Inspiration Album

Living room

Living room

A local favorite shop, lille, always has carefully chosen pieces for sale. It is not surprising that they carry these ultra-usable cubes designed by Sandy Chilewich. A few of the design attributes: a classic piece redone, tons of texture and they will play well with other furniture. Practical pluses: lightweight, easy clean, and dual functioning. The cover, made of the woven Chilewich plynl, is removable and available in multiple colors and textures. We'd like a pair of them tucked under a lucite console.... Available at lille, North Ave., Chicago.

Living room and dining room

This isn't a traditional trailer park exclusively for beautifully kept Airstreams, but it is the world's only collection of trailer park penthouse suites - a collection of seven beautifully polished aluminum Airstream travel trailers ready for your overnight stay.... This gleaming fleet of seven Airstream travel trailers have been positioned on the rooftop of the Grand Daddy Hotel, overlooking Cape Town's Table Mountain and the city below. Each of the seven trailers has been customized and themed with 'Capetonian soul,' and features air-conditioning, insulation, hot and cold water, flushing toilets and showers. They are arranged around a beautifully manicured rooftop. Afro-Funk by Carla Soudien: The trailer's earthy colours set the tone for an African experience - minus the wildlife. Soudien was inspired by the street fashion of Cape Town and this is represented in her careful attention to texture. Dorothy by Sarah Pratt: Sarah Pratt, a fine artist as well as a lecturer at Michaelis is responsible for the trendy Dorothy airstream. Pratt reinvents the airstream with a Duck-egg-blue foundation color and then covers every inch with white polka dots. Townsend also has her own leather accessories label, Missibaba.

Middle eastern living room

3

Li

After a stint in San Francisco, she decided to return to Los Angeles, and in just 6 weeks created a home office that would make just about anyone envious. From this glamorous home office for one, Rebecca juggles an assortment of projects: her own design site, loving. I moved from working as a commercial producer in a cube at an ad agency for ten years to enjoying a comfortable home office and doing work I love as a social media producer and design writer. Through Sweetline, I work with large and small brands on their online presences, social media strategy and style as well as digital marketing campaigns, all from this home office! Since I mostly work from home it was important for me to create a comfortable and peaceful office that worked in the size of the space and that felt balanced in function and form. Proudest DIY: Setting up my office by myself in just a few days. 'Biggest Indulgence: Buying a new computer for my home office, a 21.5' Apple iMac. As described above, it was important for me to set up my version of a comfortable office and having a decent sized computer monitor was part of that. Since I work online and now have a dedicated home office, I wanted to get a larger screen than before. Wicker bike basket to hide the wi-fi accessories IKEA boxes to store tons of office goodies Modern accordion file box for my important papers White planters from IKEA that I use for my pens and pencils. While we will work with homeowners of our favorite homes to feature full tours, we will also share the best as House Calls - short, quick tours of readers' homes.

Open plan living room and dining room and kitchen

NAME: EveLOCATION: Schaghticoke, New York.COLOR INSPIRATION: I wanted a room that was exotic and sexy, and reminiscent of the hot jewel tones of Indian and Moorish culture. GO TO EVE'S ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, get tips on how to use color, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites in each division 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!

Classic living room

Dorie sent in a question for all the AT design minds: 'I just bought the Andover table and Corbin chairs in cherry from Room & Board and I'm wondering what kind of rug/lighting combo would work best this will be on honey-colored hardwood in a room that gets a fair amount of natural light. I'd prefer to keep the color scheme neutral in this part of the house, as I use greens and blues liberally elsewhere, but I'm open to ideas. The pictured pendant is designed for track lighting so it won't work for my situation, but it's a design I really like. Any suggestions for rugs and/or lighting?'. Please share your thoughts and ideas on rugs and lighting for her dining room with Dorie in the comments below.....

TV unit

As a blogger sometimes you know your post will get the crap kicked out of it, but you still feel compelled to share an idea. There's a good chance this will be one of those posts. This murphy-style bed, if nothing else, inspires us to think big. We spotted this puzzle piece wall bed on Treehugger and it took us a while to figure it out. It seems that once you pull the bed off the wall, you scooch the two bed pieces together to create a single bed. Now we'll pick on the idea to beat you to the punch. It seems like the bed pictured in the 'After' photo is bigger than the bed that was attached to the wall. Of course there's the whole issue of having creases where the puzzle pieces of the two bed parts fit together. Other than that, we reward the ingenuity and appreciate the spirit of the idea.

Living room

3

Living room

3

Living room with fireplace

3

Living room

GO TO NOELLE'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!

TV unit

We thought this post over at Simple Kids was a great reminder that hanging your child's art doesn't have to be complicated. Megan covered a wall of ugly wood paneling with her kids' art using...Scotch tape. Because sometimes we're planning on the 'Perfect' art storage and just never get around to purchasing those particular frames or bulletin board, etc. Kids will love seeing their artwork up no matter how it's displayed and using something simple like Scotch tape will allow you to change things up often and even let the kids participate in hanging their own art.

Living room

Q: We are all moved in and now we are trying to add some color to this room. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Amy in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.

White house living room

I've dreamed of owning a blue velvet sofa for about as long as I can remember. As a self-professed neat freak with a white fluffy dog - I have a feeling it would end badly. So its only leather couches for me, but it doesn't mean a girl can't dream! This is my version of my dream living room, based entirely around my blue velvet sofa.

Bedroom with great view

Here's a small break from all the Smallest Coolest entries and house tours we've been posting...something a little left of the ordinary. Artist Kazmierz Szmauz's three bookshelf designs might not be for everyone, but they're likely to induce a smile from just about everyone.... The Bookman measures 70 inches high by 45 inches wide and is made from Mahogany, although other woods can be used. Shelves are best adapted to books beneath 8 inches in height. Bookman 1 can be ordered and collected from our shop or shipped at cost to anywhere in the world. Please allow a few weeks as each Bookman is individually built on demand.

Fireplace

After creating this roundup of beautiful bedrooms with wallpaper, I was inspired to search for wallpapers that would be especially suited to the bedroom. The requirements: beautiful patterns with a little bit of movement that add atmosphere without being overwhelming. Wish upon a star wallpaper, $198 from Anthropologie. For those with a bit of a sense of humor - Vigilant Floral wallpaper from Flavor Paper, starting at $300 a roll. Lines wallpaper in dark blue, €64.80/roll from Ferm Living. L'eckwa wallpaper in celadon, $275/roll from Eskayel. Diamante wallpaper in gold, $140/roll from Hygge & West.