This 300 square foot apartment of São Paulo design boutique owner is undoubtedly a testament to well planned space. After thoroughly gawking and appreciating the floor to ceiling curved bookcase walls, do yourself a favor and feast your eyes on some of the unexpected decor elements that can easily and successfully be DIY'd. Like the crib wagon, these are simply brilliant turns of ordinary materials. DIY Disasters--my… Continue Reading
Michelle wanted to dress up the walls of her baby's room, but wanted something a bit less permanent than paint for her rental home. Her solution was creating a wall mural using removable contact paper. How did she make the knotty bark look so realistic? With a… Continue Reading
Have you ever picked out a piece of furniture that you imagine will look great in your space and then once you get it home and situated, you think to yourself "What the heck was I thinking?" Well, I've discovered an iPhone app that will give you a good idea of what a piece will look like in your very own space. I chose the above chair, took a photo of the blank space in my office, emailed this to myself so I could show… Continue Reading
Bold statement, I know. But if you've been poring over pictures of the brightly simple, meticulously designed East Oakland loft of artist Dee Adams, you'd say the same thing too.
A full-time painter, graphic designer and blogger (she has awesome giveaways, FYI), Dee takes the meaning of live-work loft to a new level. All those paintings on the walls? Yeah, those are her own. And you won't believe the treasure trove of mid-century finds… Continue Reading
This year, I'm all over making my own wrapping paper. I've made bold, graphic paper using type, drawn a subtle handmade snowflake design, and adorned plain paper with DIY stamps, but I wanted to do a full-on printed pattern over an entire sheet. I do know how to screen print, but it's a lot of work for a couple sheets, so I turned to another classic printmaking technique: a carved linoleum block. A contemporary update to woodblock… Continue Reading
I'll admit it, most crafts lose me. However, this craft-ish wall decor is right up my alley. A small investment of time and money yields an eye popping payoff on your wall or mantel. (Inexpensive way to cover up big nail holes in a blank wall too.) Grace, from Sense and Simplicity, made this this textural joy (ha!), as well as divulging insider tips for not screwing it up. Look at those letter ends! All you… Continue Reading
You guys, I am so stoked about this gift guide! From art to books to pottery, we've rounded up a collection of gift ideas that are sure to delight the Mid-Century Modern enthusiast on your list. Get your clicker fingers ready, because this is going to be… Continue Reading