Monthly Archives: February 2013

Stylish kitchen door

Stylish kitchen door

After spending so much time and effort in choosing the right door, we sometimes overlook the surrounding area. There are so many ways to improve entryways to make your doorways truly stunning.


 Becky Harris from Houzz has written this article offering some real inspiration for giving doorways the wow factor, and turn all those odd corners and nook and crannies into real features. Read her article here, and we’re pretty sure you’ll find something you love.

Open up to the possibilities for improved entryway storage, seating and architectural interest by considering the corners.

So you need a new look in your living room, and you’ve got an idea of what you want. Now you’d like to have a look around the internet to find inspiration, and even do some shopping, but how do you explain to Google what’s in your head?

I’m pretty sure we’ve all done a search for something and then been disappointed and frustrated when we see the results.

Someone at has gone to a lot of trouble to explain – and explain well – the difference in interior and decor styles. They include a really comprehensive description of all the following design styles.

I’d recommend reading the full post  to fully appreciate the distinction between the following styles:

  • Arts and Crafts – handmade folk style.
  • Classic Contemporary – innocuous style is recognizable through the use of simplified shapes
  • Contemporary – now a combination of the old and new ideals.
  • Country – a cozy and quaint feel
  • Eclectic – essentially a combination of all other styles
  • Modern – originated in the 1900s with the Bauhaus Movement
  • Rustic – comprised partly or wholly of locally found materials such as bark, roots, branches etc
  • Shabby-Chic – relies mainly on flea market finds that are usually refinished
  • Traditional – regal and often detailed furnishings from a variety of different time periods
  • Transitional – The offspring of traditional and contemporary furniture
  • Tuscan – reflects the warm hues found in the Italian countryside landscape


Apart from the full post here, there is also this jolly useful infographic showing an overview of the different styles