Posts Tagged ‘Design’


How to Pull Off Minimalism with Warmth

1) COLOR, COLOR, COLOR Minimalist cabinets and fixtures can be warmed up by the use of sophisticated yet warm color schemes. A dash of intense claret walls among all the neutrals, for example, can really soften things up. 2) EMBRACE TEXTURE Consider wall textures or glazes to add dimension. The right technique can add depth […]

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Masculine or Feminine? Meet in the Middle.

The master bath in many households is shared by both sexes. So what do you do when one of you envisions a girlish getaway — and the other one wants something bold, masculine and minimal? Here are a few ideas. 1. Stay gender-neutral in terms of color scheme. This doesn’t have to mean everything is […]

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5 Places to Find Design Inspiration

Design inspiration is all around — if you know where to look. Go beyond your favorite remodeling magazines or websites and draw ideas from things that really speak to you. 1. Review your snapshots from a favorite hotel or spa. What did you love about it? What made it unique and special? Look for the details that made a […]

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3 Bathroom Touches Worth the Investment

1) TOWEL WARMERS They have them at the spa so, why can’t you have one at home, too? Well, now you can step out of the shower and wrap yourself up in a soft, warm towel for little cost and effort. From stand-alone units to complete built-ins, your plumber can find a unit to fit […]

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Savy Storage Ideas

1. Rolling cabinets or low benches can sneak in some extra storage under the sink 2. Cutaway wall-mounted shelves or inset wall niches can add visual interest as well as storage. Give those elegant Egyptian cotton towels a showcase. 3. Arrange wall-mounted shelves and cabinetry asymmetrically to create a modern, dynamic look. 4. Open shelves […]

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Trends to Try

1) GET TILE-SAVVY Glass accent tiles bring color and versatility to the party. Metal tiles are also gaining in popularity — with stainless steel, bronze or copper adding gleam to backsplashes and more. There are also new faux hardwood porcelain tiles that give you the look of wood with the practicality of tile. 2) REFLECT […]

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Using Color in Your Bath

Color is the easiest way to make a big impression. You can change wall color to go from soothing to dramatic, bold to minimalist. Here are a few tips on incorporating color into your space for a bath with a pop of color. 1) Playing with contrast is a great way to play with mood. […]

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Using Patterns to Add Pop

The bath doesn’t have to be boring. All kinds of pattern can be incorporated via textiles, towels, rugs, artwork, accessories, wallpaper and even flooring. They can also pop up in accessories, lamps, vases and more. Certainly florals and other natural motifs have their place, but why not consider something unexpected? 1) Chevrons The zigzag is […]

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