… layer your rugs?
Pattern-mixing is a surefire way to bring personality and character to any space, but most of us stop with the obvious elements: mixing patterned throw pillows, upholstered textures and artwork. Why not take it a step further and layer two patterned rugs for a unique, eclectic look?
April 22, 2013
Sometimes I am just completely blown away by the creativity out there. It’s overwhelming and outstanding, in the best way. I love checking out Yatzer, an incredible site that always has on-the-edge innovative and influential design concepts and stories. A recent check-in had me discovering GRAND, a collaboration of designer Mathieu Gustafsson and cabinet maker Niklas Karlsson.
The duo created their first furniture series inspired by women’s handbags, in partiular the clasps and materials. Beyond the amazing designs, it’s also important to point out the design experience they have created. As Yatzer shares, “GRAND seems to be a prominent example of an alternative way of creating high quality goods ”based on a search for the essential in concept and in shape”.” I say cheers to that! Click here to see more amazing pieces and to learn more about the designers.
(Images via Yatzer)
April 22, 2013
This fabulous Rolha side table designed by Goncaol Campos is inspired by age old ritual and tools for uncorking a fine wine. Presented as a DIY kit of parts, it is assembled from a solid turned cork top and 3 turned wood legs, fitted with a screw similar to the ones used to uncork traditional wine bottles. This assembly requires no special tools, and is sturdy and stable, in part due to the density of the cork. Simple in its aesthetic as well as its function and assembly. And the best part? Cork is an environmentally sustainable material, renewable and beautiful in its natural state.
Images and excerpts sourced at http://www.goncalocampos.com
April 17, 2013
When I lived in California, I enjoyed taking road trips to Santa Ynez (where the movie Sideways was filmed) and Temecula. These short trips were always full of wine adventures and flea market finds. There were some great shops and many of them sold the classic riddling rack. I always wanted one, perhaps to hang in my own kitchen, like this one? But alas, I never bought one. I am newly inspired after spotting this…
…fantastic and fun dining room that sports and entire wall of riddling racks – yes! This clever and cool statement wall is a fab addition to a dining space. Plus I love the addition of wood in this space – it adds a warm vibe to a more formal interior. It’s part conversation and part wine storage, of course. Would you create a wall of wine storage in your own home?
(Image via California Home + Design)
April 16, 2013
…paint your window trim black?
Black walls and accents are trending high this season, but I’m too hesitant to take the plunge. What if the room feels too small? Too dark? Too dreary?