These IKEA hacks will take some effort, sure. But, you won't need any power tools, extension cords or impossibly tiny allen wrenches for these transformations. These are the sort of projects you could do in a few hours with some of your existing IKEA furniture (or hey, if you want to get wild and brave IKEA to purchase a fresh piece to hack, knock yourself out). You could enjoy looking at — and using! — these projects by tonight.
One of the things that Farrow & Ball is known for is its very carefully edited, strict palette of 132 paint colors, which, in a show of true British prudence, care and custom, is added to quite infrequently. Well, color lovers can rejoice, because today is one of the rare occasions where their colour card is updated. Nine new colors are being released in celebration of the brands 70th anniversary year and we've got them to share.
In a time of modern, matte finishes for everything from kitchen cabinets to cars, I'm ready for a little shine, aren't you? Put it down to the holidays, but I'm loving a luxe, gleaming finish on walls. Here are two very different finishes which achieve a similar look: lacquer and polished plaster.
Do you desire a dramatic dark wall in your home? Or did you take the leap and love your dark wall paint but aren't quite sure how to decorate the rest of your space so that it really shines? Pay attention to these four dark wall decorating commandments and you'll be a master of drama in no time.
Most of us know by now that you don't have to match all the wood finishes in your home exactly, but many of us are still a bit nervous when it comes to mixing lots of wood finishes in the same room. I spotted four wood finishes in the dining room of Jen and Kirstie's home; here's a closer look at how they pull the look off so successfully.
Kind of hard to believe this is the same house, right? When Kezia and Jonathan bought their home, they were seemingly stuck with a material they hated that couldn't be removed. Instead of throwing up their hands in despair and settling, they got creative and gave the facade of their home some major curb appeal.
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.
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?
Feeling like your favorite room is missing a little something? Let the sunshine in with a bright yellow ceiling. In a neutral room, it's just enough color to keep things interesting. And in a more bold setting? It's exactly the statement you've been looking for.