Nothing says summer living like a beautiful deck. Decks are what lazy weekend BBQs are made of (or, more accurately, made on). No matter the size or design, a deck can create an enjoyable outdoor living space with only a few key pieces – comfortable furniture, soft lighting, and potted plants.
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.
I’m not a home chef. I’m not even much of a competent cook—one of my better half’s favorite stories is about the time I ruined a pan while simply boiling water. But he is a whiz in the kitchen and when we built our house a few years ago, one of his requirements was a spacious kitchen with all the necessary elements. One of those elements was an efficient layout.
Springtime brings along the spirit of renewal to Milan, announcing the opening of the annual Design Week in the city. This famous event attracts the international design scene: companies and brands, galleries, top designers, architects and design friends, who gather from around the world to take part in the bustling events. We’ve picked our favorite installations, exhibits and places to see in Milan.
When considering what pattern to decorate with in the bedroom, florals tend to come to mind for more traditional spaces. Men usually don’t like this trend, unless it’s a modern take on a flower. But a pattern that can satisfy anyone – male or female, young or old – is the classic stripe.
I have a real love for rooms that are well tailored: they exemplify terrific use of space, with little clutter and just the right pieces of furniture. They also display a certain formality in style—without being stuffy or uptight. Some actually go so far as to use some tried and true tropes of men’s fashion to add to that tailored look. If that’s an idea that appeals to you, keep reading; in this post I’m looking at menswear inspiration for your décor.
Kitchen countertops were created for purely functional reasons, but why is it that it’s so tough to choose the right type? Because there are some that are visually appealing but not functional, and there are others that work well but aren’t very stunning. What if you found one that was both beautiful and functional, and thus perfect for the style of your home? Let’s discuss how to find the right countertop for your needs and style.
As the weather improves, my desire to be inside wanes. If there’s any chance to be outside I’ll take it—and I’m sure I’m not alone! Why not go with the moment and create living spaces outside? Take the same elements of an interior living room and transform them into a great outdoor courtyard with a few simple adjustments. Let’s take a look at how to do so.
Ahhh! Spring is upon us! There’s nothing as invigorating for the soul than the rebirth of nature. With that comes the inherent need to plant, clean, redecorate, create, and spruce up. Naturally, the do-it-yourself projects of the spring season tend to focus on endeavors that are geared towards these needs. Here’s a list of some of my favorite DIY spring projects.
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.