Published: Mar 5, 2009 Updated: Aug 23 2011 Innovations in small space living have never been as in-demand as they are now. As people move closer to the city, they're being forced to move into apartments with tighter spaces as architecture in metropolitan cores grows upward instead of out. This cluster highlights some of the most useful small space living innovations, from ceiling-mounted beds to wall decals that stand in for those fireplaces or pets you just don't have room for anymore.
Since we have an open floor plan, I have a direct view of my breakfast area from our family room. And, it bugs me. Our breakfast area has been in a state of bland and boring for a while. So, one night, I got a wild hair to paint horizontal stripes on the wall that stares at me from the family room. This is how it looked before: I think my husband's shoe in the floor adds a special touch to the before picture, don't you?
I started with this. I really love my dresser turned tv console and I swear I have the PERFECT grey for me! Grey is a hard color to find the perfect shade but I lucked out here! I LOVE the paint color in my living room! Step 1: When painting stripes on a wall, you're going to first paint the wall a solid color.
Step 1: Tape Begin by placing painter’s blue tape around the edges of the ceiling, windows, doors, floor trim, and any other woodwork or trim that is not being painted. Step 2: Prep Walls Using a cloth or cellulose sponge dampened with water and a little mild dishwashing liquid, wipe down the wall(s) to be painted to remove dust. Rinse the walls with clean water to remove soap residue.
Although there's many eco-friendly paint options on the market these days, that doesn't mean they are always your first choice when it comes to color or price point for the project at hand. The downfall of using more traditional paints are the fumes that come with your newly painted hue. Want to know how to make them go away in a jiffy?
Guest Contributor post by Stephanie Levy Portugal is one of the most exotic and beautiful places I've visited so far on my 12 Countries in 12 Months tour . I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Lisbon, where the bakery windows were full of yeasted cakes called "Bolo Rei" or King's Cake. This sweet treat is traditionally made to celebrate Three King's Day on January 6th. Christmas decorations in Lisbon were rather spartan and improvised. Everyone blamed this on the "economic crisis" - although the shops and restaurants seemed to be fairly full from what I could see.
Posted by victoria //// 20 Comments I am so honored and excited to have made No. 10 among the London Times 50 of the World’s Best Design Blogs ! and i’m especially proud and happy to be included in such a grand group of creative and inspiring bloggers!
keeping it colorful. Posted by victoria //// 15 Comments the design files . we’re on a roll with bold colors today !
I’m so excited to share my Oscar printables for this year!
Passei uns dias em BH. A saudade era muita, tinha uma reunião de trabalho lá. Fome com a vontade de comer. E fui. Ainda no aeroporto, vontade era abraçar todo mundo, aquele sotaque um carinho nos meus ouvidos. “Aceita um cfezim?”
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Guys... this giveaway is for these lovely and charming spice dishes from Designlump in Montreal! The set of four dishes will go to one lucky winner! Description: Spice dish (4 QTY). These sea blue porcelain dishes are great for spices, hors d’oeuvre, rings, paper clips, bobby pins... Each dish is slip cast and carefully pinched on the edge, each one of them is unique but sits well along others. They measure approx. diam. 3-1/4" x 3/4" H (diam. 8.3 x 1.9cm H).