Small space living begs to be dressed in style and sophistication, in short—class. In my opinion, whether the dining area is part of the kitchen, is a breakfast nook or occupies a dedicated space, the dining room area is the perfect space.
Blue: the symbol of trust, wisdom, strength, and loyalty. Blue: the symbol of quiet, calm, sincere and reserved. Blue: the symbol creativity and intelligence. How do you feel when you were blue? How do you feel when you walk into a blue room? Do you see yourself as someone who possesses the qualities symbolized in blue?
Studio living has come a long way on the style scale of decor. They’re no longer just cheap sleeping quarters where bachelors shower and house their clothes. Studio space today is designed with more creativity. It incorporates occupants’ life styles and interests while still being efficient and functional. Occupants can relax in decated living spaces, such as a sofa in the living room and a table in the eating area. Guests are entertained without being confronted with unmade beds and hanging clothes. Privacy generally afforded in larger space can now be enjoyed in studio apartments.
If you haven't already seen translucent furniture, and I can't imagine why not, then I'm here to show you, they are sexy. What makes translucent furniture sexy, you may ask? The design reinterprets the traditional furniture to its basic shapes and structure into a nakid form. You can see through it; yet, see it and touch it and follow its intriguing lines and curves.
Spare bedrooms and Dining rooms become offices, study and reading rooms, movie rooms or children's playrooms. Living rooms become studios. Garages are transformed into lanai-like spaces or his man cave get away. Even family rooms have not escaped the alternate room syndrome but have become production spaces for making things or conducting business.
Plan a black and white New Year’s party and just ask guests to wear at least one black item. Then you just reduce some of the other colors in your small living space, store them in a closet, even under the bed. Break out as much black and white you have—or not. Just set up a lovely buffet of drinks, snacks and sweets.
Check out these simple ideas, get to a party store and start selecting . . .
Looking to be inspired for a Christmas tablescape that will wow your guests? Whipping up my courage, I’ll venture to say there are about four basic design styles: traditional, rustic, eclectic, contemporary/minimal, and glam.
Christmas vignettes can make you smile. Christmas vignettes can warm your heart or take your thoughts to a special world or bring the world to you. And Christmas vignettes are simply great for small spaces and small space living.
Whether you live in a small or very large space, the glowing flames of a fire and a table beautifully set with china, glass and food creates intimacy. It caresses you with the feeling of comfort, a time to reflect, a time for soft quiet discussions.
Pumpkins aren’t always orange, fortunately! Now we can enjoy them an array of colors that compliment our decor. So if you’re creating a fabulous tablescape in neutrals, such as white, here are 23 white pumpkin centerpieces. They’re great for a fall tablescape, as well as a neutral Thanksgiving tablesetting.
You’ve seen them. Right? White bedrooms that too often look sterile and unapproachable. Yet, you long for the calming peacfulness of a soft dreamy white bedroom. It’s inviting, alluring you to daydrem and let your thoughts float. So how do you create this haven?
Read on to discover five elements of a dreamy white bedroom.
Start with the idea that Thanksgiving is going to be great and you’re going to make it so!
It’s that scary time of the year when doors, tables, and windows are dressed in their ghouly best! From pumpkin horror cut faces to loose skeletal heads and bodies lying around to greet you to fake spiders and web hangings.
There are so many, many drop-dead gorgeous flowers to love, so many to plant in a garden. But why love the pansy flower?
For many of us who live in apartments, the living room is where we most often relax, entertain and spend a lot of our decorating budget. It's generally the first room we see when we enter our small space. And so, the apartment living room reflects who we are, our personalities, our dreams, our creative side.
Are you like me, living in an apartment and desperate for a home office? Do you work a lot at home or work full time at home? Have you found yourelf standing in the doorway of a closet and day dreaming how to make better use of it. Well, I have. One option is to make that poorly or under-used closet a home office closet. I had once . . . .
No matter how small or how big is your apartment or how small or big your budget, enrich your apartment living with fresh cut flowers! There simply isn’t any other substitute. Okay, a special other or even a dog could top a bunch of flowers in a vase. But I say why not have it all?
They're over sized. Some are very ornate, others clean and modern. Are these over-sized-lean-against-the-wall mirrors just for the young and beautiful? For the hopelessly narcissistic? For dogs and cats to check themselves out? What do you think of them?