Published at Monday, March 06th 2017, 12:17:41 PM by Edda Braune. Interior. Mix pattern and softness. Furniture is a traditional way to add texture to a home. This gorgeous Ligne Roset sofa gives an instant sense of comfort and makes a great focal point, with the fabric echoing the pattern of the brick wall in a softer way. You can't help but sit and get cozy.
Published at Saturday, March 18th 2017, 08:48:03 AM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Layer your lighting. "In the last five years we've seen a huge change in the way that our clients look at kitchen lighting", notes Heather Moe of Design Moe Kitchen & Bath. "While function is still important, we now layer the lighting to give homeowners an extraordinary flexibility of effect. We routinely have seven levels of illumination: countertop and general lighting, under‐cabinet task lighting, over‐cabinet up lighting, accent cabinet lighting, some supporting sconce fixtures (mounted on walls or on cabinets), ceiling lighting and – to top it all off – a central accent fixture, usually something pretty and eye catching at the room's focal point".
Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 12:29:34 PM by Edda Braune. Interior. Art. If your tastes run to the whimsical or eclectic, consider hanging art in front of a window. This creates an unexpected statement and is especially effective in contemporary condos that have no other place for art.
Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 12:29:19 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Dining Room. Color is cool but beware the trendy hue. Today's on‐trend shade is tomorrow's fashion fail, so choose wisely. Classic colors, such as the primaries (red, yellow and blue), usually have staying power, mainly because they are so unapologetically basic. Red is a very popular color, especially in homes that have a subtle Asian theme, as red is a color traditionally associated with celebration, and this will work even if the home is minimalist and modern.
Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 12:27:43 PM by Orlene Lefebvre. Interior. Start small. Want to try black but still feeling unsure? Take your cue from this stylish abode and focus your dark aspirations on a small, in‐between space, such as a landing. The bold contrast will look stunning, and the black won't be overwhelming due to the bright rooms on either side.
Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 12:27:14 PM by Natzu Shimizu. Interior. Shades of purple are thought to have a calming effect, so they are a smart choice for a bedroom. Mix small hits of pinks and purples with larger swaths of warm whites for a pretty, soft and soothing sleeping space.
Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 12:26:58 PM by Manya Matveev. Bathroom. Magic mirror reflects current technology. Another mirror concept coming soon to homes can be found already in stores. A specially made full‐length mirror superimposes clothing on your reflection, creating the illusion that you’re wearing the selected item of clothing. It’s an easy way to cycle through a large number of garments without wasting time trying them on. One example is the EON Interactive Mirror, which has already been installed in mall clothing stores.The system uses Microsoft’s Kinect technology, which was created for gaming and repurposed for retail marketing. As you can see, the illusion is pretty good.
Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 12:26:39 PM by Edda Braune. Dining Room. Statement chandelier and flowering branches. A gorgeous statement‐making chandelier, like the hot‐pink one shown here, plus tall vases of flowering branches, creates a subtle separation between spaces – perfect for an open‐plan home.
Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 12:25:47 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Bedroom. Grab center stage. Natalie Younger loves wallpaper. She found her perfect client with this project: The entire house was inspired by graphic prints and bold colors. Grab center stage. Natalie Younger loves wallpaper. She found her perfect client with this project: The entire house was inspired by graphic prints and bold colors. "This paper was installed as a feature wall and grounded the rest of the room's lighter tones by adding a little drama," she says. "I designed a custom velvet platform bed that was kept low to the ground in order to allow the wall to take center stage. The chandelier over the bed added to the mood, and the crystal knob details on all the furniture rounded out that glitzy glamour feel." Accent the positive. This bedroom is part of an open loft, so Valerie Pasquiou was looking to give it a bit of a cozy feel and some softness by bringing an "un‐overwhelming accent wall into the room with a hint of femininity," she says. "The overall idea was also to keep a light and crisp, fresh feel to the room." Focus on texture. "When you have a really monochromatic bed and everything feels very calm and toned down, you want something to be a focal point,” says Tineke Triggs of Artistic Designs for Living. "This wallpaper brought texture and depth to the room.” Impress your guests. Interior designer Tara Seawright uses wallpaper in a lot of her projects.