I am obsessed. Simply obsessed, with Scandinavian style. Yet aside from IKEA, it remains fairly out of reach on these shores. I've put together a sweet little nursery collage that is a mix of the modern and traditional those Swedes do so well.
It's one of the only things you can count on, besides death and taxes: when it comes to decorating, everything that was once popular, and then reviled, will inevitably come back around again. Case in point: this vintage bathroom. Although its green-and-white color scheme was actually quite restrained for the pink-tile-loving 50s, it still seems like a throwback to a forgotten era. You'd never see jade fixtures in a modern bathroom. Or would you?
One look at the pale green (otherwise known as "avocado") range in your grandparents' kitchen proves the rule: kitchen trends are fickle. There's truly no "classic" or "timeless" look for home appliances. Even the current in vogue stainless steel finish has come under fire by some home experts. Meanwhile, white appliances are sneaking in behind the scenes, and making a slow journey back to kitchen design primacy.
The writing's on the wall.... and the art canvas, table, and pillow while we're at it. Lately people are taking paint to their environments and creating decor and accessories that speak to them on a personal level. Here are five great examples of custom projects that celebrate the written word. Who says cursive writing is a lost art?
When hot weather has you sweating in your sheets, even the idea of watercolors can make you feel cooler. Soft strokes and mostly-pastel colors are the order of the day, and an easy home or party DIY for an afternoon.
Cork is so cool right now! And who can say no to more places to hang homemade art, really? If you loved Hello Bee's cute cork bear mirror, but DIY is not really your thing, here's some cork for your kid's room, starting at just $1.99.
We've written quite a bit about color dipped furniture — you know, the thing where you paint the legs of a chair (or desk, or dresser, or what have you) so it looks like it's wearing little furniture socks. But what if you prefer something a little more attention-getting, a little more ambitious (or you just can't decide between two different finishes)? You could try this half-and-half look.
Most Americans feel a strong leaning towards one state. Whether it was your home growing up, your home now, or a special state where you went met your significant other, you can display your love for that state in several modern ways.
My love for both cool marble and warm copper runs deep, but when they team up to make decor magic, I do a little happy dance. Check out all the material matchmaking going on lately, and see a few items that help you get the look.