It’s hard to believe we are almost halfway through October! Halloween is approaching quickly, and homes are adorned with fall leaves, autumn wreaths and skeleton bones. In surfing the web, we stumbled upon a fun and unique idea to decorate your home for Halloween – removable, reusable wall murals! An article posted on the Examiner had a photo of a group of children dressed in their costumes standing in front of a spookily sweet Halloeen scene.
Halloween isn’t the only thing in the air – autumn is one of the most popular seasons for weddings! There has been a lot of buzz in the media about George Clooney’s recent wedding to Amal Alamddin, and we came across an inside peek into the interior design of the luxurious hotel where the couple got married, and the exquisitely designed décor of their honeymoon destination.
On the topic of beautiful weddings, we were quite taken with this post on implementing life-size engagement photos into the reception décor. There are some beautiful images of unique, yet stunning, reception locations as well as lighting that creates a magical ambience.
After the bliss of the wedding and honeymoon, the practicalities of life start to settle in. Couples return from their sunny destinations and set up their home for their new life together. Moonlight Interiors gives some great tips for organizing blankets in a way that keeps the room looking neat and pretty. We stumbled across this interesting and insightful blog post about setting up house in Arizona. Most of us seek to make small spaces look bigger, but apparently folks in Arizona have the opposite problem – high ceilings and massive front rooms make standard furniture look like doll furniture. Amy Wolff outlines some practical solutions for those lucky enough to have such a problem!
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. Babies grow as does their interest in creating. Coloring, crayons, finger paint are staples in any home where little ones abide. We love this fun idea, from the LimitLess Walls blog, of transforming your children’s art into a full size wall mural!
Parents love to showcase their children’s talents, but of prime concern is their health and wellbeing. Studies have found that children exposed to acid vapor and nitrogen dioxide, commonly found in modern homes, have significantly lower lung function by the time they turn 18. Environmental health is a high priority in the world we live in, and families are seeking to make their homes not only beautiful, but healthy and vibrant spaces. Which explains the recent surge in green interior design. This post, written by an award-winning designer in the cutting edge sector of green interior design, outlines what exactly green design entails and why it is so important.