37 Ideabooks by Denise Grayson

Guest Picks: Clever and Cool Contemporary Storage Solutions
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I used to be pretty complacent about storage; almost any vessel with adequate capacity for whatever I needed to put away would do (milk crates, I’m looking at you). But these days I see storage needs as an opportunity to introduce great design into...
Guest Picks: 20 Ways to Jazz Up Your Java Ritual
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Just a few short years ago, I would shudder at the idea of drinking coffee. The smell; wonderful! The taste; not so much. Then I had a proper cup made by a relative who spent a decade in Italy, and it forever changed my views. I’ve come to really enjoy...
Guest Picks: The Almighty Armchair
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The armchair is one of those pieces of comfort furniture that completes a living room. It says, “Come on in and relax” to whomever enters. I have memories of my dad sitting in his big, brown leather easy chair when I was growing up, and so these chairs...
Guest Picks: It's Time for a Cool Clock
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A feature clock is one of the most expressive pieces of decor you can choose for your home, as what you display says so much about you. I’ve come to appreciate how effective a change in clock style — or the addition of one — can be in creating a...
Guest Picks: Make Your Bathroom Modern
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I’m about to take on a complete bathroom renovation, a total demolishing of everything that currently exists in that space, and I can’t wait to turn a slightly fussy decor into one of modern efficiency (that still offers calmness and relaxation, of...
Guest Picks: 20 Stunning Sideboards
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The sideboard is my favorite piece of furniture. It’s a feat of form and function. It provides storage while also being a feature piece. It can anchor a room, and it will reveal much about its owner. I think opting for a sideboard reveals a...
Guest Picks: Fabulous Space-Saving Desks
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I didn’t anticipate the challenge I’d face in finding a desk for my daughter’s room. The room has a fair amount of space, but I was surprised to find that all of the desks we liked were substantial in both width and depth, the latter dimension being...
Guest Picks: Stylish Service on Wheels
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Lately I’ve been lusting for serving trolleys. No, they’re not traditionally seen as a “sexy” piece of furniture, rather they’re a comforting presence that I tend to associate with cozy Sunday lunches at grandma’s house. But things have changed...
Guest Picks: Down to the Wire
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Designing with wire as a structural material has been around since (at least) the Eames era, and those iconic pieces still feel fresh and innovative today. The design world has been experiencing a revival of wire furniture and decor for the past few years,...
Guest Picks: The Tray's the Thing
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I love trays. I guess I'm one of those people who likes to make the most of little things, and I actually look forward to putting my tea or lunch together on a favorite tray and taking it into the living room to eat where I shouldn't. The ritual of gathering...
Guest Picks: London Design Festival 2013 Favorites
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I recently attended the London Design Festival and had the pleasure of seeing the new products from my favorite furniture and decor brands. I was also able to discover emerging talent and get introduced to established companies that I hadn't yet stumbled...
Guest Picks: Flatware to Make You Look Twice
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If you're like me, you will search through all of the spoons in the cutlery drawer until you find that one-off that has something extra special about it, just to make an ordinary bowl of oatmeal a bit more exciting. Considering that we all pull out the...
Guest Picks: Get Angular With Geometric Design
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Geometric shapes are a great way to add oomph to a space, yet they are not a typical go-to when it comes to making things more exciting — but they should be! Angular and spherical forms can be incorporated into decor through pattern and color, though...
Guest Picks: Blissful Outdoor Relaxing
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It's incredible the wonders that one really comfortable piece of outdoor furniture can do for you. The dining set on my patio has reclining chairs that can double for reading and resting, but they have no cushioning. I have to use other options for putting...
Guest Picks: Clever Decor for Small Outdoor Spaces
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Once the first sign of spring hits, I scramble to find a spot in the sun to relax. Any awkward place that gets direct sunlight becomes prime real estate, and that's why you see folding chairs in funny places around the neighborhood. Many homes have outdoor...
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