Posts Tagged ‘modern space’

European Kitchen

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

This European kitchen has clean lines, bright colors and glossy finishes.  Utilizing bright colors have also become more common for the everyday kitchen design.

While this may not be the kitchen of your choice, there are some very good ideas that can be captured from this room. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

First, the strong contrast makes this an eye-catching kitchen. While the basic color choices are vivid, the white-black-yellow selection keeps the room light and bright. Next, the choice of glossy finishes makes the kitchen feel clean and reflects the light to make it easier to work and clean. Notice that the countertop does not have that particular finish so that there is no glare on the work surface.

Second, this is a very low-maintenance kitchen. By choosing solid-surface flooring, it’s easy to keep clean as well as notice and wipe up spots. The cabinets also are covered in a tough enamel finish that can handle a scrubbing without losing their bright shine. Long handles are an easy grab from any angle.

Third, space is well used but the cabinets don’t overpower the kitchen area. By using a series of shelves on the back wall the kitchen gains storage while still feeling open. The varying shapes and sizes of the shelving provide an almost sculptural background.

With a little attention, you may just find the right addition to your own kitchen in this inviting modern European design.

Finish Decorating this Room

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Area Rugs, Design and Decorating, Hints and Advice

The beautiful wood floor and simple furniture provides a nice beginning to decorating this room. What do the homeowners need to add to finish the décor? Let’s take a look at the options.

From a furnishings standpoint, the sofa is a good choice for seating needs, but an oversized chair or loveseat would be a great addition for more seating options. A coffee table and side table or two will provide places for drinks and snacks and give the room a more polished look. The choices are varied. They could choose black to help the other furniture pop, a darker wood to create a more cohesive look, or even glass and metal to show off that beautiful floor. The feel of the space leans toward modern, so simple lines would work best.

The next issue is color. The green pillows and throw point the room in a specific direction. Neutral colors such as blues and even a sprinkle of yellow could be added to stay with the white-based color palette. More green along with black would provide a daring approach to color in this room. A brightly colored area rug and some art will help define and enhance the color approach.

Finally, a sprinkling of accessories allows them to make the room totally their own. Whether the choices come from some favorite pieces inherited from a grandmother, a few hand-crafted items collected on various trips, or just an appealing vase from the shop down the street, accessories help define their taste and portray their style preferences to friends and other visitors.

The most important step, however, is to take time decorating. Find the elements that suit their sense of style and let each purchase help point them in the direction of the next. That’s the best way to create a room that works for them!