For me, bookshelves will always be a requisite to any living space I have. Aside from the practicality of holding some of my favorite things in the world, they’re a great décor feature. Books atop a shelf add in texture and variation, which help keep a space from looking one-dimensional. Much like Disney’s Beast who has an opulent collection and space, there are a number of gorgeous libraries that are perfect inspiration in creating a home library. But sometimes we can’t afford that dream library or don’t have the space to do so. Here’s how to create a dream library in any circumstance.
Image: Urban Outfitter If I had all the money in the world and all the houses I could get, one of them would definitely be a bohemian styled cottage. I love all the textures, patterns, and greenery it takes to create the layered and worn look. Mastering the style in your own home is achievable Continue Reading »
I think you’ll agree that color is a very important aspect of interior décor. For one thing, there are so many options when it comes to deciding on what color scheme you want to use in any given space—from all white to neutrals to primaries… You get the idea. So, how do you start to decide on what colors to use?
I’ve noticed a common trend in home styling, at least in perfectly styled photographed homes: a messy bed. I’m sure millions of people are rejoicing over the trend and saying “I told you so” to their moms, but this is no teenage messy. In fact, the art of the messy bed is a bit more thoughtful than that. Here are a few ways to style a messy bed and why you should try it out.
Trends come and go; sometimes quicker than a season changes. You have to be smart and creative when it comes to a trend. For me, I rarely choose to use a trend when it comes to a large piece that would cost too much to update. That’s why using trends in small accessories is the best and smartest solution.
The colder months are upon us and it’s out with the light and in with the heavy! Exchange those linen throws for some cozy furs and skins to bring in all the warmth you can. There are a lot of great synthetic fur options these days and a lot of opportunities to buy used to help those who question the moral implications.
The idea for this post began – as so many things do for me – with an image. I won’t even try to be mysterious. It was the image above of the simple but captivating entry of a very nice lake house. I saw the photo and I really, really liked it. And the more I looked at it, the more I liked it, and the more I began to wonder why. Turns out, I’ve been visually seduced by the mixture of rough and smooth textures found in the above space.
The office of Parisian couple Constance and Laurent is simple and luxe at the same time. The furniture’s clean lines and the architecture’s simplicity are complemented by a plush Moroccan rug, classic window treatments, and a bit of softness on the seat, courtesy of a sheepskin. You can create a similar look in your home with the items below.
I love everything about concrete. I love it as a material, since it can do almost anything and work almost anywhere. I love it as part of a structure and as part of an interior. I love it when it’s used to create fixtures, furnishings, and just about anything. You get the picture: I’m a big fan of concrete. Since I’m always thinking about concrete the material, and I have no problem seeing it used to make all sorts of things, I’ve not really given much thought about it as a color choice—until now.
One design element that is always a go to for any space that needs a splash of color is colorful art. It immediately brings interest and beauty to a space. For example, I recently helped a couple add color to their bungalow. We took a wall in their living room and filled it with small and large pieces of vibrant art. Even though the space was neutral and plain, it felt stylish and updated with the touches of color and pattern.