At first consideration, the pairing of pink and green might bring to mind 1970s preppy style, or perhaps 1950s kitchens and bathrooms — not exactly the kind of look most of us want to emulate today. But this combination, when skillfully handled, can be calming, invigorating, chic, or just plain fun.
Subway tiles in the kitchen are a design classic that will stand the test of time. No surprise, given that their classic brick-like shape allows them to blend seamlessly into traditional, modern, industrial, and even country decor. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that they're also affordable! But if you're interested in turning the luxe factor up a notch — and you can swing it — white marble subway tiles are just as timeless.
Do any of these remind you of someone? Perhaps a certain stylish person whose interiors or home goods you admire? Here are ten decorated pumpkins, along a list of well-known designers. Take a look at them all, and see if you can match up the image with the correct name. You ready?
Trends in interior design are always coming and going. If you're partial to a particular look that has fallen from favor, chances are, if you're very very patient, you'll see it come back again. My personal theory that the cycle takes about 30 years appears to be confirmed by the emergence of a modern-day version of this verdant '80s bathroom.
I've posted pictures of similar techniques before, but what I found both exciting and challenging about this project was the location — it’s an intriguing room architecturally, and it’s also located in a big house in the woods.
It may be brainwashing — after all, I'm living in Chicago during football season — but lately, I've really liked orange and blue together. It's a classic color combination that still looks fresh and vibrant.
Name: Ali & William Hanham Location:Albany, London, England Size: Two bedrooms, one bath Years lived in: Since 1811
During my visit to England this past month, I visited William and Ali's amazing ancestral home in Wimborne and then took a peek at William's elegant and modest London apartment at Albany. Across the street from Fortnum & Mason, Albany was originally built in 1770-74 for Viscount Melbourne, converted in 1802 into 69 "bachelor" apartments by William Hanham's family, and since have become known as the most prestigious bachelor pads in London. This is the last flat still owned by the family.