First of all, choose your style. Dark colors can fit almost any décor style: modern, minimalist, vintage and they are traditional for masculine spaces. Second, choose the colors. Dark and moody spaces do not always mean black, it can be grey, dark green, purple or blue. Molding on the walls looks very good, especially in graphite grey or black. Accent walls are not necessary because they there will be many more other accents in the room.
The tile wall of this bathroom was broken up with texturing. The vessel sink on the marble counter and pendant lamp bring in contrast against the crème. This white bathroom has an added flash of dramatic red marble, creating a shocking contrast. The strokes of grey in the marble floor is picked up in white and grey in the wall. Straight lines repeat in the commodes, bathtub, and sink.
An elevated platform puts this stunning marble tub on display while large windows fold open for the truly indulgent experience of bathing in the open ocean. Wood paneling surrounding the bath are another important element that set the bath area apart from the rest of the bedroom in this ensuite design. Double sinks nestled into a marble countertop that matches the marble tub are a simple luxurious feature. And what better way to relax after a decadent bath than to dry off in the setting sun on this private deck.
Architectural : Focused, intense and ready to create, you're a calculated chef with visions of the perfect dinner party hosted in a space your guests will want to talk about. The emphasis is on usable design, with everything clearly ordered and within arm's reach. That said, your kitchen style by no means calls for a hard, utilitarian workspace — you just know exactly what you want and how you're going to use it. An architectural kitchen style approaches minimalism, whilst delivering maximum usability and beauty, letting the materials and design speak for themselves. Natural finishes, dual-fuel appliances and open space give you a sleek and refined result: just like you.
The bathroom shouldn't be forgotten when creating a beautiful home. The right mix of textures and materials can make the bathroom a relaxing getaway. Keeping the design concept throughout your home in mind, extend your style into the bathroom with these design ideas. Minimal and timeless styles are in the mix with a few glam designs. Small spaces are made to seem larger with the right color and style combination. While making that beautiful look, don't forget the storage and functionality. These rooms managed to get it all right.
To give the space a character and customize it more, the owner placed a vintage suitcase on a stand as a storage piece and hung a basket for towels. This is really a cute idea to repurpose a couple of old objects and make your space more personal.
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.
Good modern design is to be found in a clear concept, a corresponding and consistent theme, precise execution and a commitment to an interior philosophy, and while this will inevitably produce an impressive and credible space it may not satisfy the inhabitant in every way. Few professional interior designers endorse different styles in every room of the house, but the opportunity to experiment with individuality comes with spaces private in nature.
There is no question that how you start your day can set the tone for how the rest of your day goes. While our mothers have long told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, too many modern families rush through it or skip it altogether. But with a beautiful place to drink a cup of coffee and nibble on something nutritious, it becomes that much easier to start your day with clarity and calm. The breakfast nooks featured in this post all show different ways that you can bring this kind of beauty and tranquility into your own morning.
The beautiful dandelion example below, to me, speaks something about me and my life. It is more than a nice looking picture; and this is what to aim for within this trend, which will be a popular one for 2014.