Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving." -W.T. Purkiser

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Wishing you and your family a warm, joyous and wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Right Design For A Bathroom!

Just like the most famous and the best restaurants tend to leave a bad impression with unmaintained bathrooms, you could have a good or bad experience in your home’s bathroom as well. However, you could make those private moments pleasant with the right design and pieces. The best design starts with a goal, and for a bathroom, the first goal for you is to keep it spacious. The second goal is to have enough cabinets and drawers that you can store all the necessary items in them. For a contemporary bathroom, it is better to go to with a spa-like feel which could be created with silvery and aqua-like colors.

Most bathrooms are adorned with natural and soothing colors, but you can always create a contrast with bold colored cabinets. Dark wood cabinets go perfectly with light bathroom tiles. Large mirror over the faucet is in fashion these days. To give a more modern look to the bathroom, try the uniquely designed sink bowls that could be placed on counters like a big bowl. Another new way of making the bathroom modern is by having a flat tub in the ground that looks like a mini-sized swimming pool. Natural or white light is the best for bathrooms.

Another style you should consider is designing your bathroom using a spa theme. The first thing that you need to do is paint the walls with very soothing colors, and no colors could be more soothing than bluish whites, light blues, and greens. Do not spend too much on expensive tiles.

Now you need to create the right effects in the bathroom, and these effects are acquired with the right lighting. Use pillar candles to accentuate the corners or floating ones if you have a bathtub in the bathroom. If you do not like the idea of having candles in the bathroom, go for recessed lighting. Place a rug on the floor and buy one that is thick and soft. Use plush towels and if color choice bothers you, simply go for the white ones. A little greenery would be great and for the best looks, go for a wooden bathtub.

However, you could make your bathroom an outright luxurious and modern one with the new wooden bathroom tubs. Though you can find ones with the old and traditional styles, there are some amazing modern looking wooden bathtubs on the market too. Imagine any style and design and you will find that in the market. 

The great thing about these wooden tubs is their size. You can find them in almost any size and with any desired depth. There are ones with enough depth to let you soak into the water to your chin level. Combining these wooden bathroom bathtubs with the modern faucets is one of the best ways of isolating your bathroom from all that you would have seen anywhere. 

About the Author: Carol James is an EssayLab psychology department writer and senior editor. She has MA degree in social sciences and is an excellent specialist in this field. Carol worked with numerous materials on the subject and is eager to share her knowledge with our readers.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cool architecture firm- Charlie & Co. Design!

Minneapolis-based architecture firm, Charlie & Co. Design is a design studio focusing on residential design. I find their work beautiful, refreshing and truly inspiring. Without further ado, let's take a look at their stunning portfolio, shall we?


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Aren't their work absolutely beautiful? Their designs feel fresh and chic, thanks to a thoughtful mix of clean lines, natural elements, architectural details, eclectic furnishings and materials. Exuding warmth, sophistication and incredible style, what's not to love about their chic and layered design approach? Your thoughts?

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Monday, November 20, 2017

2017 Serenbe Designer Showhouse!

Be inspired by this amazing 2017 Serenbe Designer Showhouse!

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Living room by designers Don Easterling and Nina Nash.

Kitchen by designers Jena Salmon, Kay and Jamie Chung.

Ground floor powder and hall designed by Patrick and Meghan Sharp.

Master suite by designer Chris Holt.

Guest bedroom by designer Jennifer Healey.

Office by designer Anna Wooten Loggins.

Rear porch by designer Susie Powell.

Check out the equally stunning second unit of the 2017 Serenbe Designer Showhouse!

Guest suite by designers Michele Gratch and Julie Montgomery.

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Master suite by designer Terri Duffy.

Living room by designers Buffy Ferguson and David Frazier.

Kitchen, breakfast and ground floor powder by designer Jena Salmon.

Guest bedroom by designer Jenn Balcos.

Architectural design by Edwin Rhinehart and Robert Pulliam.

Photo credit: Jeff Herr

Both showhouses are nothing short of gorgeous! I love how the designers display their incredible styles by weaving warm textures with sophisticated touches to create fresh, delightful and chic spaces. Although most rooms are designed by different designers, they share a similar color palette and thus, feel effortlessly cohesive and pulled together. There are so many wonderful design ideas and inspirations to take away from these beautiful showhouses, don't you think? Which showhouse do you prefer? Thoughts?