House Tour: A Copenhagen Beauty

Love this space

The color of the china cabinet is perfect to add some interest to the space. 

Two images above show the entryway.  The owners have used mismatched chairs in lieu of a console.

Great idea to remember - oversized prints hanging side by side in the hall

Perfect desk - plenty of surface area to spread out inspiration

LoVe that chair and the gorgeous view!

I don't think I could ever do orange in my bedroom, but this wallpaper is beautiful. I could do it in my home office I think - as orange is supposed to boost creativity.

I am a magazine hoarder, because I've found that sometimes I'll flip through a magazine from a year ago and something will catch my eye that didn't the first time I looked through it. So perusing last summer's magazine is sometimes like opening a brand new magazine. This bookshelf has the perfect sized cubbies to store mags.

All images © Richard Powers
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A fresh spin on one of the best decorating classics of all time

We had them when I was growing up, but being a child I rarely gave them a second thought. And when I was a teenager and not as into "home decorating" I equated them to stuffy victorian style interiors.  But now - oh now I love them.  Oriental rugs is what I'm talking about, and lately I've been seeing them used in ways that are definitely NOT stuffy and really plays out their beauty.  Just fyi - because I wasn't sure, I looked up what region a rug must come from for it to be considered "Oriental" -

Oriental rugs are organized by origin: Persian rugs, Arab rugs, Anatolian rugs, Kurdish rugs, Caucasian rugs, Central Asian rugs, Turkestanian rugs, Chinese rugs, Tibetan rugs and Indian rugs. via Wikipeia

via Lonny Mag

via Alice in Designland

via Design*Sponge

via Design*Sponge

You can see a small one here on the floor of Sheryl Crow's music room as seen in Architectural Digest

via Alice in Designland

An oriental rug used in the entryway
via House and Home

An oriental runner looks really pretty in a white hallway
via High Gloss

via My Marrakesh

A worn but beautiful rug keeps this modern loft from being cold
via Loft Life

Do you like these rugs?

If you do, you will be excited as me by this sale. All the rugs below are only $399 and range from about 4'x 8' (some wider, some taller). They are from Momeni and are hand-knotted and one of a kind.  They have some large, but pricier ones as well.  They are selling out really, really fast though.

You can get them at Ideeli by clicking here -
(it's quick and free to sign up)

I got the one above!  My boyfriend and I are getting our first place together around DC in August and I can't wait to give it a home!

I want them all!

Get them at Ideeli by clicking here -
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Awesome Blissliving Home bedding and pillow sale!

If you are a Blissliving Home fan, run, do not walk to this sale 'cause it will sell out fast.  If you aren't already a member of Gilt, the site that's hosting the sale - click here to become a member free and fast, and then start snatching up your goodies. Most pillows are only $25 - $35!!

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A month by month plan to get your home storage organized: May is the garage

Yuck. The garage. Not a very fun one to organize is it? Unfortunately it's one of those chores that must be done, and being that it's a long weekend you might have more time to get it done. Here is BHG's plan for organizing your storage in the garage.

Create Task Kits. Create kits for various outdoors projects by filling 5- and 10-gallon plastic buckets with all the tools, products, and accessories you need to complete specific tasks such as car-washing, weeding, bicycle repair, and more.

Stash Sporting Gear. Fill tall kitchen trash cans with large and odd-shaped sporting gear. Drill holes in the bottom of bins if drainage is important. Stabilize containers by securing to a wall with short bungee cords.

Organize the Trunk. Clean out your vehicle's trunk. Toss every item that is expired or damaged. Place all trunk gear in a canvas bin or box. Make sure the container doesn't slip by adding rubber or hook-and-loop tape to the bottom.

Tidy Up the Tools. Hang hand tools on a wall near your workbench from hooks on pegboard, magnetic board, or a wall-mount strip system. Label each tool's spot. Put extra tools in a tool box or clear plastic boxes and store on floor underneath workbench.

I've rounded up a bunch of images that I hope you find inspiring and help you rally the motivation to organize the garage.

The chalkboard cabinet and drawer fronts is a great idea.  You could always paint yours with chalkboard paint.

A magnetic kitchen knife strip works great for holding drill bits too

Use magnetic spice containers to hold small hardware in the garage

This space has to be the prettiest garage I've ever seen

In the garage, bins and hooks and boxes are our friends

A rolling cart with most used cleaning supplies and tools is a great idea!
images above via BHG

Take a cue from Julia Child's kitchen and do the same for your tools!
via Martha Stewart
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