‐cut ridges for a playful, elegant effect.
Published at Wednesday, March 29th 2017, 22:26:39 PM 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 Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 04:03:21 AM by Edda Braune. Living Room. Neutrals with texture, blue and red. Grass cloth wallpaper and burlap shades add texture and warmth, helping a redbrick fireplace settle into the space. Wood furniture close to the darkest tones in the brick also helps. Larger amounts of blue in a rug and pillows, and just a dash of red, make for a classic nautical look.
Published at Friday, March 24th 2017, 03:36:00 AM by Edda Braune. Living Room. Use baskets. If you want a neater living room, make friends with baskets. But before you shop for baskets, figure out what you really want to keep in the living room (see No. 6) so you can choose the right ones for the job. Toys are best in open baskets, because they make it easier for little ones to find what they are looking for; personal documents and messy‐looking items are better stowed in lidded baskets. And remember to measure your shelves before shopping; you don't want to come home with a carload of new organizing supplies only to find they don't fit.
Published at Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 22:25:24 PM by Edda Braune. Living Room. Natural tones. The fireplace mantel in this living room invites you to sit down and read awhile by the fire. The timber shelving unit ties in with shelving used elsewhere in the room – a nifty trick to prevent fireside storage that looks like it doesn't belong.