Stylish Gray and Yellow Bathrooms Even though most people associate yellow and gray with styles that are strictly ’modern’, that is far from the truth. Gray and yellow can work equally well in bathrooms that range from styles such as eclectic and farmhouse to minimal and industrial! Those wanting to usher in a farmhouse, rustic, eclectic or even traditional style can use yellow in a far more exuberant and energetic fashion than homeowners seeking to shape a serene, contemporary bathroom. A balance between two lighter hues of gray and yellow is also a great way to create a polished, modern bathroom that looks even more splendid when filled with ample natural light.
Backsplash Solutions Let‘s start with some backsplash action! We recently featured the kitchen below in our DIY backsplash post, but we just had to highlight it again. Because sometimes a little bit of paint is all it takes to completely transform your space. See more of Laura‘s eye-catching painted backsplash at A Beautiful Mess:
Warm light woods also make the kitchen cozier: warm wooden planks on the floor and a simple dining table and chairs make meals here pleasant and homey. As there‘s no kitchen island, the dinign table may be used for cooking.
The eating zone may be the continuation of the kitchen island or may be made of some different material to highlight and separate it. The eating space can be raised to a different height for comfort.
Most often, it is white marble along with lighter tones of wood that seem to find space in the modern rustic or farmhouse kitchens. But those looking for something far more masculine and dashing can try out black marble countertops or dark grained hardwood.
Kitchen Islands That Wrap A Seating Area If you have a big kitchen island, if it is built up of several rectangles, you may place a seating or dining area right inside it, it will be a very cozy and comfy eating corner or breakfast corner. Of course, it works only if your kitchen is big enough and you have enough space for such a big kitchen island.
Waves in the Distance A kitchen with an ocean view need not be just relegated to homes that sit right next to the beach, as those in the distance can also make the most of their location with some smart design. A home sitting on an elevated lot and offering a bird‘s eye view of the coastline in the distance allows you to shape a kitchen that enables you to savor the scenery without letting it dominate the ambiance of the room.
Crafted to showcase the very best of country style from Southern France, it captures and translates the many sights, sounds, flavors and the dreamy magic of sunny summer evenings in Provence into the modern home. It is easy to instantly fall in love with this artisanal kitchen that is filled with the very best of modern kitchen appliances, even as it enchants you with stone and marble worktops, textured walls and traditional cabinets set into masonry niches.
Contemporary fireplaces allow you to get inventive with your kitchen design and the way you utilize the fireplace. A popular idea is to put the fireplace in an area where it can serve the kitchen, dining room and the living space in the open plan living area. Two-sided and three-sided fireplaces allow you to get this done with ease, and these smart fireplaces also become the protagonist of your cheerful and inviting ’social zone’. Those trying to take the experience of adding a fireplace to the kitchen can also take things to a whole new level with smart kitchen islands that house a fireplace within. For a kitchen that is simply sensational!
We did talk about the minimalist appeal and the space-savvy design of contemporary fireplaces, and the three kitchens below showcase this aspect in a truly mesmerizing fashion. The first kitchen in white utilizes the fireplace as a sculptural focal point that wows you instantly and gives the kitchen a fiery, dynamic backdrop. The second contemporary kitchen clad in marble turns the cool fireplace with a Calacatta marble surround into a feature that binds together the cozy conversation zone. And even if you want to usher in a hint of rustic magic into the contemporary kitchen, the sleek fireplace fits in elegantly!