Thanks to LDa Architecture & Interiors' stylish surfaces and clever design, this mudroom doesn't look like a mudroom at all. Blond wood veneer covers the storage cabinets and bench; the flooring and kilim rug keep the look from feeling too stark.
Create a trio of colorful pendants to illuminate a small island or kitchen table. Reuse paint cans as the base and then wrap them in oak veneer, in this low-budget DIY project that Lowe’s says beginners can do in a few hours.
In this contemporary living room with a red cabinet, the Park Slope cocktail table by Century Furniture has multiple levels, a steel base with an antique brass finish and a Mozambique wood veneer in a rich melange.
When you’re painting furniture with moving parts, like drawers or casters, preparation is really important. Be sure to tape off casters and mask off internal ball bearing glides so that they stay free and clear of paint overspray. No one wants to deal with “sticky” drawers all day long. If your piece has a wood or plastic veneer, give it a light sanding and wipe down before you paint.
This transitional kitchen blends the best of traditional familiarity with modern sophistication to create a comfortable, livable space. The high-end Calacatta marble countertops and built-in breakfast nook lend the traditional elements, while the sleek wood-veneered cabinets and dark wood flooring add modern influences.
To give a California ranch-style home a fresh, modern twist, designer Kristianne Watts used a mix of materials in the kitchen. “On the island we used reclaimed boat wood from Indonesia. With the original paint still on each plank, it brings an authentic feel to the space,” she says. “The raised bar is Portland cement, which can be broken and recycled. The countertops are a quartz from Silestone/Cosentino. The custom cabinetry on the perimeter is an environmentally friendly wood veneer, FSC-certified Shinnoki pre-finished wood panels in Midnight Ash.”
"HGTV Star" contestant Crisermy Mercado used crystal white quartz countertops with tempered glass mosaics, wood veneer cabinets and stainless steel appliances to make this Italian-style kitchen feel clean, fresh and modern.
A bulbous sink basin and swirling contemporary pendant fixture give a fun and playful vibe to this California bathroom. A wall-mounted faucet is sleek and modern, and the exotic wood veneer of the vanity stands out against the textured gray walls.
Creating a symmetrical plan, the designer oriented the shower and the tub to face the windows and a view of the trees. Porcelain floors and wall tiles with a subtle stone appearance, green/brown mosaic glass feature tiles, teak wood veneer and metal details enhance the natural, organic look of this contemporary beauty.
A large bathtub with a marble step serves as the centerpiece in this striking contemporary bathroom. The contrasting Calacatta marble and dark wood veneer create a handsome vanity, offsetting the space with modern shapes and texture. A walk-in shower with glass doors completes the spa-like atmosphere, while a shimmering chandelier with clusters of crystal beads radiates luxury.
Keep it sophisticated when choosing decorative objects for your dark and moody tablescape. For a simple nod to Christmastime, a trio of mod cones made of wood veneer sheeting were created DIY style. After cutting each piece to size, a slit was made up the center to fit two triangles together, and then the pieces were dipped into black paint for a clean, crisp hint of contrast.