Monday, September 1, 2014

On display

When the traditional framed photo seems a little dull, use these ideas to revamp your photo displays!

How to create a vintage plate photo and display
Vintage plates and china make pretty makeshift picture frames.
Splitting a photo into four separate prints in a wooden frame gives it a vintage feel.

Make your own personalized clock with family photos for a personalized touch on your time display.

These little bird paperclips and twine make your photos look like they're hanging from telephone wire!

A literal "family tree" is a photo display that can double as wall art.

Friday, August 29, 2014

James Perse Ping Pong/Pool Table

Native Californian, James Perse created a versatile and minimalist dining table that doubles for a fun game night. The Limited edition Table Tennis Table (say that fast 3 times!) is hand-crafted from farmed solid teak. It includes four paddles and four ping-pong balls.

Perfect for this last weekend of Summer (unofficially).  Have a great Labor Day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Carpet..its not just a "basic" any more

This textured carpet has a fun, outdoor feel, while being plush under your feet.
This rug is simple but elegant. The asymmetrical shape makes it interesting to look at.

In a modern room with straight lines and edges, a colorful "quilt" rug like this one can be the perfect pop of color.

A rug like this can give you a taste of summer days at the pool, even when you're sitting inside on your couch.
soundcarpet 25 of the Most Creative Carpet Designs for Playful Interiors
This multifunctional rug is also a surround-sound system! The raised corners allow for high quality sound.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mason jars

Mason jars are so cute and summery...  The original canning jar is good for more than sipping iced tea! Here are some ideas for how to repurpose your old mason jars using paint, paper, and other simple materials:

DIY Pallet Mason Jar Herb Garden Tutorial. This post has step by step instructions and tons of photos. A great family weekend project. 13

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Glass Bubble Chandelier

Who ever said lighting had to be purely functional? Make a bold, artistic statement while lighting up a room with a Clear Glass Bubble Chandelier. These chandeliers can be incorporated into a wide range of design styles, from modern to eclectic. 
Lindsay Adelman bubble chandeliers pictured above and below.

Bubble chandelier from PELLE Designs
And another great thing about these chandeliers? Both Lindsay Adelman and PELLE Designs make their fixtures in the US, so you can feel good about supporting American industry and design. 

Idea House

The Sunset Magazine Idea House in Manhattan Beach was full of fresh ideas for home decoration and garden design.  Here are a few photo's from my visit.

The Sunset Magazine Idea House is located in Manhattan Beach and touring from August 1st until September 7th 2014. Get your tickets today!

Bunked out

Bunk beds are fun, easy ways to save space in your children's rooms.   Here are some ideas for spicing up the classic bunk bed for a more modern look.

This huge bunk bed features a desk on the side, as well as drawers under the bottom bunk.

This great bed has two beds on the top, lounge sofas on the bottom, and drawers on the staircase for added storage.

The "walled-in" design of these beds adds security to the bunk bed -- you don't have to fear falling off.