Eclectic Homes

Guest Picks: A Bicycle Built for Summer

Bicycle accessories scream summer, so why don’t you look for this silent mode of transport for decorating inspiration this year? These 18 elite bicycle-themed goods are guaranteed to be pleased additions to a summery abode. — Rachel from Raenovate Zazzle Original Old-school Bike Pillow – $63.95 Summertime is all about whimsy, and Zazzle’s first old-school bicycle pillow is perfect. Etsy Bike All by Board by Design – $270 Made for the city dweller, this easy-mount bicycle rack in walnut is stylish, space saving as well as flexible. Poketo Hanako Clulow Mouse Pad – $8 Hanako Clulow’s illustration of bicycling bears is guaranteed to brighten up any home office. Grandin Road Bicycle Mat – $39 Here’s a different mat to keep your home fresh and fashionable (and keep dirt at bay). Paper Source Motorcycle Lunchskins – $13.95 These reusable snack bags are easy to wash dishwasher safe, toxin-free and not to…

Eclectic Homes

Guest Picks: The Bunny Hop

I have many favorite bunny books I like to read during the year, especially in the spring as Easter approaches. Inspired by my favorite novels, I’ve collected some bunny-themed kids’ d├ęcor items which would be beautiful in any home. — Vanessa From Terrible Eagle Books Etsy Woodland Bunny Forest Animal Bookend From Graphic Spaces – $80 The bunny is holding up the novels with his ear — I really like this for a kid’s room! Etsy Nursery Goodnight Art Whimsical Deer And Baby Bunny by PesceRosso – $30 A whimsical deer and infant rabbit picture would be beautiful in a nursery. I love the delicate lines and soft colors. The Land of Nod The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes by Du Bose Heyward – $15 This is a timeless Easter rabbit read. My family loves this publication. Etsy Bunny Rabbit, Solid Brass Paperweight by Buffalo Winter – $22…

Color

13 Spectacular Exterior Paint Makeovers by ers

Oh, ers, you are the best. I requested you to share your dramatic paint makeovers, and also the last time I checked you had left over 150 comments plus before and after shots. From Victorian gingerbread houses to midcentury modern gems, new paint colors make a house look new. Watch what fellow ers have accomplished with paint on the exteriors of their homes. BEFORE: uservita76’s 1910 Victorian is full of charm but was looking somewhat tired. AFTER:A lovely periwinkle blue and also a small landscape cleanup series off the porch. “This is Benjamin Moore paint,” vita76 says. “The white trimming is White Dove, the black trimming is Eclipse the door is Eggplant and the main body colour is a mixture of two colors; one is Solitude, and another I don’t remember.” BEFORE: user summilux and his wife substituted these present colors to let the house sit in its own landscape…