Grosvenor CrescentContemporary Kitchen, Edinburgh

Contemporary single-wall open plan kitchen in Edinburgh with a submerged sink, dark hardwood flooring and an island. —  Houzz
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penshome wrote:7 July 2015
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    Kathy Hanson Interiors
    4 years ago

    The windows are high so it looks like they could be motorized but sidewinders would work also.

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    Lucy Searle added this to Bay Window Dressings That Will Knock Your Socks Off24 October 2017

    Exaggerate proportionsWant your room to feel wider than it is? Dress your bay window with Roman or roller blinds in a fabric that has wide, horizontal stripes and you’ll create a neat visual trick. You can perform a similar illusion to make the ceiling seem higher – and your window taller – by hanging a fabric in a vertical stripe. Choose light-coloured material to reflect daylight into the room to further exaggerate the space.

    Owl Design added this to 12 Interesting Ways to Incorporate Stripes into Your Décor26 September 2016

    Be bold with blindsTo add some colour to a room without it looking too solid, consider hanging some blinds with broad horizontal stripes. These white and mustard Roman blinds are a striking feature, and draw the eye up to emphasise the proportions of the room. For a more subtle look, you could opt for thinner stripes instead.

    VORBILD Architecture added this to Ask an Expert: How to Mix Styles and Eras in Your Home29 April 2015

    How do I complement my cornicing?In this room, one of the first things you notice is the beautiful cornice, which tells you a lot about the room and helps to define it. If you want to keep your existing cornice, highlight its historical details by choosing more contemporary flooring and lighting. If you choose an Art Deco style, as in this room, you’ll find it helps to blend the cornice in with the rest of the room, rather than emphasise it.If you have no cornicing left in your period house, there is nothing wrong with choosing a new one. The choice can, however, seem difficult and the obvious choice is often to pick a bigger cornice for a tall room than would be historically appropriate. If you prefer larger cornices, choose one that’s less detailed. If you want to be historically accurate, find out what style of cornice is in the adjacent rooms or even on the same floor in the house next door.You are likely to choose a smaller and less detailed cornice if your ceiling is not very high. If you choose a smaller one, you are immediately moving into a more contemporary period. You could try one of the Art Deco cornices, which are low in height and seem to spread out onto the ceiling.

    Rohini Wahi added this to Decorating: 9 Ways to Enrich Your Space With Textiles29 April 2015

    Bold up your blindsRather than shy away from having prints on blinds or curtains in spaces with many windows, pick a classic but striking design that leads the eye around the room. These wide stripes in an elegant colourway do the job perfectly.TELL US…Have you been creative with fabric in your home? Share your tips and photos in the Comments below.

    Karen Wilson added this to Styling: How to Display Your Pictures for Maximum Impact9 March 2015

    Break the rulesTraditional paintings needn’t be displayed in a suitably furnished period interior, so forget any staid notions about not mixing up eras. Juxtaposing an old master (or at least a print of one) with contemporary furniture can look amazing – so experiment. How mixing different styles can look fantastic

    Kate Burt added this to Decorating: A Celebration of Scottish Design14 January 2015

    Make it a large oneMany period Edinburgh properties have enormous windows and high ceilings. An architectural luxury – but how do you create an interior scheme that won’t be dwarfed by such drama? Here’s a perfect example of exactly how to do it: large-scale bespoke fittings (that luxurious kitchen island can certainly hold its own), statement window dressings, giant paintings and pockets of vibrant colour to break up the supersized space. See more of this room

    Carolyn Parker Interior Design Ltd. added this to Decorating: How Can I Use Roman Blinds to Best Effect?19 November 2014

    Emphasise the proportions of a roomThese chunky horizontal stripes are perfect for the period dimensions of this high-ceilinged room. We all know that horizontal stripes aren’t always flattering to wear, but here they pull the eye around the big room and help show off the decorative window mouldings. The design echoes the subtly striped pattern of the parquet, and the gorgeous matt gold tones work beautifully with the rich timbers. Using blinds has also given the owners enough room for the curved bench at the dining table – something that would have proved tricky with curtains down to the floor.

    Lara Sargent added this to Decorating: 10 Creative Ways to Dress Tall Windows21 October 2014

    Style with stripesThis sleek yet supremely comfortable kitchen doesn’t just look like somewhere to cook and clean up. The open-plan layout is key, certainly, but the rich timbers, plush, jewel-coloured fabrics and smart striped blinds that can be pulled right down over the long, lean windows also help to create a warm, intimate space. See how to use blinds with panache

    Ruth Garner added this to Decorating: How to Dress a Bay Window1 September 2014

    Follow the leaderTo create a stylish sense of continuity, these Houzzers carried the same design of blinds from the standard windows into the bay. If you have several windows in one room, try fitting them with matching designs, or pick different patterns with a unifying colour or vice versa.

    What Houzz users are commenting on:

    neilbrown added this to PostOffice24 April 2020

    Alternaitive Dining Table in Window

    13minions added this to 13minions's ideas4 February 2020

    like the herringbone wood floor

    mfeinbaum added this to Stoller Yount Keeping Room/Kitchen19 January 2020

    Wood floors and wood cabinets. Color added to the keeping room and window covering. Walls stay neutral.

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