Contemporary Design-Make It an Open Invitation

What comes to mind when you think of contemporary? Is it the distinctive element of hard, sleek lines? Maybe it’s the neutral, black, or white color palette that is often seen? Sometimes these characteristics along with others can make a space feel cold and off limits.

A home is a place that should feel welcoming and comfortable. So, what if you love contemporary design but want to make it more inviting for friends and family? Let’s check out a few ideas that can transform your contemporary rooms into a relaxed environment that makes everyone feel at home!

Lighting

Lighting is an element that really has an impact on the environment of the room. Natural lighting is always a plus, so pulling back a few draperies can make a huge difference to your contemporary space. Lighting knocks off the coldness of a room’s environment, so let the natural light shine on those sunny days!

Warm Tones

Contemporary designs do not have to be painted black or white. In fact, a distinctive characteristic of contemporary designs is the horizontal lines which come perfectly through wood grains! A warm toned stain on top of a beautiful wood grain is the perfect way to create a contemporary design while creating a cozy environment!

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Color

Sometimes a pop of color is all a room needs to offer an open invitation to family and friends. The color can come through accessories such as pillows, picture frames, dishes, etc. That one accessory can be what attracts the eye of guests when they walk into your home which drives them to that room.

Aroma

Factors other than just aesthetics can make a room welcoming. Remember walking into your grandparents house and smelling fresh apple pie which takes you straight to the kitchen? The same can be said for a candle or fragrance that adds a pleasing aroma to the room.

Convenience

While convenience may not seem like a visual difference when it comes to the environment, it is definitely something that makes people gather in a space. Convenience, whether it is through technology, organization, etc., adds a pleasant element to the room.

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Open

Contemporary designs in open spaces are a huge plus when it comes to creating an environment that people gather in. Not only does it mean more space, but it means a larger design which can incorporate convenience factors such as technology.

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As you can see, several factors can be taken into consideration when trying to give contemporary spaces a welcoming aesthetic for guests! It goes beyond visuals, so think outside of the box on ways you can make your home the go to place for the next neighborhood get together! Even having a cozy area makes family want to gather more frequently! Try out some of these tips in your contemporary spaces!

Ashley Robinson, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist

arobinson@wellborn.com

How To: Use Cabinetry to Create Your Own Unique Space with You Draw It

There are so many ways that cabinetry can transform a home for reasons such as organization, storage, and function; however, what if your cabinetry did these things while giving your home a touch of your own personality? Unique cabinetry can take on roles such as color, technology, and almost unlimited options for customization. Your home is just that, a home. It’s time that it is a place that is unique to your individual personality!

To create your unique space, visit our Dealer Locator to find a dealer near you!

Customize with You Draw It!

Maybe you want a unique item for your home. Maybe it goes beyond cabinetry. Our You Draw It Program makes almost anything possible! From custom hoods to benches and everything in between, you are sure to find something that will be unique to your home!

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PET LOVERS!!! How about a special place for your fur baby? Not to mention this phenomenal pull out table!

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Whatever your personality is, remember you are not only limited to accessories. Cabinetry can transform your home to be uniquely you!

To begin creating your customized cabinetry through our You Draw It program, click here for a Wellborn dealer near you!

Color

What is your choice on color? Do you like the safe and calm of neutrals? Maybe you want to go all out with a color that is sentimental to you? Which ever displays your individuality, let it shine in your home.

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Maybe color isn’t enough… maybe you should incorporate your hobby! Check out this awesome custom baker’s pantry! 

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If you like neutrals but would like to add a splash of color, these furniture piece hutches with bead board back panels may be just for you!

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Technology

With the ability to have technology as such a large part of our everyday life, why not take advantage of it? Technology can make even cabinets function more conveniently! Imagine the space that can be saved by being able to take advantage of the storage in those upper cabinets.

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With Pinterest and over sites rising in popularity, the use of devices such as iPads are being used for recipes! How perfect would this docking drawer be in the kitchen? You can charge devices and keep them safe!

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 To create your unique space, visit our Dealer Locator to find a dealer near you!

Ashley Robinson, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist

arobinson@wellborn.com

Which Is Your Style? Inset Or Overlay?

Although you may have determined what your design style is, do you know what makes up that style? Is it a paint or stain? Is it defined by a little or a lot of detail? Is it inset into the face frame or does it overlay the face frame? Today, let’s talk about that last factor, inset or overlay.

The two type of overlay styles are traditional overlay and full overlay. Traditional overlay sits on top of the face frame exposing part of the face frame while the full overlay sits on top of the face frame and covers it completely.

Inset, however, sits inside the face frame. Inset often adds more detail to cabinetry because it can be beaded or non-beaded. If the inset cabinet is beaded, it contains a small gap that is cut into the face frame lining the cabinet door that adds detail to cabinetry (see photo below). The other element of detail that can come along with inset is the option of a barrel hinge or concealed hinge. Inset is seen as a classic look that will last for generations.

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Harbour Door Style shown in Inset (beaded)
Harbour Door Style shown in Full Overlay
Harbour Door Style shown in Full Overlay
Harbour Door Style shown in Full Overlay
Harbour Door Style shown in Full Overlay

                          

Rose Hall Square Door Style shown in Traditional Overlay
Rose Hall Square Door Style shown in Traditional Overlay


Rose Hall Square Door Style shown in Inset
Rose Hall Square Door Style shown in Inset non-beaded
Rose Hall Square Door Style shown in Inset
Rose Hall Square Door Style shown in Inset non-beaded, concealed hinge
Wellington Door Style shown in Full Overlay
Wellington Door Style shown in Full Overlay


Wellington Door Style show in Inset
Wellington Door Style shown in Inset (beaded)
Hutch: Wellington Door Style shown in Inset
Hutch: Wellington Door Style shown in Inset beaded, barrel hinge

From the options above, do you prefer Inset, Traditonal Overlay, or Full Overlay? Do one of the style standout to you among the rest?

For more information on choosing your cabinet frames, check out this information from Better Homes & Gardens! http://ow.ly/LbbEW

Ashley Robinson, Public Relations and Social Media Specialist

arobinson@wellborn.com