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Pop Culture Watch: 12 Home Trends from the '80s Are Back
Hold on to your hat (over your humongous hair); interior design elements of the 1980s have shot forward to today, in updated fashion
"deserve a second chance. Here's a look at a dozen '80s trends designers have embraced... back in a big way, from nighttime soaps to a Top Gun 3-D Imax release; from classic... TV show a reboot, like Charlie's Angels, Miami Vice, The A-Team and 21 Jump Street... we have a young Carrie Bradshaw navigating Manhattan in her first pair of Manolos in... crossed for a Facts of Life movie). While some '80s trends — like triangle silhouettes..."
Pop Culture Watch: Get a Good Rap With Thrift Store Scores
"find was a wood & rattan chair I picked up at a consignment shop to refinish for a client... score a great bargain! I have a kitchen sink, dining chandelier, island leather... $75 at a thrift store. The ottoman was also a $20 find and was reupholstered in a... it into a sink base for my mid-century modern home. p. s. I added a top made from... about a ton of old roof shingles; a $5 hutch that sat all day at a tag sale because..."
Using White Marble: Hot Debate Over a Classic Beauty
"See if Marble's Right for You... natural marble is striking up a debate among homeowners, contractors and designers... Calacatta marble, with their classic white and gray veining, has been used for centuries... white marble is appropriate to use. As the specifying interior designer, I’ve been... tile and marble expert Melissa Patterson, showroom manager of Renaissance Tile & Bath... even took a sample to a Tile showroom and put it up against a Carrerra marble sample..."
Console Sinks for a Vintage Style Bath
"This Sink Style Gives a Bath a Light, Open Feel... nsole sinks are an exciting choice for a vintage style bath. In the early 20th century... type of sink was a sign of wealth. Today, they are more affordable, come in many styles... with marble tops. The sinks are usually wall mounted with the plumbing exposed... installing a console sink in your bath.... also had a love affair with the marble basketweave for a year now...it's replaced the..."
Kitchen Sinks: Antibacterial Copper Gives Kitchens a Gleam
If you want a classic sink material that rejects bacteria, babies your dishes and develops a patina, copper is for you
"you want a classic sink material that rejects bacteria, babies your dishes and develops... develops a patina, copper is for you... r has a long history in the kitchen; it has been used as a material for kitchen sinks... sinks and cookware for centuries. As a result, its advantages and disadvantage are... kitchen sinks, and it garners a unique patina over time due to its reactive nature... copper sinks are available in a wide range of shapes, styles and sizes, allowing them..."
A Window Above the Bathroom Sink: Feature or Flaw?
"mirror and a great view, too... people love a window above the kitchen sink. But put that window above a bathroom sink... above the sink is not a flaw, but a feature. Browse bathroom designs | Find a bathroom... to be a flaw. A mirror right above the sink is pretty handy — you can see what you're... you have a window there instead, what can you do? Check out 16 bathrooms where that... and Jill sinks under a window. (My daughter's sink has a nice big mirror but my son..."
Consider a Salvaged Sink
"salvaged sinks around Houzz lately. Whether it's a large cast iron sink in a mudroom... mudroom, a vintage kitchen sink complete with dish drainer or an industrial basin used... home, a salvaged sink will add unique flair to your bathroom, kitchen, mudroom or... Here's a look at how architects, builders, designers and bloggers are incorporating... liked the sink set with marble counter & backsplash. This is a lovely collection! I..."
Great Material: Milky Marble
"to add a little or a lot of beautiful white marble to your kitchen, bath and more... wouldn't want a gorgeous slab of milky white marble in their kitchen or bathroom? Designers... honed marble - on a kitchen island for about 7 years. I have a number of water stains... to like marble, now I do, although I don't like when its used to a grand scale, it... us the marble will come back every year to treat and seal it. Love the marble. That..."
Turn a Favorite Piece of Furniture Into a Vanity
"Add a Bathroom Sink to a Sideboard, Farm Table, Vintage Chest or Desk... having a beautiful bathroom is a perfect way to escape and relax. So creating a bathroom... can't find a vanity that you like? Here's a perfect solution. Making vanities out of... pieces is a popular trend in home decor. And because you can use anything from vintage... vanities for a little bit of creative inspiration.... vanity- a pedestal sink with a deck mounted faucet will raise the overall height which..."
Kitchen of the Week: Classic Style for a Southern Belle
Marble counters, white finishes and even a pair of chandeliers give this South Carolina kitchen a timeless feel
"Marble counters, white finishes and even a pair of chandeliers give this South Carolina... Kitchen at a Glance Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Who lives here: A couple... built a brand-new home, but they didn't want all of it to feel so ... brand new.... them on a look that would feel more timeless and celebrate their eclectic side. Kitchen... looks like a punctuation mark instead of a part of a sentence. It's too bad the island..."
Why Marble Might Be Wrong for Your Bathroom
You love its beauty and instant high-quality appeal, but bathroom marble has its drawbacks. Here's what to know before you buy
"bathroom marble has its drawbacks. Here's what to know before you buy... quality marble for a home design project. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of... was once a show of wealth and power, today marble tile is making its way more and more... there's a finite amount of marble in the world, it's become more difficult to find... Marble has been used by master craftsmen throughout the ages to adorn palace floors..."
10 Modern Marble Looks
Marble has broken free of the standard kitchen countertop slab and is showing up on bathtub backsplashes, modern dining tables and more
"Marble has broken free of the standard kitchen countertop slab and is showing up... beauty of marble but are craving a new look, take a cue from these spaces.... Marble has been used in kitchens and bathrooms for years. But this traditional material... making a big splash in new ways. At the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture... visitors got a peek at how this timeless stone is on trend with new applications, bold colors..."
Houzz Tour: Only the Best for a Desert Spanish Colonial
Calacatta marble, Venetian plaster and hand-carved wood create a home awash in luxurious comfort for an Arizona family
"catta marble, Venetian plaster and hand-carved wood create a home awash in luxurious... figure out a way to get the same look within their budgets." Houzz at a Glance Location:... enter a luxurious Spanish colonial home built with every detail beautifully executed... "We had a budget where we could use the very best of everything on this house," says... here: A couple and their 3 children Size: 10,800 square feet; 6 bedrooms, 8 1/2 bathrooms..."
Houzz Tour: A Miami Penthouse Dazzles With Opulence
Crystal chandeliers, creamy marble and a first-class view give this penthouse in Florida an unmistakable air of luxury
"creamy marble and a first-class view give this penthouse in Florida an unmistakable... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: A couple from Russia and their 2 children, now 2 and... clients are a charming, family-oriented couple from Russia who decided to make this their... there was a lot more bling incorporated into the design," she says. While you can see... expecting a son, who is now 2.... pedestal sink; the living, dining area and kitchen, but especially the master bedroom..."
The Magnificence of Marble in The Home
"Marble is one of my favorite materials for the home. I don't get a chance to use... installing a marble piece in the home is generally time-consuming and requires serious... make the marble stand out. And even if you go a more traditional route, the marble... to make a statement in your home. It's a rich material that suggests opulence and attention... of the marble pieces I tend to love). Nevertheless, I appreciate it every time I see..."