10 Desks Which Do the Job With Character

A functional desk that permits good workflow is vital for any businessperson, family organizer, pupil or crafter. All the better if that desk’s layout offers as much inspiration as it will usefulness. Here are 10 desks that add extraordinary form to an otherwise ordinary function. Marble. This custom-made Carrara marble endeavor desk includes three beefy …


Bye-Bye, Boring Bookcase: Inventive Ways to Store Your Reads

We’ve talked endlessly about “the publication problem”; yet another contributor even referred to Overreaders Anonymous. Sure, using her hints to declutter is 1 way to proceed. You might even buy a typical bookcase. But we have got four creative methods and plenty of bizarre examples of odd “bookcases” that include some dazzle to those tomes. …


10 Ways to Reuse Wrapping Paper

The wake of Christmas morning frequently entails a spoonful of half-eaten candy canes, sticky marshmallow Santas, gifts piled up on the coffee table and, of course, endless piles of gift wrap. Instead of tossing all that wrapping paper into the garbage or trying to fold it into a huge box for next year, contemplating placing …


11 Unusual Sleigh Beds to Produce a Bedroom Dashing

I have always thought of sleigh beds because among these omnipresent design classics that almost everyone knows and loves, like Windsor seats or chesterfield sofas. Usually crafted from a rich wood, such as mahogany or walnut, and featuring a graceful scrolled shape on the headboard and footboard, they balance a masculine material with a female …


Are Butterflies the New Birds?

There was a time not so long ago when you couldn’t turn around without seeing some cute little songbird. There they were as decals perched along the wall. There again on pillows. You will find bluebird coffee mugs and dishtowels and candles. Birds became the totem animal of hip design. Now I am no predictor …


Allée

An allée is a pastoral walkway through evenly planted trees. Tree-lined driveways and garden paths are allées that attract travelers into their destination in style. (The word “allée” is French for “way.”) Traversing an allée strengthens the impression that you has came. Liquidscapes A true allée has opposing trees planted to make visual symmetry, like …


ICFF 2012 Report: the Lighting of Rich Brilliant Willing

A name like Rich Brilliant Willing is bound to attract some attention. Named Best New Designer in the 2011 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), Rich Brilliant Willing arrived to the 2012 ICFF using a Multitude of new furniture and lighting pieces. The firm’s name is a clever moniker according to the 3 founders’ last names …


Concrete Driveways: Poring Over the Pros and Cons

We have already discussed gravel driveways, along with their advantages and disadvantages. I am quite impressed with all of the superb feedback you guys have provided! Hearing about firsthand encounters is always so useful for those that are thinking about a similar project. Next up on the driveway substance listing is concrete. My expectation is …


Long Mantels Go the Distance

Extra-long mantels add thickness to a room for aesthetic value and may offer an advantageous display surface. However, you might not know how to decorate these long pieces. Seasonal decor keeps them full and festive over the holidays, but you may also make a chic appeal that is appropriate year-round by balancing the proper items. …