If you been following me long enough, you know I been loved the homes of the Kardashians especially Khloe’s just from watching their show. In InStyle Mag Kourt shares her beautiful home that was also designed by Jeff Andrews who is one of my favorite designers. I love his portfolio of work and the mix and many uses of texture in a space. He manages to make homes and rooms glamorous but comfortable. It’s what I call a liveable aesthetic.
Kourtney has pieces that has been in her family for years to make it feel like a home filled with memories and sentimental things. Take this desk that was Kourtney’s father’s.
Even I want to play in Mason’s room. The surfboard light “medallions” are clever…
Kourtney, who loves interior design, decorated the baby room by herself…
I love the wallpaper in her space. It gives the room a modern warmth that a solid color wouldn’t do. I like the dresser for tv stand. Using credenzas and buffets are other stylish pieces of furniture to sit a tv on top or hang over…
Being that Easter is in a few weeks, which seems odd for some reason, I decided to do a pastel tea party post since those are the same colors used to decorate for Easter time… Get more bang for your … Continue reading →
Did you have a tent growing up? I was over my sis n law’s watching the Beyonce specials on tv this Saturday when I decided to lounge in my niece’s tent. Hers wasn’t quite a teepee but it was fun. There is just something about fabric enveloping you. Your own little secluded spot. Of course my niece loved it. So here is a roundup of tents and teepees to buy as well as several diy tutorials…
One of the most inevitable truths for parents with kids is that they will always have lots of stuff all over the house. Kids are collectors. With birthday parties, holidays and showers they receive a lot and pile up a lot of stuff into the house. Kids always leave their toys anywhere. This can lead into a huge mess in your house if not well stored or taken care of. However, kids need the toys for play and development. Many parents find themselves wrestled down by the issue of storing kids things while at the same time maintaining a stylish space.
You can control all the mess by gathering it up after the kids, as you train them to do it by themselves, and organizing toy storage. There is actually a wide variety of kids storage solutions. Some of these solutions are much easier than you think.
Cardboard boxes present one of the simplest ideal ways for kids’ storage. In this case go for the tougher ones that will last longer. Since they are for kids, you must make them look attractive. You can for instance cover the boxes in gift wrapping paper to make them attractive. Alternatively use other colourful paper. Remember to also label the boxes so that the kids get to know which item goes where. Colour coding can be an interesting option too. In addition to the cardboard boxes, you can use plastic containers; which are even longer lasting. Such containers are ideal for storing small toys and tiny trinkets, which need easy accessibility. You can also try exploring with bags like those you carry to the market.
Shelving is also necessary as a way of neatly keeping the storage containers, boxes and bags. The shelf should be of a comfortable height for your kids, to enable them easily remove the containers and bags and put them back. You can even utilize the empty space around the windows with some built-in storage complete with drawers. Another perfect kids’ storage solution here is a chest of drawers. You can also have under the bed storage for your kids’ stuff. You can check this website for more information.
Have you ever fallen in love with a sofa or couch but got worried that it will be destroyed by your kids or pets? Kids and pets are a great factor to consider when choosing the fabric for your sofa and other household furniture and fittings. Imagine what would happen to your sofa if you had your kids and pets playing on it. Your kids will spill food on the couch as well as step on it with dirty feet. The pets on the other hand will destroy your couch in a number of ways, among them shedding their hair on the couch’s fabric. Pets are known for their shedding. If you allow pets on your couch, you will soon find a layer of fur on your cushions. This should however not cramp your style. You can alleviate this problem by simply getting kid and pet friendly fabric for your sofa.
Ultra suede is considered by many as the best kid & pet friendly fabric. Other fabrics considered good for kids and pets are microfibers and leather. Man-made fibers such as olefin and polyesters, with a tight weave works well too because they are washable. Such fibers can be popped into washing machine whenever needed.
Keep ‘em entertained thru the night without the need for parents missing out on the fun by setting up an area specifically for them. Dub it the “kids space” or something cute. Maybe have someone stop by the table or room to check on them every so often. Have movies for them to watch with bean bags. Or designate a couple tables just for the kids and pack them with coloring books, crayons, and small toys.
Or provide crayons to some cardstock with a note telling them to draw the happy couple a picture. You can attach it with some coloring/activities books and place it on the seat they’re assigned if you prefer kids to stay by their parents.
Whether in the basement, attic, spare room or anywhere with a weird layout, the kids will love you for it. Toss bean bags, pillows, flashlights and glow sticks for added fun. Have any tips of your own? Hit me up on twitter @indulgeNdesign with the hashtag #mytuesdaystips and tell me or better yet show me your creations.
I love to eat cereal and primarily it’s at night. But there is nothing worse than a bunch of cereal boxes on top of the fridge. Here are some pretty storage containers and dispensers that doesn’t clutter your kitchen….