Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover&8230; & Elements of Style Blog If you drove by this house in Bedford, NY renovated by Alisberg Parker Architects you’d probably expect the interior to be chock full of traditional classics, right? I really do enjoy a home that has a traditional architectural exterior (and interior- notice all thought molding and trim painted over glossy white) paired with really modern furniture. It’s so unexpected. And that pool house? But I alos love that this design team is capable of doing funky traditional decor as well.
Birch + Bird Vintage Home Interiors& Blog Archive & House Tour: Warm... 22 Aug And yet another summer weekend flew by, just like that! How was yours? Mine was busy but full of sunshine and good things, just the way summer weekends should be! Rachel and I had a very long and full work day on Friday announcing our final vendors for Fieldstone Vintage Market and we are so thrilled with all 45 talented artisans and vintage sellers who will be joining us in the field on September 24th! This lovely home tour from Better Homes & Gardens arrived in my inbox last week and it was love at first sight for me. Isn’t this raw wood hood fan amazing? Industrial touches like the lighting and kitchen stools along with the storage friendly built-in banquette and desk just keep checking all of the boxes on my must-have list! Wouldn’t you love to wake up in this attic bedroom? Better Homes & Gardens Be sure to visit Better Homes & Gardens for even more images from this family friendly renovation.
DIY: Furniture Makeovers 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. *They cut a length of seagrass wallpaper to fit the inset and topped it with a pane of 1/4-inch glass. Old dresser transformed into a chic sideboard with plenty of storage! *They gave the whole piece a light sanding, a coat of primer, and two coats of semigloss latex paint in a pale blue shade on the outside and a deeper blue inside for contrast. *To dress up the doors, they picked out a pair of modern nickel pulls.
Danish home: Colour land | creamylife.com - embracing stylish art and design Can you believe that the weather these days is just awful? Raining, windy, dull and gray – hello, it’s May outside! Frankly, I refuse to believe that a May day can exist without warm sun and gentle breeze, that’s why I’m feeling like Spring is yet to come. And to hurry things up I’m treating myself and all of you with a gorgeous home tour located in Denmark were colours rock big time. Such hues as turquoise, bright red and hot pink prevail throughout the home and that, my friends, is the perfect pill for depressive days like we have at the moment :). Colours are the new black, enough said. *images via Marie Claire maison
Good Life Wednesdays…A Desk Makeover ~ Beach Cottage Before & After | 19 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 15 Google+ 0 Pin It Share 4 4 Buffer 0 19 Flares × Well hello! I hope you are all well and enjoyed Valentine’s? Anyway, I am holed up in the study…it is very nearly finished…I have had to wait, for like ever, as my teenager would say, for Frank Spencer, oooops, I mean Mr BC to put some shelves and a mirror up. No I cannot do them myself. Yes I am female physics-wall plugs-power tool-screw challenged. No, I have no interest in learning. Please no power tool benefits emails. So, at the beginning of this study makeover I had visions of a new old vintage desk, indeed, funnily enough, I just happen to have one down in the garage, all vintagey and waiting for some white paint love….but…my old IKEA desk, I kinda love. and polka dot oilcloth, in my fave putty colour, with white dots, here in the study…what could really be better? I mean, yah, that was just what I was after here…. And so I ran past Mr BC a spot of DIY oilcloth desk makeovering and bob’s your uncle shared at
Living Large in a Small Apartment For today we would like to show you a beautiful small apartment (61 sqare meters) located in Sweden. You are looking at a crib that is perfect for socializing but also for meditation in solitude. With wide and spacious interiors, this home looks very warm and inviting. The color palette is cheerful, yet subtle and tasteful. A large living room greets the guests with its homey feel: pillows on the floor, plenty of books to chose from. via Alvhem
Sarah's Supremely Stylish West Village Home House Tour Name: SarahLocation: West Village — NY, NYSize: 650 square feetYears lived in: 2.5 — rented Sarah is one of those enviable people who make the act of creating a very stylish home look effortless. While all of us who work on our homes know how much time, effort and research goes into a space that looks comfortably chic, when it's done with this much panache, all thoughts of hard work fall away... Enter House Tour Sarah describes her apartment as classic modern. Apartment Therapy Survey: My Style: Classic Modern Inspiration: It may sound cheesy, but Apartment Therapy. Favorite Element: The Allen Whiting print above my bar. Biggest Challenge: My kitchen. What Friends Say: "How do you live with a white couch?" Biggest Embarrassment: My windows. Proudest DIY: Charcoal gray chevron pattern. Biggest Indulgence: Lemon Rope fabric from Hable Construction. Best Advice: Make a wish list of items that may be outside your budget and watch for sales...you may be able to make it work. Resources of Note:
Real-Life Inspiration: Converting a Bedroom Into a Dressing Room Previous image Next image It's many a clothes lover's dream come true: turning an entire bedroom into a Carrie Bradshaw-style closet. And while you can find plenty of professionally staged, drool-worthy examples online, most of the time they're not really feasible for those of us on a budget. Here, we found five examples of real-life bedrooms converted into dressing rooms by resourceful (and lucky!) 2 Brit from Brit + Co. turned a spare bedroom into a boudoir by installing a shelving system along one of the walls. 3 Although this dressing room from our Apartment Therapy tour used to be a living room, it now serves as a showroom for Holly's clothing line and shows just how much character you can add to a blank canvas. 4 Colleen from Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill created her dream closet after her brother moved out of the room. 5 It could easily pass for a showroom, but this stylish space is a combined dressing room and home office for Mai from A Cup of Mai. (Images: As linked)
DIY geometric felt heart garland I had some stiffened felt left over from this box project, so I cut out some quick, freehand hearts with an X-acto knife. Geometric shapes are trendy right now. So are ubiquitous chevron patterns, but polka dots are going to overtake those zig zags soon, mark my words. But back to the felt. E-Z Felt is stiff and sturdy, and about $2 a sheet at my local craft store. It's very forgiving to cut, since any slices that accidentally overshoot the corners of a cutout won't show. Stringing these hearts on twine is easy since they're full of holes.