The Steampunk Home
Someone pointed that I had been remiss in my Halloween posts this year, especially compared to last -- who could forget Steam Pumpkin -- but I did stumble across a lovely set of Gothic Victorian Party Decor on MyHomeIdeas. I can't get enough of red velvet curtains -- but tying them back with a noose is innovative... Modify portraits with lace masks, decorate old spools with black lace for candleholders, use tarnished silver for a bouquet... The best use of apothecary jars I've seen -- to…
My mom's new fixture over the island in their kitchen, made by my dad with mom's direction! It's mason jars, with a repurposed beadboard and vintage tin tile base! Gorgeous!!!
Michael & Anna’s Rustic Modern Loft
Name: Michael & AnnaLocation: ChicagoSize: 1750 square feetYears lived in: 2 years Michael and Anna (who work in advertising and as a chef, respectively) live in a heavy timber loft in a former garment factory in Bucktown. Their design aesthetic fits right in with the architecture of this historical space, where the huge windows overlook long-overgrown abandoned railroad tracks.
Get Real: Using Photos as Surface Pattern
Trompe l’oeil has come a long way since the Baroque period. Think you are looking at rustic tin? Not so much. Crumpled paper? Gotcha again. Digitally produced materials, like the wallpaper from Bodie & Fou above, mimic other surfaces and play with our sense of perception.Pictured above:1. Brooklyn Tins Wallpaper by Merci, from Bodie & Fou2. Indigo Crinkled Paper Print Cushion from Suzanne Goodwin3. Scrapwood Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek, from Bodie and Fou4.