Published at Tuesday, September 19th 2017, 07:16:32 AM by Edda Braune. Bedroom. This bedroom with its liberal dose of aqua blue and spring green is such a happy space. I would love to curl up in that green chair with a good book – even the dreariest day couldn't bring me down. Another bonus to using such vibrant colors is that this room needs no additional artwork or accessories. It's very clean and simple but in no way dull or lifeless. These perky blues and the leafy‐green color work well together in small doses such as on fabrics accessories or painted furniture. The lighter cucumber green is a great choice for the walls. Clockwise from top left (all from Sherwin‐Williams): Mariner SW 6766 Cucumber SW 6722 Oceanside SW 6496 and Picnic SW 6731. Turquoise is a popular color right now and here it is paired with another color of the moment – intense orange. These two colors are opposite each other on the color wheel making them a striking and attention‐getting combo. But because the walls ceiling and floor are white the effect is cool instead of cacophonous. Punches of bright blue and orange used sparingly perhaps through a thick vertical stripe painted on the walls or easily changed‐out bedding look fantastic against a white backdrop. Clockwise from top left: Light My Fire AC211‐5 and Cool Turquoise KM3238‐2 both from Kelly Moore and Castaway DE 5738 and Tangerine Dream DE 5160 both from Dunn Edwards.
Published at Monday, March 06th 2017, 12:17:41 PM by Edda Braune. Interior. Rethink the antlers. The form is widely available in resin or ceramic versions these days. Jason Miller designed this striking ceramic sconce. Feather wallpaper adds a Native American element in unexpected colors.
Published at Friday, February 24th 2017, 22:33:25 PM by Edda Braune. Interior. Kick up the drama in a mostly white kitchen by adding small bits of a warm dark gray. Use the gray to highlight interesting architectural elements. Then make the look fun and fresh with an accent color in a leafy shade of green.
Published at Friday, February 17th 2017, 02:00:18 AM 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 Wednesday, February 08th 2017, 13:03:10 PM by Manya Matveev. Living Room. Metallics. Gleaming silver burnished bronze and shiny gold work as neutrals and do a brilliant job of livening up a dull room. If you feel your space needs a bit of a boost try pairing your striped sofa with a metallic leather pouf sculptural metal coffee table wire chair or gleaming silver pendant lamp.
Published at Thursday, February 02nd 2017, 19:22:34 PM by Manya Matveev. Interior. Know that it's always OK to celebrate the cowboy. In this Denver study artwork by Duke Beardsley adds Western range style. It hangs over an elegant mantel reclaimed from a Scottish castle. Sturdy leather furniture contrasts with the soft fabrics and polished chandelier.
Published at Saturday, January 28th 2017, 21:27:26 PM by Manya Matveev. Interior. Bring ranch outbuilding style indoors. The corrugated metal here provides an industrial contrast to the large beams while a door on a track brings barn style inside.
Published at Monday, January 16th 2017, 23:24:22 PM by Manya Matveev. Interior. Art. If your tastes run to the whimsical or eclectic consider hanging art in front of a window. This creates an unexpected statement and is especially effective in contemporary condos that have no other place for art.