Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Country Style Bedrooms 2013 Decorating Ideas

Country Bedroom Style: A Cozy and Welcoming Trend Country bedroom style has a timeless appeal that can be adapted to almost any home.

Here a few points about country bedroom style are given: 

Country style bedroom has become one of the popular styles of the today market due to its casual and modest appeal.
The country bedroom furniture style offers a blend of rustic and romantic flavor with graceful curves.
The furniture used for country style gives you an everlasting pleasure including detailing, molding, and the artful use of woods in each frame, nightstand, armoire and dresser.
For a breathtaking look, you can use plain sheer curtains or print or checked drapes.
If you really want to compliment your country style, then try pieces with pine stain or a painted finish.
Plain overhead lighting with bedside table lamps looks interesting in country style bedroom.
You can try paint with wallpaper borders on the walls for a unique country style.

 If you are a fan of country cottages, you are going to love this. Drool at these carefully crafted country inspired bedrooms with rustic flowing details and old cottage charm.












Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Country Style Kitchens 2013 Decorating Ideas

A country style kitchen is warm, cozy and inviting. It's evocative of a country setting.
The furnishings and decor remind you of the countryside, the outdoors and the gathering of people. Because of its welcoming ambiance, it's currently a popular kitchen style. Always comfortable, it's usually large (although smaller country kitchens work as well).
Decorating a country kitchen involves the selection of furnishings, walls, flooring, windows and accessories.

These English country style kitchen sets from County Kitchen predominantly reflect a traditional style but not without a modern twist on tradition.
I hope you like this collection .....  enjoy it ...!












Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Colorful Bathrooms 2013 Decorating Ideas : Color Schemes

Bathrooms are excellent rooms to experiment with fun color palettes. Take a cue from these rooms to transform your bathroom into a stylish retreat.

By : Annika Peick


Taupe + Dusty Blue + Off White
Muted blue walls surround this bathroom with calming energy. The vanity was given a fresh coat of sandy brown paint, which echoes the muted hue of the bathroom's walls. Warm off white furnishings, such as the marble floor and the painted mirror frames, blend well into the room's relaxing aesthetic.


Sage Green + Mahogany
In this bathroom, green walls lend an earthy backdrop to a pair of antique wood vanities. The vanities, two vintage workbenches rescued from an old school shop classroom, were an eco friendly way for the homeowners to boost style in their master bathroom.


Fiery Orange + White
The bold orange wall color adds warmth and a splash of youthful energy to this kids' bathroom. Crisp white beaded board adorns the lower portion of the walls, while the tub and its surround are covered with square white tiles that match the vintage look of the bathroom's trough sink. The blue stripes on the bath mat incorporate a hint of contrasting color.


White + Butter Yellow
A color palette of warm yellow and crisp white creates a vintage vibe in this master bathroom. White painted paneling covers three fourths of the bathroom's walls, while the upper portion features a sunny yellow hue. The thick, dark grout lines throughout the shower and floor tiling, plus the vanity's furniture style construction, emphasize the bathroom's vintage aesthetic.


Gray + Mustard Yellow + Sky Blue
Soft gray walls lend a neutral backdrop for mustard yellow and sky blue accents in this spacious bathroom. The patterned shower curtain features a sunny floral motif, which functioned as the inspiration for the sconces that flank the bold blue mirror frame above the vanity.


Black + White
White painted walls, wispy white draperies, and white marble flooring look grounded thanks to a collection of black accents in this master bathroom. The outside of the claw foot tub was painted black to match the legs of the nearby chair and glass top table. The bathroom's modern black and white color scheme draws a unique juxtaposition to its vintage inspired furnishings.


Ocean Blue + Sandy Brown + White
A soft palette of watery blue, sandy brown, and white creates a beachy vibe in this bathroom. The painted vanity cabinet matches the color of the walls, creating a seamless look. A mosaic tile backsplash along the wall behind the vanity adds a hint of sparkle and vintage appeal.


Mahogany + Pumpkin + Ebony
Deep, rich earth tones give this bathroom a masculine edge. The room's color scheme was designed to blend with its existing woodwork, which features a warm mahogany stain. To temper the small bathroom's predominantly dark color scheme, the vanity features a furniturelike, open construction.


Raspberry + Black
A cheerful pink hue on the upper portion of this bathroom's walls lends an unexpected splash of color to the predominantly neutral scheme. The marble tile on the lower portion of the walls adds smooth texture, which is echoed by the trim along the ceiling. Mirrored cabinet fronts on the black painted vanity ensure the piece doesn't overwhelm the small bathroom space.


Yellow + Light Green
Yellow is the most visible of all colors, and it boasts chameleonlike character, shifting its appearance with its surroundings. In this trendy bathroom, the light wood vanity cabinet and green hand towels both sport yellow undertones that pick up on the soft yellow wall color. The upper portion of one wall was covered with wallpaper that features a birch tree motif, which plays in to the relaxing vibe created through the wall color.


Powder Blue + Buff Beige + White
The warm neutral on the upper portion of the walls helps soften the crisp white beaded board that's used along the lower walls in this bathroom. Pale blue accents featured in the towels, the shower curtain, and a trio of hand painted wall canvases add hints of sophisticated color.


Dove Gray + Gold
Metallic gray walls create a dramatic backdrop in this regal master bathroom. Here, the luxurious Carrara marble countertop on the walnut vanity base mirrors the soothing gray on the walls. The shimmering gold mirror frame above the vanity subtly bounces light from the nearby window, echoing the room's gleaming chrome fixtures.


Pistachio + Baby Blue + Yellow
This tiny bathroom has big style thanks to an analogous color scheme of green, yellow, and blue. To create the illusion of more height, the walls were outfitted with narrow plank beaded board and the ceiling was painted a soft blue hue. Decorative elements scattered throughout the space, such as the window treatments, hand towels, and sconce shades, incorporate splashes of green and yellow.


Aqua + Spring Green + White
In this bathroom, a built in hutch stands out as something truly special, thanks to a coat of fresh green paint. Nearby, a striped shower curtain features a similar green as well as a cheerful blue. The walls in the bathroom were left white to allow easy transitions as the homeowners' decorating tastes change.

Furniture Projects 2013 Decorating Ideas

Build your own furniture from scratch or remake an old piece with these furniture project ideas.



Furniture Project: Ombre Desk
Give a desk or dresser an ombre effect. Pick a paint strip in a color you love and buy a can of paint for each drawer or "tier" of drawers. Use the lightest color on the strip for the top, the next darkest color (or colors, depending on how many drawers you have) for the middle section, and use the darkest color for the bottom drawer. Make sure to use colors in the order that they are displayed on the strip so you get a natural progression of color.


Skip the basic bookcase and construct your own. Build a series of boxes in different sizes, stack, and attach.


Create a coffee table from two retired kitchen cabinets. Place the cabinets side by side, screw together, and paint white. Cut a piece of medium density fiberboard (MDF) to fit on top of the cabinets. Paint and coat the piece in polyurethane, then attach to the top of the cabinets. For the base, cut the number of MDF sheets to size and stack depending on the desired height for the table. Glue the sheets together. Face the base with veneer and screw to the bottom of the cabinet.


Furniture Project: Revive a Wicker Chair
Paint a wicker chair to give it a fresh update and to bring it up to speed with the rest of your decor. Use a liquid deglosser before painting for best results.


Furniture Project: Retrofit a Table
Even a dilapidated table can be revived with a bit of creativity and ingenuity. Shop for a table that is past its prime (this one was missing a leaf). You'll also need a 2x2 inch board, wood screws, a table saw, and a drill. Take all of the hardware beneath the table off (sliding mechanisms, etc.) Cut the table in half lengthwise with the saw. Cut the board to 1 inch less than the width of the table. Attach the board with screws to wall studs at a height flush with the underside of the table. Fasten the table to the board from underneath with wood screws.


Furniture Project: Trim a Chair
Return a traditional, yet tired chair to its former glory with nailhead trim and a bright fabric. Paint the chair. Cut an oval of fabric to fit the back. Staple into place and trim the excess. Hot glue flat white trim around the edge to hide the staples. Cover the seat in a similar method. Finish the back and seat with nailhead trim from a bolt (available at fabric stores), which comes in a ribbon and is easier and quicker to work with than individual nailheads.


Furniture Project: Build a Storage Ottoman
Add both a table and extra storage to your living room or family room with an ottoman constructed from MDF.


Furniture Project: Pretty Desk Chair
Pull up a playful perch next to your desk with this easy chair makeover. This once dull chair was pepped up with a fresh coat of paint (see final slide: how to spray paint a chair) and a seat cover fashioned from a pillow cover. To upholster the seat, remove the seat and wrap both thicknesses of the cover around the seat and staple to the back. Be sure to center the motif and pull the fabric tight as you staple. Trim the excess fabric and screw the seat into the frame.


Another purpose for old or unfinished cabinets: a window seat with the look of a built in. Build this project in an entry or living room for extra seating and storage.


Furniture Project: Utilty Table Made Beautiful
On first glance, you wouldn't know that this was a utilitarian table, commonly seen in schools.




This buffet doesn't take up much space, but it packs plenty of function as a place to serve drinks or snacks.


2013 Dining Room Furniture Collection : BHG Furniture

Whether you are looking for cottage casual, traditional with a twist or contemporary sophistication, the Better Homes and Gardens furniture collection is designed to meet your style needs.



Classic Home Renaissance Dining Table
Make an elegant statement in your dining room with the European feel of the renaissance dining table and side chairs. Offering the best of both worlds, it features classic design elements and traditional styling while offering leaves that extend the table perimeter from 56" to 76".


Classic Home Sideboard
The perfect addition to any dining room, this classic sideboard was designed with entertaining in mind. It offers serving space, plenty of storage and stylish elements like turned legs and an open shelf that complement a variety of decorating styles.


Classic Home Credenza Hutch
With old world inspiration and a lightly distressed vintage cherry finish, the softly curved Classic Home credenza comes with wine bottle storage, three drawers, four doors and adjustable shelves. Add the credenza hutch to meet all your display and storage needs.


Classic Home Balustrade Dining Table
When only a statement will do, this formal dining room table with graceful Queen Anne inspired chairs is the perfect centerpiece to your home. The table expands from 82" to 118" for all your entertaining needs.


Classic Home Credenza
This credenza is simple yet elegant and features a wine bottle storage as well as generous space for plates, glasses and silverware. Multiple drawers and adjustable shelving provide a variety of options to keep your flatware and linens organized and out of the sight, with a perfect buffet serving space on top.


American Cottage Drawer Dresser
This functional and fashionable wine storage cabinet with zinc wrapped top offers adjustable and reversible shelves for multiple storage options. The delightful open back design of the coordinating cottage cameo arm chairs gives them character and charm.


American Cottage Rectangular Dining Table
Not too formal, not too casual, this rectangular dining table is just right for creating a warm and welcoming dining room. The upholstered back side chairs add a comfortable sophistication to your dining space makes a statement in style.


American Cottage Cabinet
This cottage cabinet is packed with unexpected yet thoughtful elements like adjustable glass shelves and a beautiful elm finish offset by the stunning white beadboard back panel. It offers abundant display space for showcasing favorite dinnerware and collections, as well as hidden storage for linens, silverware and serving dishes.


American Cottage Sideboard
This is one sideboard that just keeps on giving. In addition to beauty and storage, it offers a drop down, pullout drawer that you can serve from and a convenient electrical outlet that makes it easy to keep hot foods hot.


American Cottage Round Dining Table
Handsome turned legs and architectural details add to the casual charm of the round dining leg table and coordinating cottage cameo side chairs. A casually elegant look, it offers the perfect combination of natural wood with warm painted accents.



Modern Expressions Perspective Cabinet
Energetic and sophisticated, the perspective cabinet with striking mirror back panel adds contemporary verve to a dining room. Its design is so distinctive that china and glassware look as though they're on display in a gallery setting.


Modern Expressions Ellipse Table
The double pedestal ellipse table with brushed nickel hardware accents and radius chairs create a dramatic dining room setting that is stylish, urban and unforgettable.


Modern Expressions Credenza
Designed as a multipurpose piece with a nod to the past and an eye on the future, this credenza makes a statement in a room. Behind the graphite wood doors are smart features like removable wine bottle storage, adjustable wooden shelves and a drop front drawer for electronics for today's storage and entertaining needs.


Modern Expressions Radius Table
For style seekers of all ages, the radius dining table with fabric chairs makes dining in fun again with the dramatic effect of clean lines and light proportions. Skip the reservations and enjoy the beauty of your own dining room with the contemporary confidence of this collection.




Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Country Style Bedrooms 2013 Decorating Ideas

Country Bedroom Style: A Cozy and Welcoming Trend Country bedroom style has a timeless appeal that can be adapted to almost any home.

Here a few points about country bedroom style are given: 

Country style bedroom has become one of the popular styles of the today market due to its casual and modest appeal.
The country bedroom furniture style offers a blend of rustic and romantic flavor with graceful curves.
The furniture used for country style gives you an everlasting pleasure including detailing, molding, and the artful use of woods in each frame, nightstand, armoire and dresser.
For a breathtaking look, you can use plain sheer curtains or print or checked drapes.
If you really want to compliment your country style, then try pieces with pine stain or a painted finish.
Plain overhead lighting with bedside table lamps looks interesting in country style bedroom.
You can try paint with wallpaper borders on the walls for a unique country style.

 If you are a fan of country cottages, you are going to love this. Drool at these carefully crafted country inspired bedrooms with rustic flowing details and old cottage charm.












Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Country Style Kitchens 2013 Decorating Ideas

A country style kitchen is warm, cozy and inviting. It's evocative of a country setting.
The furnishings and decor remind you of the countryside, the outdoors and the gathering of people. Because of its welcoming ambiance, it's currently a popular kitchen style. Always comfortable, it's usually large (although smaller country kitchens work as well).
Decorating a country kitchen involves the selection of furnishings, walls, flooring, windows and accessories.

These English country style kitchen sets from County Kitchen predominantly reflect a traditional style but not without a modern twist on tradition.
I hope you like this collection .....  enjoy it ...!












Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Colorful Bathrooms 2013 Decorating Ideas : Color Schemes

Bathrooms are excellent rooms to experiment with fun color palettes. Take a cue from these rooms to transform your bathroom into a stylish retreat.

By : Annika Peick


Taupe + Dusty Blue + Off White
Muted blue walls surround this bathroom with calming energy. The vanity was given a fresh coat of sandy brown paint, which echoes the muted hue of the bathroom's walls. Warm off white furnishings, such as the marble floor and the painted mirror frames, blend well into the room's relaxing aesthetic.


Sage Green + Mahogany
In this bathroom, green walls lend an earthy backdrop to a pair of antique wood vanities. The vanities, two vintage workbenches rescued from an old school shop classroom, were an eco friendly way for the homeowners to boost style in their master bathroom.


Fiery Orange + White
The bold orange wall color adds warmth and a splash of youthful energy to this kids' bathroom. Crisp white beaded board adorns the lower portion of the walls, while the tub and its surround are covered with square white tiles that match the vintage look of the bathroom's trough sink. The blue stripes on the bath mat incorporate a hint of contrasting color.


White + Butter Yellow
A color palette of warm yellow and crisp white creates a vintage vibe in this master bathroom. White painted paneling covers three fourths of the bathroom's walls, while the upper portion features a sunny yellow hue. The thick, dark grout lines throughout the shower and floor tiling, plus the vanity's furniture style construction, emphasize the bathroom's vintage aesthetic.


Gray + Mustard Yellow + Sky Blue
Soft gray walls lend a neutral backdrop for mustard yellow and sky blue accents in this spacious bathroom. The patterned shower curtain features a sunny floral motif, which functioned as the inspiration for the sconces that flank the bold blue mirror frame above the vanity.


Black + White
White painted walls, wispy white draperies, and white marble flooring look grounded thanks to a collection of black accents in this master bathroom. The outside of the claw foot tub was painted black to match the legs of the nearby chair and glass top table. The bathroom's modern black and white color scheme draws a unique juxtaposition to its vintage inspired furnishings.


Ocean Blue + Sandy Brown + White
A soft palette of watery blue, sandy brown, and white creates a beachy vibe in this bathroom. The painted vanity cabinet matches the color of the walls, creating a seamless look. A mosaic tile backsplash along the wall behind the vanity adds a hint of sparkle and vintage appeal.


Mahogany + Pumpkin + Ebony
Deep, rich earth tones give this bathroom a masculine edge. The room's color scheme was designed to blend with its existing woodwork, which features a warm mahogany stain. To temper the small bathroom's predominantly dark color scheme, the vanity features a furniturelike, open construction.


Raspberry + Black
A cheerful pink hue on the upper portion of this bathroom's walls lends an unexpected splash of color to the predominantly neutral scheme. The marble tile on the lower portion of the walls adds smooth texture, which is echoed by the trim along the ceiling. Mirrored cabinet fronts on the black painted vanity ensure the piece doesn't overwhelm the small bathroom space.


Yellow + Light Green
Yellow is the most visible of all colors, and it boasts chameleonlike character, shifting its appearance with its surroundings. In this trendy bathroom, the light wood vanity cabinet and green hand towels both sport yellow undertones that pick up on the soft yellow wall color. The upper portion of one wall was covered with wallpaper that features a birch tree motif, which plays in to the relaxing vibe created through the wall color.


Powder Blue + Buff Beige + White
The warm neutral on the upper portion of the walls helps soften the crisp white beaded board that's used along the lower walls in this bathroom. Pale blue accents featured in the towels, the shower curtain, and a trio of hand painted wall canvases add hints of sophisticated color.


Dove Gray + Gold
Metallic gray walls create a dramatic backdrop in this regal master bathroom. Here, the luxurious Carrara marble countertop on the walnut vanity base mirrors the soothing gray on the walls. The shimmering gold mirror frame above the vanity subtly bounces light from the nearby window, echoing the room's gleaming chrome fixtures.


Pistachio + Baby Blue + Yellow
This tiny bathroom has big style thanks to an analogous color scheme of green, yellow, and blue. To create the illusion of more height, the walls were outfitted with narrow plank beaded board and the ceiling was painted a soft blue hue. Decorative elements scattered throughout the space, such as the window treatments, hand towels, and sconce shades, incorporate splashes of green and yellow.


Aqua + Spring Green + White
In this bathroom, a built in hutch stands out as something truly special, thanks to a coat of fresh green paint. Nearby, a striped shower curtain features a similar green as well as a cheerful blue. The walls in the bathroom were left white to allow easy transitions as the homeowners' decorating tastes change.

Furniture Projects 2013 Decorating Ideas

Build your own furniture from scratch or remake an old piece with these furniture project ideas.



Furniture Project: Ombre Desk
Give a desk or dresser an ombre effect. Pick a paint strip in a color you love and buy a can of paint for each drawer or "tier" of drawers. Use the lightest color on the strip for the top, the next darkest color (or colors, depending on how many drawers you have) for the middle section, and use the darkest color for the bottom drawer. Make sure to use colors in the order that they are displayed on the strip so you get a natural progression of color.


Skip the basic bookcase and construct your own. Build a series of boxes in different sizes, stack, and attach.


Create a coffee table from two retired kitchen cabinets. Place the cabinets side by side, screw together, and paint white. Cut a piece of medium density fiberboard (MDF) to fit on top of the cabinets. Paint and coat the piece in polyurethane, then attach to the top of the cabinets. For the base, cut the number of MDF sheets to size and stack depending on the desired height for the table. Glue the sheets together. Face the base with veneer and screw to the bottom of the cabinet.


Furniture Project: Revive a Wicker Chair
Paint a wicker chair to give it a fresh update and to bring it up to speed with the rest of your decor. Use a liquid deglosser before painting for best results.


Furniture Project: Retrofit a Table
Even a dilapidated table can be revived with a bit of creativity and ingenuity. Shop for a table that is past its prime (this one was missing a leaf). You'll also need a 2x2 inch board, wood screws, a table saw, and a drill. Take all of the hardware beneath the table off (sliding mechanisms, etc.) Cut the table in half lengthwise with the saw. Cut the board to 1 inch less than the width of the table. Attach the board with screws to wall studs at a height flush with the underside of the table. Fasten the table to the board from underneath with wood screws.


Furniture Project: Trim a Chair
Return a traditional, yet tired chair to its former glory with nailhead trim and a bright fabric. Paint the chair. Cut an oval of fabric to fit the back. Staple into place and trim the excess. Hot glue flat white trim around the edge to hide the staples. Cover the seat in a similar method. Finish the back and seat with nailhead trim from a bolt (available at fabric stores), which comes in a ribbon and is easier and quicker to work with than individual nailheads.


Furniture Project: Build a Storage Ottoman
Add both a table and extra storage to your living room or family room with an ottoman constructed from MDF.


Furniture Project: Pretty Desk Chair
Pull up a playful perch next to your desk with this easy chair makeover. This once dull chair was pepped up with a fresh coat of paint (see final slide: how to spray paint a chair) and a seat cover fashioned from a pillow cover. To upholster the seat, remove the seat and wrap both thicknesses of the cover around the seat and staple to the back. Be sure to center the motif and pull the fabric tight as you staple. Trim the excess fabric and screw the seat into the frame.


Another purpose for old or unfinished cabinets: a window seat with the look of a built in. Build this project in an entry or living room for extra seating and storage.


Furniture Project: Utilty Table Made Beautiful
On first glance, you wouldn't know that this was a utilitarian table, commonly seen in schools.




This buffet doesn't take up much space, but it packs plenty of function as a place to serve drinks or snacks.


2013 Dining Room Furniture Collection : BHG Furniture

Whether you are looking for cottage casual, traditional with a twist or contemporary sophistication, the Better Homes and Gardens furniture collection is designed to meet your style needs.



Classic Home Renaissance Dining Table
Make an elegant statement in your dining room with the European feel of the renaissance dining table and side chairs. Offering the best of both worlds, it features classic design elements and traditional styling while offering leaves that extend the table perimeter from 56" to 76".


Classic Home Sideboard
The perfect addition to any dining room, this classic sideboard was designed with entertaining in mind. It offers serving space, plenty of storage and stylish elements like turned legs and an open shelf that complement a variety of decorating styles.


Classic Home Credenza Hutch
With old world inspiration and a lightly distressed vintage cherry finish, the softly curved Classic Home credenza comes with wine bottle storage, three drawers, four doors and adjustable shelves. Add the credenza hutch to meet all your display and storage needs.


Classic Home Balustrade Dining Table
When only a statement will do, this formal dining room table with graceful Queen Anne inspired chairs is the perfect centerpiece to your home. The table expands from 82" to 118" for all your entertaining needs.


Classic Home Credenza
This credenza is simple yet elegant and features a wine bottle storage as well as generous space for plates, glasses and silverware. Multiple drawers and adjustable shelving provide a variety of options to keep your flatware and linens organized and out of the sight, with a perfect buffet serving space on top.


American Cottage Drawer Dresser
This functional and fashionable wine storage cabinet with zinc wrapped top offers adjustable and reversible shelves for multiple storage options. The delightful open back design of the coordinating cottage cameo arm chairs gives them character and charm.


American Cottage Rectangular Dining Table
Not too formal, not too casual, this rectangular dining table is just right for creating a warm and welcoming dining room. The upholstered back side chairs add a comfortable sophistication to your dining space makes a statement in style.


American Cottage Cabinet
This cottage cabinet is packed with unexpected yet thoughtful elements like adjustable glass shelves and a beautiful elm finish offset by the stunning white beadboard back panel. It offers abundant display space for showcasing favorite dinnerware and collections, as well as hidden storage for linens, silverware and serving dishes.


American Cottage Sideboard
This is one sideboard that just keeps on giving. In addition to beauty and storage, it offers a drop down, pullout drawer that you can serve from and a convenient electrical outlet that makes it easy to keep hot foods hot.


American Cottage Round Dining Table
Handsome turned legs and architectural details add to the casual charm of the round dining leg table and coordinating cottage cameo side chairs. A casually elegant look, it offers the perfect combination of natural wood with warm painted accents.



Modern Expressions Perspective Cabinet
Energetic and sophisticated, the perspective cabinet with striking mirror back panel adds contemporary verve to a dining room. Its design is so distinctive that china and glassware look as though they're on display in a gallery setting.


Modern Expressions Ellipse Table
The double pedestal ellipse table with brushed nickel hardware accents and radius chairs create a dramatic dining room setting that is stylish, urban and unforgettable.


Modern Expressions Credenza
Designed as a multipurpose piece with a nod to the past and an eye on the future, this credenza makes a statement in a room. Behind the graphite wood doors are smart features like removable wine bottle storage, adjustable wooden shelves and a drop front drawer for electronics for today's storage and entertaining needs.


Modern Expressions Radius Table
For style seekers of all ages, the radius dining table with fabric chairs makes dining in fun again with the dramatic effect of clean lines and light proportions. Skip the reservations and enjoy the beauty of your own dining room with the contemporary confidence of this collection.





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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Country Style Bedrooms 2013 Decorating Ideas

Country Bedroom Style: A Cozy and Welcoming Trend Country bedroom style has a timeless appeal that can be adapted to almost any home.

Here a few points about country bedroom style are given: 

Country style bedroom has become one of the popular styles of the today market due to its casual and modest appeal.
The country bedroom furniture style offers a blend of rustic and romantic flavor with graceful curves.
The furniture used for country style gives you an everlasting pleasure including detailing, molding, and the artful use of woods in each frame, nightstand, armoire and dresser.
For a breathtaking look, you can use plain sheer curtains or print or checked drapes.
If you really want to compliment your country style, then try pieces with pine stain or a painted finish.
Plain overhead lighting with bedside table lamps looks interesting in country style bedroom.
You can try paint with wallpaper borders on the walls for a unique country style.

 If you are a fan of country cottages, you are going to love this. Drool at these carefully crafted country inspired bedrooms with rustic flowing details and old cottage charm.












Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Country Style Kitchens 2013 Decorating Ideas

A country style kitchen is warm, cozy and inviting. It's evocative of a country setting.
The furnishings and decor remind you of the countryside, the outdoors and the gathering of people. Because of its welcoming ambiance, it's currently a popular kitchen style. Always comfortable, it's usually large (although smaller country kitchens work as well).
Decorating a country kitchen involves the selection of furnishings, walls, flooring, windows and accessories.

These English country style kitchen sets from County Kitchen predominantly reflect a traditional style but not without a modern twist on tradition.
I hope you like this collection .....  enjoy it ...!












Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Colorful Bathrooms 2013 Decorating Ideas : Color Schemes

Bathrooms are excellent rooms to experiment with fun color palettes. Take a cue from these rooms to transform your bathroom into a stylish retreat.

By : Annika Peick


Taupe + Dusty Blue + Off White
Muted blue walls surround this bathroom with calming energy. The vanity was given a fresh coat of sandy brown paint, which echoes the muted hue of the bathroom's walls. Warm off white furnishings, such as the marble floor and the painted mirror frames, blend well into the room's relaxing aesthetic.


Sage Green + Mahogany
In this bathroom, green walls lend an earthy backdrop to a pair of antique wood vanities. The vanities, two vintage workbenches rescued from an old school shop classroom, were an eco friendly way for the homeowners to boost style in their master bathroom.


Fiery Orange + White
The bold orange wall color adds warmth and a splash of youthful energy to this kids' bathroom. Crisp white beaded board adorns the lower portion of the walls, while the tub and its surround are covered with square white tiles that match the vintage look of the bathroom's trough sink. The blue stripes on the bath mat incorporate a hint of contrasting color.


White + Butter Yellow
A color palette of warm yellow and crisp white creates a vintage vibe in this master bathroom. White painted paneling covers three fourths of the bathroom's walls, while the upper portion features a sunny yellow hue. The thick, dark grout lines throughout the shower and floor tiling, plus the vanity's furniture style construction, emphasize the bathroom's vintage aesthetic.


Gray + Mustard Yellow + Sky Blue
Soft gray walls lend a neutral backdrop for mustard yellow and sky blue accents in this spacious bathroom. The patterned shower curtain features a sunny floral motif, which functioned as the inspiration for the sconces that flank the bold blue mirror frame above the vanity.


Black + White
White painted walls, wispy white draperies, and white marble flooring look grounded thanks to a collection of black accents in this master bathroom. The outside of the claw foot tub was painted black to match the legs of the nearby chair and glass top table. The bathroom's modern black and white color scheme draws a unique juxtaposition to its vintage inspired furnishings.


Ocean Blue + Sandy Brown + White
A soft palette of watery blue, sandy brown, and white creates a beachy vibe in this bathroom. The painted vanity cabinet matches the color of the walls, creating a seamless look. A mosaic tile backsplash along the wall behind the vanity adds a hint of sparkle and vintage appeal.


Mahogany + Pumpkin + Ebony
Deep, rich earth tones give this bathroom a masculine edge. The room's color scheme was designed to blend with its existing woodwork, which features a warm mahogany stain. To temper the small bathroom's predominantly dark color scheme, the vanity features a furniturelike, open construction.


Raspberry + Black
A cheerful pink hue on the upper portion of this bathroom's walls lends an unexpected splash of color to the predominantly neutral scheme. The marble tile on the lower portion of the walls adds smooth texture, which is echoed by the trim along the ceiling. Mirrored cabinet fronts on the black painted vanity ensure the piece doesn't overwhelm the small bathroom space.


Yellow + Light Green
Yellow is the most visible of all colors, and it boasts chameleonlike character, shifting its appearance with its surroundings. In this trendy bathroom, the light wood vanity cabinet and green hand towels both sport yellow undertones that pick up on the soft yellow wall color. The upper portion of one wall was covered with wallpaper that features a birch tree motif, which plays in to the relaxing vibe created through the wall color.


Powder Blue + Buff Beige + White
The warm neutral on the upper portion of the walls helps soften the crisp white beaded board that's used along the lower walls in this bathroom. Pale blue accents featured in the towels, the shower curtain, and a trio of hand painted wall canvases add hints of sophisticated color.


Dove Gray + Gold
Metallic gray walls create a dramatic backdrop in this regal master bathroom. Here, the luxurious Carrara marble countertop on the walnut vanity base mirrors the soothing gray on the walls. The shimmering gold mirror frame above the vanity subtly bounces light from the nearby window, echoing the room's gleaming chrome fixtures.


Pistachio + Baby Blue + Yellow
This tiny bathroom has big style thanks to an analogous color scheme of green, yellow, and blue. To create the illusion of more height, the walls were outfitted with narrow plank beaded board and the ceiling was painted a soft blue hue. Decorative elements scattered throughout the space, such as the window treatments, hand towels, and sconce shades, incorporate splashes of green and yellow.


Aqua + Spring Green + White
In this bathroom, a built in hutch stands out as something truly special, thanks to a coat of fresh green paint. Nearby, a striped shower curtain features a similar green as well as a cheerful blue. The walls in the bathroom were left white to allow easy transitions as the homeowners' decorating tastes change.

Furniture Projects 2013 Decorating Ideas

Build your own furniture from scratch or remake an old piece with these furniture project ideas.



Furniture Project: Ombre Desk
Give a desk or dresser an ombre effect. Pick a paint strip in a color you love and buy a can of paint for each drawer or "tier" of drawers. Use the lightest color on the strip for the top, the next darkest color (or colors, depending on how many drawers you have) for the middle section, and use the darkest color for the bottom drawer. Make sure to use colors in the order that they are displayed on the strip so you get a natural progression of color.


Skip the basic bookcase and construct your own. Build a series of boxes in different sizes, stack, and attach.


Create a coffee table from two retired kitchen cabinets. Place the cabinets side by side, screw together, and paint white. Cut a piece of medium density fiberboard (MDF) to fit on top of the cabinets. Paint and coat the piece in polyurethane, then attach to the top of the cabinets. For the base, cut the number of MDF sheets to size and stack depending on the desired height for the table. Glue the sheets together. Face the base with veneer and screw to the bottom of the cabinet.


Furniture Project: Revive a Wicker Chair
Paint a wicker chair to give it a fresh update and to bring it up to speed with the rest of your decor. Use a liquid deglosser before painting for best results.


Furniture Project: Retrofit a Table
Even a dilapidated table can be revived with a bit of creativity and ingenuity. Shop for a table that is past its prime (this one was missing a leaf). You'll also need a 2x2 inch board, wood screws, a table saw, and a drill. Take all of the hardware beneath the table off (sliding mechanisms, etc.) Cut the table in half lengthwise with the saw. Cut the board to 1 inch less than the width of the table. Attach the board with screws to wall studs at a height flush with the underside of the table. Fasten the table to the board from underneath with wood screws.


Furniture Project: Trim a Chair
Return a traditional, yet tired chair to its former glory with nailhead trim and a bright fabric. Paint the chair. Cut an oval of fabric to fit the back. Staple into place and trim the excess. Hot glue flat white trim around the edge to hide the staples. Cover the seat in a similar method. Finish the back and seat with nailhead trim from a bolt (available at fabric stores), which comes in a ribbon and is easier and quicker to work with than individual nailheads.


Furniture Project: Build a Storage Ottoman
Add both a table and extra storage to your living room or family room with an ottoman constructed from MDF.


Furniture Project: Pretty Desk Chair
Pull up a playful perch next to your desk with this easy chair makeover. This once dull chair was pepped up with a fresh coat of paint (see final slide: how to spray paint a chair) and a seat cover fashioned from a pillow cover. To upholster the seat, remove the seat and wrap both thicknesses of the cover around the seat and staple to the back. Be sure to center the motif and pull the fabric tight as you staple. Trim the excess fabric and screw the seat into the frame.


Another purpose for old or unfinished cabinets: a window seat with the look of a built in. Build this project in an entry or living room for extra seating and storage.


Furniture Project: Utilty Table Made Beautiful
On first glance, you wouldn't know that this was a utilitarian table, commonly seen in schools.




This buffet doesn't take up much space, but it packs plenty of function as a place to serve drinks or snacks.


2013 Dining Room Furniture Collection : BHG Furniture

Whether you are looking for cottage casual, traditional with a twist or contemporary sophistication, the Better Homes and Gardens furniture collection is designed to meet your style needs.



Classic Home Renaissance Dining Table
Make an elegant statement in your dining room with the European feel of the renaissance dining table and side chairs. Offering the best of both worlds, it features classic design elements and traditional styling while offering leaves that extend the table perimeter from 56" to 76".


Classic Home Sideboard
The perfect addition to any dining room, this classic sideboard was designed with entertaining in mind. It offers serving space, plenty of storage and stylish elements like turned legs and an open shelf that complement a variety of decorating styles.


Classic Home Credenza Hutch
With old world inspiration and a lightly distressed vintage cherry finish, the softly curved Classic Home credenza comes with wine bottle storage, three drawers, four doors and adjustable shelves. Add the credenza hutch to meet all your display and storage needs.


Classic Home Balustrade Dining Table
When only a statement will do, this formal dining room table with graceful Queen Anne inspired chairs is the perfect centerpiece to your home. The table expands from 82" to 118" for all your entertaining needs.


Classic Home Credenza
This credenza is simple yet elegant and features a wine bottle storage as well as generous space for plates, glasses and silverware. Multiple drawers and adjustable shelving provide a variety of options to keep your flatware and linens organized and out of the sight, with a perfect buffet serving space on top.


American Cottage Drawer Dresser
This functional and fashionable wine storage cabinet with zinc wrapped top offers adjustable and reversible shelves for multiple storage options. The delightful open back design of the coordinating cottage cameo arm chairs gives them character and charm.


American Cottage Rectangular Dining Table
Not too formal, not too casual, this rectangular dining table is just right for creating a warm and welcoming dining room. The upholstered back side chairs add a comfortable sophistication to your dining space makes a statement in style.


American Cottage Cabinet
This cottage cabinet is packed with unexpected yet thoughtful elements like adjustable glass shelves and a beautiful elm finish offset by the stunning white beadboard back panel. It offers abundant display space for showcasing favorite dinnerware and collections, as well as hidden storage for linens, silverware and serving dishes.


American Cottage Sideboard
This is one sideboard that just keeps on giving. In addition to beauty and storage, it offers a drop down, pullout drawer that you can serve from and a convenient electrical outlet that makes it easy to keep hot foods hot.


American Cottage Round Dining Table
Handsome turned legs and architectural details add to the casual charm of the round dining leg table and coordinating cottage cameo side chairs. A casually elegant look, it offers the perfect combination of natural wood with warm painted accents.



Modern Expressions Perspective Cabinet
Energetic and sophisticated, the perspective cabinet with striking mirror back panel adds contemporary verve to a dining room. Its design is so distinctive that china and glassware look as though they're on display in a gallery setting.


Modern Expressions Ellipse Table
The double pedestal ellipse table with brushed nickel hardware accents and radius chairs create a dramatic dining room setting that is stylish, urban and unforgettable.


Modern Expressions Credenza
Designed as a multipurpose piece with a nod to the past and an eye on the future, this credenza makes a statement in a room. Behind the graphite wood doors are smart features like removable wine bottle storage, adjustable wooden shelves and a drop front drawer for electronics for today's storage and entertaining needs.


Modern Expressions Radius Table
For style seekers of all ages, the radius dining table with fabric chairs makes dining in fun again with the dramatic effect of clean lines and light proportions. Skip the reservations and enjoy the beauty of your own dining room with the contemporary confidence of this collection.