Sunday, 27 March 2011

Roommate Move-out solution

One of my roommates is moving out. She happens to be the roommate who brought all of the living room furniture with her except the 2 coffee tables which are mine. Bummmmmer....but of course it has my mind racing with what amazing design I can use to replace her stuff.

There will be a lot of newly-empty wall space....Perhaps a simple shelf filled with little figurines that represent different places I've been? Nevermind that I have neither a shelf nor a collection of figurines...

This doesn't really help my new place ideas but here's the full layout of the house that has been reposted a million kitchen!

I'm thinking about getting a simple cabinet and decorating it with nailheads...we don't really watch TV but it would be a good place to store some school stuff

This is basically my dream dining room. Colorful vintage ethnic rug, soft lambskin, modern chairs, built-in bench, and a cool rustic/industrial table. I could incorporate some of the ideas in our new living room design, namely the lambskin from Ikea

Speaking of traveling mementos....I should start collecting wine corks and writing on them who/what/where...

Fabric headboard hung from a towel rack

Vinny gave me some leftover color transparencies and I've been debating what to do with them...

This is the colorway I'm going with

Another solution to the storage cabinet idea...glue on decorative molding and spraypaint it all

Looooove these breezy blue summery!

Possible design idea for the nailhead trim....lamp is pretty sweet too

I'm going for an eclectic-collected look in the room

Prettier than a bunch of boxes!

paint the front faces of a simple desk....I like the white on wood look

Tiny here, but the top left print would be easy enough to do with cardstock and a paper cutter. Could be beautiful and very visual

Vinny's House Ideas

Inspiration ideas for the bf's house....cuz I can only live with dude decor for so long before getting the itch to spruce up the place

Easy DIY headboard: Paint plus tape

Downstairs, where they are installing a library shelving system, I think a chest with simple design and silver pulls would make a good bench with a cushion.

They have a long wall in their dine-in kitchen where I think an organized gallery-style wall would be the perfect place to display some of their artwork and beautiful travel pics.

Long versions of these would be a nice focal point of their entry

Rustic/industrial vibe would be good at their place

Vinny's room needs some shelving and I think he should cap it off like they do here.

Considering adding this to his collection of graphic art that I've gifted him

Annnnd I'd like to see this table made for their kitchen....except I'd do 2 different stains of wood instead of the white lacquer :)

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Computer Dump Day

I just like this.

tie dye drop cloth?

Ethnic-inspired living room

Recipes of the week, cuz I'm terrible at thinking up stuff on the spot

Big canvas with art pics

Cheerful kitchen

Easier to do doors with tinfoil

Hanger instead of bulletin board

Pillow ribbon

Heart poster

Back corner...mirrored cabinet

Hooks + mirror for my yellow/gray frame

Eclectic thrifted livingroom

Maps + construction paper

Spruce up lightswitches

Ladder as scarf display

Cute nursery idea

Army cot, wrapped in fabric and with cushion on top

Cutout art--can do on photoshop?

Dresser transformed into island

Cheery yellow drapes

Eclectic/ethnic inspired

Brain poster

Tool box as wine holder

Grommets on doors

Positioning of livingroom

Rolling cart as shelving

Cheery bedroom

Cute baby mobile

Hanging sail over bed

Garden stool + kelly green/yellow and gray stripes

Tissue paper overlaps

I like the whole room. Barcart as end table and cart

Worn finish on small table

Relaxed feel to room, worn chairs

Ribbon on bottom of couch

Back screens....pattern

Cheery livingroom and mirror-front cabinets

I'm in love with this mirror, and am trying to figure out where I can put it if I have my bf laser-cut a similar model

DIY lamp...same idea could be used for many different shapes

Grommet on leather on dresser. YES.

Spray-painted cookie tray as regular tray

Golden beanbags as bookends...chic!