This week, Julie and team turned the mundane and practical into the luxurious. See how they sprinkled fairy dust on a grim guest bath, a tight budget, and a gritty alley–with fabulous results.
Above: Meredith checks in with kitchen design company Arjan Lodder Keukens and finds Sober Luxury by way of concrete floors, stainless steel surfaces, and floor-to-ceiling cabinets. For another hard-working, high-design kitchen, see Janet’s Calm in the Kitchen: The Amican Zen Multifunction Oven.
Above: One well-chosen light bulb, (Julie says no Edisons, please) is all you need to add romance to a space. See her 10 Easy Pieces, Festive Lightbulbs, to warm up “grim guest baths” and a “boxy living room.”
Above: Margot’s pilgrimage to Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House was not just another gambol through Connecticut. It also yielded 14 Lessons on Minimalism. Rule 13 resonates “Plants make good roommates.”:
Above: Those joyful extras, stocking stuffers, get put to work this week. Meredith finds 10 Practical, But Pretty Ones that have staying power. And, most are under $20.
Above: Amid this week’s utilitarian practicality, Christine still manages a night out, at new Brisbane bar, the Super What Not. The formerly gritty alley was transformed to a lounge and bar, using reclaimed and raw materials for “a cost-conscious lesson in using what you’ve got.”
For more Utilitarian Glamour, peruse the entire week’s posts here.