Farmhouse modern is one of my favorite design concepts, so I’m thrilled with a new trend I keep seeing on the horizon: farmhouse renaissance! Lately I’ve been spotting milk bottles, wire baskets and canvas storage all over the web and can’t wait to see the trend bloom!
Below are a few of my favorite picks for every price range:
After all, everyone needs a bit of grits, hay and wood-planked floors, yes? Happy trend-spotting!
With the welcome addition of spring weather comes spring cleaning, yes? Why not start in your entryway and tackle a few organizational (and just for fun!) DIY projects to cheer up your space?:
Storage seems to be top of mind lately, with spring well on its way (here's hoping!) and de-cluttering days ahead of us. Naturally, you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled on two adorable and surprising storage solutions this week — want a peek?:
[Image: Say Yes to Hoboken]
Have some spare crown molding, or itching for a trip to the hardware store? This super affordable trim doubles as stylish shoe storage when painted a bright, vibrant color. Or, if you're the traditional type, let the molding shine in its original state of white. However you slice it, this trick works wonders in small spaces where floor space is limited. Brilliant!
[Image: Little Inspirations]
It's no secret; the entryway is one of the more important areas of your home. Sneak in a decorative element (I love this oar!) that doubles as a clothing rack for a smart solution that's as pretty as it is functional!
What did we miss? What are your favorite surprise storage tricks? Come on; don't leave us hanging (ha! pun!)!
… and I'm not talking for your next voyage abroad. Have you seen Lotty Lindeman's interior smarts? A fresh furnishings genius based in The Netherlands, Lotty transforms the everyday with beauty, function and craft. Currently, I'm swooning over her lovely suitcase storage options worthy of an art installation (or, I suppose, any hallway in the world!):
Created in 2009 and titled "Tassenkast", the solution is crafted out of wood, fabric and panels. I love that each suitcase presents a movable storage function that's as playful as it is inviting.
Brilliant, Lotty! Just brilliant.
Posted by Miriam | Filed under Musings
I am OBSESSED with built-ins lately. We are hoping to expand our family someday but not our home, so my mind often wanders to dreams of having a kids room on our third floor or turning our guest room into a kids room or moving to an undisclosed island in the Caribbean while someone else takes care of the kids. Wait…that last one is my I-need-a-vacation daydream.
Anyway, here’s some built-ins-in-the-bedroom eye candy for you this lovely Thursday morning…
Let's take a moment to admire the function of the built-ins below. They creatively fill the space under the eaves. They afford each bed owner their very own shelves for photos, alarm clocks, etc. They have beautiful open storage up above and functional, yet still stylish, storage underneath. The effective use of bead board and horizontal paneling to further personalize the space is just the icing on the cake.
This space is more for functional beach-house dormitory living…but I like the layout of three beds along the wall…not sure we’re planning on expanding to three at the moment, though.