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Closet Office

Closet Office
I have begun to meet up with several of my 555 residents to document some of their downsizing solutions. It has been so much fun re-connecting with them, touring their homes and having them share their downsizing stories with me. One of my favorite solutions that I have seen is the closet office! In a smaller living quarters, sometimes the office space is the first to go but with a little creativity, one can put that workspace back into the plan! One of my “downsizers” did just that! By lining the space with shelving and inserting a desk top she has given her husband a workstation that didn’t originally fit into their home. Here are some other fabulous closet offices… What do you think?

Splash Of Colors | Lushlee I love white decor in the home for a fresh and clean look. However, when bright colored home furnishings are added and used in the right proportion, they can certainly add charm and personality to any white room! As seen in this Georgian house in Stockwell, from the portfolio of UK-based location agency, Light Locations.

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover… 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. But I alos love that this design team is capable of doing funky traditional decor as well. The Designer Pad - Straight To The HeART I consider myself a very crafty person and love everything handmade. I'm always delighted to see how others use their creativity to transform everyday materials into something unexpected and beautiful. When I stumbled upon these lovely heart pieces in Bloesem I was immediately seduced by them, especially by their sculptural vive.

Color - Live Like You & Marmalade Interiors If you have followed this blog for a while you might be familiar with my line “Life is too Short for White walls”. Well ironically, or perhaps to test myself (?) the bungalow rental we are in for the next few months has…yes…only WHITE walls. After living with a kaleidoscope of colors in our old house it felt at first refreshing with stark white walls. But walking through our Virginia house (soon no longer ours…) via Skype yesterday and seeing all the pretty colors – I suddenly felt deprived! That’s not t say you can’t create some some cheerful spaces with an all white backdrop. Interior design by Emily Henderson. A great starting point add a– BOLD COLORED COUCH. Via Belle Maison. Add CONTRASTING FURNITURE AND PATTERNS. Adding COLORFUL ART and PILLOWS and BOOKS is another way to bring color and life in to the space. Interior Design by Emily Henderson Hmm…there is something be said about white walls. Let the FLOWERS and SMALL ACCESSORIES add the punch. Interior design by Amber Lewis.

Dear Italy, I love you... ♥ Мила Италия, обичам те... | 79 Ideas - a blog about decoration, design, decor, fashion, food and other pretty things Have you heard the sentence "Find a beautiful place to get lost"? This exactly happened to one Danish couple. They found a small medieval castle in South Italy and fall in love. The whole story is told by "Skona hem". And I can only say that I adore Italy and I absolutely fell in love with this place. Знаете ли сентенцията "Намери си красиво място и се изгуби в него"? За мен остава единствено да кажа, че аз обожавам Италия и абсолютно обичам това място.

Inspiration for artists from Wildfox Couture - I LOVE WILDFOX - Gwyneth Paltrows Apt, Tribeca (Don't cry) AHEM* can I be a movie star? Interior Inspiration #20 Continuing a series of posts about the best interiors in a week. To see more pictures or information, simply click on the image. Colorful Apartment Pleasantly Combining Traditional and Modern Design Ideas Maurice Padovani Charming Apartment with Surprising Design Elements Fresh and Colourful Contemporary Rugs from Sonya Winner Impressive Modern Arrangements Within a Relatively Small Apartment Friday stalking 2 Fresh Turquoise Apartment with a Feminine Appeal Scandinavian Duplex Characterized by Refinement and Diversity Intriguing Sci-Fi Apartment Design by A-cero Luxurious Apartment in Arizona With Extensive City Views Intriguing Modern Apartment: Linear Perspective by Redo Studio Warm Atmosphere in Cluj-Napoca Residence by Qub Design Amazing Loft Space in SoMa, San Francisco Friday stalking quickie 1 Juranda House by Apiacás Arquitetos Rustic and Modern Residence in Spain’s Priorat Wine Region You might also like Interior Inspiration #19 Tags: Apartment, Loft |

small is cool if you choose to live on your own as a young person (and i say this assuming that you don’t earn major bucks or perhaps you live in an expensive city – or both) you will probably be faced with the reality of renting a studio apartment. unless you’re an investment banker, or you won the lotto, or your granddad left you a sweet inner city pad the size of an ark that he bought back in 1950 for R500, or you’ve found some 3 bedroom palace with wooden floors and a working fireplace that’s being rented out for tuppence. if you’re one of those people, please don’t pity me. for i might be jumping on the studio flat bandwagon one of these days, and of course in lieu of that, the first thing i consider is HOW TO DECORATE. zach motl lives in a 178 ft² studio apartment in brooklyn. that’s 16m² folks… he’s an interior decorator, which explains why his flat looks the way it does. “the more stuff you put in a room, the bigger it seems” this NYC couple‘s apartment is only 200 ft² (18 m²!!!)

Turquoise and Red Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping! Stylish Rooms for Babies Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about time and how quickly it passes. I think that once you have children, time goes by even faster than before. I can’t believe that 5 years has gone since our girls were newborns. Living Etc. via Black*Eiffel National Post I was in heaven putting together a nursery for them and I imagine it’s the same for most new moms. Life in the Fun Lane lay baby lay All these nurseries have such timeless style, don’t you think? Enjoy the rest of your day!

Level Up: Sloped Hillside Home has Super-Slanted Floors Stairs and ramps have slopes and slants, but building floors are precision-tuned to be as flat as they can be constructed … right? This topsy-turvy rural dwelling inverts tradition and flips our architectural expectations upside-down – or at least sets them sharply on edge (Photos by Ester Havlova). Usually, building a hillside home means compensating for the exterior slopes – finding places where the natural environment can be adjusted to fit the needs of our flat-footed species. In this case, however, Sepka Architects (with client consent) worked with rather than against the grain of the surrounding topography and made most of the interior spaces steeply sloped just like the surrounding landscape. Working upward through the spiral of angled floors, residences pass storage, cooking and sleeping areas that prove exceptions to the rule.

The Designer Pad - Zen-sational This breathtaking loft is absolutely heavenly, a place to worship white and simplicity. Zen is the perfect word to describe the home of fashion designer Johanne Riis, who had the vision to transform a former warehouse into this incredible five-story multiple space where she now lives and works. The basement houses her atelier, the ground floor is where her shop and showroom are located, and the remaining three floors are dedicated to the living quarters. Spotted in

Most amazing apartment ever! - MAIYA - MY ADVENTURE IS YOUR ADVANTAGE :: ART / DESIGN / FASHION / DECOR Ah, jeez. This apartment in Sweden has my name written all over it! I love the black and white theme accented with bits of green and yellow. I could definitely be happy in such a bright, clean place! One of my favorite details is the Random Light (by Moooi) in the living room. But what really sets this space apart is the incredible kitchen! [via Freshome]