As Summer draws to a close cabins will to. My friends back home in MN are soaking up ever last drop of sun before Winter arrives and they close their lake cabins. This has me looking back at an old Swedish cabin post. This cabin on an island in the Swedish archipelago (via short boat from Stockholm)…well just via these photos from Remodelista that is for me. I love the simplicity, rustic charm and attention to detail of this cozy escape. Enjoy and see the full cabin tour at Remodelista.
I have been seeing a lot of fun banners made of beautifully colored yarn. What a creative and unique way to add a splash of color to your party decor. You can use it after the bash as a wall hanging in your home. This would be the perfect accent in a modern nursery, child’s bedroom, playroom or even an office. See the full tutorial to make your own String Art at Creativebug Blog HERE.
I’m flipping out over this photo wallpaper. I have seen it before and always have intended to use it in a design. It slipped my mind, but I’m glad it’s back. This would be perfect for a child’s playroom or family room. The possibilities are really endless….especially with all the wonderful photos most of us have. You could do a focal wall of a sunset from your honeymoon or favorite family trip. I love it and I want to use it!
Do you have a passion for taking a thrift store find and turning it into a beautiful furniture piece? I love finding old furniture that just needs vision and TLC. This weeks Sunday Read is Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair. This books is full of one of a kind ideas to transform something old into something amazing. Barb Blair of Knack Studios shows us her special techniques. She also shows us before and after photos…my favorite. This book needs to work it’s way into my house.
In movies I see how glam air travel once was. I often take my daughter to the local flight museum and I’m in awe seeing the designer dresses flight attendants use to wear. They served up hot food and coffee on Grandma’s best china wearing Emilio Pucci. While flipping the pages of Elle Decor I saw that Finnair is going back to this glamour approach of flying. They teamed up with the famous textile company Marimekko to adorn the plane inside and out with pattern, color and style. Everything from their signature poppies on the outside of the airplane to china and blankets has the Marimekko touch. Maybe there is still hope for us to fly like Don Draper.
I love sheepskin and Mongolian lamb accents in a room. It’s a wonderful way to bring comfort and coziness into a space that needs it. Feeling like your Sisal rug is too rough? Throw down some sheepskin rugs, poufs, pillows or stools to add a much needed softness. Do you love the look of your modern mesh desk chair, but not the comfort? Toss a sheepskin throw over the chair to make it and your office oh so cozy. Here is some inspiration to get you headed in the right direction. The look works best in small accents and not doing too much. Don’t miss the D.I.Y lamb stool tutorial below.
Are you running out of craft ideas for your kids this Summer? Here’s a fun and adorable one…recycled helicopters! This idea comes from the blog Momma Book. Simply take the bubble containers from quarter machines. You know the ones at the grocery store that your kids get bouncy balls and other plastic toys out of? Glue together the propeller and pilot from toothpicks, wooden ice cream spoons and tongue depressors. You can get a better visual tutorial HERE. Not only will these make fun toys, but they would make an adorable mobile for a child’s bedroom. Happy crafting with your kiddo’s!
Lindsey Adelman is the hottest lighting designer right now. She creates fixtures that are works of art. If you hang one of her chandeliers the room need almost nothing else. Obviously, these masterpieces come with a high price tag. That is why I flipped when I saw this D.I.Y to make a Lindsey Adelman fixture of your very own. See the full tutorial HERE.