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The January/February issue of Elle Decor asked a handful of designers to discuss which trends they would like to see dead and buried. Some of their responses may surprise you. Books as Props Ronda Carman, of All the Best Blog. loves books but believes that the use of " books as props have a short shelf life." "Rose Tarlow put it best: 'An object added for effect instead of affection will always look like an affectation.'" Midcentury Modernism Overload Antiques dealer Richard Shapiro bemoans the " monotony of one midcentury room after another, all with predictable, gratuitous, gimmicky accessories ."
a few of you have asked about the amazing rope swirl tapestries in our new store displays and you’re in luck because one of our display artists put together a tutorial on how to make them! it looks like such a fun rainy day project. what you need: a large piece of cardboard, black marker, scissors, rope in various sizes and colors, neon twine, pompoms.
I've been busy finalizing the design of the room I'm decorating for the Good Shepherd Charity Design Project , which I start on next week (is it really almost JUNE?!). I blogged about this amazing project a couple of months ago and have been obsessing about how I'm going to design the space ever since. It's basically a small bedroom, about 12' x 14' in size, with 1 to 2 windows. We are required to have certain pieces of furniture in the space (bed, desk, nightstand, etc.), but the rest is completely up to us. The sky's the limit, as long as the end result is functional, livable and of course, beautiful!
I'm obsessed with making-over old, worn out furniture. It's amazing how almost any old piece can be totally transformed with new paint, hardware and a little imagination! Here are three examples from Ladies Home Journal...click here to read the entire article. Out-dated side table with stone top transformed into a bright and cheerful accent piece! *First they removed the hardware and stone top, sanded the table all over, and applied a coat of primer. *Then they gave it two coats of semigloss latex paint in a lively citrus hue.
*Update* – Click here for the tutorial. Looks much better painted, yes? :) And a few more shots…
I thought those of you looking for a little kitchen inspiration might enjoy the following kitchens from the folks at Dovetail~Workers in Wood . They are based in Hampshire, UK, and obviously take pride in their work and create dream kitchens for each one of their clients. I love the details they've included in some of their kitchens - from a compost drawer to a little niche for trays. Check those out after the jump. First up, some kitchens that caught my eye.
Hello there! It’s been a busy week with a trip to Seattle for the Picasso exhibition and a drive out to the coast but I knew I had to share this amazing remodel with you before the week came to a close. Everyone loves good makeovers and the ones involving tiny spaces, creative design and ingenious solutions are my all time favorites! Check out how Seattle artist, designer and welder, Michelle de la Vega , created this beautiful little 250 sq. ft. haven… The before…
Features * Weave Type: Woven * Includes: Duvet, 1 Sham included in Twin/Twin XL set, 2 Shams included in Full, Queen, King, Cal King set * Fiber Content: 100 % Cotton * Care and Cleaning: Machine Wash, Tumble Dry Additional... See more » Features * Weave Type: Woven * Includes: Duvet, 1 Sham included in Twin/Twin XL set, 2 Shams included in Full, Queen, King, Cal King set * Fiber Content: 100 % Cotton * Care and Cleaning: Machine Wash, Tumble Dry Additional Information * ASIN: B002PP2EHK * Catalog #: 11679333 * Item can be gift wrapped. * Imported Shipping & Policies * You may return this item to any Target store. * Shipping & Delivery Information * We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. See less »
I'll never tire of featuring re-furbished furniture! Gardenhouse is a fabulous company owned by husband and wife Cheryl & Gary Naeder-Antonio. Cheryl, a professional photographer, turned her hobby of giving new-life to unique finds from flea markets and thrift stores, into a successful business. "With inspiring new finishes, modern fabrics and an original point of view, I recreated them into "vintage with a modern twist," says Cheryl. Her one-of-a-kind furniture pieces are truly works of art!