While there certainly was a time when the home kitchen was seen as the domain of women, that's far from the case today. From self-sufficient bachelors to egalitarian couples to wannabe celebrity chefs, more men than ever are cooking for themselves and for their loved ones. Of course, not many of these men want their kitchens covered in pictures of kittens in chef's hats or even the bright, spastic yellows or quaint ginghams of "country chic" and designers are catching on. These modern kitchens are sleek and ready for any style-conscious man to get to work.
We know the psychological effect and mental state a room can put one into; the colors, feel and energy which it emits. It just so happens the bedroom is the first environment we are subjected to when our eyes open and it's also the last image which we have when falling asleep. A few of us here are interested in psychology and we believe a healthy way to start the day is to wake up in a bedroom environment which stimulates positive mental energy, which is the perfect springboard to Carpe Diem the day with true passion and gusto.
In an otherwise classic space, industrial and oriental themes are both popular choices for bathroom interiors. Exposed plumbing lends an authenticity to industrial styles and this communicates effectively with a bathroom's territorial glazing, while natural wood blends with porcelain, marble and slate organically for an oriental feel.
We all need a little industrial chic in our lives. The tray top is removable for when you crave breakfast in bed. The table, available in an antique bronze or brass finish, works well as a nightstand for a small space because it can be folded up and stored when not needed.
We continue sharing ideas for decorating your personal feminine spaces, and today we'll have a look at bathrooms. A bathroom is like a sanctuary: there you wash all the cares away, relax taking a bath, enjoy your home spa procedures and so on. I think, a bathroom for a girl is as special as a bedroom, and you should create your own relaxation oasis with style and in the colors you like.
A large area rug creates a separate area in this open living room while gauzy curtains can be pulled closed to prevent the dreaded television glare. A cozy nook for a few friends, the light fixtures in this room remind us of deconstructed bird cages. Molded wood chairs are perfectly modern, though the plush sofa is probably a better place to snooze.
This robot is a fun DIY project and just so happens to work as a versatile toilet paper holder too. Made from verified eco-friendly basswood, the pieces are easy to assemble – and when you're done you can reposition the arms and hands or even make the robot hold items. It looks great unpainted but can be spruced up to match your bathroom with ease. The design is based on the Chinese character jiong, often used as an emoticon online.
This white kitchen displays simplicity without the use of hardware. Panel door and drawerfronts are used throughout. The built-in subzero refrigerator blends in seamlessley. Open glass shelves on the back wall are used for storage and decor. Featuring clean lines, Italian marble, and a dark stained European Oak floor. The circular drop pendant lights above the marble island add whimsy to the straightforward design. Panel doors and two simple shelves keep this look uniform.
Don't have enough room for books? Store them neatly near your bed and crate a very nowledgeable headboard. Or open up the books and post them on the wall, for easy access to any famous quote. Mirrors, wallpapers, old wooden panels, an aquarium and even skis- when it comes to designing your perfect headboard, there are no limitations. Unless your sleep partner is not all that much into extravagant bedroom features- you guys should probably have a chat first. From traditional to modern, the headboard ideas below will surprise and inspire you. As usual, please feel free to leave a comment and let us know which design is your favorite!
Make a mirror wall in the sink area for a gorgeous statement and comfortable using. It may be a limitless sleek mirror all over or big pieces covering the whole wall. Such a piece will fit lots of bathroom styles: modern, minimalist, rustic, industrial, refined and so on, and the touches of your style will be expressed in your tiles, finishes, lamps and counters. To achieve a maximal effect choose a small or very thin counter, which will interrupt this amazing mirror wall just for a little. One more great idea is to enlighten up the mirror with some lights on the sides, or just to attach some lamps right to the mirror.