Published at Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 07:30:31 AM by Belda Leclerc. Kitchen. The kitchen backsplash can be one of the best opportunities to get creative with your kitchen design. It's a chance to play with a variety of colors, textures, and patterns that may come off as overwhelming when incorporated into other elements of the room. Exciting, right? Here's the catch: just because it isn't a seemingly vital piece of your kitchen doesn't mean it's an easy swap. In fact, undoing the customization and permanence of a kitchen backsplash can feel overwhelming and daunting. Add a few mental images of chipping away at stubborn backsplash tiles and you may have one the messiest kitchens you can imagine.
Published at Monday, September 25th 2017, 14:10:17 PM by Aubine fontaine. Decorating Ideas. The latest trend in backyard design is blending the lines between indoors and out. From kitchen cabinets that rival the look of interior versions to smart grills that alert you when dinner is ready and glare-proof outdoor televisions that mean you don't have to miss a minute of baseball season, these are the biggest and best innovations in outdoor living this year.
Published at Monday, September 25th 2017, 14:07:27 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Decorating Ideas. Thus far in our Defining a Style series, we've talked about trendy styles such as Nordic and industrial design. This time, however, we want to talk about an aesthetic that has fallen out of favor in the last few years, but is more than ready to come back. It's time to talk about French country.
Published at Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 07:30:31 AM by Belda Leclerc. Kitchen. Where steel is concerned, price matters. Stainless models tend to last as long as an all-brass option, but more affordable materials tend to rust over time. Chrome has long been one of the most popular choices where finishes are concerned and for good reason. It's often inexpensive and considered a neutral that works well with both modern and traditional styles. The shine on this type of finish also makes it a good choice for hiding surface scratches and dings. However, it also shows water spots and fingerprints fairly easily, so regular cleaning is important.
Published at Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 07:27:40 AM by Aubine fontaine. Decorating Ideas. While all of the usual neutral hues — black, gray, brown and tan — are solid options, this is one case where a crisp white may work best. Consider using white shades throughout many of your design elements to give the room a light and airy feel. Remember that natural materials like wood and marble also count as neutrals. Consider including them to add more visual interest.
Published at Monday, September 18th 2017, 12:24:37 PM by Laurette Blondeau. Bedroom. A few triangles go a long way on these white walls. With an all black, white and wood color palette, this room remains youthful with cartoonish accent pieces. Where can we get a big cloud pillow for ourselves? This bedframe is a funky statement piece that says big girl without saying too big. A decal, a floral pillow, and touches of color make this kids room sweet and simple. A mix of geometric prints, a flying washi tape airplane, and a few knick-knacks turn this kids room into a space to dream and create.
Published at Monday, September 18th 2017, 12:21:26 PM by Belda Leclerc. Bedroom. Break up the hard edges and angles in a bedroom with a pair of Penelopes ($349-$399), available in two sizes (18″ or 24″ round) designed to fit any space. One drawer is the perfect catch-all for all the clutter you'd rather not leave out. The striking look of marble with a warm wood stain, antique brass detailing and tapered legs add a mid-century touch. If you're looking to add a pop of color to your bedroom, give the Campaign nightstand ($299) a look. Available in bright fuchsia, kelly green or white, with brass-finished brackets and pulls, it's bound to add life to the room.
Published at Monday, September 18th 2017, 05:24:22 AM by Aubine fontaine. Decorating Ideas. Because you're not likely to make an above ground pool purchase online, we thought we'd pull together some of our favorite pool accessories to take you water retreat to the next level.