Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Interior Design Trends - The Simple Modern Kitchen

Few places in your home can bring together family and friends like a kitchen can. Your kitchen is where you roll out those delicious holiday desserts and tasty dinner dishes - and the place where you sip on your morning coffee before beginning the day ahead. All in all, your kitchen is an important place isn’t it? So what would the interior design of your dream kitchen look like?

Some of the growing trends in kitchen design are a mix of vintage and modern space accents. Open shelving is becoming a more popular alternative to conventional cabinets and are used as opportunities to present kitchenware and accessories to guests.

Simple, clean and elegant white kitchens are becoming of a trend since they are so easy to design. Customizations can go from lighting accents like vintage lamps, chandeliers or other lighting fixtures.  Of course, anyone who knows me, knows I love a Jean-Richard Chandelier.

Other popular customizations are stainless steel and sleek appliances that reinforce the modern aesthetic.

What would you do with a dream kitchen? Are there any particular styles or accents that you would want to use in your home?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Popular Master Bedroom Accents

Master bedrooms are among the most luxurious areas of any home - and they should be! After all, this is where the house “masters” spend their time sleeping; it’s a private place.  Just because it is private doesn’t mean it can’t use some extra attention to detail; a lot of time is spent in this space. There are some simple additions to the interior design that can be made to any master bedroom to give a bit more personality and add more focal points.

This feature is often found in larger living spaces but can be just as practical. Adding a ledge above a headboard on the main wall can present photographs and art in a much more relaxed way by leaning them against the wall. Interested? Add the ledge on the focal wall about six inches from the top of your headboard.

Mixing Styles
Matching all furniture styles in a bedroom is no longer a necessity. Mix and match the styles that you love for a comfortable room. There are a ton of home furnishings that you can mix and match safely. Vintage dressers and mirrors alongside antiques blend together to show off the personality of the household master.

Exposed & High Ceilings 
High ceilings have been a popular household addition for the past few years, but only recently have unfinished ceilings become more popular. Install wooden beams to give the appearance that rafters are exposed from your ceiling without the true exposed feeling.

Have you used any of these design styles in your home? Which are your favorite?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Bathrooms and Interior Design - Exposed Sinks

Exposed sink lines are all the rage now in popular home design and new modern, classic styles that show off plumbing.   The interior design of the modern bathroom has taken on a new, chic trend.

Varied Styles Regardless of what style pipeline you have below your sync, the materials can be used to match other features in your bathroom. Look for copper, brass, stainless steel and nickel for popular coordination opportunities.
So, you love the look, but don’t quite understand it?  Your sink trap is what your sink uses to keep air from the sewer from coming back up into the home. In restrooms that aren’t used as frequently, the water in the trap evaporates.

Sink traps come in different shapes that are often referred to as different letters: the “P-trap” and the “U-trap”.

The P-trap is most used in areas where there needs to be some room saved underneath the sink. Use it in vanities for some extra storage for towels, or other bathroom necessities.

The U-trap is one of the most common used for commercial and industrial purposes.

Neither option do the trick for you? Check out creative options like water slides, sinks that simply shoot the water down a slide-like accent and into either the toilet or shower to conserve water.