April showers don't have to get you — or your lil ones — down. Just add a little cuteness to your babe's room with a sweet cloud and rain-inspired mobile or pillow. Or if you're really ambitious, take a tip from Elsie Marley, who used her kids' shared bedroom as an inspiration to create a floating cloud loft bed. Seriously gorgeous, and seriously, who needs sun when clouds are this cute?
After spending a weekend at Frankfurt's Ambiente consumer goods fair, courtesy of Messe Frankfurt, it seems to me that the design world is floating on a cloud. Arturo Alvarez did it first with his Nevo collection, and now designers worldwide are creating cloud-like light fixtures that create an ethereal, heavenly feel. From puffy, mashed-potato-shaped paper forms to plastic, marshmallow-like pendants, designers are putting their own spin on the style. It's a trend that doesn't seem to be going anywhere . . . it's just floating slowly by. Come along to cloud nine!
Rain can be a cumbersome thing, and no one will argue with a sunny day. But, when clouds and showers inspire charming, sharp home furnishings, what's not to love about stormy weather? Check out a few of these stylish finds, and you'll find yourself fervently praying for rain in a way you never imagined.
When I recently spent some time in my home state of Wisconsin, I was wowed by the gorgeous skies. It seems as if we never get the same dramatic, cumulus cloud formations in the Bay Area, so I was excited to stare at the sky in the late afternoons, enjoying the view. Of course, these clouds also made me think of ways they could be adapted into your home.
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