Bathrooms are a necessity in every modern day home, and the last to get any decorating attention. While updating things like the tub or shower, toilet, and vanity require a bit more money, modest upgrades like lighting can make all the difference. Lighting sets the mood in every room of your space and does not go unnoticed. Why not look at some options for the smallest and often used room?
Blue continues to be the color of choice for many home interiors. The soothing and relaxing color is perfect for creating a refuge in one’s personal space. To me, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing an all blue interior done well. There are a few tricks to accomplish the look. Here are some of my favorite ways.
(top image). One of my all time favorite ways to do an all blue interior is to mimic the Gustavian Swedish look. Use a variety of ginghams in various sizes to accomplish the look. The larger blue check on the chairs contrasted with the smaller blue check on the drapes and accented with the decorative blue plates on the table ties the room together without being so in your face about the color.
The wallpaper in the bedroom above steals the show. The room looks amazing, even managing to look good with a milk crate standing in for a bedside table! If you’re drawn to the look, you can use the items below to recreate something similar for your own home. (Though if it were me, I might skip the crate.)
Coffee tables can easily become a surface to store random objects. When you need to put something somewhere and you don’t know where that somewhere is, it most likely will become the coffee table. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Allow your coffee table to display beautiful yet practical accessories such as candles, flowers and magazines.
One trend right now is placing two tables side by side, in the same shape but slightly different sizes. This gives you more room to style your items.
Nothing gets my heart racing more than books on a bookshelf. There’s something so comforting, curious, and beautiful seeing hundreds of books waiting to be read. I like to display books front and center but there are a number of ways to store them to make them easy and accessible. Here are some of my favorite ways to do it.
Above, I love a gold old-fashioned book shelf. These were used in bookstores and libraries to display and hold books temporarily but I love the way they look. The angle of the shelf itself is gorgeous and architectural. This is great if you have plenty of table space.
Miriam Alia’s pink bedroom is more fit for a Bond girl than a princess. Arguably the sweetest color, pink goes glam with a mix of texture, line, and curve. Want to get the look? Start with a white upholstered bed, white walls and white bedding and then layer in the items below.
A can of paint is one of the most affordable ways to drastically change the look and feel of a space. But if you’re thinking you’re limited to 360º coverage or a boring accent world, think again. The options are literally endless and can be anywhere from bold and creative to subtle and soft.
I have dreams of creating the most gorgeously efficient kitchen. To me, the most ideal kitchen is one that is one, beautiful two, practical and when it happens it’s heavenly! In order to work in the practical party, shelving is absolutely number one on my mind. Here are 8 different shelving ideas to help master the art of creating a practical and beautiful kitchen.
Certain colors have made an impact on modern design. They have taken boring spaces and made them show stoppers. One of those colors is orange. It immediately stops you in your tracks. They key with orange is to merge it with mostly neutral colors. Orange can become competitive with other bold colors. And it can create a chaotic space if not careful. That is why we are all about adding pops of orange in a space.
No matter how fancy a kitchen is, I always like to see industrial lighting as a part of it. It gives such a solid foundation: hearty, serious, and functional. Though industrial lighting may seem heavy and bulky, it can be lightened up by paying attention to scale or changing the color. Here are some of my favorite ways to use industrial lighting in the kitchen.