From the monthly archives: "June 2013"

Backyard-1

In my constant search for the perfect workspace I’ve started daydreaming about having a small studio in the back yard where I can go to get away from it all. Hmmm… Sounds less like an alternate office and more like a staycation destination, doesn’t it? Well, either way, I’ve collected a few outstanding examples of backyard bungalows that have caught my fancy. One of my favorites is the stunning studio shown above—adapted from a shipping container and full of function.– See the whole post at The Interior Collective.

Texture-4

 

One of my favorite ways to make a room interesting is through texture. My rule: choose one aspect of the design and make it textural. Sometimes that means corduroy pillows or woven-web seating materials. Maybe one day we’ll be able to go over those kinds of ideas in another post; but, today I’m focusing on providing visual texture to the materials used in your structural elements . I tend to believe there’s no such thing as too much visual texture—the above is a perfect example; from the metal facing on the kitchen island, to the brick and tile across the back wall and the wooden slats in the loft space, this place shows just how much texture a room can contain.– See the whole post at The Interior Collective.

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