This Brentwood home is inspiring in many ways. It was designed with a family of six and their dog in mind. It does not sacrifice style and each room can be enjoyed by the four children. The smart furniture, built-in planning and mixture of colorful textiles makes this home oh so inspiring. See more at Our West Side.
all photos via Our West Side
It’s going to be a much needed rainy weekend here in California. I plan on doing designs, wearing cozy slippers and catching an Oscar nomination flick (thinking American Hustle). What are you doing this weekend? Here is a few things you could try.
#1 S’more brownies..yes please! Here is the recipe via William Sonoma.
#2 Add some typography to your space. Apartment Therapy has some great ways on how to do that.
#3 I keep thinking patio spaces even though it’s still February. I guess it’s never too early for inspiration…put THIS one on your outdoor “pin board”.
#4 Do a little H&M home shopping for Spring. They have great table clothes, basket and tea towels.
#5 My daughter will be stuck inside this weekend, so I may need to try this project. What a great way to channel her inner fashion designer. photo via Refinery 29
Alright, so I know many of you up North are still very much in snow. But…it’s never too early too start thinking about Spring BBQ’s and getting ready for that snow to melt. I find myself falling in love with World Market more and more. They have evolved over the years and I enjoy each visit to one of their stores. I have to put up blinders and stay focused on what I actually need and stick to my list. They are my one stop shop before a party and I always incorporated something from them into a design. Well..now just take a look at their patio furniture. They had me at teal blue folding table and benches.
This the perfect patio table to add that pop of color. You can pull it out when you have extra guests or leave it up always. It would even be stylish indoors in a modern industrial space.
Ummm excuse me did you splurge at Restoration Hardware? No it’s the look for less at World Market…no one will ever know! Unless you just can’t help to tell them how clever and thrifty you are.
Just add fun pillows and a margarita in hand to complete this outdoor lounge look.
Happy patio shopping! Xo, Annie
Adding a sliding door is a great way to divide a space in a stylish way. This look can often come with a high price tag, but there are more and more D.I.Y ideas popping up out there. This idea from Apartment Therapy really peaked my interested at $40..see the tutorial HERE. I love the chalkboard contact paper they put on the door for added playroom fun.
You can also get a more high-end look by searching online for reclaimed barn doors and hardware. Home Depot sells barn door track systems at a reasonable price. You can get a lovely finished look for about $300-$500. Don’t forget to search Craigslist, Etsy and Ebay for reclaimed barn doors or options to reclaim yourself.
Happy D.I.Ying! Xo, Annie
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