Does it really matter? Chicken then egg. Egg then chicken. What’s clear is that when one thinks chicken decor, what first comes to mind is country kitsch. French Country…a close second. In this week’s Style Jolt, we’ll look at fun and fabulous ways to the bring backyard chicken craze indoors without having to manage a flock. So in honor of Gonzo’s great love, Camilla, and the eight fine egg-laying ladies in my backyard…
I distinctly remember one of my favorite attic finds as a child – my mother’s old typewriter in its black leather case. It didn’t work, but that didn’t keep me from slamming down the keys while pretending to talk on our old, beige turn-dial phone. Now, I love coming across vintage electrics displayed as chic and trendy decor. Portable table fans, retro radios, old cameras and rusty clocks have found their way into the mix. Check out a few of my favorite finds. (Typewriters as wedding decor – how cool!)
Marry You Me
Move over, chocolate. Fall 2010 brings with it a new neutral: gray.
Pantone calls Oyster Gray the “classic neutral that grounds the (fall) palette.” CB2 weighs in with graphite furniture and accessories, while Horchow glams it up with platinum. For a crisp look, pair this season’s darling with yellow or white. For romance, marry it with blush pink. Check out these spaces showcasing fall’s hottest color trend.
I’ve never really thought about stairs as a thing of beauty or creative expression…until this week. There’s something so mesmerizing about spiral staircases, and I’ve especially fallen in love with stairs wallpapered with funky patterns. So get your stairwells out of the background and into the spotlight with these unique and creative designs complete with numbers, mice decals and even books.
Climb to New Heights of Style
As more and more people swap their spacious floor plans for something more compact and cozy, making the most out of every square foot becomes essential. A double-duty room doesn’t have to mean “cramped space.” Take advantage of wall space and built-ins, and figure out what rooms you can comfortably combine. While you’re brainstorming, take a look at these gorgeous and inspiring double-duty spaces.
Bedroom - Office
This week’s Style Jolt is inspired by my current apartment dilemma: the long, narrow living room. My main living area desperately needs privacy from the office space. Any one of these gorgeous room dividers could solve the problem. (I especially love the idea of bookcase dividers to showcase my constantly growing book collection.)
Both images from The Digital Panda
This week’s Style Jolt is inspired by my thrift store find from the weekend: vintage bottles. I bought a tall, clear-glass bottle and a stout, brown medicine bottle, added colorful stones and tall-stemmed flowers and turned them into vintage vases.
From Rock My Wedding
Do you have a case of the Mondays? Wake up and welcome a new week with a refreshing jolt of style.
I was inspired by yesterday’s lazy afternoon nap to search for comfy, chic pillows. Check out these, shaped like everything from giant pebbles to social networking icons. (My favorites are the jumbo Scrabble letters.)
From Gentle Pure Space
Suitcases, States + Mustaches