Friday, April 18, 2014

30 WAYS TO DECORATE WITH MIRRORS

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Mirror Mirror on the wall... who is the fairest of them all ?? As a little girl not only did I love looking into the mirror hours on end, but it was my favourite game to play DRESS UP. I dont know how many times I would have wrapped a Sari Around me before I grew up and actually got so bored of it - that Now the thought of wearing a saree wears me off !!

But Mirrors are an essential thing. I feel a mirror is a must in every elevator - where you have your own personal moment of checking if the basics are in place. Or maybe outside a home - right before you enter so that you dont walk into an important conversation with the Oregano stuck in your tooth. Everyone knows you enjoyed a slice of Warm Pizza right before. Or in my new home - where I can have a long hard last look at myself before I face a new day and a new challenge. Design Sponge ran a Mirror Contest - and clearly - the entries are stupendous. Look at all the ways the mirror has been used in people's home. Lets take a sneak peak. 
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

10 Staircase Inspiration

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I grew up in a duplex house and now I cannot think of only 1 storey homes. Even if its a tiny bedroom in the loft, I would love for a small winding staircase taking me into my own little space - which is closed to everybody but Kunal ofcourse ! . It has also something to do with Father of the Bride and Kimberly Williams on the stairs –  when she brings her fiancĂ© home and floats down the stairs wearing a LBD (and then later in her wedding dress).  I wanted to float down stairs. Now, my staircase wish comes from an entirely different place. It is just such a fantastic opportunity to make a huge design statement. I love seeing homes where people aren’t afraid to do something creative on the stairs. Unless you have an amazing old staircase (and you know who you are!), then why not break out the can of paint or wallpaper and go a little wild? 
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Image above: A painted staircase inspired by bone-inlay furniture from Megan Pflug forOne King’s Lane.
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Image above: Henna inspired staircase risers from Paint and Pattern
See more creative staircase ideas after the jump!
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Image above: Mirror mosaic stair treads from House to Home
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Image above: An ombre staircase created using sample-sized painted pots. See the beforehere.
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Image above: A staircase clad in vintage yard sticks. 
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Image above: A wallpaper clad staircase. 
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Image above: vinyl tape colored stairs by Scottish artist Jim Lambie
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Image above: Nautical stripe stairs by Chateau & Bungalow
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Image above: Seriously awesome DIY stair runner project from Little Green Notebook(don’t miss the before!)

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Image above: Cheerful number-painted stairs

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