Looking for a way to completely change the look of a room in your house without having to buy much or move anything around? I have been re-doing my house and looking into interior design ideas for quite some time now and I just had to share this one with all of you. In just about every interior design magazine I picked up they showed wallpapered ceilings and I fell in love with them! I am most definitely going to try this new treat because wallpapered ceilings have the potential of creating a dramatic effect in any room, and they also create quite the visual impact. Plus, it is a great way to cover up defects and uneven ceilings.
Keep in mind that when you try this out, the wallpaper you choose will change the feel of the room. I would recommend taking a square of the paper of your choice and tape it up on the ceiling. Keep it there for a week and make sure it is not only the perfect look, but also the perfect feel!
It is very important to note that dark colors and heavy patterns will make a room appear smaller. Light, subdued colors and patterns can make a room appear larger and more defined.
For all of those brave souls out there, you can even put wallpaper from the ceiling to the ground!
You can pick a fun pattern to add a little something different to your room, or you can choose a bold color to make a statement. This is a perfect excuse to be creative and have fun doing something around the house!
What do you all think of this fun interior decorating technique?
We’ve all heard the phrase “going green” about a billion times by now, as more and more companies, groups, and individuals are becoming concerned with keeping our planet from going haywire in the next few decades.
As lazy as I often am, I do have my very own recycling can at home, and my roommate and I try to water only at night. Maybe not much, but it’s a start. Some people, however, have taken this new trend above and beyond the call of duty.
Check out some really interesting “green” creations below.
Artist Colleen Jordan makes the wearable planters you see on the bottom left. “Why should your plants stay at home?” she asks. “They help clean the air you breathe, are beautiful, and create a wonderful conversation starter.” * Reykjavik artist Hafsteinn Juliusson created the two rings on the models as “an experiment in drawing nature toward man, as nature being the presupposition of life.” * Shiva Master Hanaoka is the genius behind such creations as the cufflinks above and the moccasins below.
Bathroom & Booties
La Chanh Nguyen is the brains of this insanely awesome moss bath mat, which is watered from the water dripping off you after a bath or shower. Why not throw in some awesome grass slippers while you’re at it?
How about a grass bed? This insane(ly awesome) bed is a creation of Euraflora, a plant exhibition held in Genoa, Italy. Not in the mood for a nap? How about relaxing in the back yard with a glass of lemonade on your grass couch? (Psst. You can actually build one of these yourself. Check out the how-to.) Perhaps a lawn chaise is more your style, or maybe a foot stool? Either way, you’re pretty much covered in the grass furniture department.
So what do you guys think about some of these creations? Are they really cool or just plain crazy? How far is too far, or can we not get green enough?
Attention ladies! You still have time to set your DVR for the 10 o’clock premiere of TV Guide Network’s new reality show, The Nail Files. Our former makeup artist, Nyala, now works for TV Guide and clued us in on this wild new slice of beauty parlor reality.
Katie Cazorla is a former stand-up comedian and actress-turned-luxury nail salon owner in Los Angeles, with a flamboyant charm like no other. How would she describe her show? “I call it Tori & Dean meets Kathy Griffin’s My Life on the D-List meets Jonathan Antin’s Blow Out,’’ said Cazorla. “You’ve got the romance of the couple, the one-woman show and someone who’s in the beauty industry who’s a little sporadic.’’ Intrigued? You can tune in tonight at 10 pm, or read more at the Miami Herald.
Will you ladies be tuning in to check out the shenanigans?
I recently finished this adorable book and I just had to share it with all of you! This book, written by Julia herself, details her wonderful years living in France where she fell in love with the art of French Cuisine and therefore found what she was destined to do. The most amazing message of this book is that everyone can also share the same sheer love of cooking that Julia experienced herself! So buy the book, crack it open, and be prepared to get hungry.
This book is a love story in many ways. The first and most precious to Julia is the love story between herself and her husband Paul, who led her to this fabulous country. Paul supported all of her endeavors and encouraged her to pursue something she could develop a passion for. She did just that when she began to take cooking classes at the Cordon Bleu, where she really found her “true calling.” There is also the amusing love story between Julia and cooking, a deep bond that becomes zealous and strong. Basically, if you are a sucker for love stories and have a passion for food, this book is made for you!
One of my favorite parts about this book are the black and white photographs that appear throughout. The pictures really give a sense of the new country and culture Julia plunges into and are so fun to look at!
Having never spoken a word a French, Julia immerses herself in an unfamiliar culture and thrives in her new environment. She is an inspiring individual that I can only hope I am like one day. I mean, who wouldn’t want to fall in love and begin a new life in France?
For all of the other fellow Julia fans out there, be sure to check out her two volume set of cookbooks, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, from which this story is based off.