Gone are the days when the kitchen was filled with just polished plastic surfaces and design that was typical of the 90#x2019;s #x2019;cubicle#x2019; trend. Modern kitchens are once again going down the classic route and textural contrast is back in style, big time! With that mind, designers are turning towards both wood and natural stone to provide the necessary contrast even while keeping the ergonomics refined and cutting-edge. Apart from the warmth of wood, it is the exquisite elegance of marble that seems to be the preferred choice as cutting-edge kitchen compositions are being selectively draped in marble.
The bathroom is also the perfect place to create a calming and relaxing space. With a claw foot soaking tub, a few lit candles, and dimmers on the lights, you can create a spa-like way to end your day.
Raw Beauty of Stone Vessel Sinks The element of stone carries rawness and blesses our bathroom with a rough natural look. Its primal appeal and how it feels to the touch are ideal for anyone who loves natural materials in the house and likes to channel the energy of the outdoors and bring it inside. Stone vessel sinks are captivating to look at and embody the beauty of a raw material.
In past generations, and perhaps still in your own life, there were separate sets of dishes for every day, and nicer sets formal occasions and serving company. However, we think that the plates and dishes we use each day shouldn't be doomed to be unimaginative or unenjoyable to use.
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.
The latest fashion runway collections from designers in Europe and the U.S. were awash with stripes — from large, bold stripes to dainty pinstripes to everything in between. Home design collections are never far behind the runway trends, so if you have a love for stripes and contemporary style, now is the time to add some stripes to your home decor.
Luckily, there has never been such a great time to buy a comfortable mattress that fits both your sleeping style and budget. Start by doing some research (or take a look at ours). Visit a showroom and try out a few mattresses. Find which styles fits your body and sleeping habits the best.
Turn on the TV and any home improvement show will tell you that the many of the styles that were incredibly popular just a few decades ago are now considered to be tacky and dated. If you want to focus on following trends, you need to prepared for the possible necessity of redesigning your rooms once tastes change, especially if you're thinking of putting your home on the market.
On the second floor, the floor-to-ceiling patio door and a skylight on one side both allow light to bound in. The central staircase is open so there no hallway walls close off the light. (Only simple white handrails mirror the geometry of the split floor layout.) And, the wood ceilings and interior windows make it seem as spacious and wondrous to look up as it is to look down.
Not only do plants give your home a touch of nature and organic influence, but they also greatly increase the air quality in your home. There are several different kinds of house plants that need little care and maintenance to flourish indoors, but provide big benefits by removing harmful toxins from your air. Our list of 9 air-cleaning houseplants is a pretty good place to get started.