What creates a sense of restfulness or serenity in a space? Is it color? The careful use of pattern? The way sunlight plays upon a room? This week, we went searching for spaces that encouraged us to stop and sit for a while. Bedrooms, living rooms, and lounge spaces are all at play here. Take a look and then let us know which room is your personal favorite.
As a ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover, Passover Seder is a celebration rich with cultural traditions that varies slightly from household to household. The focus of the meal is centered on retelling the story of the liberation of the Israelites from ancient Egyptian slavery and includes customs like drinking four cups of wine, eating matzo, and assembling and eating symbolic foods from the Passover Seder plate. We love to see how Passover Seder tables are set; from the heirloom rich to more modern DIY interpretations, these are some of the table-setting ideas that inspired us this week!
Even though tents and tipis are probably better suited for Summer, I'm tempted to get a head start by experimenting with my own backyard adventure. Suited for afternoon naps and starlit dinners, they really are quite versatile. While I like to think of them as adult forts, I don't think there is any reason not to be inspired by stylish ways to dress them up. Take a look at the tipis and tents I'm falling for this week, and see if you're tempted to pitch one as well!
Each Spring, I get an urge to freshen the rooms I spend the most time in. Still, with the distraction of light-filled afternoons that stretch into leisurely evenings, the thought of tackling more time-consuming DIY projects isn't as appealing as it was during the Winter months. This week, I'm looking to rooms that have simple, turnkey solutions for updating decor. While some of them involve a bit of handiwork, others are as simple as switching out a lamp shade; if you discover the perfect Spring shade, of course! Keep reading for easy Spring makeover inspirations to try out in your home this season.
This week, I'm inspired by outdoor spaces that celebrate Spring flowers. Since some of us don't have the room to cultivate a a yard of full of our favorite posies, I like the idea of creating mini gardens with window boxes as an alternative. Instead of the window boxes you might associate with quaint cottages, I'm looking for modern versions of these hanging flower beds. Keep reading for a look at some of my favorite examples from across the web!
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I've been admiring beautiful Irish homes from across the country. Some of them seem quintessentially Irish, while others look as though they could be in almost any city in the world. Whether country cottages or majestic castles, these spaces represent both historic and modern Ireland and are equally inspiring. Keep reading to see the Irish homes I've uncovered!
Photo courtesy of Sebastian Guinness Gallery
This week, I'm inspired by bold walls that celebrate Spring. Undeniably feminine, but more fresh than saccharine, these rooms are less about the items that fill the space. Whether it's a single focal point or a room with floor to ceiling patterns, these spaces provide a perennial garden that won't fade with the seasons. Keep reading to see some of the examples that are inspiring me this week!
This week, I've been thinking about ways to create memorable hallways. As passageways to rooms, they're often much more neglected than other spaces. Still, a well-decorated hallway can serve as a thoughtful transition. Whether you're working with a small, narrow space or something you can actually place furniture in, these hallways should give you inspiration on how to get the most out of your own.
This week I'm looking to homes that take best advantage of their unique outdoor spaces, whether these spaces have been designed into the home's architecture from the first set of blueprints, or innovatively enhanced by creative homeowners. I've also rounded up some cool ideas for transforming your own space with some very cool pieces. Keep clicking to take a look!
Happy Monday! To start off the week, I'm hoping to inspire you with some spaces truly meant for relaxing — as a way to soothe you into your workweek. From renovated garages to blissful bedrooms, see what I'm loving this Monday morning.