I love yarn. I’m what you would consider to be a yarn addict. I love its texture and versatility. As I browse through the aisles of my craft store I always pause and flirt with all the bright colored yarn. If that yarn is on sale you can bet a few rolls sneak their way into my cart. And I’m a huge sucker for yarn crafts. Can we talk about the craft potential yarn has? It has so much more to offer than knitting. And with an obnoxiously large bundle of sale yarn, I came up with a lovely craft I feel does yarn justice: a yarn chandelier.
You guessed correctly if you chose option A. Designer Ashley Astleford picked a wrought iron chandelier to anchor the vibrant, Mediterranean-inspired sitting room.
We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Tracy is the winner of this month’s issue of HGTV magazine, an HGTV FrontDoor fleece scarf and an HGTV mug. Congrats!
Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.
When Bob Dylan said “everybody must get stoned,” he wasn’t singing about this fieldstone-tiled bathroom by Karen O’Brien of KOB Interior Design, but he should have been, because I think everyone ought to see this. Incredible, no?
Those walls! The curves and the fieldstone tile give this bathroom a warm, rustic feel that’s balanced perfectly with the glamour of the tub and chandelier. I’ve been seeing more stone as tile lately (see also: this supercool backsplash on Pinterest), but this scale is so dramatic. I’d almost welcome a hard day, just to have an excuse to come home and soak in this tub. Fieldstone, take me away!
[Via: Pinterest, House of Turquoise]
Another fun AD Home Design Show find was this SHY Polyhedron chandelier by Bec Brittain from Matter. Actually, I’d spotted it on Svpply intially, but it’s even more awe-inspiring when you see it in person.
One of these pictures kinda looks like it’s upside down, but the nifty thing about the SHY Polyhedron is that it can be hung from any of its hubs, so you can change the look to suit your space and taste. Plus, the LED tubes are so very TRON in a good way, don’t you think? (If geometry looked this cool in school, I probably would have paid more attention to it.)
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m having a serious Christmas hangover. Not literally (although the wine was flowing at dinner), but just…emotionally. After all of the action, it’s nice to have a chance to decompress, but I’m already looking forward to the next holiday. Luckily, New Year’s Eve is so close! Let’s do a little count down with NYE-inspired finds until then, shall we?
I’ve lived in New York for 11 New Year’s Eves, and though I’ve been on the street at midnight some years, I’ve never been to Times Square. Maybe I’m a stick in the mud, but between the crowd and the cold, it’s not my scene. That said, I love watching the ball drop. This gorgeous Ball Chandelier by Tom Dixon for the Swarovski Crystal Palace series glitters with hundreds of crystals, and reminds me of all the awe and excitement of ringing in the new year.
What are your New Year’s Eve plans this year?
Chandeliers are one of those accents that instantly add a little magic to any room. In the case of this Enchanted Chandelier, that’s doubly true.
I think the greenery brings some offbeat romance to this rustic look. And how charming would it be in a kids’ dream bedroom? It’s very Fairy Tale Chic, no? I declare it a Bibbidi-Bobbidi-DO.
What do you get when you infuse an average paper lantern with a serious dose of flower power? Anthropologie’s Rhododendron Chandelier is a beautiful answer to that question.
Though the pendant is a big ball of blooms, the organic texture and ivory color remind me more of stony coral than the plant for which it was named. Or a pretty (albeit crinkly) polyhedron, if you want to get all math-y about it. But no matter what you think it resembles, its tranquil glow is sure to make any room blossom.
We all know that colorful decor can make an significant impact in spaces like the living room, kitchen and bedroom. But what about bright, bold hues in a white bathroom?
House to Home :: Photographer Nick Pope
Rainbow-inspired decor, from the elegant chandelier to the striped basket and towel, brightens up this neutral bathroom from House to Home. While not a French empire-style chandelier like the one featured in this space, Urban Outfitters‘ candelabra-style Gypsy Chandelier is equally fun and decadent with its multi-colored acrylic jewels. And at $159, it’s a steal.
Ever considered putting a chandelier in your bedroom?
Janie Osborne for The New York Times
The former attic of this 1900s home in Bozeman, Mont., has been transformed into a guest room that I’d be happy to stay in…for a long time. The use of the chandelier adds unexpected elegance and charm. I’m also crazy about the mixed patterns of the rugs and chair.
The Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and Pier 39 are just a few of the classic reasons why I love San Francisco. Now, I have a new reason – the delicious design blog SF Girl by Bay.