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...
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.
With enough creativity, just about anything can be considered art – from pencil sketches to found objects. But all too often, when we’re decorating our walls, we limit the definition of “art” to paintings, prints, posters, and photographs – basically anything flat that you can stick in a frame and hang. But stepping outside that narrow subset of two dimensional artwor
In interior design, everything comes around again, whether it’s something simple like a color scheme, or more distinct, like an iconic piece of furniture. These days, though, it’s easier than ever for antique elements to see a resurgence for the simple reason that antique replicas have become so common – you don’t have to go hunting for an heirloom piece just to get a look
Shaker style vanities have been a huge staple of the design world over the last year, but in 2016 you can expect shuttered bathroom vanities to start stealing some of the spotlight. Like shaker style cabinets, shuttered cabinets are simple yet classic, with a humble, streamlined appearance and a subtle old world feel that make them an ideal fit for a transitional space. But while shaker style cabi
It’s that time of year again, when taste-makers, trend-setters, designers, and analysts all start talking about color – new trends, new palettes, and one breakout color to lead the design world for the coming year. But 2016’s color of the year is more than a little surprising. In contrast to the vibrant gem tones of the last few years, 2016’s color is… Simple White. A