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The Timeless Appeal of Cool & Casual Khaki

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There is a timeless appeal to cool, casual khaki.  It is clean and sophisticated. It lends itself to understated neutral elegance. Conversely, you can pop colors against it in a vibrant display.  However you use it, khaki is diverse in its uses.  Therefore, this shade has remained popular for the last ten years. Khaki is beautiful in every area of...

Kitchen Remodel Trends That Are Hot Right Now

Savvy homeowners know the kitchen remodel trends that are hot right now.  Included trends are fresh colors, updated appliances, islands, and technology stations. Homeowners consider the kitchen the heart of the home. In fact, some of us spend the bulk of our time in the kitchen. We prepare meals for family time. Also, the children do their homework under our...

Txokos for Holiday Gatherings

What exactly is a txoko (pronounced: choh-koh)? Txoko is a Basque word, which is an area spanning northern Spain and southwestern France that is rich in history. Basque is a language and culture as old as, or even older, than Roman culture and has no language similar to it, so you can bet there are unique traditions as well....

The Steampunk Kitchen – Get This Style in YOUR Kitchen!

The steampunk kitchen is a hot trend. You can get this style in your kitchen with planning and attention to detail. Like all kitchens, it's all about planning. Steampunk marries Victorian pieces with Industrial Age inspiration. Think of steam valves, copper pipes, and steam engines. Mix them with stained glass.  The result is steampunk style! This all makes perfect sense....

Designing A Comfortable Kitchen Island For Easy Entertaning

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Designing a comfortable kitchen island is a key for easy entertaining. Because you are able to cook as you entertain, the island is a great gathering spot. Also, your guests will feel at ease in this comfortable setting. Of course, this allows everyone to feel comfortable as they enjoy eating, drinking, and socializing. You can design a grand island. On...

The Black & White Kitchen: A Re-Emerging Trend

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The black & white kitchen is a re-emerging trend. We welcome it back! This look is classic and clean. However, modern features update this look. The black & white kitchen is updated. Indeed, it's about high style, dramatic contrast, and modern convenience. In fact, the black & white kitchen is almost graphic in appearance. Also, the drama comes from the...

10 Small Kitchen Makeovers You Won’t Believe

These 10 small kitchen makeovers are so dramatic that you won't believe it! Although a large kitchen is desirable, it's not always possible. Some homes simply have small kitchens. Therefore, the homeowner changes their mindset. Some homes simply have small kitchens. Therefore, the homeowner changes their mindset. They stop thinking of their kitchen as a "small kitchen."  Next, they start...

The Top 5 Kitchen Trends 2017 Are Still Going Strong

The top kitchen trends 2017 are still going strong. So if you are considering a kitchen facelift, have confidence in these design choices. TREND 1: THE BLACK AND WHITE KITCHEN You read it here on Livinator earlier this year. Indeed, it has happened. We called the black and white kitchen a re-emerging trend.  TREND 2: LARGE FORMAT FLOOR TILES The list of top...

The Top 5 Flexible Kitchen Design Trends of 2018

Historically, kitchens were known as spaces designed with utility in mind. If you look at floor plans from the early twentieth century, you'd likely find the kitchen located towards the back of the home – it helped keep it hidden from guests. Instead, grand dining rooms and other formal spaces took center stage for interior designers and homeowners alike. In...

10 Best Vintage Kitchens on Pinterest

I spent some time today scouring Pinterest for inspiration. I decided to share the 10 best vintage kitchens that I found. You see, I am dying to renovate my circa 1965 kitchen. However, I kind of like the old-school charm. Because I like retro-inspired and vintage cool things, I kind of secretly like my outdated mess of a kitchen. Regardless,...

20 Swedish Kitchen Ideas That Leave You Spellbound

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The beauty of Scandinavian design is such that you might already be enjoying its many benefits without actually realizing that you are adopting this timeless style for your Swedish kitchen. The main color used in these spaces is white. Even though it’s a neutral and perceived as being a cold shade by many people, white is also a very bright...

Ice Bucket Best Sellers of 2018

Summer is here, which means that you will start organizing dinner parties in the garden with friends and relatives. We all love family reunions especially when we can all sit outside on the porch, talking about family plans and sipping a cold drink. When being the host, you have to consider every aspect of the party, from food to...

How to Get the Copper Kitchen Trend

You've seen all those lovely images of lovely, shimmering copper kitchen accessories on social media. We know our Livinator readers love a stylish kitchen! Today, we'll take a look at some ways to get on the copper kitchen trend. Homeowners have been using copper for centuries! They love the durability and beauty that it lends to any room. However you...

Pop Art Kitchens Inspired by Andy Warhol

Pop art kitchens inspired by Andy Warhol are hidden gems in interior design. They are uncommon but when you do find them, they dazzle you. As a native of Western PA, I grew up proud of this Pittsburgh-born artist. His graphic and bold use of color was his hallmark. He envisioned things in bright colors that the rest of the...

6 Exciting Ways to Use Pantone’s Ultra Violet In Your Kitchen

Here are 6 exciting ways to use Pantone's Ultra Violet in your kitchen. If you haven't heard, Ultra Violet is Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year. It's a saturated violet shade that evokes a feeling of creativity and drama. We're no stranger to purple here at Livinator. In fact, I predicted this color would be a trend in my February,...

Selecting Kitchen Island Lighting

There are many beautiful fixtures to choose from when selecting lighting for your kitchen island (progresslighting.com)
Selecting kitchen island lighting can be a daunting task.  There are thousands of styles from which to choose.  Whether it's time for an update or you're choosing fixtures for a new home, making the right choice is important for style and function. Is your kitchen island a prep area, a space for casual meals or both?  What is the style...

How to arrange a dining table

When we invite friends or relatives to dinner, there is a desire in all of us to fascinate them with our skills. Except that you want to impress them with culinary abilities, you want to show them how good the host you are. A nicely arranged dining table is sure to provide a positive first impression. Here are some tips...

5 Design Ideas to Enhance Your Home and Kitchen Interior

Everyone can’t afford to hire an interior designer to visit their home, playing a part in all their design decisions. Some of us actually want to be the one who makes our own interior design decisions, using our own individual style tone and preferences. “We shape our homes and then our homes shape us.” How can we get the inspiration to...
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