Setting up a living space that welcomes you home and nourishes your soul is an ongoing and evolving process. Our ideas of what looks great and feels right on the home front broaden with the experiences we have, the places we see, our jobs and the special people with whom we share the space.
When industrial design began to insinuate itself into residential quarters, it felt like the polar opposite of traditional and country styles … how could it ever work, except for the artsy types that lived in an urban loft? But we evolved. With the guidelines of recycle, renew and reuse a mainstay of modern life, reclaimed wood, architectural salvage, iron and galvanized metals are among the hottest of decorative materials today.
Generally, the cabinetry takes up the bulk of the space, visually dominating the room. Countertops, flooring, walls and backsplash all butt up against the cabinets. So you are looking at wood, tile, stone, linoleum, laminates and metals to mingle into a pleasing display. However, it’s the hardworking appliances that are at the heart of the well-planned kitchen. They have a colour story too. ...(read more)
A: Embossed tin sheets are not only decorative, but they are practical. They’ll last forever with the occasional coat of fresh paint. There are plenty of patterns available. ...(read more)
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