Pixel-inspired looks have been popping up everywhere. Pixel-patterned Wallpaper showed up, followed by a Colorful Pixelated Couch and Pixel Drink Coasters. This Pixelnotes wallpaper gets extra props for being able to not only decorate an office, but also act as office supplies-and customizable artwork if you use it right. Check it out.... Pixelnotes wallpaper from Duncan Wilson is actually four layers of varying grey toned paper on a bright red backing. Each layer is cut into squares and backed with a tacky adhesive-making your office wallpaper into instant Post-It notes. Draw straight on the wall and peel away, or take off pieces as you need 'em. Just make sure you pay attention to the notes you pull from the wall, or else you might be known as the guy who made the sticky note wall spell a dirty word. If you're feeling really bold about decorating your office with sticky notes, take a cue from Eepybird's Sticky Note Experiment video and go to town making your office into a wonderland of little square neon-colored papers.
Since I tend to normally focus on home offices and desktops, I decided to change things up and give the living room some love. We've discussed the best colors for a dedicated home theater, but comparatively, living rooms also have to be livable and ideally offer more color than a dark theater setting. Cue in these wallpaper recommendations, inspired by the designs of some of the most popular flat panel TVs available today.... Light & Airy: The Panasonic Viera models are some of my favorites because of their sleek design and the clear bezel some of the models come in. This Smart Viera would be complemented further with a nice white and gold wallpaper to get a clean yet fashionable look, further accentuating it's see-thru design, and making sure the television is not the focal point of your room. Dark and Moody: If you're aiming to improve the viewing experience while the lights are dimmer or off, a more dramatic darker background can bring out the picture front and center. The 60' VIZIO Razor LED Smart HDTV is a great budget pick, and this dark copper and blue color underwater inspired wallpaper should help blend in the Razor's black bezel when it's movie hour. Pair it with this cute jungle wallpaper by Jonathan Adler and make the room even more kid-friendly. Fashion First: This last one is for my own dream living room. I don't need a 3D TV, and because I live without cable I'll be relying upon an antenna and smart streaming features via Netflix. I've got my eyes set on a LG LED Smart TV paired with this tie-dye wallpaper creates a feminine space without being too girly.
When you hear people tell stories about going to the bathroom in the jungle you picture the worst of circumstances. This jungle bathroom, on the other hand, looks like the lap of luxury. Over at One Project Closer, we ran across a snapshot of Fred and Kim's recent trip to Guatemala where they saw this amazing outdoor bathroom. It's packed with plants, the sink is supported by large pillars of stone, and to be quite honest, we'd totally make a move to a more tropical climate if this could be our space. It's found on the Valhalla Farms, an all-natural macadamia nut plantation that promotes reforestation and the training of indigenous people to farm using sustainable methods. Do you have an outdoor bathroom or shower? Do you love it or hate it?
We love this rammed earth construction by Terra Firma Rammed Earth Builders. It's uncommon enough to see on a home's exterior. Would you believe you can also use the material in bathrooms? Check it out after the jump.... All photos are from the Terra Firma Rammed Earth Builders' portfolio. Look at the one with the 'Fish fossil' on the wall. The shape was put into the formwork for the wall, leaving a 'Prehistoric' imprint behind.
We've been thinking about wall adornment all day - can you tell? While researching some good ideas for a friend, we found these wall stickers ljcfyi put up. These Nouvelles Images wall stickers feature colorful and attractive animals in various scenes. We like how ljcfyi put them at the very bottom of her walls. You might not notice them right away but they're a fun surprise. If you're a commitment-phobe, you'll be glad to know these wall stickers peel right off without damaging your paint job.
That's the case with this book rug and although it's probably more of a show piece than a functional item for your home - assuming all the books were destined for an ill-fate anyway - it's actually kind of neat. Craft or home decor projects that utilize books are always on the quick to criticize list. Most of us love books greatly and don't like to see them damaged. It's easy to believe that they should all be in libraries for an eternity or shipped to places where folks could use them. That said, there are times where you just have an over abundance of material that no one else wants. This rug was created by Pamela Paulsurd who focuses her work on the concept of handwriting and items of the like. This rug is able to be walked on and we're guessing would provide a soft comforting smell to whatever room it's placed in. Are you tired of the 'Building with books' craze or would you rather see folks being creative with other materials? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
When you live in a rental, your hands are tied when it comes to the bathroom. As we saw the other day, when Laure rounded up some luxurious bathrooms from our house tours, luxury is obtainable. Here are some ideas you can use in your 'Beyond hope' bathroom. Add a piece of furniture: a small stool, an ottoman, a bench, a chest of drawers if you have the room. Stacks of them if you have the space - a shelf above the door?, a basket of towels rolled up, hooks on the back of the door to hold them - somehow, a plethora of good, fluffy, matching towels in a bathroom makes it feel opulent. A candle in the bathroom, even a flickering votive in a glass, makes your bathroom feel like something else. Plants or Flowers: Plants do wonderfully in the moist environment of a bathroom. A table lamp: Lighting in a rental bathroom can be the worst. After you change out your lightbulbs for something more flattering, consider adding a table lamp if you have the room. Frame your mirror: Consider adding a simple frame to a bathroom mirror using an actual frame, molding or paint one on with decorative paint.
For lots of families, the living room coffee table is also the de facto kids' play table. The Offi Waterfall Table takes this into account, offering two levels in one table, and creating a removable cushion for the lower level, so that it can also be used as a bench/table combination. We like to see furniture designed with the whole family in mind. High enough at one end for adults, low enough at the other for kids, and made of molded plywood with chrome-plated steel tube legs, the Offi Waterfall, designed by Simon Design Studio, is $399.00.
On a visit to Clover House, the new home accessory store we wrote about a bit ago, we spotted these charcoal sachets from Breathe. Encased in modern-looking triangle pouches, the sachets are great for those of us who appreciate fresh-smelling clothes, but not so much the lavender or English rose variety of ribbon-tied sacks normally associated with the word sachet. The sachets are not available for sale online, but you can contact Clover House for ordering information through their store.
The Nature Collection from Italian manufacturer Teorema incorporates the shapes of trees into their faucet forms. Levers and knobs form branches and even the wall-mounted designs resemble knots on trees. Tree Chic! Via: Trendir.... If trees aren't your thing, maybe you'll like their Duck inspired faucets, also in the Nature Collection. The website is mostly in Italian, so we're unsure of U.S. distributors.
Though I've managed to add a cute shower curtain, other than that, my bathroom in my apartment does not have much else going for it. Neon-painted pipes offer a pop of interest in Kirsten's Bluebird of Happiness House. A tiny bathroom in Lauren and Chad's Vintage Comfort is made better with a wall collage of teeny framed art pieces stretching nearly from ceiling to floor. A chandelier in the bathroom isn't actually that unexpected of an idea anymore, but it always comes off as lovely. Unexpected details don't have to be terribly daring or hard to implement, as spotted in Kirsten's Bluebird of Happiness House. Just a couple of pleasant, medium-sized potted plants in the shower window of this bathroom is unexpected. Chalkboard paint and a chalk octopus add a surprising element to the bathroom in Miles & Antena's Laid Back Coastal Home. Do you have any unusual or unexpected design details in your bathroom that banishes boring? Share your ideas for folks still struggling with blah bathrooms!