Inspiration från IKEA
Les papiers peints transforment vos rêves de design d’intérieur en réalitéVous connaissez probablement le dicton : « L’habit ne fait pas le moine ». Pour les papiers peints et votre maison, c’est exactement l’inverse ! Un papier peint 4 murs de qualité peut transformer une simple pièce en un environnement exclusif, qui reflète vos émotions et votre style de vie. Mais qu’est-ce qui rend une tapisserie unique ? C’est un papier peint à motifs ou un papier peint design qui, en plus de répondre à vos attentes les plus exigeantes, saura stimuler votre imagination, vos rêves et vos souvenirs, et induire une sensation de bien-être dont vous pourrez profiter à chaque instant de chaque jour.
When we were discussing ideas for new columns this year, I sat back and thought about what I felt was really missing from the web. I kept coming back to the idea of decorating, but I wanted to tackle something more practical and knowledge-based, rather than just inspiration. While trying to shape the column’s focus I was reminded of an important lesson I learned while writing Design*Sponge at Home: photographs should teach and not just describe. I was so used to listing and linking items in a home tour, rather than using it as a teaching moment (to explain how and why the things in a room worked), that I was missing a chance to really help readers (and myself) gain more design confidence and practical decorating skills. So it’s with that concept in mind- empowering readers with practical design lessons and tips- that I’m launching this new series.
Handblown glass pendant lights in the Richmond showroom of Mark Douglass. Photo – Eve Wilson. The Richmond showroom of Mark Douglass. Photo - Eve Wilson. A rainbow of flex options in the Mark Douglass showroom!
As you guys may remember from my last beauty post, I am pretty lazy when it comes to hair and makeup. I rarely use a hair dryer because I don't really know what to do with one. And my version of an updo usually consists of some sort of ponytail or messy bun. So I love it when people who know what they are doing in the hair department teach me some skillz (yep, the "z" means we mean business).
I’m always excited to come across a new-to-me store that stocks home accessories and furnishings that I haven’t previously seen. That was the case with Fort Standard, a Brooklyn-based studio founded by Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings. They’ve collaborated with other brands (such as Roll & Hill, Areaware, and All-Clad), as well as design and make their own products that, as they put it on their site, “exemplify an understanding of materials and the balance between form and function.” Some of my favorite Fort Standard pieces are shown in the above photo, and you can see them in more detail below.