Inspiration

“Someone cool must live here.” That’s basically what we think any time we come across an image of a really brilliant contemporary eclectic home. Cohesive yet collected, trendy yet timeless, this aesthetic blends past traditions, cultural motifs, and high-design furnishings to create a space that’s totally unique. Not sure what we mean? Read on for a collection of our favorite contemporary eclectic rooms. These bright, open living spaces have the contemporary architecture and furniture style down. But the layered look is what makes them visually interesting. The art is well-varied, the vintage

via Emily Henderson This year in honor of Earth Day, we’re reflecting on how the choices we make in our interiors affects the exterior world around us. Lucky for us socially-conscious design geeks, there’s an ever-increasing cache of stylish, eco-friendly products and hacks that we can implement to save energy, money…and the polar bears. What’s Old Is New Again Instead of particle board shelves and vinyl composition floor tiles, look for furniture made from either repurposed, recycled or sustainable materials. If it fits your aesthetic, reclaimed wood is a great pick. But there are also

Via Wendy Labrum Interiors The Laurel & Wolf headquarters are located in West Hollywood, CA. So we can’t help but have a soft spot in our hearts for the glam design style that bears the name of our home base. So grab your shades, because today we’re exploring the glitz, glamour, and gold of Hollywood Regency. Where did it come from? How can you spot  it? And what are some ways to integrate it into your own home? Read on to find out! Define: Hollywood Regency Style Hollywood Regency style dates back to the 1930’s when Hollywood

Tax season strikes fear into the hearts (and bank accounts) of many. But if you’re lucky, all the pain of pouring over W2s and hunting down deductions will culminate in a nice, big chunk of change. According to IRS filing data, the average American tax return is between $2800-3,000. So what to do with all that cash? No surprise here, we’re planning to spend it on our homes! But instead of splurging on trends that will go out of style, why not invest in improvements that will raise your home’s value over the long

Image via A+B Kasha We’ve explained why traditional design is back, we’ve broken down mid-century modern, and now we’re coming out from under our silken sheets to teach you a lesson about romance. Ok, romantic design. Contrary to popular belief, romantic design isn’t all floral prints and frill. And it’s not just rose petals spread across red satin bedding either. The beauty of the romantic look lies in its versatility. Bits and pieces of the style can be sprinkled into nearly any kind of space, from rustic to contemporary. Curious? Then cue

Image via Lonny Oh, the joys of siblinghood — hand-me-down clothes, fights over toys, and sharing just about everything. We all know that “sharing is caring” but if you grew up with siblings or have multiple kids yourself, then you realize just how hard it can be. No kid wants to split their bedroom with another, but these whimsical and playful designs make it look pretty easy. Rooms with Wings Sharing a bedroom isn’t so bad when your room has wings. Birds take flight against wallpaper that stretches to the ceiling in

When house-hunting in Los Angeles, it’s not every day that you stumble upon an off-the-market stunner near the beach. But that’s exactly what happened to digital media executive Sarah Penna and her YouTube-famous husband. (Remember MysteryGuitarMan? Yeah, that’s him.) The pair spends their days changing the face of new media and their evenings caring for a rambunctious toddler. So when it came to decorating their new space, they needed more than a little assistance. Enter Laurel & Wolf designer Yekii Killion. Style Board   She helped them transform their new home into

We’re beginning to swap our ankle boots for sandals, our jackets for dresses, and we can’t seem to stop humming “Here Comes the Sun.” Spring is beginning to show its lovely face again. As far as fashion goes, the season’s trends seem to match the upbeat vibes of the season. And as usual, interior design is following suit. From picnic-ready looks to bold, fiery hues, these are the spring fashion trends that are inspiring our spaces. Anything Gingham Goes If in doubt this spring, just be the picnic blanket. This

If you’ve ever watched one of YouTube beauty guru, Desi Perkin’s mesmerizing makeup tutorials, then you know that this girl’s got an eye for glamour. Not too long ago, we designed an office and lounge area to match her fun, feminine aesthetic. It’s where she films her videos, keeps on top of her career and helps her fans recreate her extensive range of makeup looks. And now, we’re helping our fans get the look of her stylish space. Read on for all the Desi-inspired decor you need to create your own beauty

Image via Our Homes, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Roll out the welcome wagon, Man Cave, because you just got a new neighbor. She goes by the name of “She Shed” and she’s here to trample the longtime injustice of special hideouts exclusively for men. Because women also deserve a place to shed the stresses of everyday life. Though we think the name could use a little work (maybe Dame Den or Woman’s World?), it’s definitely a concept we can get behind. So we’ve gathered some of our favorite she sheds, from those

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