30 continuous feet of cabinets on the back wall to drastically increase storage in this Chicago kitchen. The upper cabinets are painted in Galveston Gray by Benjamin Moore and feature glass-front doors on top to the keep the wall from feeling too heavy. The back wall also includes a marble backsplash in a herringbone pattern and a custom metal range hood.
Lighter Wood Lifts Off Wood never goes out of style, but the popularity of various tones is always in flux. Lately, many designers say super light wood tones are having their moment. “We’re noticing a return to lighter, warmer wood tones
Adding an open niche not only steals some empty wall cavity space to use as storage, but it can add a lot of visual depth that makes the walls look farther away than they really are.
church pews in eating nook
bifold doors on a track to cover it — they tuck out of sight on either side of the TV when open. When not watching TV, the family can slide the doors closed with ease.
new wood mantel and surround have a larger presence that stands up to the vaulted ceiling’s height. White paint lends an easy-breezy coastal vibe.
removed the solid pantry door and replaced it with a white oak door with an antique mirror on the exterior and a more budget-friendly standard mirror on the inside. She then lined the interior walls of the pantry with inexpensive white subway tiles with a charcoal gray grout.
combination of wood, white and black
Green cabinets and wicker accents give the space warm and inviting modern country style.
Key features of rustic-style kitchens: Textured stone such as granite, slate, fieldstone, travertine and soapstone Apron-front sinks Natural wood, including beams, stained wood cabinetry, flooring and farm tables Barn door hardware Lighting made from copper, reclaimed wood and wrought iron Open shelving Color palette: Echo the hues of natural materials like stone and warm woods with paint colors and accents in similar shades for a rich, cozy look.
stacked stones invites creativity into your landscape. To give your cairn visual weight and importance, start with a hefty rock as the base and stack gradually smaller stones on top. Position your cairn in a spot you’d like to draw the eye to, such as the end of a garden path.
Paint by Benjamin Moore: Stonington Gray HC-170 (window casing) and White Dove (walls); baskets: The Container Store; light fixtures: Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
home gym fan
wall color and white frame around mirror
mint green cabinets
Create a Pinch Point to Home in on a Sightline By narrowing the view, you can more clearly direct a viewer’s gaze just where you want it and emphasize a focal point. Place a pair of midsize structural evergreen plants — like clipped boxwoods, pittosporum or privet — on either side of a sightline. You can do the same with walls, hedges or fences. In this Mediterranean-style garden, two mature boxwoods framing the path help define the sightline to the cafe table set on the terrace.
2 toned with nice color combination
Two tone kitchen cabinets, back splash
curtains, same set up as the OKC master
tile, granite countertops.
Green. This calming, natural color has a soothing impact on a child. Scientists have also found that green may improve a child’s reading speed and comprehension. There’s no need to keep this anxiety-reducing color to a minimum.
Orange. Largely underused, orange is perhaps one of the most misunderstood colors in the paint deck. This warm, friendly and youthful color is actually great for children since it’s said to encourage confidence, extroversion and independence. The social nature of this color also puts children and their friends at ease, inspiring communication and cooperation.