Friday, March 29, 2019

Inside a bright, breezy and beautiful Alys Beach oasis!

This Alys Beach oasis is designed by Melanie Turner for a longtime client. Having complete confidence in the designer, her client took a hands-off approach in the design project. The homeowner's only direction was to make it "light, bright and comfortable" where she could escape the hustle of everyday life. With that in mind, the designer transformed her home into a calming and relaxing refuge. Let's check it out, shall we?

Photo credit: Mali Azima

Thanks to the simplicity of an all-white color scheme, it creates an immediate and dramatic impact in this breathtaking home! Using mostly white on a space conveys a sense of cleanliness, airiness, spaciousness, brightness, clarity and calmness. However, sometimes a white on white decor can feel too stark or too cold. By adding a variety of wood elements and warm textures, it adds depth, a sense of coziness and visual interest. The gorgeous courtyard pool and master bedroom are especially my favorites! Such a dreamy, breezy and inspirational abode, what's not to love? Your thoughts?  

Thursday, March 28, 2019

How To Rejuvenate Your Living Room!

This article is provided by Lora Young.

Nothing impresses a visitor more quite like the living room. After all, it is that special place in the house where you entertain your guests and make them comfortable. After all, that is just as important as other areas like the dining room and bedroom. The living room is also where you unwind to watch your favorite TV moments or simply doze off on the couch.

With all this in mind, it is only best that we focus more on keeping our living rooms as comfortable as possible. Investing in a home improvement project makes all the more sense if you focus more on making a truly great living room experience. Plus, the fact is that you are also improving your home’s value considerably.

Let us take a look at a few things you need to do to rejuvenate your living room.

1. Change the wall paint

What paint will you be giving your living room? For sure, the choice of color is crucial since it allows you to achieve a certain mood in your living room. For instance, if you want it to feel like you are on vacation, you can try lighter shades of blue to really capture that tropical vibe. You can also try bolder colors if you want your room to feel energizing.

2. Go minimalistic

Marie Kondo has a point: A clutter-free life is a life that is anchored on joy. That alone should convince you to adopt a more minimalistic mindset when it comes to making your living room an important part in de-stressing. For this, you just have to start by throwing out the things you need and determine if you want more of the same item. Sure enough, this mindset keeps you from achieving a less cluttered lifestyle, so be sure to use all that energy toward making your home more spacious.

3. Hang wall decor

If blank walls are not your style, you can always create decorations you can hang. One good example is to grow some hanging plants and put them in places where you can easily see them. Aside from plants, you might also hang a few artworks here and there to really maximize the available space on the walls of your living room.

4. Change your flooring

It is an expensive project, but considering the long-term benefits, upgrading your flooring is a great way to increase the value of your home. You just have to determine the right material to use on your floor. You can always opt for carpeting and vinyl, but if you want an easy-to-clean option, then hardwood floors are a good choice. You just need to find a capable contractor offering wood floor services. Installing the material is hard, but with a little patience, you can achieve a more rustic vibe for your living room.

5. Change your lighting

To impress your guest even though nighttime has already arrived, make sure to install a few accent lights in areas where they illuminate pieces of art and such. You can also install dim lights for when you need to enjoy a bit of intimacy with your better half.

Monday, March 25, 2019

An interior designer's effortlessly elegant Nashville home!

This beautiful Nashville home belongs to interior designer Minnette Jackson that she shares with her husband. When they bought the house 7 years ago, it felt heavy, drab and dated, thanks to a sea of beige and brown. To begin transforming her abode, she began neutralizing and brightening everything, with the home's design reflecting its surroundings such as Nashville's classic architecture and beautiful green hills. The results? A stunning abode brimming with color and charm! Let's check it out!

Photo credit: Leslee Mitchell

Don't you love this gorgeous residence? I really like her fresh, modern take on traditional style. By masterfully pairing classic silhouettes and timeless pieces with brass elements, modern artwork and striking patterns, her home radiates style, sophistication and casual elegance. Are you drawn to her classic chic approach in decorating as well? What are your thoughts?

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Choosing The Right Accessories To Enhance Your Bedroom Décor!

This post is provided by Jeremy Sunders.

The right accessories can bring life to your bedroom décor. On the other hand, using them in the wrong way can create a feeling of chaos – the last thing you want in your private sanctuary. Here are some tips for choosing the extra touches that will enhance your bedroom décor.

Quality Matters

Choose high-quality accessories for your room. Of course, assessing quality is not always easy. A more expensive item is not necessarily better. The object should certainly be well-made. Read how well the accessories hold up for others in the company reviews profile, like 1StopBedrooms reviews tab. Choose items with a unique flair instead of run-of-the-mill knickknacks.

Use Color, Light And Texture

Neutral or subtle colors are great for large furniture items, because they are easy to live with for the long term. Accessories are where you can perk up your room in different ways at different times. Here are some ways to do it.

-Add splashes of bright or contrasting colors, but make sure they coordinate with the main color scheme.

-Accent mirrors and decorative sconces or lamps add light and reflection. 

-Touches of varying textures in pillows, throws, and rugs make your room more interesting, too.

Add Interest

Want a more interesting room? Just add accessories that have a little character.

-Unusual decorative vases or candle holders can hold your attention without assaulting your senses. 

-Brass or glass sculptures add to the light effects while increasing interest.

-High-quality, unique figurines with an antique look add a sense of depth.

-Unusual glass or silver trays are both interesting and useful.

-Add fascinating artwork but do it sparingly.

Get The Proportions Right

When you are choosing accessories for your bedroom, think about the size of the room and the furniture in it. If your room is huge, tiny objects would not have much impact. If your room is tiny, overly large items will overwhelm the main design elements.

Arrangement Tips

Before you even look for accessories, it is a good idea to learn a few arrangement tips. After all, what you choose depends on where you have a place to put it. Here are a few ideas.

-Do not overdo it. If you put in too many accessories, your eyes will be so overwhelmed you would not really see each individual piece. Instead, choose only the accessories you love most.

-Arrange items so they are balanced but asymmetrical.

-Put small items together in odd-numbered groups, such as three or five.

-Place large accessories first, then add smaller objects.

-Place items at different heights, from interesting rugs on the floor to decorative throw pillows on the bed to eye-level mirrors to hanging lamps.

-Make groupings of items that vary in height.

-Choose items with a seasonal flair. Then, swap them out for other accessories for the next season.

-Consider using a few identical items in a grouping.

If you are still unsure of how to create the right atmosphere in your bedroom using accessories, a furniture company with design experts can help. All you have to do is show them the main design features of your room. They will be able to suggest suitable accessories. From there, the choice is yours.

Monday, March 18, 2019

A traditional Michigan home with a modern twist!

This 1940s Michigan home belongs to Alabama native and graphic designer, Wes Trammel that he shares with his fiancé, Ben Cooper. The house was dark, outdated and has been unoccupied for many years when they purchased it. After an extensive renovation, this house is transformed into a bright and inviting abode! Let's check it out, shall we? 

Photo credit: Diana Paulson

I can't take my eyes off this gorgeous residence! Employing a neutral color palette throughout the entire house, this home feels fresh, airy and cohesive. Without the addition of colors, this abode evokes a sense of calm, timelessness and tranquility. A mix of textures, metals and natural elements provide visual interest to the calming, neutral color scheme. Bright, elegant and beautifully layered, there is so much to take away from this sophisticated traditional home with a modern twist, don't you think? Your thoughts?

Friday, March 15, 2019

Inside a chic and charming mural-filled Palm Beach apartment!

This gorgeous Palm Beach home belongs to British artist and designer Aldous Bertram. To make the most out of his plain 1970s tiny one-bedroom rental apartment, he decided to adorn his home with hand painting murals on almost every wall. The results? A charming and delightful muraled wonderland! Let's check it out, shall we?

Photo credit: Peter Murdock

How insanely talented is he? By incorporating hand painted murals featuring architectural details such as bricks and wall niches, a detailed mural inspired by antique Chinese wallpaper, painted tented ceilings and hand-stenciled ceilings in a caned pattern, he instantly creates visual interest and a sense of "wow factor" in his home. I love how he masterfully combines colors, patterns, artwork, rattan and chinoiserie pieces in an unexpected way for a cozy, lived-in and layered look. His beautiful paintings and his tented hallway are especially my favorites! Whimsical, imaginative and inspirational, what's not to love about this effortlessly chic and charming Palm Beach abode? Your thoughts?