I’ve been into mini-things recently. I always loved my Dad’s mini rocking chair from his childhood, then passed along to me and my brothers. It always makes kids feel so special to have furniture sized just for them. Panton Junior Chair at Genius Jones
Well, I’m thrilled with the response to this little constest! Eight fabulous entries – all very different. I think it really shows that there are many options when it comes to space planning. And now is the time to vote, America! (how American Idol!) YOU’VE VOTED, NOW CLICK HERE TO SEE THE OUTCOME! Remember, we’re … Read more
Chelsea gets her plan in on time! Chelsea describes her space:”I designed more from general principles than from a specific need. I prefer flexibility and I approach things from a functional point of view. I took on the bathroom because I needed to reclaim some space; I took on the kitchen because I like kitchens. … Read more
Rob O’C has slipped his entry in under the wire: Rob describes his plan:“In designing the floor plan, I wanted to incorporate lots of walkways. I don’t like rooms that have only one access or where you find yourself at a dead end. I also like a feeling of space and openness with clean lines … Read more
I’ve been working my way through the pillows for this project. I have two of these beautiful floral 15″x30″ oblong pillows finished. Here is a detail of the covered button closures on the reverse side of the pillows. Click here to view all Room for Improvement posts.
The 35th annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House begins this week. This is the big daddy of decorator showhouses, featuring some of the biggest names in the design industry. Benefiting the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Clubs, the designs will grace covers and insides of the top shelter magazines for months to come. Here are … Read more
The cat’s meow by Anke: Anke describes her space:“I decided to design for myself, my husband and our two cats. (The box next to the couch with a “C” on it is the huge cat stand.)We do a lot of the following: Read (met while working in a bookstore), Play board games and WoW (an … Read more
SNF in VA has put pen to paper:She says of her plan: “I didn’t include furniture placement in the living/dining area in part because I think that is whatmakes lofts fun…you can move the furniture around alot. The wall separating the master bedroom from the living/dining would be a wall of windows, much like those … Read more
Loyal reader Editor Girl has stepped up to the challenge! Editor Girl writes: “I went in the Carissa direction. For myself, I would want one bedroom, a home office, and plenty of cooking and entertaining space. I would also not want to build any fully enclosed rooms into a loft. My drafting skills are limited, … Read more
The weather has finally turned warm this weekend. Here in New England, we know we can’t really plant until Memorial Day, however, since there’s still a chance of frost. Orangeries, aka conservatories are very big in Europe. Given our short growing season, I wonder why there aren’t more popular here? I think they epitomize elegance … Read more
For when my ship comes in. Or when I win the lottery (I don’t actually play the lottery, so my chances are pretty low). From Smallbone of Devizes. I love the simple and elegant lines of this cabinetry company.
Fellow blogger Damselfly is on the job! Damselfly sent in this description of her beautiful space: “I chose to follow the idea that this is for me and my family. Since I have a 16 month old son my space will look more like Matt’s than Carisa’s. I started by looking at the windows. My … Read more
I love when I stumble across an artist while researching products or trends. I just fell over Courtney Skott‘s website while doing research for a post on screens (to come). Based in San Francisco, Courtney trained at the California College of the Arts Wood And Furniture program. She says of her work “My work evinces … Read more
Sure enough, chandelier giant Schonbek has developed a chandelier, DaVinci, for their Geometrix Collection, that can be tossed into the dishwasher and voila… crystal clear! (pun intended). The following are NOT dishwasher safe, but, aren’t they beautiful?
Loyal commenter Mumblesalot has sent in her entry! Mumblesalot says of her space: “I designed the space to have two bedrooms and to keep the feeling of space a loft gives you. I used pocket doors or paneled screens for all the doors. And I used the kitchen as the main entrance. “ Thanks Mumblesalot! … Read more
Lifecycle building is the design of building materials, components, information systems, and management practices to create buildings that facilitate and anticipate future changes to and eventual adaptation or dismantling for recovery of all systems, components, and materials. Registration deadline is April 30th. Click here for more information.