Monday, November 21, 2011

Household Basic - Gallery 1

Warm wood paneling is the perfect feature for a coastal room. This bedroom has a boat-like varnished finish that also tempers intense sunlight that streams in during the day.

Honed stone countertops lend polished 1930’s charm to this coastal kitchen. Blue recycled glass backsplash in a running bond pattern not only makes a statement but is easy to clean and extremely durable.

This bedroom strikes a careful balance between masculine and feminine decor.  Tailored draperies give a luxurious contrast to the planked wood paneling on the wall.

Combining beautiful materials with practical functionality, this rustic Florida kitchen uses pecky cypress cabinets for sea-inspired texture. A custom concrete sink adds an organic feel, while the Calcutta gold marble countertops and mosaic-tile backsplash provide contrast with a smooth glossy look.

This outdoor dining area with bold striped patterns is perfect for entertaining guests. Elemental iron chairs pair with a textured oak table and a Moroccan-inspired pendant lamp.

The deep turquoise paint in this French Country kitchen perfectly matches the ocean, giving it a touch of island texture. Teak cabinets topped with volcanic rock countertops finish off the coastal vibe.

The untreated wood ceiling in this contemporary California kitchen adds warmth in an eco-friendly way, leaving the chemicals associated with paints and stains behind. The cement floor and open-air stairs also provide an industrial feeling.

A historic Florida bungalow gets an update with a tangerine-colored grass cloth wallcovering. It sets a relaxed tone and adds beachy patina to the space.

Exposed architectural details mixed with vintage fixtures create a warm comfortable mood in this Connecticut master bath. Unexpected wide-plank floors give an open feeling to the room, while the antique tub adds color to the otherwise neutral palette.

From the geometric wallpaper to the stylized flame print on the throw pillow, this bedroom’s combination of patterns works because each piece is subtly connected in color or concept. The mid-century sconce next to the bed adds an untraditional mod feeling.

Oversize drum shades help to balance the linear walls, headboard, and nightstands in this Laguna Beach bedroom. The bright striped wallpaper look can be achieved with paint by choosing vibrant colors in at least 4-inch-wide stripes.

The kitchen countertop’s sleek vertical edge calls attention to the unusual material—3-inch-thick white cement embedded with pieces of shell and glass. The tile green backsplash adds a touch of color and a California vibe.

The vaulted, beamed ceiling in this Laguna Beach living room give it a wide-open feel. Natural fiber rugs and cozy plush sectionals help to contrast and give weight to the room’s sizeable dimensions.

Perfect for a warm Christmas in Laguna Beach, the balcony’s sturdy glass railing allows for an unobstructed ocean view.

Polished antiques mixed with a geometric rug add pops of flair to this open Bermuda entryway.

This Fraser Fir wreath is embellished with berries, dried mushrooms, monkeypods, and different shades of brown pinecones dipped in wax for a lush new look. A gold and burgundy ribbon complements the colors of the natural elements, perfect for a rustic holiday decoration.

This Carmel, California cottage’s wraparound porch showcases stunning views of both mountains and shores and features a trellis and easy access to the kitchen through French doors, perfect for al fresco meals.

This Wheaton Island, Maine dining room table is made from an old ship door and wood that washed ashore this Maine Island. A farmhouse sink with a burlap skirt completes the authentic, island look.

This all-white interior in Wheaton Island, Maine glows in the morning light. Whitewashed wood paneling and floors helps this rustic home feel bright and airy. 

This homeowner creates an inviting entryway with a burled-mahogany, bow-front chest and faux-bois patterned rug.

Aside from a coat of paint, this living room is as it was nearly 80 years ago. A pair of 1930s-style camp chairs and rich earthy colors create an elegant, Western-style space. 

In this guest room, texture casts a charming, cozy tone. The grass cloth wall covering adds color, and a small print brings warmth to the small area. Add interest to an antique bed with interesting patterns on the bed skirt and a bolster pillow. 

A statement-making bed frame with simple white bed linens creates a soothing master bedroom. Neutral colors throughout the room are soothing, but touches of blue and red add punches of color. 

Tall ceilings and a cow hide rug make this Western-style kitchen a great entertaining spot and workspace.

This sun-filled dining room doubles as an office. Make the most of a small dining room with a round table instead of a square one.

This old kitchen gets an upgrade with a new kitchen island and handy prep sink. The homeowners resurfaced the countertops and wall, updated appliances, and removed old cabinet doors to keep the charm of their old home while still sprucing it up for modern appeal. 

This tiny kitchen makes the most of its storage space. Open cabinets help keep this tight spot airy and spacious.

Instead of replacing all the vintage tiles and the bathtub, these homeowners restored their bright blue bathroom to create a vintage chic look. 

Soft off-white walls and subway tiles make this master bathroom a relaxing retreat. His-and-hers pedestal sinks flank a window and create balance. 

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