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Homes & Gardens: Details, My Dear!

I felt inspired by a few rooms found in Homes & Gardens today and thought I’d share 6 of my favorites with some notes as to where you can locate some of the things that you see. I think it really is all in the details when it comes to decorating and making a house a home and not a boring box showroom. One thing I am learning all over again through new eyes while working in homes of those whom I admire is how much attention to detail they really paid when decorating their rooms. No stone is left unturned. In some homes I’ve styled, I’ve unearthed some treasures in boxes and even closets that made me drool — so many little things that homeowner’s have, each with a story, is really what makes a home a meaningful, supportive space. Maybe some of these images below will give you some inspiration, decorating ideas, or just a deeper appreciation for what I’m talking about. And maybe, while looking at them, you can think of some of the little things you have around you at home and remember why they are there and what memories they bring.

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Window film on glass (better than soap film!) with lettering from Brume.

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Curtain in Circolo 2220-01 by Ulf Moritz at Sahco Hesslein, chair cushion in Nabucco Rosefrom Designers Guild.

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Fabric on the wall by GP & J Baker.

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Birdhouses by Tamar Mogendorff.

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Magnetic lining under wallpaper by Magscapes. Wall flower magnets from Umbra.

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Oratoria wallpaper from Osborne & Little resembles distressed plasterwork on stone.

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Beata natural linen shade from Pinch. Itia wooden screen Lombok. Bowls from Daniel Smith at Eskandar.

Spot a photo that makes you think, “Hmmmm…. I can try that!” Or? Your thoughts?

(images: homes & gardens UK)

Posted by decor8 in Decorating Tips on June 14, 2010

Your comments...

  1. Christine commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 2:18pm

    It is all about the little things…

    I love that white curtain, it almost looks like little tissue paper birds. So light and beautiful.
    Christine´s last blog post ..Swanky Shower

  2. Penny Patten commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 2:23pm

    I love the UK editions, I get Country Living in the mail. Love the first, (wash room). The magnetic lining under the wallpaper, brilliant!
    Penny Patten´s last blog post ..Lovely Flowers

  3. Renee commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 2:29pm

    These are wonderful details! I particularly love the “Wash Room” and the magnetic wall with the white flowers – beautiful!

    Thanks for a great post Holly!
    Renee´s last blog post ..{blue magnolia}

  4. Lizzie commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 2:58pm

    Wow, really inspiring images, I LOVE the idea of magnetic lining paper, brilliant!!
    Lizzie´s last blog post ..Teacups!

  5. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 3:19pm

    I live for the details…I do. I love these & 2nd to last photo has stolen my heart. But, also, the magnetic liner under the wall paper is such an awesome idea too….love it! Thanks for the inspiration hun!
    Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog post ..Monday: Inspired by a wall

  6. Lori commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 3:25pm

    Our last house was older and the shower door was horrible. I actually added the film to the shower doors to cover the calcium deposits and it worked beautifully! Such an easy, inexpensive solution. Etching would be a little more difficult, but even better.

    Great pictures.
    Lori´s last blog post ..glorious etsy color

  7. Polly commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 3:29pm

    Love the bird houses and I wish I had magnetic wallpaper!

    I have a giveaway on my blog at the moment if you want to check it out :) x
    Polly´s last blog post ..My very first giveaway!

  8. Arlene Grasman commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 3:36pm

    The say the devil is in the details, but I think Life is in the details.
    Great compilation!

  9. Beth commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 3:52pm

    I love the window film (I could really use that) and the wallpaper that looks like distressed plaster.
    Beth´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday ~ June 9

  10. Tina commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 3:54pm

    Great picks – I especially loved the bird houses, lovely! :-)
    Tina´s last blog post ..So saturday again…

  11. Beau commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 4:00pm

    Wow, i love the magnetic lining thing. Great idea!
    Beau´s last blog post ..Sardinia

  12. Cindy commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 4:41pm

    Magnetic lining under wallpaper…genius! The flower magnets are cute!
    Cindy´s last blog post ..A Sherbert Colored Wedding

  13. hannah commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 4:56pm

    Hi Holly, I love the distressed plaster effect wallpaper in the 6th photo but wonder how good it would look close up… what do you think?
    I’ll try to get my hands on a sample to see. Thanks for the inspiration!
    hannah´s last blog post styling inspiration

  14. Emily commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 5:58pm

    I love the first photo. I’ve been on the hunt for window film lately, knowing that it will be a wonderful “final touch” to my living room. The cafe curtain (sort of) that is up there now adds some privacy but blocks too much light. Adding window film to the bottom 1/2 will make a big difference, I think.

    I love all of those little details, too. I always think they take time – but then there are some people who seem to next pretty quickly! That attention to detail, one thing after another to delight the eye without feeling overwhelmed, is something I really aspire to.
    Emily´s last blog post ..Yes, $12.99

  15. Erika commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 6:20pm

    Lusting for that white curtain. So lovely..
    Erika´s last blog post ..White Whiter Whitest

  16. Sonja Barrett commented
    June 14th, 2010 at 10:56pm

    Magnetic lining under wallpaper, Brilliant!! I can see this becoming a trend in home offices and in the kitchen!

  17. Deborah Wall commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 12:30am

    Any time you feature something with typography – I’m going to swoon… but I also swooned over the bird houses…(insert deep satisfied sigh)

  18. Coco commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 1:52am

    I love THE second last photo! Thanks for THE inspiration.

  19. Bicocacolors commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 3:41am

    what a beautiful post,
    thanks from spain
    Bicocacolors´s last blog post ..celeste y fucsia

  20. laura trevey commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 4:49am

    I love the bright fabric on the wall… so chic!
    laura trevey´s last blog post ..Hot Pink Chick

  21. katie commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 8:44am

    I love the birdhouses. I’m picturing them on a wall next to a window that looks out on either a balcony or a garden, bringing a bit of the outdoors inside. How lovely.
    katie´s last blog post ..currently loving: doily!

  22. Tina commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 9:58am

    I love this magazine and you are right it’s the little personal finds that make the home. The cute little pictures, the vintage jewelry boxes, figurine collections, these things tell the real story.

  23. Nuit commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 10:50am

    the Oratoria Wallpaper is a dream!!! what a beautiful post Holly, great picks. xoxo
    Nuit´s last blog post ..Designer Profile: Alex Papachristidis

  24. Erica Cottrill commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 10:53am

    Nice mix of subtle touches.

  25. emily @ thirtyeight20 commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 11:17am

    I love the mix of textiles in that last photo with the neat linen shade. It is decided: I need more texture in my house!
    emily @ thirtyeight20´s last blog post ..One Hot Giveaway

  26. Julie commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 1:19pm

    The glass table top w/wooden legs in the last photo caught my idea. I don’t know that a glass table has ever appealed to me before. I find myself wondering about the jacket hanging on the wall in the second photo. Looks like a great washed, uber-soft linen.

  27. Melody commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 2:02pm

    I am loving all of these ideas! As a recent college graduate (and recent hire at an interior design firm) I am always on the look out of great, functional yet stylish ideas!

  28. Melody commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 2:07pm

    I am loving all of these precious ideas! As a recent college graduate, and a recent hire of an interior design firm, I am always on the look out for cute, functional, and stylish looks! Love that I found y’all!

  29. hena tayeb commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 2:17pm

    so much to love here.. the fabric on the wall.. the flower magnets and of course the bird houses.. gorgeous living..
    hena tayeb´s last blog post ..Counting Down

  30. Bobbi commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 3:33pm

    I like to tuck surprising little objects here and there in bookshelves and whatnot. I use things from my own childhood, or from when my children were tots, or just curious things I come across. I used to keep a rubber lobster in the dishwasher just for fun:)
    Bobbi´s last blog post ..Can you picnic?

  31. DailyDivaDish commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 4:24pm

    Magnetic lining is genius! Thanks so much for sharing.
    XO Piper
    DailyDivaDish´s last blog post ..Beauty of Simplicity

  32. Staci Edwards commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 5:50pm

    The birdhouses are darling! I could see them in a kid’s space! Very fun!
    Staci Edwards´s last blog post ..Party Time

  33. Stacie commented
    June 15th, 2010 at 10:11pm

    You had me at Magnetic Wallpaper…that is just so…so…wonderful!!
    Stacie´s last blog post ..childhood.

  34. Mikaela commented
    June 16th, 2010 at 12:28am

    I love love love the magnetic wall flowers! I think I might paint a wall with magnetic paint then a nice beige chalk, and get some of these lovely magnets. Need to find a wall though!
    Mikaela´s last blog post ..Photo of my shopping spree

  35. sharon commented
    June 16th, 2010 at 6:25pm

    Love that zingy blue/yellow fabric wallpaper! That would wake you up in the morning :)
    sharon´s last blog post ..Painterly Card Set

  36. elize commented
    June 17th, 2010 at 2:15am

    the bird houses and the wall flowers are so adorable and the the fabric pendant light is mind blowing.

  37. debra commented
    June 18th, 2010 at 1:53am

    simply stunning!

  38. Erin @ Letter Soup commented
    June 20th, 2010 at 10:38pm

    I adore the birdhouses! And that magnetic wall is genius!

    I really enjoyed reading this post because it’s a subject I’ve been thinking about a lot since I started blogging. I blog about creating print-rich homes, and I’ve been so impressed with the clever details people include in their decor to create a home that supports their children’s literacy development in lovely ways.


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