Category — Home Accessories
Sexy, Cute and beauty! Based out of the UK, Dupenny has been cooking up some sexy treats for the home. Be bold and dare to hang their promiscuous line of wallpaper featuring sultry ladies of the 20th Century. From roaring 20′s flappers to 50′s housewives and burlesque babes, they’ve got you covered. Maybe the ladis are too taboo for you? Don’t worry, they also offer tamer, yet equally dramatic, garden & tile patterns in their signature black & white palette. While you’re poking around their shop. I found these cute photos on modnest, and another post Leather Sofa and Other Handcrafted Designs also from her.
November 26, 2010 No Comments
Paint is the least expensive way to change the look of a room, whether you want to modernize your living room or make your bedroom more serene. A fresh paint job enlivens a ho-hum interior, but picking the right color (or combination of colors) and figuring out where best to put it and how much to use can prove perplexing.
Dining Room Refresh
A palette of bold colors and do-it-yourself paint projects give this dining room a fresh look. We choose two shades of blue for the table and chairs and created a two-tone effect to add interest to the furniture. Separate the painted and non-painted portions of the chairs and table with painter’s tape. Semi-gloss paint works best on furniture because of it’s easy-to-clean finish, so apply several coats.
Color a Table
Unfinished wood is the perfect canvas for paint. Sand the surface lightly, remove the sanding dust with a tack cloth, and then spray the piece with one thin coat of primer and several thin coats of paint, allowing each coat to dry before adding the next. Protect the painted surface with two coats of polyurethane.
Craft a Place Setting
Chair backs coated with chalkboard paint provide erasable name “cards” for a dinner party. To take the theme even further, use the paint on a tray to create a menu board.
Update the Furniture
If the wood surface is already painted or varnished, remove dirt or wax buildup with a household cleaner and rinse. Sand rough areas and wipe away dust with a tack cloth. Apply two coats of stain-blocking primer and allow it to dry between coats. Roll or brush on two coats of latex paint in the direction of the wood grain. Use a brush to finish the surface with smooth strokes.
A New Life for Metal
Clean the surface with a stiff wire brush to remove flaking paint or rust. Wipe with a damp cloth and let it dry. Prime with metal primer and let dry, or use a paint specially formulated with rust inhibitors. Apply several thin coats of paint. If using spray paint, hold the can about 10 – 12 inches from the surface as you spray. Shake the can during the application to keep the color mixed. Spray lightly to avoid paint runs. [Read more →]
September 9, 2010 1 Comment
DNA Bookcase by Linfa Design is one of those furniture pieces that could serve different purposes at once. Besides holding books it could be used as a room divider. The bookshelf is made in curved plywood, beech veneered with black finished steel frame. As you might already understood it reminds a human DNA. That gives it a stylish and unusual look so it won’t spoil any contemporary interior. The bookcase is designed by Alessandro Elli. (via: digsdigs.com)
More Creative Bookshelves Designs
The Movement Bookcase includes a arrangement of bent nails which can be shaped in the form of legs and arms, acting as book holders. [via]
Skateboard shelf is a piece of furniture that every skateboard lover would tell your that is awesome. [via]
Books on Earthquakes
If you’ve ever been obsessive about making sure your books line up neatly by height, then you’ll probably would hate the disorder of the Books on Earthquakes bookshelf. Sort of a lego meets Barbie meets global disaster the design isn’t just strange, but incredibly versatile due to the “lego” like modular components. You can create a very tall (unstable looking) shelf or 2 smaller ones from the same parts. [via]
This Multi-functional shelf design by Yoon-Zee Kim is a playful and creative piece of furniture. You can use it as a shelving system or a seating and a desk. This piece of furniture has a modern look, doesn’t take to much space and is a very clever idea that looks nice. [via]
Apartment White Design SANTPERE47 By Miel Architects
August 11th, 2010 · No Comments
SANTPERE47 is a typical Barcelona’s apartment of the end of the 19th century that was recently renovated by Miel Architects. As any other apartment should, it features very creative space saving storage solutions. There are 2.20 meter high ceilings so the open plan living room features a staircase that leads mezzanines of storage and bottle [...]
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Bookshelf Design Ideas – A Staircase Or A BookShelf
December 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment
Creative bookshelf design. Do you have trouble to manage all your large quantity books when you decorating your home? Maybe a good Structured bookshelp is very important.
How to design a good structure bookshelf? a staircase will help you. You should know the unique structure of each step, allowing for anyone to comfortably sit down while [...]
By Laura Milligan
Below are 50 simple ways you can maintain a happy, clean, and organized office area at home by practicing the fundamentals of Feng Shui. By including the key elements fire, water, earth, and wood, you’ll have a work space that maximizes your productivity and energy while nurturing a calm, soothing balance.
Rearrange furniture frequently. [...]
August 20, 2010 1 Comment
Slipcovers are an easy and affordable solution to update furniture. Over time, wear and tear start to show on the fabrics of most chairs and sofas even when the piece is still in good shape overall. Custom slipcovers spruce up any chair, sofa or love seat, but it’s important to pick the right fabric for the look you’re going for and to take into consideration how much use each piece of furniture gets.
Solid Vs. Patterned – How To Choose
Walking in a furniture store, you might be attracted to the bold stripes of a sofa or the all-white linen sofa. But an all-white linen sofa is no match for a toddler with grimy hands. And patterned fabric from florals to plaids, can be in style one season and out the next. Solids are a safe bet when choosing fabric for a new furniture cover.
Going with solids doesn’t mean boring. Choosing bold patterned accessories and fun accent pieces including pillows and throws allows you to accessorize with current trends, but can be easily changed when it’s time for a new style.
Some pieces of furniture need bold patterns, especially when going for a specific overall look or theme. Florals, geometric patterns, plaid, striped or themed fabrics are available in slipcovers, but rather than overwhelming an entire living room set with a pattern, choosing one bold pattern for an accent piece is a good idea. Chair slipcovers in patterns nicely coordinate with a solid sofa without overdoing patterns.
Dining room chair slipcovers allow you to either get a new look completely, or replace dingy stained fabric. A great way to mix solid and patterned fabric is to choose chair slipcovers in solid fabric for the four armless versions and then choose patterned chair covers for the chairs at the head of the table.
Choose A Slipcover Made From Machine Washable Fabric For Ultimate Versatility [Read more →]
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March 22, 2009 1 Comment
The color red is Chinese color, it is dominates traditional Chinese weddings. Chinese people tend to use or wear red to add a joyful. these white and red flower vases beautiful and full of spirituality.
Red ceramic vases
March 22, 2009 2 Comments