I'm not sure if it's the bold color palettes, graphic prints, or cool fonts that I like most, but I definitely have a thing for mid-century posters. If you're looking for an affordable way to introduce colorful artwork to your walls, consider hanging one of these beauties. I've selected a range of styles that vary from modern and minimalist to cool and cartoonish. Click through the gallery to see if any of these would be a match for your home.
In the Wall Street Journal’s weekend lifestyle section, Off Duty, "Heading the Bed in a New Direction," Sara Ruffin Costello suggests on easy fix for mid-Winter bedroom boredom: move your bed.Costello cites decorator Vicente Wolf, who moved his bed away from the wall and arranged it on the diagonal in his New York bedroom. The effect is anything but predictable. It's also a nice reminder that we should focus on what's important in the bedroom: not multitasking, but luxuriating in our own beautiful beds.
For more inspiration, check out additional tips on Off Duty.
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Happy Fat Tuesday! On this last day of Mardi Gras before Ash Wednesday, I wanted to explore some ways to take the celebration home. Even if you can't make it to New Orleans, you can embrace the traditions of the holiday and city with some fun decorating ideas. Keep clicking for a few DIYs, independent designs, and other decorating tips that embrace the feel and look of Mardi Gras.
When you're thinking about redecorating or decorating a room for the first time, inspiration can come from anywhere, from street graffiti to a colorful cupcake. But how do you turn that inspiration into a renewed room? With help from My Colortopia, of course!
My Colortopia's My Image Inspiration Tool lets you upload a photo of something you like (whether it's a piece of art, furniture, fabric — anything really), and you'll get a selection of color palettes inspired by the photo. The color palettes are made up of one main color and two coordinating colors, which you can use on trim or for decorative accents. Try the tool out and you'll be ready to start redecorating the moment inspiration hits!
The absence of flashy colors or excessive finish on each of these five stools allows each one's unusual shape and wonderful natural coloring to shine through. While I appreciate the simplicity of each stool, I must admit that the idea of pairing each one with a more eye-catching rug is hard to resist. A colorful, pattern-rich rug helps to enhance the beauty of each wooden stool.
The gentle curves and mushroom-like shape of the Morel Stool ($300) provides a pleasing accompaniment to the sharp angles and lime green triangular punch featured on the Second Studio Korsor Rug ($1,000).
Another favorite pairing is the Design Within Reach Moller Model 80A Stool with Natural Woven Seat ($455) and the Gandia Blasco - Palermo Wool Kilim Rug ($650). The rug mixes traditional Scandinavian motifs and colors in a modern way, playing perfectly off of the vintage Niels Otto Møller-designed stool.
Has another pairing struck your fancy? Just click on each image to shop!
When DeForest Architects approached the design for a home on Washington's glacier-fed Lake Wenatchee, they kept several priorities in mind. One was that the home should be modern, yet reflect its beautiful natural surroundings. Another was that it should be comfortable and low-maintenance for its homeowners. The architects were able to accomplish these goals and much more for their design and execution of this modern home. Keep clicking to see some of my favorite ideas from the home's design and decor!
We know that moving into a new place can be a big adjustment, but it is an equally fun project. The mantra you should keep in your mind: "Rome wasn't built in a day." Unless you are some sort of designing superwoman with insane resources, chances are it's going to take a little time to get your new place up to par. Whether you're moving to a tiny studio or a large loft, here are a few tips to help you make your new place feel homey and personal as soon as you move in.
- A little living furniture will make a world of difference. Whether you have an old couch you're not sure about or a great dinette set that will hold you over until you find the perfect piece, move your old furniture into your new home. If you're not buying new before you move in, bringing some furniture with you will take the edge off. Not being pressured when you're shopping will allow you the time to wait for the perfect piece you know you'll love and enjoy.
- Make your bedroom your haven. It's going to take a little while to get everything up to your standard, but make sure you have some luxurious linens to cozy up with and ample storage space for your clothes. Trust me when I say that living around boxes for an extended period of time is just no fun.
- Get the fridge stocked. It may be the furthest thing from your mind, but eating out of take-out and pizza delivery for a week is no way to nest. Take a trip to the local grocery store and make sure you have the things you need for ample snacking and a few quick-fix meals. It will be a great break in the action from unpacking all those boxes, help you get acquainted with your new neighborhood, and help you feel like you're at home in not time.
- Introduce a plant or a bouquet of flowers. Things can feel a little stale when you move into a new home. Bringing a little greenery or a pop of pretty natural color will warm things up more than you can imagine. I've said it once and I'll say it again; a little green goes a long way.
Have you moved recently? Do you have any awesome new apartment tips? Be sure to add them in the comments below.
I'm excited to present a post from Stylelist Home!
From home magazine redesigns to shelter web site facelifts, 2012 is looking more and more like a promising year of changes...for the home decor world, at least. Now, the flash sale site One Kings Lane is joining the ranks with a newly expanded editorial section titled Live.Love.Home.The newly launched Live.Love.Home site will complement the shopping aspect of One Kings Lane, providing backstories to many of the products and designers featured in the sales on the site. Some highlights on Live.Love.Home so far include a peek inside co-founder Ali Pincus' stylish office (we especially love the soft gray horizontal stripes), designer and celebrity Q&As, nostalgic features on iconic decorators like David Hicks, and practical home guides on how to fold fitted sheets and choose chandeliers. There's also a daily blog called Seen & Heard, which sources favorite and inspiring finds from around the web. However, one of our absolute favorite stories on Live.Love.Home right now is a fabulous behind-the-scenes video footage of designer Thom Filicia and One Kings Lane co-founder Susan Feldman shopping in Tuscany for Thom's current tag sale on the web site, which kicked off this weekend.
It's clear that Live.Love.Home is a treasure trove of ideas for home design lovers like ourselves, and needless to say, we're already obsessed with all the inspiring articles and videos on Live.Love.Home. To check it all out for yourself, head over to One Kings Lane's Live.Love.Home.
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