Black Gloss Bathroom FurnitureBlack Gloss Bathroom Furniture

The Edwardian and Victorian styles of the time are still a popular choice today. They look exquisite in a villa or cottage bathroom and never loose their appeal in terms of design.

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Double Bathroom VanitiesDouble Bathroom Vanities

"Shabby chic" a relatively new phrase used to describe room designs is an obscure blend of neglect and style. It is one of the most difficult bathroom designs to create and it takes a bold decision to go for this bathroom style. It almost certainly achieves its full potential in a continental house either a French chateau or old Spanish villa.

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Kitchen Counter StoolsKitchen Counter Stools

Tile Kitchen Counters. One of the more affordable counter choices (starting at $30 per square foot installed) ceramic or stone tile is incredibly durable and one of the few DIY countertop options. Maintenance can be difficult with all that grout but choosing a durable and dark grout can make things easier.

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Japanese KitchenJapanese Kitchen

You can also create a U‐shaped kitchen by adding a freestanding island to an L‐shaped kitchen. In this case the one end cabinet was turned to face away from the kitchen and a beadboard end panel was added to allow for a place to intersect the open island. Because the island is open you have knee space for stools and seating without needing an overhang.

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Copper Kitchen SinksCopper Kitchen Sinks

Soapstone Kitchen Counters. Often used in laboratories for its resistance to stains chemicals and bacteria soapstone is a durable and natural choice for a kitchen. At $80 to $100 per square foot installed it might be on the more expensive side but it can be a lifetime investment.

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Kitchen Wall DecorKitchen Wall Decor

Wood counters naturally also work well in spaces that already feature wood cabinets – that is if you’re a true wood lover and don’t mind it dominating the palette. Notice in several of these examples how wood only dresses the island counters. Wood in general is an excellent material to use for an accent counter (often on an island or a small "chopping zone" in butcher block) contrasting with nearby stone or solid‐surface counters in a pleasing way.

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Kitchen Utensil HolderKitchen Utensil Holder

Double‐dreamy: a U‐shaped kitchen with an island and a peninsula! I'm taking a little creative liberty here again since I'm not sure where the stove is. But this looks like a great way to for your guests to be in the kitchen and out of the way at the same time. A sleek and modern U‐shaped kitchen with a creative twist: The peninsula is part island/part kitchen table.

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Small Space LivingSmall Space Living

Lighting is vital in any room and the living room is no exception. To match your contemporary design style you need to look at light fixtures in terms of both style and type. The majority of living rooms can work with a table lamp combined with recessed lighting. When you will be incorporating a contemporary style take a look at a chrome ceiling fixture with recessed lighting but steer clear of anything which is scrolly or fancy.

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Small Living Room IdeasSmall Living Room Ideas

Lighting is also something to bear in mind when designing your room. The lighting can be from fluorescent bulbs or you can have enough windows to allow more light.

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