By alys lange. Interior Design. At Thursday, April 26th 2018, 17:32:55 PM.
Meanwhile, plenty of pull-out shelving means tons of storage options that don’t take up too much space vertically. Shelving of various heights on the doors makes it a good space for storing a variety of items. Whether you have a small kitchen space or a large one, a fold-out table can help add extra floor space. It’s out when you need to eat and away when you don’t. Gone are the days of trying to find a place for the kitchen table or stepping around one.
This cabinet space makes great use of multiple levels of shelving and a small workstation counter space. But the best part of the design is the slide-out drawers. These allow you to see what you have stored. The fact that you can slide out the drawers means you don’t have to take up the area with bulky shelving that requires more vertical space.
“Texturizing a room is a game changer. Accent pillows in varying fabrics and shades can add another layer of depth to a room. Another opportunity to add texture is through the materials that your accessories are made from. Consider using metals, woven baskets and blankets,” says Dawn Stafford, the owner of Gathering Souls, a concierge design service in Fairfax, VA. Conceptually, texture can be a bit hard to pin down. The best way to think of it is by evaluating how an item looks like it feels. Take the picture above, for example. Consider how you’re easily able to tell that the surface of the coffee table feels rough, while the blanket on the couch is soft. Successful interior design is all about layering these contrasts. When you’re sprucing up a room on a budget, take stock of the textures in the accessories you already own. Then, look for additional items that would serve as their opposite. If need be, consider moving your existing accessories to different rooms as a way of giving your home an update that’s free of charge.
Consider the size of your ″coffee table″. For a larger table, try creating various small vignettes, each difference in scale, height in-conjunction with finish. Consider the size of your “coffee table“. Keep smaller tables clean or minimal so the table functions well when you have guests. Stack books on your “coffee table“. Create two stacks of different heights, and add precious mementos on top of each stack.
Produce a theme on the table. A nautical theme is not hard. Include a tall sea glass vase, your assemblage of sea shells collected from vacations, your copy of Moby-Dick, or a book on sea life. Notice how everything varies in height, finish together with shape. Here is another nautical theme using a runner down the table. I love the way the decor items all different in sizes, shape in-conjunction with texture flow down the length of the runner. My eye goes up, down, then up again.