GO TO LAUREN'S ROOM TO ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites 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! If you love color and are thinking about adding new hues to your home, help is here. Whether you enter or simply find fantastic rooms to choose as favorites - join us!
Few things in the world of decorating are more controversial than the pink bathroom. Now there's a whole new generation of pink bathrooms - and they're anything but frilly and froufrou. Blush pink tile - and matching wall paint - give this bathroom from Hearth Studio a subtle but sophisticated vibe. For an even more subtle way to bring pink into the bathroom, try using pink tile just on the floor, as in this space from Made a Mano. Now for something totally different - a bathroom that employs pink plaster instead of tile, beautifully contrasted with a steel shower enclosure and black fixtures. The light pink marble and light pink walls make this bathroom from Kingston Lafferty Design twice as nice. In this bathroom from Casas, light pink paneling pairs beautifully with a pedestal sink, and a modern mirror and light fixtures. The textured pink tile contributes to the slouchy, boho vibe of this bathroom from Sight Unseen.
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.
I don't know about you, but when I try to incorporate multiple motifs into a room willy-nilly, things can quickly get a little out of control and the space ultimately lacks cohesion. When it comes to the delicate dance of mixing and matching patterns, it's best to take cues from the pros. As your print-mixing guides, we've put together four high and lows inspired by rooms with perfectly blended patterns. The Terrace Suite at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, designed by co-owner and Design Director Kit Kemp, is an ideal example of pattern-mixing prowess, as it's bursting at the seams with drool-worthy patterns-many from her own textile collections, like the hand-embroidered curtains in the living room and the vibrant, upholstered headboard in the bedroom. Though not for the faint of heart, this space packs some serious pattern punch.
What you typically find sold as home theater furniture usually consists of a few glass shelves suspended between either a black or 'silver finish' open cabinet. Not usually the nicest look nor does it do a good job of hiding unsightly wires. While not cheap, the BDI Avion cabinet looks more like a high quality piece of contemporary furniture than a free with purchase handout. Made of solid wood, this cabinet also has hidden wheels and internal wire management. The most important feature of the cabinet however is the flow through ventilation. Basically a fancy way of saying that the shelves, doors and back have enough holes in them to ensure your components don't overheat, something that a regular credenza or shelf can't do.
Nola sent in a question for the crowd: Should I buy a white or ivory sofa to replace the gray one? The living room/eating nook/living room are all open to each other. The kitchen is soft white, with the posts in a contrasting soft & warm ivory. The living room walls & drapes are the same ivory and I have a light ivory/off-white wool rug.... Would it be ok to continue the mixing of white & soft ivory? Or should the sofa really be a richer ivory colour to play up the warmth? The sofa we're considering is here: where both colors are shown. Please share your thoughts with Nola in the comments below...thanks!
I've been thinking about re-painting the guest bathroom for the past six months or so, and I've committed to do it this weekend. The only problem is that I can't quite seem to make a decision on the actual color. The bathroom has classic, simple white furnishings-but there's definitely a catch: the tile around the tub is light pink, edged with maroon. Initially, I considered going light: a soothing taupe or beige to keep the room neutral. Now I'm hankering to make the bathroom a bit more dramatic with a dark hue, and I initially considered painting the room a rich espresso. After some consideration, I'm worried that with the pink tiles and white sink and tub, the bathroom will look like Neapolitan ice cream. A friend of mine suggested that I try a dark grey instead: 'I think it'll go well with all the white pedestal sink and vintage style hardware. Keep the trim white, paint the walls grey, and then you can play with a wide range of pink and reds as accent colors.'
When I think about an eclectic room, I always picture something very involved. With lots going on inside of it - colors, treasures, just... things. The truth is, eclectic style is more than just having a lot of different stuff. Your home can live somewhere between minimalist and eclectic, and these 8 rooms prove it. Just take a minimalist room, then add color and texture - not stuff! - to give it that worldly, lived-in look we've come to love. Above and at top: An apartment-turned-showroom in Denmark called, obviously, The Apartment. Each of these three photos was taken during a different period of The Apartment with different decor: March 2012, March 2013 and August 2012, respectively. The two photos above were taken in the Brooklyn apartment of jewelry and textile designer Caitlin Mociun, featured on Houzz. Above, a Primrose Hill, London, bedroom designed by Jino Design, via Houzz. The living room and bedroom in the above two photos belong to DJ Simon Digby's Australian home, featured on HomeLife. What do you think of this style? Is it possible to be eclectic and minimalist, or would you call these rooms something else entirely?
We come across an example of it every once in a while - a playroom or bedroom with a table placed in the center. Usually we see tables and chairs set against a wall or in a corner, most likely to save space. We do like seeing the table smack in the middle of the room. Its placement sort of beckons you to come and draw, work on a puzzle, read a book, or have a tea party. I like it so much it's convinced to me to move our little table and chairs towards the center of the playroom as well. By the way, if you want to see more photos of this airy house, check out Interior Photos.
How wonderful are these Midcentury Modern era inspired illustration prints from Japanese artist Tetsuro Oh!no? We're trying madly to find a domestic or import dealer who offers Oh!no's Wall Plant Series prints, but unfortunately we've only run into dead ends online. Anybody out there seen these in a local boutique or online dealer?
What about the opposite: those who flourish in a more orderly office? Get a glimpse at few desks whose occupants stay on task by staying tidy - then leave us a comment to let us know what kind of space keeps you motivated, and why. Designer Jonathan Lo's weekend workspace in the San Diego area finds order not only in its cleanliness, but also its color scheme. The home office of Los Angeles-based mobile app developer Garrett Murray includes an especially tidy Airia desk and Mirra Chair combo. The work of interior designer Jayne Michaels of 2Michaels is known for its spare, undecorated style - and it shows in her personal desk space in Manhattan. Streamlined bookcases and neatly organized office accessories surround this desk and Eames Aluminum Group Management Chair pairing at Treehouse Design Partnership in Los Angeles. The lack of extra 'Stuff' in graphic designer David Airey's workspace in Northern Ireland can be explained by a lifetime of moving houses. 'That'll be why there's not a lot in my office - you tend to shed the junk each time you move.' Designer Matt Singer's laptop shares a few trinkets and a set of speakers with an otherwise clean-topped desk space. Three white Eames Molded Plastic Armchairs line up all in a row at one long wood desktop at the creative agency Juliet Zulu in Portland, OR. Former Unplggd contributor, Mike Tyson, was a devout practitioner of the clean desk. Then there's this 'Meticulously modern' corner home office where everything seems to have its place, a post complete with a sourcing list so you can follow Lungho's footsteps.