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.
One of the proudest DIY achievements in my new home was FINALLY building a desk that would work for both Ursula and myself and look homey and comfortable just off the living room. This little space proved perfect for an IKEA hack I've been iterating on for years. This desk is nice and wide (but not too deep) so that two people or kids can work at the same time, and it's low enough for both sizes to work comfortably too. Click below to see the simple instructions. Oh, and total price? About $250.
Happy is the room with splashes of orange decor. Less aggressive than its color neighbor red, and with more oomf than its other neighbor yellow, orange has just enough presence and punch to liven up a space. Plus, it does a great job of warming up neutrals like metallic and wood hues.