It's amazing how a fresh detail can totally transform a piece. Anyone feeling like their home workspace is less than inspiring should check out this easy DIY project. Inexpensive gold carpet trim gives this raw wood desktop a finishing edge and simple gilded style.
I would call my style heritage-contemporary as I love mixing old and new. I have to have lots of colour in my home as it makes me happy. I don't stick to any design ethic, I just trust my eye to create a well designed livable space - I have three kids so white everything wouldn't work!
After I heard of his death this past Sunday, Lou Reed has been on my mind. I'm not sure what I was looking for initially, but I started looking up house tours that feature works by Andy Warhol (Warhol was the Velvet Underground’s manager, and Lou Reed credited his career to him). What I came to find was that people are continually incorporating Warhol into their homes in creative ways, making work that is so well-known and mass produced feel fresh and interesting.
Stripes promote order and organization, and a classic black and white color combination demands to be taken seriously. So when a room can combine the two, the result is a workspace with great working mojo that oozes with style.
Wendy from Designed to Dwell had a perfectly nice formal study, yet she came to a realization I think we've all had at some point: sometimes what we think we like isn't our style after all. Check out how Wendy lightened and brightened to create a completely fresh new room that's much more her.
Alison has, for the longest time, been drawn to this super cool, city-scape baby boy's room. Pops of color, cool white, and Basquiat? How can you go wrong? If you also like Xavier's room, here's a quick guide to getting the look yourself...
Anyone else have one desk that fits two? Our children inherited this dual sided IKEA desk with two drawers from their father, so I put together a little mood board that could potentially fit equally well in the kitchen or bedroom.
The internet is such a wonderful source of inspiration to draw from when setting up home, decorating, or even renovating our own home. And you shouldn't limit yourself to other home inspiration. Spanish design firm Masquespacio creates some of the most inspiring commercial designs. They are so inviting and warm that it's easy to take inspiration from them for your own nest.