A herringbone-pattern wood floor is, for me, the stuff dreams are made of. It's not likely that I'll be able to have one any time soon, but thanks to this striking DIY project, that same elegant, warm beauty might be easy to implement elsewhere in the home.
Last week I posted five IKEA hacks for the adult set. Now it's the kids turn, with equally impressive projects based on furniture from our favorite Swedish furniture giant. Some are just a coat of paint and others require a little more commitment. All are worthy.
These Ikea hacks run the gamut from simple upgrades to complete rehauls, but they're all inventive, with amazing results. If you're looking for a new project and are ready to move on from the allen wrench, check these out.
Seed Furniture is an appropriate name for Reeve Schley's designs. Schley intends his furniture to grow with you and to make that happen the pieces can adapt over time. There's also a certain whimsy in his furniture. I mean, just look at that puzzle inspired armoire!
With a focus on squishy, slouchy and comfortable furniture, Loaf is the absolute perfect name for this UK retailer. The store originally launched as a bed specialist in 2008 and since then has expanded to include casual furniture for the entire home.
The dresser is the workhorse of bedroom furniture. Use it to store clothes and extra bedding, set one up beside the bed for a convenient bedside table or even push one into the bathroom for a little extra storage. There are a million and one options out there but these are twelve of my favorite modern design dressers.
From its traditional application in quilting, to patchwork rugs and now onto woodworking, patchwork has taken off in a big way. Patchwork furniture and accessories can also tie together mismatched wood tones in a room. From subtle pieces that incorporate materials of a similar tone and texture to those comprised of tiny pieces in every shade, here's a little roundup of the look.
With Spring right around the corner, luxury furniture retailer, Grange, recently introduced their colorful and refreshing 2013 collection featuring collaborations with interior designers Kathryn M. Ireland and Steve McKenzie. We were happy to attend this event in NYC where we met both designers and had a preview of their latest furniture and textile creations.
Michael Shaikin, owner of Ottawa-based The Modern Shop, wants to bring a fresh take on modern design to Canada. As the former owner of a vintage resell shop, Michael certainly has the retail chops for this venture. And with an eye for great designs from Europe and the US, he has style covered, too.