Friday, July 31, 2009

Natural Wood Kitchen with Open Shelves

There are two things in this kitchen that caught my attention: the open shelves and the chalkboard.

[Rustic-looking kitchen]

I don't like when all the shelves are open in a kitchen. In my opinion, a functional kitchen should have at least some of its shelves closed, because not all kitchenware is so aesthetically pleasing that it should be exposed. Even this photo is a good example, and there are much uglier ones. But some shelves can be left open to show off our best crockery and some decoration items. This is the classic scheme that works best for everyone.

As for second point, I really like the idea with a mini-chalkboard in the kitchen to leave notes and reminders. It's easy and handy. I always prefer handwritten notes, but my husband never notices them and keeps follows only those notes that he makes in his mobile phone.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Living Room with Wonderful Extra Large Windows

This living room definitely stands out in a crowd! And first of all, this effect is because of large windows instead of a wall and the beautiful panorama that gives this room a real boost. See yourself:

[Wonderful living room]

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Maps for Boys' Rooms: Easy, Cheap and Cool

It's a well-known fact that boys and men love maps. Maps are also color-rich, and they are readily availabe and inexpensive. That's why they are a great way to decorate a boy's room. People think you are smart when you have a map on your wall!

[A boy's room with a map wallpaper]

Look how balanced and harmonious this interior is! And all its components are quite plain and simple. It's definitely the map that brings this room to the next level of elegance.

So, how about some geography?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Array of Shelves Framed as a Piece of Art

There's no wonder that it's great when things are practical, but it's much better when they are also aesthetically pleasing. These framed bookshelves combine both of these advantages.

[Shelves framed like a painting]

I'm sure that every woman has a lot of little trifles to place in that array of shelves.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Wooden bathtub

What a nice piece of eco-style: a wooden bathtub!

[Wooden bathtub]

Some sources say that wooden bathtubs are now becoming increasingly popular. I'm not sure whether the word "popular" applies here (because they're still pretty exclusive as far as I can judge), but their popularity should definitely be growing. And that's no wonder: the polished wood resembles old ships, boats and wine casks. Not practical, but incredibly cool.