About two years ago, we were dealing with the renovation of both bathrooms in our house. What got us most excited about the project? The Fixtures n' Faucets showrooms in San Mateo and Redwood City. With such good service and selection, it's no wonder this place has been serving the Peninsula for over 25 years. The store carries bathroom and kitchen products - from manufacturers such as Dornbracht, Hansgrohe, Duravit, Porcher, Toto and Vitraform. If you're planning a remodel, it may be worth considering a trip down to Fixtures n' Faucets. Even if you don't place an order, you'll likely get some great inspiration from the showrooms.
Like us, Kiel combines some strong patterns and throws in some solid black. We're oh so curious what the other side, opposite the sink, looks like.
We love the post on 'On Simplicity' entitled, 'How to Use Big, Dramatic Pieces to Simplify Your Home and Wardrobe.' Her point is that you don't have to stick to all neutrals to be a minimalist.... 'Here's the fun of going a bit minimalist: it's actually an excuse to indulge your wildest tastes. Who knew, right? The trick is that you just have to do it in moderation. What does that mean? It means that you just need to find one big, bold item to build an entire room or look around.' We couldn't agree more and think this is a great way to approach the nursery as well. A minimalist room really does allow you showcase a great piece of art or a bold color on the wall. We rounded up a few of our favorite nurseries that have that minimalist touch while maintaining a sense of style and individuality.
GO TO SACHA'S ROOM TO ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many rooms as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better! If you love color and are thinking about adding new hues to your home, help is here. Whether you enter or simply find fantastic rooms to choose as favorites - join us!
There's nothing more dramatic than a total bathroom rehab. We bought this fixer-upper house in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle last year, and lived with the bathroom in its junky and extraordinarily PINK incarnation for a year. We've spent the last couple of weeks rehabbing the bathroom, including replacing the tub and installing a pedestal in place of the vanity. 'Features' that the before pictures may not convey: peeling, half-a*sed refinish job on the tub; funky repairs to the tub surround; and flakes of gold glitter running through the 'Cultured marble' sink. The only thing we kept was the mirrored front to the medicine cabinet. Pitched the cabinet itself, saved the wood-framed mirror to hang on the wall as our mirror. I like how the medium-brown wood works with the browns in the shower curtain I love the soothing, muted colors in there now. Too bad it's not quite done! We need to put in baseboards, towel bars, and some cabinets above the toilet tank. In the fullness of time.... You've come such a long way already! Thanks Angie...and Rosa.
GO TO JOANNE'S ROOM TO ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many rooms as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better! If you love color and are thinking about adding new hues to your home, help is here. Whether you enter or simply find fantastic rooms to choose as favorites - join us!
The living room in this house designed by Gabriela Seifert and Goetz Stoeckmann pulls out of the house just like a drawer.... Titled Living Room, the entire house is designed to live and 'Breathe' through its 52 windows that already give it much connection to the exterior. Pull out this 'Drawer' of a room and you're completely outside, cantelivered over the historic square of Gelnhausen, Germany.
We all know that you're not 'supposed' to have a TV in your bedroom, that it gets in the way of romance, that it can make it difficult to sleep, and that your bedroom should be for sleeping not for watching. If you do, have you had any of the negative side effects that are claimed in Feng Shui books? Are you a convert, having had a TV in the bedroom and now being adamant against it? If you're living in a studio, you might not have the option of putting the TV in another room, so then what? Do you have it hidden, facing away? I only ever had one in my room as a teenager and it definitely kept me awake. In my adult-hood I've tried to keep the bedroom simple and tht has meant no tv.
Name: Danielle Location: Portland, OR Division: United States What do you love about your bedroom?: The color! My daughter picked this rich, deep purple and it's beautiful. It's elegant without being overpowering and I love the crisp contrast against the white molding.
Blue and white is always a fresh combination and, with its cool, crisp colour scheme, can work especially well in a bedroom. In this striking but simple guest room, a homemade headboard, constructed from padding and a coverlet, and a single painted wall, which shows off a collection of milkglass, make this room inviting. The deep Adriatic blue was inspired by the walls seen during this couple's vacation in Portugal.
Sometimes a new proportion is all that's needed to bring a breath of fresh air into a common material. These pavers by Stepstone Inc. are a fine example.... Stepstone's Narrow Modular Pavers are concrete pavers that come in a linear proportion: 4' wide by as much as 24' long. Available in 12 colors, the pavers give the common concrete paver an uncommon look.