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Lacquered elegance

Lacquer is becoming the latest “in” thing – for the bedroom and the kitchen, as well as the living room. And the reason is very simple: Its re-invented retro look brings life back to any room in the house and gives it a contemporary appearance that’s out of the ordinary!

 

Lacquered Elegance Reflekt

Lacquered Elegance Reflekt

 

So you love the modern style and wish you could get a great bedroom suite of Italian design… the one you’ve been dreaming so much about, but which is way beyond your budget? Well,SouthShore’s Mikka collection was created especially for you!

 

Lacquered Elegance Mikka

Lacquered Elegance Mikka

 

And now, your dream furniture is in your home, but you don’t know how best to show it off. The answer is simple: Your furniture will now be the focus of your bedroom, so over-decorating is unnecessary.

As we explain in our post titled Stuck with White? Here’s a Survival Guide!, think of your walls as a canvas. Paint them grey, white, cream or any other colour that’s more or less neutral, so they can serve as a “background” that makes your furniture

stand out. And don’t worry about dullness – you can add accent colours elsewhere in the room!

A do-it-yourself “hidey-hole”

Here’s a new project for you: Set up an under-the-bed hiding-place as part of the IMAGINE Collection (see also the IMAGINE Collection in white!).

To start off, close your eyes and go back to when you were 5 years old. Are you there yet?

Now imagine that you have an ultra-secret hiding-place for yourself and your friends. Doesn’t this make you jump for joy?

Children love to have a little space all their own – which is why I promise you, this little hideaway under a loft bed will be an instant success. And best of all, it should take you no more than 30 minutes to set it up once you have everything you need.

View the step-by-step presentation for completing this fun project, below. Once it’s done, you can sit back and enjoy a great coffee while your child has fun in this new “secret” hiding-place!

South Shore mini-decorating project: An IMAGINE bed with a hiding-place underneath

The Imagine Collection
The Imagine Collection - Pure White

The Imagine Collection – Pure White

The Imagine Collection - Morgan Cherry

The Imagine Collection – Morgan Cherry

Various types of children’s beds

You’re expecting a new bundle of joy in your life and your eldest child needs to change rooms? You’ve moved, or your youngest has turned into a bassinet-climbing acrobat? For this and many other reasons, maybe you have to make do with a room small enough to give you headaches. I don’t have the solution to headaches, but I can sure help you navigate through the various types of children’s beds available on the market. Then you can assess your needs and decide which bed would suit you best.

Platform bed with legs

Platform bed with legs - 3050

Platform bed with legs – 3050

This type of bed has a simple look to it but may be just the ticket if you don’t want to buy a headboard. You can hide storage bins underneath. It’s a cost-effective solution since it doesn’t require a box spring.

 

 

Platform bed with storage

Platform bed with storage - 3159

Platform bed with storage – 3159

This bed doesn’t require a box spring either and has a drawer at the end, which is great for storing blankets and pillows.

 

 

 

 

Mate’s bed

Mate’s bed - Popular collection 2779

Mate’s bed – Popular collection 2779

The mate’s bed has a lot of storage space thanks to its three drawers, without taking up extra space.

How to get rid of monsters under the bed

The other day on the airplane, some of my good karma finally paid off: in the seat pocket were three beautiful magazines left behind by the last occupant. JOY!

  • OThe Oprah Winfrey magazine, a magazine full of wonderful ideas for your home, kitchen, body and soul.
  • Health Magazine: maybe a sign that I took it a little too easy on my vacation?
  • Redbook, which I hadn’t heard of, but the tagline Love Your Life piqued my interest.

In Redbook, there was an article about how families manage their sleep routines. If you’re a parent, you probably know what the most challenging time of day is: getting the kids to sleep is more art than science. But what are some ways to promote rest and relaxation?

As a designer, my first instinct is to ask if your room or your children’s rooms are optimized for sleeping. If they’re full of toys, books and clothes littered all over the floor, maybe you need a new storage solution.

One option is the mate’s bed (or captain’s bed), which offers plenty of integrated lower storage. This bed also solves a major problem: it makes it impossible for monsters to find a good hiding spot.