Post image for let the outdoors in

Picture 13

image_2

warmer weather makes me long for a house with a room that’s partially…or mostly…outdoors.  sunlight streaming in, curtains blowing in the breeze, birds chirping.

…just a little inspiration from a uk company called toast. so beautiful.

pretty lights

Post image for pretty lights

i love these creative uses of lights by interior designer jan eleni!

4387463700_b50ed00b33_o

4386702171_d80c13968d_o

i’m just a fan of string and rope lights in general- i like leaving them up all year round, because they add such a nice soft, warm light.  now i’m tempted to put a big cluster of them on my wall or ceiling…

Post image for turn your dresser into a shelf!

yes it’s another dresser idea but i wanted to share this today too because i think its such a unique, cool idea.

if you happen to have a really old beat up dresser that you don’t use, take out the drawers and paint them a a bright color, line them with some cool wallpaper and turn it into a sweet-looking shelf!

i  think this would look awesome if you used some old vintage wallpaper like these…

wallpaper

so what do you guys think, would you try one of these ideas on your dresser?

project source; wallpaper images.

Stacy -Mar 05, 2010, 4:56PM
I once did something similar with old drawers that were being discarded from my apartment building-- from a kitchen that was being re-done. I really like the idea of lining the drawers for some extra color. One could also try wrapping paper or contact paper, available in lots of patterns in hardware stores (designed for lining shelves and drawers)-- or even scented drawer liner paper, which is often available very cheaply at places like T.J. Maxx. :)
lisa -Mar 05, 2010, 10:57AM
I saw something really similar in the ReadyMade book. That magazine is a must have for the creative mind.

More comments »

wednes-diy

Post image for wednes-diy

this is such an amazing idea – i saw it on design*sponge a while ago and i’ve always thought about doing it, except i don’t have a dresser like that :)  the flowers remind me so much of our one of a kind vintage flower necklace!

img_0178

for their tutorial, they used some vintage brooches found on ebay, removed the backs and glued screws on.  check out the full tutorial here!

such a great way to give your dresser a little free people touch :)

Luana -Mar 03, 2010, 12:52PM
Awesome! I love that they are all mismatching it gives such a cozy home feeling. Another DIY idea with knobs, my mom purchased a broken knob from Anthropologie and is making it into a ring.

More comments »

Post image for a touch of pink

you may recognize these images from our first episode of home sweet home that was on the blog a little while back.  i came back to them recently and wanted to draw out a great decorating tip that might inspire your own efforts at home!

DSC_0209

DSC_0263

in case you didn’t see it, another fp girl and I went to the home of our director of design and image and took a little tour of her home. one thing that really stood out to me about how her house was decorated was the use of pink tape all over!  it is such a cute idea and definitely adds that free people touch to a wall of photos that might otherwise look a little bit plain.

i love how it looks against that blue paint!

if any of you have fun, free people inspired decorating ideas, please do share :)

lisa -Feb 26, 2010, 9:35AM
that is such a cute idea! I love hangin pictures and doing cute stuff too.I'm moving so maybe i will try that also.Because i was using double sided tape such a cuter idea to use colored tape.Thanks
-Feb 25, 2010, 5:29PM
that's a really great idea. i have a big screaming bare wall that i have been trying to figure out what to do. love the pink, but love the scarf idea too! it will really add some color!

More comments »

Post image for free people santa barbara

check out our new santa barbara store! it looks so pretty and summery!

fp julia -Feb 22, 2010, 3:32PM
hi geneva- store hours are 11-8 mon-sat and 11-7 on sunday!
Geneva de la Rouge -Feb 21, 2010, 12:08PM
I walked by last nite and it looks great! What are your hours so I can shop til I drop?!

More comments »

Post image for house in the country

dan martensen is the photographer who shot our new february catalog, and his home in upstate new york was recently photographed for the selby – words can not express how much i love his home! i want a place like this one day…lots of wood and oriental carpts, and a fireplace that i can fill with candles…

9_21_09_DanShannan09510

9_21_09_DanShannan09540

9_21_09_DanShannan09516

9_21_09_DanShannan09533

9_21_09_DanShannan09525

9_21_09_DanShannan09530

check out more photos of his and model shannan click’s amazing home here.

and stay tuned for a post later today about our new february catalog and the inspiration behind it!

handmadecharlotte -Feb 08, 2010, 4:25PM
hi! i love the melted candles! i love that! i loved burnt incense sticks and tons of wax! very nice image!
kay -Feb 08, 2010, 12:54PM
when i saw this stuff on the selby a few months ago, i felt like he photographed my dreams. its perfect

More comments »

Post image for something in the air

last week i was over in the area where our visual display team works on the amazing creations that you see in our stores, and i spotted boxes and boxes of these colorful little creatures…

DSC_0145

so what are they? our new store displays for spring! here’s a look at the installation in our king of prussia, pa store:

804 1 28 017

update 005

update 010

804 1 28 004

update 003

install 049

804 1 28 005

i love it! our visual display team always does such an amazing job :)

Poster Frames -Feb 21, 2010, 6:58PM
These look fantastic! A great looking shop display is always fantastic for business.
Sepi -Feb 06, 2010, 3:59AM
So excited to put these up in our store in walnut creek!

More comments »

Post image for free people brooklyn opens today!

our visual display and store design manager sent me these photos of the brooklyn store front…aren’t the flowers gorgeous?

ParionsWeb -May 07, 2011, 5:20PM
Je me fais toujours un plaisir de vous découvrir et je pense que cet article est très utile. Merci encore !
fp julia -Jan 25, 2010, 10:08AM
rawlyn - 113 smith street! :)

More comments »

Post image for wednes-diy

i really want to try and make a rag rug.  i’ve been looking around online for tutorials on how to do it, and i’m so inspired just by pictures of them!  i think they’re so beautiful and a perfect way to use up any fabric you might have lying around.

3329017996_c99f36f022

these images are from the rag rug flickr group (yes, there is one)…check it out here…believe me, you will be inspired.

apparently there are several ways to make a rag rug…some tutorials involve crocheting, like this one on vintage chica.  but if you don’t know how to crochet (like me) you can still make a rag rug just by braiding the fabric!

imageone

moda bake shop has a really great tutorial showing you step by step how to do it. once you’ve picked out the fabric you want to use, cut it into long strips and just start to braid! start at the center of the rug and work your way outwards, forming a circle with your braid as shown in the images above. once you’ve finished, just sew the rows of braids together! for the full tutorial click here.

i can’t wait to try it!

Laura -Jan 21, 2010, 1:05PM
Hey, I love crocheting scrap fabric. I actually used this as an element in my thesis project and make accessories and clothing!
sarah -Jan 20, 2010, 8:44PM
I still have my grandma's rag rug. I LOVE it! sarah

More comments »

Post image for inspiration for the home

i want my bookshelf to look like this…with photos and little trinkets.

desktwo

i love this idea…a collage of photos, cards and various keepsakes on a desktop, covered by a sheet of glass.

12_10_09KateYoungKeith11662

12_10_09KateYoungKeith11669

and i really want some antlers to hang jewelry from.

keith abrahamsson and kate young’s home photographed by the selby.

NinaElisa -Jan 22, 2010, 11:11PM
they totally were selling antler hooks at urban around the holidays last year!
summerteeth -Jan 20, 2010, 11:59AM
the selby is the absolute BEST for home inspiration. love the postcards/journals beneath glass idea too.

More comments »

Post image for wednes-diy

a friend of mine had one of these wine cork trivets in her apartment and i thought it was so cool! if you have a bunch of wine corks lying around it’s a perfect use for them, or if not you can always ask for some at a bar or wine store where they usually have a bunch lying around.

find a shallow tray like the ones shown above, and just arrange the corks in whatever pattern you like, using glue to fix them in place.

if you’re feeling really ambitious, take it a step further and make a wine cork…well…corkboard :)

i don’t drink much wine but i might have to get some corks and try this! that round one is awesome.

Chelsea -Jan 20, 2010, 8:23PM
My mom made a corkboard out of wine corks a few years ago and people kept on giving her wine corks so that we have about 1,000 now. She was craving to find another use for the thousand extra and this post gave her some great ideas!
bethany -Jan 14, 2010, 10:41AM
I've been saving my wine corks for about 5 months now in order to do just this! Looks awesome!

More comments »

Back To Top