Black-frame windows that contrast the white walls. Wood ceiling beams and mantel.
grasscloth wallpaper. “Extending the wallpaper to the ceiling creates a warm, cozy vibe,
This is Remedy in the blue-dominant Hydro color.
the tiles in Daltile’s new Remedy collection are a sleek take on subway tiles, and in blue they make a wall really shine. The wall tile here is the collection’s blue-green Aura color.
Emser Tile’s Ombre features a bright center and saturated edges. It’s a modern take on traditional subway tile, and in blue it makes for a striking accent color.
an image of the Berlin wall the designer found on Etsy. The seller blew up the image into a custom mural for the space. “It’s part of the wall that had a John Lennon quote on it,”
door and lights on steps
a seagrass rug
Build an Entry: Take 1 Is walling in and sectioning off your front door too over-the-top? Not if you do it with the grace and beauty of this glass and wood enclosure. If you live in a climate frequently beset by inclement weather, an entry like this will help keep the cold, wind and wet out.
Define Your Entry With a Bookcase
create a raised platform by building up a higher level of floor. “You’ll need a few steps to get onto it,” Leach says. “Then, within the depth of the platform, you can conceal all sorts of storage solutions. It’s a good way to hide a bed or kids toys — or anything really.”
Glitter lights strung in the shapes of two hearts make for an illuminating touch
A swirl of white paint in the shape of a heart and a pillow with the word “love” combine to create a sentimental seating area
Looking closer, you see that the pattern on the panels is actually impressions shaped like honey locust leaves.
The path ends at a new freestanding water feature, which visually anchors the backyard and helps block ambient noise from the surrounding urban neighborhood. Water runs along three sandblasted limestone slabs held in place with a clip system. The water hits a limestone splash pad at the bottom, creating a soothing splattering sound. The fountain sits on the backyard’s central axis, adding a classic and formal feel to the garden. In contrast, the fountain’s shape, color and pattern are more contemporary.
Organoid Organoid’s wallcoverings that appeal to three senses — sight, touch and smell — drew plenty of interest at the show. They’re made of organic materials such as wildflowers, rose petals, hay, hop cones and pine needles, to name a few. The materials are mixed together using an ecological binding agent and then pressed into a thin wallcovering that retains the natural scent of the materials. The paper also retains much of the materials’ texture, giving it a highly natural look and feel.
Chandeliers from Michael Anastassiades’ Mobile collection. Photo by Aethion As 2020 Designer of the Year, Anastassiades came up with an installation that highlights his Mobile chandeliers collection, which he began developing 10 years ago. Driven by motors, the 16 sculptural pieces dance a poetic ballet.
framed Hermès scarves
She based the color scheme on a scarf her father gave her that was framed at the old house. He started giving her Hermès scarves as gifts in college, and over the years she has acquired several more, including five that are framed in the master bedroom.
Do use the power of steam. Steam cleaners are a great tool for cleaning stone and grout in your shower. There are canister-style steamers that have a hose and attachments that are perfect for steam cleaning flat surfaces. They also have a small direct nozzle that will clean your grout without using any chemicals.
Don’t use ammonia. Ammonia is another no-no when it comes to cleaning stone showers. Besides breaking down sealants, if mixed with bleach it can also make for a toxic combination.
Do use a squeegee. A squeegee is the best way to keep soap scum off your stone shower walls. Soap scum is soap, skin cells and water droplets that mix together and dry on the walls of your shower. If you use a squeegee before the soap scum dries, you may never have it in your shower again.
Don’t use a liquid or a powdered scrub. The abrasiveness of the scrub can scratch and damage the stone. Also, most traditional shower cleaners you find at stores are very caustic and contain acids that may discolor the stone.
cleaning stone-Do use microfiber towels. If you don’t like using a squeegee, you can try wiping the walls of your shower with a microfiber towel. The microfiber will catch and hold onto the soap, skin cells and water. Just remember to wash those microfiber towels once a week to avoid bacteria collecting on them.
Don’t use distilled white vinegar. The natural acid in distilled white vinegar will break down sealants used on stone tiles and slabs and eventually begin to discolor the stone.
Water requirement: If you are growing an air plant indoors and the air is dry, mist it two times a week with a spray bottle and submerge the whole plant in a container of water for three hours every one to two weeks. If the air plant is in a glass globe, mist it with water with just one spray for tiny globes and two or three for larger globes. Overmisting can kill the plant. Tip: After submerging your plant to wet it thoroughly, turn it upside down and gently shake it to avoid the collection of water near the base, which can be detrimental to your plant’s health.
Good for: Adding interest to walls or being placed in glass globes hanging from the ceiling. Light requirement: Bright, filtered light is ideal. Keep air plants that are placed in glass globes away from direct sunlight.
10. Air Plants Air plants (Tillandsia spp.) are super on trend at the moment, popping up in the hottest restaurants and bars and in displays at interior design expos. As they are called air plants, one of the most common myths is that they do not need to be given any water. Incorrectly, many people believe they can thrive on air or humidity alone and do not need any care. Air plants grow differently than most other houseplants as they are covered in suction scales that capture moisture. They can obtain water only if it is on their leaves through dew, rain and fog. As houseplants, they can thrive when misted regularly.