Published at Monday, September 18th 2017, 08:05:42 AM by Manya Matveev. Bedroom. Since the Victorian era, what we need in the bedroom has changed very little. We need essentially the same pieces – bed, bedside tables, clothes storage. And we like essentially the same aesthetic – comfortable, peaceful, even luxurious. Indeed, we may still find the fabrics and wallpapers of that period attractive. Victorian staples such as freestanding wardrobes, marble‐topped washstands and folding screens can be reinvented for modern bedrooms while still retaining the Victorian feel. Keep reading to learn how to turn a Victorian bedroom into a personal space you'll love spending time in. It's worth noting that Victorian ladies in their country houses often spent the entire morning in bed reading and writing letters. I'm not sure I'd get away with that, but if I did, I would want the finest linen and lace to surround me – just like them. Besides the bed, the wardrobe would undoubtedly be the largest piece of furniture in a Victorian bedroom. The most popular versions had a mirror in the center cupboard and double‐width storage on either side. Traditionally, wardrobes were made of dark varnished wood – a rather large and somber feature for today's tastes. But, you can often pick one up cheaply and achieve great effects by stripping and painting it. Although not always a four‐poster (even though they were popular), Victorian beds often had draperies made from light fabric, with matching curtains on the windows. Matching draperies and window dressing adorn this French‐inspired room, without the four‐poster bed. Note the screen in the corner – these were hugely popular in Victorian bedrooms. Traditionally used to hide unsightly items (or maybe for the lady to dress behind), the screen today serves as a wonderful way to change the contours of the room.
Published at Monday, May 29th 2017, 17:30:30 PM by Edda Braune. Interior. For those who prefer light neutral walls but are on the hunt for an alternative to white, beige or gray, think about going with a pale green or soft yellow as your main neutral. If the hue has a bit of gray or brown, it will work as a neutral. Then add a small hit of bold yellow to really spice up the space.
Published at Monday, May 29th 2017, 15:20:10 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Living Room. Retro sideboard. It might not feel as key as a coffee table or sofa, but a stylish vintage sideboard transforms the look of a living room (and keeps clutter at bay, too). Here a midcentury number adds a quirky retro attitude and provides a handy surface for showing off precious ornaments and pictures. For a timeless look, stick to warm woods, such as teak or rosewood.
Published at Monday, May 29th 2017, 08:15:26 AM by Rosetta Loreta. Living Room. Moroccan pouf. It's that age‐old problem: where to prop your feet when you're relaxing on the sofa? The obvious solution is a Moroccan leather pouf. Simple and compact, these versatile little seats work surprisingly well in a variety of settings, not just souk‐style rooms. Here a pair of brown leather poufs adds impact next to a plain corner sofa, complementing the sophisticated design scheme brilliantly.
Published at Monday, May 29th 2017, 06:24:17 AM by Rosetta Loreta. Living Room. Matching striped upholstery and solid pillows. Have your armchairs covered in identical striped fabric as the sofa, and finish the look off with a cluster of solid‐hued pillows.
Published at Saturday, May 27th 2017, 14:08:22 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Living Room. Perfect symmetry. Just because you love minimalist design doesn't mean you have to go without when it comes to storage. This unit combines ample space in the lower cabinets with plenty of display space above. The natural timber contrasts nicely with the tiles wrapping around the fireplace surround. For a polished and professional‐looking finish, custom‐made cabinets are often the way to go. The cabinets work so well here because they align precisely with the top of the fireplace.
Published at Saturday, May 27th 2017, 06:21:30 AM by Edda Braune. Dining Room. Consider a designer pack‐and‐go dining table. Plywood is lightweight and durable, and a plywood table can be flat‐packed and assembled as needed at home. Your dining table then can be packed up and moved as necessary. Plus it works well in a home with modern Nordic or contemporary Asian style.
Published at Friday, May 26th 2017, 02:41:37 AM by Edda Braune. 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.