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.
Learning the basics of interior design can often prove difficult when you’re first starting out. In my experience, it takes awhile to learn certain fundamentals that only come with time and experimenting. You can try to read and research all you want, but you do have to get down and dirty with actual experience to know how to make everyday solutions. Here are a few pieces of advice that I would give to the novice interior designer.
Louvered windows, also called Jalousie windows (and I’d love to know why, so if you know, please leave a comment!), are one of those décor items that take me back to my childhood. Living in south Texas and traveling through the US and Mexico with my family and our travel trailer hitched to the back of the Buick, I was very familiar with the popular crank-out glass windows of the time. They maximized airflow while keeping out most of the elements; one of my all-time favorite memories is when a storm rolled through and the louvered windows were open to let in all that cool, moist air without drenching everything.
One space in the home that should be surrounded by inspiring beauty is the office. If you work from home, then you are spending hours and hours in your office. I’ve visited many offices that feel cramped, dirty, chaotic and completely UNinspiring. There are quite a few tips and tricks to design an inspirational vibe and one of them is creating an art gallery.
Sometimes we all need a helpful idea or two when it comes to our interior décor especially when the decision involves a major investment we expect to live with for a long time. Such is the case for many of us when choosing a dining table, so I’ll give you the same advice I give to my friends and family: go for a round dining table.