If you have an iPad, you’ve probably already heard of Flipboard. Apple named it the 2010 iPad App of the Year and TIME listed it as one of the top 50 innovations in 2010. For those of you who don’t know what Flipboard is here is a quick summary : “Flipboard lets you quickly flip through all of your favorite websites or your personal streams on Twitter or Facebook …offering you a more magazine-like reading experience“. Today Flipboard decided to feature our site in its Living Section. All you have to do to add our site to your Favorites page is click the red “More” tab in the upper right hand corner of the app, select Living and choose our site from the list. Once the feed is up, tap the plus button in the upper left and you’re all set. Enjoy!
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.
Create height with items such as plants, artwork and books. Alternate taller pieces with shorter items such as peite vases, as shown below in the A Beautiful Mess studio living room. Not sure where to start? Choose a cohesive look and go for it! The next shelf vignette featured at Emily Henderson showcases a “Desert New Age” style, which welcomes earthy tones, tribal patterns, succulents and mineral specimens, among other pieces. In fact, in the next image we see the exact same shelf, this time styled to create a Playful Scholar look featuring neutral, masculine colors. Note special touches such as a globe and a bust displayed in a cloche. Incorporate a few unique conversation pieces into your shelving display for added interest.