Дом в Plano, Техас

Эта яркая квартира принадлежит Kris Drayovitch (ссылка на ее инстаграмм).
Она работает в банке, а в свободное время занимается творчеством (составляет букеты и композиции).

Еще одна хозяйка — Izzie Mae

Photography by Samuel Melton

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5 Designer Wireless Speakers Too Pretty to Hide

Oh hi! I’m Carley, the Home Technology girl for HGTV.com. I’m mildly obsessed with helping people improve their relationship with technology, and how they live with all the gadgets in their lives. Basically, in the Venn diagram where tech and home meet, that’s where you’ll find me, you know?

I’m new here at Design Happens, and I’m ready to answer any of your questions about tech— fire away!

Carley Knobloch, HGTV Tech Expert and Digital Stylist

Carley Knobloch

For my first post, I’d like to talk about an affliction that used to plague the living rooms of yesteryear: Ugly, bulky speakers. Take yourself back a few years, and remember what your family room set-up was like. Do you see a pair of big, black, bulky boxes, hulking near your television and busting up your beautiful decor? Or maybe you’re STILL looking at those boxes today, and thinking, I just. Can’t. Take it. Anymore. And don’t get me started about the miles of cables… not pretty.

Thankfully, speakers have gotten a major makeover: They’re slimmer, hipper, and have a serious case of wanderlust. They’re free to roam from room to room, adorning desktops, walls, shelves and bedside tables like beautiful objets, and they come in colorways to fit any room’s style.

Most wireless speakers work with Bluetooth technology, which connects your phone (and the music apps on it) to the speaker, allowing you to broadcast your favorite music somewhere between 15 and 30 feet away. Other speakers use WiFi (both speaker and mobile device connect to your home’s router), which has better range and better audio quality, but it can sometimes be a bit challenging to set up, and not all systems offer it as an option.

Either way, there are many beautiful options that makes these speakers a bona fide part of your room’s design story. Here are a few of my favorites:

Wireless Speakers That Aren't Ugly -- HGTV Design Happens

Oree Pebble Speaker

1. Oree Pebble: The austere Oree pebble, available in walnut and white marble, looks like a minimal paperweight. It’s got a Bluetooth speaker inside, and can also wireless charge your smartphone. It would look fabulous in a minimal, modern space.

Wireless Speaker in Beachfront Bedroom

Clio Acrylic Bluetooth Speaker

2. Clio Bluetooth Speaker: If you’re lucky enough to have a bedroom with this ocean view, a speaker would junk it up, no matter how pretty it was! The Clio Bluetooth speaker uses a curved piece of clear acrylic to broadcast great sound while still letting the view shine through.

Wireless Speaker in Emerald Green Kitchen

Zipp Wireless Speaker

3: Libratone Zipp Speaker: You can dress the entire range of Libratone speakers, including this colorful Zipp, with colorful wool sweaters to match the other pops of color in your space.

Wireless Speaker in Bedroom - HGTV Design Happens Blog

Tivoli Audio Music System

4. Tivoli Audio Music System:  For a more traditional space the Tivoli Audio Music System two has retro dials, clean lines and a walnut casing that would flatter any console. The difference? No wires or cables required to stream hi-fi sound from phones, computers or tablets.

Copper Wireless Speaker on Outdoor Table - HGTV Design Happens Blog

Stelle Pillar Speaker

5: Stelle Pillar Speaker: If your decorating style has eastern influences, the pop of brass from this Stelle Pillar speaker will feel right at home among the jewel tones and exotic flowers. It has a 15-hour rechargeable battery and 360 degree sound so it can be heard all around your meditative space.

Tell me: What tech dilemma makes you lose sleep? Ask me in the comments below — I’m here to help.

The 4 Commandments to Decorating More Confidently

Love to decorate your home but feel like you are on the too-meek side sometimes? Or that you’re not quite taking chances like you could? Love to give advice but feel very not-confident when it comes to decorating your own home? Pay attention to the four most important commandments of decorating more confidently.


Oscar Nominated Short Highlights Woes of Modernist Parents — Design News

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When your dining room chairs have three legs, that makes you different. Such are the woes experienced by the seven-year-old main character in Oscar-nominated short film Me and My Moulton. The protagonist’s parents are architects, and their modernist sensibilities sometimes embarrass her (as most parents usually do).