Last week we shared an early sneak peek at the Obama State China service, which features a beautiful turquoise-y teal blue hue that the White House has dubbed "Kailua Blue", in reference to President Obama's home state of Hawaii. We searched for similar paint colors for those of us who want to add a little tropical color - USA style - to our own homes...
When you think of neutral paint colors, it may conjure up images of plain whites or boring beiges. But British paint purveyors Farrow & Ball have a whole slew of 'neutrals' — colors that will play well with others, and serve as a backdrop for other tints in the room — that are anything but boring. Here are ten of our favorites.
Cement and encaustic tiles are everywhere these days, but they are also not cheap. I’ve noticed a few homes that capture the look of patterned floors with entirely different materials, which let you get that handmade, old world look for a lot less. Here are five inspirational spaces with gorgeous tile, and suggestions for similar, but more affordable, alternatives.
Are you a first time homeowner? Yay you! Congrats. Now, here's how to prevent some common pitfalls so you can keep your home just as kickass amazing as it feels right now (or even better!). Don't make these mistakes!
Paige's '80s kitchen needed to time travel a few decades forward. Now, hardly any wisp of the past remains; say goodbye to the cabinets, appliances, floors, counters, and even a wall. This kitchen transformation is truly stunning!
Tight budgets mean creative design choices. Much as we love the look and price of classic white subway, hex or square tile, it’s also nice to find ways to make them look fresher and more personal — and not looking like the same kitchen or bathroom in every other person’s home. Here are ways to elevate these basic materials to something special, without spending a fortune.
Does anyone else daydream about gorgeous tile? I do, and fortunately I have a partner who daydreams about someday installing gorgeous tile. Until that day, we'll drool over these exquisite examples from Apartment Therapy House Tours, How-Tos, and Renovation Diaries...
My ideal home would have the same flooring throughout— either a beautiful hardwood or polished concrete (I keep vacillating). Consistent flooring makes a space feel larger and more serene. But it's not always possible to have the same flooring in every room, and there's something to be said for variety too. Check out these terrific flooring transitions after the jump.
Name: Ed and Maggie Williams (of MVW Architect) Type of Project: Kitchen/Dining/Music Room Renovation Location: Freret, New Orleans, LA Type of building: Craftsman-style shotgun double
The Renovation Diaries are a collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. See all of our Reno Diaries here.
Maggie and Ed's newly-restored 100-year-old hardwood floors are so spectacular "the rest of the house is jealous". So am I, House. So am I...