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Very pretty Powder Rooms Designs!

Source House of Turquoise

Love this round double sink and the family style look of this colorful bathroom. There are a lot of nice curves in this design...the sinks, the mirrors, the sconces,  the flower vases, the sink legs, the wallpaper graphic.... it is all flowing beautifully...         Bathroom Design- Source House of Turquoise

Powder Room Design- Woodson & Rummerfield

This is a very vintage powder room look. The vanity is a beautiful antique, the gold wallpaper and the classic mirror and sconces pieces reflect quality and luxury.  Design by Woodson & Rummerfield

Mr. Jeffers uses a whimsical, leaf-patterned wallpaper to make the space flow. In addition, an ornate mirror and hand sink give the viewer something to focus on (rather than the small space).

Love the big tropical pink leaves wallpaper of this elegant powder room.  Pink Powder Room Design - Woodson & Rummerfield

A very spring look for this original powder room. Pretty girly! - Jeffers Design Group

In this powder room by Begen Pener, you find the ultimate elegant pieces...Kohler sink and faucetry, Antique Venetian mirror, Italian marble torso, Window treatment in fabric by Kelly Wearstler for Schumacher...

Which one of these beautiful powder rooms is your favorite? Let me know by leaving  a comment on the Blog!

For more information about interior design or Feng shui, email marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com

10 fabulous kitchen islands!

Today's kitchens are growing rapidly in size and many designers are adding kitchen islands along with the industrial appliances, state of the art cabinets and custom countertop designs that have gained recent popularity. The kitchen island has come a long way from the days of a single small table in the middle of the kitchen. Now, kitchen islands are often elaborated becoming fully equipped ‘kitchens within a kitchen', complete with sink, stovetop, and refrigerator. One of the most important benefits of the kitchen island is the additional work space, storage area and room for extra appliances that it provides.

Besides meal preparation, the kitchen can become a gathering area for family and friends if there is enough space. In many instances kitchen islands become central to the overall kitchen design and add a luxurious touch to your kitchen. Since so much happens in the kitchen on a regular basis, getting the layout right is important. The kitchen island can serve as an additional eating area, and food preparation can easily be done there. In a large kitchen, the kitchen island can shorten the distances within the working triangle (sink, refrigerator and range or cooktop) and make it more efficient.

Here are 10 amazing kitchen islands options for perfect kitchens!

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This spacious square island does double duty as workspace and dining table. How divine. (Design by Candice Olson.)

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Don't feel penned in by having to choose one material for your island's surface; this design incorporates both tile, perfectly matching the kitchen backsplash and butcher block. (Design by Didier Michot.)

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This kitchen seamlessly integrates with the dining and kitchen area. Very functional island integrating a sink, wine fridge and lots of storage space, below and above. (Design by Candice Olson.)

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Design your kitchen to fit your family with this modern space where the island integrate an electric stove and serves as dinner table. (Design by Candice Olson.)

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This elegant design has a raised section for a breakfast bar; the lowered section wraps around it on three sides. Paneled columns, moulding details, and wainscoting panels are all beautifully integrated (Design by Crown Point)

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This single-level island was designed with plenty of space for baking in mind. The Cherry island cabinetry is laid out in an "L" shape, and incorporates a second sink. The open area underneath the countertop makes for an easy way to slide the stools out of the way of someone carrying large bowls of cookie dough! (Design by Crown Point)

10' Long Kitchen Island

Now that's an island! Over ten feet long, three feet wide; designed with eight spindles for legs, and eight full depth drawers! Cherry stain with Van Dyke glaze on Cherry hardwood. (Design by Crown Point)

Round kitchen island

Modern kitchen featuring a curvy island with 2 integrated round sinks and modern rounded stools. Lots of curves all along...

Sliding kitchen island top

Wondering where did the kitchen go? With this modern kitchen island with sliding wooden tops, the sinks and stove disappear once you are done cooking! Amazing!

Pretty in pink kitchen island

Pretty in pink lighting accent on this extra long kitchen island. Very psychedelic and fun but also functional!

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our site on www.marieburgosdesign.com

Which kitchen island is your favorite? Are you planning to remodel your kitchen  in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!

A Spa for the soul in your own bathroom

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Creating a haven of calm in your own bathroom is becoming a life essential with our busy schedules and many responsibilities.  

The bathroom is the place where you can close the door on your problems.  It is where you can be free from outside tribulations, family life and just be yourself.

You can just lock the door, feel a bath with essential scented oils and unwind in hot soaking water, freeing all muscles aches, letting go of all problems and stress of the day and allowing your spirit to redo the world…

 

Remodeling your bathroom to the latest designs is the big trend in fashion at the moment. Bathrooms are becoming an essential selling feature in Real estate. They are getting more luxurious and more modern and some properties actually hold several of them. 

As Feng Shui highlights it, bathrooms can represent a drain on your finances, especially if they are located in the Wealth area of your home. So if you thinking of adding up a new bathroom to your property, find out if the location would be auspicious for your finances. 

When remodeling your bathroom, think about the different parameters that would give it value, a sense of comfort and bring positive chi energy. Here are some helpful guidelines: 

1-The Location and Layout

Avoid placing your bathroom in the centre of the house so it would allow waste energies and odors to circulate everywhere

Avoid having your toilet or bath opposite your front door, as these are places you need privacy and protection. If you have this layout, place a screen or plants between the toilet or bath and the door. 

Install a mirror on the wall above the sink to expand the energy, especially if there is no window available.

Keep the bathroom door and the toilet lid closed to prevent from the negative draining effect. 

2- Best colors

The best choice of bathroom colors would be pastels shades such as soft pinks, peaches, creams and biscuit tones as they are very soothing.

Pale green is said to help digestion.

Blue links to flowing rivers, oceans, and lakes and can strengthen the flow of water in the room.  

3- Great lighting

Install strong lighting to increase the chi and boost the energy in a humid atmosphere.

A combination of ceiling lights and task lightings for make-up and shaving are particularly effective.

 

4- Natural materials

Weather you prefer contemporary tiles and rich shiny marble or traditional stones and features, surround yourself with elements that creates your own personal haven.More and more green material is used today. Using Green resources could be your own way to make a contribution to save nature. You could start by displaying a selection of healthy round leave plants to bring more chi into the room and absorb any stagnant humidity.

5- Shapes for best flowing chi

Sinks come in all shapes, materials and styles. You can have a free standing model for a modern design or a vanity sink, which is particularly useful for storage. 

Depending of the location of your bathroom, certain shapes of sinks are more auspicious. Round and curvy sink represent the water element and are ideal for powder rooms by your entrance. Rectangular sinks are associated with the wood element. They are great for the family and prosperity area of you home. Conical sinks are fire element. They best work in the fame area of your home. Square sinks represent earth and are best placed in the marriage and knowledge area of your home. (Ref: bagua to find out about your sink locations) 

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6- Clutter free 

Minimum clutter is essential. The most desirable bathrooms are the ones with simple clean lines and an airy feel. To help with the process of de-cluttering your bathroom, here are a few guidelines: keep surfaces as free as possible from accessories and bath products if not in use, empty your medicine cabinet from expired medications, this also helps with health; create a storage system for your bathroom and toilet supplies out of sites in cabinets. 

7- Mood enhancers 

Stylish, attractive bathroom now have a range of accessories that helps create a theme making your bathroom a special place to be. There are visual accessories and senses elements.

You just need to decide of the mood you want to create and choose among the many art work, sea sponges, shells, pebbles for the look and feel. Also choose among the aromatic soaps, essential oils, incense, candles to feel the atmosphere with a wonderful aroma and peace. 

All those elements will fire up the energy of a bathroom and help create the spa effect that you are looking for. They will raise a property value as well as add comfort and luxury to your surroundings.

So just feel up your bath and enjoy a worry free moment in beautiful surroundings where you can let go of all the day, find yourself, clean your soul, meditate on life and consider new plans for the future.     

 

Marie Burgos

Manoblue Design- Designing bathrooms to help you Live Well - For more information contact marie@manobluedesign.com 

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