Monthly Archives: May 2015

Loft Pictures : HGTV Smart Home 2013

About the Loft: 
A walk through space at the top of the staircase, the loft offers a cozy respite from the home’s active first floor spaces. A place to congregate, read a book or catch up on a favorite TV show, the loft boasts a clean, uncluttered design theme. “The colors evoke a more masculine feel,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “I thought it was a nice contrast to the living room.”

To conserve square footage, architect Mike Stauffer eliminated hallways in favor of pass through spaces. Furnished and cozy, the loft makes use of what would otherwise be wasted space.

Connected to both guest and kids’ bedrooms, the loft area provides a space to kick back, relax, and connect with friends and family before retiring for the evening.

Bold graphic prints pair well with cool lime green upholstery fabrics. Making use of every inch of space, the leather sofa opens out to a full sized sleeper.

Designed to resemble inverted chain hung pendant lights, table lamps provide just the right mix of industrial meets nautical.

The chandelier’s wispy paper diffusers resemble sea birds in flight.

A rustic chest of drawers provides storage and tabletop surface to display a 40 inch LED TV. A sepia tone photo on fine art paper by Jacksonville Beach artist John Kuss draws the eye.

With a color palette directly connected to views, the loft proves both rich and understated. “It’s a very clean, tailored masculine vibe,” says Linda.

Summer Curtains Designs Ideas 2011 Photo Gallery

Do you want to decorate your home for the approaching summer season? Well, if this is the case, then the best way to kick start the task is to target the curtains of your house. The curtains are one of the most effective home décor elements that are capable of bringing in a drastic change in the ambience of a house.
There are many varied styles of summer curtain designs now available in the market. Online upholstery web stores have also introduced a new line of curtains for the summer season in cheerful color tones. The well known upholstery online store Terrys Fabrics has also launched an expansive line of curtains in order to allow the customers beat the heat effectively.

Warm and pastel color tones are expected to dominate this summer season. Peach, orange and yellow are some of the colors, which are closely associated with the fruitful and summer days. These colors may be selected for the curtains as they are known to enliven a space and illuminate the house.

New IKEA Storage Decorating Ideas 2012 Catalog

IKEA Modern Storage Decorating Design Ideas 2012 , Here is a collection of designs Storage from IKEA   2012 catalog , IKEA Storage is to look modern and stylish. Many people are using the IKEA  Storage design, because the design is simple, easy in maintenance and certainly do not need to pay that much. Some people say this Storage design is perfect and has its own characteristics compared with other designs.

You can find ideas on how upgrade your existing  Storage , I hope you like it . Enjoy !

Kitchen Designs Ideas 2011 by Candice Olson

Function meets style when designer Candice Olson creates a gathering place for the whole family in the kitchen.

Open Yet Divided

To create visual separation between the kitchen and family room, Candice designs a light and airy look for the kitchen. The main cabinets are painted cream with a strie finish and topped with cream quartz countertops. A backsplash in handcrafted, multicolored glass tile is the perfect complement and adds a bit of excitement to the space.

Industrial Chic

Candice creates a large open-concept kitchen with a system of wooden posts and beams with steel joinery, which are not only crucial for support, but also give the room an open, loft-like feeling. Shaker-style cabinets, a grey-green glass tiled backsplash and polished quartz countertops that has the appearance of concrete keep with the industrial look.

Practical Style

Rich cabinetry, state-of-the art appliances and a host of contemporary fixtures and finishes create a kitchen that’s a mix of style and function. A large, square island is the focal point of the kitchen and can be used for preparation and eating.

Streamlined Elegance

The focal point of this kitchen is the stunning backsplash comprised of chocolate, coffee and cream mosaic glass tiles. Espresso cabinets and white quartz countertops contrast well with the stainless steel appliances and hardware. A 14-foot-long kitchen island serves two functions, a lower section features a built-in sink and storage for a bar area and the higher section functions as the dining area.

Classic Meets Modern

The L-shaped kitchen is a blend of traditional and contemporary, particularly in the island, which is an antique wooden cabinet topped with classic Carrara marble. White shaker-style cabinets and sleek quartz countertops are combined with stainless steel appliances and fixtures, while green glass tiles are used for the backsplash and to add a bit of color above the cabinets.

Mid-Century Charm

To pay homage to the home’s mid-century modern design, the kitchen layout maximizes the outdoor view and features streamlined zebra-wood cabinetry with white quartz countertops. Vintage-style pendants and funky barstools add a retro touch.

Blend of Function and Fashion

Cream cabinetry with mushroom countertops is combined with travertine floor tiles for a functional yet stylish kitchen, and bold wallpaper is a stunning focal point behind the workstation. Lit by two crystal chandeliers, a dark wood island with creamy quartz countertop houses a recycling center, a dishwasher and sink, as well as doubles as an eating space.

Serenely Blue

The backsplash is the perfect area to inject personality into your kitchen. Glass tiles that complement the grey-blue walls create a clean, contemporary backdrop between the contrasting black and white cabinets.

Warm and Welcoming

Custom cabinetry in a creamy shade and mushroom-colored quartz countertop set the tone for this functional kitchen, while the island takes center stage with espresso cabinetry and cream countertops. Eco-friendly cork flooring grounds the space and is perfect for a space where you’re standing all the time. Brushed bronze finishes add a traditional touch to the kitchen.

Modern Decorating Design By Joshua Foss

Josh Foss appears as a contestant in season two of the HGTV reality series Design Star. A 25-year-old native of St. Paul, Minnesota, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Principia College, and says that he works as a green designer. He also says that he should win the competition because he’s progressive, fun, and has a “green” perspective towards life and design. He believes that a designer’s imagination is his best friend, and describes his design style as boiling down to warm and clean modern lines, with a retro twist. Among his favorite design styles are eclectic, contemporary, and modern.

He states that designers should always focus on quality rather than quantity, and that it’s better to have one thing that you love instead of four things that you don’t. On the other hand, he disagrees with decorating and furnishing a home from a single source alone. His favorite designers are Charles and Ray Eames, whom his father worked for during the early 60s. Foss also says that if he wasn’t working as a designer, he’d be a whale-watching tour guide instead. His favorite room to design is the living room, and his dream design project would be to work on the interior of a hip deli or organic restaurant.