I love it when great architectural details make a huge comeback. If you haven’t noticed, gone are the heavily textured popcorn ceilings of yesteryear (does anyone really miss them?), and in their place you’ll find whitewashed trusses, exposed rustic beams, and elegant shiplap. Yes, wooden ceilings are back in a BIG way and it makes me want to do a giant fist pump.
If I could, I’d install them in my own home this very instant. But, for now, I’ll have to live vicariously through these inspiring images…
Vaulted ceilings and crisp white beams…is there really anything better? Even in a smaller space, the combination of these two would make the room feel huge.
Image: The New York Times
Wanna know how to make a cool kitchen even cooler? You guessed it — add wooden ceilings! The natural tone of this ceiling adds plenty of warmth to the space, while providing just enough contrast with the floors.
Would you ever believe that plywood could make for a sleek, ultra modern ceiling material? I was a complete skeptic, as well, until I saw this amazing Scandinavian space. Consider me converted.
This desert Airbnb rental is hitting all the right notes, especially with its unique shiplap ceiling. In combination with the worn concrete floors and hanging chairs, this is the perfect space to kick back and relax.
Image: Rolies + Dubois
Beautiful wooden beams are one thing. But take those same beams and add in a skylight and now you’ve got something heavenly. This dining room is a true natural light haven. I’ll be over for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Who doesn’t love a good bargain?! Even if you make all the money in the world, you are lying to yourself if you say that you don’t like to save a little money. Shoptagr.com is a fabulous free service that let’s you save and track your favorite fashion items, right down to size and color, alerting you once the price drops (including coupon codes), or when it comes back in stock. There are items that I have wanted to purchase if they went on sale, but I completely forgot about them! This service literally will tell you when that sofa is on sale or when those perfect window treatments drop in price. Just download their free apps for web and mobile, and browse your favorite sites like normal. When you see an item you like, click the Shoptagr icon from your bookmarks bar and confirm details like size, color and desired discount level.
Some benefits of Shoptagr–
+Tagged items are arranged in a clean page where you can organize products into a variety of collections.
+Shoptagr is the new tool for everyone to have a successful shopping time.
+It saves you lots of money and lots of time.
+You can manage and organize your wish list for the Holidays! And you can Share items with friends and family.
+It will show you sale and back in stock notifications on items you selected before, down to size and color.
+With Shoptagr you will be the first to see sales before your size/color goes out of stock.
+It’s perfect for Black Cyber Monday.
+iPhone and Android app have just been released.
See my list here (below) and download Shoptagr here.
I love new bedding. Like LOVE LOVE it. I’m always looking for the softest, the best quality and the best colors. Zig Zag Zurich is a Swiss based company that offers fun textile products like bedding, blankets, and pillows, usually designed in collaboration with artists. They just launched the Denim bedding collection, pictured above.
Their new denim collection is inspired by our favorite pair of jeans. Made with the finest Egyptian cotton, they are made to look like woven denim, they are soft to the touch, not stiff, and they are light weight. They are a must for your bed!
Ok guys, I am suuuuuper excited about today’s spotlight post. Let me introduce you to Luft Design, a San Francisco based design firm specializing in simple, yet striking, interiors. Led by principal designer Courtney Trump, Luft adheres to a personal design philosophy that they’ve tagged “Warm Minimalism”. Just take one look at their work and you can see exactly what they’re talking about — carefully curated spaces, sparsely styled with lots of warm woods, cool grays, and plenty of natural fibers. Literally, the company’s name is the Swedish word for “air”….how perfect is that??
Curious to see more of their work? Keep scrolling below…
*All images courtesy of Luft Design.
Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor