When design meets both form and function, it feels like money well spent. I mentioned in the previous post that we had a major heating issue in the house last winter. Upstairs was extremely hot at night. (It absorbed all the sun from the day and the rise of the heat from below). But the downstairs was an ice chest throughout the day. We have one system for the house, so when we'd heat the downstairs, it'd make upstairs perfect for hot yoga. We now use the fireplace as a heater to the first floor, and it's working beautifully. We've barely had to run our heater this fall. So here's our cozy modern living room. I never thought I'd say this, but I'm glad we waited a year plus to add the fireplace. It took us that long to get to know the room and the house.
Use White to Freshen Things Up, Mele is a huge proponent of painting things white, especially furniture. “I think white modernizes and freshens,” he says. “People are afraid of their old grandmother's found furniture, but their forms are so fabulous and remain timeless. White just gives furniture a contemporary personality, I think. A fresh youthful spirit.” To strike the right color balance in the home's formal dining room, Mele had the dining chairs bleached white from the original brown. Strike a Color-and-Pattern Compromise, When dialing up the pattern, it's sometimes best to dial down the color to achieve a calmer, less chaotic effect. When designing the home's master bedroom, Mele started with a bold, Matisse-esque pattern and made his color choices, or lack thereof, from there. “I just wanted to use that pattern everywhere and not break it up with different colors or patterns,” he says. To that end he refrained from introducing any of the vibrant colors he used on the home's ground floor. “I wanted it to feel a little calmer, quieter, even though it's not a calm, quiet fabric.
Blue and yellow color combinations look peaceful, warm and balanced. Blue color is versatile, perfect for modern interior design in any season. Yellow color shades add warmth to blue and yellow color combinations, creating sunny atmosphere in fall and winter. Lushome shares a few great interior design ideas that demonstrate how stylish blue and yellow color combinations transform rooms. Medium and light blue color tones, mixed with golden colors and sunny yellow color shades offer fabulous, playful, pleasant and modern color combinations for interior design and home decorating. Here are amazing interiors in yellow and blue that look elegant, bright and cheerful. Yellow and blue color combinations are comfortable for living rooms and bedrooms. Yellow and blue color shades and tones are suitable for kids rooms and kitchens, bathrooms and dining rooms. Bedroom design and decor in yellow and blue colors look very inviting and harmonious.
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