Inspiration Album

Dining

Dining room round table green chairs

The largest piece of real estate you actually have control over is likely your bed, so make it good with beautiful, comfortable bedding that makes you happy every time you go to sleep- no matter what your budget is. A really great oversized floral at a great price -Teen Vogue Violet Nights Twin Comforter Set from Amazon; $49.99. Small stripes add texture and interest - Assembly Home Tiny Stripe Duvet Cover from Urban Outfitters; $69 and currently 25% off. UNDER $100:. Bright florals paired with black are sophisticated and charming - Vintage Bloom Duvet Cover + Sham from PBTeen; $79. This cover looks hand drawn and sweet, but not too sweet - Kate Spain Hills and Valleys Reversible Quilt Sets from Macys; currently $79.99. If you can commit to keeping it clean, this duvet is a classic neutral that will work with everything. If you can't do white, try one of the other colors instead - Tile Style Duvet Cover from West Elm; $89. City Scene Ink Wash Reversible Duvet Cover Set from Kohl's; $59.99 on sale. The small scale print makes this duvet fun without being juvenile - Swiss Dot Duvet Cover from Land of Nod; $69.00. Pre-order it now and love it for life - Lena Corwin X UO Earth Quilt from Urban Outfitters; $349. This quilt will take you far, far away from dorm living, and into another world - Creature Hideaway Quilt from Anthropologie; $134. Reversible duvet with two great patterns on each side - COCOCOZY Katie Reversible Duvet Cover from Bed Bath & Beyond; $175.99. The chambray makes it casual, and the white border classes up the joint - Wainscott Oxford Weave Duvet Cover from Serena & Lily; $180. If you are headed off to college this year, which bedding do you have your eye on? Any that you would add to this list?

Living room and dining room

After seeing a handful of mirrors in the kitchen, we understand some reservation about the material in such a heavy-use space. Mirrors can show everything, from small smudges to cooking splatters. Which is what intrigued us with the mirror used in this kitchen in the Tarpon Run Southern Living Idea House. The mirrored backsplash is of antiqued 12x12 mirror tiles. Its worn surface warms the space and adds patina and a sense of age. The bonus? The antiquing disguises imperfections when the mirror isn't perfectly clean. If you like this home's design as much as we do, see more from the architects and interior designer.

Dining room

The IKEA Winter Sale officially starts in a few days, but the Sale Preview actually began yesterday. During the preview the sale prices are in effect AND the selection/availability is at its best. Select furniture and accessories throughout the store are 20-60% off. If you just can't handle any more shopping excitement until after the New Year, no worries - the sale continues through January 21.

Modern dining table

3

Dining room

3

Dining room

Kristine Baerlin is the artist behind these one-of-a-kind portraits. You get to work with Kristine to decide the best size, color, and which photo and style will work best to create a truly unique creation for your home. You can also choose between two styles: Kristine's signature 'Circle' style or 'Dot' style. Kristine works out of NYC, but you can easily consult with her over the phone or via email to achieve the look you want. You can find more information or contact Kristine here.

Dining room

Classic pieces like tufted chairs and elegant linen napkins get a dash of style with a mirrored sideboard and gleaming gold flatware in the classic glam dining room. Whether you're throwing a fete for two or 12, borrow style cues from our curated take on the luxurious-meets-romantic aesthetic.

Dining room

Now is a great time to start shopping for a 2014 calendar, since you'll have plenty of time to be picky about the calendar(s) you'll be living with for a whole year. It can be hard to find a calendar which appeals to both my love of pop culture television with my appreciation for good design. Parks and Rec Calendar: $24Paperchat is creating some of the most hilarious Parks and Rec art online. Who doesn't want to sit down to work with a giant 'Treat Yo Self' message in their face? I do, that's for sure. Twin Peaks Skinny Calendar: $25Many of the phrases and quotes from David Lynch's beloved TV series Twin Peaks can seem sort of ridiculous on the surface. The truth is the show is filled with really good advice or insight, like: 'Achievement is its own reward, pride obscures it', 'Don't search for all the answers at once. A path is formed by laying one stone at a time', and my personal favorite, 'Everyday, once a day, give yourself a present'. Calendar designs inspired by the now iconic show are available at, So It Goes Shop on Etsy. Cute Superhero Calendar: $25Whether it's the animated series, The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, or the upcoming Agents of Shield, or the long-gone, but much lauded animated Justice League you love - this calendar by Loopz Art offers an adorable edition of illustrations for hero worship for fans of the mightiest team of superheroes.

Living room

3

Dining table

3

Dining room

Irene sent us a good question by email: 'My husband and I just bought 100 year old house in Evanston. The house is great and has a lot of character. Unfortunately, in one of the bathrooms, there is a window above the sink. Any suggestions on how to hang a mirror above the sink without remodeling the bathroom?'. Please share your ideas and suggestions for this design challenge in the comments.....

Minimalist kitchen and dining room

3

Dining room

3

Dining room

Q: I recently stumbled upon your website and I absolutely love it! I wanted to know if you could help me out with some ideas. We are sharing a master bedroom with our 2-year-old and expecting a newborn in February. Do you have any suggestions for sharing a room with multiple people? I would love to hear your ideas. Editor: This is a common question on Ohdeedoh, but I'm not sure we've had any bedrooms shared between parents and multiple children. Fadilah, check out this roundup of shared room posts and readers please share what has worked for you in the comments. Got a question? Email yours with pic attachments here.

Dining room

3

Dining room and kitchen

There's nothing like seeing a living room updated to accommodate another life - in Nicole's case, her preparations for the baby. Not only does the right choice of furniture make the space look absolutely gorgeous, but the most importantly, it completely integrates the technology into the backdrop, making the seemingly coldest piece in the room feel almost as vibrant as the space around it. A smart choice of choosing a white bezel on the LCD television keeps it from being a distraction in the room, especially when the focus is the child - not entertainment. A comfortable rocker and seating area for easy viewing of both the kiddo and Oprah. We also love the idea of using ample lighting on both sides of the couch balance out the electronics in the room. That, paired with natural light during the daytime, makes a space feel warm and welcoming no matter what time of day it is.