Laurent Bedroom, 2017-10-13 18:46:37. Easy living, if space allows, introduce a living room feel into your bedroom for the ultimate in hotel boudoir chic. Chairs, upholstered ottomans, artwork, books and treasured collections in a zoned area will create a mini sitting area and add a touch of cosiness. In this scheme an antique dresser painted in a dramatic black provides a natural focus. ‘No matter how small your bedroom is, a chair is always practical,’ says Nicola Holden of Nicola Holden Designs. ‘If it causes too much clutter, consider plumping for something like the unobtrusive Ghost chair by Philippe Starck. Choose hard-working furniture such as ottomans and chests of drawers, and don’t neglect forgotten areas such as those above a door, where built-in shelving can look effective.
Laurent Bedroom, 2017-10-13 18:46:42. Put up a panel, replacing an old headboard is one of the easiest ways to give a bedroom a new look. Try a row of decorative fretwork panels painted inky black in place of a regular headboard- it’ll make a dramatic backdrop for the bed and showcase luxe bed linen beautifully.
Laurent Bedroom, 2017-10-13 18:46:29. Brilliant blooms, hydrangeas are such beautiful flowers and have long been favourites of the print team at Cath Kidston,’ says Christine Hafsten, Design Director,Cath Kidston. ‘It’s exciting to launch this brand new print for the Spring/Summer season. The hydrangea print includes delicate, spring-like blossoms in pretty pastels and the larger bunches featured have been designed with plenty of space to breathe, so that they’ll contribute to a relaxed layout, perfect for a light, Spring look in the bedroom.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-09-13 19:08:30. Matching shades of white across different surfaces can be tricky. For example, a wallpaper with a white background may look more like cream next to a white table, so try to keep them apart, using black accessories as punctuation. A monochrome scheme can be bold and will usually benefit from some texture and a mix of surface finishes. Gloss and matt, opaque and dense - build up layers to add extra interest and soften any harshness.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-09-13 19:08:58. Kitchen-diner with a sophisticated silhouette. Choose accessories for their strong outlines, especially when it comes to large pieces, furniture and lighting that dominates the ceiling space. Far-from-boring black and white kitchen, monochrome doesn’t have to be serious, we love this fun kitchen-diner area that’s been zoned-out with black-and-white pictures and wall art.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-09-13 19:08:42. Neutral cream is also the perfect backdrop for accent colours. Add pops of colour to a cream kitchen with patterned blinds and seat cushions, pendant lighting and cookware. Take a browse through our gallery of beautiful decorating ideas and find a cream kitchen that’s the right fit for your home. If you like the neutral look, check out our round up of the best grey kitchens around.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-09-13 19:08:51. Pretty in pink, keeping strong colours, such as this Dusty Pink, to below eye-level will reduce their prominence in the room, allowing you to go a few shades bolder than you might otherwise dare,’ says Barry Walker, Executive Operations Manager, Chalon. ‘Use polished worktops such as granite or quartz in pale shades to bounce the light and keep the overall look fresh and uplifting. Timber accents on doorknobs and freestanding pieces will provide contrast and help stop the colour feeling flat.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-09-13 19:10:16. If you don’t have a separate utility room, you may also need to factor in a washing zone for your washing machine and tumble dryer. A combined washer-dryer will save space and can be tucked away behind kitchen unit doors when not in use. In an open-plan kitchen, you will also need a separate dining and/or living area, placed as far away from the work zone as possible so as not to disturb anyone eating or relaxing in those areas. A breakfast bar is a smart way to squeeze in informal seating in a small kitchen.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-09-13 19:10:49. If you’re a fan of contemporary design, sleek handleless kitchen units with modern kitchen worktops in Corian or steel may be up your street. If you’re running a busy family household, painted kitchen units with hardwearing laminate worktops might be a more practical choice. The great thing about painted units is you can easily repaint them for next to no money when they get marked and scuffed.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-09-13 19:08:18. How to choose the right kitchen layout. The kitchen layout you choose will be dictated largely by space. A U-shaped kitchen is one of the most space-efficient designs, and is perfect for small kitchens. It packs maximum storage and worktop space into minimum square footage. Make sure you include corner cupboards with carousels so not an inch of storage space goes to waste.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-09-15 04:27:41. Kitchen-diner with a sophisticated silhouette. Choose accessories for their strong outlines, especially when it comes to large pieces, furniture and lighting that dominates the ceiling space. Far-from-boring black and white kitchen, monochrome doesn’t have to be serious, we love this fun kitchen-diner area that’s been zoned-out with black-and-white pictures and wall art.
Laurent Kitchen, 2017-09-13 19:08:35. Geometric kitchen splashback, if you love the tradtional black-and-white floor tiles, but you want something a little different, try the monochrome look with wall tiles instead. Here, the splashback is made of ceramic tiles in a zig-zag pattern, which follows the shape of the shelf, too. Industrial-chic kitchen, if you’re designing a monochrome kitchen, but are worried the effect will be too harsh, try a few black accessories teamed with bright primary colours; it really works in a utility-style kitchen like this one.
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