Wednesday 03rd, May 2017 09:22:56: AM. DIY.. Alair Barthelmy.
With four supplies and some imagination, your child can create a display-worthy piece of art that even the most discerning parent would admire. If you don’t save tissue paper from countless birthday parties your child attends, no worries! Tear text and/or images from newspapers and magazines. Another good substitute (that actually extends the length of time for the project — secret parent wink ;) for tissue paper is torn paper towel strips that get individually painted, dried and then arranged on the “canvas.” White school glue works just as well as Mod Podge or decoupage adhesive.
Wednesday 03rd, May 2017 09:21:09: AM. Dining room.. Alair Barthelmy.
This lovely dining room makeover has made the blog rounds a bit — you may have seen it on Poppytalk last week — but it was too beautiful a transformation not to share. Abbey and her husband purchased this 1800s farmhouse in upstate NY a mere four weeks ago, and already they are hard at work turning it into a cozy, vintage-style space with tons of light and character. I love the copper details, including the vintage light fixture she found for $7 (!) and the circle of stamped pennies on the wall. If this is what Abbey can accomplish in just four weeks, I can’t wait to see how the rest of the house turns out! Great job, Abbey!
Wednesday 03rd, May 2017 09:18:54: AM. DIY Projects.. Alair Barthelmy.
Halloween is without a doubt my favorite holiday. It’s funny, it’s creative, it’s mischievous, it’s full of crafts . . . what’s not to like? While I haven’t done much decorating of my own for this holiday in many years, I do appreciate a clever display, and these masked vintage portraits by Danielle Thompson might be my favorite bit of impromptu Halloween decor yet. Danielle snagged these awesome vintage portraits from a thrift store and decided to give these ladies a quick makeover for the holiday. This would be such a fun, subtle and witty way to prep your home for Halloween. They feel Lynchian to me, and I love that. Thanks for sharing, Danielle!
Wednesday 03rd, May 2017 07:40:30: AM. Bedroom.. Adorlee Tanguy.
Amadeus is a bed that is a showstopper in every sense of the word! Designed by Maurizio Manzoni and Roberto Tapinassi, the frame of this gorgeous bed is clad in plush leather, and you have a choice between synthetic and soft versions. It is a bed design where the headboard makes the biggest visual impact and adds pattern to the contemporary space without ever seeming out of style.
Wednesday 03rd, May 2017 07:23:40: AM. Dining room.. Albertina Charrier.
It’s only May, but lately I’ve been gravitating toward oceany colors in anticipation of the warm summer months when all I want to do is dive into water: pools, lakes, oceans, showers — anything cool and refreshing. I’ve never gone so far as to bedeck a whole room in blue hues, but I’m loving this dining room palette so much that I might have to consider going blue this summer. The painted walls make the darkness in the “after” room feel elegant and dramatic, not drab, as in the “before” image. I also love the jolt of energy provided by the bright aqua chairs and lime green doors. Chelsey made many wise decisions in this room besides the color palette: The built-in provides tons of beautiful storage, the chevron window seat is a great addition of pattern and the decorative molding provides added interest and sophistication to the walls. Nicely done, Chelsey!
Wednesday 03rd, May 2017 07:08:18: AM. Dining room.. Alair Barthelmy.
I was inspired by the architecture of the home as well as the amazing weather in Southern California. Cliff May homes are known for their relationship to the outdoors, so I wanted to showcase the connection between the interior and exterior, hence the sunny chartreuse walls and landscape green sofa. The original flooring was concrete and my clients wanted something new that was unique but durable (they have a dog, two cats and a baby on the way). We ended up with a porcelain tile that looks like wood flooring, super durable and wallet friendly. We wallpapered two walls with a colorful, graphic pattern that is very impactful upon entry. It was the perfect backdrop for a custom designed sectional sofa to serve as banquette seating for the organic, modern dining table. The vintage side chairs and light fixture belonged to the client and fit in perfectly with the new furnishings. This space showcases the couples’s casual but stylish lifestyle and I just love how this space came together!
Wednesday 03rd, May 2017 06:44:24: AM. Dining room.. Adorlee Tanguy.
piquis reader kati driscoll purchased a victorian home from the 1870s that was in pretty rough shape. her dining room has heavy black soon along the walls and carpeting, holes in the wall and all sorts of pet damage. so she went to town on the space and decided to make things over! my favorite project of hers is the dining room- she ripped up the aging carpets, found beautiful heart pine flooring underneath, and sanded and stained the floors along with help from her dad and brother (her mom did the polyurethane coating!). after the floors were done, kati added wallpaper from ferm living and and a new coat of paint. as it that wasn’t enough, she also decided to open up the fireplace to expose the brick! great work, kati! click here for more pictures
Wednesday 03rd, May 2017 05:25:13: AM. Dining room.. Albertina Charrier.
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!
Wednesday 03rd, May 2017 05:12:16: AM. Dining room.. Alair Barthelmy.
This dining room makeover from Sarah is definitely high drama. She took a once-dreary window with sad blinds and transformed it into a wall of gorgeous textile heaven. I love her mixture of prints, the dark walls, the oversized mirror and the elegant, minimal chairs. It’s all working for me. She even painted her own Cy Twombly-inspired artwork, which turned out quite well! Sarah made some shrewd decorating decisions and I’m blown away by the impressive transformation. Great work, Sarah!
Wednesday 03rd, May 2017 03:29:34: AM. Bedroom.. Alair Barthelmy.
Of all the spaces in your home, the bedroom is undoubtedly the one place where you can fully and freely be yourself without any inhibitions. It is a safe and comfortable haven and the perfect bedroom is all about finding what works for you best. Beyond the obvious like a cozy bed and a lovely color scheme, there are little details that make your bedroom a lot more pleasant and functional. A smart nightstand is definitely on the top of this list. Beside tables come in a wide range of forms and the more minimal nightstands tend to cut back on excesses even while saving space.