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A BESTÅ sideboard worthy of any record player!

After getting a record player for Christmas, it was clear it couldn’t be assigned to the floor of our living room forever. A solution, therefore, was to find a record player console – or similar – that would hold it along with the rest of my HiFi system and records. A quick scan of Google and Pinterest led me to a rather beautiful wooden sideboard which looks classically Scandinavian and has that vintage feel.A bit of further research led me to the IKEA Hackers website and a post of the record player console by a contributor in September! See more of the record player stand here.Having seen how much a good quality sideboard would cost me, I determined that if I want something similar I would simply have to build it myself. (Just to make clear, I have very little experience with DIY apart from woodwork at school and a general sense of enjoyment for getting my hands dirty.)Hacking a record player console from BESTÅ framesIKEA items used:1 x IKEA BESTÅ frame bench: £252 x IKEA BESTÅ shel…
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Stylish and spacious living area

These adjacent living room and kitchen areas are filled with natural light that is reflected off the white floors and walls. The big kitchen in mint green looks very fresh, though the black dining table with the dark area underneath it makes this look a bit more dramatic. The living room is kept very light, with lots of art prints and artefacts. Source Coco Lapine Design

Home in soft pink

I think the owners of this flat were so daring to paint their entire home in shades of pink. This is something I would never go for myself (I would go more in the beige or grey direction) but I love the way it looks here. These warm colors on the wall give the entire flat a very warm and subtile look, which is perfectly matched with furniture in wood and browns.The kitchen is painted in a lighter shade of dusty pink, which goes perfectly with the marble countertops there and makes this area a lot lighter. Source Coco Lapine Design

Check Out 15 Stunning Tile Design Ideas Just In Time for National Tile Day

National Tile Day is February 23. And we can thank the largest stone and tile show in North America, Coverings, for bringing it back. “National Tile Day is rooted in a desire to celebrate the many great benefits tile has to offer as a material,” explains Alena Capra, industry ambassador for Coverings. “We’re encouraging the architecture and design community to get inspired by tile.”Tile is a great choice when you’re looking for something durable and unique. Nowadays it can even look like hardwood flooring, complete with the grooves and textures, but offers a lower maintenance surface that doesn’t need refinishing.We’ve come a long way from the basic white 16″ squares of the past. Here are 15 tile design ideas to inspire you:Mid-century modern tile design ideasCollect this ideaA mid-century modern dining room wall is finished in a white retro tile to add texture. Image: Mod-Ified Collect this ideaA vibrant retro aqua tile backsplash offsets the crisp white cabinets and yellow pops of co…

Before and After – Freestanding Bath Renovations

Our new series of coming articles will display and show off a little some of the great before after bathroom renovations we have completed. These are just a fraction of the bathrooms we do but each one we are incredibly proud of.The key to this style of layout is to understand that cleaning will be the big factor in if you want this design. Unlike a traditional drop-in bath which has brickwork all around it the freestanding often has gaps in place of those bricks. It’s important to note that often you can stand in the bath and get to these spots so it’s not the end of the world but if you are someone who has difficulty bending I wouldn’t recommend it.Today we will display 5 before and after bathroom renovations throughout Perth, WA  that have incorporated the freestanding bath in the classic family bathroom layout.Munster Bathroom Renovation Scarborough Bathroom Renovation Canning Vale Bathroom Renovation Henley Brook Bathroom Renovation Rivervale Bathroom Renovation The freestanding look…

A warm greige home

This wonderful home with greige walls is decorated with warm elements for a perfectly harmonious and cozy vibe. The leather and wood accents in the living room combined with the fluffy area rug makes this room very cozy. The kitchen is optimally used with cabinets all the way up to the ceiling and the bedroom combines bedding and a bed skirt in the same color, which is a nice look as well. Source Coco Lapine Design

Studio Lotta Agaton

I don’t think I have to mention that I love Lotta Agaton’s work and especially with stylist Pella Hedeby joining the team now (another favorite stylist of mine) I think we can expect some really nice work coming from their team this year. It was to be expected that their workplace itself would be gorgeous as well and I think it matches perfectly with their aesthetics. Source Coco Lapine Design