Put Some Paint On It.

headboard with paint / sfgirlbybay

This is quite a clever idea I found over on IKEA. They invited blogger Agnes Hammar of Hej Regina to join them in their idea lab and she shared her ideas to freshen up IKEA furniture using a bit of colorful paint. Instead of replacing furniture you tire of, Agnes gave pieces new life by painting background scenarios on the walls. We don’t necessarily need to fix the furniture... 
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shelf life.


the one thing about my little cottage that kind of drove me crazy was this sad little window in the living area that just looked kind of lonesome. i felt like it needed to be grounded somehow, and the best way i could think of was to build a custom wall unit around it to shelve all my many books and collectibles. fortunately for me, i know an extremely talented local craftsman... 
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collective soul.


i love a well-curated collection. whether it be a stunning art gallery like this one from the apartment, or a well-loved pile of books, when pulled together as a cohesive collection it’s perfection for me. like-objects grouped together as collections just work and look effortlessly stylish. these are some real good ones. a shop called all that is solid, via what she... 
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i saw this photograph of magazine editor magazine Darcy Miller Nussbaum’s dining room nook in architectural digest, and was quite taken with this gallery arrangement of family photographs — not to mention that is one stunning light fixture! what i think i really like, is the juxtiposition of the very fancy chandelier with that of the simple box frames. it creates... 
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the sfgirlbybay home office.


so, this is where is all happens. “what happens?” you might ask — i know i do, almost every darn day. i get up and take lucy to the dog park, ingest a whole bunch of coffee and then stare at the computer screen and debate with myself what to share with y’all. sometimes, i have loads of inspiration i can’t wait to show you, and other days, to... 
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