When designing a bathroom, it’s easy to get wrapped up in tile, color, and hardware choices. But it’s wise to first consider the needs of those who will be using the space most often. Just like the kitchen, functionality and flow can make or break a bathroom design. When creating a floor plan for your bathroom or powder room, consider the following:
Recessed Sinks or Pedestal Sinks?
Sinks installed below the counters are best for those who need plenty of vanity space – whether it’s for holding soaps, towels, or just additional prep room.
Recessed sinks are more often found in modern and contemporary design schemes as are unique bowl-like sinks that... Read More
Savannah, Georgia, is known as the Hostess City of the South and is brimming with southern charm and style. Close to the ocean and situated on the banks of the Savannah River, this town has plenty of coastal and nautical influences in its architecture, food, and culture. Savannah also happens to be home to our good friend Joel Snayd of Rethink Design Studio. Joel works with both residential and commercial clients in the Savannah area with a focus on showcasing each client’s personality through design. Today we take a peek at a dining room that Joel created featuring some beautiful vintage sconces. These sconces highlight each individual photograph on the wall... Read More
If you’re enchanted with house design as much as we are, perhaps you find yourself eyeballing the neighbor’s new addition with more than casual interest and your vacation pictures feature in-setting shots of pendant lights instead of panaromic views of the mountains. Sometimes you find a space where the elements are so beautifully integrated that it just seems effortless. Such is the case with Harbor Cottage, a vacation rental located in Martinsville, Maine.
Our friend, photographer Justine Hand, visited Harbor Cottage last year and came away with some incredible photographs including this one of the industrial farmhouse style kitchen. Though rustic in... Read More
When working in small spaces, it’s tempting to keep things muted and calm. Too much texture, color, or accessorizing can make a bathroom, closet, or tiny work space look cluttered and confusing. The key is to have balance in the space. If you fell in love with a piece of vintage decor at the flea market, use it! Can’t live without bright plaid wallpaper? Paste away, but balance the blast of color with coordinating solids and textures.
This bathroom space doesn’t shy away from a deep blue paint color that, if paired with heavier fixtures and fussy accessories, could overpower the space and make the room claustrophobic. But the sleek, polished chrome... Read More
Let’s face it — some things in life are certain. There’s the old death and taxes thing, but we’re thinking more along the lines of laundry. Whether you live in a house by yourself or with six other people, laundry never goes away and, for some of us, it needs to happen every day, like it or not! So if you must spend time doing the chore, why not make it happen in a space that is full of light, happy colors, and accoutrements that make life easier? This laundry room would certainly put a smile on your face even if burdened with a basket full of stinky socks.
We’re loving the barrage of color here — from the lime green walls to the sky... Read More