Archive for the ‘interior design’ Category

i feel good today

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Cheery and rad 3-d wall artwork in Hamburg, Germany. Such an appropriate message because my last couple of days have been truly awesome! More details about the wall art here.

via Spoke Fiend and The Cool Hunter

type tuesday: Linus Dean rugs

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I’m drooling over these graphic rugs featuring vintage typography from Linus Dean. “Working with craftspeople in Tibet and Nepal, Linus has moved his innovative designs to plush three-dimensional form. The high-quality silk and wool rugs are designed in Sydney and handmade in Nepal, yielding an ideal blend of contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship.” I can’t decide between the Barcelona or Paris one.

images via Linus Dean

serena & lily

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Pretty patterns and color stories in the newest Serena & Lily catalog. I’m drooling over the colors in the first picture.

before and after: tv stand

Monday, April 18th, 2011

This is a revamp of one of the pieces that I picked up at this year’s trash or treasure, (which was last weekend.) I’ve been looking for a new tv stand for quite some time now for my living room and haven’t had much luck. The CB2 one (here is the green version) that I had originally thought would look nice in the space was sold out before I got the chance to purchase it and now they don’t carry it in white anymore. So at trash or treasure I set out looking for something that would work as a tv stand or be converted to a tv stand. Luckily I found a low bureau that I thought could be updated nicely.


This bureau was a little too tall as is to be used for a tv stand. So me and my dad eliminated one layer of drawers to make it the perfect height. The top two drawers were then removed to make a place for my vcr and satellite box I got at (These drawers can be added back in the future if I decide to use this piece as something besides a tv stand.)


I couldn’t be happier with the results. I think it looks really nice, fits the space, holds my electronics and best of all—it was free! All I need to do now is update the hardware…I’m thinking these beauties from Anthropologie in Palace Yell0w will be perfect finish to the piece.

pino: lifestyle store

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Gorgeous design work for Pino. I especially love the logo wall in the store. “Pino is a market place for unique, functional and innovative design objects. The idea for the concept camefrom the name of the shop, Pino, which means a ‘pile’ or ‘stack’ in Finnish. That is taken visually into the new logo and the design of the shop fixtures. The interior concept with a subtle colour palette works as a background for the fresh, colourful identity and products.”

via behance

treasury table

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Beautiful, functional, simple table—perfect for any crafter or maker of things! I love how you can hide your projects when you aren’t working on them. No space is wasted with this desk! More information here. If you are looking for other desk like ones that you can travel with visit DeskView.

via werd

Furniture Made From Reclaimed Wood

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Canadian woodworking studio North On Sixty have put together a nice collection of pieces all crafted from reclaimed wood. They’ve done so well that they’ve been featured on for their refurbished chicken coop ideas. So…perhaps you should think twice before tearing down that old barn and tossing that wood in the trash.

You can find everything from patio furniture to space-age coffee tables made from shipping pallets that have been turned into furniture. The pieces range from $49 to $199 and you can find all type of furniture, from beds or sofas to even chairs and tables for your kitchen, and in this case, you can use cheap white linen tablecloths to decorate your kitchen too.
If your roof leaks, maybe it’s time to fix it with some ship-in-dirt bits of reclaimed wood.

They’ve got all sorts of

– Christian

lighting lovelies

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Here are a few unique lighting options that caught my eye recently:


Michelle James’ globe chandeliers. I want this…just saying. I love the modern look combined with the vintage glass light fixtures. (via Remodelista)

Modern lighting by Mischer’Traxler. These would be great in a studio space. (via dezeen)

Original BTC lighting. It’s all beautiful but I thought these were especially unique. (via elements of style)

living room in progress

Monday, August 16th, 2010

I want to apologize for my recent disappearance. There have been lots of changes in my life that have been emotionally draining me, (more so than I even realized until recently.) Work has gotten crazy, my best friend moved to Boston, I’m looking for a new roommate—it’s all wearing me out. My solution has been getting lost in a lot of projects.

One of my first projects has been updating my living room, I have been looking at living room furniture sets for a while now . It’s a rental so there are a few things that I just can’t change, (like the awful brown carpet, which I wish I could replace with something from NW Rugs) But I am making the best of what I’ve got. It’s still a big work in progress, but I’m already loving the start.



Changes that I made so far: I painted the red wall back to white. (The 3 coats that it took to cover the red practically crippled my hand.) And I painted the opposite wall BEHR Jamaican Blue. One of the chairs was removed to open up the space. A new, slightly smaller ottoman was purchased and  recovered in magenta Joel Dewberry woodgrain fabric. And I switched out the accent lamps. I also got my hands on sound dampening curtains so that I could pump up the volume of my stereo while not disturbing my neighbours’ peaceful life.


I couldn’t be happier with the color. It seems to make the room so much brighter and cleaner looking. I still have plenty to do though. I want to get some curtains for the room and need artwork for the white wall—it’s completely bare right now, but I’m thinking a whole bunch of colorful pieces displayed salon style. New throw pillows are a must. And the biggest thing, I need a new tv stand. I’m leaning towards this one at CB2 but I am open to anything, so please share if  you have any suggestions. I’ll keep you posted on the progress!