Friday, August 22, 2014

Modern Leather Sofas

I used to not like leather sofas, a lot.  They stick to your legs and I could always see myself puncturing the upholstery.  Well, leather sofas have some a long way.  I especially like those with modern lines and straight lines and legs.  I've also learned that leather is durable, can last forever, and cleans easily.  I prefer brown and gray leather sofas opposed to black ones but that's me.

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Here are some examples of spaces using modern leather sofas.
 

 
 

What's your take on leather sofas?  Love them or leave them?


 
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fun Play Room

I love looking at play rooms.  I tell my husband all the time how we need one.  Of course he doesn't agree.  I just think it would be nice to have a dedicated space for all the toys.  Here's a fun and colorful play room for the kiddies.  

I've chosen bright pieces that provide function, like the table and chairs for art activities or puzzles and the wardrobe for storage (all from Ikea).  The striped tent from Land of Nod provides an area for the kiddies to play hide and seek or just to crawl in and take a break.  The crate and striped basket allow small toys to be gathered and stored while still looking nice in the room.  I love the bean bag chair from Bean Bag Boss.  It's a good spot to relax and read a book.


 
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Board and Batten in the Back Entry

The back entry from the garage has been a sore spot for me for the last year.  The kids' back packs always ended up here.  That's fine but they were always hanging on the closet door knobs.  I knew at some point I would have to do something about it.  The door knobs would only take so much.  I told my husband about my plan and he was on board.

 

Using the same technique as the front entry board and batten, I created this in the back entry.  It was fairly simple since I knew what to expect from the last time around.

Here's where things started on Friday night.


 And now...

 



I knew I wanted hooks here.  That was the main goal of adding the molding.  I wanted the hooks to be modern and simple.  I searched several places but ended up with these sleek nickel hooks from Ikea.  They were small and exactly what I needed.  I didn't want anything too big and stick out too far from the wall since this was a hallway.  The open door to the right is the laundry room and facing this wall is a closet.



Now this back hallway has function and looks good.  The kids can take off their back packs now and throw them on a hook.  They are no longer in the floor or hanging on my door knobs.  I love walking in and seeing this wall.

 
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