Need a little creative motivation to finally hang those photos and display your favorite prints? Look no further — we found gallery walls that will inspire you to showcase your art in a way that is unique to you and your home. Easier than you think, gallery walls create a relaxed way of styling without having to worry about the rules of scale and spacing . . . because there are none! Here are nine ways Instagram users are trying this trend — click to find one that inspires you!
Check out the luxe look of the interior of this credenza and the table lamp atop it, thanks to their gilded interiors. I love the idea of a secret, gold lining to a furniture or accent in your home. It lends an unexpected, glam touch. The Ikea Trollsta Sideboard ($349) seems like an obvious choice for a gilded interior; don't you think? You can add a touch of gold to your furniture with gold paint or gilt cream. Have you done this to any furniture at your house?
Photographer Emma Lee's passion for life is obvious in her photographs. Evidence of human life is everywhere, from glasses left beside unmade beds to glasses of wine left on a worn stool. Emma, who also photographs food, tends to blur the boundaries between her shoots, making her interior shots even more lush with their use of food and drink. Imbibing in a gallery of her photos might leave you a bit drunk on the vibrant imagery, but no worries: the effect may be intoxicating, but it won't hinder your good judgment. Take a look at a gallery of her work when you read more
Yesterday, I sadly reported that reader favorite Domino magazine is folding. I thought we'd take a little tour back to reflect on the inspiration that this magazine has provided over the years. One of my all-time favorite articles was the piece on Domino contest winner Catherine from Mill Valley, CA, whose amazing style made me want to stand up and applaud. Check out the slideshow for some of my favorite things about the magazine, as well as the favorites of other Sugar staffers.
All photos courtesy of Domino
Earlier today, I had the good fortune to peruse some of the CB2 items that will be available at San Francisco's new CB2 store, which is opening in Union Square on July 31. San Francisco will be the fourth US city to host a CB2 store, and the first west of Chicago. The new store will feature all of the great furniture and home accessories you find in CB2's catalog in an easily navigable, relaxed 8,000-square-foot retail space. Also tempting is that many of the new store's furniture items are scaled down to work in small urban apartment spaces (perfect for SF studio dwellers).
To find out more about the new store, and to see images from the preview, read more
Although sometimes I can't decide whether or not I actually like the ABC series Men In Trees, I can tell you that I've always been a fan of main character Marin's charmingly rumpled cabin. It's so homey, and the fact that she's often found hibernating under a woolen blanket or stretched out in front of a roaring fire only reinforces this notion.
To find out how to get Marin's hibernation-worthy cabin's look, just read more
Commune Design is a design collective from Los Angeles. With a staff comprised of architects, graphic designers, interior designers (and several dogs), they combine their expertise to approach clients' needs from a number of viewpoints. They have worked for a number of residential clients in Hollywood and SIlver Lake, and have also completed projects for companies such as Juicy Couture and Oliver Peoples. I love the way that Commune Design incorporates rough, organic elements into these sleek, modern homes—something of a metaphor for LA itself, come to think of it.
To see a gallery of Commune Design's impressive interior work, just read more