Living room, chair and bookshelf.
Lovely creative vase and flowers
Blue chair and yellow center table
Simple black desk and light, Ikea style.
This modern colorful room is the apartment of the talented design duo from What We Do which is a full service design studio of Denmark. Based out of Denmark, Hanne & Tobias Scheel Mikkelsen offer numerous services including interior design, graphic design, product design and so on.
November 28, 2010 No Comments
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November 21, 2010 1 Comment
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
The cushion at the front is by Hettle and the striped cushion is from Adairs. They usually end up on the floor too.
Robert’s toy car is parked at the very entrance to his room. Whenever Robert spots the zebra sitting on the car he knocks him off. It didn’t last long after I took this photo.
There’s something so heartwarming about a baby’s nursery in the beginning. It’s been prepared with love and attention and is just waiting for…the baby. And then the baby arrives and grows and their needs change and so too does their room. (via: Ish and Chi)
When you are theme decorating a girls room, you should know that a good wall color is the best foundation you can have. From that one color alone, you can start choosing decorations that would fit. But since you are most likely going to start this whilst the kid is still a toddler then your [...]
1 Firstly, consider practical aspects to decorating kids’ bathrooms. It is important to create a space that is appealing to children, particularly if your little ones don’t like bathing, or are a little nervous of having their hair washed. Make your bathroom a fun and relaxing place for kids, and your bath-time worries will soon [...]
August 25, 2010 No Comments
Deep Red Drinks Room
The ultimate red room. The walls and doors in the “drinks room” are upholstered in a deep red Brunschwig & Fils silk stripe. Leopard carpet from Stark.
photo credit: Eric Piasecki
Chocolate and Red Bedroom
A 19th-century Italian headboard, upholstered in Osborne & Little’s Tamara, is the centerpiece of this bedroom highlighted with chocolate, red, and a soft pink. Very romantic.
photo credit: James Carriere
Splash of Red and White
Delightfully busy and engaging Jardin Chinois Red wallpaper from Waterhouse Wall-hangings masks the flaws of an awkwardly shaped powder room. The window shade is Cire red linen by Lee Jofa with Clarence House Greek Key tape. The perfect example of a bold use of red and white.
photo credit: Simon Upton
Red and White Bedroom
This red and white child’s bedroom is perfect for winter. The sophisticated red print is from Pierre Frey. A clever touch is Lee Jofa striped wallpaper — hung horizontally. Swing-arm lamps are from Phoenix Day. [Read more →]
July 28, 2010 2 Comments
Combining blue, taupe, and white makes for a very soothing color palette, especially in the bedroom. Fabrics boasting toiles, stripes, or textures are inviting to all familly members year ’round.
Refurbishing is all the rage now, and for many refurbishing their bedroom is high on their list. So if you’re designing your bedroom new, or [...]
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Dorophy Tang for Adidas – Furniture with Blue and white
November 28th, 2009 · No Comments
Country Style Living Room Furniture and Sofas
November 16th, 2009 · No Comments
For country style with a formal twist, go for dark wood furniture with simple lines and slim proportions – ideal in a larger room. Barton sofa collection, Marks & Spencer
Choose furniture that’s squashy, sink-inable and comfortable, and pile on cushions for a welcoming feel. [...]
Thinking about decorating your room in blue and white? This color union is a match mirrored in the sky and clouds, the snowy mountains, the ocean and breaker waves. Perhaps this sympathy with nature is why blue and white decorating schemes have always been popular.
Blue is a color theme, and it sounds as if you have enough of a variety in the different shades of the color. The living room suite is denim blue, but look at the shades in the design on the fabric: mauve, purple, blue. Assuming the curtains are another shade of blue, and that there’s some variety in the blues of the “what-nots,” you’ve got a theme going right here.
April 23, 2010 No Comments