by Brandy D. Anderson
These are definitely strange and trying times we find ourselves in right now. When many of us are spending so much of our time indoors, getting in touch with our creative side is a welcome distraction. Being confined to our homes is causing a lot of us to focus on ways we would like to improve our environments, so I’ve gathered some amazing home design accounts for you to be inspired by.
About: “Design Milk is a website dedicated to modern design, architecture and art founded by
Design Milk is a comprehensive online magazine all about design, architecture, and culture. Their website features the following four categories: “Architecture”, “Home”, “Interiors”, and “Travel” (there is an additional holistic section for “More”). Their motto is: “Ready for your daily dose of vitamin D (that’s “D” for design!)?” Design Milk goes on to explain, “Design isn’t just something to admire in a gallery. We believe that good design should be accessible to everyone. Both an online magazine and ecommerce shop dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion, and technology. We want to make it easy for you to discover objects that elevate your everyday, so we’ve scoured the globe for designers, brands, and products that are crafted with purpose, using materials made to last.”
On the Twitter account, you’ll find a wide array of different design ideas. For instance, a recent post shares ideas about how “Samsung Eco-Friendly TV Packaging Turns Into Your Pet’s New Playground”. The article details “Samsung’s plans to package their line of The Serif, The Frame, and The Sero televisions in specially designed eco-friendly corrugated cardboard boxes, each intended to be reassembled into a range of furnishings for the home instead of being discarded into the recycling bin.” The accompanying photos are adorable and show a little cat home made out of the smooth cardboard boxes that were re-purposed from packaging. Other ideas are included for ways to reuse the packaging outside of pet play areas, such as making small coffee tables or organizational shelves.
You’ll find wonderful ideas for redesigning rooms, and many of them feature simple ways to completely transform a space. One such room is for a guestroom and the accompanying link is called “Firehouse Project Episode 4: Guest Suite + Powder Room”. The room has one pea-green accent wall, the other walls are covered in a calming cream, and the door, the door trim, and the bedside tables are all painted a dark chocolate brown. The bed linens are white and lilac, and there is a large black and white photo hanging on the wall. In other posts, you’ll discover different ways to reformat your home office space. My favourite ideas on this account involve transforming outdoor spaces, and some even incorporate ways to move the inside out, with outdoor living “rooms”, for instance. There are so many things to check out on this account, it’s sure to please most people.
About: “Welcome to HomeAdore Shopping, a place where we offer the finest choice of products at a reasonable price. Our team goes home and abroad to gather and present to you the world’s best products: from remarkable home decorations, stylish and comfortable home accessories for the entire family, to seasonal and holiday favorites, wonderful presents for everyone on your list. ”
Home Adore says their aim is “to provide you with an arena of excellent design, style, and value, as well as to extend our dedication to customer care and full satisfaction with excellent prices and high-quality service. For this is our hope that with HomeAdore Shopping one important thing becomes abundantly obvious ‘the greatest things in life usually do not cost a fortune’”. Home Adore’s large website is more about providing the products for you to redesign your home rather than merely giving design inspiration. You’ll see scores of decor items that you can purchase directly from the site, and the products are divided into the following categories: “Paintings & Prints”, “Wall Stickers”, “Pillows & Throws”, “Lights & Lighting”, “Tableware”, and “Decor”. However, their Twitter account is full of inspirational photos to go along with the products.
One of the fun things about Home Adore’s Twitter account is that they show home decor and architecture from around the world, so you get very different images across many different cultures. One of my favourite images is the “Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge by Autoban” and it looks quite cool with curvy and rounded archways throughout the spacious area, which are adorned with dark chocolate trim, there’s a pool table, many chairs, and big bookshelf in the corner. The curved and rounded archways make me think of an updated, futuristic version of the hobbit houses in the modern ‘Lord of the Rings’ franchise. You have to see it to believe it.
There are a ton of other tweets showcasing various room designs and colour schemes. Some of the rooms that are showcased include a striking white and teal living room, a living room with an island fireplace in the middle of the room that is flanked with wooden bookshelves on each side, an electric black and white crystal chandelier, and a white bedroom with a shower rod affixed to the ceiling that has a romantic gauzy curtain hanging down. There are vineyard farm houses, opulent mansions, rooms with vaulted ceilings and glass walls, and more simplified villas. Home Adore constantly tweets, so you’ll never run out of new ideas to mull over.
About: “Interior #design and #architecture magazine. One Kindesign is an online magazine for anyone who is passionate about architecture, interior design, home decorating, travel and more. Our primary focus is to bring you some inspiration and fresh ideas for your contemporary home.”
One Kindesign is a really cool magazine that features blog articles detailing design trends, architectural inspiration, and fresh decor ideas. Their website is sleek and easy to use. Some of the featured articles will give you “20+ Brilliant Ideas for Styling Your Interior Living Spaces for Spring”, “26 Beautiful Decorating Ideas to Celebrate Spring Using Dough Bowls”, and “30+ Inspiring Ideas to Freshen Up Your Front Porch for Spring”.
In the article entitled “Contemporary Surf Shack Provides a Cozy Refuge on the California Coast
”, you can read about how “Archipelago Workshop is responsible for the design of this contemporary surf shack, located in Carpinteria, a small oceanside city in southeastern Santa Barbara County, California. Originally a near tear-down saddled with unresolved land use issues, this renovated-from-the-studs-up beach house sits next to a world famous point break that more than justified the years-long effort involved in achieving its current form”. As you scroll down through the article, you’re gifted with lovely photos of the interior and exterior of the surf ‘shack’.
There is so much to look through on the website, but you’ll find even more decor photos on the Twitter account. My favourite one shows a “stunning mountain rustic log cabin in the Montana wilderness”. Another post features a bright and airy kitchen from “a delightful modern farmhouse with southern charm in Georgia”. “Luminous modern dream house in LA with dramatic canyon views” certainly lives up to its caption. A stone island fireplace with exposed wooden beams is seen in the “enchanting modern-rustic dwelling in the rugged mountains of Big Sky”. One Kindesign is a very fun account, and they update their Twitter account consistently each day.