Remodeling Ideas from Bathrooms with Classic Style

It’s easy to get carried away with temporary trends that come and go, but if you want to make sure your new bathroom will still look stunning twenty years from now as it did on the day you remodeled it you need to go classic! Here are some beautiful bathroom remodels that reflect that timeless, classic and effortless style.

The Grand Bathroom

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The dramatic effect in this bathroom was created by playing up the contrast of black and white with tile without spending a lot of money. Inexpensive hex tile and subway tile come together for a look that’s eye-catching but timeless. The bathtub also adds to the classic sophistication of the space.

The Traditional Bathroom

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A great way to change up a traditionally designed bathroom is by adding a splash of life with patterned cement tile. It gives the perfect amount of texture and variety. If you’re a little hesitant about adding an element that’s too out there, pick a pattern in black and white.

The One Detail Wonder

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An easy way to add classic memorability to your bathroom space is by adding one element that truly defines the space. In this case it’s the steel-framed shower doors that you can’t take your eyes off.

Vintage Flair

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To add some contrast and out of the ordinary flair to your bathroom replace your vanity with a piece of vintage furniture. The striking look will remain chic for years. Vintage never goes out of style.

Landscaping Ideas for the Low-Maintenance Yard

Don’t we all just want to be able to enjoy our backyards without having to care for them around the clock? These low-maintenance landscaping ideas will help you do just that!

Create Outdoor Living Spaces

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The more outdoor space you have to set up patio furniture, tables, chairs and entertaining room, the less green patches you’ll have to take care of! It’s genius and it allows you to truly enjoy your outdoor area by lounging around or entertaining friends.

Pick the Right Stone

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Although it may be pricey choosing the right type of stone to landscape your yard with is crucial to not having to maintain and upkeep the stone all year round. One great option is bluestone, which has a dense composition making it incredibly durable. Despite the name, bluestone comes in a variety of colors such as brown, gray, orange and blue, of course.

Build a Strong Foundation

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Part of having a low maintenance yard is making sure your foundation is stable so as to avoid future fix-ups. A great way to do this is to lay a 6-8 inch layer of compacted pea stones before laying a stone patio. This prevents weeds and keeps your patio level throughout the years.

Plant Lavender

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Lavendar provides a relaxing aroma and beautiful burst of color to your yard. Not to mention, it is one of the lowest maintenance plants you can have, requiring to be watered only once or twice a week if you don’t live in a climate with regular rain. Even better is that the lavender scent acts as a natural bug repellant to protect the rest of you garden as well!

Interior Designer Approved Favorite Color Palettes

You’re getting ready to move into your dream home when the anxiety starts kicking in. How on earth will you design it?

Luckily, the main decision you need to make is what color palette to use for each room. Once that’s been decided on it’s all fun and games picking out items that fit your vision for the space. Although choosing a color palette isn’t the easiest decision to make either. The world of color is endless and knowing how to mix and match colors to work cohesively is no easy feat. To help you make a smart and stylish decision we found what the experts had to say.

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CLOTH & KIND

CLOTH & KIND

CLOTH & KIND’s design firm is renowned for their ability to create spaces with history and heart. All of their projects are incorporate a meticulous mix of one-of-a-kind finds and a heavy dose of unique and custom textiles, curated art and furnishings. Their overall design aesthetic is always classic with a modern vibe and a worldly influence.

Their Go-To Color Palette

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The designers at CLOTH & KIND agree, a combination of blue, purple and pink is the go-to color palette. Blue is a lovely color that pairs great with different hues of pastel, ranging from blush pink to rich plumy purples. This color combination creates a calm, relaxed yet sophisticated room.

The Best Way to Choose a Color Palette

The ladies at CLOTH & KIND recommend beginning your design process by choosing a specific item that you truly cherish. Whether that be an artisanal textile, a vintage rug, a piece of your children’s art or flowers blooming in your yard. Once you’ve chosen your signature piece the color inspiration you can draw from that is endless. Being guided by the hues in something you already love will invariably lead you to an interesting and personal color story in your space.

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This Graffiti Artist Found Art In An Unexpected Place

Fabian Fischer is a graffiti artist who grew up in Westerwald, Germany and studied design with a focus in communication design. In 2013 he discovered his passion for photography and as part of a communication design seminar with the topic “Fetish” he found art in an unexpected place.

After using his graffiti spray cans multiple times with multiple different colors he noticed that the spray caps were covered in remaining bits of paint that actually made beautiful visuals when looked at closely. So he decided to photograph them and print the photos as huge prints where you can examine every detail of the paint remaining on the spray caps. He notes the prints are so big you can almost smell the paint.

We love the abstract quality of the photos and the way something so mundane or ordinary can become extraordinary by simply paying more attention to it.

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The Secret to Not Getting Nail Polish On Your Skin

Painting your nails at home is a great way to manage your expenses and keep your manicures affordable. But let’s face it, not all of us are professional manicurists. We have a tough time coloring between the lines and not getting polish all over our cuticles in the process. Luckily, there’s a foolproof way to avoid that.

Step One: Apply Vaseline

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One great way to avoid getting nail polish on your skin is by taking a baby Q-tip and rubbing Vaseline with it around the surrounding skin and cuticles before you apply polish. This way, even if you do miss, the polish won’t stick to where it’s not supposed to because of the Vaseline. Just make sure you don’t get any of the Vaseline on your actual nail, if you do, take another Q-tip and clean it up with rubbing alcohol.

Step Two: Paint On Your Polish

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After you prep with Vaseline, you’re now ready to paint your nails, perhaps even do some fun, easy nail art.

Step Three: Wipe Off Any Excess

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This may be the most satisfying step. After your nails dry, you can wipe off the Vaseline or wash your hands and any polish on your skin will come right off. This is the best way to ensure perfectly painted nails every time — what more could you ask for?

The Restaurant You Don’t Want to Miss—Fiii Fun House

The Fiii Fun House was designed by Íris Cantante as a new take on the concept of dining out. The main idea was to create a space of enjoyment for adults and children. The restaurant is spread out over a two floor structure, with the ground floor acting as the restaurant space and play area for children, divided by a wooden fence. The top floor is a party area reserved for private events. The whimsical design of this new concept restaurant makes us want to make a reservation already!

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