Small touches in this room give it a global feel as well as a touch of whimsy. Small planters are suspended over the tub for a pop of life and greenery. Also above the tub is a colorful piece of art found in a market in Mexico City, depicting a scene from the Day of the Dead.
A mix of high end stripes and patterns were used to create a layered pillow plan, and bedding from Overstock.com rounded out the bed's look. A vintage star found the day before install proved to be the perfect accent on the wall! Traditional wall lights added texture and functionality to the space.
Using the clients' existing bed, Jenn Feldman Designs created a nursery that could also function as a guest room when family came to visit, also allowing the youngest brother of three boys to seamlessly grow into his room.
Finally, one of the easiest and best ways to bring a pop of citron yellow to your space is through art. In this room, the splash of yellow in the painting offers a warm counterpoint to the cool blues and purples found in the sofa and area rug. The unexpected pop of yellow shows that this versatile color can fit into just about any space, and any color palette.
Bergère chairs are iconic to classic French interiors. Known for their deep, wide seats, loose cushions and padded armrests, bergère chairs continue to remain popular both for stylistic and comfort reasons. For this makeover, to put a fresh spin on a pair of bergère chairs found at an estate sale, their wood frames were stripped, then refinished with black oil paint in a semigloss finish.
Fall’s blazing hues of orange, gold and red blend artfully with pretty pink tones, like those in found in this basket of blushing annuals. The trio features frost-hardy Rose Veined Trailing Supertunia (small pink petunia), Blushing Princess sweet alyssum and Royal Magenta Supertunia (large deep pink petunia). Supertunias withstand light freezes to 30°F, while dainty sweet alyssum bounces back from hard freezes of short duration. In other words, this mix of bloomers can bring on color from early fall to whenever consistent cold arrives in your neck of the woods.
Coffee lovers will especially love the look and feel of repurposed burlap coffee bean sack stockings. To find them locally, simply ask your neighborhood coffee house for any discarded sacks they may have in the back. Many times, the staff will be more than happy to give them away for free. Coffee bean sacks can also be found online for approximately $5 per sack.
With so much candy around at Halloween parties, a salty snack will hit the spot. Whip up some homemade kettle-popped corn or one of our popcorn recipes below and place in scallop-edged cups. Embellish with dimensional scrapbooking stickers (found at craft stores) or one of our free printables. If you're sending a cup home with your party guests, wrap it in cellophane and tie with ribbon so the popcorn will stay fresh.
New York is a busy place. For those who don’t plan ahead, the hustle and bustle can run them right over. Fortunately Kalyn and Todd Chandler are the plan-ahead types. Their solution to the constant run between work and life: put the two together in one amazing space and forget all the time spent waiting for the train. For Kalyn, the founder and creative director of the girl-power lifestyle brand, Effie’s Paper, cutting out the middleman of constant commuting means more time spent creating and managing an expanding world of beautiful products.
Designer Kari McIntosh Dawdy selected an unusual shade of medium blue for this remodeled family room that gives the room a warm, intimate and glamorous feel. The modern canvas in shades of blue provides depth and texture, while the neutral shade of the sofa and ottoman blend with the soft tones of white and cream also found within the framed piece. Turquoise and pink accessories complete Dawdy's intriguing approach for this room.
Hosta sieboldiana is a common hosta that’s found in many gardens. It’s produced a host of sports and varieties, including Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans,’ which also goes by the name of Hosta ‘Elegans.’ Hosta sieboldiana is behind many of the common hostas. Chances are, if your garden has a bluish-green, mounding hosta that grows to an impressive size of 24 inches high to over 60 inches wide, it has some Hosta sieboldiana genes in its heritage.
These homeowners wanted their apartment to be unique and glamorous, so designers brought in rich materials such as the luxurious, leather sofas and the gilt and mirror coffee table in the middle of the space. Their favorite feature in the space, though, is the custom installation of multiple pendant lights. Designers found the baubles on Ebay and had them installed as the final, glitzy touch to this fantastic penthouse design.
For the kitchen of a vacation house in Portland, Ore., designer Michelle Ruber of Encircle Design and Build wanted a stylish and low-maintenance material that would stand up to a high-traffic environment. She found her solution in an unlikely place: “The backsplash is the old pony wall in the basement that was removed during the remodel,” she says. “We had the wood planed and then applied it to the backsplash, which brought in a warm feel and history of the original structure. We used a durable marine-grade varnish to protect and properly seal the wood.”
To get the look of this high-end bar cart on a budget, start with a basic metal or wire shelving unit, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle. Spray paint it your desired color. To add the lattice and bamboo trim, use a piece of vinyl diamond lattice, which you often see on outdoor decks and fences. Use bendable PVC pipe that is spray painted to match or in an accent color, for the trim.
Rustic, luxury lodges teem with unique decor and a sense of history, much like this room. Old encyclopedia pages laid out horizontally creates a pattern reminiscent of brick and mortar on the walls of this bedroom. Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques,” suggests perhaps the greatest luxury in a bedroom can be found in clean and simple bedding and the handsome bindings of a few books by the bedside.
It is simple in its design, yes, but this white subway tile that lines this shower also projects strength while serving as a backdrop for the more extravagant toile wallpaper found outside its door. The tile, grouted in gray, has a slightly brilliant finish that contrasts with the brushed metal finish of the shower hardware. The overhead showerhead and the handheld fixture are functional features of the design as well as the cut-out cubby for products,
One of the ways interior designers add sophistication and timelessness to rooms is by accessorizing with books. Since coffee table books can be pricey, an excellent way to use books as decoration without breaking the bank is to pair high-end books with vintage books found at flea markets, like is done on this table. To maximize an old book’s charm, remove its book jacket to expose the canvas, cloth or paper surface.
The designer’s penchant for global accoutrements continues in this room where a headboard wrapped in a handira (a Moroccan wedding blanket), brings moments of color, metallics, pattern and texture to the room in a single well-placed piece. The piece was found on a trip to Morocco that ended with Naomi being wrapped in the blanket at the end of a long evening. It now takes on a special significance as a decorative piece in her home.
With some simple floral design mechanics, you can create a beautiful piece for the table at the roses themed baby shower. All of these blooms and greens are easily found at your local florist or grocery store floral department. If your birdcages aren’t the color you like, give them a quick coat of spray paint to match the party. It will look beautiful on a dessert table or as a centerpiece at a dinner table.