Remember what you thought when you first heard of Etsy, Craigslist, LushPad, and 1st Dibs? Did you wonder how an online marketplace for furniture and home decor could ever gain enough gritty traction to make a go of it? When I inadvertently came across a link to another new kid on the block, MyBlueSofa.com, I couldn't keep my mouth shut, I just had to ask co-founder and CEO, Manuel Garcia, HOW, WHY and WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? Read how My Blue Sofa is quickly making a name for itself and why it's the perfect sized pond to buy and sell unique furniture and home decor. No fees. Seriously.
What more can you say about this dreamy, relaxing, chic daybed built for two? It's the epitome of perfection for a double or single nap on a sunny, warm afternoon. What did you say, call in sick?
The good folks over at Home Infatuation have written an eBook entitled Live Beautifully...Outdoors, which we can download for FREE via their website. "A collaborative effort of designers, landscape architects, and manufacturers" the book includes a plethora of outdoor decorating tips included in the following chapters:
Photo Images: Paul Octavious
"Bored with his reading, Paul pushed away from the table, stood up and began stacking
and balancing books. Thus it began. He soon discovered his real calling."
In part one of this series devoted to my recent tour of Room & Board, we were introduced to the retailer’s ‘livable modern’ aesthetic. The same quality and craftsmanship we discussed yesterday travels with us today as we move from the dining room into the bedroom. This time we’re going to start with the ground up, or, more accurately, the mattress up.
You won’t find any box springs on the Room & Board showroom...
Friends, it's 2009, and wrapping your holiday lights around a tree trunk and a few lower branches has simply been done.
So, if you're into trying something new, check out these five ideas assembled by Diane Rixon at DIYLife. The best part is - you probably already have most of what you need to try them out.
1. Paper Doily Wreath.
2. Cascade of lights.
3. Glowing hanging baskets.
4. Winter topiary.
5. Bright birds.
If you've reached your limit with Santa, reindeers and poinsettias, do not fret. There is a way to decorate for Christmas that doesn't conflict with your modern decor sensibilities. Canadian House and Home has assembled a jam-packed slideshow that will provide you with just about all
Ladies and Gentlemen! Presenting sixteen digitalized, geometricized, fabulously pixelated home decor and interior design creations.
- Pixelated Wooden Walls
- Pixelated Seats
- Pixelated Graffiti
- Scattered Accomodation
- Pixelated Armchairs
- Pixelated Pillows
Good Housekeeping offers some charming Halloween decor ideas. From outside the house to inside the house, they cover all the important points. There's even an easy Martha-esque spooky dessert suggestion.
Photo Image: LuphiaLoves
Can you think of anything unappealing about the design of vintage typewriters? They evoke feelings of long, arduous hours of thinking and rethinking brilliant ideas, plunking along until the last page is yanked from the rollers with satisfied uncertainty. It's old school at its best. Even if you're not a writer, you can't deny the coolness of a vintage typwriter sitting there all "I still look so good, even if you prefer a boring keyboard". Grab one or two before it's too late. Plus, it's a darned clever way to add a splash of color...
Indianapolis-based designer Nikki Sutton pulls out all the stops in her article detailing the design choices of this kitchen redo. Although Nikki says the 'before' kitchen was a 'perfectly fine' space, it lacked 'wow' factor.
This house exists in the small English town of Tetbury. It's decorated in black and white with gray making an appearance every now and then. Peppered with iconic modern pieces but also blinged out with crystal chandeliers, it's quite the statement. I just have one question...could you live in a black and white house?
Do you love orange but are intimidated by it? If so, you're not alone. Although orange is an exhilarating color, it's also intense! 2Modern gives us some ideas on how to tame orange while
Sasha's 850 sf Brooklyn loft needed some serious help. Enter Mary L. Chan of Studio Bartleby. With Ms. Chan's help and a $5K budget, the loft went from a sad studio to a stylish one bedroom retreat.
You know those 'grandma-type' houses where the walls are jam-packed with frames of every size featuring every member on the family tree? I find them a bit overwhelming,
Matt had a blank wall. And, so, he decided to do something about it.
"I wanted a solution that was cheap and easier than painting. Then it came to me—common crepe paper party streamers. They come in a variety of colors and cost as little as five bucks for a 500-foot roll. The only other thing needed is a little double sided tape to hold them in place at the top and bottom."
Super cheap, and super effect. Visit Readymade for Matt's technique and...
Am I crazy or isn't Swedish Country just Shabby Chic tidied up a bit, pink fuzziness removed from the photographs and tighter fitting white slipcovers? From every photo and blog I've seen touting Swedish Country, it looks to me like Shabby Chic.
Mary Leigh had enough of her ho-hum deck. Not only was it tired and worn, part of it overlooked a parking lot. Adding some weather-resistant fabrics and rug as well as traditionally indoor elements gave this overlooked area new life.