• Belgian Style

    I don’t know what it is about fall and the nearing winter that gets my heart racing about Belgian Style. Most people probably never think twice about Belgium, that is unless you are Belgian. While they are quite well known for lace and dipping their frites in mayo, they are also masters in combining...
  • Keri Russell Loves Understated Neutrals

    Keri Russell's home is relaxed and elegantly understated. She told Elle Decor , “With so much wood in the equation, it could have turned into a cliché of farmhouse chic,” she says, “so I stuck with a neutral palette, kept it spare, and worked in as many textures as I could...
  • Sculpt Your Own Table Lamp

    I love these new Flexell table lamps. Small wood slats are stacked together to form a flexible piece of art. Create your own unique table lamp with this customizable design. They come in two sizes and finishes, and they're affordable. Bring one home and make it your own! See the Flexell table...
  • Color Chart: Faux Bois

    OK, I suppose this isn't really a color so much as a design trend. However, you can use it like an accent color, and it's a fun look, so I think it's worth bending the rules a little bit! So...what is it? The French term "faux bois" literally means "false wood", and...
  • Organic Materials in Lighting

    I’m no survivalist, but I must admit that I’m really getting into nature and specifically organic materials in lighting. I think we have become so conditioned to look at lighting as something crafted in metals or ceramic that we forget to see how amazing woods, rattan and cork can look as...
  • Firewood Storage Solutions, From Trays to Totes

    We see (and admittedly, create) articles aplenty detailing gorgeous ideas for styling the mantle, but what about organizing what goes on below? Many contemporary fireplaces have firewood storage solutions integrated into the design, and Pinterest is rife with images of floor-to-ceiling built-ins stuffed...
  • Trend Watch: Wood Lighting

    Happy Black Friday! Isn't this is the time of year when you just crave being cozy? Think rich textures, wood-burning fireplaces, and knitted blankets. There are are a lot of home decor products that fall under the category of cozy - pillows, throws, and bedding, to name a few. But what about lighting...
  • Romantic Bedroom Decor Inspiration for Valentine's Day

    What's your style when it comes to Valentine's Day indulgences? Do you prefer light and frothy or rich, dark, and delicious? Yes, I am referring to food, but I'm also talking about bedroom decor. The culinary arts are one of my favorite unexpected arenas from which to draw design inspiration...
  • A Flexible Table Lamp Design

    Adam posted about this clever, eco-friendly table lamp design several months ago: Sculpt Your Own Table Lamp . I just had to get one! I went for the natural finish lamp, not the Espresso finish version. I'll add a room scene photo to this post soon, but here's another shot. Flexell Natural...
  • Desire to Inspire Founders Chat about Inspirations

    Desire to Inspire founders, Jo and Kim, are two very talented ladies who live across the world from each other. They met while trading images on Flickr and developed such a strong bond that they created a blog together. You can find a wide range of interior and architectural inspirational images from...
  • The Unconventional Contemporary Cottage

    I’m all for a cozy cottage, but please don’t make me look at “distressed” furniture and tiny floral print bed skirts! There is a way to keep cottages quaint, but modern. The unconventional contemporary cottage is easy to achieve and I promise it will still retain a casual and...
  • Best of Summer Picnic Decor

    Isn't the best part of the summer being able to have a picnic and picking out summer picnic decor! It is so nice to get outside and enjoy lunch by the beach or at your favorite park. When planning the perfect picnic, you have checked the food and drinks off your list, but don't forget about the...
  • Design Trend: Organic Inspiration

    Most homes have some form of organic inspiration. Whether you have wood furniture, wool carpets or linen window treatment, organic materials are pretty much everywhere. The difference in having an “organic look” however, comes when you use organic materials in their raw state. Lamps Plus...
  • 10 Items to Update Your Home Decor for Fall

    The beginning of each season is always a good time to update your home decor. For fall, I tend to think of warm and dark hues to match the shorter days. Stow away your pastels and light colors for spring, and bring out the rich warm hues. I've gathered ten neutral yet warm items for you to update...
  • Decorating with Driftwood

    Adding pieces of driftwood, either small or large, brings a natural, warm and rustic touch to any interior space. It is a great way to blend the interior with the exterior and soften harder, more formal spaces. Whether you are looking to take on a DIY project or you want a ready-made piece, these driftwood...
  • Cozy Modern Bungalow - Get the Look

    What exactly is a Modern Bungalow? The definition of bungalow generally describes the architecture. It's a single-story home that may or may not have a second story with sloped ceilings. Basically, the majority of the rooms are on one floor with possibly an attic-style room on the second floor with...
  • Autumn Flavors for Fall Decor Inspiration

    Fall inspiration, using apples. If you're searching for fall decor inspiration, look no further than the seasonal flavors of Autumn! Interiors finds informed by the fruits and spices of fall evoke the cherished traditions and fond feelings that accompany this time of year. For example, you...
  • Campsite Chic For Your Home

    A sophisticated and cozy campsite. I’ve never been a lover of camping, however I could be persuaded if campsite chic were the overall theme... Also, running water and bathrooms would be an enticement! The sophisticated camping look can be achieved both in the wild and at home. A Perfect Gray...
  • Tips on Caring for Wood

    Just as our skin sometimes requires a little extra attention, so does the surface of any wood furniture in your household. Quick Tips 1.Wood needs moisture but you should thoughtfully select your polish and/or wood conditioner. Choose a wax or oil based polish and then stick with it. Your furniture's...
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