White paint doesn't always get the respect it deserves. Too often it's considered a default, or a color for people who can't pick a color.
But white is consistently voted the 'most popular' and 'most likely to succeed' member of the color spectrum. And in so many cases, it's white that allows other colors to pop. As Maxwell says, "A good white wall is like a nice formal dress shirt – it's the perfect foundation. It holds the space of the room while directing attention to the art and the furnishings." Here are five beautiful rooms that show that white paint is the hero we've been waiting for.
I have see the future of tile and it makes me want to renovate my bathroom or kitchen…again. At Cersaie last month, which is *the* bath and tile show, I had a chance to see lots and lots and lots of examples of what's next in that world. Here are some of the trends I saw:
My home is a small, one-bedroom cottage/bungalow built around 1925. I bought the house in May 2014 but it had been a rental property for years before then, so there was very little love or care put into the design choices and finishes. I have been working on changing that inside and out but since this is the only bathroom in the home, I knew I wanted it to be a real showstopper!
Lets play pretend for a second (with a scenario that probably happens to you multiple times a week on Pinterest). You, a person of champagne tastes, have fallen in love with a product or material for a home project that is squarely outside of your beer budget. What's a guy or gal to do? In the case of tile, you can have your cake and eat it too, by splurging on just a bit of your dream tile to cover a small-ish spot in your home.
The line between different building and decorating materials is increasingly fuzzy these days. Tile companies are figuring out ways to make products that mimic well-known surfaces, wallpaper is getting more and more realistic, and it's sometimes very hard to tell what you are even looking at. Think you can tell the difference between the real deal and a reinterpretation of the original? Let's find out!
As the design nerds we most unabashedly are, we get pretty excited for the big day each October when Benjamin Moore reveals their Color of the Year. This year, we admit, we were momentarily thrown by the reveal – it was not at all what we'd expected. But after a hot second of surprise and debate in the office, we've all gotten on board with this trendy non-trend. Do you agree?
Countertops can make or break a kitchen, not only in terms of their use and durability, but in how they look, feel, and mesh with the overall look of the space. Leaving aside the more practical considerations for a moment (head to our Ultimate Guide to Choosing Countertops if you want some quick pros and cons), I'm considering what feels truly modern in a kitchen these days.
Feeling like you can't have the home of your dreams because you can't afford fancy dream materials that are out of your price range? Good design is not limited by a tight material budget, as these ten stylish spaces prove. Incorporating affordable materials, these ten spaces have done a lot with a little. Use them to spark your own DIY imagination for incorporating these cost conscious materials in a future home DIY project.
Today, I'm sharing some great insider info found in our comments section. Drew wrote: I worked for IKEA for four years—one as a kitchen planner, three as an interior designer. If you buy an IKEA kitchen, specifically the Akurum fitted line that the rest of the world outside the US calls Faktum, you can get a great product. The question is what's your time worth to you?