We didn’t think we’d make it to Volume 28 on time today, thanks to a timely website hacking… but, the good guys (aka, Ben) prevailed and got the site restored. Phew! There may still be some quirks while we’re adjusting, so bear with us. BUT we’re still able to share a few special tidbits today, a great mix of spaces and finishes that we’re digging right now.
We didn’t know that 80’s-inspired-minimalism was a thing. But it is. And we’re into it. Spanish design firm Masquespacio created a totally rad retail shop that pays homage to the decade, but completely brings it forward. It feels fun and fresh, and not at all dated. Things born of the 80’s are still totally young and fresh, right? #AskingForAFriend
We always think that your home should look exactly like you. We’re obsessed with this home tour, featuring a space that’s effortlessly modern, vintage, global, and chic. It’s so incredibly well blended, you can tell that they truly love each item that comes into their home. We love the somewhat unexpected blue tone in the main rooms: white walls would have made it too modern, but the blue is so fresh and completely changes the feel of the space.
We love what Wendy Haworth Design did at Gracias Madre, a vegan Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood. By thoughtfully incorporating beautiful vintage textiles and adventurous finishes (that reclaimed floor laid on the diagonal is inspired!, and don’t get us started on the graphic tile fronting the bar), the space speaks to its culinary roots without feeling like a theme restaurant.
We’re all about homes that blend indoors and exteriors, but this one feels almost a little too open, as the louvered doors open to the street. They’ve designed the space well to accommodate the skinny 13′ wide footprint, and the linear details give a great graphic edge to the home. We’d love a little more life and softness, but it’s a place we’d love to visit.
We’re kind of obsessed with this idea for swapping traditional backsplash tile with a full glass panel. The look is so simple, seamless and beautiful! As DIYers, the simplicity of avoiding the tiling rigamarole is appealing, and the idea that you could make it any paint color (as long as it’s the right type of paint), or a wallpaper is so great when you feel like you can’t find the “perfect” tile.
Here’s hoping your weekend is hack-free (unless it’s a great Ikea hack, and then we hope you share!)