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Classic Chair Designs as Art

Classic Chair Designs as Art If you’ve been visiting for any length of time, you know that I’m enamored with the design of chairs. To design a comfortable and attractive chair is not an easy thing, and that’s why good chair designs become classics. Read more about classic chair designs here. That’s why I was thrilled when I came across cutoutpaper’s Limited Edition Laser Cuts – unusual art that […] Read more »

Shopping for Silver Shimmer

Shopping for Silver Shimmer I think a touch of metallic luster helps most any space; and I admit I’ve still got a shine for a silvery finish. Today it’s an Etsy shopping day – enjoy these dazzling finds. The artist crochets fine wire to create these airy, Feminine Round Lampshades from Yoola. This Divine Aluminum GoodForm Chair from Three Sideways Glances is a mid-century classic, freshly upholstered a graphic, […] Read more »

BEMZ Slipcovers Now in Designers Guild Patterns

BEMZ Slipcovers Now in Designers Guild Patterns Transform IKEA Seating in Tricia Guild Style Tiring of that plain-vanilla IKEA armchair? Or when the neighbors come for dinner, does that pasta stain make you shuffle your dining chairs? Check out the slipcovers from Stockholm, Sweden-based BEMZ, which are designed to fit most IKEA chairs and sofas – even discontinued models. And now, you can adorn your furniture with the innovative patterns of Designers […] Read more »

Upholstered Furniture as Art

Upholstered Furniture as Art Designing and remaking upholstered furniture, and combining it well in a space, is an art. Designer Heather Hilliard is brilliant at it, as evidenced by her living room design for this year’s Marin Designer’s Showcase. Photographs by Michele Lee Willson Photography A classical room with grand proportions, Hilliard wanted it to feel “luxurious and refined but understated” and to function well for both formal entertaining […] Read more »

Pimp My Desk Challenge

Pimp My Desk Challenge In our neck of the woods at Lake Tahoe, Memorial Day Weekend is prime yard sale time. Is it the same where you live? Each year I look forward to driving through the neighborhoods, seeing what’s tucked under the towering pines and firs, and snapping up bargains. This time, our oldest daughter — nine years old — was up early, and pumped to go on […] Read more »

Home Staging Tips and Timing

Home Staging Tips and Timing by GraceAnn Simoni It’s the time of year when so many people put their homes on the market. So I asked Contributor GraceAnn Simoni to share some home staging tips and advice, and some telling Before and After photographs of her work. GraceAnn is a an Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. — Home Staging – When should it start? […] Read more »

More Earth-Friendly Nursery Options

More Earth-Friendly Nursery Options by Sherri Blum Today our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum talks about the choices we make when creating spaces for our kids. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri’s designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door. — In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to take a moment to share some great, earth-friendly decorating options for your […] Read more »

Makeover — Girl-Next-Door Painted Cupboard

Makeover — Girl-Next-Door Painted Cupboard by Diana Durkes Don your possibilities spectacles and scour the alleys, Design Junkies! It’s DIY time with furniture and accessories makeover specialist, Contributor Diana Durkes. Diana gives “New Life to the Tossed and Found” at her blog, Fine Diving. This cupboard deserved a second lease on life, I thought when I came upon it in the alley last month. It was in well-used but sturdy […] Read more »

Merging Form and Art

Merging Form and Art Artist Profile — Jo Roessler When does a useful object become art? I think you know it when you see it. Take for example the furniture designed and handcrafted by Jo Roessler of Nojo Design in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Jo has a thing for beds and I think I have a thing for his beds. Artful and refined. What dreams I’d design in one of these […] Read more »

DIY Upholstered Ottoman with Painted Fabric Quilt

DIY Upholstered Ottoman with Painted Fabric Quilt Quilts are in style. I’m glad because truth is for me, they never went out. Quilt designs are a comforting link with our past, and today’s quilt artists are incredible. (If you ever get the chance — drop in on one of the large quilt shows like Pacific International and you’ll see what I mean — awesome artistry and craftsmanship.) I’m especially smitten with the […] Read more »

How to Make a Living Room Slob Proof

How to Make a Living Room Slob Proof When interior designer Debbie Wiener makes over a room, her goal is twofold: 1) To create a beautiful environment that people are pleased to be in and 2) To “Slobproof” it. Debbie coined the term Slobproof to describe her philosophy of designing with families and pets in mind. Here’s a living room that Debbie recently decorated. The room before was bland and lacked the warmth […] Read more »

Fashion4Home Furniture Launches in U.S.

Fashion4Home Furniture Launches in U.S. Social Furniture — It’s Here! Yesterday marked the U.S. launch of Berlin, Germany’s Fashion4Home, and the stateside beginning of “social furniture.” One of Fashion4Home’s exclusive designers, Logan Komorowski, with a model from his line of furniture from sustainable bamboo. Sure, Fashion4Home is an online-only furniture retailer that says it offers products at “50-70% less than traditional retail prices,” but that’s not the coolest thing about […] Read more »

Makeover — Eastlake Parlor Chair

Makeover — Eastlake Parlor Chair by Diana Durkes Wahoo! It’s time again for chair sorcery from our furniture and accessories makeover specialist, Contributor Diana Durkes. Diana gives “New Life to the Tossed and Found” at her blog, Fine Diving in Chicago. What to do with a challenging, homely chair? Years ago, this one may have occupied pride of place in the parlor. It emulates the Eastlake style, a late 1800’s […] Read more »

Munkii Bookshelf — Love it or Leave it?

Munkii Bookshelf — Love it or Leave it? It’s time again for your gut reaction to a design. Have a look at the Highboy Bookshelf from designer Jaren Goh for Singapore-based Munkii. Does this antique-inspired piece work for you? Tell us what you think. (via Home Accents Today.) Read more »

A Design Junkie’s Wish List

A Design Junkie’s Wish List Except a return to good health for my best friend, my Christmas wish list is short this year. I am so fortunate with loved ones, and being able to talk with incredible designers, artists, craftspeople and DIY’ers every day. What more could I want? There is this. My mouth dropped open when I came across Design Store Tokyo’s miniature Designer Chair Collection. 42 perfect, 1/12 […] Read more »

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