This season of Mad Men has sadly ended, and we're longing for the cool style of the show. Luckily, interior designer Susan Manrao is helping us to forget our sadness over the season finale by sharing some great decorating tips in the Mad Men style. Keep reading for all of her fabulous tips!
Noted environmentalist and actor Adrian Grenier has just moved SHFT.com headquarters to the W Hollywood and The Residences. Grenier cofounded SHFT in 2009 with film producer Peter Glatzer as a way to inform and inspire others about environmentalism and sustainability. SHFT will use the new headquarters at the W Residences for hosting private events and screenings, conducting meetings, producing lifestyle and video content, and displaying SHFT-curated products.
"The Residences at W Hollywood is a fantastic property that marries sustainable luxury living and great innovation in the heart of Hollywood," Grenier said in a press statement. "It's an ideal partnership because the property is a reflection of what SHFT stands for, and we're excited to start producing art shows and music series, and in general to start bringing the creative SHFT community to our new home."
Keep clicking to tour the space, and to get inspired with some ideas on going eco chic at your home, too!
Photos courtesy of SHFT
Adrian Grenier photo courtesy of Getty
When the weather turns steamy, it's often hard to keep the bedroom cool enough for enjoying the room or getting a restful night's sleep. This is doubly true when you live in a home that's lacking central air conditioning. If you're concerned about the temperature in your bedroom this Summer, then check out the tips we've rounded up for turning down the temp while keeping your bedroom looking gorgeous.
- Invest in mosquito netting to surround your bed, and pretend you're in the tropics. That way, you can open windows in your home to let in the breeze without worrying about insects.
- Pick up a window unit to maximize cooling, and use several fans to direct air flow from the unit into other rooms. To keep things chic, pick up a cool retro fan.
- Buy Summer-fresh new linens for your bed, and pop pillowcases in the freezer a few hours before you go to sleep. Remove them right before bedtime and rest your head on cool cotton.
Keep reading for 7 more tips for staying cool in your bedroom this Summer.
When we came across this gorgeous SoHo loft apartment on Sotheby's, on the market for $3.89 million, we were instantly smitten. The 19th-century loft space itself has amazing bones, with original features like tin ceilings still intact. Aside from the great architectural features, though, the apartment was staged with some lovely pieces. We loved the mix of elements in some of the rooms and had a feeling you might as well. Keep clicking to see where you can source some of the cool light fixtures, artwork, and furniture from the apartment — for a lot less.
Photos courtesy of Sotheby's
If you've always dreamed of living in a Malibu Beach house but don't have the millions to snag one, Mad About You star Paul Reiser is renting his. While the $95,000 a month price tag doesn't exactly make it a steal, the stunning oceanfront home would make an ideal Summer rental. According to Trulia, Paul purchased the five-bedroom, four-bathroom beachfront home for $4,450,000 from Sting in 1999. The home spans 4,043 square-feet on a private stretch of beach and also includes a separate guesthouse, an oceanfront patio with a fireplace, and an oceanfront master bedroom with a fireplace and large oceanfront balcony. The home is furnished and decorated with a classic but contemporary beach house aesthetic that works brilliantly with the clean architectural lines and breath taking surroundings. Keep reading to take a look inside the home and to see the decor we found to replicate the look!
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Give your curtains an instant style update with this Craft of the Day. By adding these pretty tassels to your current panels, you can give your windows a new look without the price tag that usually comes with custom treatments. Simply add trim in the color of your choice to plain curtains for an incredible graphic pop. The outcome: instant chic! Ready to create this standout accent? Keep reading for the how-to.
What You'll Need:
- Tassel fringe trim (local craft or fabric store)
- Needle and thread (whatever color matches your curtains)
Keep reading for the steps for this tutorial
I recently took on an IKEA Hack project where I transformed two wooden boxes into cute chevron storage options that add character to any space. I started with an untreated PRANT box, which actually comes unassembled and can be used as a storage box or hung on the wall as a shelf. Check out my inspiration board on Pinterest!
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Ordinary clothespins become the basis for a stand-out chandelier with this Craft Of The Day. This light fixture, made entirely of clothespins, is a quirky, fun way to add oomph and texture to any room. We think it's a great accent to a living room or bedroom, but it would obviously be fitting in a laundry room too! Keep reading for the how to.
What You'll Need:
- Light Kit (like this cord set from Ikea)
- Ceiling Canopy (of your choice)
- Wire Fencing (Simliar products available at Lowes)
- White Gloss Spray Paint
- 22-gauge craft store wire
- Metal Snips (such as these metal snips from Grainger.com)
- Eight bags of medium sized clothes pins
- Three heavy-duty ceiling hooks
Keep reading to learn how to make this clothespin chandelier.
As part of our Styled by You $500 Giveaway with IKEA, Elka Karl and I have been thinking of ways to punch up basic Ikea products. You may have seen how I added block-printed ikat polka dots to this Asele lampshade ($15). Well, now I'm revisiting the same shade with an entirely different approach. Armed with some thin manila rope, a glue gun, and a Bran table lamp base ($20), I set out to create a nautical-inspired lamp with a modern twist.
Keep reading to discover how easy it was to create my rope lampshade!
As part of our Styled by You $500 Giveaway with IKEA, Angela and I have been applying simple techniques to reenvision some of our favorite IKEA products. Today, I'm sharing another of my projects.
This BEKVAM stool ($15) from IKEA is made from solid wood and is very sturdy. However, it could definitely use a little personalization.
I thought it would be fun to add some glossy color to the stool. See what I did to refresh the look of this sturdy BEKVAM stool.