Kitchen

Versatile Kitchen Design Ideas

Versatile Kitchen Design IdeasVersatile kitchen designs with contemporary ideas create a dynamic kitchen environment. Practical and easy to apply kitchen design tips are useful and beneficial. White kitchen designs are timeless, neutral kitchen desings are also very popular. It isn’t so difficult to create an elegant and versatile kitchen.

The versatility is best seen in a large room, if the kitchen is large enough, the result is better. If the kitchen is small, again versatility can be formed, but the result may not be as good looking as the large kitchen interior space. This kind of a kitchen design includes multi purpose kitchen cabinets. Also the kitchen table should be multi purpose, so the style of a versatile kitchen design will be completed.

Just like this white kitchen table. This versatile kitchen table features two leaves that expand its length to 54″ when raised. The table converts back to a demilune or rectangular console by dropping down one or both leaves. Expertly crafted from select hardwoods and veneers, with solid hardwood legs, turned feet and supporting brackets. Shane kitchen table at Pottery Barn has a versatile structure that is ideal to use in a versatile kitchen interior.

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Natural Decor Elements

Using natural decor elements while we decorate our homes bring a natural appearance to the home. Even with a bouquet of flowers picked from garden, or sea shells we collected from seaside, we can create enough natural and as beautiful as that home environment. By putting flowers, sea shells, or an amount of sand we bought from seaside into a chic glass vase, it is possible to catch a unique harmony on the desk or on the dining room.

With colors and shapes of elements taken right from the nature, our outdoors and indoors have a home with fascinating ambience. Original colors and shapes of flowers and stones cannot be compared with any other decorative accessories. The beauty of natural colors are excellent for home decorating. Materials which can be combined best with flowers and stones are glass, crystal and silver goods and also metal and soil accessories.

Natural Decor ElementsDon’t Forget Water
Water has a great importance in feng shui rules as well which has a high importance in decoration world and it is being used in home and garden decoratings. In garden decor and in general outdoor decor, water is used together with stones and sand to bring about a natural fountain. Inside the home, water is used with glass and crystal vases to create a home interior decor supported with fresh flowers and stones support placed in.

Silver and Bronze
Silver and bronze are other materials used in decoratings with natural decor elements. Silver trays, silver jewellery boxes, jars with silver lid and bronze trays, bronze jewellery boxes, jars with bronze lid can form a so lovely bedroom decor in the make-up table. Soil boxes and boxes with soil lid bring about a creative displays on make-up tables.

Wood and Wooden Accessories
Other important materials within organic decor point of view are wood or wooden according to your like and taste. Wood and wooden decorative accessories each one are a part of natural decor elements. So wood and wooden pieces are always used in home and garden decorations. Wood and wooden tables, wood and wooden chairs, also in home interior decoratings wood and wooden trays, wood and wooden figurines and trinkets are used to form a country home decoration. This type of a decor with natural elements can be used in four seasons of the year…

Living Room

Modern Casual Living Room Design

Modern Casual Living Room DesignThe design of your living room can set the tone for your entire house. Formal or casual, how do you prefer the living room look to be? Formal living room design can be somewhat boring after some time but a casual living room environment is more relaxing. So you can use for a long time without getting bored, with pleasure. A perfectly designed living room has casual and modern furnishings.

Using soft colour tones or pastels can be better for such a living room instead of bold bright colours. Traditional colours are also usually create an elegant style home interior space. Placing oversized pillows on the sofa gives a modern effect to a casual living area. A sofa with modern clean lines can be the best decision to relax in a casual attitude.

A soft, comfortable fabric and cushions are also other important details while choosing the sofa. This gray sofa has eco-friendly construction and certified sustainable kiln-dried hardwood frame. Seat cushions are multilayer soy, or plant-based polyfoam wrapped in fiber-down blend and encased in downproof ticking. Back cushions are synthetic fiber and down wrapped. Axis queen sleeper at Crate&Barrel is upholstered in 100% cotton with stain-repellent treatment and topstitched detail.

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Decorating for Spring Season

To make preparation for spring months, we should adjust our homes according to this warming weather. Spring is the time for renewals at home environment, using fresh bright colours, and putting beautiful flowers to gardens or to balconies. In these days spring cleaning starts at homes and people want to have a home that is fresh as the new season. This article is for you to get new ideas for spring projects and decorating in your homes.

Where to start for spring decorating? Which colours to use most? Which colours not to use during spring months? Which new furniture additions to make these days, and which accessories we should use in our homes in warm spring days… Answers to all these questions in your minds are here. If you haven’t started to make any spring cleaning or spring decorating in your homes, you can take notes on what you should do first.

Decorating for Spring SeasonLet Us Determine the Colours of the Season
Spring months include a very colourful scheme like blue, pink, lilac, purple, yellow, red, orange, green, grey, and of course brown from light shades to dark shades of it, let’s say from beige to taupe and to dark brown. Any spring fruit and spring vegetable colour you can think of are the colours you can use inside your home, at your garden and at your balcony. Not all the people live in large houses, people who live in apartments have balconies of their homes. So these people will decorate their balconies instead of gardens. People who have homes with gardens can decorate their gardens in the same way.

Blend Light Colours with Vibrant Colours
In the spring months it’ll be better to blend light colours with vibrants colours. For instance when we choose white, we should add green and orange near it to blend spring colours. Or when we choose taupe, we should add blue and red near it to blend the light and vibrant colours. As a third colour blend idea, when we choose beige, we should choose pink and purple to blend these colours with style. After capturing the colour harmony with each other, the rest is very easy.

Light Furniture Instead of Heavy Ones
In homes during the spring months, it is always good to put spring furniture if we have to opportunity to do this. Instead of heavy style winter furniture with carvings and fancy, we should buy spring furniture with plain lines that are modern and simple. We don’t even have to use carpets at homes during spring and summer, of course this changes depending on the likes and tastes of the peple living at that home. In short, we better try to use less furniture in homes in spring season.

Thin Tulle Curtains or Thin Shades for Windows
Spring will also reflect itself to our windows too! We should hang light thin tulle curtains or light thin shades like the spring itself. Choosing light colours for curtains or shades will block sun light in the long sunny days of spring time. If you like colourful curtains or shades, you should try to decide on one plain colour or bicolour vibrant colours. Curtains or shades with just a few patterns can be nice too, but too much pattern can be boring. Of course this also depends on the people’s likes and tastes who will in that home. Finally, mix and match light colours with vibrant colours and don’t forget to use light spring furniture for spring decorating in homes!

Renovate

Modern Attic Apartment Design

Modern Attic Apartment DesignThis apartment is a well planned modern attic home design that will attract your attention right away. The view of the attic is definitely amazing and the interior design is completing this excellent attic apartment atmosphere. The successful design of this attic space can surely be defined as fantastic. Life in a modern attic home is always fun.

Designer of this attic apartment transformed this small space into a very tasteful and beautiful place for living. Home has a very useful open plan kitchen, comfortable living room, and a spacious bedroom design. The exposed brick and beam give rustic touches to the attic apartment’s modern interior.

The living room is so impressive and inviting. Basic furniture used in the entire home includes comfortable and modern pieces. Wooden flooring is perfect to decorate the whole home perfectly. As an attic apartment project, small library room in the home is a well thought detail. This beautiful and modern attic apartment gives you the feeling of moving to an attic home immediately!

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Decorating According to Horoscopes

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Deniz Taşkın
deniz@denizhome.com

Your astrological sign holds the key to your home style and taste. It is very easy to learn how to decorate your home in the best way for your zodiac sign. Which colors dominate in your home? Reds, whites, beiges, browns, greys, blues, pinks, purples, or perhaps blacks? These are all certain hints about your personality as well as your horoscope!

As astrologers say when we talk about people’s characters, we even without knowing talk about their horoscopes’ characteristics too. People who read about astrology may like to decorate their homes according to their astrological signs. If a person has no interest in astrology, she/he can decorate as she/he wishes to. But again the colors and styles we choose prove what our astrological signs are.

Follow the steps I will write here If you are interested in astrology and if you would like to decorate your home according to your astrological sign. You may already have a home design which has astrological objects in it but you may want to improve your home decor after you read my article, who knows! I will not write from the first horoscope to the last, but will write it in a mixed order, so find your own if you wonder how to decorate through horoscopes.

Decorating According to HoroscopesCapricorn
Social and wise Capricorns like artsy, showy but also warm, sincere and civic homes. Capricorns who are fond of nature, like to keep both golden colored decorative goods and artsy furnishings, and also live flowers and plants. A home design with classical and modern furniture together with antique contributions in it are absolutely for positive Capricorns. These hygienic people give place to a lot of white color in their homes.

Taurus
Realistic and smart Taureans like to apply a realistic home design too. A home furnished comfortably, modern and merely is exactly for Taureans. Ground shades, white, dark blue, grey colors form color choices of Taureans in their homes. Many of them also hang completely decorative production Taurus horns onto their homes’ wall. A home with green garden or at least close to nature, together with sports facilities and areas is an ideal home type for Taurus.

Pisces
Creative and productive Pisceans like to decorate their homes with nice details a lot. Furniture style they prefer is modern. They like white furniture as well as colorful ones. They like stylish home environments with chic pieces. They don’t forget to bring small decorative objects to their homes from the places they travel. To zing up their white shades dominated homes with colorful objects will be a good decision for elegant and intellectual Pisceans.

Sagittarius
It is never difficult to create a warm home environment for constructive and modest Sagittarians who like to use mere and chic furnishings together. Modern, classical and even antique goods may find place in well-rounded and sophicticated Sagittarians’ homes. For these people who like a calm life, a minimalist style furnished home will be a good choice. Light colored furnishings, nice figurines or artworks are the details which adorn Sagittarians’ homes.

Virgo
Distant and sensitive Virgoans like to live in a home close to nature or they like to put some plants in their gardens or balconies. A home designed in nature colors will be a suitable home concept for Virgoans. Virgoans prefer less furniture instead of too much, and a modern home decoration. They like to form a home that is not ordinary.

Cancer
Calm and mysterious Cancereans prefer to live in homes where modern and classical elements are together. Cancerians who like to spend time in their homes don’t neglect to bring decorative accessories to their homes from the countries they travel. They like to put several ornaments belonging to their hobbies on the fireplace in their homes.

Libra
Polite and restless Librans like to follow trends and buy innovation to their homes as much as possible. Even they don’t have that much interest to adornment, nevertheless they enjoy furnishing their homes nicely. Librans who like to travel, prefer to place very elegant leather furniture while decorating their home’s living room.

Gemini
For talkative and go-go Gemini, home decor is important and they like to form their homes according to innovations. They like to live in a modern home environment that has a showy atmosphere with latest technological equipments. Gemini enjoy travelling and meeting new people and never forget to bring decorative accessories to their homes from any places they travel.

Aries
For impatient and insistent Aries, a home decor should be with a combination of both classical and also modern furnishings. They like antique pieces and enjoy to give place to these antique pieces while decorating their homes. Nevertheless their homes are neither very showy nor very mere. A home environment with essential furniture and electronic equipments is enough for Aries.

Aquarius
Domestic and friendly Aquarians don’t like very expensive home decorations. They like to put sweetscented incenses in their homes’ living rooms to create a more relaxed and inviting home atmosphere. Although they like modern and beautiful goods, on the other hand they somehow can’t throw away the old furnishings.

Scorpio
Restive and curious Scorpions prefer a lean home design and put necessary furniture in it. That type of a home decor is enough for Scorpions. In case of need they don’t neglect to buy latest technological gadgets. Scorpions like to live a warm family home environment a lot.

Leo
Energetic and thrifty Leos like to form their homes without forcing their budgets. They enjoy choosing decorous furniture and objects for their homes’ decoration. Instead of too much furniture, modern and useful homes with less furniture are right for Leos. These people like to turn their homes into a comtemporary condition with nice decorative accessories.

Dining Room

Rustic Dining Room Design

Rustic Dining Room DesignAn empty space can easily be transformed into an inviting and elegant rustic dining room for entertaining your guests. Setting the rustic dining room atmosphere starts with choosing the right dining table and chairs. Organizing the table top is the next stage. Not all of the dining room furniture and accessories should be rustic, sometimes just a few rustic pieces are enough to create a rustic dining room design.

Inspired by the spirited, industrial character of an early 20th-century work table, this dining set provides a bold backdrop for entertaining the guests in a creative way. Expertly crafted from thick planks of meticulously weathered and distressed hardwood with forged iron. Detailed with oversized bolts on the legs and table top.

Chairs are upholstered in the finest-quality top-grain leather. Without getting too much tired, by only buying such a rustic dining set, it is possible to form a rustic dining room design in a practical way, and also in a quite short time. Benchwright table & grayson chair set – rustic mahogany stain at Pottery Barn is an easy and stylish solution for a rustic dining room design.

Celebrity

Mark Zuckerberg’s New Home

Mark Zuckerberg's New HomeMark Zuckerberg’s backyard
The 5,000+ square foot house is set on 17,000+ square feet grounds, allowing for it to be set back from the street for extra privacy.

The Kitchen
The kitchen features a built-in computer work station.

Mark Zuckerberg living room
The living room is furnished with earth colours.

Mark Zuckerberg bathroom
Welcome to Mark Zuckerberg’s bathroom.

Mark Zuckerberg garden
Arbor gated entry.

Mark Zuckerberg outdoor fireplace
A nice outdoor fireplace for Facebook parties.

Mark Zuckerberg guest bathroom
For guests.

Features a saltwater pool
The house includes a saltwater swimming pool and spa.

Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is a homeowner now. A modest homeowner.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke in Mandarin in a one-and-a-half minute video where he and wife Priscilla Chan revealed the Chinese name of their daughter, Max.

Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg – Priscilla Chan, wife of the social-media pioneer Mark Zuckerberg, describes the couple’s ideas on how they will distribute billions of dollars to philanthropic efforts.

The next girl genius is here: Mark Zuckerberg already reads Quantum Physics book to little Max.

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Antique

Antique Mosaic Mirror

Antique Mosaic MirrorAntique mosaic tiled mirror has a unique elegance of its own. With its reminiscent of vintage mosaics, this antique tiled mirror is fascinating! Glass tiles of the mirror are set within a wood-construction frame. Antique mosaic tiled mirror hangs both vertically or horizontally depending on your room’s walls’ and furnishings’ situation.

If chosen and placed correctly, antique furnishings and goods bring quality to any house interior. If you once explore the world of antiques, you will understand that antique is a lifestyle. So even in very modern way decorated homes, you can place small and classy antique additions to your home to make it look much more stylish.

If colors, shapes, textures, and structures of the furnishings suit with the antique pieces you put into your home, then there will be a great harmony within the general atmosphere of your home. A harmonious home ambience has no other equivalance! This means that the home is designed and decorated well and together with a good soul. Less furniture in the room will be better if you want your antique furniture to outshine more.

A lot of furniture is never recommended just because it creates disorder in the interior. Try to leave more empty space, and thus more breath for better looking interiors. If you are living in United States you’re lucky, because this antique mosaic tiled mirror is on sale at west elm. If you’re living in United Kingdom, you can find some other antique mirrors at Doe and Hope, or at Oliver Charles, or if you’re living in Turkey you can find antique mirrors at ANTIK A.S., or at Horhor Antique Center.

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Summer Decorating Ideas

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Deniz Taşkın
deniz@denizhome.com

Welcome the warm weather and lighten the look of your home with these easy to do decorating ideas in summer. Summertime comes only once a year and always feels too short. But it is not that difficult to extend this warm and enjoyable season with practical and chic decorating ideas.

This summer, try decorating your home by removing winter items that give the rooms a stuffy feeling. During the warm season, prefer light, colorful accessories and home textile which are suitable to summer months. Add beautiful homemade slipcovers in many colors to freshen the home atmosphere with economical solutions.

“Hello” to Outdoor Furniture
We start to spend more time in the garden, at the balcony, on the terrace, by the swimming pool, at the seaside with the coming of warm weather. This summer we will again see plenty of bamboo or wooden outdoor furniture and accessories, wicker trays and baskets, large sea umbrellas for swimming pool and seaside, garden cushions and pillows in various colors.

col003Economic and Chic Summer Decor
Without going out of your budget, it is possible to create an economic and chic home decor for summer. You can turn your home into a wonderful summer place with just a few tasteful goods suitable for summer. A comfortable, modern, and not too expensive chaise lounge you will buy for your balcony or for your garden can change the air of your balcony or garden on a sudden. So you can spend more time on the warm summer days and nights outside the home, outdoors.

Colorful Summer Fabrics
Light and thin fabrics and all other home textile products produced for summer months are helpful for every home’s summer decor needs. From light colors to dark colors and to colorful fabrics, by choosing the most suitable and your most preferred armchair fabrics, by changing the aging armchair fabrics, this summer you can have a brand-new home decoration.

Table Top Products for Summer
Various glassware and table top products, color your dining rooms and your kitchens. It is easy to prepare a perfect looking summer dining table arrangement with just a few glassware and table top products you will buy for cold summer drinks and for light summer foods!

Decorative Accessories
Glass candle holders in transparent and pastel tones are useful and so decorative accessories for every home’s summer decoration. Summer decoration cannot even be thought without candles… You can add movement to your home decor in summer months by displaying candle holders and candlesticks in different sizes on sideboard, shelf, or on the table.

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