Cabnu, a provider of custom cabinetry, closet systems and interior remodeling services, has announced the opening of a new home design showroom at 3084 U.S. 41 N. in Naples. The 2,000-square-foot showroom features the latest in fine European cabinetry for kitchens and baths and storage systems.
Operated by high-end custom homebuilders Mark and Parker Borelli, this destination is for people who are remodeling or building a new home or condominium. Mark and Parker Borelli are third generation homebuilders joined by partner Vincent Borelli, who brings more than 50 years of general contracting experience to the team.
When Delores Dalke of Hillsboro began selling real estate in the 1970s, the trend in home decorating was to have colorful walls. But, by the 1990s, conventional wisdom changed to say that walls should be light and neutral in color, at least if you were going to sell the home.
The idea was that if a room’s walls were a neutral color, the owners could decorate it and accent it as they wanted. The truth, though, was that most people decorated with neutral furniture, as well.
In recent years, decorating ideas have changed again. Dark and rusty reds, gold, and dark browns have become popular colors.
The owners, Darrell Weakland, 61, and Mary Weakland, 56, purchased this property in the village of Cherry Hills, a suburb of Denver, for $4.95 million in 2010. Built in 2004, this stone, brick and stucco home is inspired by Italian villas, Mr. Weakland said, and, in some unconventional ways, by author Dan Brown’s novel ‘The Da Vinci Code.’
Some married couples work together in business. Some couples remodel together. Jennifer and Steve Clark, heaven help them, do both.
The Clarks, who have been married seven years and have three kids, not only team up to renovate properties, but they also regularly tear up their own living space.
I don’t mean to be discouraging. I’m all for couples collaborating on home improvement. I personally have built or rebuilt three homes with my spouse. Of course, we now live in separate states, so you see how that worked out.
Summer slipcovers and straw rugs. Ah, doesn’t that sound nice? So simple. So cool. So summery. That’s the chapter title from the late interior designer Mark Hampton’s celebrated decorating book, in which he also mentions bamboo blinds, bare floors, white flowers, muslin fabrics and green and white striped awnings.
Certain items in our decor look or feel cool on hot summer days. I thought of this while jingling the ice cubes in my near-empty glass of iced tea the other day, watching the cat stretched out on the glass-topped coffee table. Nearby, in the hallway, the dog was napping on the ceramic floor by the front door, possibly dreaming about a refreshing swim in the lake.
Wait, that would be a nightmare for him. He doesn’t like the water.
Cool window treatment ideas for your cool teen! Letting your teenager define their style in their space doesn’t have to expensive or difficult. Take a look at these awesome ideas!
When it comes to teens, their idea of cool may not necessarily be the same as yours. If you have a teen in the house, you know how much they love their room and how much time they spend there. Why not make it a space just for them with some “way cool” window treatments. After all, self-expression is very important to teens.
Make your own window treatments, storage bins, find cheap decorative items, homemade posters, and find cheap wall treatments perfect for everchanging teen rooms.
The teen years are a time of self-discovery, and so of course there is an undeniable need for self-expression. You want your room to represent YOU. Having a cool bedroom that reflects you is easy and it isn’t necessary to go out and spend lots of money. You’ll find a lot of what you need around the house. And not spending much means you can redecorate more often. After all, before long you may want something totally different.
Marika Meyer, an interior designer, has been featured in HGTV, Home & Design and Luxe magazines, as well as on Martha Stewart Living Radio. She joined Washington Post staff writer Jura Koncius recently for an online chat to talk about how to freshen your home for summer. Here is an edited excerpt:
Modern home fixtures are playing hide-and-seek around the house. Appliances are hidden in cabinetry, doors open flush with walls and lighting is blended into the backdrop. All contribute to a seamless look in home interiors.