Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Granite vs Silestone Countertop Differences Video

Compare granite and siltstone to understand which one is better and the pros and cons of each.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Vintage Style in an Apartment Space | At Home With P. Allen Smith

See how vintage objects are transformed into decorative and practical pieces.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fanciful Butterfly Chairs

Hello, hello! It's Mari here from Arcadian Home blog where you'll find lots of fabulous home decor inspirations. As part of my job I often get to visit lovely blogs like The Home Look to share some of the great interior design and decorating ideas I discover in my online travels.

Today's guest post is about the ever popular fanciful Butterfly chair, also known as the Hardoy chair and the BKR chair. With millions of copies sold over more than 70 years, the appeal of this design shows no sign of waning.

Take a look below at how versatile this simple chair is. It seems right at home both indoors and out, looking just as beautiful in many of today's eclectic spaces as it does in classic Mid-Century modern rooms. You might be surprised by some of the places where the iconic Butterfly makes an appearance. Please enjoy!

Fanciful Butterfly Chairs Interior Design Home Decor

Seemingly drawn to the flames of a fire pit at The Parker Palm Springs, these white beauties gave rise to the title of this post—Fanciful Butterfly Chairs.

A single deep orange Butterfly chair is perfectly stunning draped in fur and set against the white wall of an open fireplace. No need for wall art here.

Fanciful Butterfly Chairs Interior Design Home Decor

The original Butterfly design was introduced in leather and here you see how gorgeous in looks in that material. The Butterfly can be found around world--this one is in Madrid, Spain.

Here, new Butterfly chairs gather outside to show off their many hues. There's a fabric and a color for everyone.

Speaking of fabric choices, this one is perfect for those who just can't get enough of the new "must have." We're seeing cowhides everywhere.

Fanciful Butterfly Chairs Interior Design Home Decor

Here, a Butterfly goes Parisian and joins table decorations and paper lanterns to add white appeal to Vanessa Bruno's eclectic apartment.

Fanciful Butterfly Chairs Interior Design Home Decor

Perhaps a bit unexpected, two white Butterfly chairs offer a comfortable corner for relaxing at a riad in Fez, Morocco—more evidence of the global appeal of this design.

Leather Butterfly chairs work well with all-American Adirondack seating and a Mid-Century freestanding fireplace on this outdoor deck with its stunning backdrop. Images  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
We hope you enjoyed this look at the fanciful globe-trotting Butterfly chair. Which butterfly chair is your absolute favorite? Drop us a mail and let us know!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Installing a Stair Runner

If you have plain old stairs, a runner can soften your footsteps. Take a look at this easy waterfall method.

Monday, October 8, 2012

How to Make Creative Table Pieces | At Home With P. Allen Smith

Rather than throwing out your old glass bottles, transform them into unique table pieces. DIY in a fun and easy way.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Point N Paint - As seen on TV

Painting the house is a laborious and time consuming task. But Point N Paint can help you to paint the entire room in less than an hour. Let's try it and remember to use environmental-friendly paint (-^O^-)