People move, renovate, and redecorate in the quest for more storage. It almost seems like we can never have enough. The simplest solution is to pare down of course, but a good piece of furniture with ample storage space is helpful for containing the rest.
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The photo above was from a feature on actress Ione Skye’s home several years back in Domino magazine, and her home is still as inspiring and fresh today as it was then. The bedroom, in particular, is appealing for it’s light walls, natural textures, and clever use of color and pattern. If you’d like to create a similar look in your home, try bringing in some of the items below.
Industrial style for the home is a trend that’s still going strong. In part, that’s because it mixes well with other styles, like the industrial and mid-century modern dining room above. The metal finishes are softened by the natural wood of the dining table, and the greenery and blooms bring a bit of life to the look as well. The result is the perfect balance of hard industrial style and lived-in ease. You can achieve a similar design with the items below.
Adding in unique color, texture, and pattern is essential to creating an interesting room. You can create a mix of elements with the furniture and accessories, but one of the fastest ways to add impact is with a graphic patterned rug. Below are some fantastic options, with a few thoughts on each.
The bathroom above was designed by Rita Konig for Deborah Needleman in 2008. Its simple black, white, and wood color palette and masculine lines are perfectly offset by feminine touches from the Moroccan table, oval mirror, and delicate styling. If you have a white toilet and pedestal sink in your bathroom, you can achieve a similar look with the items below.
Spring is bringing tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and other early flowers! Finally! Aren’t we all ready to bring some fresh greenery indoors? Looks like it’s time to find some vases.
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.
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?