Thursday, September 29, 2011
A chevron print can add tons of interest to a room and is a great option for anyone scared of a busy pattern. This single chevron stripe can look amazing with any design style and comes in a vast array of colors. What I love about chevron, is that this is a pattern anyone can replicate on their own with a can of paint, a sisal rug and painters tape. Here are some of my favorite looks.....for some reason I was drawn to the black/white :) xoxo!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Haha! I thought of such a cute title for this blog. Ok----moving on. I have been working with a client that has zero space in her fabulous bungalow. Problem is, there are guests coming for an extended weekend and there isn't anywhere for them to stay. This could be a problem. Unless, you think of a functional piece of furniture that can be used as a bed and couch....the sleeper sofa! Generally, when I think of sleeper sofas, I tend to think of a bulky/outdated couch that belongs in the basement where "leftover" guests stay. But, I have been proved wrong! Take a look at these firece sleeper sofas that are functional,
stylish and chic that would look great in any room! xoxo
http://www.vastu.com/ David Edward Grand Island Sleeper Sofa
1960's Danish Sleeper Sofa....listed on ebay!
Bifrost Sleeper Sofa
ACME sleepersofa http://www.amazon.com/
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Sliding barn doors are great alternatives for doors that open and close on hinges. They don't take up any square footage in your home and they can act as a major piece of art. The cool thing about barn doors is that they can be made to fit any aesthetic whether your style is traditional or modern. My favorite is mixing reclaimed barn wood with chunky modern hardware and tracking. Take a look at these fabulous barn doors that are used as traditional alternatives. xoxo!
A sliding barn door conceals an office in a project by Greene Partners, via Sunset Magazine. http://www.remodelista.com/
Vintage Barn Door
Gorgeous, vintage barn door reclaimed as a stunning room focal point.
Fabulous faded paint patina.
H: 72″. W: 29.5″
Monday, September 19, 2011
Not everyone has room for a sleigh bed or canopy bed with fabulous footboards when you live in a small space. I thought a rod iron canopy bed with white sheers cascading from the canopy was exactly what I wanted.....until the 1980's celing fan blades that my apartment featured kept getting stuck in them. That is why, my friends, wall mounted headboards exist. A bed frame with matching footboards and headboards can take up a lot of walking or storage space. Instead, opt for a wall mounted headboard that can be created from a repurposed barn door, an enlarged photograph, custom upholstered panels, or even particle board from Home Depot to create the illusion of a headboard. Check out these gorg alternatives to traditional headboards. xoxo!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Lately, my home office has been the couch or an uncomfy lawn chair, and I'm so over it. I'm not looking for anything extravagant, I just need a chair and a table where I can work and be inspired. Since most apartments don't have additional rooms or space to spare, I found some really great alternatives to home offices for small spaces. The key is to find an open nook or closet that can be used to mount an extra long shelf . If your lucky enough to have a large nook or closet, you can slide in a desk or leaning shelf. My desk is mostly paperless, but decorative storage boxes and bins are the key to keeping odds and ends organized. xoxo
This is genius-I luv the extra deep window sill as additional storage space.
This closet is large enough to double as a home office.
If you create an office from a closet, generally electrical is installed. Hanging the pendant light from the ceiling saves desk space and makes this space feel complete.
The leaning shelving are great for small space-I like the magnetic board customized to fill the space and use for additional storage.