Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

There are many exciting developments in the world of kids’ bedroom decor, and many of the top trends are mirror images of design elements in the grown-up realm.  We all want the same things for our kid’s room right?: to be a welcoming place, a cozy nest to come home to, to play, dream and sleep but we also want it to be a stimulating surrounding for their development and curiosity. Here are 2017’s kid’s room trends that you can rely on. Pink and Pastels

There is absolutely no denying the fact that white is the essential color of shabby chic rooms, and even when it comes to kids’ bedrooms with this style, white is often the go-to color. That does not mean you just pick one shade of white and then create a lifeless setting that is devoid of excitement. Let’s face it; we are talking about kids’ rooms here! Instead of white, light grays, gentle bluish hues and pastel pinks and yellows provide the best alternative. Play with Pattern 

Wallpapers in pastel hues with flowery patterns are absolutely perfect for the shabby chic room, and you can complement them with a striped ceiling or even a fun accent wall with a bold mural to create a vivacious setting. Vintage Revival

There is something magical about a room that has a classic, vintage feel. Mixing traditional elements with handmade pieces in the design of a room brings a timeless and elegant vibe. “I wanted something appropriate for a little girl and something that she would grow into as well. Gray Is Good

 All shades of the color gray are making their way into kids’ design. It’s the great, new neutral that parents should have. Gray tones coupled with soft colors like yellow, pink or tangerine remain serene and soft but with a modern twist.

embracing bright colors and bold patterns with less trepidation, bringing a sense of the pending fun of the spaces into the design palettes.  Parents are no longer afraid to take a design risk. A room that is overly patterned may be a thing of the past. The Comeback Kid

The wallpaper trend is everywhere and this trend isn’t going anywhere! Unlike papers of the past that were were too cutesy or too frilly, fun and contemporary wallpapers that both parents and kids will love are now easily accessible.  In appropriate projects, the effect of a whole wall in a pattern or graphic is stronger than that of a piece of art, and it helps capture the parents’ intended feel and energy for the space

 

The first introduction to every room of your home is its respective entryway. As a decorative and functional part to any home, doors are a great way to display culture, personality and taste. The front door is the focal point of your home. It’s always a good idea to be aware of the current door design trends. House décor trends change just as the fashion industry does and there are always some looks that retain their classic style year on year. So here are the Door trends that you can have at your home.

Creative color

If you’re feeling adventurous, go for strong, bright colours for your front door but choose a shade that complements your own personal style and the rest of your house. If you’re not feeling brave, black is always a safe bet, or opt for darker shades of blue, plum and green that will still make a design statement.

Clean lines

Symmetry and simplicity at the front of a house is always a good idea. Consider positioning plants so that there’s an equal number on each side for entrance impact. Any outdoor lighting will generally always look better in pairs.

 

 

Flower power

Flowers, shrubs and greenery can really lift the entrance to a home and complement the colour and style of the front door. Make sure you water and feed them regularly to keep them in tip-top condition.

Keep it clutter-free

From time to time spare some time to clean your pathways, steps and open porches from leaves, dust, dirt and other debris and if you’ve got a front door mat make sure it’s kept clean and looks appealing.

Details make the difference

It’s always worth investing in good quality door accessories such as letterboxes, doorknobs and knockers, and try to make sure you choose door furniture that is in keeping with the style and age of your property.

Simple. Refined. Cost-Effective

Panel doors are the most common residential doors for a reason; their cost effectiveness and simplicity make them an easy choice. While standard, this will remain a trend for new home buyers as well as for use in renovation projects. The six-panel square door includes three middle stiles and four middle rails which divide the frame into six parts. Dark wood (such as espresso oak) panel doors in this segment are growing in popularity, and will be a trend for home builders in 2017.

Sleek and Contemporary

With less bulky housing, sleek sliding doors are a great addition to your home, given the space is available. Home builders have returned to this hot trend with strong, thin materials, especially for home offices and common rooms.

Decorative

As a standard for casual doors around the home, French doors are expected to be very popular in 2017. Configured with two independent doors opening at the middle, French doors slide freely for wide access to rooms in your home. Unpainted wooden French doors with clear glass inserts look very clean in most homes regardless of wall color, flooring style, and ceiling, and are relatively easy to install.

 

Living room is the best place where every person of the family loves to spend some quality time and a living room with a cozy and comfortable sofa. Listed below are the sofa trends that will make it way to its popularity this 2017.

Velvet might not be the most family friendly of materials, but what it lacks in practicality it makes up for in the style stakes. Deep indigo’s, forest greens and blush pinks are certainly not fresh out the traps this season but are still the front runners of the accent color race showing no sign of going anywhere soon.

Not just the odd pot plant, but perhaps a break from the monotony of monochrome with a leafy wallpaper, botanic armchair, or a green sofa. It will give your home a cozy look at also the natures touch.

We all want to be comfortable so it is best to have a sofa from soft and squashy, to big and bouncy the sofas of Milan were built for lounging. Supple nubucks and warming velvets sprawled across curved silhouettes, all in welcoming (and toddler choccy finger friendly) dark, moody, jewel hues.

Think chunky knit, tapestry, woven cushions that wouldn’t look out of place in a Marrakesh souk; Black and white ikat prints to juxtapose against the gorgeous greens; baskets, wicker, and rattan are the warming wooden tones to bring the bold velvets and black/white prints together in perfect harmony

 

 

People spend the first and last minutes of their days in the bathroom. So here is the trends for bathroom designs and decors for 2017.

Statement Furniture

Usually considering putting a chair or ottoman might add a beauty to your bathroom.

Minimalist Cabinets

Clean cabinets with simple knobs and handles ensure that the space doesn’t feel too crowded, It also adds a cozy effect to your bathroom.

Mismatched Tiles

 

Combining multiple types of tiles promises to be a cool and simple way to get a totally custom bathroom.

A small bathroom can rock a dark wall, especially if you paint the cabinets to match. Contrast with natural textures and a plain touch to achieve the style.

Round Mirrors

 

Round Mirrors manage to make space feel much more grand than their square counterparts.

Fish Scale Tiles

A fun variation on the popular subway tiles that still maintains a fresh, feminine vibe.

Spending time in nature is linked to reduced stress levels and tension relief. These houseplant listed below are easy to take care of and effective at increasing oxygen and clearing out toxins for cleaner breathing air. ALOE PLANT

This plant help to monitor the air quality in your home, and it soothe skin burns and cuts. And also serves as good ornamental design ENGLISH IVY

Ivy was listed by NASA as the air-filtering plant. It is incredibly easy to grow and adaptable — try hanging it or a floor plant. Grow in moderate temperatures and medium sunlight. RUBBER TREE

It is a good plant and low-maintenance plant is a powerful toxin eliminator and a good air purifier.

PEACE LILLY

This plant do well in shade and cooler temperatures, and they can reduce the levels of a number of toxins in the air. Also a wonderful low-maintenance flower to keep in the home. SNAKE PLANT

The plant absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night. Snake plant don’t need much light or water to survive, so they’re an easy choice for any corner of your home.

PHILODENDRON

A popular plant choice for indoor areas that are easy to take care. Also a good air filter at home.

Quirk up the kitchen interiors

 

Use colorful and innovative designs to make the mundane tasks more fun.

Pastel colors

Keep the dining table plain or put up a dinning cloth of a pastel color, which will help accentuate your food. Use colorful tablemats to perk up your dining experience.

Thin Curtains

 

These curtains are not just only dry quickly but are also easy to wash. It is very useful this rainy season to avoid a hard time drying your curtains. Wind Chimes

To soothe your mood further, add the music of wind chimes when the cool breeze comes in.

Decorate your home with monsoon-friendly accessories that make your home bright and striking. And try adding fun furniture like hammock and swing to your favorite music or book.

Different Shapes of Candles

Setting shaped candles and incense sticks with mild fragrance that helps to prevent your home from musty smell.

Curtains are important factors in your houses. Aside from it adds beauty to your house, it also blocks dirt and other particles in the air. Here are some suggested curtains that could match your house’s design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out these slide shows of our favorite gardens around the world, from rooftop gardens to expansive estates. Whether you are starting your garden from scratch or just looking to bring new life to a portion of your property, these pictures will provide plenty of ideas and inspiration. You’ll find galleries full of flower gardens, edible landscapes, container designs, and incredible regional gardens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make your bedroom your comfort zone with these beautiful bedroom ideas from different designers.

SILVERY GRAY

Designer Nina Farmer layered shades of gray with autumnal colors in a New England home’s master bedroom. The walls are now sheathed in Phillip Jeffries’s soothing silk-and-abaca wallpaper. The custom Roman shades are in a Holland & Sherry print. A Circa Lighting ceiling fixture casts a warm glow reminiscent of the golden leaves on the river birch trees that line the property.

STEPHEN KENT JOHNSON

 

TRAIN INSPIRED

In a boys’ room at a Lake Tahoe mountain home, curtain-shaded bunks in Farrow & Ball’s Calke Green are inspired by Pullman train cars, says designer Matt O’Dorisio.

KARYN R. MILLET

Cool and Crisp

Update the classic blue-and-white combo with a tangy orange. Dramatic pendant lights also free up storage space on the bedside tables.

Stacy Bass

COLORFUL PLAID

Both parents and kids can agree on this refined space. In a sophisticated Manhattan apartment, a rainbow-hued Italian Sputnik-style chandelier hangs in a boy’s bedroom and a trellis-print Phillip Jeffries grass cloth covers the walls.

CHRISTOPHER STURMAN

 

 

Contemporary Bedroom With Leather Bed

As seen on DIY Network’s original series “Rev Run’s Renovation,” this bedroom is decked out in earth tones thanks to rich gold paint colors and two-toned carpet. Tufting softens the look of a contemporary leather bed, while large artwork adds drama to the wall.

Traditional Pink & Blue Girl’s Bedroom

This lovely girls bedroom is a soothing space perfect for any little girl. Blue and pink pillows and bed linens compliment the light blue wall and blue and white patterned floor. A pink floral glass chandelier highlights the pink ceiling, providing a lovely contrast to the rest of the space. Oversized windows with simple lace curtains allow plenty of natural light. A yellow nightstand brings in a pop of color and serves as an excellent space for a unique sculptured figurine bed lamp.

From: J&J Design Group

Multicolored Transitional Girl’s Room With Horses

Any girl who loves horses will be over the moon for this delightful bedroom where horses gallop across the walls and a cheerful mix of pink, blue, green and yellow fill the space with personality.

 

Simon Brown

BEDROOM WITH DE GOURNAY WALLPAPER

In the main bedroom in Hannah Cecil Gurney’s London flat has hand-painted silk cushions and a Burmese lamp pick up on the green in the ‘Badminton’ wallpaper by de Gournay, the wallpaper company her father founded in 1986.

 

PALE GREEN PANELLED BEDROOM

The design of the bedrooms at Soho House’s High Road House in Chiswick is thoughtful rather than overt. The simple panelled rooms have no wardrobes, just Shaker-style pegs.

BAMBOOZLED

On the Caribbean island of Mustique, interior designer Veere Grenney has redesigned a bamboo house that is a study in neutrals and natural materials.  The main bedroom, in a pavilion, has a bed from Soane. Green fabrics complete the room’s natural design while adding another colour to the simple scheme.

 

 

Repainting your wall is as easy as the first time you paint it.

Steps:

Scrape away loose, flaking, or peeling paint using the paint scraper.

Fill any holes and cracks with a flexible filler using the putty knife. Apply a thin layer and allow dry up completely.

Sand the surface with a medium fine sand paper, then, wash with sugar soap and warm water. If there’s any mold, remove by using mold solution.

 

Load up your brush with paint. Start applying at the top of the wall.  Paint down each corner, and across the bottom.

Pour the paint into a paint tray and dip the roller into the paint. Make sure it’s fully loaded.

 

Start applying the paint from the bottom to the top and spread it out. For even finish, keep the roller loaded.  Use a roller extension pole to reach the top of the wall.

Once the first coat is dry, apply a second coat following the same steps as the first coat.