Blame it on the weather, but we're going green thumb crazy. The ELT Easy Green Living Wall is a modular living wall panel that can be either pre-grown or planted in place. For $199 you can get the above unit and it comes with one living wall panel on a solid cedar stand and also includes an irrigation system. Our only gripe? We aren't a huge fan of the cedar stand. We feel with a little DIY love we could jazz it up a bit. If you've had any experiences with an indoor living wall please leave a comment! Also, got a design suggestion for that stand? Tell us about it!
The idea of a stark children's room is rather calming. It feels clean and fresh like a snowy winter morning and pure like the laugh of your little one. Sometimes these sparse rooms can just feel, well - sparse. This modern home is found in Isreal and is a beautiful mix of white walls and concrete floors and fixtures. Without pinups of artwork on the fridge or primary color toys littering the living room, would a space like this be refreshing or feel regretful? Although children will play with anything and accept their surroundings no matter what they are, do you feel this space would deprive them of anything, or just teach them great cleaning and minimalist habits? Now as an adult I strive for a space of this nature, one where everything has its place and is tucked out of view and I can just enjoy existing, but do I love the warm, comforting memories of my cluttered youth. Feel free to share your thoughts on this space and others like it in the comments below.
You know that feeling you get after a hard night of partying, and all you want to do is lay in bed and pretend that you don't have a raging hangover? Well, that pretty much sums it up for me right now...except it's Wednesday morning and there's work to be done and meetings to attend. So if you happen to be in the same boat that I'm slowly sinking in, maybe these photos of a small, serene cabin decorated in a mix of pretty fabrics and patterns will help ease the pain a bit. Hey, you know it's bad when even bunk beds look appealing.....
In this Southampton renovation of a 1960's ranch house, architect Elmslie Osler added continuity to the interior by carrying blue accents through the crisp white spaces. The kitchen's blue is found in that striking floor.... The project's description describes the floors as tile, but I'm not seeing much more detail than that. Are they some kind of resilient tile material? Porcelain? It's not clear exactly, but one thing's for sure: that oceanic blue bouncing its fresh hue off of the ceiling is exhilarating. See the rest of the home, the Alexander Residence, at eoarch.com.
We recently blogged about Everyday Life With Children and how to incorporate all of their 'Stuff' into the house in a beautiful, cohesive way. Here's another example of the seamless inclusion of new baby pieces into the living room. We found some inspiring photos over at Making It Lovely. Jump below to see more.... We love Nicole's idea of putting a cradle and a rocker right in the living room where a lot of family time happens. The traditional lines of the Jenny Lind cradle and the modern Eames rocker look great with the rest of the room. You can check out Nicole's blog for more photos.
Name: Jo Location: Atlanta, GA Division: Warm Inspiration for my palette: The combination was inspired by a painting my aunt did that hangs in that room. I love trying bold combinations of color, and I've always loved the juxtaposition of teal and orange, and finally got the courage to use it in my 1930s bungalow!
We were checking in at Product Dose, and found their Micro-Appliances for the Tiny Kitchen post. What does every tiny kitchen need? A small and cool gadget. From combo-microwaves to at home composters, they've compiled a good list of the latest gadgets for your kitchen. For those of us living in small spaces, they all could fit in with minimal effort. We're not sure if we'd actually use any of the combo-microwave products, but they certainly help save some space. We did like the trash/recycling compactor that helps minimize our recycling's impact on our space.
These kitchen cabinets are such a refreshing change from stainless steel - they're painted silver. While we're pretty sure that the owner of this apartment doesn't have such concerns, what a great way to freshen up a kitchen without spending a bundle.
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.
There's nothing more dramatic than a total bathroom rehab. We bought this fixer-upper house in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle last year, and lived with the bathroom in its junky and extraordinarily PINK incarnation for a year. We've spent the last couple of weeks rehabbing the bathroom, including replacing the tub and installing a pedestal in place of the vanity. 'Features' that the before pictures may not convey: peeling, half-a*sed refinish job on the tub; funky repairs to the tub surround; and flakes of gold glitter running through the 'Cultured marble' sink. The only thing we kept was the mirrored front to the medicine cabinet. Pitched the cabinet itself, saved the wood-framed mirror to hang on the wall as our mirror. I like how the medium-brown wood works with the browns in the shower curtain I love the soothing, muted colors in there now. Too bad it's not quite done! We need to put in baseboards, towel bars, and some cabinets above the toilet tank. In the fullness of time.... You've come such a long way already! Thanks Angie...and Rosa.
We recently stumbled on these storage solutions for small bathrooms without a lot of floor space. While it's common to install hooks and even towel bars on bathroom doors, the door above is really taken advantage of with a little magnetic paint. Small magnetic containers can then be kept on the surface for holding rubberbands, cotton swabs, etc. The door also features kitchen rails for holding small storage bins.... This is another small footprint catchall: it's a plant stand used to hold stacked ceramic bowls. The larger bowl at the bottom can hold somewhat larger items like rolled towels and extra bottles, while the smaller bowls toward the top can hold wash cloths, soap bars, jewelry. For a few more bathroom storage ideas, see Modern Home Storage.