When you walk into someone’s kitchen what’s the first thing that immediately draws your eye? It might be the countertop, the appliances, or the lighting. But for me it’s the kitchen sink. I’ve been lucky to have sizable stainless steel ones in most of my kitchens, but the variety out there these days is truly amazing.
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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?
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.
Gleaming white kitchens are everywhere, but what about their polar opposite? I’m talking about dark obsidian black spaces that are just as functional and a lot more dramatic. A black space can be the key to creating a warm and cozy environment, perfect for cooking with loved ones and entertaining. The best part is that a little black can go a long way; it doesn’t have to be floor to ceiling or wall to wall for impact.
Each year as we roll into a new year and another January I pause to think and hope that the New Year will be simpler, both in life and in my home. That might mean different things to different people – a more organized schedule, fewer things, less obligations – in fact it means something different to me nearly every year. For 2015, it means going back to basics. Streamlining my wardrobe, choosing quality over quantity, and adding more natural things to my world.
As a renter or as an owner of a minuscule kitchen, you quickly realize that space is at a premium. Sometimes temporary storage is the answer while you keep your eyes open for a more permanent solution, other times it ends up being the solution in itself. Here are five kitchen storage solutions to get those wheels turning!
My all-time favorite is probably the simplest, and maybe most obvious. A kitchen cart (aka bar cart) can be anything you need it to be. Microwave stand? Check. Coffee station? Check. Mobile so you can hide it in a minute? Check. It’s also extremely versatile so you can use it in the kitchen for now, then in the living room or dining room later.
Early in my life and in my home decorating adventures I much preferred brushed nickel to nearly every other finish. It fit my aesthetic, and it was also akin to my personal wardrobe style. Always choosing silver over gold. As I grew older and my tastes changed, I found myself shifting to the other end of the spectrum, warm finishes like brushed gold and brasses became my preference throughout the home. Here are just a few brass accents that I’d love to add to my space.
Ever since moving into my first apartment on my own, I’ve dreamed of having a clawfoot tub as the centerpiece of my bathroom. They always have such a presence about them, an I-dare-you-not-to-notice-me attitude almost. Which means there’s really only one thing that could give such a thing even more charisma – COLOR!
We’ve all been there, whether it involved a rent check or a mortgage – the dreaded tiny bathroom. I found myself in this exact situation after purchasing my current home this past summer. My main bath features a beautifully tiled full-size walk-in shower, a toilet, a small vanity… and no room for anything else. So I set off to research just what design elements might make it feel like a larger and lighter space.
Wallpaper is definitely one of those trends that has an ebb and flow. Lucky for us it’s on the up and up once again and there are countless looks and styles ready and waiting to add new interest to our homes. The thing is that today’s wall coverings aren’t your grandmother’s – in fact they’re not even last decade’s. They’re fresh, eclectic, and full of personal style that you can design an entire room around.