Do you have an ocean- or shark-obsessed kid, but want to decorate in a way that's not too juvenile? This beach inspired room is hopefully one that parent and child can both agree on, full of quality pieces that will grow with the child.
Maybe it was all those years of having to wear a school uniform, but I was off plaid for a long time. After years spent avoiding anything remotely tartan, I've started noticing fresh new interpretations that range from bold and dramatic to soft and pretty.
Today's style board is a nod to mid-century modern. There is something inherently mod about the flamingo motif, which played a big part in the inspiration for this design. The strong focus on simple geometrical pattern, dark woolly textures and walnut finishes is offset by subtle tones of white, ochre and dusty pink.
I don't quite have "tweens" on my hands yet, but if we were redoing my daughters' room now, we might go with something a little more Bohemian, artsy, and creative, just like their personalities. Completing the look are layered textures and mismatched textiles within the same jewel-toned color family.
Alison's home stands out for having a collected and layered look while still managing to feel light, open and airy, which is no small feat in a small space. Here's how you can achieve a similar effect.
Brass adds a bit of shine without the pretension of gold. From wine stoppers to letter openers and everything in between, brass pieces are just as perfect as hostess gifts as they are as gifts for yourself. Here are some of our favorite brass decorative items.
Want to keep your baby's gender a surprise? No worries, nursery design can still be super fun! Primary colors fit the bill: warm tomato reds, canary yellows, ocean blues. A modern farmhouse-by-the-sea look, if you will. Why not?
I've had the melody to "La Mer/ Beyond the Sea" in my head all week, ever since I came across this beautiful art print "The Salt Water Cure." At last, my 4-year-old son pleaded "stop singing, Mommy. It hurts my ears!" The song was the inspiration for this Nordic-themed nursery, which has a Scandinavian twist. It evokes tranquillity and harmony, apparently all the things that my singing voice does not. Cool tones, raw, untreated wood and nautical motifs outfit a nursery that any Salty Little Sailor would be proud to call home port.
My children don't have a playroom. Heck, there's barely enough space for them to play in their bedroom. So our living room has become the hub of play and activity. I store many of their larger toys and games in closed cabinets, but still wanted a container to hold some small toys to be easily accessible for my almost-one-year-old daughter. My criteria was simple: not too big, not too small, without sharp or hard edges and that would look nice out in our living room where we spend most of our time.