Archives for December 2015
If you’ve fallen for a gorgeous slab, pair it with a backsplash material that will show it at its best
So you’ve chosen granite countertops for their beauty and durability, but now you’re stumped about what to use for your backsplash. Granite is a tricky one. There are so many different color and pattern choices. Some are very busy, while others are subtler. Some are dark; others are light. Some have large swooping vein patterns, while others are dotty or splattered.
Each slab is unique, so it’s not possible to make sweeping generalities about what works with every piece of granite. But if you look at why and how these pairings are pleasing, you’ll get some good ideas for a material to pair with the particular stone you’ve fallen for.
Whether you opt for a little or a lot, see why the petite bathroom is the perfect place for a fun hue
Interested in adding dramatic color to your home but worried about going too far? Rather than dialing down the vibrancy of your favorite bold hue, think instead about using it strategically. An intense color on the wall of a living room or bedroom may be too much, but it can be a fun option for rooms we tend to pass through or spend less time in, such as the powder room.
Shopping your house and doing a little rearranging can make those long, cold nights a lot more enjoyable
I don’t know about you, but days that get shorter and shorter bring my mood down — it’s too dark to go for an early-evening walk and the hours until bedtime seem to stretch out before me. However, I’ve found some ways to enjoy this time by cozying up my house for the coming cold months — without, I should clarify, spending any money. Here are some of the easy things I do to create a warm ambiance that I hope will help you cozy up your own nest.