Working from home has its perks. Absolutely. If you’re a blogger or a consultant or anyone who works from a home office, you probably have people tell you all the time how lucky you are. In reality, no matter what you do, the job has its downsides. You can never really escape the office because it’s always right there.
Our good friend Sommer Collier, food and travel blogger on A Spicy Perspective, worked out of her home for more than four years, mostly in the kitchen but also from a small office just off the busiest room in the house. Last fall, Sommer decided a change was in order.
“I loved having my office so close to the kitchen, however the... Read More
It’s cooling off just about everywhere here in the U.S. and we even enjoyed a dip in temps this weekend thanks to the season’s first cold front pushing through. We relished the 79-degree high on Sunday, and lows in the 60s had some people hunting for sweaters and boots!
Fall is a great time to cozy up at home and enjoy the longer evenings once we “fall back” in time. It’s also a great time to infuse warmer colors into your home décor palette. Curl up by the fire with a good book next to the Lovell Task Lamp, an American made table lamp that exudes mid-century style. The conical cup shade is crafted from steel and coated with porcelain... Read More
Decorating your home’s recreational space can be one of the most fun projects you’ll ever undertake. It’s got to be better than remodeling the bathroom, right? After all, no matter if you have a den, play room, home theater, or man cave, the end result will be a space where you spend many enjoyable hours doing what you love whether it’s watching the latest action adventure flick, playing five card stud, or destroying your next-door neighbor on Mario Kart Wii.
The big attraction in this elegant game room is obviously the pool table kept carefully under wraps, but we love the warm wood, the expansive bar, and the natural modern pendant lighting,... Read More
Thursday we presented you with a simple bedside vignette; it had stark white walls that made a big impact using three accent colors. Today we feature another bedroom photo from Apartment Therapy, but this one is definitely not lacking in wall color. Normally design experts will tell you to avoid sticking to one color in a room, but we couldn’t resist this suite, bathed in all sorts of green shades. There is nothing better than a tastefully decorated bedroom that showcases different design styles, right?
As always, balancing vibrant colors with a little white keeps the room light and easy on the eyes – take note of the primarily white quilt and the crisp white trim... Read More
Luxurious – a term that defines anything fabulous, flashy and essentially comfortable. It also happens to be the term that best defines the bedroom featured today from House Beautiful. Usually luxurious styles come in all forms, from gold leaf touches to lush, velvet accents. Well, perhaps trends have circled around again, or this inviting bedroom has just turned into today’s elegant classic; it was featured in the January 2009 issue – nearly three years ago.
The designer of the room, Stephen Shubel, didn’t want the entire room to be over the top, but to remain ornate enough for a modern day Marie Antoinette. That’s why he opted for a plush red velour... Read More
Throughout your home or apartment, you’re sure to have areas that need extra lighting, but lack the space or proper electrical hookups. Whether it’s due to lack of wiring or a low ceiling height, our traditional pendants and sconces don’t always appeal to everyone. That leaves you with a basic solution that is sometimes forgotten about – creative, modern floor lamps.
If you’re on the hunt for a contemporary light, but aren’t willing to go with something found in a big box store, Barn Light Electric has an easy solution. Our Macintosh Torchiere Floor Lamp is constructed from clean, fashionable lines. When paired with an etched glass shade above, the... Read More