Outdoor dining season is upon us and if your setup is anything like mine (aka nonexistent) or you'd just like to have some fresh outdoor decor, here's a simple DIY project that'll have you hosting summer soirées in no time.
Using Linsi's philosophy that a home should be curated rather than decorated, we've rounded up a few of our favorite pieces from Redefine Home, pieces that we're sure you're going to fall in love with! Ready for our top picks? Read on!
I know, I know. It's June and we're not exactly in the middle of jacket weather. But this DIY industrial coat rack from you_have_broken_the_internet is so genius that I want to run out to the hardware store and make it immediately.
Let’s begin with a logic experiment:
- I am not a morning person.
- I love drawers. In fact, it’s a borderline fetish.
- I am a mother.
How does 2 help me with 1 even though I am 3? Easy. I made a Drawer Sandwich Station. My DSS helps me prepare sandwiches for my kids for school in no time. Everything I need is spread before me, ready to be used, and in less than a minute I am done.
How's this for yard art? I'm absolutely certain the Jones' next door don't have a grass couch in their backyard. This puts a whole new meaning on "green-living."
The people at ReadyMade give a detailed how-to on their website. It requires some work and getting a bit dirty, but I'm thinking it would be totally worth it to make a few of these before a big party, or other outdoor event.
I just don't want to...
Hey everyone, it’s my first time writing here on Curbly so I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Linsi Brownson, I’m an interior designer and owner of the online boutique Redefine Home. Today I’m here for a little designer Q&A session. Send me your questions, anything from how to pair your grandmother’s antique settee with your contemporary home to creative uses for everyday objects. I’ll answer these in a follow up post next week.
Please leave me your question(s) in the comments. Make sure to include a photo (or a link to one) where possible. If I choose your question to the answer next week, Curbly will send you a free copy of all three of their "Make It!" eBooks ($30 value)!
My design philosophy is all about creating a home that is curated rather than decorated.
Now that you've got your vertical pallet garden up and growing, it's time to sit back and soak in some rays from the comfort of a super cool pallet lounger!
First, the obvious: a shelving system made from repurposed coffee tables. Holy cow!
Is your beige sofa getting you down? Consider giving it a playful (and colorful) facelift!
Before heading out for a sun-filled spring weekend, check out this amazing collection of eye candy. Refinery29 has assembled an amazing collection of New York City's amazing rooftop gardens.
Curbly reader Angie and her guy, Randy, just completed this amazing handmade Scandanavian-inspired media unit. She says, "When we completed our basement, we were in need of an entertainment center. We shopped around and looked at everything out there and we just couldn't find anything we really liked. I also found that the average entertainment center didn't have enough depth for the important part of the the entertainment center, really nice audio components. :) From looking around, we determined that we liked the look of the low profile entertainment centers with wall mounted TVs...so we set out to build one.
As AMC's Mad Men emerged as one of television's most beloved and well-recieved dramas, its stylish, 1960s aesthetic crept into our lives in other ways: women's dresses moved towards the high-waisted, eyeglasses became fuller and more austere, and many developed a new interest in the classic cocktails and high-balls from the two-martini lunch era.
And of course, the wonderful set dressing and styling has had quite the impact onto trends in home decor.
Matt Shiley uses bicycle parts and various other found objects to make these stools. At $2500 to $3200 a pop, they're not your average
Did you hear that? That was the sound of my mind exploding at the awesomeness of these upholstery designs by Eleanor Young. This UK-based textile artist and upholsterer creates striking contemporary pieces inspired by architecture and fragmented shapes. I love her bold patterns and color combos, especially!
With the weather finally, maybe, starting to warm up it's just about time to start scrubbing off winter's dirt and grime and sprucing up that outdoor living space. If your vinyl furniture looks like it's seen better days, consider this colorful revamp!
No windows. Could you deal? We're in awe of blogger Melissa Esplin from I Still Love You who calls this wood-paneled basement bedroom home. Luckily, she had the good sense and talent (and yes, handy husband) to make the room over. After a trip to the thrift store and some serious painting, she made the space basically unrecognizable.
Let's face it, we don't all want a huge, pink plastic Dreamhouse gracing our playrooms. While some people thrive on the modern dollhouse hobby, for playtime, modern dollhouses are hard to find and expensive to boot, a combination I'd never let my kids near. Erin at Sutton Grace solved this dilema by making her kids their own mod doll house, and you can too.
From design firm Nendo, this chair appears to consist only of a backrest and armrests, BUT if you look closely, you'll see that its wrapped in a film. Kinda like cling wrap, the polyurethane film fashions
I sometimes feel like my bedroom gets the most makeovers in our entire house, and it usually starts with a new headboard. But don't let that old one go curbside; it has another calling in life.
UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
This week we have an amazing giveaway for you: a Blu Dot Knicker Chair from 2Modern.com! You might know 2Modern.com as a great place to find the most talented and innovative designers of modern furniture, contemporary lighting, & eco-friendly products for the home and office. Read on to find our how to win this awesome chair from (shout-out!) Minneapolis-based Blu Dot furniture.