Published at Monday, October 08th 2018, 13:48:06 PM. Living Room By Eleanor Ducharme. Avoid the matching sofa, love seat, chair settings. Choose the sofa as your primary piece and then complement it with different colors or patterns that allow all of the pieces to show off. One matching chair or even a matching love seat can be overcome by adding a contrasting piece to the grouping. Add complimentary throw pillows that introduce your secondary color choices into the space.
Published at Monday, October 08th 2018, 13:47:52 PM. Living Room By Orane Pelletier. Accents & Highlighting- Draw attention to a fireplace with overhead recessed lighting or track lighting fixtures. Alternatively, wall sconces on either side of the mantel will both emphasize the fireplace and offer more lighting for the entire room. An up light situated behind the object can highlight pedestals, figurines or floor plants. Add additional layers with multi-tiered hanging lamps or wall/ceiling wash lights. Accent lights placed in alcoves, corners or closed in spaces will accentuate a specific area or piece and give the room a larger appearance.
Published at Monday, October 08th 2018, 13:47:40 PM. Kitchen By Julie Chicoine. Remodeling your kitchen can take most of your time, effort and money. Your kitchen should be redesigned not only according to your taste for aesthetics or culture, but also according to the functionality of your home and to the needs of your family. Challenges lie ahead as you remodel your kitchen.
Published at Monday, October 08th 2018, 13:47:26 PM. Kitchen By Fleur Deblois. As an Architect, I try to utilize the best means of design to make a house more efficient and well utilized for the square footage. In this article, I'm dealing with kitchen design, and how to make it more efficient in use and storage, make it feel more open than a standard kitchen, but do it in a smaller size (square footage costs money).
Published at Monday, October 08th 2018, 13:47:09 PM. Kitchen By Erembourg Guibord. With regards to kitchen flooring, you can either choose wooden floors, tiling or linoleum. Kitchen floors should compliment the interior features of your kitchen. The floors should go along with the kitchen style. Ask help from your designer to match up the colors.
Published at Monday, October 08th 2018, 13:46:58 PM. Kitchen By Eleanor Ducharme. Sometimes we get so caught up in accepting how things are that we don't take any time to question whether we are going in the right direction. Technology has a way of pushing us forward, but sometimes we need to take a break to discover what form of progress is the most appropriate. For example, when electricity first came to New York City, there were layers of power lines attached to all the buildings and power poles everywhere. If we look at the old pictures of Manhattan we can't believe how ugly it all was, but to most of the New Yorkers of the period, they never even noticed the chaos. It took someone with just a bit of foresight to realize that burying all the power lines underground was a better way to go.
Published at Monday, October 08th 2018, 13:46:45 PM. Kitchen By Orane Pelletier. What about colour? Well what we are seeing is that the range of colours now being offered in kitchens has grown hugely over the last year. Designers and homeowners are becoming more adventurous when choosing cabinet colours with many now opting for subtle colours, especially in contemporary and modern designs. Subtle colours could be in the way of gloss or matt doors in a modern kitchen or even warm wood textures. Of course, mixing both paint colours and wood textures is a massive trend at the moment and is only going to gain in popularity. For classical and traditional kitchen styles, off white painted kitchens are still popular but other bolder colours are coming through, especially when mixed with softer colours. For solid wood kitchens, oak and walnut are still going to be as popular as ever.