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(Image credit: West Elm) Looking to save some dollars? It's currently West Elm's Friends + Family event and everything is 20% off, including markdowns. We scoured the site and here's what we're loving, especially at a serious discount.
(Image credit: Femina ) Who says all your furniture has to match? Mixing old and new pieces is one of our favorite looks—and it's also a great way to add interest, texture and a certain eclectic panache to any room. Take a look at these 11 spaces, where antiques and modern pieces combine to create a timeless look that's just right.
(Image credit: Almost Makes Perfect ) When I stumbled across Molly's cabinet project on her blog Almost Makes Perfect , I was smitten. This is the sort of random, kind of odd design feature that I would complain about but probably just live with, so I was totally inspired by Molly's gumption in tackling this project.
(Image credit: Anuschka Rees ) The previous post in our 3-Step Wardrobe Workout series by style guru Anuschka Rees was all about getting to know your personal style. Now, it's detox time! We'll let Anuschka of uberchic style blog Into Mind and author of " The Curated Closet ," take it from here:
(Image credit: Jennifer Trafton ) Have you heard of bullet journaling? The latest trend in list making, it really just requires a notebook, a pen, and maybe a ruler if you're a stickler for straight lines. Part planner, part diary, all bullet journals start with an index, and the rest is up to you. You can add yearly overviews, monthly calendars, daily habits, shopping lists, class notes, doodles—you name it. Of course, some get pretty fancy with it, and the #bulletjournal hashtag on Instagram is a source of inspiration (or for some, intimidation). If you're curious about this method of keeping your life organized, here are five Instagrammers who make notebooks look noteworthy.
Open House Tour (Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott ) Name: Adrienne Moran Location: West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Size: 968 square feet Years lived in: Owned 2 years Adrienne's sweet apartment is in an old biscuit/cookie warehouse in the inner suburb of West Melbourne, not far from the city. While many warehouse developments lose a sense of history when sliced up in the design process — this block of apartments thankfully retained the beautiful original wooden floors and beams. The original staircases are intact as well, and you can get a sense of the nostalgia and history of this building.
Whet your appetite with this dining room, an appealingly minimalist mix with just the right amount of natural warmth. The clean shapes of pieces like the table, lamp, and cabinet are simple and elegant, and perfectly balanced by the textures of wood, leather, and linen.
(Image credit: Vintage Revivals ) We're loving the look of copper in the kitchen — but sometimes remodeling just isn't a possibility. That's where these clever DIYs come in. These 14 projects, in a range of difficulties to suit pretty much any DIYer, are the perfect inexpensive (and low-commitment) way to add a little shine to your kitchen.
Erika's Oakland loft is filled with items and furniture from attainable sources like CB2, IKEA, and Target. Use the sources below to get the bright, modern, and art-inspired look in your home too.
You already spend sooo much time chopping and sautéing... wait, and now the kale needs to be massaged, too?! While healthy cooking and eating is worth it in terms of returns on your investment — think extra hours in the kitchen that lead to an extra long, vibrant life — you can't let it take over your life, given how much else you've got going on.