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I once decided to apply for architecture – one of the tasks was to design a lamp, so off I went and drew inspiration from where ever would yield it. It had to display signs of a future architect, so needed to light up, if you will, the design critics heart.
Some of my inspiration forms the purpose of this post…
To have and to hold onto…forever
I choose to define hoarding as: ‘an over-developed ability to store all things good and possibly useful’. This could mean useful for your unborn children, unbuilt house or perhaps useful during a sudden apocalypse. This could also include eggshell boxes as paint holders should you one day become a nursery school teacher and need them in abundance.
Bookshelves with books on ’em – oh, what a feat! I suppose it’s expected, nowadays, that on a bookshelf you’ll find some pots, some souvenirs and one kindle. Get a kindle, it’ll save the trees, they say…
I’ll have you know, and I’ve done the research – the trees books are made of are specially grown to become books when they grow up. So shall we give them the best, most beautiful way to live out the rest of their lives? We shall – especially for the purpose of this post.
Most would argue that four walls and a roof make a house and that the addition of personality and character makes this house a home. But that starting off point with the house is the most fundamental step to making a home. With this logic in mind I’ve put together a bit of a roadmap to decorating a home office beyond the fundamentals.
I’m sure you can safely agree, none of us will ever hold the attention of visitors for too long by taking them through ticket tear-offs or memorabilia from random experiences. “This is when we went to…” please!
In my opinion, it’s about having what you want in your home but never too much to maintain. If you’ve read and understood that overwhelming cover of most surface areas means a new way of life is in order, then enjoy these tips on the minimalist way.
Ever watched a film and whilst doing so, looked around your home and thought, this place has that set’s potential. I’m always most impressed by a good film’s set design as opposed to its actors or styling. I was crazy for the interiors that featured in A single Man. Oh!
Have a look – here’s set in style inspiration. Some of the most beautiful interiors for sets of some of the most beautiful films…
So we’ve all read articles about how to create the illusion of space within a small one… But here are a few tricks I thought were a tad different and insightful. 5 tips to widen, highten, broaden your spaces.
Do not paint a room, walls, floors and ceilings black (or too dark a colour) – this we know, so lets begin with some fine detail, or not fine rather.
1) Be bold.
Use bold prints, wide stripes and bigger ornaments. Tiny lil’ patterns and tiny lil’ ornaments make things seem clustered.
If you remember toward the end of last year a new series called “Starting Out” was added to this blog as a means to gather ideas, tips and tricks for those starting a new living adventure in their lives. Be it moving into res, moving into a first apartment or buying a new and first home. The thought of getting a chance to redecorate and start fresh, how exciting!
This being only the second Thursday of the year I thought it would be fun and interesting to put together a list of some – 13 to be exact – trends expected to sweep the décor and home design world off its feet.
Now, tie it all up, with one final stamp of style approval – a sure way to consolidate your room’s look by placing in it, just one last item.
Area rugs. Rugs for areas that you want to define, rugs for areas that you want to refine and rugs for areas you want to, if you will, underline.
Once you’ve picked all your furniture and decided on your over-all look, it’s the area rug that’s going to put the lid on the whole matter.