Painted white cabinetry has a timeless look and feel. Selecting white paint for your cabinets opens up so many options when it comes to pulling together a beautiful color palette for an interior design. Do you opt for a color palette that is all white, a mixture of shades of white, or white with pops of color? The color combinations that you can create with white paints are endless.
Color is the driving force in most design projects.
Color can drive mood, affect energy levels and have cultural connections. This kitchen below definitely has an upbeat, energetic vibe.
The cool metal tones (stainless steel, nickel, chrome, etc.) that have outsold all other finishes on everything from decorative hardware, to faucets and to furniture, have become so popular they have begun to look commonplace.
Bold, Blue and Beautiful. The most fitting name for this show-stopping kitchen located in Hauppauge, NY.
It's a challenge sometimes to introduce color into kitchens because cabinetry is a long term investment and color trends vary over the years. Homeowners will often ask, "What if the color I like today looks dated and old after a few years?"
Picture a 1890s architectural home located in Buffalo, New York and within its walls is a cramped little kitchen in dire need of updating.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may be aware that blue is wildly trending in interiors. I have been seeing it in every element of design, and it seemed like a good time to share with you all the myriad of ways to incorporate blue into your home.
The saying, “he is an island” generally refers to someone who is all alone, far away from the main stream of life.
Over the past few years we’ve seen the rise of the wildly popular white painted kitchen. Its classic, timeless style has captivated yet another generation. From transitional white kitchens to sleek contemporary and more recently the modern farmhouse style, white has proven very versatile.
Clean lines, decluttered spaces and simple styling are what is resonating in interiors today. Add in light, warm wood tones, a neutral palette, and functional furnishings and you have the modern, yet warm hallmarks of a space that embraces Scandinavian design.
Have you heard? Sherwin-Williams just announced their 2019 Color of the Year, Cavern Clay (SW 7701)! Cavern Clay is a color that is earthen, independent and wild.
What would you say are two primary concerns most people have about their kitchens? If you said ‘Keeping things clean’ and ‘Keeping things organized’, then you would be in sync with the hundreds of homeowners I have come into contact with throughout my years as a designer! There is a growing trend now towards ‘centers’, which are geared towards addressing both of these important concerns.
As an architectural element, the range hood over the cooking center represents one of the key opportunities in the kitchen to make a unique and impressive design statement or a simple subtle look to support the overall style of your kitchen design.
Shiplap, those horizontal planks that seem to be popping up in interiors everywhere, are simply boards with two opposing rabbet joints that overlap each other.
Modern Farmhouse is a style that combines a mix of modern and industrial elements to create a streamlined, sophisticated, yet comfortable look. This style has become extremely popular, incorporating the new and the old in a more refined and minimalistic way.
Today, we are seeing more and more households where members of the family are choosing to ditch their dull, gray office cubicles and work remotely from home.
In my discussions with homeowners and other designers around the country, there has been a growing interest and I will go so far as to say demand for designing intentional spaces for pets in the home.
A growing trend in the interior design industry is embracing more rustic, character-rich wood species. When you think of rustic wood species, what do you imagine?
An old farmhouse?
A cabin in the woods?
Something like this?
Hooray! Spring is right around the corner!
If you haven’t already heard, Pantone announced their Color of the Year for 2018 as Ultra Violet. This inventive, vibrant blue-based purple tone stirs the imagination into thinking outside the box.
Open shelving has become an often-used storage solution in kitchens both large and small. Open shelving can be used strictly for decorative display or as a substitute for wall cabinets. The perfectly styled and arranged shelves seen on Instagram, Pinterest and other social media platforms make the open shelving idea appealing.
Even though the Laundry Room might be one of the smallest rooms in a house, that does not mean it is the easiest to design. Quite the contrary. Because of all the functional zones needing to be incorporated into a tightly defined space, there can be a lot of challenges. Fear not, I will lay out all the special considerations one should take into account when making a Laundry Room plan!
As promised- today I will showcase the other two colors in our Curated Color Palette, with Part 2 of our Curated Palette installment (click here for Curated Palette Blog, Part 1).
I'm sure we've all seen navy blues appearing as a rising color trend these past few years, but what's this? Those deep, dark blues are starting to transform to blue greens! Earlier this year, Sherwin-Williams announced their 2018 Color of the Year, Oceanside (SW 6496), a color that beautifully balances blues and greens.