If your tot is in the need for a big-girl or big-boy bed, or will be soon, now is the time to scoop it up. Why? Because right now all Flexa products are 25% off. You can take some time to think it over, as the sale does not end until July 31, 2014, but start perusing now.
Here’s what is so awesome about Flexa. When your kiddo is in the bunk bed phase, the two beds stack safely one atop the other, complete with ladder.
On top, you can add a Flexa cave to create a penthouse fort.
Another accessory are the pockets in all three themes — these are great for keeping a flashlight, favorite stuffed animal and books within bedside reach.
If one kiddo is handing down the beds to another, you can switch out the theme to suit their tastes — maybe your son is into the jungle theme and your daughter’s favorite word is “ARGGG!” — it’s an easy switch from a jungle loft to a pirate ship. Or a princess cave can top some pirate curtains.
Finally, once they trade jungles and pirates for Teen People, they may want to lose the bunks all together. This is easy, as the two beds easily transform into side-by-side twins, totally ready for tween slumber parties.
Think it over, check out the different finishes and themes and decide if Flexa’s versatile line will fit your growing toddler’s lifestyle. If so, jump on it while you can save 25%. Sale ends July 31, 2014.
Now through June 30, 2014, Graham and Brown’s stunning wallpapers are up to 30% off at Design Public. If you’ve been considering wallpaper, now is the time to commit!
In case you are not familiar with this excellent company, they have been around since 1946, collaborating with stellar designers to create unique wallpaper designs that are not for the meek. Here is just a small sample of the variety available from Graham and Brown.
Jubilee is for those of you who long for London; this jolly good paper is full of 1950s icons from the fair city.
Trippy has become an icon on its own, a favorite of artistic directors and set designers. It has shown up on period movies and TV shows from the sixties, seventies and eighties. It’s funky print can bring big retro style to any room of the house. Cover everything from all the walls to the ceiling, or go more subtle with just one accent wall.
Script is full of words rendered in a lovely cursive,on a paper that mimics the patina of concrete. Think of it as calligraphy meets graffiti.
Steve Leung Jiao will bring a climbing botanical garden into your home, flickering with subtle metallic flecks. By the way, Graham and Brown has all sorts of botanical designs, from bold and modern to something straight out of a sweet English country home.
Contour Spa gives a geometric look that works well with styles from mid-century modern to contemporary to eclectic.
To find out more information about any of these wallpapers, simply click on the photos to link to their product pages.
There is something so romantic about a floating house. Maybe it’s because we imagine a sweet widower played by Tom Hanks and his precocious son living in one in Seattle. I don’t know, what do you think? Anyway, I’ve found myself collecting images of float houses and houseboats on Pinterest lately and searching out float house designers to interview at my other gig over at Houzz. Here are five that caught my eye.
This brightly-colored houseboat has an ingenious turf roof. And yellow and blue make (grass) green. Simply charming in its simplicity and color palette.
Float houses are different than houseboats in that you don’t actually drive them around the bay. They are tugged to their slips, usually in float house ‘hoods and give a whole new meaning to living on the water — literal one. This one, designed by Ninebark Design Build and built by Dyna Contracting has one bedroom and one bathroom and a wonderful open living space with big views.
It was a little hard to track down much information about this house as I fell down a Pinterest rabbit hole trying to find out more, which led to nowhere. However, thanks to Google reverse search (thank you “Catfish” for helping me learn how to use that), it seems it was posted by inspiration green in a blog post. The cabin floats atop Perry Creek, near the island of Vinalhaven, Maine. I’ll have to look for it this summer when I’m up there. I love the way they have created a container garden out in the middle of the water around their float home!
This amazing home in Portland, Oregon got its 15 minutes of fame on a recent episode of Portlandia. It was designed by architect Robert O’Shatz, who is a master of organic architecture. It was in the episode featuring Steve Buscemi as The Celery Guy and served as evil Bacon’s house.
When I was visiting some friends who moor their boat in Georgetown, Maine last summer, I was struck by these romantic little float houses you can rent. They are towed out into the harbor at Robinhood Marina. I’d love to wake up surrounded by this beautiful place. Click here for more information on renting a snug little floating house.
We know now that the weather is warm that you may be lacking some cool yet comfy outdoor furniture. So we’ve slashed prices on outdoor selections from Kartell and Magis. The Kartell sale runs through June 8, 2014 and the Magis sale runs through June 9, 2014. Completely outfit your space or fill in a hole with a settee, sofa, armchair, lounge chair or bistro table and dining chairs. Here’s a few of the highlights from the sale to tempt you. And P.S., many of these items work just as well indoors too!
Cozy up like James Spader and William Shatner used to at the end of every episode of Boston Legal in this new classic, the playful Kartell Bubble Armchair. Price is slashed from $800 to $680 now through June 8, 2014. The Bubble also comes in a sofa version.
For a more streamlined look, consider the Kartell Magic Hole Sofa. This is a wonderful piece to set out on the front porch for curb appeal, waving to neighbors and watching the world go by. It also will give a hint to your modern and/or contemporary interior from the street. Currently on sale for $935 from $1100 through June 8, 2014.
Make dining al fresco a breeze with this modern bistro table from Magis. It comes in a square top or round top version and comes in table height and high-top table height. It’s been marked down from $999 to $849.15 now through June 9, 2014.
Pair the table height with a pair or two of the Magis Chair Ones, now on sale from $1378 to $1171.30 for two, now through June 9, 2014. Choose from red, black or white.
For a more relaxed pose, treat yourself to a Magis Paso Doble Chaise Lounge. This curved silhouette means you’ll be comfy reading a book, chatting over frozen cocktails or just soaking up some rays. On sale from $1979 to $1682.15 through June 9, 2014.
There are plenty more items to tempt you for the rest of the week.