Looking to be inspired today by some beautiful rooms? Visit House to Home for the ultimate room inspiration – what a terrific website this is from the UK. You have to visit! Best part, if you see something you like in these images, you can search the site for the photo and view some of the items used in the rooms – complete with links. It’s the best.
Or you can stick to a white or grey color scheme for equally beautiful spaces.
A living room that reminds me of a Coastal cottage space, a vintage bench reused as a coffee table is a smart choice because it doubles as seating, and the patina gives it warmth and a sense of history. The floral pillows on the sofa blend nicely with the flowers, apple, book imagery, and vases on the bench. Very simple accents, high impact.
Comfy sofas, pretty stools, pastel-y hued walls. So feminine and zen-like.
It looks like tweed, doesn’t it? And the wallpaper is so mesmerizing.
I could get used to this one next to a warm crackling fire in the winter.
And finally, this very folksy dining room with a green cabinet that you love the longer you look at it – it seems to have some history to it, maybe it once stood in a old drug store. I really like the curtains, painting, and the soft green hues – but I’d replace the chairs and chandelier immediately with something more modern with cleaner lines – everything is a bit too country for me.
(all images from house to home)
I can’t believe the many calendars that readers submitted to be included in the annual decor8 calendar round up (thank you!). I’m having a hard time deciding on just one, so I’ve decided to purchase 4 and place them in different areas of my home – the kitchen, over my desk, in my arts + crafts studio, and another to lean against the wall on the credenza in my living room (like the Rhythm calendar from Japan below).
If you wonder how I find all of these calendars, I can’t take full credit because at least 1/4 are submissions from readers. I hope that you enjoyed Part One, now it’s time for the second and final collection of calendars designed by mostly independent artists. I tried to include a variety of styles to appeal to all of you. :)
A collaboration between Eun-Ha Paek of Milky Elephant and Little Otsu,
the 2008 postcard calendar, $16.
Good on Paper’s Save the Date calendar, $20.
Satsuma Press calendar, only 73 in stock, $39.
Papered Together letterpressed desk calendar, $26.
Hand-glittered Seaside desk calendar by Seaside Designs, $30.
Flora and fauna illustrated calendar by the Paper Princess, $13.
Wolfie and the Sneak calendar, $25.
“Things to Make and Do”, $18.
And last but certainly not least, and I apologize that I don’t have a sneak peek for you, but the Port2Port Press calendar is another limited edition letterpressed calendar that is beautiful and sells out quickly each year. It goes on sale November 15th so watch the Port2Port website mid month.
Psst: Looking for planners? You have to check out Buy Olympia.
I can’t resist a good round up, so this year I’ve decided to pull together some of my favorite calendars for 2008 just like last year. I may have to add a part 2 to this in case a few slip my mind, so bear with me! Most of these calendars are available and ready to ship, others aren’t but the date in which they’ll be available is listed below. If you see something you like, because many are produced in limited quantities, don’t sleep on it because if you snooze you lose. Enjoy!
Adore the graphics, composition, and colors, really great work.
so watch for it on etsy!
two of her latest drawings. Only 16 left! $30.
fine papers and handpainted accents. $20.
in to share this one, $13.
…I’ll be back soon with Part Two of this round up!
Mark Your Calendars! I’m so excited to announce the decor8 Reader Discount Week, a week of discounts of 20%, 25%, and more at some of your favorite stores that just so happen to be sponsors of this blog (you can see view them in the right column).
This year, I’ve asked my sponsors to participate in a special discount week so that you can shop for gifts and pretty things for your own home, too. Some sponsors cannot participate for one reason or another, but I have many on deck and ready to roll! So mark your calendars… Discount week will be here on decor8 from November 19 – November 23 and each discount will be valid for 8 days. I’ll blog the various discounts during that entire week, with some of my top picks per store. It’s my little way of thanking all of you for reading this blog, so I hope you can take advantage of some of the terrific discounts coming your way very soon!
(image from irene suchocki)