Furnishing

Quickie: Wheels Make the World Go ‘Round

Quickie: Wheels Make the World Go ‘Round

The rustic appeal of this bench, made from old crates and other reclaimed materials, is magnified by those wonderfully vintage, industrial wheels! I think I’d place a rug under this bench to protect the gorgeous wood floors. People plopping down may make the bench roll […]

Quickie: Happy Blues

Quickie: Happy Blues

The intense and varied shades of blue delight me in this design! Note how the white walls and floor makes the color pop. And what a dynamic interplay between the human-created forms such as the painting and butterfly chair with the plants shooting up and […]

Quickie: Many Arms Make Light Work

Quickie: Many Arms Make Light Work

You know what I’m obsessing on in this design! The last time I saw this amazing chandelier was in Tenka Gammelgard‘s art studio, and in black. I featured Gammelgard’s studio in my post, Making Art: The Studio.

On a Shelf with No Paddle

On a Shelf with No Paddle

As I’ve written before, I’ve never gone camping, but if I did? I’d probably be in the cabin messing with the ham radio at this handsome workstation. I love that someone repurposed this canoe as shelving, because it is practical, attractive, unconventional, resourceful, and reminiscent […]

Metal, Stone, and Fire: An Industrial Loft Kitchen

Metal, Stone, and Fire: An Industrial Loft Kitchen

This image by talented photographer, David Engelhardt, is one of the most popular pins on Pinterest. It’s easy to see why. The brickwork throughout this kitchen lends incredible color, texture, and solidity to the space (no big bad wolf is going to blow this baby down), […]

Let It Flow

Let It Flow

Repetition of decorative elements and furnishings helps to establish a visual rhythm or feeling to the room. The design part comes in when you can experience how the room works. Notice the lampshade, seating rattan stool and small table. They all allow air and light streaming from […]