Loft beds are GREAT space saver/creators so they work well in small spaces. Don’t confuse loft beds with bunk beds. Loft beds do not have beds below them like bunk beds do. For me, there is just something so private and “my own secret haven” about loft beds. They are definitely not just for kids. Love ’em.
Apartment Therapy’s Room for Color Contest is on! If you consider yourself a master of color combos and are proud of a particular color palette in your home, send off your picture to enter. Here are some of the previous winners – Hmmmm. Lots of blues.
Red. So romantic, so glamorous, so….. versatile. Red can be used in so many different ways to change-up a room. It can be bright and cheery and also deep and dramatic. If you’ve wanted to add some red to your space but need some motivation, here you go!
Flipping through my mother’s Real Simple magazine, I came across a lamp that I KNEW I had seen before. I have loved this lamp before….. haha. That sounds all dramatic. But seriously, Real Simple featured the Ennis Lamp (also sold at High Fashion Home) as part of their “40 Elegant Home Furnishings” in this months issue. The Ennis was added to the list by interior designer, Jon Call who had this to say about the lamp – “When you buy a lamp, you often have to change the shade, but this is perfectly proportioned and complementary. The base adds pattern to a room. I’ve flanked a bed with a pair.” Well done, Ennis Lamp! Thank you to Real Simple and Jon Call!
I came across the home of Carolina Herrera Baez (daughter of uber famous fashion designer, Carolina Herrera) via Elle Decor. Carolina Jr. does her own interior designing mixing and matching colors and patterns and making over old and found furniture. Her Madrid apartment is full of color and style and there is one decor dtail that I think is particularly fabulous!!
(photos from Elle Decor)
A home with glass bottle walls? A house with an exterior covered in old bottle caps? 5,000 glass bottles, 30,000 bottle caps, 1.5 million plastic bottles?! People all over the world are taking what would usually wind up in their landfills or waterways and using them to build walls, homes for families or simply giving the outside of their house a seriously colorful facelift! See what I mean….
I never got to have a canopy bed when I was younger (still don’t) but I always wanted one. There’s just something so romantic and luxurious about canopy beds. Soak up the fabulousness!