There's lots of AT love for ModWalls tiles and Custom Blender. We're currently on the hunt for backsplash hexagon tiles which offer endless pattern possibilities. In our search, we spotted these stainless steel tiles - not the look we're going for but super sleek. From the site: This beautiful tile is constructed with a heavy porcelain base and a 1mm stainless steel overlay. Ideal for vertical applications such as kitchen backsplashes. Free Ground Shipping in Continental US on orders over $200. Stainless steel tiles sold per sheet of 36 tiles, approx. You can also order metal tile samples for $9.95.
As someone not-at-all gifted in the art of sleeping, I take all the help I can get, and often sleep with a little muslin lavender sachet under my pillow. It's organic and I think it helps, but it's not cute. Or sexy, or stylish, or any of the things I'd like my bed and all its accessories to be. All of the lavender- and hops-filled pillows you see above are from Etsy, with the exception of the lamb's wool heart, and though I like them all I'm definitely partial to the sailor and the knitter by Ana Raimundo. His & hers, or hers & hers since there's an amazing colorful version of the knitter available! For those of you with sewing skills and hops &/or lavender growing in your garden, this would be a simple project with so much style potential. Perhaps this Sleeping Beauty fabric from Japan would come in handy? There are instructions for a hops pillow over at The Herbwife's Kitchen and a lavender pillow tutorial thanks to Lavender Bee Farm.
Victor sent us a link to a photo tour of an art collection displayed in his livingroom. Few people commit to collecting the work of just one artist, but it's often a high-impact way to integrate art into a room. 'He says:'The pieces on the walls are lithographs and seriographs and the statuary are bronzes made from lost wax molds. 'The lamp is made of traditional Oaxacan black clay pottery, and is actually a creation of my own!'.
Everyone knows babies love seeing their reflections in the mirror, so why not take advantage of it and use mirrors in the home in all the right places? Here are a few ideas.... We have the puddle mirrors above by Tord Boontje's next to our daughter's changing table. They're made out of polished stainless steel rather than glass, and they're self-adhesive. They add dimension to her teeny, tiny room and give her something to look at during changes. We recently positioned a large mirror from Ikea behind our kitchen sink as a back splash. It serves a few purposes- it reflects light from the windows in the other room to bring more light into our windowless kitchen- but it also helps our baby to see us while we're doing dishes and she's sitting in her highchair. As a result, we get lots of excited screams and giggles while doing dishes. Rococo Pink Mirror Silk Screened Zoo Animal Mirrors Best Places to Hang a Mirror Crib Mirrors ABC Wall Mirror Have guests paint tiles to frame a mirror in baby's room at a shower.
Making large-scale prints for your wall can be a very expensive endeavor, but Elsie at A Beautiful Mess discovered a way to blow up her favorite photos on the cheap: black and white engineer prints, also known as draft prints or blueprint copies. The prints aren't perfect, but for prices ranging from $0.75 per square foot to $4.99 per print at places like FedEx Kinko's and Staples, one shouldn't expect them to be. For the right image, that grainy, streaky, vintage-looking print might be just the look and feel you're going for. I think these work especially well with old family photos that already have that time-worn appearance.
Sometimes when you move into a new home you're excited about some of the decorative elements the former owners left behind. Like in Darby's case, you're left with a room that practically makes your eyes bleed and your stomach turn. As her twin sister put it 'There are not words clever enough for the atrocity.' But don't worry - this story and this bathroom have a happy ending. Whew - so much better right? On a very tight budget, Darby totally updated and transformed this orange disaster into an orange delight. The bathroom is used by her three children, two girls and a boy, so in a sense the orange is a blessing since it so easily falls into the gender neutral category. Although she would have liked to put in new countertops and floors and replace the sink or tub her budget only had room for some fabric, wallpaper which was painted over, updated hardware and, of course, paint to lighten up the cabinets.
Christmas tree lots have begun sprouting up all throughout town, and now you can use an app, My Tree Lot Finder, to hone in on the closest independent tree lots throughout town, complete with address, amenities, and tree care tips built-in, right from your Android device. There's also a Firewood Finder app in the works, another useful mobile tool for getting the home ready for the holidays, and both are available for a 'Why not' price of absolutely free!