I recently remodeled my kitchen and had leftover subway tiles. I decided to use the remaining tiles to redo my fireplace which I had been wanting to refinish completely since I moved in four years ago. I also wanted to remove the tiles on the floor, but we didn't think the hardwood carried through since other units who had redone their fireplace told us that theirs did not.
We moved into our house three years ago and it was love at first sight. We loved everything about it—except the fact that it was incredibly outdated. So, after putting up with our dated, depressing kitchen for three years, in June of 2015 we finally started our dream kitchen renovation. We had replaced a few of the appliances with our own when we moved in, so we didn't opt to get all new appliances during this renovation.
After years of modern, minimal subway tiles ruling our kitchens and bathrooms, colorful, patterned encaustic tiles are making a play for design domination. But what about those of us who aren't quite into them, whether we're wary of pattern or simply worried we'll grow sick of such a busy (and expensive to change) look? I propose that the time is right for zelliges. These natural clay tiles, glazed in a huge range of pearlescent, vibrant hues, have been made in Morocco in much the same way for the last 1,000 years. Their subtly undulating surface and translucent glaze means they strike a perfect note between simplicity and maximalism.
A list of things you could do in the following showers: 1) throw a dinner party; 2) get the old band back together; 3) convene a think tank; 4) organize a flash mob; 5) host movie or game night; and 6) open a lending library. They are that echoing-ly large.
Home trends have moved towards a more open kitchen, and away from traditional closed cabinets that often feel bulky. We’ve noticed many other types of shelving, and even little to no storage above waist height at all. This means more room for windows, and a lighter, more airy kitchen. Explore these different kitchen design ideas...
White is sometimes underplayed as the default choice of colorphobes, but some of the boldest and most sophisticated rooms in the world have white walls. Maxwell loves decorating with white walls – as long as it's the right kind of white. According to Maxwell, the best whites aren't just a "blank canvas." He says, "I like the ones with a bit of depth and color." A good white wall never looks unfinished, "it looks intentional."
In honor of Simply White, Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year for 2016, we've combed through our House Tour archives and found three wildly different rooms that offer beautiful evidence in support of white's timeless elegance.
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!