Архив автора: Danielle Blundell

The Secret to a Festive Tiny Home (From a Tiny Home Dweller)

Whitney Leigh Morris of Tiny Canal Cottage knows a thing or two about exercising restraint when it comes to furnishing a space. After all, she lives with her husband Adam, baby son West and two dogs in a less than 400-square-foot house affectionately dubbed «the Cottage.» But that doesn’t mean she can’t have fun and get festive at home when fall rolls around (or other holidays, for that matter.) She’s perfected the art of adding seasonal touches to her decor without bringing a ton of extra stuff into the equation. So minimalists, studio dwellers and Marie Kondo fanatics alike, this one’s for you. Here, how to get your fall on in a small space. (далее…)

The Statement-Making Lighting Trend We Can’t Get Enough Of — Currently Obsessed

Statement pendants are a lot like statement earrings or necklaces. Find a compelling enough fixture (or piece of jewelry), and you can keep the rest of your room (or outfit) pretty simple. Oversized fixtures not only shine a light on your space, they also draw the eye upward and can make a room seem loftier, fancier and definitely more pulled together. Such pendants can be expensive (the Tom Dixon copper pendant seen above in a kitchen from Fantastic Frank is about $750), but that’s mainly because they are so big. And really, for their size, you get a lot of decorative bang for your buck, so they’re a great one-and-done solution in kitchens, dining rooms, living areas and even bedrooms. (далее…)

The $700(ish) Sofa That’s So Nice I Bought It Twice — Cheap Thrills

I love a good bargain. Better yet if it doesn’t look like one. So when I was ready to buy my first real grown up sofa, I had Anthropologie tastes but an IKEA budget. I lived with the Klippan before, which definitely served its purpose and was great for the cost (about $250). But this time around, I wanted something with more tufting, texture and a little bit of a fancier silhouette. Mind you, I still live in a NYC apartment, so the proportions couldn’t be too big. And naturally, I didn’t want to spend four figures on a couch…but I was totally okay with someone thinking I did. (далее…)

Design Master Class: 6 Pro Tricks to Know When Arranging Your Room

One-click online shopping and free shipping has made the whole furniture buying process seem super easy and accessible. But what happens when you start unboxing pieces and realize you have absolutely no idea where to put them—or worse, whether they’ll even work with the rest of what’s in your room? Arranging furniture is really an art form, but the good news is there are several guidelines you can follow to help you figure out the process. Let these six expert tips be your starting point in setting up your ideal space, whether you’re working with hand-me-downs or starting from scratch. (далее…)

Here’s Where To Find Those Sage-Green Pumpkins You’re Seeing All Over Pinterest

Right around two or three weeks ago, your Instagram feed probably started blowing up with pumpkin patch shots. I can’t exactly point fingers—I posted a little cluster of minis I saw at a restaurant myself. I’m cringing a little bit now just thinking about it. But I digress. If you start exploring all those hashtags and look past the #basic images, you’ll start to notice that green pumpkins are EVERYWHERE this year—popping up while you’re pinning recipes, on lifestyle blogs, in magazines. Move over white pumpkins, 2017 is the year of sage green. (далее…)

8 Bewitching Table Ideas for Your Halloween Bash

As I’ve gotten older, Halloween has become less about the candy and more about the party. Obviously, sweets (and spirits!) are still part of the equation. But these days, I’m more interested in creating a chic treats table or spooky dinner centerpiece than picking a costume. Might have lost some of you with that last statement, but maybe I can win you back with this party table inspo. (далее…)

Guest-Ready Styling Ides for Your Bathroom Counter

If you’re a city dweller (or just generally live in a house that’s not a mansion), you probably don’t have a huge bathroom. At best, if you’re lucky, maybe it’s a bit spacious. But even so, who doesn’t want to make every square inch of counter space count? Each bathroom below has ideas for your counters that live somewhere between the pretty and the practical, so go ahead and show your vanity some love. Chances are, you’ll make your bath better and your life easier in the process. (далее…)