From DIY

“I can walk on walls.”

When I was young, I remember my oldest brother, Erik, and his best friend, Kenny, made a martial art home video. They made it like a foreign film where the words being said didn’t match up with the mouth movements. It was hilarious. The most memorable scene (yes, there were several scenes…) was when they turned the camera to make the floor seem like the wall, so it appeared as if they were walking on walls. “I can walk on walls” (said In an Chinese accent). Oh my! Believe it or not, my other brother and I made a sequel years later…

Reeling it in, folks. Rugs on walls. Rugs tend to be pricey, and sometimes they are just to pretty to walk on! Why not use them as a piece of wall art?! Let’s start walking on more walls.

rugs

1. Armadillo&Co. rug as a headboard via Eco Chic / 2. A beautiful vignette by Urban Outfitters / 3. This Magical Thinking Woven Leather Rug by Urban Outfitters is only $29! / 4. How to hang a rug on a wall by Makely featuring this IKEA rug.

XO,
Rachel

{My Design Diary}: Office + Store

Last week, I helped friend, blogger, and stationary designer, Ellie Snow of Mint and Hello Tenfold, plan out her studio space at Golden Belt. The biggest design dilemmas were 1) providing a floor plan to open up the small space while creating several “areas,” 2) creating a space that functioned as an office, a store, and a meeting place for clients; and 3) assessing the dire need for additional storage.  Knowing heavy patterns and lots of color get old quickly, Ellie wanted to keep the space mostly neutral with slight nods to an existing red cabinet. To keep the budget low – and to add some fun personality! – DIY projects were welcomed.

The above photo was my design inspiration. See what design solutions I came up with and what furnishings I selected after the jump…

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