Darcey Chene,Monday, March 16th 2015, 19:24:22 PM. Let’s face it, aren’t baby nurseries really for the parents? While your new child will sleep and play in the room, the decor, functionality and organization is all for the adults, so make it wonderful to escape to. Retro furniture has made a huge comeback in recent years and cribs, seating, and decorative accessories are all nods to throwback styles. Furniture that is reminiscent of the 1950’s and 1960’s with wide backed chairs and matching ottomans are comfortable and enable you a place to relax in your baby’s room. Add in colorful dressers and changing tables painted in retro paint colors such as aqua, orange, gold, and honeydew green are popular nursery tones.
Blondelle Georges,Saturday, October 17th 2015, 20:19:06 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,Friday, October 16th 2015, 21:03:51 PM. What can we tell you about metallic accents and fixtures that we have not already discussed through the last half of 2014! It has been a season of warm metallic hues with gold, copper and bronze replacing the usual suspects such as silver and chrome. This trend has made a significant impact in both the world of fashion and the world of interior design, and expect it to continue on this merry path all through 2015 as well. For the kitchen, think of faucets and fixtures in bright golden hues to bring a dash of luxury without going over the top. Lighting fixtures such as the Tom Dixon pendants in shiny copper are also a great choice.
Blondelle Georges,Thursday, October 15th 2015, 13:29:41 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, October 14th 2015, 10:20:27 AM. The misconception among many homeowners is that by not committing to any particular style and by randomly putting together your favorite pieces of decor one can create an eclectic living space. This could not be more far off from the truth, as eclectic style demands as much, if not a lot more, discipline than any other decorating style around. Sure, it throws convention out the window, mixes contrasting hues, styles, textures and even eras together in a charming and cheerful setting, but it still needs to be carefully curated. That is the mantra; with an eclectic living room, you are showcasing your effervescent and unique personality in a ‘curated’ fashion. We do not kid when we say that this is a style that is far harder to master than many others simply because there are no set rules and rigidly defined boundaries. It is all about achieving that perfect balance between order and chaos, contrast and cohesion, method and madness.
Blondelle Georges,Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 12:47:33 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,Monday, October 12th 2015, 10:19:08 AM. 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.
Villetta Wagner,Sunday, October 11th 2015, 05:08:15 AM. Have you found a retro graphic print that you want to frame for the nursery, or have fallen in love with a beautiful table lamp that is retro in styling? Nurseries are a great place to display wall art, coordinating lampshades and even matching pendant drum lights make a great focal point for your child’s room. If you are feeling adventurous – how about hand painting a mural or use wall decals in retro colors, graphics, and styles. Accessorizing the nursery with vintage finds like toys, and even heirloom keepsakes handed down from generations look beautiful in shadow boxes hung on the wall. Your baby’s room can combine new and old beautifully in their retro styled nursery.
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