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Guest Picks: A Boys' Abode
Happy Interior Blog
A boys' abode is not about blunt interior design, mere functionality and black and white choices. Today's boys are well aware of style and have a very personal approach to interior design. Sometimes it is a more rational, edgy and masculine look, while other times it is a playful look. I love to use colorful accents and counteract them with more grown-up highlight pieces in furniture and lighting to create a very special look: a grown boys' abode! — Igor from Happy Interior Blog
Agenda Planner - $28
Refined notebooks are not only handy, but stylish as well. Place them on your desk or bookshelf for colorful accents.
Jasmine Candle - GBP 35
There's no such thing as a cozy home without scented candles. I love delicate scents and beautiful candle canisters to style up sideboards or coffee tables.
3-Arm Chandelier Workstead - $1,800
A boys' abode needs a bit of industrial roughness. My choice is this fabulous three-arm chandelier with industrial joints and exposed bulbs for an edgy look.
David Ehrenstråhle 2013 Guide to Manhattan - $105.30
I am a restless traveler. For the moments when I am at home, I like to remind myself of all the fantastic places I've visited. Use great maps as art pieces to add a worldly feel to your home.
Omaggio Coffee - $86.71
Coffee drinking is a little ceremony in my home. And having a beautiful coffee pot is essential.
Huari Rug - EUR 678
Boys are entitled to color, too. I love to add a vibrant accent with vintage rugs.
Marlo Throw - AUD 129
No bed or sofa should be without a comfy throw. I like the feel of good textures and the look of a more graphic design.
Organic Aegean Bedlinen - GBP 49
For a good night's sleep, opt for sublime bedlinen. I love this organic cotton with a simple yet beautiful design.
Mango Wood Bread Board, Medium - GBP 35
Practical and stylish, this mango wood cutting board is a great way to style up a boys' kitchen — and to serve yummy food.
Twill Stripe Tea Towel - GBP 12.50
Never forget beautifully designed tea towels for a style statement in your kitchen. I would pick this one because of its simple style and great blue hues.
Vitra DSR Eames Plastic Side Chair, Ocean - GBP 108.83
I love the unfading beauty of Eames designs. Choose a DSR Eames plastic side chair in the color "ocean" to style up a boys' abode.
Copine Walnut Round Coffee Table - GBP 219
The Copine walnut coffee table is my heart's choice. It is actually in my abode too.
Planks Console Table - EUR 159
Use a side table to expose some favorite flea market finds, like great books or home decor items. I love this vintage-meets-industrial look with cast iron framing and distressed wooden planks.
Bergamo Kingfisher Bottle Vase - GBP 26.50
Big colored glass bottles add interest to any room. I like to place them in a free corner for style purposes. Add large twigs if you like a more decorative approach.
Karlstad Sofa Bed, Isunda Gray - $899
I prefer a simple gray sofa. Go for this option if you love to change your style and set accents with colorful cushions and throws.
Manana Lamp - $229
The Manana floor lamp gets you with its sophisticated simplicity. Set a statement with your lighting by choosing this well-designed piece.
Sapphire Cabinet With Three Shelves - EUR 699
I love everything blue. And this Sapphire cabinet with a vintage look adds interest and highlights to any room. I would use this cabinet to store books, extra throws and my excessive vase collection.
Emmerson Bed - $1,399
A bed made of distressed wood is a perfect piece to start styling a bedroom. This sets the tone for a maritime interior design — my preference for a bedroom.
Soft Tassel Cushion Cover - EUR 55
Add interesting cushions to style up your room. I love this plum-colored linen pillow with tassels. It is interesting yet unpretentious.