Making Your Kitchen Into A Living Space Not that long ago, the kitchen was simply the place where food was prepared. Of course, this has not changed in the twenty-first century. But because it is the twenty-first century, we expect more from it. Now, we're not suggesting anyone goes that far, but as the top interior designers in Los Angeles, we are seeing a greater number of requests for kitchens which combine a living area too. Sometimes, this may be achieved by building work, an extension, or by the removal of a party wall...
However, there are plenty of times when it is simpler to do a remodeling job, and our modern interior designers can show you how to take back the living area in your current kitchen. The first thing any interior design firm is going to say about transforming your kitchen into a living space, is, it is all about the lighting. And, as the best interior designers in Los Angeles, At A Glance Décor knows a thing about lighting your kitchen for any occasion. The main thing is that, there is as much choice as possible. There is no such thing as too much light – you can always turn some of it off, after all. What our modern interior designers will make sure is that there will be no dark corners or black spots in the kitchen...[Read More]
As beautiful as Paris undoubtedly is, Beverly Hills has got one thing on its side over its more famously romantic big sister – the weather. Valentine's Day may be altogether more palatable in the LA climate, than in the cold grey of France in February. With a large helping of Hollywood glamour to help it on its way, Beverly Hills should be top of the destinations on any love-struck hopeful this Valentine Day, to scoop their amour off to for the day, night or even weekend. As best interior designers working in some of the biggest and most fashionable hotels in Beverly Hills, we certainly know that the desire for romance and glamour does not end when the guest returns to their room after a day's sight-seeing. Hollywood Glamour And Romance Come To Life In Beverly Hills, if you are wondering what we may be able to offer your establishment, read on. At A Glance Decor do more than just supply the furniture, upholstery and window treatments, we install them too. And we can be on hand to offer advice every step of the way. Hotels in Beverly Hills are uniquely placed to not only soak up the rays of the Los Angeles sunshine, but to also bask in the light of the stars. The visitor may need do nothing more than simply wander around the streets, celebrity spotting and taking in the sights. Of course, the city has more than its fair share of eateries and fashionable night spots, to help sweeten any romantic tryst. But if being dazzled by the stars and wined and dined by your lover is not enough temptation, then behold, Beverly Hills can offer still more. Read More
The most modern appearance of Scandinavian fashion, is actually in much darker colors than was previously associated with style. Let's see some darker shades of gray, to contrast their rooms with other features. The trend of dark colors is not limited to the interiors of the house - the exteriors of the Scandinavian huts and summer houses have begun to be painted darker, late shadows. Traditionally painted red, these summer homes are now contrasting with the green around them, to a much greater extent. But do not worry if you do not want a complete blackout in your house. We can achieve a beautiful toned effect with some lighter shades of gray. It does not have to be walls that are muted gray, could be a gray sofa or some other furniture Outdoor Bathing The Scandinavian love of the outdoors in summer time, extends a bit further than it does for most North Americans. In fact, an outdoor shower room is quite an unremarkable thing in some parts of Scandinavia. If this sounds a bit much for American sensibilities, then at the very least a bathroom with a view could be an idea! A room with a view should not be limited to the main living areas. If at all possible, look at opening your bathroom windows out to its surroundings. Naturally, we don't expect you to do this if your bathroom opens out onto the street! But if it is relatively private and facing the rear of your property, then what is the need to keep those heavy drapes covering all the sunlight up? Getting as near to bathing al fresco as possible, is an essential part of Scandinavian bathing culture. ... And if you have space for it, why not consider having a sauna installed?[Read More]
Japanese Bathrooms In Modern House Interior Design If you know anything about modern house interior design at all, you will know that the concept of a Japanese inspired bathroom will conjure up an image of tranquility and calm, more than anything else. Of course, all bathrooms are about quiet, to a certain extent, but in Japan it is a bit more than that. It is the whole raison d'etre. On top of getting clean as well! You might be thinking that your bathroom is too small for a Japanese inspired design– but you might be surprised at what can be done, in even a fairly small bathroom. One more word of advice, in general, a toilet would not be a part of the traditional Japanese bathroom scenario. So as much as is possible, we would be looking to separate out the toilet unit from the bathroom. If it is not practical, our designers are well versed in making them appear as separate as possible, with the use of screens and so on...
One of the abiding principles of Japanese interior design is minimalism and the bathroom is no exception. So, if your bathroom is slightly meager in floor space, take heart. It might be possible to transform your cramped Western bathroom into a tranquil Japanese style one. Remember, Tokyo is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, so incredibly small homes are the norm there. If they can manage to inject some Feng Shui into their bathrooms, then there's a good chance that you could do it too! Ideally, we know that any Japanese bathroom worth its salt has to have at its center a soaking tub. But that does not always have to be a disproportionately large one. Glass and mirrors can be used, as ever, by our talented interior designers, to enhance the effect of spaciousness, even in a bathroom suffering from a serious lack of it! It is more about making the most of what is available...[Read More]
Loft Living German Style By The Best Interior Designers In Los Angeles If it is one thing that Germans excel at it is bringing the utilitarian a touch of finesse and nowhere is this truer than in their interior design. Renowned the world over for world class engineering, it may surprise some of our clients to know that German interior design is more than just functional. It is also effortlessly stylish and brimming with the sort of clever touches you would expect from sophisticated Europeans. Should you want to renovate your home with the Berlin flavor the best interior designers in Los Angeles have a few tricks up their sleeve.
Maybe you didn't know that German lofts were a “thing” but there is a lot of inspiring design both within the interiors and the exteriors of German loft apartment living, which could teach a thing or two to even the best interior designers in Los Angeles! Open plan design may well be something that you are planning for either your loft conversion or your loft apartment. And this is something our designers would encourage, in the pursuit of a German edge. This can be achieved in part by the use of modular furniture, an emphasis on the light and airy surroundings and keeping the design simple but effective. High ceilings, which slope to the very low, are bound to be an aspect of any loft living space. These can make for an interesting architectural look and make a feature all of their own, without the need for any fussy design. If there is pre-existing brickwork showing the apartment, we might be tempted to keep it there and make it into a feature...[Read More]