I've mentioned before that I've only recently began to understand the appeal of marble, but it looks like my timing was perfect because marble motifs are everywhere right now. Ya gotta get yourself some marble napkins!
A leather Chesterfield is something that just gets better with age. That perfectly distressed look isn't cheap, but there are some great bargain versions of this classic British sofa. Would you invest in the collectible, or scoop up this cozy library living room?
If you've been noticing a trend of steel windows and doors showing up in some of your favorite images, you're not alone. These industrial modern beauties are moving outside of factories and into our homes. The strong steel provides for narrow mullions, huge expanses of glass, and lots of light, and works in both modern and traditional architecture.
It's been a gloomy week, and my days have been spent poring over the yellow pages, sourcing cheap/free bulk mulch, getting estimates on fixing the garage door, and figuring how much it would cost to replace our hated carpet (a lot, it turns out). As exciting as it will be to have a functioning garage door, it's time to daydream about totally impossible and ludicrously luxurious home improvements...
The branch-shaped legs of the Scrub table would make it the perfect anchor piece for a natural dining space. However, the price may not be rooted in everyone's reality. This collectible inspired a complete Organic Modern dining room, with money to spare towards a dinner party for 8!
I fell hard for the Grissini bench while researching a recent Shop the Room post. Since DWR's prices aren't always within reach, I used the sleek chrome and leather collectible as a jumping-off point for a Dramatic Modern boudoir, complete with a similar bench and chic accessories. What do you think?
I'm not going to lie. As a modest boat owner that makes the arduous trek from home to marina — laden with gear, odds and ends, and a dog to boot — this drive-in boat slip is a lavish idea I could get behind.
I drool over high-end designer pieces as much as the next gal, but often their prices are more than what I could use to put together an entire room. The black marble and graphic silver base of this coffee table inspired a bold living area full of pattern and texture which includes a similar table and tallies up at a price almost equal to the collectible. Which would you rather have, the collectible, or the complete room?
People may disagree, but I think one of the reasons that successful people are successful is because they have LESS stuff.
Why, you ask? Because their brains are NOT operating out of some outdated primal urge... like a caveman.
During the Stone Age morestuff was good. The ONLY way to measure success or the ability to remain alive was with possessions. The more stuff you had (i.e. the more material for survival), the more successful you were likely to be. If you had a big cave filled with sticks and brontosaurus meat, that made you a big man on campus. In those days there was a logic behind holding on to possessions and things for years to come. Clutter did not exist.
The American Institute of Architects recently selected six projects as this year's best examples of single-family housing. They're all modern in design, site-responsive, and all integrate eco-friendly design and construction practices. They're outstanding examples of thoughtful design, and absolutely dream buildings to call home.