Window treatments not only add softness and style, but also control light, protecting interior furnishings and materials from damaging UV rays. “Flat Roman fabric shades from Smith & Noble are available with a privacy lining that offers sun protection,” says Kara Roberts, Director of Merchandising for the company. Shown here is a Flat Roman Fabric Shade in Samara/Stone with privacy lining.
Big impact can be created in a small space with bold pattern and color choices. Here, a white armchair is energized with a bright yellow accent pillow. Overhead, a black-and-white striped shade adds graphic punch.
In this kitchen makeover, designers decided to go basic (and affordable) with the cabinetry, replacing old doors and painting them bright white. The more luxurious touches were saved for the marble-and-limestone backsplash, new appliances and lighting. The pendant over the sink is vintage bronze with brass accents.
The shiplap paneling behind the windows and cabinets in this kitchen instantly gives a friendly nautical vibe. Add lemon-yellow shades and clean-lined pendants and the whole room is ready for laid-back, beachy fun.
To give a fresh look to an outdated kitchen, the designers added a row of upper cabinets to heighten the ceilings and make the space feel larger. Those cabinets were painted the same color as the wall to create unity; the lower ones were made a pretty dark gray for contrast and a more modern feel. Brass fixtures and a graphic roman shade complete the room.
White walls, large windows and a vaulted ceiling make this bedroom feel light, breezy and open. Reclaimed heart pine floors offer warmth and contrast. Woven wood shades allow light to filter through while still providing shade and relief from heat.
To give this gourmet, all-white kitchen a little unique flair, designers layered in metallic touches: a silvery shade, golden barstools and (necessary for a waterfront home!) an oyster full of oversized pearls.