… color code your cabinetry?
The latest issue of Real Living Mag brought out a show-stopping array of colorful homes, but the one that caught my eye the fastest? This vibrant kitchen full of rainbow-inspired cabinetry in a fun (and functional!) industrial finish.
How fun would these be in your own kitchen? I’d love to see the look in an office setting, as well – can you imagine how lovely it would be to have your office supplies color coordinated and organized in such a fun way?
Tell me, friends – where would you use this idea in your own home?
… color block your walls?
Forget choosing the perfect shade or hue to brighten up your walls. Instead, opt for a few tones in the same color family to create a wall installation that’s as quirky as it is chic!
Bonus? Feel free to color outside the lines. Color blocking is meant to be fun, so no need to achieve the perfect angled squares or rectangles. Instead, grab a brush and start playing!
After all, a home is little more than a grown-up’s playground, yes? Happy coloring!
Image Credit: Cote Maison
… go ahead and scribble on your dresser?
You’ve seen how transformative the power of paint can be on an old piece of furniture, but what about the power of the written word? Get the look by taking a Sharpie to an old standby and write your favorite song lyrics, daily affirmations or uplifting words of encouragement.
Bonus? A coat of dry erase paint allows you the freedom to write and re-write to your heart’s content! Genius.
When I spotted this collaboration between Slovene architect Spela Leskovic and fashion designer Almira Sadar over at Design Milk, I knew I was in for a treat. With patterns, textures and lines that are built for swooning, this collection is truly one for the ultimate design lover.
The collaboration celebrates Slovene heritage in a variety of ways, most importantly with its use of crocheted florals. And with its puzzle piece-like modular arrangements, the collection pays homage to design integration at its best.
What do you think? Yay or nay? And are you ready for a crochet break, or do you embrace the handmade movement’s future?
Photos via AKSL
Posted by Erin | Filed under Musings
Life is indeed in the details, and I love the idea of re-purposing everyday objects to make a larger impact throughout your home. Case in point? The sudden surge of knives, forks and spoons serving (literally!) double duty in today’s modern home:
1. The Fork as a Cabinet Pull
After spotting this image, I was inspired to find something similar. Turns out you can store-bought fork pulls, or DIY a similar look with your favorite flatware piece (check out the spoons in this kitchen!).
2. The Spoon as a Decorative Wall Hanging System
Genius. Mugs and spoons working together to perform a beautiful storage solution. Why didn’t I think of that? (pictured above from Re-Nest)
3. The Knife as a Coat Hook
Equal parts quirky and unexpected, this cheeky knife coat hook made me smile.
How have you seen flatware re-purposed lately? Share below in the comments!