Archive | June, 2018

A Spa Oasis Will Help Soak Your Stress Away

21 Jun

A spa oasis will help soak your stress away

We all love a beautiful spa bathroom when we’re on a luxury vacation. Why not enjoy that luxury every day of the year while we’re at home, too?

Upgrade your master bathroom to a five-star retreat

 

 

You can create a spa experience in any size bathroom although bigger is almost always better!

Think neutral colors because they lend themselves to the calmness and serenity you’d like for a spa retreat. Also consider coordinating colors with your master bedroom for a seamless transition from sleep to serenity.

Here’s where you can start:

  • New sinks, countertops and backsplashes
  • Exquisite new hardware, including pulls, handles and faucets
  • A soothing paint color that makes you feel calm
  • Soft and luxurious bath textiles, including towels, bath rugs and bathrobes
  • An elegant vanity, preferably a double vanity if you have room

    Begin and end your days in luxury and comfort

  • Stunning framed mirrors, instead of frameless wall-to-wall mirrors
  • Layered lighting for both function and beauty
  • Maybe even a skylight to bring in natural light

Even more ideas to enhance your spa experience include:

  • A beautiful, elegant soaking tub
  • A steam shower
  • Plenty of towel racks, and even heated towel warmers
  • Soaps, scrubs, lotions and fragrances that please YOU
  • Beautiful smelling candles and aromatherapy
  • A built-in bench or movable chair or stool
  • Built-in storage, to keep chaos to a minimum and maintain a Zen calm feeling

Plan for a master bathroom makeover this season – you can’t help but slow down and relax.

For more ideas and help with your next design project, contact us here at Delux Drapery & Shade Co.

Decorating with Leather Furnishings

13 Jun

Leather adds texture and color.

Consider a touch of leather in your next decorating project. Leather adds great texture and color to a room, and most leather design elements are practical, too!

Beware though that leather can create a heavy look, especially in its most typical design colors, dark brown and black.

That’s why it’s best to balance dark pieces of leather furniture with design elements such as light paint colors and rugs, cushy throws and pillows, and soft fabric furniture and window fashions.

Combine leather with complementary materials.

Another way to lessen the heaviness of leather design elements is to select a lighter color, such as beige, white, gray or sage green. Or you can add a tidbit of brightness with green, red or yellow leather!

Complementary materials and textures can also lighten up leather furnishings. Think:

  • Plush rugs
  • Glass or Lucite tables
  • Metal chairs and lamps
  • Light filtering, soft-looking window fashions
  • Wood or bamboo flooring
  • Natural grass wall coverings
Leather furnishings are versatile and practical.

 

 

Leather adds beauty to most any decorating style, from a traditional dining room to a classic living room to an urban-contemporary great room.

 

Think about leather for these design elements:

  • Leather sofas and easy chairs, and even recliners!
  • Leather dining chairs
  • Leather headboard
  • Leather-fronted sideboard in the dining room or dresser in the bedroom
  • Leather-covered walls in a powder room or home office

Make a decorating statement in your next design project and add leather!

For more ideas and help with your next design project, contact us here at Delux Drapery & Shade Co.

Decorating With Light Blue

6 Jun

Soften your home interior with a touch of light blue.

Typically light blue, also called powder blue or sky blue, is associated with classic home design. However, this calm tone can enhance decorating styles from vintage to modern, beachy to lodge, and rustic to elegant. Light blue can vary from pure blue to grey and tan tones. Go toward the green, and the result is aqua. Add a bit of red, and you’ll get lavender.

 

Psychologists often say that blue reminds us of the sky and the sea and heaven. That’s why it feels so calming to the body and mind. Keep light blue in the soothing range by combining it with white, cream, grey and white. The softness these combinations create is perfect for bedrooms or bathrooms where you want to create a soothing atmosphere. For a bit more contrast, pair light blue with yellow, forest green, sage green or apricot. To spice it up, accent light blue with orange, electric blue, acid green or tomato red. It also goes well with brown, tan, copper, gold and caramel, which are almost opposite blue on the color wheel. And do use light blue with all tones of woods, from darkest ebony to lightest oak.

Think calming light blue for:

  • Paint
  • Upholstery
  • Rugs
  • Window treatments
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Tile and stone

Light blue helps you create a cool, calm interior that soothes the senses. Add this delicate color to your interior design this season.

For more ideas and help with your next design project, contact us here at Delux Drapery & Shade Co.

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