Last week we visited with Kirsten Grove, of the blog Simply Grove, as she revealed the transformation of her living room that included a Downtown Minimalist Brass Adjustable Wall Sconce near the fireplace. Today, Kirsten shares the remodel of her master bedroom where a modern brass chandelier adds interest to the mostly white space.
“When we first walked into this room, it felt dark and lonely,” Kirsten says. “I wanted to make the room come to life so naturally we painted everything white and textured the ceiling to get rid of the popcorn.” The house has strong bones and is a mid-century masterpiece, and Kirsten plans to stay true to the... Read More
When Brooke Christen first moved into her new home, she was amazed at the size of the master bedroom. But unlike most people who would have happily started planning where to position the bed and other furniture, Brooke saw the potential for a different use of the space.
“I knew I couldn’t take a large room like this for our master bedroom,” Brooke explained in a post on her blog Nesting with Grace. With some odd angles and wall space that didn’t really lend itself well to a bedroom, Brooke decided to transform this space into a guest room and play room for her kids. She chose a neutral palette but added a touch of bling to the ceiling with a... Read More
If you’re a devoted follower of Houzz, a reader of design blogs, or even a Pinterest addict (yes, we know you are), then you’ve probably noticed that the days of matchy-matchy design are long gone. It’s perfectly acceptable to mix old and new, modern and traditional, bold and subdued.
In a nod to this blending of styles, we introduce two new additions to our line of Modern Wall Sconces. By combining an industrial mounting with classic Ball jars, we’ve created wall lights that marry vintage and modern styles into one happy and beautiful union.
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Done well, white rooms are peerless. They’re breezy and light, ethereal and welcoming, calming and utterly timeless. They forsake trends and transcend any period, style, or geography. Though for some, decorating with white can be daunting. We’ve all seen white gone wrong, resulting in boring, chilly, or downright sterile spaces. But with these simple guidelines and tips, you can achieve the white room of your dreams (even if you have children and pets!).
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When we attended the Design Bloggers Conference a few weeks ago in Atlanta, we enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting dozens of new interior designers and bloggers. One new face belonged to Kevin O’Gara, an Atlanta native who created his own blog, Thou Swell, three years ago which has been steadily gaining followers ever since.
Did I mention he’s still in high school?
With a fresh eye for design and a passion for sharing home, garden and decor tips, Kevin will head off this fall to Cornell University’s Design and Environmental Analysis program. We asked Kevin to take over the blogger’s chair today and give us his thoughts on the humble... Read More
With the drab and dreariness of winter (almost) behind us and the bright freshness of spring just ahead, now is the perfect time to think about adding color to your home. Whether you’re considering a fresh coat of paint or just a few small touches, the colors you choose can have a major impact on your space’s mood. Keep reading for a quick primer on some of the most popular interiors colors and the atmospheres they create.
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