As someone who works in the home decorating/improvement/upcycling/energ efficiency space, I get invited to a lot of fun events from different companies. These events are usually attended by magazine editors and influential bloggers and it’s a fun and intimate opportunity to see new ideas and products.
The other day, I trained it into NYC to visit the Lowe’s “pop up” home on Fifth Avenue and left with some great ideas I thought you might like for your own home.
Is this an indoor or outdoor dining chair? Actually, it’s both. Can you imagine being able to open the patio door and bring in a chair for extra seating when needed?
The fabric unzips from the chair for easy machine washing. So, if a small child spills all over it or it gets a little dirty from being outdoors all season long, it’s a cinch to get it very clean. You could even sanitize it by washing it in hot water and regular ‘ol laundry detergent.
Something new I’m happy to see: ebonized bamboo floors. Dark floors are a great way to anchor a room and get it some modernity. But now the marriage of dark floors with eco-friendly bamboo can be found at Lowe’s; all pre-finished and ready to install.
A new idea: installing subway tile going up, instead of across.
I’m on the fence about this idea, but I do see how it can make a small space feel taller. I’m all for timeless installation whenever possible, but I think because the material itself is pretty classic, either install is really fine in my book.
The sickest (as in good) Whirlpool washer/dryer I’ve ever seen. I don’t know about you, but having a state of the art washing machine can just change your life. These are super efficient; Energy Star rated washing machine and the dryer even has an “eco dry” option on it. They tell me you can load a full bottle of detergent into the washing machine and then use a touchscreen to deliver precise amounts. Technology is not my forte, so I’ll stick with my Method Laundry bottle, but cool nevertheless.