Posts Tagged ‘dark wood’

Bathroom with Custom Cabinetry

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Kitchen and Bath

7750935_SFor new construction or a remodel, using custom cabinetry is a smart idea to get the perfect look in the kitchen. The same feeling that custom cabinetry can give to a kitchen can also be achieved in the bathroom.  Custom cabinetry may be more than builder grade or ready-made cabinets from the box store, but it is probably less than you think, especially in the bathroom. Unlike the kitchen where you need both lower and upper cabinets, the bathroom requires less cabinetry.

Going with custom cabinetry for a vanity and storage in the bathroom gives you the ability to get exactly what you need in a style that is perfect for you.  This traditional bathroom has gorgeous crown molding and an architectural window. The cabinetry has an equally traditional look with crown molding and paneled door fronts.  The dark color is also a nice touch in this light filled bathroom.

If you choose custom cabinetry, you’ll want to make sure it fits with the other elements in the bathroom such as the flooring and fixtures.  Dark cabinets with dark wood or stone floors will feel more dramatic than a light filled bathroom with a white penny tile floor.  Working with a bathroom designer who handles custom cabinetry can help you create a unified design for the entire bathroom. Lighting, flooring, fixtures, tile and counter tops should all work with the vanity to create a beautiful and custom bathroom.  Accessories and towels will give the bathroom the final custom look that is just for you.

The Intimacy of Deep Colors

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

Many people are hesitant to paint a room in dark colors, especially smaller rooms. But that choice can work in the right circumstances, creating intimacy in a space.

This room works well for a number of reasons. At first glance it seems that the whole room is dark, but there are bright elements. The ceiling is white, while dark wood beams link it to the table and wood floors. The window frames are also white, but the brown roman shades connect them with the rest of the space. The dark bronze chandelier is lit by its electric globes, and in every case the contrast between dark and light supports the room’s intimate impression.

Another important element is the furniture choice. The only furniture in the room is the table and seating. By choosing benches instead of chairs, the lines of the side seating flow along the table’s line with minimal breaks. This creates a strong set of verticals: the table, benches and the rich dark wood floor all echo the same lines. This helps keep the room connected and strengthens it from a design standpoint.

Imagine a congenial gathering of friends and family, joined together over a good meal, lingering at the table long after dessert, comfortable in the dark and intimate quarters provided by this well-designed room.