Faux Sho-House: Laundry Room Edition!

Too often a great laundry room is overlooked in a home. I was excited to get to design this space for our Faux Sho-House! Having 2 kids, 1 dog, 2 cats, and a husband, laundry is a never ending battle. For our family, the ideal laundry room would have plenty of storage, a work space, and would be multi-functional. I would love a space that not only served the purpose of washing and folding clothes, but hanging them up as well. This could be to dry or a place to put the hangers and dry- clothes on hangers until they go to their respective rooms. I would also love to use this space to  wrap and store wrapping supplies, store swimming gear and toys (we do not have a garage…in typical Nashville style our garage is a recording studio) and store other household goods that don’t always have a home!

I wanted this space to be easily cleaned with a fresh, modern feel. In each of the tall built-in cabinets there is a pull-out hamper for each member of my family. There are multiple pull-out drawers, plenty of shelving and hanging rods.

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The ease of these Forest chairs and Onda table makes me happy. They are light weight, easy to clean, and portable.

This simple chandelier adds just the right pop of color to brighten your day and is available through BHD.

Lolita Powder Coated Chandelier

Lolita Powder Coated Chandelier

Again, I have selected easily cleaned finishes that require little to no fuss!

From left to right:

Floor tile: Oyster Strands available through BHD

Countertop: Snow White EcoTop Surface

Cabinet finish: Custom Poggen Pohl Cabinets

Backsplash:  Ann Sacks Blossom Tile

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With so much laundry to do I needed something that works fast to fit into our busy schedules. This washer and dryer from Electrolux seemed to be the perfect fit!

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My whole family can go on and get dirty with this set up, grass stains, wine stains, and all.  A Laundry Room as an (almost) meditative space.  Hope to see you in the next room of our Faux- Sho House!

By |August 20th, 2013|Design Elements, Design Musings, Design Trends, Faux-Sho House, Hannah, Inspiration, Laundry Rooms|Comments Off on Faux Sho-House: Laundry Room Edition!|

Global Inspired Wallcoverings!

Schumacher just recently released Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s global inspired wallcovering collection.  His collection is based on tiles, panels and other graphic entities seen in the palaces and other grand and royal buildings of Morocco, Turkey and India.

This got us thinking, who else uses global inspiration for wallcovering design?

Donghia’s “Looks Like Tapa Cloth”  is a modern take on  the authentic Tapa Cloths of the Pacific Islands.

Maya Romanoff just recently released “Meditation Ohm”, a new philanthropy product that goes towards Aid to Artisans.  This wallcovering is made by Nepalese artist in the mountainous region of the Himalayas where the Lokta plant grows.  This plant’s fiber is typically used to make Buddhist prayer books.  Artist form circular patterns of the Lokta scraps with chopsticks to create this beautiful textured wallcovering.

To find out more about Aid to Artisans please visit  http://www.aidtoartisans.org/

Milan based  designer, Arjumand’s  China Collection is bold, colorful and packed full of graphics!

Arjumand’s The Oriental Louloudo Collection was inspired from Turkey to the Balkans!

A blown up  photograph taken by the father adorns this child’s bedroom walls and carries you to a different time and place!

Elle Decor

Velvet Jade’s Indian inspired wallcoverings carry a super fun twist on the typical Indian motifs!

Velvet Jade

These are not only visually yummy, but tasty as well!  Jade used chili powder to hand flock this pattern.

These two are embellished with Tukmaria  and Tapioca seeds!

Irma Boom has created wallcoverings based on nature from around the world.

Color pallets for each design were taken from the actual site.  Below is from  Waddensea, Netherlands

It’s inspiring to see the different color options as they change from region to region.  Shirakami-Sanchi, Japan on the left and  and Hawaii Volcanoes, USA shown on the right!

And last, but especially not least, is Dan Funderburgh’s Williamsburg Renaissance!  This paper was designed for the Wythe hotel located in his own backyard of the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY.  Local urban sites and landmarks were the  inspiration of this wallcovering!

Brooklyn

Where would you find inspiration from to create your global inspired wallcovering??

By |July 8th, 2013|Decorating, Design Elements, Design Musings, Design Trends, Inspiration, Jennefer, New Destinations, Traveling|Comments Off on Global Inspired Wallcoverings!|

Culturally Inspired Design & Accessories

Your home can be a great way to “showcase” your heritage, your culture. The opportunities are endless. From paintings , fabrics, sculptures and other artifacts, your home can almost become a mini museum! A place where elements of your culture and ancestry can proudly be displayed throughout.

Australia:

Australia

Asia:

Asian inspired design embodies most of the traits I look for in a bedroom: minimalistic furnishings, clean lines, and an overall feeling of tranquility. Asian inspired design almost always includes natural elements, such as the use of stone and wood for your furnishings and floors.

Asia

Africa:

Animal prints, tribal textiles, and natural elements create an African inspired design. Here are some of our favorite accessories. Geometric and bold, these create a real punch!

Africa

I love these modern African inspired textiles for their unusual color combinations and organic patterns!

African Inspired Textiles

Russia:

The Russian culture itself provides many striking sources of visual inspiration. The country is filled with many enduring landmarks that provide a great visual springboard from which to implement elements of style. From whimsical ballet sets, to iconic metropolitan cities, to inspiring snow-capped landscapes, there are many ways to bring unique hints of Russian style into your home.

Russia

France:

An ornate, fanciful and decorative style is characteristic of this look. Colors range from rich, sun-drenched Mediterranean hues to softer, muted shades. Often, one color or fabric is repeated throughout the space. It's characterized by rich details and extensive use of gold, bronze and gilt. Antique furniture, layered dramatic window treatments and abundant fresh flowers fill out a French home.

France

Design inspiration can come from so many sources. Have your travels or heritage inspired your designs?

By |July 8th, 2013|Accessories, Antiques, Art, Decorating, Design Elements, Design Musings, Design Trends, Hannah, Inspiration, New Destinations, Traveling|Comments Off on Culturally Inspired Design & Accessories|