Feeling bored with your living room? Here are 3 tips to freshen things up.
MIX UP THE SEATING Imagine the guests you entertain in your living room – whether it’s grandma who needs a firm chair or the kids who love an ottoman just their size. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone had a seat that was just right? Mix up the seating silhouettes and everyone will have a place they can feel at home.
PULL FURNITURE AWAY FROM THE WALLS Your living room doesn’t have to feel like a junior high dance with the chairs hanging out on one side and the sofa across the room on the other. Let everything mingle in the middle under the disco ball, er chandelier.
COZY UP THE CORNERS Don’t neglect the corners of your room. They need a little love too. Show off a pretty buffet or a spicy chair to liven up the room’s pulse.
[photos from Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, and Lonny]]]>
We’re looking for a design-savvy guy or gal to join our Salt Lake City store team! Think you might have what it takes? Read on, my friends!
We are a creative, fun, and exciting environment. We need someone who is a hard worker, a self-starter, and who wants to go above and beyond to make sure our in-store clients have an exceptional experience. Being fun, friendly, professional, a team-player, and detail-oriented is a must. We prefer that you have 2-3 years of high-end retail experience. And obviously we want someone with a passion and an eye for great design.
Full and part-time positions are available. Shifts will vary, but will include some nights, weekends and holidays.
If you have a love for all things Alice Lane and think you would be a good fit, we would love to hear from you!
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Like a good outfit, a room with layers is always better. Today we’ll be talking briefly about how to layer your rugs and the different reasons why this is the best idea next to the iPhone! You’re welcome.
SIZE Bigger rugs are ALWAYS better but sometimes the rug you love doesn’t come in a 9’ x 12’ or a 10’ x 14’. This especially is where layering is heaven sent! You can have a piece of wool carpet or a jute/sisal carpet cut and bound as a base layer to go underneath your smaller, favorite love rug. BOOM! Your room looks bigger and better AND you look really cool for pulling off such a fashionable trick. (slow clap)
TEXTURE I remember the first time I walked from a hard surface onto a wool hand-knotted rug and finally onto a long haired white cowhide. My little toes didn’t know what to do with themselves so naturally they just curled into the cowhide and stayed for a while. Texture is a huge part of design and I love when we can literally feel that from the ground up. Layer your textures!
COLLECTION I’ve always wanted to say “I just have so much art, looks like I’m going to have to layer it!” Same goes for layering your rugs. When you layer, it helps your home feel like it’s been curated over time. It adds depth and like I always say, it illustrates YOUR story. Where you’ve been and what you love. Collect rugs.
Let the layering begin!
[photos from SF Girl by Bay, Pinterest, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, World of Interiors]]]>
This master bedroom was a joy to design and the Pierce’s were equally as lovely. Our goal for the space was to keep it fresh and pretty as well as provide soft seating for the whole family. I began with these sketches so they could envision the picture I had in mind for their space.
And here is the after:
One of the most striking features of this room is the vaulted ceiling. It was the perfect opportunity to use one of my favorite design tricks: layering tall art behind the headboard just barely dipping below the top of bed. This pretty Paule Marrot art draws the eye upward and connects the space between the bed and ceiling. I paired these tall and slender alabaster lamps to balance the scale of the art. Instead of two nightstands, I opted for a desk and graceful chair on one side. It’s a place to sit and type out a quick email or write a list and plan the day ahead.
Another favorite moment is the footboard settee at the end of the bed. It has a subtle pinstripe and visually graduates the rug to the bed. It serves as a comfy perch for slipping on a pair of shoes or a sleeping spot for young children. On the other side of the room I layered in extra seating beside and underneath the console to provide a spot for every member of the family. It’s somewhere they can comfortably gather together and hang out.