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San Francisco-based interior designer Martha Angus is the first West Coast designer to curate a boutique on Gilt Home. When I asked Martha about her inspiration for the boutique's look and product line, she noted, "We try to be true to ourselves. We love graphic things — you know black and white and color — and we just thought that was our signature. We just felt like more color, more punch, would be fun. And we feel like we have done pretty well with it."
Martha offered some fun tips for decorating your home, pulling some of her favorite designs from the sale. Keep reading to get inspired to refresh your home's look in 2012!
Barn doors are definitely trending right now, and there are so many ways to introduce them into a space. The finish of the doors can easily take them from the farm to an urban loft — and the actual doors are just half of the allure. With all of the gorgeous hardware options available, it's almost like choosing a piece of jewelry or a handbag. Depending on how utilitarian you'd like the finished product to be, you could choose anything from sleek chrome to chunky iron. I pulled together a range of inspiring photos that will spark ideas for how you might be able to pull this look off in your home.
The upcoming March 2012 issue of ShopSmart offers easy and elegant DIY projects to help you get back on an organized track (without spending a fortune). Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of the magazine adds, “If you feel like you’ve got too much stuff and nowhere to put it, we have some amazing DIY solutions to help you get organized before the full frenzy of spring cleaning takes hold. With just a little creativity you can get everything in order and save hundreds of dollars at the same time.” Click through to see a few DIY projects from the issue, so you can get a head start on your Spring cleaning.
I'm excited to present a post from Brie Dyas, editor of Stylelist Home. Let's check out her tips for getting organized in 2012!
Though I live, breathe, and sleep decor as the editor of Stylelist Home, I'm not the most organized person. (Isn't admitting it half the battle?) I'm always envious of those who have, I don't know, beautifully color-coded bookcases. I take a more laissez-faire approach to how I keep everything in its place. Basically, I'm a piler. I believe in organized chaos, artful stacking, and, um, lots of hiding of messes. The thing is, though, I know where everything is exactly. Ask me for a copy of Catcher in the Rye from seventh grade, I'll have it to you in two minutes. So, maybe there is some merit in my system.
If this sounds familiar, you might agree with my favorite organizing finds.
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- A virtual rainbow of colorful stools — which is your favorite?
- A virtual rainbow of colorful stools — which is your favorite? — Houzz
- Check in on the best white sales. — Stylelist Home
- These winter white rooms will leave you breathless. — House Beautiful
- Be bold in 2012 and decorate with red. — Real Simple
- This DIY bedroom makeover is impressive indeed! — Craft
- This modern California beach house is gorgeous. — California Home + Design
- Try these tips for decluttering a kid's bedroom. — Country Living
Over the weekend, Michelle Williams glowed at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in an elaborately beaded dress. Her frock's beading recalled an earlier era that embraced handmade detailing. Similarly, these home decor baubles and details, which reflect Williams's dress in spirit and style, create a hand-hewn look when added to furniture or rooms of your home. Why not create a special look at your home with some of these accents?
To turn your bedroom door into more than an entry point, switch out a plain doorknob with this Emtek Georgetown Crystal Knob ($110, middle, far right). With an oil-rubbed bronze plate and a clear glass knob, it will add antique finish to even the most ho-hum door.
I've found a number of knobs that you can add to a dresser or cabinet drawers. It's amazing how a few little knobs can make a major change to the look of a dresser. My favorite is the Cloisonne Chrysanthemum Pull ($10). Its enamel detailing reflects the flower it's named after and exudes an Arts and Crafts-era charm. I can imagine it on a turn-of-the-century oak dresser, or dressing up a white Ikea Hemnes dresser.
There are plenty of other great finds in my roundup, from napkin rings to wall hooks. Keep clicking to explore them all!
I have a major weakness for the graceful curves of gooseneck lamps. From outdoor sconces to task lamps, there's a place to add one of these fantastic lamps somewhere in your home — indoors or outdoors. Keep clicking to see 10 of my favorites!