Published at Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 07:16:06 AM by Orlene Lefebvre. Bedroom. This bedroom, with its liberal dose of aqua blue and spring green, is such a happy space. I would love to curl up in that green chair with a good book – even the dreariest day couldn't bring me down. Another bonus to using such vibrant colors is that this room needs no additional artwork or accessories. It's very clean and simple, but in no way dull or lifeless. These perky blues and the leafy‐green color work well together in small doses, such as on fabrics, accessories or painted furniture. The lighter cucumber green is a great choice for the walls. Clockwise from top left (all from Sherwin‐Williams): Mariner SW 6766, Cucumber SW 6722, Oceanside SW 6496 and Picnic SW 6731. Turquoise is a popular color right now, and here it is paired with another color of the moment – intense orange. These two colors are opposite each other on the color wheel, making them a striking and attention‐getting combo. But because the walls, ceiling and floor are white, the effect is cool instead of cacophonous. Punches of bright blue and orange used sparingly, perhaps through a thick vertical stripe painted on the walls or easily changed‐out bedding, look fantastic against a white backdrop. Clockwise from top left: Light My Fire AC211‐5 and Cool Turquoise KM3238‐2, both from Kelly Moore, and Castaway DE 5738 and Tangerine Dream DE 5160, both from Dunn Edwards.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:19:28 PM by Edda Braune. Living Room. Enough's enough. Take care not to plan for more shelves than you need. Asian‐style homes tend to display only the most thoughtfully selected items, so simple modern shelves that frame this fireplace top and bottom suit the space perfectly. Consider downlights as a way to give those display items pride of place.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:19:20 PM by Edda Braune. 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 Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:19:11 PM by Natzu Shimizu. 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 Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:19:02 PM by Manya Matveev. Interior. Treat your feet. Luxurious underfoot, artificial grass brings the joy of walking barefoot in the garden without the maintenance of a real lawn. It's perfect for creating a relaxing garden mood on a roof terrace or balcony, where natural turf is impractical.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:18:51 PM by Natzu Shimizu. Kitchen. Not your basic black. For some people, black might seem to be as bold a choice as orange. But in a home with a limited color palette – black, white, blue, and gray – it fits right in.
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:18:40 PM by Edda Braune. Kitchen. Create a center of attention. "This kitchen was designed to bring a symmetrical balance to the back, windowed wall", says Marlene Wangenheim of Interiors By Design. "All the materials, though rich, were very played down– for example, the white quartz stone countertops and the Calacatta marble brick tile with mother‐of‐pearl in the backsplash". "The chandelier brings your eye immediately to the center of the room, and then the tour begins", she adds. "The glitz of the chandelier also balances the serene color palette by contrasting it and giving it a wow effect".
Published at Sunday, October 08th 2017, 19:16:12 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Dining Room. Go for the tried and true: a weathered wood table. A secondhand wood table with a farmhouse or industrial heritage has already passed the test of time. Any scratches and nicks in the tabletop surface have mellowed into design details, becoming features to admire. If you accidentally add a few more to it, it won't matter. For this reason, these tables are great for families with children – you never have to worry about whether your brood is unwittingly or even intentionally marking the table. The damage, if minor, will only become part of the beauty of the piece. That said, it's worth protecting your table with a hard wax polish, which should be applied about twice a year.