Wall decals

Posted on Tue, 30 Jan 2007 by KiM

Wall decals are such a great idea – particularly for renters. They make such a statement to walls that you may not be able to paint or do anything to otherwise. Or for someone just looking for something a little different. I have been thinking of some (in a sort of damask-type pattern in black) for the doors of my Ikea billy bookcase to spice them up a bit (they’re the plastic insert doors as opposed to the more expensive glass ones I should have bought). There’s so much you can do with these – use ’em on a wall, doors, car, family dog…anything 🙂 Here are some used in the traditional way:

Blankwalls Blankwalls
Pallucco Pallucco
Blik House of Pictures

Wallpaper…you know you all love it!!!!

Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2007 by KiM

I love wallpaper too….and would love to use some (anywhere!) but at the moment I don’t want to put that much effort into something when I plan on selling my house in the near future (wallpaper would not be a good selling feature either). So instead I search out all sorts of photos on the internet of gorgeous wallpapers and I hope that when the day comes when I decide to try some, that it won’t have gone back out of style. So here’s some I love from UK tile, wallpaper and flooring designer Dominic Crinson:

Here’s one for sh*ts and giggles (can’t imagine actually using this one):

Kenneth Brown’s beach retreat

Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2007 by KiM

Kenneth Brown is the host of ReDesign, on HGTV. I have to say it’s never been one of my favourite shows. I’m never really wowed by the results. Then I stumbled upon his beach retreat in Santa Monica featured in Western Interiors & Design magazine. I totally changed my mind about him – his place is amazing! Look for yourselves (from Kenneth Brown Design):