This kitchen is bathed in bright sunlight, accented by a stunning stacked stone wall and framed photos on floating shelves. Let the kitchen do the selling not your personal photos. Take down photos of people so that potential buyers can imagine their space as theirs.
One of the things that make homes look so warm and welcoming is great lighting. To achieve this look, increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures for a total of 100 watts per 50 square feet. Don't depend on just one or two fixtures per room – make sure you have three types of lighting: ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading) and accent (table and wall).
The architects took a staged approach to the home's design. The front living room is a one story, gabled space, while the rear space is a two story space that houses the bedrooms. Connecting the two are a screened porch and other secondary spaces.
To make this powder room a welcoming space for guests and residents, designers replaced boring brown walls with blue patterned wallpaper from Serena and Lily. Cabinets were painted in a complementary shade of blue. A textured mirror adds depth.
Thick quartz countertops are lovely atop this powder room vanity. For graphic panache, dark blue wallpaper does the job handsomely. Designers expanded the once-tiny space by incorporating the square footage of a little-used closet.