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One reason kids rooms are so fun to design is because a little can go a long way. Whether it's unique pendant lighting or decorative garland, a kids room should be infused with personality.
One really fun idea is to display their favorite books. Not only will they help you find them each night, but their cover designs act as little pieces of art.
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Be sure to include a small area that includes seating for kids so they can work on art, homework and crafts. This room above has adorable tiny chairs surrounding an industrial stool for a table, which is a great example of stylish design on a small budget.
Images from Varpunen, Time of the Aquarius, Kuzumodasi
Kids love the idea of getting creative with their beds. And if you're having difficulty getting them to want to go to bed each night, this could be the answer!
If you're a modern parent and have any design tips to add, please add a comment... We'd love to hear from you.
Images: The Boo and The Boy, Smam, Varpunen, Time of the Aquarius, Kuzumodasi
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We guarantee the Swedish prefab specialists Smedshammar + Holmberg will have you looking at suburbs in a whole new way! Their mission is to free people from the boring suburbs and redeem the reputation of architects in Sweden.
Holmberg explains the difference between the way suburbs have been designed in the past and the way they design their smart homes, "It’s an old technique—the construction industry hasn’t caught up with other manufacturing industries. You wouldn’t build a car piece by piece today, out in the open and exposed to all the elements, so why build a house that way? If architects are smart, they’ll focus on getting construction companies to invest in new techniques."
We say, kudos! Bring on the well-designed suburb so others can follow and we can furnish with modern lighting and furniture....
Are sad that Summer is almost over? You can hold on to Summertime year-round with pastel interior design.
There's no reason the calming, laid-back feeling of those sunny Summer months can't exist in your home throughout the rest of the year. It's all in the color palette you choose.
Modern table lamps are a great opportunity to create a color palette, not to mention modern furniture for the living spaces and bedrooms.
1. Every home needs a retro wall clock, this pastel yellow one is perfect.
2. Modern chandeliers don't have to be black or white, this pastel blue chandelier is super fun.
3. The pale wood finish pairs perfectly with pastel purple on this modern table lamp.
4. Color is not the only fun part of this green accent chair, the form is pretty cool too.
5. If you're scared to make a big purchase in a fun color, don't be. This pale blue sofa will work with so many colors.
6. Want to start small, try this little purple accent pillow.
7. Create a soft palette in your bedroom with this pastel pink headboard.
8. In fact, this pale yellow table lamp would look perfect on either side of this bed.
Image: Seventy Nine Ideas
Image from JP Warren Interiors
Happy Friday everyone! We know how much you love modern design, and we can only imagine that you love dogs as much as we do. So, we decided to share a combination of both today!
We're a little blown away by this cool living room, with its unique lighting and rad furniture. But check out that pup! You can just tell, the sofa is his and the owners better find other seating.
Image from Gaile Guevara
This pretty pup goes perfectly with the neutral, modern home in Canada. And he knows better than to get on those white sofas! We just love the mix of woods, whites and neutrals here.
Image from Christian May
Who's going to Palm Springs this weekend?! That's where this cool pad is located. This pup is allowed on the furniture, but at least he's a tiny guy.
Image from Design Manifest
If you want a dog, but maybe you can't have one because you rent, then don't worry. There's plenty of ways to incorporate cute animals into your decor, like with wall art and printed accent pillows.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Ruff, ruff!
Images: JP Warren Interiors, Gaile Guevara, Christian May, Design Manifest
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Storage and organization shouldn't be mutually exclusive concepts. In fact, when space is at a premium (we're looking at you studio apartment, loft, dorm, starter home) the key to maximizing space is finding storage in places where it wasn't before. Here are a few tips:
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Placed along the hall, behind the sofa or as a shallow desk in tight spaces, console tables with drawers are a perfect receptacle for unsightly clutter. Keep it simple by designating a specific purpose for each drawer...and stick to the system.
Image from April & May Studio
High shelves are an absolute must above fridges, bathroom vanities, doorways and in closets. By extending your shelving to the ceiling, you'll gain critical storage space for those seldom used items around the house.
Troy Hanger Old Silver with Aged Brass Pendant, Possini Euro Design White Flower Acrylic Pendant Chandelier, Raindrop Glass Chrome Mini Pendant Light
Maximize what floor and surface space you have by getting rid of table and floor lamps and replace them with hanging pendant lights (such as the one in the room pictured at the top of this post). There are tons of looks, from antiqued industrial to sleek contemporary glass designs on the market these days.
Okay, we admit, this last one wasn't necessarily a storage tip, but it's a space-saver nonetheless.
Images: Apartment Therapy, Style at Home, April & May Studio
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