The Naked Decor 2012 Collection from Thailand-born designer Supon Phornirunlit caught my eye with a beautiful set of two matching and continuing pillows depicting cats and dogs. Inspired by the designer’s own lovely pets, this collection features several variations on the same theme. Cats with pom-poms and dachshund dogs were portrayed in colorful silhouettes, creating a fresh pillow collection. Hand silk-screened on cotton canvas, the silhouettes have different color combinations: brown and orange, black and white, tan or white background with a striped dog silhouette and more. Featuring poly fill insert, each pillow closes with a zipper and offers an interesting decor while expressing the owner’s love for pets. Sold separately, the pillows work best as a duo, so make sure the space fits both pillows for a full effect.
And one of my all-time favorite shelf styling tricks is to display plants on the top layer of shelving, which will draw the eye upward, as well as create height and drama. Below we see shelf-top plants in a tour of my retro-modern home office. Last but not least, we shine the spotlight on the challenging task of styling kids’ room shelving, drawing inspiration from the product photography of The Land of Nod. The Zero Gravity Wall Shelf below illustrates a perfect balance of practicality and design flair, mixing carefully placed toys with books in eye-catching colors.
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.