“I believe in optimism and plenty of white paint.” Elsie De Wolfe, the original American Interior Designer, said this and many inspiring things during her life from 1859-1950.
Moving 5 times in 10 years will make anyone – even a graphic designer like me – want to cut down on mail. Not only is forwarding a pain, but there are so many random things like magazines that still don’t seem to end up where they’re supposed to.
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
“Think, Travel, Celebrate, Charm, Decorate, Dress, Live – colorfully.” Kate Spade Style, by Kate Spade. One of the few books I insisted on bringing along (most went into storage for this post). Sitting out on a side table in my studio, its presence alone makes the Drexel armchair feel chic. Whenever I browse the pages I […]
Creativity is intelligence having fun. Albert Einstein
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the art collecting habits of FS members and their families. Many of my new friends have some amazing art on their walls
Nope, it’s not clock-changing time yet – but winter quickly brightened today when I saw the Pantone color forecast for Spring 2015
I’m so happy to be documenting and sharing the ideas of others in this FS life! This one is from Sandra Para, who has more great ideas for upcycling UAB boxes on her Pinterest page. Below is her story about adapting to a new post – and creating a headboard from UAB boxes. “When we found out our next […]
An early Adaptation House enthusiast alerted me to this AWESOME removable vinyl idea. (EDIT: Her name is Amy Kennedy Penuel, and she writes the charming blog “The Crafty Foreign Service” where she posted about these herself). These are made by Landee on Etsy (one of those bloggers with seemingly infinite ideas and time to execute them – […]
Moving 6,000 miles away from home has all sorts of unforseen challenges. Functionally, the biggest by far was electricity
I’ve been hunting for more hacks and ideas to archive here on Adaptation House, and here’s another great one taken (with permission of course) from Trailing Houses. Waterproof seats!
This just sums it up. Lemons, lemonade and all that. Yes. (found this image on this Facebook page, inexplicably)
When we lived in Virginia, M made several comments about having a “man cave”. Our home was tiny, and it’s not like I was buying floral tablecloths, but he did have a point. I kind of felt bad about it. This time around, I’m making a conscious effort to incorporate masculine elements and more of his likes into our main spaces. Here’s my favorite […]
The Holidays are almost here! With the maddening pouch rules for shipping and the insanely little amount of storage space (I know I’m not alone here), I’ve been trying not to go postal with Christmas decorations.
“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.”