Here at HGTV, we spend a lot, I mean a lot, of time thinking, talking, and reading about design. Because of this, it takes something pretty special to capture our attention. So when I happened across the website for O’verlays and gasped at my desk, I knew I had stumbled upon something that I had to show you.
O’verlays are thin, lightweight pieces of fretwork that can be used to dress up plain Jane dressers, cabinets, even headboards. They are made to be painted and customized and come in a wide variety of patterns and sizes. The project gallery on the O’verlays website is chock full of ideas and inspiration and left me thinking of half a dozen different ways I could use this product in my own home. What do you think? Would you jazz up a piece of furniture with an O’verlay?
Even though my walls are all a stark white, I’ll admit that I love to pore over new wallpaper designs. And while Paper Boy may call their “Hand Made” design children’s wallpaper, I think it would make a statement in a powder room or even an office.
Don’t you want to try and recreate all of the shapes yourself?
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then these brassy, gorgeous knobs from Nest Studio are your buffet’s BFF. All kidding aside, I love the facets and brushed exterior on these fancy drawer pulls. I’m picturing them as a modern update to a vintage bedside table.
What do you think? Would you update a dresser drawer with these gemstone wannabes?
I love to knit, but I’ve never gotten the hang of crocheting. So I’m extra impressed by this swoon-worthy pendant light hand-crocheted by Naomi Paul Textiles.
I can just picture how gorgeous it is when lit from within, and I love that it comes in a dozen color options. Would you hang a crocheted light, or do you prefer to keep knitted goods around your neck?
I have to warn you, this brilliant product is only a prototype, but I can’t help but admire the idea behind the Rambler Socket from Yanko Design.
As someone who is always hunting down an extension cord, the idea of having one built right into the wall is so intriguing. I would start by putting one in the corner where our Christmas tree goes up every year. Where would you install an outlet like this?
You guys, check out the Moooi Gothic Modern Chair from Studio Job.
It’s a bright, colorful take on a practically medieval design, sure, but I love how it reminds me of Legos! Don’t you want to try and snap them together?
What do you think about this candy colored take on a classic gothic design?
This unique set of spoons is a project from design student Niels Datema. They aren’t currently in production, but I think they are kind of amazing. Why? Because each spoon is the exact measurement for an ingredient to make a classic loaf of bread.
Fill the water spoon up to the top with water, the flour with flour, and so on…mix together and knead, and presto! Perfect bread dough.
Think of the possibilities! Cookie spoons, cake spoons, brownie spoons…my stomach is growling but my mind is inspired.
This chair reminds me of crafts I used to do at summer camp, but it’s a million times more impressive than my sad attempts at making lanyards. I’d love to curl up in this rainbow hanging chair from Alexandra Angle Interior Design with a good book and watch the world go by.
You know the drill, you buy a kid a toy and they just want to play with the box. So why not skip a step with Box Play for Kids stickers?
These ingenious (and frankly adorable) stickers allow you to turn your recycling into dozens of new toys, sparking your child’s creativity and lightening your trash load as well. What’s not to love about that?
Try this. In a second, I want you to close your eyes and think about a color that is at the same time both searing hot and exhilaratingly cool. Sounds like an oxymoron, I know, but try it. Close your eyes…
…so what color did you see? Let us know at the end of this post if what you pictured in your mind’s eye matches our pick for HGTV’s June Color of the Month…a hue that both sizzles and chills.
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