When a 3" x 4" box costs $168, like the Carina box above, it might not fit in the budget. Nadia went a different direction and created her own version at home, for much, much, much, much less than the original. You can see the result after the jump.
Name:Irene and Evan Lovett, plus their dogs Bams and Nora Location: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California Size: 2,076 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; own
Irene and Evan enjoy a brightly decorated, spacious home in the valley, complete with orange and lemon trees out back. Irene is an interior designer and decorator who has fully enjoyed owning a home where she can have fun exploring her ever-evolving style. You can tell that this is the home of two people who love color and texture, and aren't afraid to decorate with a little bit of whimsy.
Ever like a certain look, but can't quite put your finger on what the style is? This past year we started a catalog of eight distinct decor styles and highlighted everything from kids rooms, to furniture and even light fixtures that fit within these categories. Here we have them all in one place for your browsing pleasure (even more links after the jump!):
Name: Aya Sumika and Trevor John, President and Co-Owners of Midori Ribbon, with Baby Misa (who is almost 8 months), 2 kitties, and Indigo Location: West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: 5 years
Aya and Trevor were very fortunate to move into a brand new condo building, though the units were pretty plain. As Aya got to know her neighbors, it turned out that one of them was an interior designer. She promised Aya that within 6 months, she could have her dream home. She stood true to her world — Aya couldn't believe the transformation!
Remember when Ralph Lauren stood for prepped out flower patterns, tartan and rugby?
This past fall I visited the Ralph Lauren showroom down in High Point, NC for the first time and was totally surprised and blown away by what I saw there. While most furniture companies and designers follow trends and break out only a little bit, the Ralph Lauren folks live in their own world and march to their own drummer. So I had to go visit their showrooms in NYC this past week to get closer to the fire. What I saw was another face of Ralph: edgier, luxe and playing with the shadows.
It's a bold choice, that's for sure, but if you've got the style cajones to give it a try, a zebra print rug can provide a whole lot of wow factor in a room. Exhibit A: the rug in Heather's Sky High Hell's Kitchen Home. If you're ready to take the leap, check out the roundup of zebra rugs after the jump. And don't worry - no zebras were harmed in the making of these rugs.
Sources (help us complete the list in the comments below)
Interior design: Michael Crispen
Wallpaper: Cole & Son, The Waldorf Collection, Style: Brighton Lace, Color: Stone/Gold
Sofa: restyled vintage from Twentieth Centry Object
Sofa pillows: Habite Los Angeles
This past weekend, I made my first trip to the Palace of Versailles. While it was impressive from the exterior, I was slightly disappointed by the lack of furniture inside (granted, much of it didn't survive the French Revolution, but replicas would have been nice).
The charm of convex mirrors — and this is only one of many appealing qualities they possess — has got to be their ability to not only transform every space they appear in, but also allow themselves to be transformed. To bring style into a room, but also take on a little bit of a room's style, too. This is why you often hear convex mirrors described using a plethora of design words, like industrial, modern and traditional, to name only a few.
While campaign chests have been trendy for the past few years, their roots are in the battlefield, not the blogosphere. This classic has seen a resurgence in popularity and moved from military campaigns to stylish homes thanks to its clean lines and versatile style.