There’s no question that many of our East Coast readers are holed up somewhere warm and dry right now and are planning on staying close to home, at least for the next day or so. Thanks to the storm and the likelihood of a weather-related day off (SNOW DAY!!!) for the school kids, many people are going to be stuck in…on a Tuesday. Here are some things to do around the house to keep you busy and make your home a happier place:
Florence shares: This little oasis was designed for my French-American four-year-old boy (I’m French and his photographer papa is American). I wanted to create a bedroom he could grow into but that would still be fun and colorful.
Botanical artist Makoto Azuma transformed a warehouse into an art gallery with stunning floral bouquets frozen inside blocks of ice. “Flowers will show unique expressions that they do not display in everyday life, by placed under such a different environment,” said Azuma, who also recently sent flowers into space.
Hex tiles — those little bitty six-sided tiles that are so common in bathrooms and in older buildings — can be configured in almost infinite variations. Their tiny size makes them almost like little pixels, ready to be combined together into any pattern your heart desires. Here are some of our favorites.
It was actually my boyfriend who picked out our temporary apartment in midtown Manhattan — at the time I was still living in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, I did not have the time to fly to New York by the time he moved in, in order to help him out. Hence, I had to order most of the necessary furniture online and have it delivered to an apartment I hadn’t even seen yet which was a bit of a challenge and risk. The other challenge was our budget; we only had about $3000 to furnish the 2 bedrooms and a living room.
Black is… well, it’s the new black. It’s the perfect way to add a little contrast and depth to minimal interiors, and it’s cropping up everywhere. From staircases to bathrooms to kitchens, black — especially in deep, glossy shades — is back.
Очаровательный и элегантный апарт-отель Le Victor появился в Париже. Оформлением интерьера занимался местный дизайнер Гаэлль Фор (Gaëlle Faure), что оставило отпечаток в обстановке – внутреннее убранство отеля напоминает красивую винтажную иллюстрацию. (Подробнее…)
Let’s kick off the final work week of the Cure with a little well-deserved time to catch up on ANYTHING you need to, from an assignment you just didn’t get to yet right on through putting the finishing touches on your project. OR, maybe even a little at-home yoga to celebrate your newly-spruced up living room…
It’s true: cat cafés are becoming a thing! Tommaso Guerra was hired to design the interior of the Romeow Cat Bistrot which is home to six cats and host to cat-loving bistro customers. Guerra steered clear of kitschy, sad cat lady clichés and turned it into a welcoming, comfortable feline/human hangout.
If you’ve got a coffee table with a low shelf, you might already have tucked some stylish or useful items under the main surface for storage. But don’t neglect this spot for stuff if your coffee table is shelf-less! This little spot of floor space might be small, but it’s not insubstantial. Here are some inspiring photos of folks using this space right!
I may be short on pet submissions this week (come on folks — send me pets on furniture photos! kim[at]desiretoinspire[dot]net), but I have something to make up for the lack of a pet post. Some stunning interior eye candy photographed by British duo Tim Brotherton and Katie Lock. Now if you will excuse me, I am going to hop into the photo above, light a fire and flop on the sofa for the remainder of the morning.