Posts Tagged ‘home decor’

Asian Inspired Interior Design

Modern Bathroom Vanity

Double sinks

There is a growing trend in luxury interior home decorating. It brings to mind exotic locales and tastes, serene environments and emotions. This growing trend tantalizes the eyes and begs to be touched. The Far East contains a vast playground of inspirations that can be incorporated into today’s luxury homes.

Homes in Woodbridge, NJ, use touches of Chinese inspiration in their décor. Chinese inspired bathrooms tend to be more ecologically friendly. Most materials are either recycled or are from environmentally sustainable sources. Elegant, ecological, and practical touches include teak wood mats, dark earthen wares, live bamboo plants, organic cotton towels, and natural soy candles. Wall paints or wallpapers in the palest gold or yellow hint at early morning are also a few touches that bring the serenity of a bamboo forest into the bathroom. Continue reading

Home Design Trends for 2013

Although there are not fast shifts in home décor, we do notice certain trends as they begin to occur. These are more of a slow move in one direction or another that happen over time, but not all at once. As last year came to a close we observed some aspects of home décor that were beginning to trend. Some decorating habits from last year will be long gone by the end of this year and many trends seem to hold on just a little while longer. Here are some of the main home design trends that we are likely to see continue throughout 2013. Continue reading

What is Traditional Interior Design?

Traditional Interior Design

Traditional Interior Design

Many Hartford homeowners choose to go with a traditional interior design scheme when they remodel their homes. To get a good picture of this style of décor, think about the classic European style. This type of style incorporates elements such as deep wood tones, elegant furnishings and many architectural details. Traditional styles are very versatile and can be used in combination with other design elements to develop a very unique feel to a room. One of the distinct characteristics of the traditional interior design is the lines, or the silhouettes of the furnishings that are used. Tables with claw feet and wing backed chairs are typical. Some of the pieces used in this décor are of the Chippendale or Queen Anne styles. Many Hartford designers also integrate antiques into the style. And of course, there are newer pieces which mimic the style and lines commonly seen in antiques. Continue reading

Modern Bathroom Design

Bathroom tile

Bathroom tile

Interior design trends change over the years and no room in the house is exempt, not even the bathroom. Over the last few years, the bathroom’s design has changed and on one hand we want to create a clean and crisp area that also provides great functionality for us and our guests. As with most parts of the house, trends are also trimming up this room and the modern bathroom design is focusing more on functionality and greener options. This means many of the typical colors and items that used to be used in the bathroom’s interior design have been replaced with modern colors and fixtures that are economically and environmentally responsible. Here are a few interior design concepts for today’s modern bathroom design. Continue reading

Choosing a fireplace Screen

This is a guest post by, Cynthia Taylor-Beacham

Cynthia is a freelance writer, blogger, e-book writer; she also edits and proofreads documents and novels.

The focal point of any fireplace can be beautiful stained-glass fireplace screen; with the fire flickering through the elegant screen it will create an atmosphere of relaxation and tranquility.


You can make your room look more beautiful with the perfect fireplace screen that just fits into your home décor. A stain glass fireplace screen is made up of several pieces of stained glass or decorative glass to make a complete panel. The choice of designs and colors are many and varied, from a flowery vista to a holiday theme.


The complete screen can consists of more than one panel hinged together, such as a three panel or a four panel screen. Each panel is encased in steel or iron and is then connected with adjustable hinges to make up the whole.


One thing you have to decide on when choosing a fireplace screen, do you want it to be just decorative or functional as well.  It is important to choose the screen its exact purpose you wish to use it. Placing a fireplace screen that is designed to be only decorative it will not be able to withstand the heat from the fireplace. Many of the fireplace screens that are decorative you will find are also handcrafted with the specific purpose of being only decorative.  So read the labels or ask the vendor whether the screen can be usable in front of a fire.


Before you purchase your screen it is a good idea to measure your fireplace, using a tape measure, measure both height and width of the hearth area, that is, the fireplace opening.  When you have the measurement of the fireplace opening then you need to add on an additional twelve inches to the width and five inches to the height, these measurements should be sufficient to cover the fireplace opening. Beautiful stained-glass fireplace screen will give you years of pleasure if well looked after.