Sunday, July 31, 2011

Home tour- An eclectic and shabby chic home in Arild, Sweden!

With an eclectic and shabby chic home like this, it feels very cozy and inviting. The many unique and exotic pieces found in this home also suggest a traveler's home with global taste and influences. What about your thoughts on this home? 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tips for designing a chic and kid-friendly living space!

These beautiful spaces were designed by style maven and talented designer, Sarah Richardson. This living room in west end Toronto used to be cluttered with kid's toys and it feels unwelcoming and underused. Now, it is colorful, elegant, sophisticated and kid-friendly! Below are some of her tips:

#1. Include one of a kind art and don't have art for art's sake.

#2. Add vintage element for a mix and match look. 

#3. The size of a room determines the scale of the furniture. 

#4. Consider the kids when designing a room such a using washable fabrics, choose furniture with no sharp edges and provide plenty of storage for toys.

#5. Define an area with suitable furniture to maintain traffic flow.

#6. Use repetition such as a round pendant light and round mirrors seen in the living space to achieve cohesiveness and soften other square elements.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Home tour- A Cape Cod-style cottage in Atlanta!

An Atlanta couple bring a little New England charm when they renovated their 1930s Cape Cod-style cottage. Check out these charming home tour below:

Do you enjoy this home tour? Any favorite elements?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cool products alert- Holy (cow) hides!

Featuring among the finest rugs in the world- Kyle Bunting Hide Rugs. Made with hair-on-hide leather, their luxurious texture and sterling design have brought international attention and acclaim. Kyle Bunting can be specified in any color, design, and size for rug, wall covering and upholstery applications. Check out these amazingly beautiful and luxurious rugs below:

Warning: Eye candy overload. Take your time and scroll slowly.

A few examples of how some of these amazing hides were used in commercial and residential projects. Some are hung on the walls while some are used as conventional rugs.

Some of their furniture and art.

Hide Chair

Hide Art

All these hides are so amazingly well-made. The colors and designs are so captivating as well. Every piece looks like a work of art to me. If my funds are not limited, I will snag a few of these up in a heartbeat. Do you like luxurious and unique hides as much as I do? Which one is your favorite? By the way, this is only the tip of the iceberg. There are so much more gorgeous rugs available on their website.

For more information regarding these products, please visit

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