Katy's Kitchen Part 1: Plan Your Hangout
Irwin Weiner ASID - We're constantly touting the kitchen as "the heart of the home," and it's particularly true with the way Westport, CT interior designer Katy Cleare has situated her family room and kitchen as one large space. The large room, however, is meticulously planned so that there's a purpose and function - a key symmetry - to both halves. The fireplace wall, with the flatscreen TV above it (hidden by a folding beveled mirror panel when not in use), mirrors the oven wall; the seating around the fireplace mirrors the kitchen island and countertop/storage units on the other side. Design2Share will be running a six-post series on Katy's Kitchen, so stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow, with lots of the designer's tips and inspiration!
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Featured Project: DIY Painted Headboard
Now is the perfect time to think about freshening up your interior space. With a splash of color here and a new piece of furniture there, it's easy to redecorate. Here's a quick, budget-conscious DIY design idea to help get you started.
Paint Your Own Headboard
Chances are if you if you purchased your bed frame as part of a bedroom set, the headboard is already included. If you don't want to put forth the extra cash, especially after paying for a pricey mattress, no problem! Painted headboards are a great way to add a pop of color to your bedroom.
Step 1: Measure the width of the head of your bed and mark it with blue painter's tape from floor to ceiling. Now, choose your color based on your desired color scheme. You obviously don't want it to be the same shade as your walls, but it should complement that color.
Step 2: Once you have your color, paint the wall, staying within the blue painters tape. Once the paint dries, if you choose to do so, you can detail with paint or with some removable wall decals from a company like Blik. For as little as $40, Blik makes easily removable wall decals in fun shapes like bookshelves, chandeliers, birds, etc. If this sounds like too much work, don't worry and leave your wall a solid color.
Step 3: Simply position your bed up against the painted wall, prop up some decorative Euro pillows in coordinating colors and patterns, and you have yourself a headboard. You might want to take this opportunity to invest in a new comforter or duvet in fun, light, spring colors. You'd be surprised at what a little bit of paint and some new bedding can do for your space!
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