Provence is a French “country”, a style of the southern region of France, which is associated with magnificent nature and delicious country food, bright sunshine and the fresh smell of the sea. Provence style is a charming atmosphere of coziness and positive, it is ideal for a country house, however, observing the main trends, even small rooms can be decorated in this style. When designing a kitchen in the Provence style, color is of the utmost importance. As a rule, light, pastel colors and milky shades are used for decoration. For kitchen furniture in the Provence style, white, light transparent shades of green and turquoise, the colors of lavender and sea waves, as well as warm terracotta and yellow tones, are relevant. The basic materials of the Provence style are rough stucco and wood, so kitchens in the Provence style are most often made of solid wood or appropriately decorated.
Actual items of kitchen furniture – round dining tables, a variety of sideboards, cabinets, display cases, and chests of drawers, as well as numerous open shelves filled with trinkets or kitchen utensils that are decoration elements. Continue reading
There is no material that is better than natural. And of these, it is the tree that is of most interest to many. Furniture made of wood of any kind creates coziness and extraordinary color, has a calming effect on a person.
Particularly popular was furniture made of pine. But why choose her?
On the extraordinary properties of natural material
First of all, pine aesthetic appearance and low price speaks in favor of pine. All the criteria for the situation in a residential interior, in pine furniture are available. And it will look wonderful, regardless of whether it is simply covered with varnish or some kind of coating, such as “white wax”, which is certainly environmentally friendly. Continue reading
What to choose an array or veneer?
The question of choosing the material for the countertop of the kitchen table is not so simple as it seems. Most people, choosing a wooden table, do not think about the difference. They see a table in the store with a picture of the texture of wood, and think that it is a whole wooden table, but often it is not.
What is the catch when choosing?
The catch is the widespread use of veneers for facing furniture surfaces. Veneer is a thin section of wood, which is applied to the base using specialized equipment, giving the appearance of the texture of natural wood. Particleboard (chipboard) is often used as a base. Chipboard is a sheet material made by mixing sawdust and binder resins obtained by hot pressing. Unfortunately, many resins used in the manufacture of particleboard, emit a substance harmful to humans – formaldehyde. The combination of chipboard and veneer allows you to get a true imitation of wood for relatively little money. This furniture cannot be called environmentally friendly. Continue reading