KITCHEN NOOKS

Are you having BREAKFAST with your family or DINNER with close friends?Either way, the best setting will be a kitchen nook with a built- in bench and a dining table.

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Personally ,I am a big fan of the kitchen nooks, so, I will never miss an extra space to design one in any kitchen project.

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NOOKS will bring character to any kitchen with their individual designs and colors.The size and the shape of a nook generally depends on your spatial availability. Preferably, window sides are great to build nooks .Noone likes to block daylight with top cabinets, so, a nook is always a great solution in a kitchen with spare windows and enough room.And also, who can deny the charm of having a freshly brewed morning coffee in a window nook???

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No matter the size, a kitchen with a nook will always be more charming because, it will be a perfect gathering spot for all members of your family.So, make sure you tuck one and style it up!!!

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Mostly, nooks are designed with a bench and chairs or stools around a dining table. L shaped benches are very common as getting in and out is quite easy.But, I recommend using a U shaped bench if you have enough space to utilize.A spacious nook will always look GRAND.

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A TIP TO KEEP IN MIND:  Try to place a round , oval or a curved cornered table if your space is limited. 

AND DON'T FORGET:Round tables work best with square layouts whereas oval and rectangle shaped tables work best with more linear shaped nook spaces.

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I often design NOOKS with built-in benches as they are always great for storage! You can have drawers or cabinets under your cushions to pile away extras of any kind...

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Although,"Styling A Nook" is another great topic for a future blog, I will confess that my favorite nooks are designed white lacquered wood furniture and vibrant colored cushions ,pillows and accessories.

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HOW TO : MAKE GALLERY WALLS

IS your home complete with all the necessary furniture, fabrics and lighting fixtures and yet does not feel like home⁉️⁉️

That is because no space is finished without wall art!!!And how you display your art can either make or brake your interior. So read on to make your walls party...

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NOW, you either have too much art and not enough walls or vice versa...

You might have many different sizes and types of artwork to hang around and not enough  wall space or you can feel hopeless finding enough pieces to hang with an abundance of bare walls.

And Don't PANIC! I have been through the same dilemmas and believe me, different types of walls and artwork have driven me crazy enough till I know how❗️❗️So follow to see tips for a well curated ART WALL...

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Let's start with numerous works of art and limited wall space.

First, you have to carefully select your favourites because it is not about clustering your walls with frames and paintings. Indeed, you want to look for quality arrangement to better display your pieces.

Once you decide what you want to hang , you should start to lay them on a floor area about the size of your wall. You will see how they will fit more clearly.

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If you are having problems visualizing, I suggest you search the internet for reference sheets on gallery walls. There are great guides for DIY ,so you can easily figure which style you like more.

 

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Horizontally wide walls will require more spacing and maybe more square sized frames. But, of course spread vertical and horizontal pieces to avoid a boring wall.

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Vertical walls on the other hand are better for tall frames with a mix of smaller pieces. Keeping the overall area tight will make your walls seem longer but make sure to stretch outside the grid a bit for diversity.

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WHAT IF your scene is the opposite? Let's say you have any type of wall but not enough artwork or major pieces.My first tip would be to head for a gallery wall with anything you like including wall decor ,clocks , and mirrors and even bookshelves.

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Still not satisfied?? Then, go and invest on smaller budget friendly pieces like framed photos or watercolors.Or just hang your own b&w family photos with black frames.

Trust me, with the guidance of a template,you will achieve a professional look almost anytime.

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You can easily find them on Pinterest , so get inspired by amazing gallery walls and familiarise with the ones that suit your walls the best.Again, make sure to lay them on a similar sized floor space to get the overall feeling before you nail anything. I doubt that you will want to see more painters once you are settled into your new home, so think before you hole your wall❗️

 

Once you are done , you will enjoy the feeling of being in an actual home.                                    SO COME ON and GET YOUR ART TOGETHER!

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More Tips:

Similar thickness in frames result in a clean and crisp look.
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Mixing frame colours is always adventurous and can easily be more interesting.

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Place your big statement piece first to easily radiate around it.

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Black frames work best on black and white  pictures and photos
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