Getting out of bed is hard enough as it is, but to know you are about to be walking around on cold hardwood floors makes the thought of getting up even worse! Obviously hardwood floors look amazing and shouldn’t be covered completely, but adding a decorative rug on top can help give a cozier vibe. Place a rug in the areas where you know your feet will be hitting the ground. At the end of your bed, middle of your living room or underneath your dining room table are great spots to add a soft resting spot for those feet. Rugs obviously come in all shapes, sizes, colors and patterns so finding the right match for you space will be a breeze.
Our favorite watering hole O’Brien’s Pub in downtown Newport recently got a show-stopping new exterior feature: Garage Doors! We’re loving the look of these industrial black garage doors that open on warm, sunny days creating a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow from covered bar to patio space. When Newporters think of garage doors on restaurants, we instantly think of OB’s former neighbor Asterix (now Willy’s Burger Bar)- but O’Brien’s has stepped up the game with four huge garage doors that span the entire storefront. I guess it’s safe to say that you know where we will be spending our Saint Patrick’s Day! Check out the new doors below and a few other snaps of garage doors we love!
Old McDonald shouldn’t be the only one who gets to enjoy the rustic architecture of barns. We are loving the look of re-purposed barn doors inside the home. Put on a sliding track or opening traditionally into a living room- barn doors add a touch of pastoral chic to an urban interior pallet. We love them best when contrasted against uber-modern decor. Sharp lines and mod lighting fixtures juxtaposed with large, wooden gate-like doors.
A very cool look in the kitchen is a chalkboard back splash. Typically we only see either a painted wall or perhaps some tile. However, with a chalkboard back splash, you have the opportunity to utilize that wall space! Jotting down recipes, reminders and designs, chalkboard back splashes are a unique way to add some fun to your kitchen.