Category: Inspiration

Make It Graphic

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Adding Graphic Wallpaper in Small Amounts. I tend to talk alot about wallcovering on this blog and I guess it is because for one I love wallpaper and secondly wallpaper has come a long way from the 1960’s-70’s style many of us are so use to thinking of.  It isn’t granny’s old olive green wallpaper... Read more »

Outdoor Accessorizing

Outdoor Accessories and Finishing Touches
It’s almost that time to freshen and accessorize the exterior of our homes! Here are a few great products and some outdoor inspiration to get you started. Click here to Enlarge

Winter White

Try Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117
via thehousehome
With all the snow falling in Chicago, I can’t help love all the white!  Why not bring the winter white into your home? Here’s a little inspiration… Connect With Amy Leaf Design in Other Places: My Shop  / Pinterest / FB / Twitter / My Roots 

Wild for Design

Kaiser Suidan Art
Photo Taken at the Soffa Show in Chicago.
Design Doesn’t Always Have to Be Safe! When Designing sometimes we tend to choose items that are safe and typical.  If you are looking for more of an artistic and unexpected look you should think a little outside the box!  Here are a few sculptural and artistic products that I am a big fan of... Read more »

Design Chicago

Design Chicago Design Chicago 2011 was held at the Merchandise Mart yesterday and today with a line up of great interior designers.  I had the opportunity to see  Juan Montoya’s seminar and Kathryn Ireland’s wonderful presentation.  Both were very inspiring and delightful to meet in person.  Juan’s work ranges from Modern clean lines to Mediterranean... Read more »

A Fall Home...

As Fall Approaches, I am reminded of the change in the air and a fresh start to a new season.  I love to open all the windows and let the crisp air fill my home, it’s like a detox for the home.   Here are ways to give your home a fresh new start and... Read more »

What to do with Chalkboard Paint!

There are many options and useful ideas for chalkboard paint! You can cover a small wall for notes and grocery lists in your kitchen or paint an accent wall in your child’s bedroom to capture wonderful masterpieces.  One really fun idea I just saw on Home by Novogratz was adding chalkboard paint to a master... Read more »

Bits of Blue...

Bits of Blue…. Blue is one of my favorite colors little bits of blue are found throughout my house. I love how soothing any shade of blue can be.  Check out these great uses of blue and add a bit of blue to your home.   sources: vintageluxe, hotel breakfast, french by design, fromscandaviawithlove, emmas.blogg,... Read more »

What's Hot and Mod..

What is hot and modern for your home?  Take a look at the following items for some fun inspiration! Sources: cherry chair blue side table nesting tables geometric cabinet kelly green chair blue floor lamp

Fun Side Tables...

By: Design Roots
By Adding a Fun Pop of Color or Interesting Side Table to Any Room Is An Easy and An Affordable Detail! Here’s Are a Few Fun Side Tables That Would Do the Trick: Side Table Sources: Ginger Blue Table Twist Side Tables CasaMidy Table Luca Side Table Vitra Cork Stool Nixon Side Table Lorna Side... Read more »