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15 Beige Bathroom Paint Colors Interior Designers Swear By
By Megan Beauchamp| March 28, 2019
It's official: Beige is back. While we'll never tire of bright white, let's be honest, it's not exactly an original option. Don't get us wrong, the neutral hue is timeless (and we'd certainly never suggest abandoning it altogether), but it's become a rather safe and, dare we say, boring choice, particularly for a bathroom. For the sake of variety, we're making the case for extending your gaze slightly beyond white swatches with names like mascarpone, cloud cover, and sea pearl, toward warm beige tones instead.
In an effort to convince you to give the trending hue a try, we asked top interior designers to share the beige bathroom paint colors they swear by. After all, who better to speak to about the rising color than the pros? From a subtle beige (for those who don't want to veer too far from white) to an earthy neutral that's warm and inviting, these are the shades interior designers have deemed far from dated (and far from boring). Keep scrolling to shop 15 expert-approved shades.
This hue brings a sense of softness to a bathroom without feeling dated, according to Los Angeles-based interior designer Stefani Stein. "I love using this color from Benjamin Moore's Aura line in a matte finish for washable walls without the sheen," she explains.
As seen on the walls in the lede photo.
"A cross-section of beige and ivory, like the name implies, [this shade] dresses walls with elegance and warmth," offers Stein. "If you aren't ready to stray from bright white walls, this color can add the most subtle contrast when used on millwork or cabinetry."
"For a rustic yet sophisticated touch, this is my top choice," says Stein.Read More
Versatile Flatweave Rugs
Adding a light-weight flatweave rug — meaning a rug crafted without knots — is a quick way to update a space. Explore these versatile flat woven rugs in a range of colors and patterns that will bring fresh energy into a room design.Read More
The Background Blue
Tending toward traditional, this balanced hue can go coastal cool or inland sophisticate, depending on the materials, fixtures, and other design details you incorporate into the space. In the case of this beachside retreat in Marina del Rey, Stefani Stein invoked the classic laid-back aesthetic of a California rancher by matching the color with a quartzite countertop, a farmhouse sink, and oak floors.Read More
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Small spaces are notoriously difficult to decorate—and the stakes for getting it right are surprisingly high. When furnishing a room with limited square footage, a design decision seemingly as innocuous as selecting an area rug or a dining table can either accentuate an obvious lack of space or make a 200-square-foot room feel more like 400. For anyone who's lived in a cramped apartment, we don't have to tell you that there's so much more than meets the eye to curating a well-styled small space.
Needless to say, interior designers, particularly those living in urban areas, have perfected the art of making the most of every square inch of a room. So, to gain insight into the common design mistakes that can afflict a small space, we asked Los Angeles-based interior designer Stefani Steinto share the decorating errors she most frequently notices in homes and apartments with tiny square footage. From the entry to the living room and even the bathroom, these are the design discrepancies interior designers always notice in small spaces.
Ahead, an interior designer reveals five common small-space interior design mistakes—and how to fix them. Take note.Read More
Spring Cleaning, Organization & Storage Ideas
By Samantha Myers
In light of the hype around minimalism, the recognized positive effects of a decluttered home and lifestyle, and the frenzy surrounding organizing expert Marie Kondo, homes with edited interiors that are properly organized and feature a "clean" aesthetic are, frankly, what's fashionable. This all makes the arrival of spring 2019 the perfect moment to dedicate significant time to the process of spring cleaning, and to do it right. That means purging, editing, organizing, and streamlining your in-home storage solutions to achieve a decluttered lifestyle that will last you through the warmer months. Read on for some fresh inspiration from designers, as well as shoppable storage solutions, to bring to your home this spring when you throw open the windows, and begin cleaning away the winter mess.
30 Wallpaper Designs for Every Room of the House
Thinking of adding wallpaper to your home, but unsure where would be the best spot? Get inspired by these 30 places throughout your home you can implement this fun and beautiful design detail.
February 15, 2019
Tucked in a cozy little nook is a streamlined white crib with beautiful soft green-and-white wallpaper as the backdrop - adding a dapper look to this stylish nursery nook.Read More
Are Gallery Walls Over? Here’s Why Interior Designers Are Ditching the Trend
Here’s Why Interior Designers Are Ditching the Trend
And what to try instead.
BY MEGAN BEAUCHAMP
FEB 14, 2019
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L.A. designer Stefani Stein advocates giving equal importance to both positive and negative space when arranging art and recommends a more edited approach to displaying wall art. "A single work or diptych imparts a more open feeling [in a space],” she explains. “This more edited approach lends itself well to environments ranging from tailored traditional to modern and even eclectic."Read More
These 12 White Kitchen Cabinet Ideas Speak Volumes
By Shelby Deering | February 13, 2019
White kitchen cabinets are kind of like classic cars, they never go out of style. Simply scroll through your Instagram feed, and you'll see a parade of bright, airy kitchens, all outfitted with gorgeous ivory-hued cabinetry. And we love seeing the different ways people are making their kitchens stand out from the alabaster crowd. For your consideration, here are 12 attention-grabbing white kitchen cabinet ideas that will make your culinary space pop.
If you have white cabinets, give them a little kick by swapping out your current pulls for more stylish ones. In this farmhouse-style kitchendesigned by Stefani Stein, the glimmering gold pulls steal the show and pair well with the other gold elements throughout the space.Read More
Make the chore of laundry more enjoyable with a chic and organized laundry room.
by Caitlin Ragan
Trend to Skip: Being Afraid of Color
"Incorporating color doesn't always equate to adding bold or bright elements," explains Los Angeles–based interior designer Stefani Stein. "Tints and tones can add subtle depth to a space."
Trend to Shop: Wallpaper
"Wallpaper has always a favorite of mine for adding layers and visual interest, without clutter, especially in a smaller space," says Stein. "On this front, florals are definitely back—not sure that they were ever gone—but, I'm gravitating toward motifs with a modern take on the classic floral."Read More
The secrets to building a bathroom with character and cool.
Going for a bold palette might feel daunting but it’s worth the risk – especially in a guest bathroom. These smaller spaces are the perfect opportunity for polychromatic madness given the short amount of time these rooms are used. Decorating the bathroom is also a time to be inventive and unpredictable with finishes and small pieces, so opt for a mix of eclectic styles and tones
A bungalow goes through a floor-to-ceiling overhaul, taking it from all-over-the place to black, white and hip all over.
Modern Farmhouse Home & Living
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STYLISH BABY ROOMS EVEN ADULTS WOULD ADORE
The perfect blend of style and playfulness.
A Dark and Dated Condo Gets a Bright, Coastal Makeover
Designer Stefani Stein revamps a Marina Del Rey beachside retreat.
By: Anna Kocharian
It didn’t take Stefani Stein much more than one step into her clients’ condo to know that it would need a head-to-toe makeover. “It was so dark and so dated,” the designer says. “The colors were intense throughout. It was just too much.”
And though her clients had reached out to her primarily to renovate the kitchen of the 1,430-square-foot condo, located in Marina Del Rey, California, Stein was soon enlisted to overhaul the entire home. The result was a complete transformation from an ultra-traditional, heavy color palette, and ornate everything to one that embodied a simplified, modern, and classic take.
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Brass and silver sconces had their time to shine — this year belongs to lights lacquered with patina, a gorgeous green-blue film that typically forms over copper. Designer Stefani Stein shares why she picked these fixtures for her clients' powder room. "I love the patinated finish of the sconces and the subtle depth they provide against the Stiffkey Blue walls," she says. "They create a nice counterpoint to the polished brass finish of the plumbing and hardware."
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This is borderline blasphemous, but we have to admit it: We're ready to transition our homes for fall. Don't get us wrong, we love the sunny shades and breezy linens that come with summer, but we're ready to fully embrace the cozy textiles and moody hues that mark the beginning of fall. Naturally, the major home décor authorities have stocked their shelves with the season's latest offerings, which begs the question: What items are those ahead of the curve adding to their shopping carts now that fall is upon us?
To find out, we tapped seven interior designers for insider insight into the trends to shop and the trends to skip this October. With thoughts on everything from the cozy throws that'll make any space more inviting to the best paint colors for fall, there's plenty of inspiration for embracing the season's most coveted trends, big and small, ahead. Keep scrolling to discover exactly which trends the pros are buying into this fall (and which they're holding off on).Read More
Here’s the thing: Stefani Stein is what we need right now.
I tried writing why that’s so a hundred (four) different ways, but each of them was bleaker than the last, and I can’t stand to lead with that. Sometimes, (all the time) the best course of action is to cut to the chase by saying only: Trust me; Stefani Stein is what we really need right now.
Sure, emergency support to thwart the best intentions of impending hurricanes would help, and increased political harmony, and much, much more kindness in general, but also: Stefani Stein.
Why? Because Stefani Stein creates pockets of interior beauty in a contrasting world. It’s probably her superpower (add to the list of things we need: more people exercising their superpowers). And today, we need some really beautiful rooms to scroll through.
As we do, let us take a moment to appreciate the power of a lone-but-no-less-potent color accent to spice up a space. To wonder why no one else until now has thought to park as big and black a vanity in a marble/white/brass bathroom as Stein did. To re-contextualize the mudroom as a sanctuary for both humans, and pets, and laundry. And to remember that it’s the white walls that bring out the Cobalt blue of a chair, and it’s the blue in the chair that emphasizes the cherry of the lips wallpaper, and it’s the redness of those lips that bring out the teal of the statues (this is fun, right? Like Interiors-Blog-I-Spy?). And it’s the overall composure of seemingly distinct elements and styles that merge together to create the pattern of a super stylish, slightly Californian, classic-but-modern design.
In conclusion: What we really need today is Stefani Stein and her superpower and yours and mine, and kindness (still), and sleep (I do, now).
And in the words of Youtube darling Grace Helbig, “Other than that, I don’t know!”