Anticipation Jacket, $148
The other morning my television happened to be on MTV while I was getting ready for work. Normally, this isn’t part of my routine but the show “Cribs” was on and I’ve always enjoyed seeing what celebrities do with their homes (and their hard earned money!). The show has added two episodes called “Teen Cribs” which features the homes of a number of teenagers all over the United States. I’ve posted one that is my favorite but I couldn’t help thinking that some of the homes had the neatest new gadgets and high-tech toys, much less fabulously decorated interiors!!
With this project in mind all weekend, I thought about desk/chair combinations. I like to mix the look up a little bit- industrial with earthy, traditional with modern, you get the gist. Here are five that I came up with. I hope they inspire you!
Do the candlesticks in your chandelier or sconces seem a bit…blah? Want to do something fun, but not spend a ton of money? As I was flipping through House Beautiful the other day, I came across Candle Sleeves by KarrsKoker. Seriously, why didn’t we think of this before? It’s so simple. Plain chandelier/sconce + Candle Sleeves = Badass light fixture.
Yay for the new Domino: Book of Decorating!! I bought it for Sarah’s birthday and now I want one for moi. Oh well. I can’t rave about this book enough.
Check it out!
“Domino: The Book of Decorating,” by Deborah Needleman, Sara Ruffin Costello, and Dara Caponigro.
I especially love the first chapter because it helps light a fire under your toush. As a design student, our professors always tell us we can’t dive right into a project–we have to plan and organize how we are going to execute the big picture. Finding inspiration, deciding your style, determining how the room is used, what items you’ll need to keep, drawing a floor plan, planning on a budget, doing research, and last, but not least, starting the room you want to decorate. There’s much more to decorating than picking out paint swatches and light fixtures, as you can see.
So, if you’d like to add a book to your library that gives great tips and looks good on your coffee table, then I’d hit the bookstore and get it hot off the press!!