Hugette Montagne Kitchen, April 18th , 2017. For a countertop that will not see heavy use, a slice of wood that features the natural contours of the tree can’t be beat. Variations in thickness and size, as well as availability, make them difficult to include in a functional kitchen. These are best suited to dining areas, bars or decorative countertops, not workhorse surfaces. The more gnarly the edge, the greater the artful feel.
Kynthia Stavros Kitchen, April 18th , 2017. The most common type is made from boards placed on their sides and glued so that the narrower edge forms the surface. De Vos Woodworking says the strips can be “continuous lengths with no joints, or random- length pieces that are finger-jointed.“ These types of countertops work best in for large countertops, like long kitchen counters or island tops. Because wood only moves in one direction, across its width, edge grain butcher block is more stable than other wood countertops. It can also be less pricey.
Galatea Simonides Interior, April 20th , 2017. Decorating with stripes isn’t as difficult as you may think and you don’t have to make a big commitment to stripes to still have an impact on a room. Here are some of our favorite ways to take the latest off-the-runway stripes and incorporate them to your contemporary decor.
Serilda Fabel Interior, April 20th , 2017. When designing a modern space, the first step is to get rid of (or at least hide) any unneeded clutter. Once the room is cleared, add a few multifunctional pieces. Be sure that every element you bring in has a clearly defined purpose in addition to driving home your modern aesthetic. Carefully distribute items throughout the room so that it feels balanced.
Trella Urbina Interior, April 18th , 2017. While these two options are not necessarily mutually exclusive, it does take some know-how to combine them cohesively. Trendy can be too bold, and traditional can be too boring. However, finding a balance of both trendy and traditional means you’ll love the space now, and continue to enjoy it years down the road.
Nunzia Ajello Interior, April 18th , 2017. If a monochromatic look seems a little too intense for your home, there’s an easy way to brighten up the space while adding more visual interest: Just add natural materials such as wood, stone or metal. Choose one or incorporate a variety.
Nunzia Ajello Furniture, April 19th , 2017. Rattan and wicker furniture can also be quite refined. There are plenty of iconic designs that inspired the world. You can always consider this option when it comes to furnishing an outdoor space such as a deck, a terrace or a garden or backyard. Of course, you can also bring rattan furniture indoors where it would have a casual character. It would be an opportunity for you to think outside the box and to achieve a cozy and inviting ambiance in an unusual and intriguing way.
Ghislaine Baumgarten Interior, April 18th , 2017. While the living space reflects the designer‘s international art and taste, the master bedroom is simple white-on-white. The painting over the bed by Spanish street artist Pejac creates a calm focal point and adds to the contrast from the fun hubbub of the living space.
Hugette Montagne Interior, April 20th , 2017. Traditionally, choosing furniture for a modern space meant staying within the Art Deco, Shaker or Mission styles. More recently, Scandinavian-inspired products have also been included in this category. Whichever design your bathroom furnishings are, try to ensure that they are as simplistic as possible and have a clearly defined shape.
Elenora Calabrese Bedroom, April 18th , 2017. Want to use wood in an understated way? This full wooden wall adds warmth to grey, while housing a black glass door and industrial white light. Diamond patterns cover this feature wall, a focal point in a room full of wood. A lamp to the side illuminates its finer detail, as an old English ceiling sets the scene.
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