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2011 bathroom trends

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

Friday’s Stylephile post was on 2011 kitchen trends. To follow up that post, I also researched the key trends in bathrooms. As you read through, you will see some similarities in what is trending in both of these spaces.

Either dark cabinets or white cabinets ~ mid-tone woods are beginning to date both kitchens & baths


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2011 kitchen trends

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

Trends in kitchens happen a little more slowly than in living & sleeping spaces & what is at first perceived to be a fad, sometimes evolves into what people expect & demand in their kitchens. For example, stainless steel appliances were once thought to be trendy, now they are what most re-modelers & prospective home buyers desire. Here are the top trends in kitchens:

Either very dark cabinet finishes, or the ever perennial, white kitchen ~ my personal favorite. Mid-tone wood finishes are beginning to date a kitchen, unless they are special.


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Some glam jewelry storage and display options

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

Of late, in my spare time I have immersed myself in researching stylish jewelry storage & display options for two organizing clients I have been working with this summer. Both have beautiful collections & want to display some of their non-precious & non-tarnishing pieces & store the balance in their dressing rooms. Here are a few of the options I have found, believe to be style-worthy & wanted to share with my fellow Stylephiles.

For the serious jewelry collector, the mirrored Hayworth Jewelry Armoire from Pier 1 is currently on sale ~


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Add drama with floor mirrors

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

Mirrors serve the obvious purpose in our homes ~ various times throughout the day, we need them to check out our reflection. But an over-sized framed mirror is also quite a magical design feature & makes a statement in any room. A large mirror is an excellent focal point, visually expands the space & makes it brighter as it bounces the light around. It can also add depth to a space.


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Ten amazing beds

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

Nothing adds style to a bedroom like an amazing bed. The bed is usually the largest piece of furniture in a bedroom as well as being the room’s focal point. So, if you are in the market for a new bed, I have scoured the marketplace searching for the amazing!

A classic, the Paris Sleigh bed from Charles P. Rogers ~


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Add style with chalkboard paint

By LIN ELLIS
CorneliusNews.net

A dear friend is planning on converting a potting room in the back corner of her home into an art & craft studio for herself & her little girl. I have been scouring craigslist to send her promising links for a solid wood table & 4 chairs that have the right lines & size to work with a rather large corner cabinet she already has placed in the room. Over the weekend I had a thought, this could be a perfect space to refinish a thrift find with chalkboard paint!

Chalkboard paint can be used in any room ~ as they say, the possibilities are endless ~


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