Let's talk about catalogs for a second. Lately I've noticed they are getting more and more like mini home decor magazines however the best part, they are free!
I've said before how I somewhat "study" these catalogs looking for hidden items and ideas they may not necessarily be advertising for sale but I see them as good ideas to recreate.
First one I came across was the layered rug look.
Adds a lot of texture and interest. Potterybarn shows the idea here on an angle.
I came across it the next day in the Ballard Design catalog. Again with the neutral on the bottom layering in the pattern but this time without the angle.
This would be a great idea in a home office if you have a chair on wheels because the lower pile rug would allow for easier roll-ability (yes I made that word up, i think)!
Do you see what I see?
I see a rolling pin with twine wrapped around it. Great use for a rolling pin right! It allows easy access to snip off a piece of twine. Or you could use ribbon or butcher's string.
Functional design right there.
I dog eared this page for myself but wanted to share just in case there are any crazy magazine hoarders out there like myself.
I like the look of the wicker and wire baskets with a bunch of magazines in them. Keeps things clean and easy to find. I have magazines piled on my end table and on a bookcase but will be working on getting baskets for them!
I can't remember which magazine I saw this next idea in but thought it was a great idea to add a little touch of the unexpected to a bathroom.
Get 2 of the same size frameless mirrors in different shapes like these ones from Potterybarn and hang them over a double sink vanity.
They won't jump out as being two different mirrors but they could be different enough to add some interest and quirkiness.
This next item I'm adding to my want list! I'm sure you've seen those french cafe chairs usually in wood with a wicker seat.
Well I just saw them in the new Ballard catalog in metal and I'm LOVING them!