All posts tagged: Interiors

My Favorites: Knobs

I am obsessed with pretty and whimsical objects, especially knobs.  They are an inexpensive way to upgrade IKEA-like furniture by jazzing up any furniture or room. For my own apartment, I used modern brass pulls and knobs to customize my kitchen.  Here is my current selection of favorites. 1)  Anthopologie Anthropologie is a great source for colorful and unique knobs and pulls.  You do have to pick and choose because the quality of these items vary.  Their current line is inspired by equestrians which would fit right into any country style interiors. It will even bring a bit of warmth and personality to a modern interior that can come off cold. Crystal Bar Knobs $18/each Tanga Toggle Knob $18/each Santiago Horseshoe Pull $2.95/each Gramercy Knobs $10/each Telescope Knobs $10/each Swirled Geode Knob $24/each 2) Nest Studio These knobs are like jewelry, expensive but worth it.  The style is  modern and veers toward geometric lines. Brass and acrylic handle $80/ piece Octogonal pull $90/peice Hexagonal bar pull $80/each 3) Edgar Berebi This line is more ornate and …

Bathroom Style

When we are designing our home, usually the bathrooms and powder rooms are left until the end.  However, this doesn’t mean we should not design them.  A beautiful and organized bathroom will help us relax. 1) Let’s pick a concept. Do you want it contemporary, eclectic, minimal, rustic, retro or classic? 2) Take your time to pick the fixtures. Options can include chrome, mate, golden or even black.  3) Lighting  Sconces and wall lamps bring a lot of life and “coziness” to the bathroom. 4)  Floors can be made of stones, tiles or even wood. Here are some inspirations. 5)  Add art!  Framed art brings a new life to the space. A bathroom is not an exception. I would recommend exploring more options than the typical “sea-themed” bathroom. 6) Mirrors Love the “mirror over mirror” concept .  The idea of multiple mirrors in an area works great as well. 7)  Consider wallpaper In the case of powder rooms or bathrooms that have good humidity control, you can add wallpaper to make an impact. Start making some plans and think …

Let’s style that bookcase

When we decide to decorate our bookcases, there are some things to consider. 1) The bookcase size, depth and height of shelves. There are many designs we can bring to our house, from custom made to adjustable shelves. Pick a piece that fulfills your needs. A great option is to use bookcases as space dividers. They let light go through and create an interesting atmosphere. 2) Books. Besides the obvious, we should pick books that are in good shape and those we love. Have you noticed that bookcases are magnets for guests? They reflect who we are and what topics we are knowledgeable about.  Pick them wisely; otherwise you might find yourself being questioned and not have a clue about the books. There are different ways to put them in the shelves:  By topic, by color, by size, vertical, horizontal or mixed. 3) Accessories. I like to see bookcases filled with stories beside the books. That little box you bought on your last trip, that cute picture of your pet, a nice globe you bought …