A Guide to Authentic Edwardian Style Bathroom Design
These huge, burnished beauties make an incredibly bold statement in any bathroom and add a little Victorian (or better yet, Old West!) flair to your decor. Don’t be intimidated by the metal, though – copper is surprisingly low maintenance, and made solid and strong enough to potentially outlast your house. Intrigued? Here are a few things you should know if you’re thinking of buying one...
Let’s talk about lamps for a second. They are so innocuous to your household that you might not even factor them in when you begin to shop around for furniture, but lamps are a great way to add a little extra flair to any room in your house. No matter how low-key or whimsical your decor is, you always need a light source. This puts lamps into my very favorite section of interior design: pie
Whether you’re relocating for a job, school, to be closer to family, to fulfill a dream or some other reason, one thing is for sure: any time you’re planning a cross-country move, expenses add up fast. Your life gets disrupted, so you pay for conveniences like eating out more. You have to box up everything you own and ship it, which may take time away from work, and you pay movers to handle th
When it comes to choosing a design style, it can be difficult to strike a good balance between new and old, traditional and modern, subdued and ostentatious. You may be turned off by the gaudy frill of rococo and romantic decor, but at the same time you may not be ready to commit to the sleek severity of contemporary urban chic. Consider a compromise of utility and style. Go classic–or rathe
It’s that time of year again – when companies roll out new collections and new product lines to celebrate the new year (and the remodeling boom that always comes when the weather starts warming up!). In keeping with the spirit of the season, here at HomeThangs we’ve introduced an entirely new line of stylish modern bathroom vanities from JWH Living. JWH vanities have an elegant
Complex, whimsical, and with a name that is just generally fun to say, rococo is a style that cannot be ignored. It combines light colors, asymmetry, and graceful swirls in order to draw out a witty playfulness that many modern styles lack. Popularized in the early 18th century, the influences of rococo design and architecture is still in evidence across Europe. As an interior decor style it is
James Martin Furniture is one of the most popular bathroom manufacturers on the market, in part due to their commitment to evolving – to expanding and re-imagining their product lines and staying at the cutting edge of the latest design trends. Their first update of 2016 is a major one, too, with the introduction of three entirely new vanity collections: Chicago, Vancouver, and Metropolitan.
After living through the past few weeks of blizzards and cold fronts, it may be hard to believe in spring, but it’s real, it’s coming, and in only another month or so it will be here. Along with the warm weather comes a fresh perspective and and fresh energy, and if you’re looking to put that energy into updating the look of your home or apartment, search no further than the con
Upgrading to a luxury bathtub is often more about features than style. Many high end bathtubs are drop-ins, which means they’re only as attractive as the mounts you put them in, so the focus tends to be on the size and capacity of the tub and any add-on features it has rather than the way it looks. But modern freestanding bathtubs are stylish in their own right, with striking sculptural desi
Sometimes you want to go low-key. Sometimes you want demure decor that blends together seamlessly, never overtly announcing itself. And sometimes you want decor that makes itself known. Decor that shouts. If you’re looking for the latter–sumptuous and unrestrained–look no further than Polrey, makers of antique replicas and statement furniture. With factory locations in the U.S. a
What comes to mind when you hear the words Medieval or Gothic? Cathedrals and castles and times long past, most likely. Or possibly you just remember that history credit in undergrad, with lectures on mad kings and 100 year wars and crop rotation. Whatever the case, medieval architecture and design is incredibly iconic. It comprises towering spires and sweeping lines, dark pillars heavy with or
Ranch-inspired spaces are often rather rustic in design – featuring lots of rugged wood, stone, and leather that give the look its signature old-west feel. But layering a lot of “rustic” materials can also make a space feel dark and dingy. One simple way to combat this is with color; even a little bit of color can help balance out the rough quality of ranch-style architectural fe
Do you love the creative side of home decoration, but hate the stress of matching your curtains to your carpet? Turned off by the thought of trying to pick themes and colors from a limited list of ‘fashionable’ choices? Looking to transform your drab bedroom to an inspiring refuge? Bohemian decor operates on the concept of no limits–inspiration is drawn from an array of cultural
The weathered, pre-distressed look has been making the rounds for awhile now, and from a glance at the red carpet it’s not going away anytime soon. Whether it’s torn jeans, frayed coats, or scuffed boots, distressed styles bring out a vintage, old-world feel, and homewares are no different. Guild Master is an acclaimed manufacturer in the pre-weathered market, offering a broad variety
Industrial style bathrooms have skyrocketed in popularity lately, but this look can be a difficult one to replicate, especially if you don’t happen to live in a converted loft or warehouse building. One of the biggest challenges is finding a way to keep the slightly weather-worn features that are so iconic of the style – like reclaimed wood, exposed brick, and old concrete or steel
One of my clearest memories of my house growing up was a statue we all universally referred to as “the solitary imp”. The imp was a squat, grey gargoyle-like creature that sat and squinted across the fishpond. This statue has fixed itself more firmly in my mind than other part of the yard. In my opinion no garden is complete without something of the kind. Big or small, centerpiece or accent.