It's 95 degrees today and all I can think about is retreating to a lush garden with a cold drink and a good book. If that garden happens to have a pool, all the better. Instead, the reality of my yard is a rectangle of semi-alive grass surrounded by vinyl fencing. It's boring and drab, but after drooling over these modern gardens, I'm starting to see some serious potential. If your yard is in a similar state, it's time to hop on board the inspiration train! Here are over 20 modern gardens that are sure to delight the eye and get those creative juices flowing.
Whether you're looking to add a bit of modern flare to a deck, patio, entryway, or windowsill, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up over 25 hip planters that are sure to add a mod vibe to your living space! If you're ready to get growin' in style, read on!
Inspired by the Prouvé Potence Lamp, this DIY version is just as sleek and minimal without the maximum price tag!
Emil Stejnar's "Sputnik" pendant chandelier is a modern design icon, but they're no longer made, and vintage versions can go for thousands of dollars.
So designer and blogger Jenny Komenda whipped up her own version in a weekend, and the results are amazing.
Our friend Miki has ideas that just won't stop. Wanting a headboard, but not something heavy and permanent, she came up with this brilliant, textural, tone-on-tone solution that, literally, pops off the wall.
Any guesses as to how she pulled it off. (Hint: they're super inexpensive and quite easy to use.)
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed the wool felt craze that's been going on the last year or two. People are using it to make pretty much everything imaginable, from simple circular coasters to laser-cut rugs and now: geometric wall tiles!
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.
Every home needs a "landing strip": that place near the door to put your keys, sunglasses, phone, mail, purses, things you need to take with you, and all the other important stuff that comes in and out of your home everyday. A basket is a great idea, or a storage bench, or a small shelf.
OR...You could make these mod, space-y storage pods from a household staple! Guess what it is!
This small home office was in a sad, styleless state with its pale blue walls, uninspired flooring, and a mishmash of furniture. The after is anything but!
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!
My buddy Baz is a DIY guru, especially when it comes to anything Mid-Century Modern. Check out these planters he made for less than $15!
Curbly's Clippings section is a trove of user-gathered design inspiration. Check it out if your looking for some ideas, or create an account and get started saving your own clippings! Here are some of my recent favorites:
What do you think of when you hear the word 'porch?' Wicker? Boston ferns? Porch swings? All are perfectly appropriate for such an environment, but what if the porch-owner has a modern aesthetic? Those traditional porch staples might not
I don't know about you, but those winter blues have flown out the window now that warmer weather has set in. And in my neck of the woods, it is hot weather. With the changing of the seasons, I feel like my whole condo needs a facelift to change along with the temperature. With a very limited redecorating budget (the husband says he'd rather eat, phaw!) I figure the best place to start is inexpensive throw pillows like a shag pillow made from recycled t-shirts or knit yardage? Talk about comfortable! V&Co shows us how to make it. Here are a few more fun and modern pillow ideas for you to lean on.
It's Modernism month on Curbly, and we're exploring what it means to talk about modern design for the home. This week, we're offering a really cool booklet of twenty-four iconic modern design silhouettes, along with the vector files we used to make them! We chose all our favorite designs by Eames, Nelson, Saarinen, and the best of the mid-century designers. Read on to see how to download the files.
Two birds, one stone? Puh-lease! You can't throw a rock at Mid-Century Modern without hitting at least three Eames pieces. Maybe more if you're really good. While their furniture designs are beyond iconic, Ray Eames' textile designs are relatively less-so. Relatively being the operative word. While throwing down on a bold Eames Dot fabric for a home decor project is probably not in the budget at $135/yard, that doesn't mean those...
Located in Las Vegas, this bathroom needed a some punch. Designer Gina De Pasquale paid tribute to the home's mid century modern architecture while simultaneously bringing it into the 21st century.
I especially find admirable Gina's choice to mix 'high- and low-priced fixtures and accessories'. For example, the tile was
This lilac-hued dining room was lacking personality and a defined style, but with a few key furniture swaps and a bucket of paint, it's now a perfect reflection of the homeowner's modern taste!
I'm genuinely impressed. The folks at Decor and The Dog actually made one of those super nice, fairly pricey ($260), and clearly complicated West Elm modern headboards.
Need some ideas for setting your table for the upcoming holiday? Check these babies out. (Note: There will be a quiz at the end.)
Loving the way the table runners are used in