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...
The last time I talked about kitchen remodeling and luxury faucets, I kept a firm focus on the more modern end of the spectrum. Newer, slicker models to match contemporary kitchens. This time I thought I’d take a look at the more retro faucet options, just in case modern isn’t exactly your style. Vintage or farmhouse kitchens tend to have a more cozy, homey feel than your average conte
The difference between a kitchen that looks good and a kitchen that looks great isn’t how you decorate the space, it’s how you light it. Even the best designed kitchens feel lackluster with inadequate lighting, while a few stylish, well-placed lights can make even an ordinary kitchen come alive. And, of course, good lighting plays a role in how well you can see while you’re worki
Remodeling a kitchen can be a daunting undertaking, and one that involves countless decisions. As with any home improvement project, it helps to break it down into separate parts, and an overwhelmingly important piece any kitchen is the faucet. Regardless of your decor style, it’s safe to call the sink the centerpiece of the room. Here are a few tips for narrowing down the list of possible c
Industrial style lighting has been making a big splash in the design world over the last few years. Trends have started favoring more recent, functional antiques with a turn-of-the-century urban flair, and old factory and warehouse style lights fit the bill to a T. Antique light bulbs in particular have become a hugely popular design element, with delicate filament and unusually shaped bulbs that
Spring is officially upon us–what better time to bring a little color into your life? And what better way to do it than with the distinctive gradient fade of the ombré style? It isn’t just for cakes and red carpet hair hairstyles! Ombré doesn’t belong to any one type of decor, and it isn’t limited to strict patterns or colors. It can freshen up any look, add visual intere
Horses are timeless. Humans have long appreciated their beauty and power, and they can be found in art and literature all throughout history. Although I wouldn’t consider myself a ‘horse person’, I certainly grew up around enough horse people to have developed a healthy aesthetic appreciation. Equestrian decor and architecture don’t actually belong to any one design style.
In a bedroom, one of the few places you can really get creative with your design is with the headboard. Sure, bed frames, linens, paint, and other furniture are important, but almost always the headboard is the focal point and centerpiece for the space. This has been especially true lately, with headboards trending larger and larger – not just tall and wide, but even taking up the full wall
Wood is a natural material that is subject to changes in moisture and temperature. In other words, it moves and changes ever so slightly when exposed to humidity, heat or cold. Properly sealed and maintained wood and stone tops and bathroom cabinets are durable, beautiful and easy to use, but it is important to carefully follow the installation and care and maintenance instructions for your specif
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