The playful Louis Ghost Chair by Kartell has become one of my favorite design elements for a room. It’s Victorian era meets postmodern! This translucent chair is a great way to dress up your office, vanity, hallway or dining room. I love this chair so much that I plan to use them in my wedding next month!
I’ve been searching for ideas and inspiration for my next project and wanted to share my initial findings. I’m going to create a reclaimed wood accent wall for a modern living room. This endeavor is my first, but certainly not the last! This project is for a 13′ w x 9′ h living room wall and I intend to use salvaged barn wood. The key to this project is selecting the right boards to complement a modern space – and not creating a rustic log cabin vibe!
My first trip was to Baltimore to visit Second Chance, which has a large selection of salvaged lumber. I came across these amazing pieces of barn wood, which would need trimming, but all have wonderful character and perfect for an accent wall.
I also found several salvage yards online, such as Keystone Vintage Lumber and Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage, that offer a much wider selection of boards in a cleaner state. If purchasing from an online salvage company expect to pay freight shipping charges, however this could be your only option especially if you don’t have a lumber yard close by or can’t find any pieces that suit your needs.
For my project I decided to use Keystone Vintage Lumber and will pick one of these three options below (samples are in the mail!):
Stay tuned for the next steps – the procurement and installation!
What was once considered a Southwestern and country style, game horns and antlers are now beginning to work their way into modern and mainstream design. These horns and antlers can add the right amount of excitement to your space such as antlers as decor on your coffee table, horns above the fireplace, cluster on a wall, or hung above the headboard in a bedroom. To make sure you steer clear of the Southwestern style, opt for silver-leaf and/or aluminum dipped skulls, painted antlers and copper patina finishes.
I wanted to share my latest purchase that I stumbled across at Saint Dizier Home, while vacationing in Sonoma Valley, CA a few weeks ago. This is a silver-leaf bison skull – truly a piece of art!
Furnishing your room with accent chairs is a simple way to add charm and style to your space. They can be used to accentuate a sofa in a living room, an alternative to traditional sofas/loveseats or can add pops of colors to an empty bedroom corner. Figure out which style compliments your room, the type of material, placement of the chair and color. Find a bold style, bright color, classic or modern design to add more character to your room.
Mallory Chair from Dwell Studio:
Louise Chair from Serena & Lily
Knoll Salsa Lounge Chair sold at AllModern
Dylan Midcentury Modern Wingback Chair from Kathy Kuo Home
What’s New Pussycat Chair by Caracole, sold at Candelabra
Chloe Chair by Crate & Barrel
Mirrors are the best way to accessorize bare walls because they have a big impact and require minimal effort. Decorating with mirrors open up the room by giving the illusion the space is bigger than reality. If you have a large empty wall, consider buying small mirror tiles and hang them in groupings of 3, 6, or 9… Tiles can also be used as dramatic focal points in your bedroom, such as a headboard or above the dresser.
Phillips Collection DK Mirror 1 Anthracite:
Skram Lineground Round Mirror / Entry Shelf:
Dwell Studio Pyramid Mirror:
John Lyle Bull’s Eye Mirror:
Made Goods Cyrus:
Made Goods Mikel:
Aidan Gray Small Anitqued Mirror Tiles (these industrial chic mirrors can be hung in clusters as a headboard, dresser or accent wall in your living room):
Arteriors Oakley Mirror:
Restoration Hardware Madison Distressed Convex Mirror:
West Elm Twig Mirror