After reading the post "my dog sleeps in the fireplace" I realized that there are probably TONS of different uses for non-functional fireplaces. I would LOVE to hear suggestions on what to do/how to decorate our non-functional fireplaces!
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These incredible framed chairs and sofas from Slokoski — a design company run by two brothers — are the definition of statement furniture. The hand-carved, incredibly ornate frame makes it feel like a work of art, framing you while you no doubt enjoy macarons and luxury-brand tea on the velvet tufting.
I have a rocking horse that my dad built for me when I was a child, and I don't know how to incorporate it into my decor. I would, naturally, prefer not to drill holes or damage him in any way, as he is quite sentimental. Oh, and obviously he would be cute in a nursery, but I do not have kids, nor plan on having them any time soon.
The idea is simple: After a break-up of two (or more) persons living together, there's often this person left behind to live in the "old house," filled with memories of happier times or painful fights. A good decoration therapy session is about making significant changes to this environment and it usually involves friends, booze and lots of fun.
Apparently, there's such a thing as a "color of the year." A bunch of people at Pantone get paid to travel the world, tour private fashion and decoration events, and BAM!, they barf up a color. They say it's science, I think it's bullshit. If you don't want to become one of those Pantone cultist and actually live with your colors more than 12 months, here's a handful of advice from a girl who learned how to pick the right color through trials and errors.
Don't scoff at that "ugly" vintage bathroom. They have a lot they can teach us about decorating. Here are five things that our resident Oprah, Dootsie, is stealing from vintage bathroom design.