Sunday 07th, May 2017 10:12:36: AM. Dining room.. Katriane Delomrme.
There’s something exciting about garages—those tiny limbo-like appendages that store cars, bikes, tools, and piles of retired crap—something that seems to imply possibility. Indeed, these spaces offer more than just storage options—they are (with a little sprucing up, of course) a refuge, a second living room, a creative launchpad, a band-practice studio. For Stacia and Phil Samartan, the garage at their Long Beach, California home would serve as a formal dining room. With the help of interior designer Susie Ho, the couple’s garage—a space that could have easily been drab and uninspired—was transformed into a stunning showpiece; a space that stands out while fitting in to the space’s architecture and the locale’s aesthetic. Check out all of the photos, plus Susie’s design notes after the jump!
Sunday 07th, May 2017 10:11:06: AM. Dining room.. Halette Riou.
While it’s certainly true that dark, dramatic rooms can be breathtaking, I must admit that more often than not, I support anyone’s decision to lighten up a room. I accept that this feeling is probably biased by the cave-like apartment in which I currently live, but it seems right to say it, nonetheless. Blair’s dining room is a perfect example of a lovely lightening. Taking inspiration from Scandinavian design, Blair decided to break up the all-black furniture with a fresh coat of white paint on the walls to give the room a more peaceful and cheery ambiance. I love that she left a few dark elements in the room and that she brought in some bright bits of color and pattern. The new room looks artful, modern and beautifully bright. Great work, Blair!
Sunday 07th, May 2017 10:09:11: AM. Interior.. Albertina Charrier.
If you could completely reimagine your life, unbeholden to your past, what would it look like? When Sarah Reid’s son Zane turned 18, she experienced a “what am I doing with my life?” moment. She’d been working in non-profit administration but had always wanted to do interior design for spaces that served low-income communities. Thus was born her business, Small Victories Design. A move from Massachussetts to California facilitated this transformation. In the move, Sarah left behind thrifted finds that filled her attic, basement, and garage. As a “borderline hoarder,” leaving them behind proved difficult. But in having the courage to let go of one incarnation of herself (and most of the objects that made up that life) she embraced another.
Sunday 07th, May 2017 10:08:05: AM. Interior.. Alair Barthelmy.
“The goal all along was to figure out how to make the house feel as wide as possible while preserving as much as possible,” Sam echoes. “The original details are actually quite grand, so we wanted to show them off as much as possible. Removing the wall between the front parlor and the original library (now kitchen) transformed the whole house. It exposed the central staircase which deserves to be seen. And Sarah’s design truly maximizes every square inch of space there is.”
Sunday 07th, May 2017 10:06:32: AM. Bathroom.. Adorlee Tanguy.
The best way to free up space in a small bathroom or even powder room is to look towards the forgotten corner for help! A smart vanity that utilizes corner space can free up the rest of the room and it creates a sense of spaciousness without trying too hard. This does not mean you need a custom corner sink that is unique and hard to get. Instead, opt for one of these slim, linear vanities that easily fits into the corner and couple it with other storage units, cabinets or even floating shelves to fashion a coherent look.
Sunday 07th, May 2017 03:16:23: AM. Bedroom.. Albertina Charrier.
A live-edge headboard is something that will surely set your bedroom apart from the crowd and give it a sense of inviting warmth. Drawing inspiration from nature and creating a sense of serenity and relaxation is increasingly becoming the biggest demand of homeowners when it comes to bedroom design. A stunning slab of wood in all its glory can help accomplish this by acting as a striking headboard that either complements the theme of the room or gives it a dramatic, contrasting focal point. With that in mind, we have 25 inspirations for you today, each one giving one more strong reason to bring home the live-edge headboard!
Sunday 07th, May 2017 02:56:20: AM. DIY Projects.. Katriane Delomrme.
These little cookies are so easy to make. They are a family favorite and present every year at the Elk family Christmas table. They make a lovely gift as they keep for a couple of weeks and they are not sickly sweet, so perfect with a cup of herbal tea.
Sunday 07th, May 2017 02:56:14: AM. Interior.. Halette Riou.
And comfy it is. The living room is the most inviting space to unwind and imbibe in style. “Matthew has been writing about booze and drinking culture for 14 years (culminating in his book You Suck At Drinking) so we have to have a good bar!” They also have a side table in the living room with whiskey on it for those occasions when they are “too lazy to get up and walk to the bar.” Contentment, Sarah reminds us, is often found in the small, thoughtful details.
Sunday 07th, May 2017 02:56:06: AM. Bedroom.. Albertina Charrier.
It can be hard to find bedding that’s vibrant and organic, as many companies stick to neutrals when it comes to eco-friendly options. That’s why we’re totally smitten with Anna Sova Home, which offers vividly colorful options, as well as crisp and neutral possibilities. Anna Sova linens are milled in Switzerland with 100% US organic Pima cotton, and they’re finished in Italy with eco-safe cotton bleaching, dyeing and finishing processes. There are no toxic or petrochemical pesticides, dioxin bleaches and optical whiteners. The list of eco-friendly features goes on! And if you love a high thread count, you’ll really love how quality meets organic style with unforgettable brilliance:
Sunday 07th, May 2017 02:56:03: AM. Dining room.. Adorlee Tanguy.
In an ideal world, we would all move into our respective apartments and houses, hire a few contractors, buy some furniture, and pump out our brand-new dream home in a couple of days. This, however, is largely out of the question for most of us—budget, not to mention time and other commitments, often gets in the way. This is why home renovation projects, no matter how completed they are in one’s mind, can often span across several years. No matter how begrudgingly we accept this reality, a beautiful home, one that you can truly call your own, is definitely worth the wait (and saved pennies). Just ask Adri and Jeremy Lentine, the adorable couple behind Dream Book Design. They moved into their Phoenix, Arizona home earlier this year and have been tackling the renovating slowly but surely ever since. Two self-proclaimed “budgeteers,” the couple seldom buys anything new, opting instead for vintage finds, affordable DIYs, and discount steals. With this penny-pinching credo in mind, the Lentines set to work on renovating their dining room. The previous iteration was a cramped, clashing, and dismally-lit space, filled with inappropriate floor tiles and out-of-place light fixtures. The end result, a combination of budget eBay finds, beautiful added moldings, and opened up space, is stunning. And accomplished for a little over $4,000, it proves that style, thrift, and time can be a winning combination for a beautiful space. Check out more photos, plus the complete object/budget breakdown after the jump!