I love all the fun nooks and crannies of an older home. In ours there are random doors to tiny closets, plus an attic with triangular spaces that reflect the shape of the roof above. So today, let’s have a look at some fun, slanted spaces that really pop and objects whose angles make us take a second look. (Click pics. for sources.)
Like this fresh white bedroom.
How about this fantastic dream library?
The owner may be the only person on earth with more books than me.
And check out this stool by François Brument.
Tabletop decor from CB2.
I could so get cozy in here. This would be a great room in winter.
I wonder if they switch up the decor in the summer.
Isn’t this homey? You can stay in this room next time you’re up in East Boothbay, Maine.
Ohhhh, I’m in love.
I want those chairs.
A bright and cheery attic room. When can I move in?
Happy Tuesday! How was your weekend? The little guy took off to a sleepover with friends, the tall guy took off to the Indy 500, and I conquered a number of house projects.
Sorry for the belated edition of Friday Finds. I think they’re still pertinent though.
If you follow the old fashion rules, Monday was the day to begin wearing white again. I wear white whenever I want, after Labor Day or not, but I’ve come across so many fun white things lately that I thought it’d be a great day for a white themed post.
Enjoy! Hope you had a wonderful (long) weekend!
1. Belted Chiffon Dress 2. Crystal Flair Mini Chandelier 3. White Lace Paper Garland 4. Mother of Pearl Cocktail Ring 5. White Rabbit Snow Dome 6. Japanese Paper Parasol 7. With a Twist Tank 8. Jill Heel 9. Baroque Chaise Lounge
Pendant lights are probably my favorite kind of ceiling lighting (except, of course, a gorgeous chandelier) because they’re so easy to install. Most of the time, you can use the bulbs and hardware already in your ceiling, or at least hang your pendant with very little electrical know-how. And I looove easy projects.
Best of all, there are options for every style and budget. Hope you find these resources helpful and inspiring.
row 1 (l to r): Cool Molded Plastic Pendant Lamp, NOVA Beaded Seven-Light Pendant, Possini Euro squares pendant, Clean and Green Square Pendant
row 2 (l to r): Vienna chrome and crystal pendant, Quoizel mini pendant light, West Elm Woven Beehive Pendant, Urban Outfitters Spectrum Pendant Shade
row 1 (l to r): IKEA Boja lamp, nautical pendant, Brocade Pendant Light
row 2 (l to r): Chen Karlsson “Favorite Things” pendant, Rainbow II pendant, green industrial barn light
row 3 (l to r): Simon Karkov Norm 06 lamp, Tea House Pendant Lamp, Icarus Pendant Light
And you know I can’t resist throwing in a round-up of handmade pendant lighting.
There are so many fantastic pendants out there – I had a hard time choosing my favorites, but I tired to represent every style I could think of. Which one do you like best? I’m partial to the amazingly artsy Icarus wings, but I like them all. I’m also amazed by the talents of the people behind the handmade pendants. They are way more craft-y than I’ll ever be!
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It’s the capital and largest city in Sweden and one of my fantasy destinations because it’s home to some amazing Scandinavian architecture and design.
I love the colors of Stockholm – bright greens, reds, and yellows. But they’re not primary colors – they have more of an Old World feel. Check out emma’s design blogg for more (and much more expert info.) on Scandinavian design.
Here is my own celebration of the Colors of Stockholm.
1. flower fabric 2. Soane Belvedere Bench 3. red quilted bedding 4. Uncommon Goods deer head 5. Comfort Market red lamp 6. Crate & Barrel throw 7. emmo home pendant lamp 8. clear cylinder vase 9. green Optic Swirl Vase 10. Ikea wall shelf 11. Scandinavia side chair 12. round dining table
And a lush, contemporary take, courtesy of Hotel Story.
Outdoor spaces are important extensions of our homes – take it from me. I live in a 100 year-old plus Victorian home in an historic neighborhood. Though we have a corner lot, our yard is roughly the size of three ping pong tables if you line them up at odd angles. Which would be great for beer pong now that I think about it. Nope, actually, the yard is slanted.
The point is, our yard may be tiny, but we have two, count ‘em two, lovely porches. Both need some work, as does most of the exterior of our house, but I cannot wait to design the most perfect, relaxing perching spot.
The list in my head includes, so far: potted plants, patio furniture, rugs, and hanging lanterns. Here’s a little brainstorm.
I doubt I’ll get away with such a feminine motif. Here’s another idea.
What would you add to the list?
Here’s a little porch/patio/deck inspiration. (Click pics for sources.)
Come oooon, summer!
Greetings! I’m here with a “Colors of” post to brighten your day. Morocco is one of my dream destinations. I’m always inspired by the art and architecture of the country. Enjoy!
(For Morocco pic sources, click the photo.)
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I love the Wisteria catalog. Their focus is definitely on traditional design, but so many pieces can be used to dress up (or down!) other styles. Here are my boho picks from Wisteria’s latest offerings. Have a great weekend!
Dress up your walls with these. I love that shiny sconce.
Cozy neutrals (purple can be a neutral, right? right?):