It’s that time of year! Many people have been anxiously waiting for the holidays to come, while others groan at the thought of Holiday festivities and get togethers. If you’re more of the former than the latter, you may be starting your holiday preparations to get your house ready, whether it’s for the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration or a different holiday. We’ve got some great holiday prep tips for you to make sure you check everything off your list this holiday season:Continue reading
It’s that time of year again! While some people may be looking forward to pumpkin spice everything, apple cider donuts, and apple picking, many of us are excited for Halloween. We’ve compiled some of our very favorite spooky Halloween decorations for you to begin giving your neighbors the creeps! Let’s go!Continue reading
What’s in a walkway? A walkway can help you keep people on the right track, avoiding allowing them to step on grass or other tender garden areas, keeping traffic over fragile plants to a minimum. Walkways come in all shapes and sizes, and there’s no “right” way to make a walkway. Some of the best ideas for walkways we’ve seen have been unique uses of materials, shapes, colors, and placement. A walkway can also help dress up the look of the front of your home, inviting guests and visitors to your front door.Continue reading
One of the very first things people see when they come to your home is your front door. While you can spruce up your exterior door with a wreath, home numbers, or even with platers or other decorations, nothing quite makes a statement like a brightly colored door.
The story goes that a red painted door in the US meant that travelers were welcome at that house. If someone needed a place to stay, they would know to knock on a red door and have a place to rest their head for the night. In other instances, a red door may have meant that the home was part of the underground railroad and a safe space for escaping slaves. Painted doors have become more of an accent than anything these days, so you can choose to paint your door any color you like. Use your door color to show off a fun and bright accent, or make it blend into your home.Continue reading
Is it time to say goodbye to your old home? Whether you’re looking to downgrade or upgrade to a new home or space, you likely need to part with your old home first. Many people don’t believe they can afford a professional interior designer to come out and stage their home for photos or for an open house, but you can make a few simple changes for free or cheap that can help prospective buyers envision themselves in your home.Continue reading
Photograph by Shao Feng
One of my favorite types of design to look at is what I call “surreal” interior design. This type of interior design is not very practical for most spaces, but when you see it, it can certainly leave you feeling quite awe-struck. Surreal interior design is great because even though many of the elements of it can be very over-the-top, sometimes it can be dwindled down to its essence and used in functional spaces. Let’s take a look at some amazing surreal interior design!
Old Clock Tower Converted to Penthouse
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live inside of Big Ben, then this penthouse is for you. While not everyone can have a giant clock in their wall, this penthouse owner is lucky enough to get to look out over the city through a clock-shaped window. One photo doesn’t do this penthouse justice, definitely check out the article with all the photos of this fantastical space.
Whimsical Pool & Swimming Club
Who knew that a swimming space could be converted into something so fantastical? The images of this swimming club in Suzhou, China look like something straight out of a fantasy set – maybe a lot like Willy Wonka’s factory! Definitely check out all of the images of this fantastic place.
A Different World When the Lights are Off
Artist Bogi Fabian paints near-invisible UV reactive paint on walls so they change from one thing to the next when the lighting changes. Drab, white walls can convert into a beautiful space scene when blacklight lighting is introduced. These fantastical and surreal spaces aren’t for everyone, but are beautiful examples of changing interior design to fit needs. From night clubs to bedrooms, Fabian creates murals for small and large spaces alike.
Out-Of-This-World Family Park Design
Another amazing place in China, the Neobio Family Park in Hangzhou, China is another whimsical space with lots of visual interest and places for people to talk and play. This versatile space has lots of different areas of use, with a lot of soft color that feels like it’s of a different time period or even an entirely different planet! This bright and cheery spot is a great place to gather or bring people.
What surreal places do you love most? Let us know in the comments below!
Home clutter can be a true bane. A perfectly decorated and designed house can fall victim to the sight of lots of clutter, whether it be mail piling up on your table, an abundance of cords, or something else. Luckily, there are lots of clever ways you can try hiding clutter! Check out these 5 great ways to hide clutter in your home:Continue reading
As technology enters more and more of our lives, electrical cables become more prevalent. No one likes to see endless tangles of cables sticking out from a wall-mounted television, or hanging from a computer. We’ve compiled a few clever ways you can tackle your cord problem once and for all.Continue reading
As an adult, you may be told that you need to give up childish things and that they don’t belong in any respectable adult’s home. This blog post is not about that! Instead, we’d like to talk about seven real issues that, as an adult, will help you look more like you’ve got everything in order.Continue reading