Often, it is the style and theme of the bathroom that plays a major part in choosing the towel racks and hooks. Today, we focus on modern and contemporary bathrooms where colorful bath towels can make a big visual impact. With homeowners increasingly veering towards bathrooms that have a spa-inspired look, the seemingly inconspicuous stack of towels can add a pop of color to the neutral backdrop or enhance the impact of the accent hue. Here are 20 chic ideas to get you started
Round sinks with the recognizable shape of a bowl are perhaps the most popular vessel sinks. They have the power to make your bathroom look more elegant, classy and noble. The clean shape of a round sink carries a certain reputation and can undoubtedly assure your bathroom’s wealthy appearance. We like to play around with contrasts and as there are surely many round sinks out there to choose from, the simple tones of white and black or grey are the ones that bring most calming energy into the space.
What is a better way to embrace rustic natural charm than by bringing home wood, you ask? Well, how about finding some space for reclaimed wood in your home! Reclaimed wood adds another layer of richness to the interior when compared to newer wood surfaces and you can also find quality wood in old, discarded pieces if you know what you are looking for. An accent wall comprising of reclaimed wood planks also can create an eclectic or rustic backdrop that is perfect for living rooms that need a shabby chic, industrial or farmhouse twist to their monotonous modern personality.
A sofa in neutral hues that vary between pristine white to light browns and bluish-grays are generally the norm in most living rooms… that is, till just a few years ago! Today’s living rooms are going down a more exciting path with revitalized trends from ravishing 80s and nostalgic 70s making a grand comeback. A colorful and striking sofa is definitely a part of this exuberant new look. Visually captivating and yet still decidedly modern, here are 30 latest sofas and sectionals that combine comfort with color and panache
Kitchens are a beast to remodel. Regardless of how little you cook or use your kitchen, having it out of commission for even a piece of toast or a glass of wine is an encumbrance. My best advice is to be as prepared as possible before demolition; ask a lot of questions, get to know your subcontractors, and have a contingency planned into your budget for the unknown.
To begin, I had a quick discussion about what my client wanted to achieve. From there, I created a pin board with her. Since we are in two different cities, Portland and Seattle, this was a quick way for us both to share inspiration. After the style was defined, I started sketching a layout and ideas of how the kitchen would look both in plan and three dimensionally. Most everything was shared over email, Skype and Pinterest. I made about three trips to Seattle throughout the process to make sure things were going as planned.
Kitchens – more than any other room in a home – come with a serious boatload of accessories. Every inch of every cabinet is typically full, and most surfaces are home to some type of tool. That being said, I always find it fabulous when homeowners discover a way to keep their cooking spaces clean and cool even amongst the chaos of daily life. In honor of those families who have nailed it, we are rounding up 10 of our favorite, well-organized kitchens. Whether their accessories are gathered by color or function, style or by need, each proves how living with all the fixings can be as stylish as it is functional. Enjoy!
The favorite thing about my home: I love that I get to use all of it even though it is quite a large flat. The top room where I have the kitchen, dining room and study is where I spend most of my day working. My bedroom is where I sleep and laze in the morning and my drawing room doubles up into a home cinema (except that I have broken my projector but I will be buying one soon) and it is where I spend my evenings when I am not out with friends. And when I have friends over, we have a drink in the drawing room before moving upstairs for the meal.
It’s a refreshing feeling, stepping into a warm living room that is filled with light. Somehow bright and well-lit interior creates a great combination of a calm and lively decor. The peacefulness doesn’t take anything away from the cheerfulness of the space. White is the obvious choice for such an interior, but that makes it all a very predictable affair. If you wish for something with a little more character, beige is the tone you’ll discover happiness with! Check out these amazing and elegant beige living rooms for more inspiration
I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite as satisfying as witnessing a real, good kitchen renovation. Whether it’s on a cheesy daytime home and garden show or an in-person tour at a friend’s house, a brand-spankin’-new kitchen has the ability to give me chills and send my heart beating in envy. Self-closing drawers, you say? Ohhhh. Custom cabinetry? Shut up right now. Marble countertops? Let me just run my hands across them—that’s not creepy, right? If a fancy-shmancy new kitchen does it for you like it does for me, you’re quite in luck! Today, we’ve hand-picked 15 of some of our favorite, most awe-inspiring kitchen transformations from our Before & After archives—all for your viewing pleasure! May they excite you, thrill you and inspire your own kitchen renovation projects!