Ideas & Inspiration
January 26, 2023
Every home comes with a few areas of built-in storage, but your hall closet is rarely enough for everything your household needs to stow. From everyday items to seasonal outfits and everything in between, a small space can make elegant organization a challenge. Whether you are living in a small home, have a small home office, or your family has just grown beyond your original organization design, Fossil Blue is delighted to bring you a few ideas to make any small space work for your organizational needs.
Let's dive into a few of the cleverest modern ways to stay elegantly organized when your space at home is limited.
January 19, 2023
Indoor plants have a unique ability to energize and improve the appearance of a home. They add a beautiful fresh touch to a space and are a simple tool for instantly brightening up everything from dull bathrooms to a drab living room. It's one of the most simple and cost-effective ways to update your home which, if you don’t own your home, is also landlord-approved.
The benefits extend beyond the visual interest that is added to your interiors; indoor plants have a variety of health benefits, including the ability to reduce anxiety, and stress, increase memory and productivity, and even act as air purifiers.
However, before you head to your favorite nursery to pick out a bunch of different plants, there are a few things that need to be considered to ensure a successful plant journey in your household. Whether you are interested in an indoor garden or learning more about the easiest house plants for indoors, we are here to help.
Below are a few tips to get you started in your house plant journey.
January 12, 2023
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December 29, 2022
Keeping your home or hospitality space on-trend each year can be relaxing, or it can be hard work. It all depends on what you prefer. Some love to tackle a new renovation project every year, some are just keeping tabs on how to paint the trim and which throw pillows are in season. In 2023, we are seeing an evolution of the design trends that took the spotlight after the work-at-home migration. Warm hues, natural and textured materials, and a holistic approach to design are all front and center, while some trends - like all-gray and all-white designs - are on their way out.
Here at Fossil Blu, our products are involved in many kitchen and home renovations every year, and we love to track the trends. If you are preparing your home for an invigorating new year as a family abode and hospitality hub, let's dive into the leading interior design trends for 2023.
December 22, 2022
Take a look inside your fridge, or just visualize what you know is there. In most households, there is likely some fresh food surrounded by a growing bulwark of half-empty condiment bottles, sauces, and forgotten leftovers. You may have some rogue produce in the drawers, lost spreads that are still somehow not expired, or perhaps even a fuzzy "fridge pet" lost in the recesses of a back shelf. We all know this fridge, because it is our fridge, too. No matter what your family's eating habits are, your fridge at the end of the year holds clues to your entire culinary history.
Why not give yourself the gift of a fridge refresh? You are one pleasant afternoon and a few creative recipes away from a spotless fridge and a new vision on how to keep it organized and fresh for 2023.
December 15, 2022
The farmhouse style is a charming way to decorate any room in the house, and many homeowners enjoy farmhouse decorations throughout. One of the most uplifting spaces to design this classic yet cozy style is the bathroom. Farmhouse bathrooms tend to be full of light, with those little details that make you feel more at home and relaxed than any industrial or minimalist design ever could.
There's something warm and inviting about wicker baskets, antiqued metal finishes, natural wood tones, and cream-painted cabinets. The jewel of the farmhouse bathroom design is almost always the vanity. Vintage, spacious, and often made from a reclaimed antique dresser with a deep farmhouse sink, the vanity is your opportunity to make the bathroom design truly your own.
December 08, 2022
The holidays are just around the corner. It's time to spend quality family time, host guests, and have festive feasts. However, the food can be challenging, especially if you'll host guests with food allergies or have religious or personal preferences. As a host, enjoying a holiday meal with your guests can be hectic. So what do you do?
If you are the host, here are some tips that you can use to make your guest with dietary restrictions not feel left out.
December 01, 2022
The world loves L-shaped kitchens, and certainly modern homeowners do. L-shaped kitchens are a versatile and efficient approach to many different floor plans, especially the open-plan homes that are still a peak trend in 2022. Taking up two walls, or sometimes extending into kitchen peninsula, the "L" kitchen arcs around in two arms with a corner in the center on one end, and often an island to balance the space. L kitchens allow for doorways and heavy traffic, occupying the end of an open living space, and a tidy solution for smaller homes.
Today, we're exploring the essentials of L-shaped kitchens and design tips when remodeling or building yourself a kitchen in the classic "L" form. Whether you choose a deep farmhouse sink for your new kitchen, natural vs manufactured stone countertops, or a light vs dark color palette, these L-shaped design tips are timeless and trending.
November 24, 2022
November 17, 2022
When remodeling your kitchen, it's important to think about how each member of the house will use it. Lower storage and roll-out steps enable small children while wide walkways and practical workstation design benefits the chef. But what about your pets. Pets spend a lot of time in the kitchen keeping an eye on their people and waiting for kitchen treats, so their presence in the kitchen is something you can - and should - design for, as well.
How can you design pet-friendly features into your kitchen remodel? Here are our eight favorite pet-friendly kitchen designs.
November 10, 2022
One of the rising trends in kitchen and bathroom design is a statement backsplash. Mirror backsplashes and eye-catching geometric tile are popular choices, but the single most elegant backsplash trend of today is the flowing marble backsplash design. We're not talking just the back edge of your countertops, but a soaring stone panel backing the entire space between the countertop and cabinets or, even more elegantly, the entire space behind your sink or stove.
This creates a unique and luxurious appearance for the kitchen in a space that would normally be occupied by subway tile or glossy wall paint. Marble backsplashes increase the elegance of a kitchen without significantly changing the structure, and you can make them with the same slab as your new marble countertops or from beautiful remnants of a different color marble entirely.