Life Made Pretty

Aspiring Interior Designer soaking up everything in the design world

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Check out the new wall in the J.Crew Rockefeller Center store. The wall was designed by artist Christopher Bettig, a Los Angeles-based artist and founder of the Mountain Label Design Studio.
Here is what Christopher said about his artwork:
"Djed is the name of my newest permanent installation which is at J Crew /  Rockefeller Plaza, in NYC. In Egypt, Djed is a reference to stability,  and the installation features a series of diamonds all imploding into  each other while hovering in midair.. so, it’s a play on that. The  installation is also shaped like half of a heart because one of my  oldest friends, James Chard, recently passed away.  Hope you  guys like it."
I love the personal meaning behind the installation, it really makes me look at it differently. And now that I see the half heart, well my heart changes. I love it.

Check out the new wall in the J.Crew Rockefeller Center store. The wall was designed by artist Christopher Bettig, a Los Angeles-based artist and founder of the Mountain Label Design Studio.

Here is what Christopher said about his artwork:

"Djed is the name of my newest permanent installation which is at J Crew / Rockefeller Plaza, in NYC. In Egypt, Djed is a reference to stability, and the installation features a series of diamonds all imploding into each other while hovering in midair.. so, it’s a play on that. The installation is also shaped like half of a heart because one of my oldest friends, James Chard, recently passed away.  Hope you guys like it."

I love the personal meaning behind the installation, it really makes me look at it differently. And now that I see the half heart, well my heart changes. I love it.

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Don’t want to do the same old framing project to spruce up your walls? Ready to mix things up a bit? How about using multiple frames to cut up your art and give it this great look featured on re-nest.com.
Obviously keep in mind the art that you are using, this look will look better with some pieces then others. I think that this map looks amazing on this golden wall.

Don’t want to do the same old framing project to spruce up your walls? Ready to mix things up a bit? How about using multiple frames to cut up your art and give it this great look featured on re-nest.com.

Obviously keep in mind the art that you are using, this look will look better with some pieces then others. I think that this map looks amazing on this golden wall.

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I feel like I’m looking into the future when I see Toronto designer Sabrina Linn’s inspiration corkboard. I want something just like that in my future office! Even clutter can look pretty.
Photo from House and Home

I feel like I’m looking into the future when I see Toronto designer Sabrina Linn’s inspiration corkboard. I want something just like that in my future office! Even clutter can look pretty.

Photo from House and Home

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Funky patterned accents are a great way to bring some life to a room. Matching pillows and curtains bring life to this room designed by Jonathan Rosen. 

Funky patterned accents are a great way to bring some life to a room. Matching pillows and curtains bring life to this room designed by Jonathan Rosen

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Glamour done right. Deep gray colors with bright turquoise and purples. Fit for a queen. Seems very Carrie Bradshaw-esque to me.

Glamour done right. Deep gray colors with bright turquoise and purples. Fit for a queen. Seems very Carrie Bradshaw-esque to me.

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These shelves are adorable. And that’s probably not something you would say if you saw them bare, but the colorful bowls, mugs, glasses and flowers really bring life to them.

These shelves are adorable. And that’s probably not something you would say if you saw them bare, but the colorful bowls, mugs, glasses and flowers really bring life to them.

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Need storage space? Check under your stairs!

I pinned the above photo on Pinterest awhile ago and since then I’ve been seeing so many cool storage options for under your staircase. So we’ll hit on those here, but first - can I get a swoon over these stair bookcases?!

*SWOON*

The bookcases below are nice if you don’t have the option of creating a built in bookcase. Just hang up some shelves and you’re set!

Now take one of those books from your bookshelf and cozy on up here under your staircase on this bed. Seriously, how great is this. It’s such a nice little nook, and a very functional use of space.

Not everyone has the luxury of having a fully functional and spacious entry way where they can keep coats, boots, bags, all that jazz. So what about using the space under your stairs as storage space? Talk about using your space wisely. I love this idea.

And finally, I can’t help but have a little longing for my dear Harry Potter and his under the stairs room when looking at this photo - although this is a bathroom, and not a bedroom, but you get the idea. A whole room under your staircase?! Genius.

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Summer is winding down, so I only have a few more weeks where I can really post beach house inspiration photos without you guys thinking I’m completely crazy. So here we go! Beach house inspiration photo one of many until the weather starts to cool down (and no, going from an average of 100 degrees each day, to 85 degrees is not a cool down) - rope stairs! I’ll let them do the speaking themselves, but talk about an amazing detail. Rope stairs for the win.

Summer is winding down, so I only have a few more weeks where I can really post beach house inspiration photos without you guys thinking I’m completely crazy. So here we go! Beach house inspiration photo one of many until the weather starts to cool down (and no, going from an average of 100 degrees each day, to 85 degrees is not a cool down) - rope stairs! I’ll let them do the speaking themselves, but talk about an amazing detail. Rope stairs for the win.

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My amazing co-worker asked me to help her redecorate her bedroom. Nothing a new paint job, linens, and window treatments can’t fix. The biggest upgrade? A new bed. She really wants a King sized bed, and I really want to get rid of her four poster frame bed because it’s really making the size of the room feel a lot smaller. It’s time to open things up, lighten up the color and make this her sanctuary.
Also, everything needs to be gender neutral, as she shares the room so this duvet cover and these shams are where I want to start. Of course, with her approval first.
What do you think?

My amazing co-worker asked me to help her redecorate her bedroom. Nothing a new paint job, linens, and window treatments can’t fix. The biggest upgrade? A new bed. She really wants a King sized bed, and I really want to get rid of her four poster frame bed because it’s really making the size of the room feel a lot smaller. It’s time to open things up, lighten up the color and make this her sanctuary.

Also, everything needs to be gender neutral, as she shares the room so this duvet cover and these shams are where I want to start. Of course, with her approval first.

What do you think?

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This photo was featured in Traditional Home and it caught my eye immediately. How different is this dining room seat? It’s elegant yet comfortable and it flows with the staircase just perfectly.Not to mention, it makes a statement in this room. I love it.
Home designed by Amy Bergman.

This photo was featured in Traditional Home and it caught my eye immediately. How different is this dining room seat? It’s elegant yet comfortable and it flows with the staircase just perfectly.Not to mention, it makes a statement in this room. I love it.

Home designed by Amy Bergman.