The latest room redo vote winner comes all the way from Australia, where blogger and designer Tarina Lyell and family make their home. The modern-Scandinavian look of this master bedroom is one that I’m definitely not tired of, and if you’re following the Danish “hygge” (coziness) craze, then that chunky knit throw blanket looks like just the ticket! The blush touches keep the room from feeling cold, and unique picks like the pendant lighting over the nightstand and asymmetrical artwork really set this room apart.
This reader requested bedroom, featured in Traditional Home, has a serene and moody elegance to it that I just had to try to capture. Shades of charcoal gray and chocolate brown create a rich environment that practically begs you to sleep in. The swooping headboard and sofa echo each other nicely, while the different layers of lighting lead the eye right up to those amazing ceiling beams. I’m just worried I’d never leave this lovely lakehouse bedroom to go outside!
This guest bedroom by Emily Henderson, everyone’s perennial favorite designer, stole the show in last week’s room redo vote with its colorful palette and welcoming vibe. That tassel duvet is such a fun choice, especially for a room that doesn’t get to shine every day of the week. (The original bedding is sold out, but this lumbar captures the vibe so well!) The tribal rug is another unique pick that stands out in this space, and the multiple levels of lighting no doubt create the perfect ambiance. Hoping my invitation to stay the night is on the way!
This office space, belonging to the design team at Studio McGee and featured on Domino, is so pretty I just had to figure out how to bring the look home. With huge savings coming from those sleek IKEA desks, the whole room comes in under budget yet looking like a million bucks. Typically bland office accessories like the bulletin board, wastebasket, and swivel chairs are gussied up nicely, while the warm wood sideboard provides great storage. Add a coat of Benjamin Moore’s Super White to complete the look!
The terms fair trade, organic, eco-friendly, responsibly-sourced, locally-made, charitable, recycled, reusable, and guaranteed-for-life (phew) don’t really conjure images of beautiful home decor, but according to these amazing finds, they should! Little changes in our buying and decorating habits can make a big difference, and each of these products has so much more to offer than meets the eye. I’m digging linen napkins and steel straws for using less paper and plastic every day, and tons of these items would make fabulous gifts-that-give-back this holiday season. Now get to shopping…the world needs you to!