Get This Look: Deliciously Monochromatic Kitchen

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White painted cabinets aren’t always a cold white know you, they also come in a vast assortment of creams and linens and glazes, each oozing warmth and comfort- if you know how to pair it up with everything else that is.  This kitchen featured here above was put together in mostly monochromatic tones.  To keep it from becoming boring, the trick is varying heights, varying tones, and most of all varying TEXTURE.

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Smiley Bowl

Eva Solo Smiley Bowl 

I am all for highly functional and aesthetically pleasing items for around the home!  The Eva Solo smiley bowl is a sweet little bowl that acts as two vessels, one above and one below. This clever little fellow can house nuts below, for example, and hold the shells above.

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Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge

Le Corbusier Chaise Lounge

You would certainly recognize this chaise as a classic.  This Chaise Lounge is adjustable, as the chromed-steel cradle sits in a black steel base.   How strangely this design seems as effortless and modern as his other well-known furniture pieces.  Le Corbusier was certainly a genius and rightly placed in history, as the Art Deco modernism movement equally embraced and was influenced by this design giant.

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Barcelona Chair

Barcelona Chair

The sweeping lines of chrome tubing make the Barcelona Chair from the Modernist movement one of my all-time favorites!  Designed in 1930 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, this design is somewhat more feminine, this can possibly be attributed to the repercussions of the Art Nouveaux movement that came before.  The matching ottoman to the Barcelona Chair is just as spectacular!

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Le Corbusier Sofa Set

Le Corbusier Sofa Set

Le Corbusier was mainly an architect and writer who started to experiment with furniture design only a year before he designed this ultra-modern chair collection!  Inspired and designed in the late roaring 1920’s, this classic furniture line is still as impacting and fresh today as the day they were birthed.   Pieces of this sofa set are available starting at $1670, but my recommendation is to purchase either two of the chairs or just the sofa and complement it with something different (like the Barcelona chair) to mix it up a bit.  The blank canvas effect of these pieces completely allow for it.Reproductions Starting at $789

 

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Hutton Washstand

 Hutton Washstand Restoration Hardware

When considering a guest bathroom and how to finish it, think of ease and efficiency as well as creating a haven for your weary traveler.  Ask yourself: Is everything at their fingertips?  Is it clear where items they may need are stored?  Would I feel welcome in a bathroom like this?  Open bottoms, or glass doors on a vanity is a great way to store items to have on hand for guests so they may see them clearly.  Have fun with the spa look; purchase large baskets to house things like extra tissue paper rolls, towels, or extra soap. The top on the Hutton Washstand by Restoration Hardware is 1 ¼” thick white Italian Carrara marble, but is available in other colors.  So when it comes to your guests, go ahead and spoil them, they just may not want to leave.

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Korres Guest Kit

Korres Guest Kit 

Do you have someone special visiting and really want to make them feel at home? Then snap up the Korres Guest Kit– a true feast for the senses.  Comprised of Basil Lemon Shower gel, Vanilla Cinnamon Shower gel, Aloe & Soapwort Shampoo, Achillea Conditioner, Milk Soap, and Calendula Softening Soap.  You will have people asking: Do you take reservations?

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Turkish Towels

Turkish Towels

These luxurious Turkish Towels Restoration Hardware’s signature 800 gram towels are well decadent and thick.  White is always the safe bet, but these mist colors are a lovely choice if you want to venture to something different.

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Mosaic Glass Tiles -Where and How to Use Them

Mosaic Glass Tiles Rainbow

There is a lot to consider when pixel-ating your back-splash or the walls in your shower with sheets of these tiny glass tiles.  If you choose to go with a multi-colored mosaic (a blend), be sure not to overwhelm your space with other patterns (on fabrics for example), instead-choose complementing tones and textures to add warmth.  And glass mosaics are available in fun patterns and designs such as the “Stripes Spring” by Mosaic Tile USA.

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Chrome Hanging Lamp

chrome hanging lamp

All that glitters is not gold, as seen in this hanging lamp with polished stainless steel discs hoop-mounted on multi-ring metal frames. This handsome light fixture would be well-suited for a contemporary dining room matched with deep blues or black.

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