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Above photos via: thirteen and south
Country style dining room without colors, simple beautiful design for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. [Read more →]
November 23, 2010 No Comments
Paint is the least expensive way to change the look of a room, whether you want to modernize your living room or make your bedroom more serene. A fresh paint job enlivens a ho-hum interior, but picking the right color (or combination of colors) and figuring out where best to put it and how much to use can prove perplexing.
Dining Room Refresh
A palette of bold colors and do-it-yourself paint projects give this dining room a fresh look. We choose two shades of blue for the table and chairs and created a two-tone effect to add interest to the furniture. Separate the painted and non-painted portions of the chairs and table with painter’s tape. Semi-gloss paint works best on furniture because of it’s easy-to-clean finish, so apply several coats.
Color a Table
Unfinished wood is the perfect canvas for paint. Sand the surface lightly, remove the sanding dust with a tack cloth, and then spray the piece with one thin coat of primer and several thin coats of paint, allowing each coat to dry before adding the next. Protect the painted surface with two coats of polyurethane.
Craft a Place Setting
Chair backs coated with chalkboard paint provide erasable name “cards” for a dinner party. To take the theme even further, use the paint on a tray to create a menu board.
Update the Furniture
If the wood surface is already painted or varnished, remove dirt or wax buildup with a household cleaner and rinse. Sand rough areas and wipe away dust with a tack cloth. Apply two coats of stain-blocking primer and allow it to dry between coats. Roll or brush on two coats of latex paint in the direction of the wood grain. Use a brush to finish the surface with smooth strokes.
A New Life for Metal
Clean the surface with a stiff wire brush to remove flaking paint or rust. Wipe with a damp cloth and let it dry. Prime with metal primer and let dry, or use a paint specially formulated with rust inhibitors. Apply several thin coats of paint. If using spray paint, hold the can about 10 – 12 inches from the surface as you spray. Shake the can during the application to keep the color mixed. Spray lightly to avoid paint runs. [Read more →]
September 9, 2010 1 Comment
Black storage ottomans and side tables add a sleek silhouette to this red kitchen and living room. Don’t underestimate the power of graphic pillows to pump up a simple color scheme. Here, cherry blossom pillows keep a charcoal-gray sofa looking chic, not drab.
Electric Color Combo
Let your fun, funky spirit come out with an outrageous wall color. Just tame it with touches of black: a sleek picture frame and mismatched black chairs do the trick.
A room as cheery as this country dining room needs a place for the eye to rest — simple black dining chairs fit the bill without calling too much attention to themselves.
If you’re nervous about adding black to a room, start small by coating minor architectural details in black. The inside walls of a built-in and portions of the wall set apart by molding are ideal for these small touches.
Two Shades of Black
Mixing styles in black is a definite can-do. Here, a new-again damask print in black and white sits atop an antique black table. The shared colors pull them together for an elegant look.
September 4, 2010 No Comments
In designer Vicente Wolf’s New York loft, a Dutch Colonial daybed he bought in Borneo faces VW Home chairs in his linen, left, and his wool blend. Candlesticks, 18th c., on 1960s round table, all from Italy. Italian film set lamp, 1960s. Photography by artists such as Lisette Model, Geert Goiris and Walker Evans.
Timeless Design in the Bedroom
Drapery in VW Home wool. Italian 18th century table. Chinese 19th century bowl. Hans Wegner chair, 1960s. Ashanti stool. Bed by Wolf in VW Home mohair blend. Anichini linens on the bed. VW Home table near Italian set lamp, 1960s. Photograph by Martin Munkacsi. Eero Saarinen table for Knoll. Antique french gold table sits below the windows.
Conversation Area in Living Room
19th c. Russian chair with gold frame on the left, VW Home sofa in Wolf’s wool blend and mid-century acrylic chair by Erwine and Estelle Laverne. Drum table by Wolf. Edelman Leather cowhide rug. Drapery in VW Home wool. [Read more →]
August 23, 2010 No Comments
Rustic furniture and vintage accessories add warmth and character to a light, white kitchen-diner. Use reclaimed wood to bring a touch of natural colour to the scheme. (via: livingetc.com)
A country table and chairs are flanked by elegantly upholstered French bergeres in this dining room. A chic rug adds comfort and style, while still allowing the wood floors to offset the wood dining set. A traditional armoire in the corner creates storage space. The checkered curtains add texture — and privacy, when necessary. (via: kitchenbathideas.com)
Small But Elegant French Country Dining Room Decor
September 1st, 2009 · Comments Off
An elegant dining room with French.
Here is an example of toile fabric in this coffee and yellow dining room. Take note of the window treatments and the elegant sofa style chair.
French Country Decorating Fabrics and Linens: Have a distinct look and feel. The fabrics has an old fashioned look, and is recognized for its all-over […]
Dining room decorating ideas
When it comes to a dining area, one should use it to its full potential and use it for its intended purpose. Dining room essentials will always include great dining room furniture such as a bold table that fits the room perfectly and, according to how many guests you plan on entertaining, […]
August 9, 2010 1 Comment
Deep Red Drinks Room
The ultimate red room. The walls and doors in the “drinks room” are upholstered in a deep red Brunschwig & Fils silk stripe. Leopard carpet from Stark.
photo credit: Eric Piasecki
Chocolate and Red Bedroom
A 19th-century Italian headboard, upholstered in Osborne & Little’s Tamara, is the centerpiece of this bedroom highlighted with chocolate, red, and a soft pink. Very romantic.
photo credit: James Carriere
Splash of Red and White
Delightfully busy and engaging Jardin Chinois Red wallpaper from Waterhouse Wall-hangings masks the flaws of an awkwardly shaped powder room. The window shade is Cire red linen by Lee Jofa with Clarence House Greek Key tape. The perfect example of a bold use of red and white.
photo credit: Simon Upton
Red and White Bedroom
This red and white child’s bedroom is perfect for winter. The sophisticated red print is from Pierre Frey. A clever touch is Lee Jofa striped wallpaper — hung horizontally. Swing-arm lamps are from Phoenix Day. [Read more →]
July 28, 2010 2 Comments