Tag Archives: Jenny Komenda

Before & After: Rast Hack

After taking care of some business online today, I decided to treat myself to a surf of my favorite design blogs and came across this amazing IKEA Rast hack by Kelly of Hello Boudreau via Jenny of Little Green Notebook. I can’t stop looking at the pics! This is, in my opinion, the best Rast hack I’ve seen yet.

Kelly started out with this...

Kelly started out with this…

...and ended up with this! Sweet, no?

…and ended up with this! Sweet, no?

Check out more pics of Kelly’s project at Hello Boudreau: Ikea Rast Hack. For extra credit check out more of Jenny’s picks for best Rast hacks at the top of her post.

Until next time!

Fave Five: Etsy Sofas

So, I’m seriously in full fledged hunt mode now. I’ve seen some amazing stuff all over including these amazing sofas on Etsy. While they might seem pricey, especially with shipping added on (and in all fairness a couple of them are), if you consider what buying a new cookie cutter sofa would cost with shipping added on… well, I think it balances out. Plus you have the bonus of not having the run of the mill sofa. So, here they are:

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1950’s Danish Modern sofa, $840 – SelectModern @ Etsy.com.

I think this one is my favorite. This is my ideal sofa silhouette and with only a few amendments, I’d call it all good. I’m not a fan of tufting on pieces like this so I’d eliminate that. I’d also give it one continuous cushion. Possibly, I’d also ebonize the wood and recover with a fabric that had a subtle sheen to it.

imageVintage cream sofa, $950 – OVETTA @ Etsy.com.

This sofa has very similar lines to the one above. I like the small, almost wing back look at the corners of the back. I’d give this one a similar treatment to the one above. It’s such a simple, elegant shape that I wouldn’t want to clutter it up with a loud color or pattern.

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Tangled Up in Blue Sofa, $2800 – ChairAffair @ Etsy.com.

I love this sofa just the way it is. It has a modern, eclectic vibe about it. While normally I’m not a huge fan of red/brown wood tones, it works really well here with the vibrant blue fabric.

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Shabby chic style sofa, $1195 – DistintElegance @ Etsy.com

I love the lines of this sofa. I don’t love the fabric. Definitely too safe. I think I’d go with a graphic print that had navy blue as a primary color… something with a lot of visual texture too. Like the fabric Jenny Komenda put on these chairs.

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Vintage settee, $1860 – FrenchEclectic @ Etsy.com.

This one is perfect, as is. I wouldn’t change one thing here. I love the gilt details and the subtle staging. This shop owner should be proud!

So those are my picks. Happy hunting this weekend!

Domesticate

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Clockwise from top left: Watercolor Drops, Peacocked, Freeform Arrows, Hot Indian Princess. All at Domesticate for Spoonflower.

Jenny Komenda from Little Green Notebook recently did a post on Babble about fabrics from Spoonflower.com. Spoonflower lets you upload your own designs, which they’ll print on various different natural fabrics from quilting cotton to upholstery weight canvas to silk. You can order swatches, fat quarters, and yardage. Truly an inspiring palace to shop and create for lovers of color and fabric!

Above is a picture of four of favorites from a shop I’m following called Domesticate. If you like bold colors and patterns you’ll love this shop! You can see some more of my favorites here. Happy shopping… and creating!

Before & After: Sunroom

I found this post on Design Blooms via Little Green Notebook: A sweet before and after of a sunroom. This space is so cute and happy, I just had to share. Plus? The palette is gorgeous. Here’s some Monday afternoon design inspiration for you!

Before:

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After:

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Check out the rest of this spectacular room redo at Design Bloom!