Get yourself a nice set of dishes that will make you excited to cook, eat, and display in your home. Whether you opt for a simple set of china, or a hand-thrown ceramic set, choose a set of dishware that will add to your home's style, as well as your style of eating. Eat lots of soups and cereals? Get picky about the bowls you select. Trying to cut down on portion sizes? Don't go for the biggest plates you can find.
Small stone tiles, rustic finishes and pastel hues add to the inviting warmth of this kitchen and a healthy dose of sunlight only elevates its enduring beauty. A kitchen hood with ‘delicate stencil border‘ and a striking sunburst motif ensure that no stone is left unturned in an effort to bring home that authentic Provençal-country allure. Dual-tone surfaces and earthen hues top off a truly amazing kitchen that seems to literally take you back in time to those simpler, happier days!
Whether you’re planning on hosting a special dinner with friends this autumn or you’re hosting the entire family for Thanksgiving, it can be a true joy to create a striking color palette for your fall table. Place settings, centerpieces and accents such as table runners can help evoke a look and feel that will beautifully complement the meal. From lush and bountiful to neutral and modern, the color combinations below can be used to channel the vibe of your choice. Let these stunning photos inspire you as you prepare to entertain in the coming months…
With designers veering towards the open plan living area, it is now easier than ever before to ensure that the ergonomic kitchen gets a view that matches one offered by the living space or dining area. Sometimes stunning and understated on other occasions, here is a roundup of the very best on offer -
Dark and Dramatic Today‘s first featured palette is perfect for Halloween, but it can create a decadent holiday look as well. Layering dark hues such as grey and black lets the colors of the food and flowers truly pop. Try pairing a grey tablecloth with black flatware and burgundy florals. Serve edibles (such as pomegranates and plums) in shades of violet. Create elegant displays of candles and greenery.
If recent trends are anything to go by, then a sleek, contemporary kitchen with polished finishes and glossy surfaces is definitely a thing of the past! As much as the late 90s and early 2000s moved toward kitchens with clean lines and a monotonous, factory-made look, homeowners are quickly turning toward more ‘natural‘ designs with styles such as farmhouse, rustic, industrial and country once again making a big splash. And the gorgeous Granduca from Marchi Cucine is a charming and tasteful addition to this growing lineup of stunning family kitchens.
Counter Makeovers Your kitchen counter can set the tone for your entire culinary space. If your budget doesn‘t allow a do-over, try a makeover! Concrete creates a neutral, modern finish, and it can be directly applied to your existing countertop to give it a refresh. Learn more at A Beautiful Mess:
For a lighter and brighter rustic dining room pick a rug that feels fresh and reminds you of a sunny summer day. A shade of yellow will certainly fit that description and be a great addition to a dining room full of dark wooden elements!
A perfect marriage of modern functionality and timeless Mediterranean charisma, Granduca encourages the entire family to spend those relaxing evenings and weekends together, sharing those precious, fleeting moments!
Richly Neutral tones take center stage in our second featured palette, but these neutrals are anything but dull. Just as layering black and grey can create a rich, dark look, layering neutrals such as grey and beige can add depth to your table. Don’t hesitate to pile on the greenery and produce for a bountiful feel. Start by choosing a tablecloth that will create an intriguing backdrop. Will the neutral tone be deep grey, or a lighter shade such as taupe or stone?