Wall Treatments

10 Classy Ways to Jazz Up Your Kitchen Walls

All the rules of artwork screen appear to head out the window when it comes to kitchen walls. The walls are left bare for easy cleanup or stray into zany comedic land. How do you decorate a kitchen tastefully to reflect the style of the remainder of your home? Here are some ideas. Displaying an assortment of handsome dishes is a time-honored kitchen decorating idea. Keep it out of feeling outdated by creating an abstract article of brightly colored plates. The best way to hang a plate collection CWB Architects There’s no rule that says you can’t display family photographs in the heart of the house. A gallery wall of photographs with glass-paned frames will let you gaze at your loved ones’ faces without worrying about heat and grease damaging the photographs. Scheer & Co.. If you are short on space, a pegboard is a fun and economical way to…

Eclectic Homes

Send from the Dogs

Anyone who has a dog for very long knows that they offer daily reminders about devotion, patience and love, and can lift our mood with a look and a wag. Designers, architects, contractors and DIYers: We would really like to see just how your dogs make your home a house or keep you company in the workshop or on the job. We wish to meet them! Please place your best portrait of your dog from the Comments section below. We’ll be featuring some of the greatest photographs in an upcoming story for the homepage. Update: Watch the follow-up feature and add more photos here! Theresa Fine Ty the Chihuahua of Milton, Massachusetts, sits at his place on the living room sofa wearing a gentlemanly sweater. Watch more of the 1920s Tudor Corynne Pless Bailey the Yorkie guards the best chair in this farmhouse-style home in Georgia. Lauren Liess Interiors Just…

Coastal Style

Home Elements of a Perfect Coastal Florida Home

When it’s that the pueblos of the American Southwest, saltboxes of the Northeast or Midwest Prairie-style homes, a home’s layout is best when it’s harmonious with the surrounding landscape and climate. In an environment such as Florida, where the summers are hot and humid while the winters are cool and dry (often downright cold), a house should block sunlight, allow for lots of air motion and readily shed the rain. Additionally, it needs to have a great deal of thermal mass to absorb solar power during the day and then release all of it at night. And with all the excellent green and blue of the surrounding tropical landscape and warm water, a Floridian house must have large and covered porches, verandas, lanais and other outside spaces to enjoy residing outside. Watch more signature elements of the well-designed Florida dwelling below. Clifford M. Scholz Architects Inc.. Spaces are requisites for…

Decorating Guides

Felt Gives the Warm Fuzzies to Bathrooms

When’s the last time you wondered sensed as anything apart from a crafts material? This gentle, nonfraying fabric — made by compressing wool or other fibers collectively rather than weaving them is creating a name for itself in the home design arena. Not a lot of textiles can boast felt combination of sturdiness and downy softness, and its unfussy character dresses down formal spaces and pairs perfectly with casual ones. Here is a peek at just some of the ways inventive architects and homeowners have elevated felt to celebrity status. decordemon Felt rosettes adorn a little girl’s chair seat for an impact that’s as cushy as it’s pretty. See more of this sweet kids’ space The Painted Home Here’s a more adult take about the idea. Felt rosettes pair well with a textural burlap lampshade and put in a little depth to the palette. Andrew Snow Photography A felt-covered sideboard…

Decorating Guides

Bamboo Sprouts Up in Bountiful Home Uses

Believe it or not, there is a completely renewable, organic, secure agricultural product which may be used for virtually everything. Bamboo has been around for centuries in pretty much every program. This elastic material may be worn out, made into paper and background, transformed in to shaped and countertops to eat from and with. Here are some suggestions for making bamboo perform in your house. Greenington Currant Six Drawer Dresser, Dark Walnut Bamboo, a grass, is among the most used materials on the planet. This durable material can be chosen every five to six years — unlike walnut, which requires 30 to 50 years to replenish. This fast turnaround makes bamboo an superb choice for furniture. Bamboo also is a popular wood alternative since it can grow almost anywhere. TEORI Laminated Wood/Bamboo Trays Bamboo’s clean grain and texture make it an outstanding choice for modern accessories. Various things, such as…

Eclectic Homes

Get It Done: Organize Your Own Kitchen Cabinets

This week we’re continuing the recon part of the kitchen organizing mission. Your mission for now: Check out Part 1: Organize Your Kitchen Drawers.Read and bookmark this story and let the ideas marinate. When you are cooking and cleaning, take notes as you see the good and the bad on your kitchen cabinets. Take stock, write the contents of each cupboard on a sticky note, and stick the note right on the cupboard doors.Think about what could make your cabinets better and ask questions. What should you move to a more convenient place? Do you need any organizers to maintain things neat?Collect never-used things for donation because you go, and throw or throw the broken stuff.When that you have a free afternoon to really dig in, reevaluate both of these ideabooks and initiate the task. LDa Architecture & Interiors How to Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets Period: 2 to 3 hours…

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11 New Uses for Old-School Christmas Ornaments

Thanksgiving has come and gone (see you next year, pumpkin pie, turkey and food coma!) , therefore it an proper time. Although there’s nothing wrong with tradition — it is what makes this season so unique — it may be time for you to trade in some of your tattered, old fashioned decorations for newer, shinier models. Before you venture out and brave the holiday buying insanity, however, look no farther than your decoration stash. Throughout the years you’ve likely gathered an embarrassingly large decoration set — after all, the majority of us are to more than a few of these supercheap after-Christmas sales. Rather than keeping these bits boxed up until the end of time, then put them to work with by making your own festive holiday masterpiece. All these ideas, which range from rapid crafts to complicated DIYs, will provide you a brand new, sparkly centerpiece or decked-out…