Published at Monday, September 18th 2017, 05:24:22 AM by Aubine fontaine. Decorating Ideas. If you're a regular reader of Freshome, this pick probably won't be all that surprising. Faux finishes already got a shout out in one of our earlier roundups. However, out of all the faux options on the market — from marble to metallics — faux-wooden tiles are a clear front-runner. It's not hard to see why. While true wooden floors are an aspiration for many, their price can often keep them out of reach. This manufactured version is more durable and offers a nearly identical aesthetic for a fraction of the cost. Additionally, since these designs are printed, there is more freedom to cater to individual tastes.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:43:31 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Bedroom. The color white is an expansive and practical choice for a small bedroom. It keeps the space from looking too busy or boxed in. Using white or lighter colors combats the absence of large wall space or windows to brighten up the space. Afraid of being too stark? To keep your small bedroom from feeling cold or void of personality, layer your whites with different textures and white-on-white patterns for drama. In the bedroom above, the simple addition of a patterned throw and chrome bedside lamps transforms the room for sterile to stylish.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:40:54 PM by Belda Leclerc. Bedroom. The exciting part of creating a super fun bedroom for your young brood is accessorizing and customizing design elements to match their budding personalities. Select design elements that make the room feel like it belongs to both of them. Personalize accessories throughout the room such as wall art or coat hooks. Marquee lights with their names or first initial add a pop of energy and excitement to any space. Likewise, subtly add gender specific themes in one or two accessories, but keep them color coordinated.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:38:45 PM by Aubine fontaine. Kitchen. Double-glazed glass walls and ceiling help to control the temperature in the cooler months when the sun shines, the homeowners open the full-length sliding doors to let in fresh air. The floor matches the stone terrace exactly, creating a smooth transition between the home's outdoor and indoor spaces. A spacious foyer now occupies the site of the old kitchen.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:36:18 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Bathroom. Modern interior design came about as a reaction to the ornate and almost baroque styles that came before it. As such, the main focus of this school of design is to act as the antithesis of of those other looks. Rather than having lots of details and embellishments, modern furniture relies on clean lines and stark contrasts. 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.
Published at Friday, September 29th 2017, 20:33:40 PM by Belda Leclerc. Bedroom. The star of your bedroom may be the bed, but don't count out nightstands as an essential part of the room. A bedroom without a bedside table means that things like your clock, smartphone, books and lamps are without a home. When choosing nightstands, be mindful of the space available. Smaller spaces may not be able to handle more than one bedside table. Mix it up, if you are so inclined the matching nightstand rule was made to be broken.
Published at Thursday, September 28th 2017, 14:14:43 PM by Aubine fontaine. Bedroom. The collection of children's books and mixing of patterns on this bed compliment the cool tones in the rest of the kids room, leading to a youthful-yet-sophisticated style. The bedframe, the curtains, the record player — the details in this modern bohemian bedroom make it bold without being overwhelming. We love the sheets, too. This bed is literally stacked, and we love it. Nautical goes whimsical while a pile of patterns on a bright white canvas. The blueprints in their yellow frames complement the space perfectly.
Published at Wednesday, September 27th 2017, 14:00:09 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Decorating Ideas. While many people are under the impression this type of design is too ornate to fit with today's tastes, we think that could not be further from the truth. French country design showcases elegant simplicity at its finest — and, if given a chance, could become the next twist on rustic.