Made in England from glazed earthenware and featuring silk lamp shades from a Parisian Atelier, this animal-inspired collection of table lamps by Atelier Abigail Ahern is sure to put a smile on your face. These bohemian lamps are ever so slightly kitsch but still exude glamour in a fun and youthful way that combines the quirky with the classic. The playful collection consists of four gorgeous lamps featuring a poodle, greyhound, bulldog and pelican that will add a sense of enchantment, whimsey and wit to any interior.
Which one is your favourite? And where would you put it in your house?
Now it’s my turn to share some Decoist design advice with you! First up, we see a grouping of small items displayed on the DIY Round Shelf I created for a previous Decoist post. When deciding what to display, avoid overcrowding your shelf in terms of weight and height. For a small round shelf like the one displayed in the two images below, lightweight items are essential. Plus, smaller items allow the shape of the shelf to truly shine. Also consider what’s on display near the shelf you’re styling. An example is the open shelving featured in my kitchen tour. I’ve filled it with an array of teapots, coffee pots, cake stands, serving trays and more. So when it came time to style the shelving of the nearby garden window, I kept it simple. Just a few items did the trick, preventing the kitchen from being overwhelmed by “stuff”.
Sunken living rooms were all the rage in the 60s and 70s, but they can still be just as comfy and stylish in the aughts. With so many of us opting for open plan spaces these days, creating a casual but defined “conversation pit” is a fun way to break up your living room into manageable zones. Read on for some of our favorite inspiration rooms featuring cozy sunken living areas that we’d love to nestle up in.