Auction Pieces and Strange Storage Furniture

November 25th, 2014

 
It’s hard to resist a post by Mark B. Firley but this one has unique storage furniture that looks conventional but has surprising functions. The pieces bear hidden compartments and designs. But the most wonderful piece of all is a press (a giant dresser) with the most painstaking carving I’ve ever seen.
 
The only thing I’m wondering is what it went for.
 





The French Elements: Lovely Embroidered Decor and More

November 25th, 2014

 
The French Elements vintage and decor shop has found out Town and Country Living, and that means that Jennifer gets to point out her favorite items in stock there right now. Jennifer’s focus is on vintage European textiles, such as cushions. If you like anything European, The French Elements has variety beyond textiles, but the embroidery that Jennifer points out is gorgeous.
 
Get a taster.
 





Thankful at Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2014

 
At StoneGable, an “inspiration” is more than a blog post full of beautiful interior photos. The following posting has great Thanksgiving decor. But it also has a meditation on things that Yvonne is grateful for this year and over the years. This post is part of the “Thankful at Home” series with 13 bloggers participating.
 
Jump off.
 





Connect Two Floors Aesthetically With a Great Stair Treatment

November 24th, 2014

 

On Houzz, Laura Gaskill is showing you how to consider the floor types on each level of your house to decide how to decorate the stairs connecting them. One basic rule is to remember that you will see more of your stairs from the bottom than from the top.
 
The rest is gorgeous.
 





DIY Pine Cone Name Tags for Your Thanksgiving Guests

November 24th, 2014

 
To add a personal touch to her Thanksgiving table, Courtney from French Country Cottage is using place holders. But that isn’t personal enough, so she is mounting them on frosted pine cones from the backyard. Searching for pine cones that stand up straight makes this a uniquely fun project.
 
See it at the French Country Cottage
 





How to Plan an Art Wall

November 24th, 2014

 
I don’t know how designers can tell you to improvise your gallery wall. You don’t want to fill it with nail holes while you’re deciding where to put art pieces. No, the way to plan a gallery wall is off the wall first and decor8 is there to teach you in detail how to make paintings interact well. This detailed resource is educational.
 
Worth it even if you’re not building an art wall soon…
 





Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas and Problem Solving

November 19th, 2014

 
It’s Thanksgiving decor ideas season. Carolina Rustica has ideas for decorating the Thanksgiving dinner table; they even has tips specific to decorating unusual table shapes. Ask yourself some of the questions that Carolina Rustica suggests and you will be on your way to decorating your table with love.
 
How helpful.
 





Create Multifunctional Rooms and Big Storage in a Small Space with All I Own House

November 19th, 2014

 

Here is a way to live in a small apartment that has surprisingly large rooms. PKMN [pacman] Architectures of Spain has designed the All I Own House project to create several rooms from one. Here’s how it works. A series of lightweight room separators double as storage. The separators slide together and apart while the active side defines the room. One of PKMN’s goals include emphasizing storage space. Watch one real live resident’s demonstration:
 
Visit PKMN for a thorough gallery and explanation
 
Thanks goes to Life Edited for the news
 





Thanksgiving Table Suggestions for a Table That Reflects You

November 17th, 2014

 
Yvonne at StoneGable has an effective philosophy towards setting a Thanksgiving table. Add elements that reflect your individuality. Other touches can be interactive or inspire guests to converse. Yvonne has 10 tips in all with photos that will start your creative juices flowing.
 
You’ll want to see these pictures.
 





Need More Windows? Try the Lookout House, Tasmania

November 17th, 2014

 
A house with a country view should have enormous windows and natural textures. The Lookout House, overlooking Tasman Island and the Southern Ocean from Port Arthur, Tasmania, has wood on the exterior but it has more glass in the way of floor to roof windows. Room11 designed the house.
 
Gallery at Gessato