You won't find this above ground pool at Sam's Club. Argentina based Andres Remy Architects designed the impeccable pool/deck combo for a family of four in Devoto, Argentina. Even the color combination of the aqua water and the warm brown wood radiate pure fabulosity.
I realized that I didn't say a big HELLO to the Curbly readers. My name is Kibwe Daisy. I am in interior designer in Washington, DC and editor of Design For Men. I am thrilled to be guest blogging this week. I enjoy designing spaces that have a masculine feel. And I find guys often don't pay close enough attention to creating a great home environment. The key to upgrading your home is identify your style by finding the...
Boots and Totty's baby, Van, was on his way. The only thing separating their bedroom from the nursery was a six-foot opening - no door. Any new parent knows that will NEVER do.
You really need your shades on when you take a look this houseboat. It's a far cry from the floating jalopies I've been on. You think this rooftop garden is fab? You should see what it looks like on the inside.
Remember DIY Maven's post on Monday? The 2nd Unbelievable Sofa Makeover? The contrast of the white cording against the dark fabric just looked, hmmmmm...very high end. Instead of starting from scratch, what if you could just paint your piping on your upholstery or slipcover? Liz from It's Great To Be Home, did just that. See how she did it.
We had an authentic oriental rug in our front entry for years. I couldn't help but cringe every time guests walked in the front door with snowy or wet shoes. Exhausted from policing the foot traffic, I broke down and bought a neutral 8 x 10 patio rug from Lowes for the front hall. The best idea ever!! Now, it's time to take it up a notch.
Fellow Curblians, forgive me if these DIY decorating tips from Better Homes & Garden are mere child's play for you. Most of the "get the look for less" projects we see all around are fairly obvious by now. It's getting harder to discover new DIY tricks as everyone with an ounce of creativity is doing it themselves these days. The upside is that it's challenging the old noggin' to be more masterful. In this bedroom project, however, two simple projects caught my eye. Click over to DIY'd version to see which two you think lean towards "Ah! That's a great idea." Here are my picks...
Are you living in a leased space and your landlord forbids painting, wallpapering, and hammering into his precious walls? And are the blank walls are driving you nuts? Here's a simple, easily reversible way to wallpaper your wall with fabric and strip it right off when you move. It's so simple, ReadyMade
Luna Fabrics is one of my favorite modern fabric companies and now that Apartment Therapy gave us a peek inside the Luna showroom at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, I'm more infatuated than ever.
If you're looking to replace the legs on your favorite lounger, update a dresser, or you need a stunning set of legs for your handmade coffee table, look no further. Right here is a list of nine online sources for wood and metal furniture legs.
Most asked question: Where do you find your fabric?
Answer: Wherever I can find a deal on unusual, high end fabric yardage.
So, being the fabric addict that I am, I've done some summer pillow fabric shopping for you today. Here are my picks...
Mid Century Modern has been my style for about, well, umm...a long, long time. I've learned not everyone shares this passion with me. So, when I saw this post over on ApartmentTherapy, I thought using the word 'upgrade' may cause some commentary controversy since many would deny that Mid Century could even possibly be considered to be an upgrade.
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.
Last week I walked through Indianapolis' St. Margaret's Guild Decorator's Show House. This year's historic home was purchased by the late author, Booth Tarkington in 1923 and it was there where he wrote many of his novels.
However, I digress. The one non-historic question I walked away with was how I was going to get my hands on some of this magenta and chartreuse Donghia fabric that graced one bee-U-tee-full chair in the morning room.
Local friend and blogger Lesley of The Design File has gathered up 6 alternative wall applications to liven up the dreaded blank wall. Inspired by an episode of Diving Design,
In this the 3rd and final installment devoted to my recent tour of Room & Board, we consider the living room. If there were any question of the retailers ability to bridge the gap between mid-century with the 21st, these vignettes answers it. That’s because their 21st century designs are presented with the likes of Eames, Noguchi, Nelson and Wegner to name just a few. And on those occasions when the masters’ creations don’t make an appearance in the R & B living room vignettes, their influence is felt.
The Pierre chair, pictured below
Photo Images: Niche Interiors
Cococozy always has eye pleasing design morsels to share. Here, she gives us three very easy room makeovers done by Jennifer Jones, principal designer at Niche Interiors, a San Francisco based design firm. To achieve an updated look, you have to keep things simple and clutter free, and add a drop of style savvy. The before photo of this corner room
Last week I had the opportunity to take a private tour of my local Room & Board, and, I must say, in our mass-produced world, walking through their showroom is always a breath of fresh air. If you haven’t heard of Room & Board, here’s all you need to know: they sell furniture and accessories of timeless design and impeccable quality. The retailer achieves these feats by establishing relationships with family-owned companies who share their commitment to craftsmanship and sustainability.
Because of the relationships R & B has fostered for more than 25 years, they are able to set a specific aesthetic direction, designing 90 percent of the furnishings they sell, which, as my tour guide Preston put it, are ‘steeped in classic design.’ Their inspiration is Shaker, Asian, Danish Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Arts & Crafts. If that sounds like recipe for an unfocused collection, let me assure you, it is not. It’s the very reason why Room & Board pieces can seamless bridge the gap between centuries, countries and even generations.
Take the Shaker-inspired dining room pieces pictured above, from the new Adams Collection, for example. The clean lines of the cabinet and extension table pair perfectly with the mid-mod grasscloth pendant lamp and Danish modern Doyle chairs.
Cramped, dark and dated. These three words describe a lot of kitchens out there. Like the one pictured above, for example, which overlooks the St. Croix River Valley in beautiful Minnesota. The owners wanted bigger, lighter and contemporary, but they didn't want to add budget-blowing square footage to their home's footprint. Instead, designer Laurie Butler opened it up by taking out the soffits and hanging cabinets. To gain more space, she converted two closets; one became a pantry and the other a recess for two wall ovens.
If gray's the new beige (or brown), you better get started researching the multitudinous colors of gray available at your paint store. Apparently, others perceive grays in a much wider range than I imagined. My grays have tended to be in the gray flannel family,