Images from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Chalkboard paint isn't just for kids. Here it's used in kitchens to plan recipes and scribble down to-do lists.
Images from Young House Love
I also recently discovered that Hudson Paint makes colored chalk paint! There are 24 different options- my favorite is the yellow color below.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Using limited space to the fullest potential takes good planning, creativity, and constant organization. You can tell that Motl's tiny apartment layout has been meticulously planned with a place for each of his belongings. I love how Motl uses books as a nightstand and on the open shelving above his bed. In the kitchen, the pot rack and cup hooks are all he has for kitchen storage. These carefully placed items together create a cohesive space and provide an asthetically pleaseing backdrop for his apartment. To me, the space actually looks larger than 178 square feet because of his ingenious use of the room.
The first step to make a small space both workable and attractive is to assess your needs and get a solid grasp on what you own. You may think you already know how much stuff you've got, but I guarentee that you have twice as many belongings than what you think. Then, come up with some creative ways to store your belongs.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Mosaic tiles can run up to $70.00 a square foot, so painting the floor to get the same look is definitely a great option if you're on a budget. If you're one of the lucky few who doesn't pinch your pennies, the sky is the limit when it comes to tile. Right now, we're seeing a lot of floral mosaic patterns. Currently, these are some of my favorite designs.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I'm hoping to spruce up our guest room in the next few months. We have a black futon, desk, shelf and dresser that aren't changing color anytime soon. My goal is to seemlessly incorporate these pieces into the space while making it less dark and more inviting. Here are a few bits of inspiration thus far.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Images from Oliveaux, Paloma 81, Country Living and Rare Prints Gallery of Franklin