The #1 Trend in homes…SHIPLAP!

The #1 Trend in homes…SHIPLAP!

Shiplap…how did we ever live without it?! It doesn’t matter if you discover it in an old house (remember when we found it in the Sparrow House Guest Bedroom?!) or create it from scratch in your new home, it really is the perfect “pop” in any home! We get a lot of questions about HOW to DIY Shiplap in your own home if it isn’t pre-existing in the structure. It may sound like a daunting task, but it really is doable for just about anyone to DIY. We recently did this in one of our Old Sweet Home episodes and walk you through the entire process there! You can watch the full episode of our DIY shiplap wall HERE.

Design: Raili Clasen Design Photo: Ryan Garvin

ALSO….We are revealing our BIG announcement TOMORROW!!! Can you believe it’s finally here?! We have been itching to tell the world and can’t wait to finally share what we've been working on with each of you! Tune in tomorrow by following us on Instagram and Facebook!

2 Stunning Statement Walls

2 Stunning Statement Walls

Can you believe we are only 2 DAYS away from our big reveal?! We're so excited to be sharing TWO stunning statement wall ideas with you today! We always find ourselves breathless when we walk into a room with a giant mural wall to greet us and think that they make the perfect addition to ANY home-no matter what your style.

 

Nature Inspired Mural Walls

Design: Emily Henderson |  Photos by Tessa Neustadt

One of the best things about doing a vinyl or a wallpaper mural is the ability to put just about anything you could ever dream up on your wall. From creating a custom print or ordering a bold wallpaper, it’s a great way to use your creativity in a space. Not only that, but with so many easily removable wallpapers these days, it's easy to take down when your feeling the itch for some change (cue angels singing). It’s especially fun to create a mural that brings the magic of the outside world into your home. We recently created a DIY Vinyl Wallpaper in one of our episodes of Old Sweet Home. To view the full tutorial, click HERE.

 

Non-Traditional Material Walls

Design: Kelly Wearstler Photo: Roger Davies

When most people think "statement wall" the first thing that comes to mind usually involves a bold wallpaper. We love the idea of using more non-traditional material for a statement wall to really pack a punch. This tiled bathroom is the perfect example of how to use a bold pattern using a non-traditional material that really makes a statement that your guests will never forget!

 

We can’t wait to share our news with you all in just TWO days!!! Stay tuned for our BIG announcement this Sunday by following us on Instagram and Facebook!

3 of Our Favorite Staircases

3 of Our Favorite Staircases

Staircases are often on of the most ignored spaces in our homes, yet we all use and abuse them daily! Why not make something you have to walk up and down every day pretty??? In honor of our countdown until our announcement this Sunday (eeeeek!), here are our THREE favorite statement staircases for you to incorporate into your home without breaking the bank.

 

Painted Staircase

Design + Photo : Ishka Designs

We love the idea of painting staircases to create a statement in your house without breaking the bank! Pick a bold color you love and go with it (we're loving yellow lately)! If you're worried about the paint gradually rubbing off due to a high volume of foot traffic, paint only the face of the stairs and not the top (as pictured above).

 

 Mural Staircase

Design: Old Home Love | Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

If your really wanting to make a statement, THIS is the staircase for you! Not only is this staircase a TOTALLY doable to DIY, it’s also really affordable and quick to do! To view the full tutorial by Old Home Love, click HERE.

 

Classic Wood Staircase

Design + Photo : Wit & Delight

If you're lucky enough to score one of these staircases that’s salvageable in your home, send us ALL the pictures!!! There is nothing more timeless and beautiful than the craftsmanship of a wood staircase. If your stairs are looking dingy and need a little loving, we recommend sanding them down and putting on a new coat of stain. It's an easy spruce up and the results are a classic staircase that you will love and have in your home forever!

 

We can’t wait to share our news with you all in just THREE days!!! Stay tuned for our big announcement this Sunday by following us on Instagram and Facebook!

4 Ways to Use Open Concept Shelving in Your Home

4 Ways to Use Open Concept Shelving in Your Home

Using open concept shelving in your home can seem sooo daunting at times. One of the most common questions we get is where to put it, and once you find a spot for it, WHAT exactly do you even do with it??? To celebrate our BIG announcement coming this Sunday, we’re sharing 4 of our favorite spaces and ways to use open shelving in your home. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for our big reveal this Sunday!

The Kitchen

Design: Marie Flanigan Interiors | Photo: Whitney Eveport

The kitchen is one of our FAVORITE spaces to use open shelving. Not only is it a statement, but also SO functional. Simply throw some simple dish ware and breadboards on, and you’re ready to go! If you’re struggling to keep the shelves from looking ‘cluttered’ we generally recommend sticking with three colors or less, and grouping similar items together.

Bathroom Storage

Design: Nadine & Matt Abramacyk | Photo: Douglas Friedman

Open concept shelving is often harder to come by in the bathroom as most people fear all of their ‘personals’ on display for the world to see (and let’s be real, it’s a fear for good reason...). Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way…you really can hide your prescription drugs + deodorant AND have pretty bathroom shelving too! We recommend combining open shelving with lower cabinetry, and if that’s not an option, use baskets with lids to keep all of your personal bathroom items hidden + tidy.

Dining/Living Space

Design+ Photo : Jenny Komenda

One of the best parts about open shelving in a dining or living space is the creativity and endless possibilities that accompany it. Don’t shy away from using a variety of plants, textures, and art prints to create a playful and fun space!

Kid’s Bedroom

Design: Caitlin Wilson | Photo: Elijah Hoffman

Open shelving in the kid’s room is the perfect way to create a functional and fun space that your kids can really play in (that’s what it’s all about in the end right?!) Place open baskets on lower shelves so the kids have easy access to take out (and hopefully put away…we can dream right?) their toys and use upper shelving for the more “fluffy” decorative statement pieces.

 

Stay tuned for our big announcement this Sunday by following us on Instagram and Facebook !!! We can’t wait to share our news with you all in just FOUR days!!!

Win This House! Guest Suite Reveal

Win This House! Guest Suite Reveal

Caterpillar ---->Butterfly!

If you've watched Episode 4 of Win This House! You'll know that this room was a cute little addition onto the house that originally served as a summer kitchen, and finding shiplap intact under all the layers of wallpaper and drywall after all these years was better than just about ANYTHING, not to mention super rare...especially in Utah!!

All we know is that this house continues to surprise us in all the best ways!!

Considering the layout and location of the room, we wanted this space to feel like a cozy bungalow getaway. After coming back from the LIVE we got to work immediately, getting that shiplap painted and ready for the next few days of busywork ahead!

Since it was originally a summer kitchen, there wasn't a closet in this room so we went ahead and added one using a stock cabinet from IKEA with some molding on top and custom hardware to give it that "built-in" look. It's seriously the best trick ever and gave this room the space and storage it needed to be a proper bedroom.  Add our favorite carpet tiles on the floor and with the red rug (that you all so kindly chose too, thanks for the help, guys!) adding a much-needed pop of color, some artwork, comfy bedding too.  We were set!

Meanwhile, the Euro-inspired bathroom down the hall was getting its own makeover with beautiful black and white classic tile and another gorgeous stained glass window to let the light shine through.

So good, right? Euro-Inspired bathroom dreams do come true!

The finished result of this combined guest suite was so cozy and light and welcoming through and through, we hope you agree and love it as much as we do!

We're getting closer and closer to giving this house away, have you entered to win yet? You can do that on our Facebook page HERE, just click the Sweepstakes tab on the left-hand side of the page. If you're on mobile you can go to homelovenetwork.com/sweepstakes and enter there.

We can't wait! 

Images via Madeline Beeton

*All the details and links to the guest suite are posted below! 

 

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1. Flush Mount Industrial Light Fixture | 2. Modern Light Sconces | 3. Wall Hooks | 4. Double Curtain Rod | 5. Wardrobe | 6. Water Pitcher | 7. Jewelry Dish | 8. Modern Nightstands | 9. Curtain Panels | 10. Metal Headboard | 11. Bedsheets | 12. Duvet | 13. Cream Accent Pillow | 14. Faux Fur Accent Pillow | 15. Blue Accent Pillow | 16. Denim Lumbar Pillow | 17. Bedspread | 18. Throw Blanket | 19. Bathrobes | 20. Felt Storage Basket | 21. Red Floral Rug | 22. Classic Art Download | 23. Classic Art Download

 

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1. Black Subway Tile | 2. White Subway Tile | 3. Spiral Black and White Tile | 4. Oval Picture Frame | 5. Art Deco Wall Mirror | 6. Wall Hooks | 7. Accent Rug | 8. Topiary | 9. Marble Top Side Table | 10. Woven Storage Basket | 11. Turkish Towels | 12. Succulent Plant | 13. Bath Soap | 14. Shea Butter Cream

Win This House! : Kids’ Bunkroom Reveal

Win This House! : Kids’ Bunkroom Reveal

We gotta say, kids' rooms are our JAM and this bunkroom does not disappoint!

It's full of all kinds of details that really make the space something special and truly unique. We think this delightful bunkroom really represents so many of the best things about childhood and we are absolutely thrilled to share it with you all, and especially the future occupants who get to call this room their own.

It's just so much fun unlocking our imaginations and letting them run wild a little bit when it comes to exploring all the things that have the potential to make a shared room for your kids really special and really smart, especially when it comes to capitalizing space and storage.

After the built-in bunks won out over twin beds in our LIVE broadcast vote, our team set to work on making these bunks and this creative space come to life, which was no small task indeed. It's almost unbelievable that this room used to be a small kitchen instead.

Nevertheless, we pressed on and in the reveal of Episode 3, you'll see that our team magically made it happen! We built the color theme for this design off a swatch of wallpaper we found during the demolition process and knew we had to somehow incorporate back into the space.

Bunkroom ahead! Some of our favorite features about this room include:

  • Full-size mattresses over twin (unlocking the potential for guests and adults to functionally use this space as well)
  • A built-in stairwell that leads to the upper bunk
  • Storage! And more storage...
  • Extra tall ceilings! Like, we exposed the beams and left them exposed and took the ceiling up into the attic because we can't help it. WE LOVE TALL CEILINGS! (Never fear, everything is well insulated and the electricity bill for this house should not be anything out of the ordinary.)
  • Flor carpet tiles. So easy, so fast! We love using these handy little squares!
  • Roman shades and curtains made from unexpected resources. We're talking shower curtains and table runners here...talk about multi-purpose!
  • Secret bookcase leading to sleeping porch - this is one of our FAVORITE features! We're so happy we could save that sleeping porch and turn it into an amazing little play space or retreat. It's just so fun!
  • Vintage maps and art, all free downloads included in the links below!
  • Schoolhouse Pendants that YOU CHOSE! Red reading sconces. There's just so much to love!

We decided on putting in full-size bunks over twin size bunks just so that we could cover our bases in case this room was to be used as something other than a kids' room. It was no small task as you can see, the kind of custom woodworking and craftsmanship that went into creating these beautiful beds was nothing short of miraculous and the end result made us feel so pleased.

High-fives all around!

If you haven't watched Episode 3 of Win This House! Now's your chance. Find the episode link HERE.

All the sourcing for this post is included at the end. No need to wonder where those pendant lights came from or how to score the free art downloads for yourself. We've included all the links below and made it so dang easy! 

 

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1. Schoolhouse Pendant Light | 2. Vintage Art (Getty Museum) | 3. Pennant Flags | 4. Dresser | 5. Lamps | 6. Red Sconces | 7. Bedspreads | 8. Storage Baskets | 9. Plaid Throw Pillow| 10. Red Velvet Throw Pillow | 11. Flor Carpet Tiles | 12. Vintage Map Download (free) | 13. "Ramie" Sherwin Williams | 14. "Roman Column" Sherwin Williams| 15. Roman Shade Fabric  | 16. Gingham Curtain Fabric | 17. Throw Blanket | 18. Plaid Throw Pillow | 19. Cream Throw Pillow | 20. Storage Bench | 21. Vintage Animal Print Download (free) | 22. Toboggan| 23.  Stuffed Giraffe 

 

Why You Need A  Sputnik Chandelier In Your Life, Right Now!

Why You Need A Sputnik Chandelier In Your Life, Right Now!

Today's incredible solar eclipse seen in variations of totality across the U.S. has us thinking about all things space age and celestial so naturally, we're gravitating toward a sputnik chandelier and every variation thereof.

sputnik

Sputnik or starburst chandeliers, call them what you like. They've been around since the glory days of the Atomic Age and really peaked between 1950-1960.

Maybe your mind is wandering to Don Draper and Mad Men (my mind wanders there a lot, I don't blame you...) and you'd be exactly right, the sputnik chandelier was a lighting design staple back then, deep in the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic.

Even if MCM design isn't exactly your jam, you can still rock a sputnik. That's what makes it so great! Sputnik chandeliers have this way of transcending nearly every type of design style and feeling right at home. They're that one kid we all knew who managed to be popular without even trying.

Effortlessly cool, (just like me).

So really what we're saying is if you don't already have a sputnik chandelier and you've been thinking deeply about it, just get one. Everyone needs a sputnik.

lead image: Spruce Interior via Apartment Therapy | image 1: Desire To Inspire | image 2: West Elm Vega

Art In The Kitchen – 5 Things To Consider

Art In The Kitchen – 5 Things To Consider

Art in the kitchen, let's discuss. After featuring this gorgeous image from Chris Barrett Design last week on our Instagram feed, I've been spending an unholy amount of time thinking about it in part because it's beautiful and also because I'm hungry. Someone feed me already!

Considering that the kitchen is a natural gathering point in a home, you think it would be a great place to display some art but for logistical reasons,  some people are hesitant to do that. Even still, I think the kitchen can be a great if unconventional, place to display some art as long as you make a few considerations.

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Open Shelving – Is It Right For You?

Open Shelving – Is It Right For You?

Deciding to commit to open shelving can feel a little bit like opening up your underwear drawer for everyone to see. A real risk if you know what I mean.

If you're not the most organized or have any hoarding tendencies whatsoever, open shelves have a way of forcing your hand. You can't just jam stuff in a cupboard and shut the door. No more "out of sight out of mind". There's also the argument that open shelves just give dust and grease a place to settle in and get comfy. This may definitely be true if your shelves are hosting stuff you don't use on a regular basis.

EVEN SO, we're big fans of the open shelving done right (and organized underwear drawers) for a lot of reasons. Adding open shelving in place of more traditional cabinetry can really open up your space and instantly make things feel bigger and brighter. You can count on easy access to your most used kitchen goods and say "bye Felicia" to clunky cabinets and slamming doors.

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