Antique Gallery Wall of Platters, Trays, Silhouettes and Horns
Inexpensive painted trays, which were popular in the 1950s and 1960s and are still made today, can bring a farmhouse motif to a kitchen, breakfast nook or adjacent area. Small silhouettes often are bargain-priced at vintage and antiques shops, or you can make your own by printing silhouette-style clip art and placing it in small wooden frames. Pick three or four types of objects, such as silhouettes, blue-and-white serving platters, trays and resin horns, and arrange them in a composition, says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques."
This gorgeous kitchen design by David Stimmel features dining for four at the beautiful, dark wood dining table. Adjacent to the dining area, you'll find a wet bar with mirrored cabinets that's perfect for entertaining guests.
An eye-catching platform bed with lighting underneath both complements and emphasizes the striking hardwood floors in this simple Zen bedroom. Black-and-white art on the wall and yellow flowers on the nightstand add just the right personal touches to the space.
The look of this industrial modern kitchen is softened by designer Randy Weinstein with an ivory subway-tiled backsplash and contrasting rich wooden cabinetry around it. Four open shelves allow the backsplash more function by providing visible storage space, while adding a decorative quality with eclectic dishware and accessories.
This deck stretches the whole back length of the house. There's a large dining area at one end and a comfortable sitting area at the other. Blue and red accents are a cheerful complement to the home's tan siding.
Toile wallpaper and an ornate chandelier are among the glamorous details in this formal eat-in kitchen. Framed by a white mantel, the range boasts a patterned, gold backsplash. Pink Roman shades and pink chair cushions coordinate in this kitchen with decorative flair.
Sparkling damask wallpaper creates a stunning glamorous setting for this powder room. A pair of contemporary pendant lights flank a golden sunburst mirror for an eye-catching focal point. The curvy white vanity features gold fixture, bringing a feminine quality to the space.