Meet the Maker: Judit Just

There are some amazing trends in textiles and crafts emerging lately. One of my favorites is the use of mixed media to create rich organic tapestries and funky jewelry with the use of materials and methods like embroidery, beading and chunky yarn. One designer who epitomizes the beauty of this style is Judit Just.

Spanish born-American based Just has a background in fashion design and sculpture which she blended with her passion for crafts in the form of beautiful jewelry and home goods. From necklaces that blend beading with embroidery to wall hangings rich with color, texture and form, Just showcases a plethora of tactile functional art.

(All images via Etsy.)

Weekly Wrap Up: Storage under the Stairs

Friday’s Inspire Me: Storage under the Stairs

Inspire Me: Storage under the Stairs

Creative storage in any size home is crucial to an organized life. Using the space under a staircase as open and/or closed storage is a great opportunity to take advantage of perhaps otherwise wasted (or hard to get to) space. Depending on where your staircase is, you can choose to have drawers fitted, open shelving for books, or create usable active storage like a mudroom unit in an entry.

(Images via imgur, pinterest)

Weekly Wrap Up: Pendants

Friday’s Inspire Me: Pendants

Inspire Me: Pendants

If you’re like most people, you use your living room as the TV room: sofa with coffee table facing the media console and TV. But what if you had a sitting room in your home, a space where conversation takes place and there’s no TV for distraction? There might be a seating group around a cocktail table- and you could consider this interesting and unexpected placement of pendants. This would only work if the lighting isn’t going to interfere with what you’re viewing, but I think it looks really elegant.

(Image via desire to inspire/Elle Decor España)

Weekly Wrap Up: Bring on the Plants

Friday’s Inspire Me: Bring on the Plants

Inspire Me: Bring on the Plants

Celebrate spring by taking home some plants this weekend! Keep it minimal or pile them on- either way you’ll enjoy having their company. Plants help us concentrate, induce creativity, reduce stress, keep us calm, improve air quality- and add wonderful pops of color!

(Images via Brit+Co, A Cup of Jo)

Weekly Wrap Up: Brid’s Nest Beds, Multicolors & Dark Grout

Monday’s Meet the Maker: Bird’s Nest Beds
Wednesday’s Design Meets Fashion: Multicolored
Friday’s Inspire Me: White Tile Dark Grout

Inspire Me: White Tile Dark Grout

One thing that’s sometimes overlooked when considering a tiling project is what color the grout should be. A first reaction might be to just use white or light gray. For instant (and gorgeous!) drama, try a contrasting color- one of my favorites is dark gray or black grout with white subway tile. Somehow it’s traditional and modern at the same time, and really elegant.

(Image via desire to inspire)

Design Meets Fashion: Multicolored

Spring is upon us, and the multitude of floral blooms are a great inspiration for how playful you can be with a color palette, from mixing pastels and brights in a room to wearing a brightly patterned bathing suit.

(Images by  via Refinery29 and Anthropologie.)