May 31, 2011
May 30, 2011
What great and easy ideas (thanks, Real Simple!) for leftover wallpaper pieces: bookcovers and drawer liners (photos: Ditte Isager). See more ideas here.
No need to wallpaper a room just to enjoy a fun remnants project; look for discontinued wallpaper samples at scrap stores. For those in my area, check out The Scrap Exchange in Durham, North Carolina. Know of similar places in your area? Let us know!
Read about vintage wallpaper and get more project inspiration at The Long Thread.
May 28, 2011
I may have found my dream kitchen(s)! The wonderful spaces above (discovered at A Note On Design) feature the work of the traditional cabinetmakers of Plain English. Using time-tested methods, their artisans (or "joiners") create timeless looks by hand. No plastic here; even the pegs are hand turned by a wooden nail supplier. See more here.
May 27, 2011
May 26, 2011
A chic, colorful child's room from Ivy and Piper easily doubles as a guest room. Zig-zag fabric and orange touches....fun!
May 25, 2011
May 24, 2011
May 23, 2011
Just a few books for a simple bedside that's just right (Elle via the City Sage). A few of my recommendations for escapist bedside reading:
Penguin's Poems for Life; Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will by Judith Schalansky; Buffalo Cake and Indian Pudding by Dr. A.W. Chase (jacket design and illustration by Coralie Bickford-Smith).
May 22, 2011
Detail from a beautiful, rustic shower setup in the cottage home of designer-stylist Lisa Madigan (more at follow studio). Below: A peek at the kitchen (photo: Lisa Madigan).
May 20, 2011
I love this "Things That Are Round" letterpress poster from 1canoe2. This limited edition work is a collection of fun (and educational!) illustrations that are letterpressed on a 16x20, 100% cotton Crane's sheet. Buy it here.
Visit the fun 1canoe2 web site here.
May 18, 2011
May 17, 2011
May 16, 2011
Dahlia domes: A fun, fresh idea from Country Living (photo: Frances Janisch). Click here and scroll to slide 7 to learn how to make your own.
May 14, 2011
Actually, this isn't a bathroom (it's a super stylish laundry room), but I certainly would put ideas from this image to work in a bathroom. Below: the well-designed open pantry and dining room in the New Hampshire home owned and designed by the creative couple behind Emersonmade. All via Escapade.
May 12, 2011
May 10, 2011
May 8, 2011
Present & Correct has all kinds of interesting goodies to make the sometimes dreaded task of getting organized a little more fun. Top to bottom: Orange mini drawers; mailing labels (four designs available); and the very clever book of pockets (great for storing keepsakes you don't want to stick or pin somewhere).
May 7, 2011
A charming bath in the c. 1899 Dunsmuir House in Oakland, California, photographed by Linda Svendsen for the book Bungalow Bathrooms. Love the monogrammed wastebasket!
See more period-style baths from the book here.
May 5, 2011
May 4, 2011
At the beautiful wedding of Amy and Naveen at the Carneros Inn in Napa, California, the bride and groom's chairs were decorated with apples. They also served milk and cookies. Perfect touches for a couple who first met in elementary school! See more of their wedding at Snippet and Ink (photo: Meg Smith).
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The Long Thread will be featuring handmade wedding ideas all week.