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Founder & Creator Douglas Calhoun Works Frame Wall Magic for Zillow Porchlight

Incorporating interior design styles with a roommate, partner, or loved one is all about personal touches and pin-pointing a combined interest or aesthetic.Β  Watch and learn as InteriorΒ  Design Expert Douglas Calhoun creates a floor-to-ceiling frame wall for a special couple in Seattle.

Lauren and her fiance are taking a big step, cohabitation! They’re recently engaged and Lauren is making space for not only his furniture and odds and ends, but his style. This happy could have a love for food, wine, and entertaining. The two are active and social and we wanted to brighten the space they spend time entertaining in, the dining room. It’s adjacent to a cozy living room with iconic Seattle views of waterfront, sea planes, and neighboring hillside homes. The dining room is also steps away from their kitchen which we took foodie inspiration from. Their love of food and wine was the jumping off point for their frame wall.

You want to create a balance of organic shapes and square corners. Remember it’s a personal story so no need to be to precise, it should look and feel like something you accomplished easily. Sourcing vintage cookbooks, throwback kitchen tools, and metallic shapes like street signs and large lettering made for a great fit. Reframing pages and posters meant varying shapes and sizes creating a gathered look.

Cutting out the shapes with old warping paper or butcher paper and laying them either on the wall itself or on the floors means you rearrange without hammering a single nail. Do your research and look up a few images online for inspiration. Remember, it’s your personal space and style. If your space is more modern line them all up in one dramatic row or if your looking for a more lived in style than go crazy and layer different shapes in whatever format you’d like.

Final touches include a small piece of furniture at the bottom of your frame wall. A chest or bench anchors the whole scene and makes for a lovely spot to set a row of glasses or flower arrangement.

Escape With Manuela, A Small Marvel Designed for an Urban Patio

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MANUELA is a small folded steel shelf to perch a coffee or wine on during your fire escape hang out. It comes in treated wood or hydrualic tile. I love the straight-up design of this friendly little space saver. It’s a real hero and can make even the bleakest of fire-escapes cheery and chic.Β  Designed by NIMIOΒ  in Madrid, the small showroom produces elegant and simple solutions to tight urban living. We included it in our tip-sheet for outdoor entertaining on Zillow.com. Check out more tips for your next party on the deck here! two patio