By the time you read this I'll be on a flight to Salt Lake City for this weekend's AltSummit Conference! I'm shaking with nerves--meeting new people makes me so anxious!--but I'm awfully excited too. My secret hope is that it will be like summer camp for design bloggers! So while I cruise at 32,000 feet, enjoy these images from the fabulous book 'Junk Style '.
This slim little volume is packed full of those gorgeous, timeworn interiors that we all seem to be loving lately. Peppered with plenty of washed out colors, unexpected contrasts, and new uses for old things, this book is definitely worth getting your hands on.
Will we ever tire of open shelving and neatly stowed crockery collections? I'm certainly still enamoured of this look! There's something so satisfying and orderly about it. And heaven knows I could use more order in my kitchen!
Shall we all bow down to the beauty of this space? Even if midcentury modern isn't your thing, there's something seriously appealing about a blank slate accented by blonde wood in clean, graceful lines. Oh, the work I could get done in this office!
This book has an especially juicy section on bathrooms--it's a clawfoot tub junkie's treasure chest! Of particular note in this vignette is the yellow ceilings and trim; I'm not a huge butter yellow fan, but the subtle touch of color here adds just the right note of warmth.
I don't know about you, but I envy the people who track down finds like these at their local antique shops. A charming folding table of an unusual height makes for a delicate yet supremely functional console, and that old sink? Divine!
I've been thinking a lot lately about design for children's spaces--no, there's no little City Sage on the way, but I am of an age to have babies on the brain--and this bright, cheery bedroom is just what I envision for a girl. A few feminine accents and plenty of room for playing make-believe: what more could a little lady need?
Finally, I had to throw in this shot for my mother-in-law; she'll recognize this duvet as identical to the one that my husband had in his dorm room during college. I spent years trying to ditch that duvet...but apparently one girl's junk is another girl's 'Junk Style ', no?
See you all in Salt Lake!
All images courtesy of Junk Style by Melanie Molesworth.