Home Renovation Style Guide
There are home remodeling projects and then there are Home Remodeling Projects. Notice the difference there? It doesn’t have to be a huge difference, something more subtle than bold to really make your Northern Virginia home remodeling project stick out among the others. Here are some nifty, subtle ways to your home remodeling project the envy of the whole neighborhood.
Light it Up
Everybody hangs this on the walls, whether they’re pictures, posters or paintings. An artful way to illuminate framed paintings and prints is to use a wall mounted lamp shining specifically on your framed wall-candy. Go get a good idea about what I’m talking about, check out this Ralph Lauren Home’s picture lamp from their Anette line, and recalls classic library lighting. The lamp measures 2″ high x 16″ wide and extends up to 12″ off the wall. It comes in natural brass (seen in this picture) bronze and polished-nickel finishes.
Made from recycled nylon fiber, Flor’s Roadside Attraction carpet squares have the look of sisal or sea grass, with the advantage of being soft under your feet. The 20″-sq. tiles can be arranged so that the weave forms a variety of geometric patterns. Frost, shown, is one of five neutral colors. Each tile is $16; custom sizing is available.
Is it Junk or Is it Art?
Who says you need to find the world’s greatest Picasso or Rembrandt painting to hang in your formal living room? Go to your local flea market, starving artist festival or antique shop to find a painting that has the same color tones as your walls or your furniture and it will fit right in. Your guests don’t care who painted it, just so long as it fits with the room.
The Caumont architrave, left, is made from jesmonite and adds a playful frame to a window, door, or wall. The plaster Linear Structure architrave, middle, and crown, right, have an elegant pattern of crisscrossing angles. Both collections can be used outdoors and may be custom sized. Prices range from $45 to $60 per linear sq. ft.
And there you have it. Keep these useful tips handy on your next home remodeling project and you will be sure to find that these little improvements will make the biggest difference.