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2013 HGTV Smart Home : Master Bedroom Pictures

About the Master Bedroom: 
Inspiration for the bedroom design came from two raffia inlay accent chests that flank the bed. A tone on tone color palette spells serenity while the layering of damask and trellis patterns evokes Hollywood regency style. “I tried to keep it light, airy, clean and very serene because it’s a master bedroom,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “And the sandy colors in the palette are very peaceful and relaxed.”

With its own private deck and easy access, via telescoping glass doors, to outdoor spaces, the master bedroom offers a luxurious retreat. Hickory floors and an ashwood bed, finished in a dark hue, ground the space and make light colored fabrics pop.

Creating a cocoon like feel, the queen sized bed nestles inside a wall niche. Green accent pieces connect the space to exteriors.

The bed is dressed in linen sheets with a linen box stitched quilt complete with French knot details. The damask pattern of the area rug lends drama and continues the room’s focus on bold pattern and design.

Tabletop accents help to tell the story of serenity and compelling design. Pagoda style lamps are paired with faux tortoise jewelry boxes and a scented soy wax candle.

A bedside iPad controls the mattress base, which adjusts to accommodate several ergonomic rest positions. The user can adjust head and leg positions as well as head, lumbar and leg massage, and preset both position and massage modes.

A bed and breakfast style experience is served up for the lucky winner. Crisp white porcelain dinnerware and bamboo style stainless steel flatware comprise a lovely place setting.

Trellis like upholstery fabric elevates the design of a sand colored lounge chair. A creamy wool throw blanket invites one to curl up and nap.

Interior designer Linda Woodrum, not a fan of all-white interiors, selected an ashwood bed in a dark finish to complement creamy linens. “You have to have something to ground your lights.” she says. “You do need darks it might be a piece of artwork, a coffee table, artwork or pillows.”

A dressing table near the room’s entrance commands attention. Graphic design comes in the form of the Greek key fretwork mirror, a trellis fabric tablecloth and filigree embroidered lampshades. The mirror frame and potted ferns add the needed pop of green.

A petite ottoman, upholstered in a refined lattice print fabric, serves as seating and doubles as a tabletop surface.

Wall mirrors reflect light and visually expand the room’s already generous footprint.

An LED TV offers the luxury of cinema in bed. Media equipment and DVDs are easily stowed in the travertine topped cottage style server, which doubles as a media cabinet in the master bedroom.

An oversized photograph draws the eye in the room’s far corner. “We thought it was really graphic, strong, and had a nice contrast to all the peacefulness in the room without being jarring,” says Linda.

What You Need to Know When Using Color In Your Home

These are the three things you have got to know about color . First step, take your temperature. Colors are either warm or cool, depending on their undertones. So first step, figure out where you land. Do gravity towards warm and cozy or cool and modern ?
If you love color , you have to let it breath. The best way to embrace color in your space is to embrace negative space as well. The room doesn’t have to be filled with all kinds of saturated color .
The eye needs a place to rest. There has to be a balance and a push and pull. Make all your important color decisions in your space.
That’s where you’re living with the color . It’s going to look completely different at home than it looks in the showroom. So get it home, live with it a little bit and see if it feels right.

You’ll love these ideas to try in 2014! I hope you find these ideas useful and inspiring to you …. Enjoy it !!!!

Comfortable Bedroom Decorating 2013 Ideas from BHG

Comfortable bedroom design is necessity for everyone to keep it happy while in bedroom and bedroom will make the atmosphere more interesting. But to design a bedroom is not a trivial thing, but must pay attention to some important points and needed some extra points. Well, in this article, I will give you a comfortable bedroom design ideas that you can apply at home.

An important point to make a comfortable bedroom design theme that is planned to implement. This design theme can be various there are modern, traditional, luxurious, contemporary, eleghant or themes inspired from the things around us. This for example theme of nature, a state in the sky, like a fairy tale theme, theme style European or Asian, and other. Well, the nice design of your bedroom so the better it look of bedroom you have. After you create a theme for your bedroom, then plan a color to be selected for the bedroom. Coloring should match the theme that you have created. A little advice from me, if you want a quiet and comfortable, wear dark colors like blue, gray, and dark green. When you want a cheerful atmosphere use bright colors such as white, yellow, light green.

The next point to make your bedroom comfortable is giving some furniture that needed it. This is because that your bedroom look more spacious and loose. So every time bedroom easily rearranged or cleared.

Get inspired by this ideas . I hope that you will find it useful for you … Enjoy it !!

2014 Stylish Stone Kitchen Countertop Ideas

Stone countertops are durable and versatile. Browse this collection of our favorite materials from high end granite to vintage style soapstone to find the right one to install in your kitchen.

You’ll love these ideas to try in 2014! I hope you find these ideas useful and inspiring to you …. Enjoy it !!!!

Granite Options : Granite countertops add a rich, natural look to your kitchen. Granite is popular because it provides a virtually maintenance free and scratch , stain , and heat resistant option after it’s been sealed. Plus, it comes in a great variety of color and veining options.
Stone Shopping Tips : Stone naturally varies in color and pattern, so make sure you pick one to coordinate with your kitchen. Try taking a large sample back to your house to see how it fits your space, instead of relying on a small piece. Then double check the exact slab you’re buying to guarantee you like the look before you make the purchase.
Simple and Subtle Style : Quartz surfacing makes an ideal countertop for this modern kitchen. The matte, uniform look is simple yet sophisticated, and it’s a low maintenance alternative to natural stone. The gray green tint adds subtle color to the room as well.
Muted Texture : This seagrass limestone countertop brings texture and visual interest to the muted color palette of this kitchen. The subtle speckles and veining tie in the light color with the green backsplash.
Soapstone Sophistication : This soapstone countertop beautifully contrasts the crisp white cabinetry and marble backsplash. The combination of dark matte countertops with the sleek white color palette gives the kitchen a sophisticated look.
Popular Quartz : Quartz is probably the most common type of engineered stone countertop. This island is topped with quartz surfacing, which bridges the gap between the light features of the room and the dark stained wood.
Add Color with Stone : Caramel color limestone warms up this white kitchen. This colorful addition to the room is both practical and stylish, and it adds a casual look to the traditional limestone countertop.
Color-Scheme Countertop : The color scheme for this kitchen is based off the granite countertops throughout the room. Dusty lavender and organic brown undertones are speckled in the granite, producing a neutral color scheme with timeless style.
Customizable Concrete : Concrete countertops can be customized to the ideal color and thickness for any kitchen. These countertops were slightly tinted to complement the pine-paneled walls and dark maple floors, giving the room a cohesive look.
Faux Stone : Want to get the stone-countertop look but on a tight budget? Solid surfacing comes in a variety of colors and patterns, and it can give your kitchen the look of more expensive materials like stone for a much lower price.
Glossy Finish : A 3-inch thick black granite countertop is the perfect stone to contrast the back painted glass backsplash. The smooth, glossy finish of the granite transitions almost seamlessly to the backsplash, giving the kitchen a sleek and modern look.
Dark Marble : Marble takes on a darker look in this kitchen. An elegant Pietra del Cardosa marble countertop on the island provides a handsome work space, perfect for quick cleanup after meal preparation. The 2-1/2-inch thick marble matches the profile of the stainless-steel countertops around the perimeter of the room.
Aged Character : Flamed granite countertops have a distinct texture that gives them a timeworn look. This aged character adds to a rugged, country style in the kitchen. The speckles in the stone add texture and variety to a space.
Functional Surface : Black granite countertops provide a simple, solid surface in this kitchen. More colorful, elaborate details are found in the kitchen’s slate tile backsplash, so the granite countertops are the perfect subdued countertpoint.

Decorating With Orange 2013 Ideas

Have warmed to the thought of using orange in your home.i hope you like this slide show that features a variety of looks in this citrus hue … Enjoy !!!!
Morning Room 
A warm color scheme is right at home in a breakfast room where a jolt of energetic color can help to get a jump on an active day. A range of oranges, from deep russet to light peach surround the banquette, which in turn is bathed in a glow of sunlight and yellow walls. The drum shade of the pendant light fixture incorporates all the colors of the palette.
Fabric Focus 
Vivid persimmon fabrics capture the eye in this appealing dining room. An analogous color palette of warm hues supports the bold orange color. Solid yellow fabric covers the curved banquette and pillows in a yellow-on-white pattern with contrasting piping giving definition to the yellow shapes. A russet rug, banded in yellow repeats the color scheme underfoot. Overhead, the chandelier is an energetic design of leafy tendrils in a single matte orange. Sophisticated black elements ground the room.
Color Coordinated
Choosing from within a coordinated collection of colors and patterns ensures foolproof decorating in this enticing living room. The sherbet shades offer a balance of soft tints and intense hues in playful patterns and restful solids. Neutral walls allow the mix of orange, pink, yellow, and green furnishings to take center stage.
Better with Color 
Bold splashes of orange and red give this all-white room a new look with little effort. An orange table with modern lines adds a sassy touch to the decor. Underfoot, a graphic red-and-white organic-pattern rug layers on top of a larger sisal floor covering. Solid orange linen throw pillows and a fuzzy throw give the upholstered furnishings a bit of visual punch.
Small Space, Bold Color Scheme 
Bold accents make a big impact in this tiny space. Two unfinished wood hutches, painted soda pop orange, add display and storage space. The hutches complement the room’s blue accent wall. Orange stripes in the window treatments and rug bring all the elements together and add a touch of drama to the space.
The Warmth of Orange
Goldenrod yellow walls and burnt orange accents work together to give this family room a warm and inviting motif. The solid burnt orange window treatments and throw pillows create a common thread among the patterned chairs, window seat, and ottoman. The bright hue adds both drama and consistency to the room.
Bold Fireplace
This fiery orange is the perfect complement to the fireplace. Natural accents, such as the marble fireplace surround and the antique wood mirror frame give the color an earthy feel. Pairing orange and brown is a good way to tone down the bright hue.
All in the Accents
Graphic tangerine bedding is the focal point in this master bedroom. Other orange accents, such as the statue on the nightstand and the throw pillow, work with the bedding to give the room modern style. Neutral walls and dark furniture provide the perfect backdrop for a bold hue.
Colorful Modern
Tangerine and hot pink combine to give this bedroom an energetic vibe. Black and white are a neutral foundation for the bold color combo, and double mirrors multiply the light throughout the room.
Orange Crush
Warm off-white walls provide a clean, neutral backdrop for a bold mix of bright and deep colors in this playful living room. A plush sectional in rich brown adds depth to the neutral base and provides contrast for the vivid pops of orange. Wall screens powder-coated in orange hang as geometric art.