Whenever we see brown and blue together, what do you recall? The mix of warm brown and cool blue feels natural – think earth and sky. Two simple words that seem so much, especially in the art and design industry. We believe that when these colors are not combined in the right amounts it sort of overbearing, but when they are in the right amount and in the right places, they are but special and lovely.
Striking the perfect balance of beauty and comfort, country French style easily fits into elegant homes and country houses alike. Beautiful fabrics and provincial patterns are hallmarks of country French style. To balance today’s hectic lifestyles, softer colors and more delicate patterns have become popular choices. Pretty fringes, decorative trims, and lacy accents add an elegant finish.
When we enter a room, our eye is usually drawn to a specific item or area in the space-the space’s focal point-a fireplace, painting, TV or a large picture window. If the room has one focal point, you can arrange your furniture around it to create a sense of order in the space. Decorating the room becomes more complex when it has more than one focal point.
When we hear turquoise, we get ideas that are inspired by the beauty of the water and the sky. Sometimes, this color comes off as yummy because it also reminds kids of some bubble gum flavored cotton candy we can buy either at the mall. When we see this color, we are brought back to our childhood and makes us want to reminisce on it by actually adding this color to the palette we can use for another home improvement project – our living room!
A sectional is usually made up of two or more pieces. Generally speaking, the fewer pieces you use to create your sectional, the more reasonable the price will be. Sectionals bring softness and warmth to a modern space. The sharp lines, metal and glass of a sleek, modern apartment can feel a bit cold.
We are not sure if you have noticed that most homes outside the city observe the use of country style. Cozy homes with colorful drapes and sofas, comfy chairs and wonderful lamps. Most of the house is also made of wood rather than concrete or some other material that homes in the cities prefer to use. It is basically because this type of design is gracious and inviting. Somewhat warm, cozy and really comfortable.
African decor can be dynamic, creative and pretty much inspiring. Colors can be evocative of the sunburnt earth, deep verdant rainforests, softly wistful savannah plains, burnt orange African sunsets and pinkly-purple sunrises, crazily energetic and vibrant market places. And let us not forget the graphic concepts of black and white.
Craftsman design involves rich wood trims, antiques, wooden furniture and natural colors. It also has that cottage-like feel and may even look rustic at times. Most of the time, a Craftsman interior has hardwood floors, hand-made furniture and accessories. Area rugs add intimacy to the space while it also defines the different areas of the house. Most of them also have fireplaces with wood and stone. Exposed beams could also be seen in some Craftsman spaces including dark and warm wood elements.
Orange is a combination of red and yellow. You can use different mixes to achieve the orange shade that you want to get – lighter or darker. This color usually is associated to hunger and food. That is why fast food chains like McDonalds use this as their main color for their structures.
MORE A fireplace is an architectural structure designed to contain a fire. Fireplaces are used at the present time mostly for the relaxing ambiance they create. Historically they were used for the practical purposes of heating, cooking, and heating water for laundry and domestic uses.