Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 12:27:14 PM by Natzu Shimizu. Interior. Focus on accessories. If black walls are a step too far, why not add some contrast with black accessories? This boudoir has dark blinds, a thick black picture frame and an ebony vanity table, creating a darkly luxurious spot. The key here is the glossy surfaces, which catch the light rather than absorbing it.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:19:20 PM by Edda Braune. 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 Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:19:11 PM by Natzu Shimizu. Interior. Kick up the drama in a mostly white kitchen by adding small bits of a warm, dark gray. Use the gray to highlight interesting architectural elements. Then make the look fun and fresh with an accent color in a leafy shade of green.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:19:02 PM by Manya Matveev. Interior. This sophisticated bedroom gets a nice punch of color via furniture and decorative accessories in happy shades of coral. Because the coral elements are spread throughout the room, it doesn't feel overly colorful, and your eye is able to move about the space, taking it all in. Additionally, the white elements in the room keep the taupey‐tan hues from looking too muddy.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:18:51 PM by Natzu Shimizu. Kitchen. Highlight historical flair. Charlie Simmons of Charlie & Co. Design says that in this kitchen, "the chandeliers were inspired by the wish of the homeowner to have a traditional kitchen that fit into the fabric of their historically important home, but still have a bit of flair".
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:18:40 PM by Edda Braune. Kitchen. With the machines concealed by hinged cabinet doors, guests have no idea that whites are a‐soaking and laundry is a‐drying in this San Francisco kitchen. A nearby kitchen table can be used for folding, a trick I often utilize. This space‐saving solution, a stackable unit, is especially handy for city dwellers, where square footage tends to be limited.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:16:12 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Dining Room. High‐backed bench on one side, folding chairs on the other. The casual vibe of simple café‐style folding chairs is balanced here by a comfortable upholstered settee on the other side and slipcovered chairs at the ends. If you already have a stately, traditional piece (like this settee), folding café chairs can make it feel more casual – plus they are easy on the budget.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:15:34 PM by Natzu Shimizu. Bedroom. With a new school year upon us, now is the perfect time to give that teen lair an overhaul – and hopefully eke out a bit of quality bonding time in the process. To make this a successful decorating experience, it helps to keep an open mind about your teen's creative direction. Recognize that he or she has good ideas, and at the same time set clear limits that work for you (a project budget, paint but not wallpaper etc.) for results that will make both of you happy in the end. Start an ideabook and create a floor plan. Gather inspiration images and collect the best in an ideabook on Houzz. Just looking at all the images together should help clarify what your son or daughter wants. Once you have the general style nailed down, sketch out ideas for the new floor plan. A taller‐than‐average bedside table can do double duty as a desk – a great space saver in a small room. Also, think about adding a focal point over the headboard. A quirky sculpture, artwork or a pretty textile are all good choices. Just be sure anything that could fall on the bed is very well secured and not too heavy. Think about color and lighting. Once you know the look you are after, it's time to think about paint. Use extra‐large paint swatches or get sample‐size amounts to try out colors directly on the wall before buying enough for the whole room to avoid a misstep. Lighting can instantly make the biggest change in a room, so now is also the time to create a lighting plan. Add ambience with café lights strung across the ceiling, install a dimmer switch for an overhead fixture and don't forget proper task lighting for the homework area.