It seems we’re all in love with white walls these days, doesn’t it? Cassandra Karinsky’s bedroom, pictured above, features a neutral palette and white walls, but draws your attention with carefully chosen pieces and plenty of texture. If you’d like to pull off a similar look in your own home, try incorporating some of the items below.
As an unabashed fan of industrial influences in interior design, it’s a natural that I would be drawn to something as functional—and as seemingly out of place—as metal lockers in home décor. From school gyms to blue-collar factories, these utilitarian beauties have done all of us the service of storing our goodies at one time or another. So why not invite them into your home? Let’s look at a few places where they can come in handy.
Sometimes I dream about how it would be to apply my makeup sitting down. Wouldn’t it be lovely?! Instead, I crouch over my sink in poor yellow lighting, hoping that I’m not missing the mark. A makeup vanity is something that lives only inside my dreams. Ideally, it’s a place to sit down and enjoy the process of getting ready. As I consider applying makeup an artistic endeavor, I will call the vanity an easel of sorts. Here are some vanities to inspire some daydreaming, and how to get the look for yourself.
I could live outside in the summer! Seriously. I could spend my mornings and evenings totally outside. There is nothing better than enjoying pleasant weather while eating your favorite meal or relaxing on comfortable furniture. That is why the outdoor living space is such a cool concept. You are creating a space completely outdoors that have the qualities that you need from the interior. For instance, if you love eating as a family, create an outdoor dining room. I personally love lounging at night so an outdoor living space is perfect for me.
I always love it when I feel like I’ve just discovered something new. Of course, usually my latest discovery is only new to me and is old hat to many others. But that seldom matters in the long run since I’m still energized by whatever the finding is. Today I’m taking a look at using pattern on the floor—not something that in and of itself is new to me, but I’ve begun to view this as a kind of “secret sauce” of interior design, the extra something that can set a room apart.
The practical pegboard has become quite popular recently and is being used in ways that I couldn’t have foreseen. Some of it is simply beautiful! Though I always considered this material to be a bit boring and too practical for my taste, I’m now reconsidering after seeing some clever ideas spring out. I’m thinking it would be perfect placed in an office or kitchen. Here are some beautiful ways to use pegboard in different environments.
Sharing a room with a sibling used to feel like a real bummer, but with endless creative ways to design shared spaces, these days, kids seem to be squealing over rooming together.
Though I live in the mountains, my style doesn’t necessarily reflect my environment. That said, I love a touch of rustic décor in a more minimal interior, which means loads of white with a touch of natural wood. That touch of rustic adds a sense of coziness and warmth to what could be a cold space. Here are some of my favorite minimal rustic interiors and how to achieve the look.
Image: Jon Snyder for Dwell It’s the overused, under-praised kitchen appliance. It can be quietly beautiful or stand out like a sore—and very noisy—thumb. It helps you rid the kitchen of unwanted smells. In my house, it often is what keeps our dog sane, since without it, the smoke detectors might be going off with Continue Reading »
I am all about bringing the outdoors in. It immediately adds a sense of nature and beauty. Sometimes a room can feel boring, and the moment you add a plant, it feels right and complete. Most people don’t think about adding plants to the bathroom. It’s a beautiful thing! Even just one plant, like in the bathroom seen above, can make a huge difference. And not mention it does bring a spa like feel to your bathroom.