Adding wood and marble to the kitchen is easier than it sounds. While many of these kitchens do require a touch more care and maintenance, their aesthetic charm and uniqueness is well worth the additional time and effort. Smart, functional and at times simply sensational, it is time to bring home both marble and wood!
A Vivacious Splash of Color One of the great advantages of a tropical dining room is the wide range of colors that you can turn to without feeling that it is all too gaudy. Even though the contemporary trend is to keep the backdrop neutral and add bright accent hues, tropical dining rooms can conveniently and effortlessly break this stereotype. A dash of turquoise coupled with white and pops of red, green and yellow does usher in a cool and fun tropical flavor that is inspired by the endless beaches and amazing wildlife of the Caribbean and its surrounding region.
To accent this palette, bring in a hint of brass, and don’t shy away from deep wooden tones for serving pieces, chairs and bowls. White marble can add contrast to the darker hues, as well as a sense of elegance. So serve up a delicious cheese plate on a marble board, and don’t forget the figs! More is more when it comes to this palette
Therefore, think about the material, or the fiber. In other words, what’s that thread made of?! A blend of cotton and polyester will not wrinkle as easily as pure cotton. Not to mention, sheets made from a cotton-poly blend are often more affordable. They will do just fine for many, however
Adding Hello Kitty-themed decor and accessories to the bedroom elevates the ‘cuteness quotient‘ of the space and also gives it a fun, whimsical vibe that is both unique and fashionable. You can even take this cheerful vibe into the teen bedroom and adult spaces without going overboard. Today, we take a look at 15 bedrooms that embrace Hello Kitty, even as we delve a little bit more into the delightful cartoon character itself.
Dark and Dramatic Today‘s first featured palette is perfect for Halloween, but it can create a decadent holiday look as well. Layering dark hues such as grey and black lets the colors of the food and flowers truly pop. Try pairing a grey tablecloth with black flatware and burgundy florals. Serve edibles (such as pomegranates and plums) in shades of violet. Create elegant displays of candles and greenery.
A beautiful sky-blue bedroom should always be well-lit! The walls feel like they are cradling the room and the experience within is made perfect by the illuminating sunlight!
For a lighter and brighter rustic dining room pick a rug that feels fresh and reminds you of a sunny summer day. A shade of yellow will certainly fit that description and be a great addition to a dining room full of dark wooden elements!
Let‘s get started with Crate & Barrel‘s Grasscloth Table Runners, available in Ruby Red, Orange, Mustard, Green, Aqua Blue, Corsair Blue, Violet Purple, Brindle Brown, White and Graphite Grey. Below we see the Aqua Blue and Graphite Grey selections (can’t wait until the grey is ready to ship in late October!).
Wall art that depicts rural life, vases bought from the local antique store, vintage wire shelving and a warm, earthen color palette emphasize the farmhouse-centric theme of the dining room. You can easily give this space a more modern aura by replacing some of the rustic features with modern cabinets, credenzas, rugs and drapes. It is all about finding out what works for you best!