Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 12:27:14 PM by Natzu Shimizu. 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 Thursday, September 28th 2017, 07:08:45 AM by Edda Braune. Bedroom. Decide which furniture to keep. As you are going through the room, note which pieces you want to keep and which will be sold or given away. But before buying anything new, consider updating existing furniture with fresh paint or knobs, and look around the rest of the house (including in the attic and the basement) for forgotten treasures. Shop for new items. Look for pieces that can also be used in a first apartment (or dorm room) to get the most bang for your buck. Small side tables, cushions, throw blankets, lamps, and small‐scale armchairs will all be most welcome in those first digs away from home. Go on a "cool junk" hunt together. Make a date to hit a flea market or antiques and collectibles fair to see what you can find. Bring cash (only as much as you want to spend), measurements of key areas and a dolly or cart to carry home your finds. Wire storage lockers like the ones shown here are superversatile – use them for everything from shoes and scarves to craft supplies and books. Incorporate photos of friends. One of the downsides to taking mostly digital photos is that we tend to print photos less often. As part of this project, be sure to give your teen the opportunity to have some recent pictures printed – some to frame and others to tape up in a rotating display. Japanese masking tape (also called washi tape) comes in a mind‐boggling array of colors and patterns, is easily removable from most surfaces and can be used in tons of ways (like in the photo display seen here). A set would make a lovely gift for your teen when this project is complete. Try a small DIY project.
Published at Thursday, September 28th 2017, 07:08:12 AM by Rosetta Loreta. Dining Room. Rice paper lantern and kids' art wall. Easy, affordable rice paper pendant lights come in a wide range of sizes and create a lovely glow when lit. A wall with casually taped‐up children's artwork and simple white walls and chairs add up to a welcoming space where creativity can shine.
Published at Thursday, September 28th 2017, 07:07:24 AM by Orlene Lefebvre. Bathroom. This chic square soap pump, also by Jason Wu, has a style reminiscent of his Brizo faucet. For an exotic flair, consider a decorative basin like this one by Kohler. Add gold accent pieces to offset the blue. Hands‐free! Simply tap the faucet with your finger (or a bare elbow or forearm, if your hands are full) to control the water flow. This bath provides a stylish alternative to traditional walk‐ins with an extra‐wide opening, grab bar and chair‐height seat for easy entry and exit. It fits a standard 60‐inch bath footprint. This ready‐to‐go kit creates the perfect little niche to put anything. It comes with everything you need, and is available in a variety of colorways. This system converts your existing fixed showerhead to a handshower and rainhead combination. It's such a quick and easy remodel! A slidebar bracket allows for customized heights, perfect for both short and tall members of your family. The Twist allows bathers to quickly switch between four spray settings with a flick or your thumb – handy for those early mornings when hand‐eye coordination has yet to kick in.
Published at Thursday, September 28th 2017, 07:07:13 AM by Natzu Shimizu. Dining Room. Café table and invisible chairs. This itty‐bitty seating area proves that even truly tiny spaces don't need to sacrifice style. Seek out the smallest, sleekest café table you can find and place a pair of clear chairs (made from acrylic or Lucite) around it. Style it up between meals with a cute fruit bowl.
Published at Thursday, September 28th 2017, 07:07:05 AM by Manya Matveev. Bedroom. Skylights often come into play, as do white walls and floors. Built‐ins help with space constraints, as do funny little closets and bathrooms that make use of seemingly impossible angles. There is something undeniably romantic about an attic bedroom. No matter what the style, it has an away‐from‐it‐all feeling. Even with a low ceiling, an attic room can feel open and airy. White paint helps a lot. So do built‐in cabinets and drawers for hiding clutter. This feminine beauty uses the odd angles to their best advantage – the chandelier is hung to emphasize the height of the ceiling, while the space is kept cozy with low furniture, floor pillows and wallpaper that extends to every wall. White and bright. The skylight provides the sunlight, but the paint color provides the expansive feeling. A white floor is an easy way to lighten a room while taking advantage of the beautiful texture of the original old wood. This saunalike wood paneling keeps the attic‐y feeling while creating a fresh space. Just add furniture. White, white and more white and then one big splash of color. So simple and so elegant. You could have a lot of good dreams in this room. One accent wall of horizontal wood paneling accentuates the architecture in this weirdly shaped room but also keeps things simple and spare. Hey, if you've got it, flaunt it.
Published at Thursday, September 28th 2017, 07:06:56 AM by Edda Braune. Bathroom. Pack a powerful punch. "We needed something bold and unexpected to create interest in this tiny, formerly drab powder room," says Jennifer Jones of Niche Interiors. "This graphic packed the perfect punch".
Published at Thursday, September 28th 2017, 07:06:47 AM by Rosetta Loreta. 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.