“Unclog your mind, Unclog your room. Arrange your room in a way you wish your mind would be.” – Yoko Ono
The holidays always has you spending a more time in the kitchen. Whether it’s your own or someone else’s, it’s easy to notice the colorful, design savvy yet functional kitchenware. Perfect gifts for mom, the party host and for yourself. Anthropologie always manages to add flare, even to an apron, either that or I must be inching closer towards domestication. Possibly a mix of both =)
James Leland is a visual/style director and editor freelancing for an impressive client list that includes Ikea, West Elm and Real Simple Magazine. He is internationally recognized for his style, and it’s easy to see why! I find it difficult to put an Ikea catalog down and it’s mostly because James Leland and his talent for coordinating interior shoots. I can’t get enough, his designs are clean, contemporary and simply amazing!
Does anyone else get a little distracted when it comes to shopping the web for fun gift or DIY ideas for friends and family. Instead I’ve been finding the exact opposite and the complete irrelevant: home goods that I want for myself. Such clever designs, and interesting silhouettes. They satisfy both form and function making them into amazing investment pieces for your home!
Here are some fun ideas for those hand-me down furniture, salvation army finds, habitat for humanity Re-store pieces, garage sale rendezvous, and for that guilty Craigslist habit. Fore those like me, its a constant battle of finding space for more things. So I’ve learned to re-use, and re-sell, yes these pieces are meant to travel, so let someone else enjoy them and pick up a new project piece! Aaron always makes fun of me for that, because he’ll come home to a completely new living room without spending a dime. I tend to sell and turn around buy/find replacement pieces, a vicious cycle and I love every bit of it!
Vintage school desks coated with different coats of epoxy gloss, so clever!
Old wagon repurposed into book storage, perfect for kid’s rooms.
A little bit of paint goes a long way to modernize a vintage dresser.
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I’ve always dreamed of a warehouse style studio with large windows, exposed piping, high high ceilings, wide open layout, and exposed brick. Until then I will settle for industrial style home accents. There is so much to love about their simplicity and their ability to wear throughout the years. Scratches tell their story, paint chipping add character, and rust has lots of charm. It mixes well with modern design and it’s truly timeless.
I love minimalism inside homes where decor is stripped to the fundamentals of a room. Similar to negative space in art & design, it really builds emphasis on particular details. I particularly like pops of color in minimalist interiors, it gives it a nice element of spontaneity and keeps it from seeming under decorated.