Need to turn your office/guest room into a kid's room but plan on turning it back in 18 years? Looking for wallpaper that, unlike their shoes, your kids won't outgrow in 2 months? Admitting to yourself that no matter how excellent your design choices, someday your kids will outgrow them? Temporary wallpaper it is.
Don't know about the best kept secret in decor-land? Our classifieds, powered by Krrb, allow you to search locally and far for anything you need for your home at great prices. Beginning this summer as well you can purchase directly through our system from certified sellers and many of them will ship directly to you. Check it out. This amazing pendant dome above is from Gentleman's Gentleman in Monterey, CA. He also sells a wide variety of vintage on Etsy.
Today I want to share my top picks in the lighting department. Almost everything here will ship! Use, enjoy and give me feedback in the comments.
Squeaky Edible Clean. Wooden kitchen tools and utensils as well as butcher blocks are priceless, but they can get really worn down and lifeless without regular cleaning and care. Cheaper butcher blocks (ie. IKEA) which I've had many of, particularly need constant refinishing to keep them looking fantastic (which they totally can - see this post here: How To Resurface Your Butcher Block Quickly and Well). I keep a bottle of food safe wood oil under my sink at all times and my go-to picks are below. However, I've just discovered this super premium and MUCH more natural wood oil above by furniture expert Christophe Pourny. Check it out and then head below. Got a suggestion? Comment away...
Flea markets are filled with curiosities, and I'm not just talking about the stuff for sale. Over the years I've witnessed a lot of strange behaviors as people navigate booths looking for bargains. There's something about flea market culture (cash-based transactions? secondhand goods? informal setting?) that seemingly gives people permission to act in ways they wouldn't dream of elsewhere, such as...
If you ask me, bright, saturated colors are the color of happy. And who doesn't want their home to be a little happier? I've rounded up some favorite finds that will bring a little extra dose of cheer to your space — and they're all under $50.
You've made it! You've decided to live together, merging your two households into one. But figuring out how all your stuff can live together, from your grandmother’s nesting tables to his battered but beloved recliner, well, that can be a tiny bit more challenging. Developing a unified and mutually agreed upon aesthetic that showcases both of your personalities and makes your space feel like home may take some work. Never fear: American Signature Furniture wants to help. Enter for your chance to win $2,000 of chic furniture, and follow these 4 steps to keep you stylish and sane in your new shared digs:
Prize: $2,000 to spend on stylish furniture From: Value City Furniture Value: $2,000
You've made it! You've decided to live together, merging your two households into one. But figuring out how all your stuff can live together, from your grandmother’s nesting tables to his battered but beloved recliner, well, that can be a tiny bit more challenging. Developing a unified and mutually agreed upon aesthetic that showcases both of your personalities and makes your space feel like home may take some work. Never fear: Value City Furniture wants to help. Enter for your chance to win $2,000 of chic furniture, and follow these 4 steps to keep you stylish and sane in your new shared digs:
If you liked Scott & Kristan's Inspring Arts District Loft, you'll love the couple's newly expanded showroom. Two years after setting down roots for Hammer And Spear in the rapidly developing Arts District in Downtown LA, store owners Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham (of HGTVs Design on a Dime) snagged a new corner spot and filled the space with a whole host of hunted treasures.
Prize: Saatva Luxury Firm Mattress Set (including foundation and frame) Value: $1,400 From:Saatva
In an ideal world, you and your mattress would never have to part— you could work hard, play hard and Netflix hard all from the confines of your bed (I know, I know: some of us lucky ones already do). Being a social butterfly is nice and all, but lying around in bed all day is priceless.
Another weekend, another wedding- sound like your summer? Soon all those lovebirds will be moving into their love nests and there will be another reason to celebrate. Leave all the really practical gifts for the family to buy and instead bring something unique and fun to the housewarming party. Whether the happy couple is starting from scratch in a new place or consolidating two spaces into one, it's nice to have a few new things that really mark the space as 'theirs'.