It’s the peak of summer – it’s hot and dry (at least in most places in the U.S.) and most of us aren’t motivated to spend any time fixing up the house right now. It’s too hot to go outside; it’s too hot to think about moving furniture or painting walls inside. So, this week I’m feeling frivolous. Silly. A little wild. A little random.
This post is still about home decor. It’s going to be a visual wander through the world of whimsical design or down right unusual applications. I hope I bring a smile to your face or a “really?” to your lips.
Elevator murals: waiting for an elevator would never be the same!
Sometimes the humor can be quite simple – a free-hand painted graphic, or if you don’t trust your skills, find a funny decal – they’re everywhere now.
The Sunflower chair is a novel combination of bookcase and chair. It does sort of look like a flower, doesn’t it?
Here’s another version of the same idea – this one actually seems a little more practical – it’s a great space saving idea.
A sleek, modern bookcase with stackable components and a splash of color. Do you see any shapes hidden in those trim colors?
Talk about space saving! The steel furniture easily pulls out into a dining table and chairs for instant party seating. Seat cushions held in place by magnets add a measure of comfort. A game of cards anyone?
I had to slip in this one elegant piece – this credenza features hand carved rippled wood doors that hide four drawers.
Back to whimsical, look closely, the table is defined by a train track scaled to fit the popular Brio series of toys.
Each table is designed as a tray and comes with easily removable jigsaw pieces of train track allowing many track configurations. Looks like a lot of places for crumbs to gather!
Sometimes the surprise is in the combination of materials. Here two storage cubes are knit together allowing flexibility in how they face within a room.
It’s easy to introduce whimsy or humor using fabric. Put the comics on an accent chair for a daily smile.
A luxurious outdoor shower for the ultimate in post-pool showering, but with a distinct lack of privacy.
Tuck this adorable garden sculpture among your flowers or shrubs for a spot of humor. Available from JillsGardenAngels ETSY shop.
Welcome visitors with a cheerful garden gate carved with flowers and dragonflies.
Use color to make your outdoor space whimsical and bright and happy.