Remember how great furniture was when you were a kid? Banana chairs, bunk beds, bean bags — furniture was synonymous with fun. Those days don’t have to go away. OGE CreativeGroup’s Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zahr have created the very appropriately named Giant Birdsnest, a wooden structure filled with egg-shaped, pillow-type poofs that just looks like a good time. According to the product’s website, the nest was “created as a prototype for new and inspiring socializing space: a fusion of furniture and playground. “Egg Poofs” and the nest come in a variety of colors and sizes to accommodate anywhere from 2 to 16 people.
In other neat home product news, Remodel magazine reports that people are stoning their homes, and loving it. No, they’re not chucking rocks. Stone veneer accents are said to be the “second most valuable home improvement project, only behind steel entry door replacement.” The piece also details different installation processes, stone veneer design trends, and cost comparisons. And while you’re looking at home renovation materials, check out Kukun’s new series, Renovation Considerations. We kicked things off last week with everything you need to know about tile, and we’re going to go through all the things you need to ponder when renovating your home. Next up: countertops.
And from paintings to plants, we’re ridiculously excited for spring – especially because of all the cool outdoor home improvements people tend to tackle this time of year, including creating gardens and breathtaking landscape designs! Look for tips on creating a perfect patio from an interior designer, as well as ideas on crafting sustainable landscape designs and the latest in outdoor design trends, all here next week. And while you’re waiting, we suggest checking out tips for beginning gardeners from one of our favorite bloggers, Melissa Riker of The Happier Homemaker. So get reading, then grab some gloves and go play play in the dirt.
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