Japanese KitchenJapanese Kitchen

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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Copper Kitchen SinksCopper Kitchen Sinks

Details like shaped cabinet doors niches for spices and oils and decorative lighting should all be considered while working on the design development and finish/fixture selection. Picking bar stools and tables and chairs for an eat‐in kitchen usually comes at the end but this is also important so don't just mail it in at this point. Think about adding patina and texture through vintage pieces if you can find them. And don't forget about items like decorative plate racks artwork and area rugs or runners. Small touches like this can add much character to a newly remodeled kitchen.

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Kitchen Wall DecorKitchen Wall Decor

Details like shaped cabinet doors niches for spices and oils and decorative lighting should all be considered while working on the design development and finish/fixture selection. Picking bar stools and tables and chairs for an eat‐in kitchen usually comes at the end but this is also important so don't just mail it in at this point. Think about adding patina and texture through vintage pieces if you can find them. And don't forget about items like decorative plate racks artwork and area rugs or runners. Small touches like this can add much character to a newly remodeled kitchen.

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Kitchen Utensil HolderKitchen Utensil Holder

Colorful appliances. We often read (or in my case write) that making everything glossy white and glass bounces the light around and keeps a small space looking seamless and thus larger. But the truth is those spaces can be a real yawn sometimes. Trust me visitors do not notice how small this kitchen is;; they remember the cheerful aqua refrigerator. Eye‐catching vent hood.

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Small Space LivingSmall Space Living

A vital element when decorating your living room with a contemporary theme is your wall treatments. For this design style the colors can make or break the look - consider adding shades of browns and black or a sharp black and white look to the room. Try using a neutral color paint on the walls or if you want something different go with a leather or suede wall covering.

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Small Living Room IdeasSmall Living Room Ideas

It can actually be extremely beneficial to vary texture even when using natural woods and more traditional styles in your interior decor. Many can worry about matching too many natural materials and patterns making a space look old-fashioned and uncoordinated.

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Living Room RugsLiving Room Rugs

To give a concrete example you could choose to keep a contemporary theme with plenty of black and white colors modern materials and a few pops of bright blue. With this in mind a glass TV stand a glossy black living room set a chrome and glass coffee table and some bright blue accessories or modern art on the wall could look fantastic.

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