Welcome back! Apparently it’s April, because 2017 is determined to just zoom by!
The One Room Challenge is back! April totally snuck up on us, so we’re just participating as observers this go-round. We’re using it an inspiration to pick up the slack on some projects around our house, like tidying up the front yard, finishing some window treatments, and working on that mudroom bench. I think it’s the spring vibe that makes you want to get stuff done. We’d love to be back as linking participants this Fall- let’s just hope September doesn’t sneak up on us too.
We love how Nicole advised a reader on her tricky mantle styling. She gives several great options that allow for more traditional symmetry, and some modern elements to dress up a space that is formal and could feel “fussy”. Keeping things simple lets the space breathe a bit, and playing up an asymmetrical look modernizes the formal mantle.
We’ve been a little over the open kitchen shelving trend lately, but that was until we saw it done JUST RIGHT by Serena Mitnik Miller’s Topanga Canyon home. It’s unfussy and so well-collected here, it’s a space that is both incredibly stylish and well-lived in. We wouldn’t have though that we’d think a plywood kitchen was so chic, but here we are. Go ahead and just prove us wrong on everything, Serena.
The teeniest, tiniest, castle in the UK is for sale, and WE NEED IT. The exterior and grounds are absolutely charming, and it wouldn’t take too much work to breathe a little life into the simple interiors.
The interiors at the office for Slack Melbourne are a bit moody, but in a really really good way. The designers at Breathe Architecture kept the palette simple with lots of green, black, and wood tones, and let the drama of the plentiful foliage and stunning wood work steal the show.
That’s it for this week- we’re delivering our big console project today, and we can’t wait to share it with you next week!