Black Living Room FurnitureBlack Living Room Furniture

Similarly the right ottoman can be used as a foot rest storage unit and coffee table. Decorating your living room space should be a fun experience.

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Kitchen Island DesignsKitchen Island Designs

The layering and mixing of finishes in this kitchen give it an old‐world charm. Note the glazed blue‐gray island and its relationship to the pendant above. The choices for a mahogany‐tone wood countertop dark trim around the windows and a custom hood surround in particular were all made during the process of designing this kitchen and impact the overall finished look and style.

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Kitchen Countertop IdeasKitchen Countertop Ideas

Recycled Glass and Cement Kitchen Counters. Although it's expensive ($100 to $160 per square foot installed) this unique combination of glass and cement is a surefire way to add character to your kitchen. Ecofriendly durable and customizable this countertop material is a top choice for a "forever home".

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Kitchen ChalkboardKitchen Chalkboard

A wall‐mounted rack like this one keeps things orderly without swallowing too much space. Buy decent knives if you can afford it as they should last a lifetime. One advantage of a magnetic rack is that you can slowly build up your collection of knives buying one at a time rather than having to invest in one large block complete with knives which can be pricey. If you’re starting from scratch a bread knife paring knife and chef’s knife are essential.

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Butcher Block Kitchen IslandButcher Block Kitchen Island

Boldly veined stone countertops can either make you stop and gaze in admiration or have the opposite effect and overwhelm your eyes. In general the bolder the veining on your counters the less drama you’ll want to add elsewhere. This waterfall counter (with the material wrapped down the sides) is relatively muted but the large gray veins still bring enough character without any daring colors or other statement features.

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Transitional Living roomTransitional Living room

Since the rugs in your living room may get a lot of foot traffic a wool rug would be perfect for that. They are soft reliable and durable. They are also low maintenance.

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Transitional KitchenTransitional Kitchen

Plastic Laminate Kitchen Counters. Although it’s sometimes scoffed at by stone lovers plastic laminate still has a serious fan base. The wide range of customizable edges and finishes means it can work in any design. At $8 to $20 per square foot installed its affordable price makes it a winner for many. However it’s not the most durable of countertops so it may not be best for heavy‐duty cooks.

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Transitional Dining roomTransitional Dining room

There are several kinds of dining room tables one of which is the accent table. These tables are more or less like the basic dining furniture only that they are more ornately made and designed. Most of these tables are more prized for their design than their actual function. These tables often go well with other classic pieces like classic fancy chairs or a wine cabinet. Breakfast bars are one of the unconventional designs of dining tables. These tables are a lot smaller than conventional dining tables and are designed for the first meal of the day because they provide more mobility and ease of movement to accommodate the morning rush. These tables have more room for movement and more cabinets and racks like the racks of a wine cabinet which are perfect for storing cereals bowls and mugs. Coffee tables are one of the smaller furniture pieces in our list. These tables are designed to be in the presence of sofas and lounge chairs as they are made to hold drinks pastries and snacks. Sometimes these tables are used to for dinner and other meals when one wants to eat whilst watching television.

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