Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Guestpost: Handmade Interior Design

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by Bethany Dirksen from Dirksendabbles

We see so many wonderful ways to incorporate handmade goodness throughout our lives these days. Fashion, food, art, and functional products are widely available. But what about those larger projects? I studied interior design in college and have worked in the field for several years. Because of this, I was wondering how easy it would be to decorate an entire room through a handmade venue such as Etsy. And guess what?! You absolutely can.

Here is a room I have designed with products found on Etsy.

Every room has to start with a great piece of furniture. My virtual living room would have this as it's star.
Dragon Slayer Sofa - $2900

And to sit in front and beside
Classic II Coffe Table - $450 Walnut Side Table - $425

Next to all of this, put two of these
Red Eames Chairs - $125

Then underneath it all, and hanging on the wall
Shag Rug - $400 Doggie Drapes - $150

Lovely accents to make us happy
Green Sky Painting - $75 Modern Wall Shelf - $59.95

And finally, let's light it up!
Botanical Drum Shade - $89.95 Buddha Lamp - $200

Now... let's see it put together with a little watercolor to help us visualize.

See! Etsy is a great place for handmade and vintage interior design needs. And as always, this was just the tip of the iceberg for great finds in the handmade world.