Cozy and contemporary, warm and modern: these twelve gorgeous bedrooms are the perfect dose of eye candy!
Going along with our basement and sleeping themes today (because you sleep in clothes/pajamas and washers and dryers are often in basements? I know, it's a stretch...), I thought I'd share this lovely laundry room* makeover from Curbly fave Charles & Hudson!
In preparation for the arrival of their new baby, Timothy Dahl, the founder and editor of Charles & Hudson (and all-around great guy), decided to tackle a laundry room...
Scandinavian-inspired design got some major love from Curbly this year. From creative DIY stool ideas to rustic-modern coat stands, we Oo'd and Ah'd over this distinct aesthetic. Here are our favorite uniquely Scandinavian DIY projects from 2011 (in no particular order, because they're all pretty fabulous)!
I love everything about this clock. Everything. It appeals to my inner minimalist in ways I can't describe! It's also one of the easiest DIY projects ever created--and that's not just hyperbole, folks! It really is. The trick is in the clock face: can you guess what it's made from?
Classy, rustic, and modern (they're white!) all at once, these DIY branch wall hooks will have you dreaming of Scandinavian cabins in no time.
My love for all things Scandinavian knows no bounds. It's such a clean, warm, and modern aesthetic... with a touch of rustic charm thrown in for good measure. How could you not like it, right? If you've found yourself enamored with this style as well, here's a super simple DIY project that's sure to be right up your alley!
Normally, I have what can only be described as an insatiable appetite for color. If you looked around my home, it would hit you like a ton of bricks: Purple chair! Green walls! Blue walls! Orange sofa! You get the picture. But lately I've been really loving the idea of having an all-white kitchen (I might sneak a few pops of color in there, though, I can't help myself). So, in my constant search for inspiration, I rounded up
a few a bunch of my favorite modern kitchens in this oh-so-clean and crisp palette. Check 'em out below!
We've featured a few Scandinavian-inspired DIY projects here in the past (remember this gorgeous coat stand? Or this rag rug-inspired light?), but this may be the simplest and most universally appealing of them all (no Scandinavian cabin required).
This DIY project has "Scandinavian Modern" written all over it! It's also one of those "why didn't I think of that?" ideas. The white and wood combo is at once classic, modern, and trendy. For color lovers like myself, I'd suggest experimenting with bold hues - maybe even neon if you're feeling crazy!
Like many people living in the 'burbs, our kitchen counters boast that favorite of builder-grade materials: laminate. We desperately want to replace them with something more in line with our style (and budget) and have tossed around the idea of DIY concrete counters or going the IKEA butcher block route. But then I saw this: countertops made from plywood.
Just how drastic can a kitchen makeover be? We found one that's sure to top your transformation expectations.
Through our sifting of tons of before and after images, we came across Eden Lang's kitchen makeover, thanks to Raenovate. And boy, are they share-worthy. How does one go from dark, dingy brown to sleek, modern white? Well, take a look:
Until my dream of living in a Scandinavian Modern cabin comes to fruition, I'll just be content with simple flourishes of inspired decor and accessories like this rustic modern coat stand. It's a gorgeous little piece that packs a big ol' Scandinavian punch - and its DIY rating is off the charts.
I've never crocheted before in my life, but after seeing this charming stool I've got a serious desire to learn how!
We love a good DIY lighting project here at Curbly and this Scandinavian-inspired number is beautifully unique and incredibly easy. Want to see how it's done? Read on!
This may be one of my favorite workspaces to date. It's clean and modern with a Scandinavian vibe - or in other words it's absolutely gorgeous!
One huge trend as of late has been nature-inspired furniture and decor, especially log stools and side tables: they're Scandinavian, rustic, and modern all at once, which may explain some of the allure. I've seen them all over the Internet and from just about every online retailer. The problem is, most of these bad boys cost a ridiculously pretty penny and I'm willing to bet you could DIY them for a whole lot less.
I think by now it's pretty clear that I am madly in love with all things Scandinavian (evidence here and here). The Danes, Swedes, and Norwegians just know where it's at when it comes to interior design, architecture, home decor, textiles, furniture, etc. etc. Basically, they rock at life and making everything around them beautiful. So, to celebrate that fact, I've rounded up seven inspiring Danish homes as a mid-week pick-me-up!
Okay, show of hands. Who actually knows what "dress boys" are? Admittedly, I had never heard of them but apparently they're a 'thing'... and people use them. Basically, you take an old chair, saw it in half, and attach it to the wall. Presto! A new place to drape your clothes.
As a tradition, my husband and I usually go on the day after Thanksgiving to pick out a tree with his family. There's a special lot that has our preferred species (Balsam Firs - I love how skinny and open they are, which is great for showcasing ornaments. Take a peek at our tree from last year to see what I mean). This year, though, we were out of town and to this day are still treeless, which is nearly blasphemous. I am dying to get a...
If you liked last week's Scandinavian Modern kitchen makeover, you're in for a treat! As I mentioned yesterday, around this time of year I always get that rustic itch (which sounds like a virus, but I swear it's not). I seek out and take inspiration from cozy spaces - move over shiny minimalist houses, I want wood and textiles! So, what's the ultimate winter abode? A Scandinavian Modern Cabin. I'll take two!