Doing laundry typically isn’t most people’s idea of fun, but doing it in a beautiful, clean space makes it more tolerable.
So when Nicole was building her home, she knew she wanted to incorporate Aspect tiles that reflect her design aesthetic.
She chose Aspect Mini Subway tiles in Frost as one of those materials. The glass tiles feature peel and stick installation and are an easy way to add style to any space.
“I was going for clean look for my laundry room, but wanted to mix in my farmhouse style and have it flow well with the rest of the house,” she explains. “I love the look of subway tile. The kitchen has a ceramic herringbone and I wanted to keep the look similar, but also have it stand out on its own. I like the smaller version of the subway look with these Aspect tiles. The glass was so clean.”
Nicole’s farmhouse style home features traditional accents.
“I have a lot of old Victorian plumbing fixtures in my kitchen and baths mixed with the farmhouse look. We also brought in a craftsman look with the exterior, as well as the interior trim and doors,” she says.
Nicole loves the way her laundry room turned out. “I thought the product was great, and the tile installer said it was very easy to work with.”
What do you think of this look? Let us know in the comments!
Do you hygge? Scandinavians do and boy are they having a moment.
Recently, Norway was rated No. 1. Among 155 countries for happiness in the fifth annual United Nations’ World Happiness Report. Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland and the Netherlands followed.
You can speculate as to why the people in these countries are so happy, but one thing they do well is embrace the concept of “hygge,” a Danish term that means “A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture),” according to the Oxford Dictionaries. (It’s also on the Dictionaries’ 2016 “word of the year” shortlist, by the way.)
The word is pronounced “hoo-guh,” and there is no direct translation in English. “Cozy” might be the best word to describe it.
So how do Scandinavians achieve a state of hygge? And since it sounds like a sublime way to live, how do the rest of us? One way to get to hygge is to incorporate elements into our decor that promote good feelings. It’s all about atmosphere and intimacy.
Hallmarks of hygge in decor:
Textures – soft cashmere, flannel, sheepskins, leather. Choose these materials for rugs, window treatments, wall hangings, pillows and throws.
Colors – pale creams, browns, grays, whites. Light colored carpeting and hardwood are the perfect backdrop for area rugs of different textures. Neutrals are the perfect backdrop for layering so everything coordinates in a minimalist, clean way.
Accessories – candles, water features, elements of wood such as in a picture frame. Anything that signifies intimacy with friends and loved ones. A warm fireplace also does the trick.
Mixed materials – brick, glass, metal, wood are materials that work well against a neutral background.
For more tips on how to incorporate hygge into your home decor, check out these images from Houzz. Do you hygge? Share your ideas!
These days there are a number of wall covering options on the market. Of course, shiplap has reigned supreme for a long time thanks to Joanna Gaines’ enduring love for the rustic material. Wallpaper has seen a bit of a resurgence in popularity due to an influx of new textures like hemp, wood and even shells on the market. While those materials have their place, Fasade panels can easily and economically add beauty and value to any room.
Fasade panels are an alternative to costly wall coverings for three main reasons. They’re affordable, DIY-friendly and come in countless style and finish combinations.
Transforming your kitchen decor doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, with the tools you already own, you can renovate the average kitchen in a few hours for under $200. The cost for a completed stamped tin, glass, tile or custom metal installation will easily exceed $1,000 for the same size kitchen. Because these other materials require unique tools, grout, sealers and usually a qualified contractor, these options often end up costing 5-6 times more than a completed Fasade kitchen.
Fasade backsplash panels are easy to install so no contractor is needed. In just a few hours you can transform your kitchen using double-sided tape or a tube of adhesive. There’s no messy grout, mortar or expensive tile saw needed.
Finally, Fasade is available in 250 different backsplash styles and finish combinations including contemporary, traditional or even an industrial feel. Our numerous colors and finishes include metallics, matte colors and aged patinas.
Fasade is also available in 2×2 and 2×4 ceiling panels and 4×8 sheets for walls. This offers a wide range of decorating options that are easy, affordable and fit your style. To see how one creative customer accented her closet with Fasade panels, read this post from DIYalogue.
Do you have any experience with Fasade panels? Or some other wall covering you’ve tried? Let me know in the comments!