Whether you love it or hate it, you're familiar with the plastic lawn flamingo. With its bright pink hue and subtly-smiling countenance, the flamingo has been a prominent feature of American kitsch culture since its creation in 1957. On June 22, Donald Featherstone, the creator of the pink plastic flamingo, died at the age of 79 and we'd like to pay tribute with a bit of history- and a flamingo roundup!
Welcome to "The A Line"! In every episode of this new video series, we visit two homes that have an identical floorplan- and see how their inhabitants use the same space in different ways.
Today we are in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, in a very tall building overlooking the neighborhood. Caitlin and Matt kept the building's original floor plan in their space, loving the nooks and crannies provided by the segmented, circular layout that centers around the living room, which is the heart of their home. Amy and Christian live three floors down and have opened up several walls in a major renovation, creating a new flow to the space that centers around the kitchen, which is the heart of their home.
Perhaps it's a continuation of the oversized art trend and a backlash against gallery walls, or perhaps it's the natural next step for wallpaper to take. Either way, murals are hot. No longer relegated to children's rooms and DIY efforts, the full-wall image has gone mainstream.
Location: Los Angeles, CA Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 7 months; Owned
Nestled in the winding hills of Hollywood, this mid-century modern post and beam home was recently snatched up by two art-lovers and transformed into a striking minimalist masterpiece. Natural sunlight flooding in through large, unobstructed windows and skylights reflects brilliantly off the white walls, white cement flooring, and blonde wood furniture inside. Needless to say, this place is seriously dreamy.
Are you all neutrals, all the time but have been feeling a little color curious as of late? It's nothing to worry about. We can help you with these easy ways to step up your game and add a little touch of your favorite color almost anywhere.
A Big-Box store may not be where you typically start a furniture search and especially so if you're seeking vintage furniture with a mid-century modern style. But if Craigslist, thrift stores and estate sales don't pan out and 1stdibs is out of your price range, you may discover some affordable MCM-inspired designs from some of the same behemoth retailers where you buy your socks and shampoo.
Don't know about the best kept secret in decor-land? Our classifieds, powered by Krrb, allow you to search locally and far for anything you need for your home at great prices. Beginning this summer as well you can purchase directly through our system from certified sellers and many of them will ship directly to you. Check it out. This amazing pendant dome above is from Gentleman's Gentleman in Monterey, CA. He also sells a wide variety of vintage on Etsy.
Today I want to share my top picks in the lighting department. Almost everything here will ship! Use, enjoy and give me feedback in the comments.
If you love books, and you love living with books, then those books need somewhere to go. The problem is that most bookcases are really, really boring. But fortunately there are a few DIY ways you can make your bookcases just as interesting as the tomes you place on them — without spending a ton of cash.
Q: My boyfriend and I just moved into a funky older apartment. The only bathroom is right in the middle of the apartment, is narrow with very high ceilings, is echoey, and, most importantly, contains a large window that opens out to the kitchen (this is its ventilation). The window is warped and can't be closed. As a result, any bathroom activity is extremely audible throughout the whole apartment...
At 39, I have lived with roommates and overseas, but have never had my own apartment. I finally realized that I can’t wait around for a husband and kids—I have to live the life I have! Now that I finally have my own place, I would love to invite people over! I’m really excited to show it off to all my friends and coworkers, but putting together your own household is expensive, so I still need a few things. Should I have a housewarming party? It’s not a house, just a 635 square foot apartment. I would love to receive some things I really need but I feel weird asking people to bring gifts. I could really use your advice!