Month: May 2018

Kitchen Chandeliers

Kitchens are hardworking spaces, but it doesn’t mean they have to be utilitarian. In fact, since the kitchen is the heart of the modern house, we tend to devote a lot of effort and time creating comfy, inviting spaces.

And that often means adding special touches that provide our kitchens individual flavor. 1 recent trend toward adding individuality to kitchens is that the usage of chandeliers. And not just any chandeliers, mind you, but crystal chandeliers. These symbols of sophistication are a excellent way to add personality and appeal for your kitchen.

Check out this collection of photos to get inspiration on how it is possible to add a little bling to your kitchen.

Oakley Home Builders

Try using mini chandeliers set up of pendants for unexpected elegance over a kitchen island.

M Woodruff Design

This chandelier with its accompanying shade also adds a touch of the unexpected while highlighting the unique coffered ceiling in this ktichen.

Divine Design+Build

In an expansive kitchen such as this one, bigger scale chandeliers may be utilized in pairs and still not be overpowering.

A dramatic crystal chandelier is ideal for use atop an oversize kitchen island.

Tina Kuhlmann

Double islands, dual chandeliers. Not many kitchens may feature two islands, but if you be fortunate enough to have more than you, why not add a fairly chandelier above every single?

Oakley Home Builders

Here’s another version of the mini chandeliers as pendants. Not only can they add a little elegance, but they also give the space just a little bit of whimsy.

Design Moe Toilet & Kitchen / Heather Moe designer

A crystal chandelier appears to be right at home in the center of this grand ceiling. Anything else might have been overly understated.

In a kitchen such as this using a lot of natural lighting, a chandelier is a fantastic choice because even when the fixture is not illuminated, the crystals have a chance to shimmer as they represent the sun.

Next: Tips for adding a chandelier to the kitchen

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10 Beautiful Porches Ideas

A beautiful porch provides an opportunity for homeowners to extend their outdoor living space. A quality and elegant porch can be the perfect place to relax after a long day of work and enjoy the outdoor weather sipping a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. The great thing is that there are so many innovative Boca Raton landscaping designs that you can explore.

Whether you are looking for something minimalistic or sophisticated, the simple design ideas below will suit you:

Rustic Porch

You can add a measure of vintage style to your home with rustic porch designs. They feature rich wood textures and a simple cozy fireplace to keep you warm during cold nights. Add some unique furniture from local craftsmen and that’s it.

Entertaining Porch

Porches are designed to connect your indoor space to your outdoor environment. They provide an entertaining space where you can sit and enjoy. Add a dining area and an additional visitation area for guests who come along.

Screened Porch

In case you want to fully add versatility in function to your porch, then an additional layer of screens is highly advised. There are so many design options for screening the porch and most tend to be quite affordable.

Breezy Porch

It’s already established that porches are meant to offer a relaxing outdoor environment. Well, consider adding ceiling fans to the overall design for a breezy and airy experience.

Tropical Porch

Consider adding customized detailing on the columns and posts of your porch for the ultimate tropical experience. Any detailing will work as long as it’s simple and tropically themed.

Classic Front Porch

You can also decide to be as traditional as possible. All you need is to add some vintage style furniture and a basic vintage design.

Cottage Porch

When it comes to cottage themed green has to be the go-to color. Consider adding green screens too and some plant life to compliment the overall design.

Southern Porch

A typical southern porch design will include a number of things. First, you must get some wooden rocking chairs and a simple porch swing to match. Also, don’t forget to mix the paint colors a little bit.

Trendy Porch

If you are a contemporary homeowner, you may decide to go for a few trendy designs too. Start by including drapery panels to help control the amount of sunlight that comes through. Add a few stylish and bold fabrics on furniture and the walls.  This will be the perfect “sunbrella” design for you.

Laguna Porch

Finally, try your luck with this simple laguna porch design. Comfort is the most important thing here. Incorporate weather-resistant fabrics on the design and additional relaxation spaces. The porch needs to be the exact extension of your indoor living room with comfortable furniture and comfortable seating options.

Well, in case you are looking to build quality lawn service Boca Raton anytime soon, the simple ideas above will offer the most ideal options for you.

Branches Bring Organic Forms Inside

The organic arrangement of branches can be a great contrast to the straight lines of your interior architecture. Whether used in a fragrance, as room divider, in a sculpture, or as spindles on a staircase, the shape of a branch is pleasing and relaxing. Open the door and deliver them indoors! Here’s how designers are showing the branch some love all over the house.

K2 Design Group, Inc..

The combo of white branches, red cabinets and light results in an eye-catching wall.

Birdseye Design

Unique metalwork creates an artful silhouette and gives the kitchen a sense of enclosure without cutting it off in the nearby rooms. This piece beautifully navigates the distance between the top cabinets and the ceiling.

Crisp Architects

The branches with this bright wall decor supply an elegant perch for birds.

For People design

A branch goes glam in this Hollywood Regency office.

Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

Big branches create these otherwise plain white corners anything but dull.

Elad Gonen

Large white branches in a planter match the scale of this wide open space.

Melissa Condotta Design

Plain branches are a excellent alternative to new blooms, and they surely last longer. Just make sure they aren’t collecting dust after menopause.


A graceful pine branch brings a sculptural quality for this cupboard.

Charlie & Co.. Design, Ltd

This dining room has a fantastic woodsy vibe, so it is fitting that the centerpiece is an arrangement of tall branches.


This really isn’t the room to get a demure vase of posies. Instead, a fragrance of branches has a contemporary look that works nicely with the furnishings.

It’s The Small Things…

A branch tucked into a framework produces a three-dimensional element over the mattress and becomes a work of art.

Birdseye Design

Branch-shaped spindles are popular in rustic-chic rail layout.

Planet Fur

A couple pretty branches supply a good spot for hanging ornaments all year long.

Tongue & Groove

Ledge-to-ceiling branches keep this room from being too minimalistic, adding texture to the wall and drawing up the eye.

Rachel Reider Interiors

A daring cherry blossom print enlivens this little powder room.

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Loving Wood’s Live Edge
Branching Out: Clever Floral Arrangements

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Design Dilemma: 1950s Country Kitchen

After years of saving and small kitchen fix-ups here and there, Houzz user theresal is eventually prepared for a significant kitchen overhaul. The form and style of her 1950s kitchen and breakfast nook have left her at a loss. Have a suggestion? Join the discussion.

Houzz Design Dilemmas

This kitchen is timeless postwar suburban America, however, theresal is seeking to make a timeless and ageless cooking area. Click here to see the rest of the query and share your thoughts.

Houzz Design Dilemmas

Here’s a different view from the kitchen looking out on the breakfast room.

Have your personal design problem? Click here to share it and receive ideas from the Houzz community.

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