A bar at the back of a posh home beckons you to sit at one of the tall counter stools even if you’re not there for a glass of wine or evening cocktail. Two walls are lined with book-matched slabs of Bianco Versalio marble with dramatic swirls of black and gray, green and white and even a modest brush of blush, a kind of artistry that comes directly from Mother Nature. As accent walls go, this is a luxurious one, full of color and movement and a perfect backdrop for the black
The ensuite bathroom may be one of the most functional spaces in your home but homeowners realize it can also make a design statement. As they worry less about decorating and renovating with the next buyer in mind, they’re letting their personal likes and dislikes guide them. “We’re redecorating the idea of what a bathroom is,” says Benjamin John Ouellette of BJOID in Waterloo. That could mean forgoing traditional white subway tiles in favour of patterned French- or Spanish-i
Flooring is better and more colorfully varied today, giving remodelers a lot more options to complement a room’s decor The flooring market is being transformed as consumer preferences migrate toward better-quality, higher-priced goods. Driven in large part by recent innovations—wood-plastic composites (WPC), rigid core luxury vinyl, pet protection, soft carpet, and more—plus technological advancements like high-definition printing and constantly changing design trends, floori
A recent report from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) shows homeowners are increasingly using technology in their kitchen, causing potential ripple effects impacting kitchen design. The report tallied responses from homeowners aged 25-65 planning a kitchen remodel in the next two years. According to the report, the top three areas where consumers seek knowledge from their designers are in smart appliances, Wi-Fi connectivity, and centralized lighting controls.
Despite the growing popularity of bathroom designs promoting aging in place through walk-in showers and accessible tubs, freestanding bathtubs still provide elegance for homeowners and retain popularity as well. A free-standing tub can become a statement piece, making bathrooms feel larger, and promoting a sculptural feel in a master bathroom. Mansion Global spoke with interior designers from across the globe about what designers can to accent and highlight a freestanding tub
Design trends are a hot-button topic, receiving plenty of attention across the internet, on Pinterest and Instagram, and from design-dedicated publications. Trends can influence what people see, what they purchase, and how they perceive design. Interior designer Erin Owen suggests these aren't all good things. They reduce design to a popularity contest. The hot colors, the predominant wood species, the latest furniture profiles - these are the opinions of some that have been