BEFORE AFTER This dramatic renovation included: updating the cabinets, new counter tops, tile backsplash, new appliances, the addition of a new breakfast bar & wine storage, improving the lighting and accessorizing this kitchen, all within their fairly tight budget!
Archives for 2011
Looking to spruce up your office now that the kids are back to school? Here are some great tips! The first thing you will need is a good, functional desk. Check out places like Ikea, they have beautiful (and functional) desk units from $140! Check out the Galant series which has tons of flexible options: […]
Back to school time! Here are some fun finds that will add some spice to that bland dorm room. Storage is always a huge issue in a tiny dorm room. These colorful fabric bins can hold everything – from books, to bathroom necessities, to clothes. Looking for some purposeful art? How fun are these cork […]
Form meets function in a most unique way. Kudos to this architect for taking on this amazing challenge and succeeding! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/21/garden/designing-a-house-in-which-every-surface-is-skateable-qa.html?ref=interiordesign
This article poses an interesting question – to stage for “anyone and everyone”, or to appeal to a certain design taste. I think it can definitely depend on which part of the country you live in, if the home resides in an urban or rural locale, and the actual architecture of the structure. I truly […]
The 4th of July is almost here! Why not add some patriotic colors to your home? Loving this red bowl from Chiasso. Perfect to display that fresh summer fruit! Nothing more classic than a crisp, white pillow. This great ribbon texture pillow cover will look great in any decor. Great conversation piece! Awesome “unfinished” clock […]
DO Use double-duty furniture. A small chest or dresser can serve as both a nightstand and can store extra bedding. DON’T Overcrowd your small space. Less is more when it comes to accessories! DO Make use of your vertical space. Wall mounted shelving can provide excellent storage for books, while still freeing up valuable floor […]
Who knew there were so many cool and modern options for salt & pepper shakers?!? What’s sweeter than a hug? Loving this design from the MoMA store. These beautiful stainless shakers might just get mistaken for a great centerpiece! Need a helping hand at the dinner table?Sweet little birdies to adorn your summer table.
Wallcovering is still a top trend these days. With styles ranging from grass cloth (hello 1970’s) to metallics, to pearl, there’s something for everyone! Here are a few of our favorites: Grass cloth is back with a vengeance. The wonderful thing about this product is the style can fit in any design setting – from […]
DO Choose a serene, relaxing color for the walls.Hues of green, blue, gray, and taupe are most calming. DON’T Forget to use different elements of lighting.Utilize different “layers” of light to achieve perfect illumination. You’ll need a general, overhead light source, and task/reading light. DO Invest in a high quality mattress.We spend 1/4 of our […]