Published at Thursday, June 01st 2017, 16:10:11 PM by Edda Braune. Dining Room. Statement chandelier and flowering branches. A gorgeous statement‐making chandelier like the hot‐pink one shown here plus tall vases of flowering branches creates a subtle separation between spaces – perfect for an open‐plan home.
Published at Saturday, April 29th 2017, 22:49:02 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Layer your lighting. "In the last five years we've seen a huge change in the way that our clients look at kitchen lighting" notes Heather Moe of Design Moe Kitchen & Bath. "While function is still important we now layer the lighting to give homeowners an extraordinary flexibility of effect. We routinely have seven levels of illumination: countertop and general lighting under‐cabinet task lighting over‐cabinet up lighting accent cabinet lighting some supporting sconce fixtures (mounted on walls or on cabinets) ceiling lighting and – to top it all off – a central accent fixture usually something pretty and eye catching at the room's focal point".
Published at Friday, April 28th 2017, 19:18:44 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. I recommend that clients select appliances and sinks during the preliminary design phase which often comes before selecting the rest of the finishes and fixtures. This is so the plans can reflect the proper sizes which will in turn affect the cabinetry layout. Also I recommend picking the type and amount of lighting fixtures during this phase: cans semi‐flush mounts how many pendants over the island and so on in order to complete the lighting plans so the contractor to provide estimates. Most people haven't actually picked what style pendant light yet but at least the decision about number is done.
Published at Thursday, April 27th 2017, 17:36:09 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Play with the unexpected. "I love a little bit of surprise in a room and of course hanging a chandelier gives me just that" says Robin Denker of Kitchens By Design. "A little bit of bling something unexpected like using clear prism lightbulbs in a chandelier".
Published at Monday, April 24th 2017, 22:19:16 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Perhaps you want your newly renovated kitchen to blend with your older home or maybe that antiqued feel is your favorite. Either way distressing your cabinets is a perfect way to achieve a worn‐in look effectively and efficiently.
Published at Friday, April 21st 2017, 07:49:44 AM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. For the modernists out there you would think picking finishes and fixtures would be easier with less adornment and fewer decisions to make. For some this might be true but I find that for others this style can be just as challenging. It's all about restraint and editing and that's hard.
Published at Thursday, April 20th 2017, 03:48:42 AM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Decorative tile in the kitchen is a great way to express your personality and style but proportion and scale are critical. Tile is a pretty permanent decision; once it's up it's expensive to change. You or your designer should do color studies and pattern studies and look at them alongside photos and samples to be absolutely sure you're making the right choices.
Published at Tuesday, April 18th 2017, 23:29:29 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. With the machines concealed by hinged cabinet doors guests have no idea that whites are a‐soaking and laundry is a‐drying in this San Francisco kitchen. A nearby kitchen table can be used for folding a trick I often utilize. This space‐saving solution a stackable unit is especially handy for city dwellers where square footage tends to be limited.