Mountain HouseTransitional Dining Room, Denver
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Here a simple white bowl of artichokes is modern and sculptural, giving this very crisp room a little earthiness.
Wood Floors Exposed to SunlightJust like our skin, wood surfaces are sensitive to ultraviolet light and heat, causing the wood to change color or develop an undesirable patina. For discoloration stains: Move area rugs periodically and draw curtains over large windows to avoid obvious, undesirable discolorations. Before leaving the house, make sure to close your shades or blinds; doing so not only will ensure that your house will be cooler when you return, but will help protect your wood floors from UV damage. Stay away from: Continued and direct sunlight exposure. To counter daily and constant UV damage, regularly shift your area rugs and furniture in the exposed areas so that your flooring can age evenly throughout the year. This is one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to help your floors keep their character and appeal.
Put a bird on a light fixture. OK, technically that should be "put some wings on some light bulbs," but that just does not have the same ring to it. The birdy chandelier by Ingo Maurer is a modern classic that will always inspire conversation and glee. More:An Ode to Owls Around the HouseHouzz Reader Photos: A Holiday Table for the BirdsCockadoodledoo! Roosters in the Kitchen
Again, I'm not sure which chairs these are exactly, but I love that they are upholstered yet still sleek. The light fixture is called the Birdie chandelier and is by far the most whimsical choice in the room, balanced out nicely by the Saarinen table. Side Note: Aren't those windows and doors to die for? Details like these that we often don't think about can make such a difference in the architecture. Oh, and speaking of details, I'm loving the way they styled with artichokes here – it adds really nice shapes and colors.