I started flicking through the June issue of House Beautiful last night–it’s a good one! Page after page of great ideas and sources and some really nice examples of stellar interior design. The resource theme of this month is the hardware store. Places like Ace, Lowe’s Home Depot, etc. I am a lover of hardware stores–much more comfortable there than at the mall. The imagination can really soar in a hardware store and all kinds of wonderful solutions can be found.
So I went on the HB website to grab a few pix to show you. Please remember that you don’t have to be a fan of the particular style of an interior to get great ideas out of it. Designer Ann Wolf is featured for a home she worked on in Houston. She did a spectacular job and here are some ideas for you to enjoy:
Looky here. She made a children’s reading nook out of an unused space in the house. Love how the grommet curtains are hung from the ceiling. Kids space, but grown up fabric on those curtains–that’s how we all coexist with each other. And don’t kids just love cozy spaces where they can hide away from us?
One more. Nice office space. Roman shade on the window is gorgeous to gaze upon, cobalt blue lamp reminds me of the water, hardware on the built-in cabinetry is just lovely. And the peacock wallpaper lining the back of the bookshelves is a wonderful, deluxe look, but, if it’s the wallpaper I think it is, then it’s just for show and won’t really stand up to books being shoved back and forth. But I love it all!