A lot of people are interested in repurposing materials from the waste stream as furniture. One reason for this is environmentalism. Compared with building a wooden chair from a living tree that must be transported from Borneo or wherever, recycling a wooden pallet available locally does much less damage to the atmosphere and biosphere. Another […]
Benchmark Kitchens is a kitchen remodeling company based in North Adams, Massachusetts. They refit kitchens with both custom-built cabinets to fit the nooks and crannies of your house, and off-the-products from the usual manufacturers. They are licensed contractors and take care of the entire remodeling process from concept, to drafting, to installation.
What do we mean by ‘modern home interiors’? Modernism was a movement in art that emphasized sharp angles, hard surfaces, shiny materials, and judicious but impactful use of color. Modern home interiors are designed partly as a reaction to the ‘Old World’ look, which was full of upholstery and bric-a-brac. In contrast to that, the […]
We have such complex, confusing lives nowadays that it can be calming to be in a place that is not complex. Minimalism decor is appealing in the way a Zen garden is appealing; the lack of clutter and the simplicity facilitate a tranquil state of mind. Minimalism decor is a way of emphasizing space over […]
Perhaps you’ve been thinking about redecorating a bathroom. One of the most popular ideas is to decorate a bathroom mostly in blue. Blue is the color of water, and bathrooms are watery places, so there is an obvious fit. There are a few things to think about to refine your ideas for a blue bathroom. […]
A few new trends are emerging in modern home interior decoration. A few years ago everything was sleek, hard, cold and minimal. Now that style is softening; our culture loves nature again, and warm wood, the use of plants, and natural materials are making a comeback. As the photos below show, the modern style for […]
I know a lot of you are looking for ways to give your kitchen that old-world colonial look. This article will give you some ideas and principles to help you achieve the look you have in mind. The main goal with these designs is to achieve an old-world ambiance without compromising modern functionality. If you […]
Coco Chanel is quoted as saying: “I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” There is an eternal truth in this. While other colors can be used as ‘statements’, symbols or fads, black and white are the fast track to effortless elegance, both for […]