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]
Spanish Themes In Contemporary Home Interior Design The use of Spanish themes in contemporary home interior design is enduringly popular and never more so than in Californian homes. Like everything, there is a sliding scale to base your design around. Whether you want to utilize just one or two elements into your house design or go the whole hog and transform everything, is up to you. If you choose to stray towards Mexican influences or stay with a traditional Spanish look is also up to you. Naturally, the two may be mixed with ease.
Then there is the difference between old style traditional Spanish interior design and the more modern, contemporary look. As contemporary home interior design experts in California, we of course see both and although perhaps the more modernist looks are the ones which are the most popular in general. However, it is your home, your style and your look. Our designers are creative as well as professional and love the chance to get their teeth stuck into something a bit different! The use of iron is incredibly popular in Spanish designs. From chandeliers to candelabras, iron is always a feature in traditional as well as contemporary home interior design...[Read More]
Give Your Bedroom The Japanese Twist – By Top Interior Designers In Los Angeles Returning to the natural theme of Japanese homes, our top interior designers in Los Angeles will try to eliminate as many traces of synthetic materials as possible. We would probably do this in most rooms, given the chance, but with a Japanese themed design, it is paramount to give nature the starring role. So this means natural materials abound in your Japanese bedroom. The materials that we would be looking to employ would be things like bamboo, paper, wood and silks. The Japanese especially love silk and where better to use it than in your bed sheets and accessories...
If you do opt for curtains, over blinds, then the fabric should be almost by default, silk. These will be very light and still allow plenty of daylight to flood into the room unimpeded. Paper can be incorporated into the design in the shape of paper lanterns and light shades. Another eye should be brought to the balance between the materials. We will be looking to bring equilibrium to your bedroom and that means equalizing the amounts of materials that we use. Natural lighting is important in Japanese style design. Here, our designers main aim will not to be to block or shade the window overly, but simply to allow the light to flood in. We do know that often this will not be practical, particularly for a bedroom and especially maybe one which overlooks a busy street. To help with the privacy considerations that our top interior designers in Los Angeles are experienced in, they may suggest shutters...[Read More]
Get The Seaside Look For Your Home: Los Angeles Interior Decorators Show You How
Whether you live by the sea or just wish that you did, as Los Angeles interior decorators we get a lot of requests to give a house or a room a nautical look. This can be quite simply achieved, by making a few minor changes to your home décor. Or, if you wish to push the boat out fully, we can suggest tips for a full steam ahead maritime theme! Our prestigious Los Angeles interior decorators are dab hands at selecting the right materials for the right place. To add textures to your nautical themed rooms, we might look at items or accessories weaved from materials such as sea grass. Or items fashioned from rope. Or even just items of furniture featuring rope in some way.
Here, we are going for a light and airy look so anything that will add to the impression of spaciousness and sunlight is to be encouraged. Anything that transports us to the beach, even if you are 1000 miles inland, could be included. The best rugs will be those in simple blue and white pinstripes. These should be lightly textured, short weave rugs which look tidy an unfussy. From colored sands, in beautiful vases to some funky starfish, the choice is yours. Compass themes or ship's wheels work equally well. If you haven't updated your couch, the cushion covers are your chance to turn your cozy couch into a captain's seat. However you choose to do it, our Los Angeles Interior Decorators are here to chart the course of your home's voyage into the open seas...[Read More]
Residential Interior Designers' Top Bedroom Style Tips When our residential interior designers come into your master bedroom to weigh up what would work best for your space, there are some considerations we give to various aspects of its design. The flow of the traffic in the room is one main consideration, before we even start thinking about the palette or stylistic features. If there really are fifty shades of gray, you can be assured that our residential interior designers can help you find them all and maybe even tease one or two more from out of hiding...
If the colorful look is not for you and you want to retreat into cool, crisp white sheets, then our residential interior designers have plenty of ideas for creating a peaceful retreat. Remember, white does not have to mean boring or without any character. Your cool white slumber chamber could be a fairytale dream, straight out of fantasy tale. The bed can be as dreamy and ornate as you like, with ornate gold metal framework and matching accessories. Or it could be a simple, clean, pine effect more drawn from the contemporary influences of modern day Scandinavia...[Read More]
Sweeping Statements: Los Angeles Interior Decorators Ideas On How To Tackle The Stairway In Your Home
We know that changing the staircase in your home is a pretty tall order. But fortunately, you don't have to go that far in order to make the sweeping change you want to see in your stair and hallway. Our top-rated Los Angeles interior decorators show you how! The stairs are usually the first thing anyone sees in your home. And if they're not, your entrance hall definitely is.
Los Angeles home decorators are very adept at picking the right tiling for your hallway area. We can't promise that they will never scuff or scratch, but then remember your stair carpet will also suffer from wear and tear. One thing we can't help you with is the increased noise that you might incur! As Los Angeles premiere home decorators, we like to think we have seen and heard it all, but when it comes to the things people have painted on their stairs, the sky can be the limit -or at least the landing is...[Read More]