Art House Tour

I really liked this home featured in April’s Issue of Home & Decor. It’s a fine example of how art can make a home. Without the paintings this home could have been any other home on the street.

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Dreamy Four Poster Beds

As it opens onto a balcony overlooking the waterway, we foresee our bedroom becoming an extension of our living room. In order to delineate the space between bed and living room, I thought it might be interesting to explore the four-poster bed option.

Below: A whimsical take on the traditional four poster bed, hand-forged by sculptor, Shawn Lovell.

Below: A another version by Turkish designer, Asli Tunca.

Below: A cosy fairytale bed at Jolly Days Luxury Camping.

Below: Tree of life motif veil four poster bed via Apartment Therapy.

Below: A simple yet effective four poster bed featured on Apartment Therapy.

Below: A luxurious tent bed fit for a king at a Botswana Safari house.

Below: A beautiful Indonesian dark wood bed via house to home.

Sliding Barn Doors

These have been around for awhile, but the moment I really fell in love with them was when I saw them in Elle Decor’s feature on Meg Ryan’s Beach House.

Since then I’ve been noticing them everywhere – houses and apartments alike.

Below: Apartment Therapy kindly featured this instructional post from House Tweaking.

Below: This salvaged door propped in front of the pantry adds a lot of character and adds an interesting focal point for the kitchen. Image via myhomeideas.

Below: A heart-stopping bright red sliding door by architect Barbara Bestor.

Below: A country kitchen by Hutker Architects via Attic Mag.

DIY Chairs and Makeovers

Among many amazing transformations, this chair makeover was featured on Apartment Therapy. For guidance, CasaSugar provides a basic rundown of how to change the covering, the DIY network shows how to replace the entire webbing, and ReadyMade shows how to replace the foam and fabric with adhesive spray and a staple gun.

This lovely Toddler Bench was made from shelving by Destri on The Mother Huddle. I’d probably add an extra interchangeable washable cover over the top.

Shades off white

The little white room could be the home decorating equivalent of the little black dress. It’s a classic that goes well with everything and is hard to get very wrong. Nevertheless, a little bit of thought into the different shades of white, and the accents within it, can make all the difference between wah and blah.

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