Images via Hostess with the Mostess
Thursday, October 28, 2010
A couple days ago there was fashion show called Fashion Remix, with clothes made out of deign products. The idea was that these outfits needed to be constructed with interior design supplies. The teams consisted of design students, design firms, architecture firms, and more. I was very excited to attend the event until I went to buy my ticket and it was sold out. I will know to get them earlier next year. The dresses are on display at a local salon for about a month, and yesterday I went to check them out. They are so amazing in person. Here are just a few of the dresses.
This dress was constructed out of wall coverings and fabric.
Glass beads, and wall coverings
Carpet, and yarn
This dress was so fun. It even had a light inside of it! It's made out of chair mesh and LED lighting
Resin surfacing, and materials
Tile underlay and tile. This dress was fantastic. From far away you would have had no idea it was tile.
Tile underlay and tile
Fire proof building wrap and corion.
If you are in the Salt Lake area you should check these dresses out. They're at Dexterity Salon. 777 East 300 South.
Here are some pictures from the event, from Utah Style and Design.
Images via Utah Style and Design Blog
Labels: unique design
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Today I'm doing a design board focused around one item. That item is the great Dandelion Chandelier.
I'm using this as my jumping off point because this chandelier is really a piece of art. It makes such a focal statement, in any room. I would hang it over a great espresso dining table.
Via West Elm
These chairs would be so perfect. The lines are gorgeous, and the details of the nail heads give it such a glam touch.
The only thing i would do is have the chairs upholstered in this fabric by Dwell Studio.
So... to put everything together this is what it would turn out to look like.
(click to enlarge)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I don't know why I always gravitate towards kitchens when I do these tips, maybe it's because the kitchen is my favorite place in the home. It's where we seem to always hang out. I love cooking, and my little girl loves to help. So I thought what better than to share some pretty storage items to make your kitchen even prettier. This spice container has been around the block and back, its been used so many times, yet this would not only be good for spices but to hold odds and ends. Paper clips, rubber bands, thumb tacks and so on. You can keep them on the strip it comes on or place them on your fridge.
Via Container Store
This is probably the prettiest space saving spice rack I've ever seen.
Via Container Store
Now tell me these aren't the neatest food containers. What a fun, modern design.
Via Red Candy
I can't even begin to explain the love I have for this storage system. That may or may not have been a tad bid dramatic, but this is so versatile, unique, and could be used for countless items.
Via Helena Schepens
Labels: tuesdays organizing tip
Monday, October 25, 2010
To make your ceiling appear much taller than it is, hang your curtain rod to the top of the ceiling. You don't need to hang the rod right on top of the window, instead scoot it up a few more inches. In the picture below, if they had put the curtains resting on top of the windows, then it would have broken the height up. By placing them to the top it gives length and height.
Via Decor Pad
Via Decor Pad
Via Elle Decor
Here are some great curtains, if you're in need of new ones!
Via Urban Outfitters
Friday, October 22, 2010
This great consignment shop has been open for 23 years, and what a selection they have. There are so many styles to choose from. This is for sure a one stop shop. When I first walked in I died for a minute. These industrial electrical lockers knocked me off my feet (after I came back to life). They can hang on the wall, and if spray painted white or any other coordinating color, would be the PERFECT organizing tool. I so badly wish I could have taken all of them home. These would be perfect in the laundry room, mud room for shoes, kids room for toys.
I can't even tell you how badly I wanted to take all of these home. These weren't even it, there were maybe thirty more!
This was also a great piece for organizing. It would work well in a garage, but it would be a shame to put this in a garage.
Consignment is such a great way to shop. I get a lot of what I've purchased for myself or others at consignment. You can really find some great unique pieces.
This was a really neat punched out piece of metal. To think how great that would be as a headboard, or on a accent wall as "wallpaper".
I thought these chairs would be super cute in an entry or mud room, so people can have a seat or three.
Don't judge me, here's another view of the lockers. I probably took like twenty pictures, but for good reason, they're so amazing. Just picture them shiny white, with lime green knobs!!!!
If you're in the area, Elemente is a stop that needs to be made.
353 West Pierpont Avenue (250 South)
Salt Lake City, 84101
Labels: local shoping