Villetta Wagner,Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 18:02:37 PM. Firstly, keep in mind that a dining room is one of the only places in a home that needs only one primary focal point – the dining table. Whether you choose a round or rectangular dining room table, keep in mind that this is a place around which friends and family will gather for food, drink and conversation for hours at a time. As such, it does not need to be over dressed. Dining tables with too many settings and centerpieces can look cheap and cluttered.
Blondelle Georges,Sunday, November 08th 2015, 17:16:33 PM. The idea of the kitchen being the heart and soul of the house has been taken a step further in 2014 with the popularity of the social kitchen. Turning the traditional kitchen into a family–friendly hub that promotes interaction and creates a fun hangout, the concept blurs the boundaries between the kitchen and the areas around it. Adding an extended breakfast nook in the kitchen, a small banquet in that lonely forgotten kitchen corner or even a cozy tufted bench next to the window is a great start in getting this accomplished. The idea is to ensure that every member of your family feels comfortable hanging out in the kitchen. One can even add a small workstation or kids’ play area next to the kitchen so that no one is left out. The shape and the ultimate design of a true social kitchen depend on the specific needs of your family. So get creative and make the best use of available space to turn the kitchen into a hip and happening spot in 2015!
Blondelle Georges,Saturday, November 07th 2015, 21:29:49 PM. Lastly, remember that lighting is an extremely important element and you need to have varying options. Some nights you may prefer a romantic candlelight dinner while other occasions may call for heavier lighting. Consider a chandelier with a dimmer as well as smaller side lamps or wall sconces. Also, remember that your choice of lighting fixture is yet another way to show off your personal decor tastes.
Blondelle Georges,Friday, November 06th 2015, 12:33:23 PM. Are you in the middle of a dining room makeover? So am I! Today’s post is dedicated to dining room decor that gets noticed. It’s not about how much money or time you spend on your dining room design project. It’s about creative thinking and choosing pieces that make a statement. Here are some simple ideas, plus a slew of pictures to inspire you in your endeavor. Enjoy!
Blondelle Georges,Thursday, November 05th 2015, 15:03:14 PM. Vivacious reds paired with brilliant turquoise, emerald greens coupled with dazzling gold and pops of bright yellow laced into a backdrop that is distinctly orange; color is an integral part of most eclectic living rooms. Even though most homeowners prefer a more contemporary–eclectic style with grays and whites shaping the backdrop, a more boisterous approach does seem way more fun. Remember that eclectic is a style defined by ‘you’ and not any particular designer or trend. Pick colors that you truly love and paint a picture that is truly spellbinding. A good way to bring together these contrasting hues is by picking furniture with similar shape and outline. This approach works well in most modern–eclectic living spaces and if you want to throw in a curve ball, a tone–on–tone approach to decorating is another great alternative.
Blondelle Georges,Wednesday, November 04th 2015, 14:51:24 PM. Think of eclectic living rooms and one visualizes loads of bright colors and accessories that seem a touch tacky and bold. Yet there are many different ways to go eclectic while allowing the style to blend in nicely with the rest of your more modern home. An eclectic living room, especially a small one, need not be filled with furniture and accessories beyond necessity. In small living rooms, try and choose a bold couch, a coffee table with a metallic glint and a plush rug with a splash of color to create the same visual impact while keeping the space visually uncluttered.
Blondelle Georges,Tuesday, November 03rd 2015, 15:43:19 PM. The trend in the last decade has been to turn towards white for a soothing, elegant and neutral kitchen backdrop. It is an understandable phenomenon with contemporary style influencing many of the designs. White also lets the accent hues that you add to the space shine that much brighter! But over the past few years, the color spectrum has slowly started moving towards the other end, and this year gray began taking over. In 2015, we go a step further with black becoming the sought–after shade in the kitchen. Black brings an air of sophistication to the kitchen and gives it a sleek, bold aura. If you are not too happy about using black extensively and feel it turns the kitchen into a sterile space, then use it to highlight details and anchor a kitchen that is draped in cool neutrals. Black cuts across different styles ranging from farmhouse and industrial to contemporary and minimal. And for those who prefer a more timeless look, there is always the option of a classy black and white kitchen.
Blondelle Georges,Monday, November 02nd 2015, 14:38:17 PM. A truly iconic piece of furniture or a midcentury masterpiece is an investment worth making as it will last you a lifetime. In fact, it is an acquisition that will serve the family across generations at times! The shaker–style kitchen cabinetry is one such addition that never goes out of style and always works well with almost any theme that you have going. Shaker–inspired cabinets can fit in with styles ranging from the rustic to the minimal and it is often the finish and the accessories around that them their final look. Simple, functional and beautiful, they also add textural brilliance to the kitchen.
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