First things first: I love, LOOOVE a good before and after! It's the dangling carrot that keeps me going and feeling inspired. If someone can turn that into that, then my projects don't seem so intimidating and I get a tingling "I can do anything" sensation. And you know what? It feels good... So good, I want to spread the joy to everyone. If you'd like that same tingly feel-goodery, then follow the carrot to this awesome Scandinavian Modern kitchen renovation!
On Tuesday, I gave you some of the elements that go into Building a Mad Men Bar, and today we are going to transform this vintage wooden piece into our own.
Breaking my own "No Christmas before Thanksgiving" rule, I had to resurrect this mod wreath project from from the archives. Not my archives, but a project by Mid Century Modern Utah. As any fan of modern design knows, it can be a challenge to come up with a mod wreath. Maybe because wreaths just drip "traditional?" But it is the season, and it seems timely to share this fantastic DIY, unusual, MCM design. Here's what I need from Michael's: (Don't forget the coupon.)
If all of this talk of fall entertaining drives you to drink, never fear, that's all you really need to be a great host. Building a stylish & chic bar can be your biggest asset during the cold and cozy seasons. Nothing welcomes someone into your home more than a freshly-poured drink on the rocks in a classic highball glass.
I've assembled most of our barware from Etsy. Vintage highballs, drinks carts and ice buckets that would fit nicely in Don Draper's office create an air of elegance we're sorely missing these days. I say we bring the classic five o'clock cocktail hour back with finds like these.
Dramatic, stunning, excellent, awesome...pick your adjective and be prepared for it to fall short of describing the makeover of this mid-century modern home located in Atlanta, GA. A lot of very bad things happened to its interior since its birth, but in the right hands, she's back
It's not Monday so I hope Curbly doesn't ground me, but I just HAVE to share this makeover with you. Why the hurry, you ask? Because on Tuesday I read a comment left on a big important design blog in which a disgruntled commenter got his undies in a bunch over not being privy to the writer's step by step re-do process. To soothe some unnecessary DIY angst, I hope he finds his way to this very thorough tutorial by Mrs. Adventure.
Another day ... another house I want to live in:
My friend just added this fantastic sleeping porch onto her sweet little Atlanta bungalow. Take the full tour here...
Photo © Piewacket
Hold on to your chopsticks baby, here are 10 of the white hottest kitchens you've ever seen. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the tour.
Etsy's BootsNGus use old Tupperware and 'a standard 15' light fixture from IKEA' to fashion perfectly mod kitchen lighting. DIYable?
For all the brouhaha Park51, aka the 'Ground Zero Mosque', stirred up, you'd think the recently released architectural renderings of the building would be all over the news. Yeah, not so
Good Golly Miss Molly! I think I'll need a cinder block wall planter next Spring. Not being a fan of cinder blocks, I'm happy to see them used in a design-i-licious way. Here's all you need:
The industrial style in nothing new, but recently, it has become a popular choice for home and office decor. Just walk into any design related, small or big box store and you will find a plethora of industrial themed pieces. These stores are trying to mass-produce old industrial furniture, but many people prefer original pieces for the stories they tell and the character they maintain. So, the question is - what do I need to know before I buy?...
MWT and I have kicked around the idea of making a home out of an unconventional building. You know, like remodeling an old fire station, library, whatever, into our dream house. Never did we conceive of turning a water tower into a home.
Freshome identifies this home as 'a Typical Celebrity Crib'. It is impressive, indeed. Elegant pool, multiple fireplaces, crazy-expensive furnishings. Yes, it has everything, and yet something's missing. No?