One reason this bathroom feels so elegant is its warm, inviting feel that is created by the lighting in the space. Recessed lighting keeps both sides of the space bright and ready to use, while the center of the space is lit by lights over the vanity and sconces littered throughout. The combination of these lighting techniques work together to make sure that these homeowners are never in the dark.
Plant garlic bulbs in fall for a harvest the following midsummer. Aim to get bulbs in the ground 4 to 8 weeks before the soil freezes. Mulch the planting area with a thick layer of straw or chopped leaves. Get your mulch on before the ground freezes. This keeps soil warmer longer so roots can sink into soil.
Eclipse doors fold back to flood this modern kitchen with warm, natural lighting. Light wood flooring blends up into the ceramic woodgrain cabinetry. A sleek white countertop on the large island provides space for prepping, cooking and eating from the white leather bar chairs. A pair of pendant lights add a unique, spiky element to contrast with the smooth finishes and complete the look.
Try ‘Winchester Cathedral’ in mixed borders. This shrub blooms unusually early in the growing season, forming double white flowers brushed with buff-pink in the centers. In warm weather, the old rose fragrance becomes stronger, perfuming the air with the scent of honey and almond blossoms.
Fabric with a global and bohemian pattern in warm hues wraps around a study designed by Cheryl Settino Mosher at the 2017 Holiday House NYC. The Lush Scene pattern is from Robert Allen's Nomadic Color collection. For the earthy orange painted trim, she used “Bittersweet Vine” from Benjamin Moore's Century line.
A bright orange floor cushion and navy throw pillows add bold color to the calm, neutral setting. A smooth marble tile floor is contrasted with a rough tile fire pit and bright blue top. Curved brown wicker sofas are complete with table space on each end. A glass retaining wall reflects the warm glow of the fire.
The long side walls of this modern home open up to make the already open design feel even more spacious when it's flooded with fresh air and natural light. Wooden walls and ceiling give a warm contrast to the industrial indoor flooring and concrete and natural rock bed patio. Lightly colored furniture works perfectly to create a calm design with pops of orange adding a color accent.
Influences from architect Frank Lloyd Wright are seen in this powder room with the rhythmic play of the decorative vertical wood ladder detail, horizontal stacked bands of solid surface material and wood for the vanity. Additional warmth and interest were added with three stacked metal horizontal sconces. The vertical band of mirror visually expands the space, and the chrome faucet disappears into the mirror, creating a waterfall experience into the sculptural stone sink.
An orange accent wall creates a warm background for the Asian bed side table with distressed edges and ribbed top. A statue and framed photos match the Asian theme below a simple swiveling sconce. A tall upholstered headboard turns its edge for a cozy, enclosed feel to the head of the bed.
As seen on Vacation House for Free, host Matt Blashaw used a mix of neutral tones and patterns throughout the living room of this lakefront home in Oakland, Maine. The natural stone fireplace and natural wood mantel adds texture and warmth, while the wooden slats on the ceiling help to add a rustic feel to the space. The plush furniture and colorful pillows add a bit of chic to the living room.
With a calming blue, gray and white color palette, it's hard not to find the perfect spot to relax in this contemporary coastal living room. A large cushioned sofa with throw pillows shares a woven rug and tree root coffee table with two armchairs, just steps away from the custom gray home bar with leather barstools. The room is provided with natural light from an oversized window and warm lighting from the overhead modern brass chandelier.
Wood cabinets create a warm framework for the soft neutral tile decoration in this kitchen. The natural range hood cover features a strip of tiny tile decor and blends beautifully into the textured tile backsplash below. Granite countertops with a darker neutral hue add depth to the color palette of the room.
Designers wanted to create a space that is open, light and airy so that this home's young family could eat, work and play comfortably together, so they started with a neutral color palette and plenty of natural light. Then, they added plenty of warm details, such as the custom table, exposed beams, brass fixtures and French Oak floors and bright blue accents for a splash of color, creating the perfect, Moroccan inspired space for this family.
This dining table brings a gorgeous element of warmth to the cool, bright white design of this open living space. Sage green velvet covers the back rests and seats of the dining chairs for a touch of color. A simple plant centerpiece adds a natural element to the room under the glow of a petaled light fixture.
It’s easy to see the appeal of Scandinavian design. Helga Jonsdottir’s home, located in the heart of Reykjavik is a classic example of this wildly popular trend. An aesthetic that hails from the Nordic regions of Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, this style is all about functional minimalism, but it’s not so stripped down that interiors feel cold and uninviting. They’re balanced with a bit of warmth, too and the Swedish call this lagom, meaning “just right”.
Topping a kitchen island is a glass cylinder filled with red and green apples. It can be used at different times of the year or as a natural arrangement for the holidays. The centerpiece pairs beautifully with a blue and white toile tablecloth, which adds texture and warmth to the display.
This simple modern design boasts quality over quantity. Smooth, dark wooden cabinetry supports a lifted marble countertop. A white vessel sink with a modern stainless steel faucet is positioned below a mirror with a frame echoing the cabinet color. Large tile on the walls has a warm, neutral look in the low light of the sconces.
If you can't throw it in the wash, you can clean your upholstery with a mixture of four parts warm water with one part laundry detergent. Use a rough sponge or a soft bristle brush to apply the cleaning mixture to your upholstery, then wipe away any remaining suds or dirt with a damp, clean cloth.