Kitchens are changing. With the growing popularity of breakfast bars and dining tables integrated with kitchen islands, counter-height seating is growing in demand. Whether you're looking to outfit an actual bar, provide backup seating for a standing desk, or need comfortable dining chairs, this post has just the right seats for the job. Here we cover a number of styles: rustic, modern, minimalist, Scandinavian, industrial, mid-century modern, futuristic, and beyond – there's something for everybody! And best of all, we've taken care to hunt down treasures for every budget.
If you have a small closet, you know that keeping it organized and attractive can be a challenge. Despite their importance, closets are rarely well designed. They often are tiny, making it hard to access all the nooks and crannies, and lack good lighting.
The beautiful dandelion example below, to me, speaks something about me and my life. It is more than a nice looking picture; and this is what to aim for within this trend, which will be a popular one for 2014.
Bathrooms lend themselves to personalization due to the function they serve. A bathroom should be a place where an individual, alone and at rest, feels completely comfortable, content and calm, no matter what image the greater space endeavors to project. Here are the ones that caught our attention lately.
The are rug and wall pattern in this kitchen give its sleek design just enough texture to warm it up. This similar design features open shelving and lots of natural light. A chevron stripe pattern in the hardwood and vaulted ceilings turn this simple kitchen into something quite luxurious. This kitchen makes it clear that you don't need a ton of space to create something stylish and welcoming.
Extravegant and flamboyant floral wall art is fresh. There is something refreshing about the beauty of natural flowers (without wanting to sound too flowery). If you are a person who appreciates the intricacies and facinations of living world, a large wall painting or print could add that inspirational edge which your bedroom has lacked. Our personal preference is a professionally hand painted piece, however this comes at a price. Large prints are an acceptable alternative; so long as what you choose give you an extra bounce in your spirit when you look at it.
The star of your bedroom may be the bed, but don't count out nightstands as an essential part of the room. A bedroom without a bedside table means that things like your clock, smartphone, books and lamps are without a home.
Here's another kitchen that uses wood, this time as a point of warmth among an otherwise cool-toned white and black theme. The inset lighting above the range matches well. White geometric patterns catch the eye immediately! The shadows between each panel compliment the black breakfast bar, grey chairs, and black backsplash.
Industrial influences define this sleek space. The chairs and stools are from the Steelwood collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec – named after the strikingly unusual combination of materials used in their design. It would be hard to go wrong with such a nice view through expansive corner windows like those. Uncomplicated decor preserves the emphasis on the garden outside, and a nice blue rug enhances the connection with the sky.
Industrial is the word to describe this living space, backgrounded by black. A large winding ventilator fan and SMEG fridge block give white, while the majority converts to black. A simplistic look makes a black kitchen a winner. Clean black panels pop out beside a wooden knife holder and potted plant.