Published at Wednesday, April 12th 2017, 08:14:26 AM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Serene gray. This kitchen is part of an urban loft. "We attempted to create a sophisticated room that is well organized and complementary within a much larger space", says Ayhan Ozan of Chelsea Atelier Architect. "The color gray has a subtle authority to it, without entirely surrendering the serenity of the open loft to the kitchen".
Published at Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:43:23 AM by Edda Braune. 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 Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:43:13 AM by Rosetta Loreta. Dining Room. Geometric play. This small dining nook was designed by Kimball Starr Interior Design in San Francisco. Starr says her clients wanted the area off the kitchen to be used as an activity nook for playing board games with friends; she added a touch of grown‐up glamour with impressive geometric pendants and a custom banquette upholstered in a playful fabric.
Published at Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:42:10 AM by Orlene Lefebvre. Bathroom. Tie everything together. "We wanted to revamp this bathroom without doing a costly remodel," says Beth Dotolo of Pulp Design Studios. "By using this European trellis wall covering we were able to give the space a completely new look and tie together the existing finishes".
Published at Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:42:02 AM by Natzu Shimizu. Bathroom. Be well read. "My client had seen a wallpaper at a hotel with a book pattern that she loved," says designer Angela Gutekunst. "So that led me to this classic Brunschwig & Fils paper for her powder bath that worked beautifully".
Published at Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:41:54 AM by Manya Matveev. Bathroom. Being water wise can cut your utility bills, reduce the need for costly investments in water treatment and delivery systems, and contribute to a more sustainable water future. The bathroom is the place to start since it's the water hog in your home, accounting for more than half of the indoor water you use. Check out these water‐wise plumbing fixtures that don't compromise style or function. To find water‐wise fixtures, look for the WaterSense label. WaterSense, a partnership program with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is an independent organization that reviews plumbing fixtures for water efficiency (among many other jobs). Their certification, or approval, is given to fixtures that are at least 20 percent more efficient without compromising performance. The average bathroom makeover with WaterSense fixtures saves 7,000 gallons of water annually. That's enough water to wash six months worth of laundry.
Published at Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:41:46 AM by Edda Braune. Interior. Create an illusion. Where you choose to use light and dark colors can have a huge influence on a space. In this lofty white room, the ceiling and walls down to the picture rail have been painted black, helping to visually lower the high ceiling for a much cozier mood. Or try painting the end wall of a long, narrow room black to visually bring it forward.
Published at Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:41:30 AM by Rosetta Loreta. 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.