When your child needs a designated study area where they can keep their books and supplies, why not hook them up with a lovely modern desk? We spied Sophia's study desk on Flickr and loved the simplicity and order of her space - while still being stylish. Alana, tells us, 'We bought it from the estate of our house's previous owner. She had a nice collection of vintage Danish modern pieces all throughout the house. I don't see any manufacturer info anywhere on it.' We love unexpected finds, and Alana certainly scored with this one. A laptop, abacus, singing bird toy, and more make their home on this desk. With a sweet little space like this, who wouldn't want to study?
I don't know about your home, but at my place, even with an open concept kitchen and a dining table, we always seem to end up in the living room with all the snacks and drinks squeezed on the coffee table. Let's face it: it's more casual and comfortable than standing around a kitchen or sitting on a stiff dining chair. These days it's rare to have both a family and living room, so it's nice to really put a lot of thought and style into the one you have. If you're looking to refresh your living room and you can't decide between Mid-century modern, transitional, industrial, or bohemian, this look has a bit of all four-for any budget. The aqua sofa is definitely the star of this look and is where the inspiration started. It a great example of how you can have a large piece that's a bold pop of color but still have a calm and neutral look. If you want even more color, go with a more colorful rug that either complements or contrasts the aqua. The gold and wood accessories give this living room an overall warm but luxe look. Of course, you can always mix and match-just remember to buy pieces you love!
We were reading this great interview of one of our favourite artists, Jim Houser, at Fecal Face, when we realized that Houser's works make for a great resource for colour inspiration. 'I like red and blue and variations of red and blue. That's the direction it seems to be going. Browns and tans. No more pink. No more orange. No more green. Even my black is just super dark blue or brown. My white has blue or brown in it. Sea water, dog fur, and dried blood. That's my inspiration.'
In their newest catalog, Brocade Home is selling the wallpaper they showcase in their catalog images. Here at AT, we get a lot of questions requesting names and distributors for various wallpaper patterns seen in shelter magazines, movies, TV shows and catalogs. Brocade Home is eliminating the second step by selling it themselves - just as Pottery Barn collaborated with Benjamin Moore to sell branded paint colors a few years ago. Who's next on the wallpaper train?.... circle print foil wallpaper - parisian blue medallion flocked metallic wallpaper - leaf. Brocade Home has a very distinct style and is definitely not for everyone - will a more marketable style fill in the gap? Orders range from $99 - $169 for two rolls that cover 60 sq.
There's no way in hell that Pottery Barn dipping its toe in the uncertain waters of macabre decor for no apparent reason. Obviously, Halloween is a few weeks away, but we were pleasantly surprised to see them expand from their usual line of silk autumn leaves and pumpkin-shaped cinnamon-scented candles to a darker themed skull-and-cross bones motif. No, we're all about the black candelabra with the black taper candles here. You could use white taper candles, but the black on black is just...sexier. Also worth noting: the black skull candes on the tall black pillars holders. Black Candelabra is $59, black tapers are $10, skull candle is $19, and the archer pillar holders range from $39-$49. These bone candleholders are pretty cool looking without looking too 'Pirates of the Caribbean'...if you know what we mean. This wreath comprised of dyed goose feathers gives an elegant creep factor to a light-colored door or window. 49. Probably our favorite item on the list: the skull tray. There's a 99.9% chance that the markdowns for these holiday themed decor pieces are going to be worth the wait.
Too much or just right? We saw this room by interior design team to the stars, Michael and Alexandra Misczynski, and were struck by all the symmetry going on.... It definitely makes the room feel very pulled together, but it could also come off as kind of rigid. What do you think? Is there such a thing as too much symmetry in a room, or does it give off a nice, finished look?
Kenny Lao is the founder and owner of Rickshaw Dumpling Bar. His bright red home kitchen looks suspiciously normal, but look a little closer, and you'll find plenty of rewards. Can you spot a hippopotamus, a taxicab, and an amphibious beast? You can also see plenty of dumpling fixings; we have a tutorial from Kenny on how to make perfect potstickers too.
COLOR INSPIRATION: The artwork I create is an inspiration for my living space. I wanted to create a space that the creatures I draw and paint could feel at home in. GO TO LINDSAY'S ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, get tips on how to use color, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites in each division at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many rooms as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better!
Going black and white in the dining room tends to bring out the cool, mod, b&w-all-over vibe. Above, the Bizzozzero table from Momentoitalia, shown with brown leather top and brown steel legs, atop a fantastic b&w rug. F. Bizzozzero design as fix or extendible dining room table with steel frame completely covered in leather with visible stitchings and MDF top in different finishes. The TP 6 dining room table is available in a lot of different sizes. The full grain thick leather has visible stitchings and it looks gorgeous in every color available. Smooth texture make this table so chic and a first choice! some example of available sizes: 47.2'x47.2' - 59'x59' - 79'x40' - 98.5'x40'. Modern dining tables collection available in fix or extendible version in different finishes: light oak, wenge oak, grey oak or grained walnut. Simple design and its extendible option made this table a very easy solution for the most difficult dining room layouts. This modern tables come in fix version 63' or 79' inches lenght with depth of 40'. In the picture the dining table is shown in the grained walnut version a modern warm finish which perfectly match with light or dark furniture and breaks the colors to give more life to the furniture.