Paintings and prints are wonderful, but mirrors bring sparkle and shine, along with a sense of depth. I was rearranging the furniture in my home (as one does regularly, right?) and I realized that while I’ve collected several pieces of art that I love, I have very few mirrors. Thus, you are now the beneficiary of my long, window-shopping mirror hunt! Here are several favorites that I came across during my search.
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The architecture in the space above is stunning, and the lush greenery beyond the window helps form a beautiful backdrop. The dining furniture isn’t bad to look at either though, right? And while we can’t all remodel our homes to get the look, we can incorporate similar furnishings. There are a few ways to go about it, depending on your taste and budget.
Enamelware is a classic in the kitchen, most often available in classic white or bold red, however, there are a host of other colors to choose from as well. Here are a few of my favorites if you feel inspired to introduce some enamel into your kitchen.
We think about what color to paint our walls. We’re happy with our hardwood floors, polished concrete, or gorgeous tile, and when we don’t luck into those things with a home, we dream about adding them. Some of us will consider wallpapering a room, or just an accent wall. But how many of us do something interesting with the ceiling of a room?
If you stay in a room at The Parker Palm Springs, you may find a Moroccan wedding blanket in your room. You may have noticed them over the years while flipping through your favorite shelter magazines, or even the latest Pottery Barn catalog. Moroccan wedding blankets have been growing in popularity for a few years, and have really taken off over the last couple of months.
Beni Ourain rugs are Moroccan berber rugs, typically made of un-dyed ivory wool with a large-scale black diamond pattern. They’re made by hand, and as such the patterns are often pleasingly askew, with the design detail meandering and changing scale from one end to the other.
As much as we all might want to sleep in each morning, most of us are going to rely on an alarm clock at least some of the time. It may be a utilitarian item, but why not wake up to a gorgeous clock bedside? Here are some options to get you going.
What I love about Sea Salt (SW 6204), by Sherwin-Williams, is that it is a chameleon of a color. It’s blue, gray, and green, all at the same time. This means, it presents itself differently, depending on the room lighting and surroundings. Here are some examples.
I’ve just moved into a new home recently, and my family and I left behind all of our storage systems at the old house. Goodbye, freestanding closet, oh ye of many drawers and dividers! Goodbye, trio of dressers, anchored to the wall all in a row! Hello, mountains of boxes filled with goods that have nowhere to go.
My husband and I both like to read in bed, so good lighting is essential. What type of bedside lights do you favor? Table lamps are beautiful, but run the risk of being knocked over (something I worry about with two little monkeys who like to jump on my bed). Sometimes I like the look of a small pharmacy floor lamp on each side, but generally I prefer sconces beside a bed, both for the look and for the practicality. They provide even lighting that can be placed easily within reach, and thankfully there’s nothing to knock over!