Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Transform with paint and simple updates...

Here's a great example of what paint can do for a kitchen! I do this kind of transformation all the time, but this fine example comes from "Stage a Star" in Cincinatti, OH.

A dark dreary and dated kitchen is completely redone thanks to some clean white paint on the cabinets and a soft green on the walls. No more dark wood cabinets and gingham wallpaper! In this case, they also replaced the stove and microwave. However, for a tighter budget one could keep the stove because the black and white would go with the new white on the cabinets, and just replace the microwave with a white one. Also, high-quality press-and-stick veneers in white and stainless steel are available over the internet for updating your dishwasher inexpensively.

The only mis-step here, for me, is the plants and baskets on top of the upper cabinets. It's a bit 1990's, too "country style", and probably wouldn't work well here in California. I prefer to keep that space free and clear as it makes the whole room look less cluttered, larger and more contemporary. Otherwise, great job!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Theme Design : Inspiring Ikat!!

Sometimes a simple design, a picture a pattern can be an inspiration for a home makeover. Ikat is a beautiful art practiced in many parts of the world. It is a dyeing technique which has been practiced since ages. The beautiful, bright colored fabric is very unique and is a lovely choice for home decor.

Ikat is very popular fabric, specially because of its stunning bright colors. This post has a collection of ideas of incorporating the stunning handcrafted fabric into your home decor.

The stunning print and color combination makes this settee a work of art!! So impressed by the setup in black and white which lets the piece of furniture get all the attention.

Ikat in itself is so beautiful that it looks impressive even in simple setting. Its sophisticated, colorful and very elegant. This set of cushions is from Bootstrap project. Love the baskets on the wall.

If Ikat is new to you, try using in smaller accent pieces. Cushions and pillows are a good choice for the color punch and brightness they bring instantly to any room. Lush vibrant beautiful!

Pastels in summer is a perfect combination!! The beautiful shades of green and blue is so pleasant. The print is interesting without being too busy and overpowering. The simple elegance is so charming.

Ikat is such a beautiful art. And you can simply display it as ethnic wall hangings with great results. The lovely dyes and color combination is so inspiring. I could design a whole room inspired by it.

These picture frames are adorable. The lovely colors would bring cheer to any corner. Get yourself a swatch of fabric and mod podge it over your old frames for an instant makeover!!

Ikat is so inspiring that artists have found a way to paint ceramics in its beautiful style. Love the bright orange on dainty pearl and gold tea set. How can one not get inspired...I would snatch the set in a heartbeat! :o)

Lust for these bowls!!! So unique and classic. I would get my coloring pens suitable for ceramics and paint one myself. The patterns are easy and very forgiving. Search for ways to paint ceramics and you have got a gorgeous project in hand. Better than any expensive store bought set..

Yet another chair that caught my attention. Look at all the fiery colors against the dark wood. I cant imagine any other fabric n this chair after seeing this. Its fantastic!! Ikat brings a special sophistication to everything.

Ikat is a beautiful art form practiced in many parts of the world. Check it out next time you are looking for a fabric and I am sure you would be amazed at how stunning it is. It is not machine printed, the pattern is so unique, get yourself a little dose, you must have some in your house! I am sure you will be going back for more :)

Fresh and Natural Kitchen Interior Design Green Color Ideas

Fresh and Natural Kitchen Interior Design Green Color Ideas

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Home Interior Design Of Traditional Wooden Stairscase

Home Interior Design Of Traditional Wooden Stairscase.

Minimalist Interior Design Staircase

Minimalist Interior Design Staircase For small-sized house. Ladder minimalist design is perfect for a small house, because it is not possible to use a large staircase design and narrow width if the size of the house.

Whether your house is small, the minimalist design of the ladder is suitable for the size of your home, with minimalist interior design staircase you can save space because the size of a small ladder and not too wide.

Interior Design Bathroom Sakura Japanese Flower Ideas

Interior Design Bathroom Sakura Japanese Flower Ideas

Black Modern Interior Design Staircase

Black Modern Interior Design Staircase

Traditional Interior Design Living Room From Japan

Traditional Interior Design Living Room From Japan. Japanese house designs are very distinctive and unique, home design using lots of wood on each side, from wall to floor using wood.

How do you think about home design from japan..? Do you have an idea for the design of the house..? I love the design houses in Japan, especially living room design tradisinal, looks very elegant and unique, because the living room wearing only japanese table and pedestal for the seat.