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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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.

Bucket Stools & More by Pedersen + Lennard

Along with indoor greenery and plants that won’t kill the cat, I’ve been on the look out for items to create that indoor greenhouse feel or an ‘indoor outdoor’ room. Outdoor bike stands, wrought iron moldings, concrete floors, industrial furniture, steel lockers were just a few of the things I’ve been considering.

Pedersen + Lennard are a South African design duo whose functional yet witty Scandinavian-esq designs have attracted much international attention and labeled them as young emerging designers to watch.

I’m a big fan of found-object furniture and these bucket stools are no exception. I especially like the humorous cow-hide version (even though.. it does evoke horrors of what might one day… be found.. villainously… deposited in them…)

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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