What can I say about Madeline Boulesteix's whimsical recycled, tea-cup chandeliers except, "Is it too much if I hang one in every room?" As seen on Apartment Therapy, the fixture's simple beauty combines the charm of little girl tea parties with the eccentricity of Miss Haversham. Tea anyone?
These little glimpses into the homes of interior designers give me so many ideas for my own space. True, I live in an apartment and not a gigantic house in Portland but the spirit of the space can be interpreted in so many ways. Green interior designer Jessica Helgerson's Craftsman style home is one I can imagine moving right into! Wanting a clean and serene home for her little ones Jessica and her husband utilized many green design principles in their space - recycled glass for the bathroom floor, reclaimed windows and doors, vintage lighting fixtures, non-toxic paint, and much of the gorgeous furniture you see is antique or vintage.
In the couple's master bedroom I love the way the Tord Boontje chandelier is subtly echoed by the Indian-inspired painted wall treatment. The pale green wall against the white linens and lamp lend a wonderfully tranquil feeling.
Choose furniture that your kids will grow into rather than sets they grow out of. This prevents constant re-buying and gives you an opportunity to spend a little more on something really special like this gorgeous antique bed. Lighten up the room with the use of a fun striped fabric and a basket of vintage-inspired plush toys.
Glass bottles are one of those easy-to-find vintage objects. Alone, they're not so spectacular but group them together and the differences in their colors and shapes become an elegant statement.
I imagine dishes wouldn't feel like such a chore in this rustic kitchen especially with the breeze from that large picture window streaming in!
Who didn't fantasize about a little place to cozy up as a child? Well, wish granted! Take advantage of your unused spaces by tucking in a little office or library. Here, Jessica has created a small reading nook out of an often over-looked stair landing - perfect for story-time!
We've all been guilty of walking down a street and ignoring the trash strewn about but not this designer! While walking on the beach in his native England, artist Stuart Haygarth began collecting the garbage washed up onto the sand and viola! the Tide Chandelier was born. Made from hundreds of recycled pieces hung individually and lit from within, the chandelier represents our moon and the tides responsible for bringing the trash to the shore. Inspired!