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Laundry Room Storage Ideas
Let's talk about laundry room storage ideas... Fifty years ago laundry rooms were meant to be kept behind closed doors. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. And never show your dirty laundry to any one. But today? Today, laundry rooms have come a long way. There are beautiful and clever ideas for the...
May 19, 2015
Functional & Stylish Family Room Storage
Functional family room storage can also be stylish! Whether it’s watching Harry Potter movie marathons with a giant tub of buttery popcorn, stretching out on a comfy sofa with a glass of wine, doing homework or just curling up with a good book, the family room is a place the whole family can...
Jan 19, 2015
Modern Country Style for Summer Decor
Country style interiors have gotten a bad reputation over the years for being too frilly and too fussy. But not only is a contemporary approach to cottage-inspired decorating making a comeback, it's perfect for adding an inviting summer spirit to your home. Whether you inject small touches like...
Jun 4, 2014
Decorating a Home With Baskets
When I was younger I remember my mother decorating with duck baskets. Yep. I said duck. Old-fashioned baskets with polka dot ribbon and an entire flock of ducks stenciled across the lids. I rolled my eyes at those baskets and the coordinating wallpaper and right then and there I promised...
May 6, 2014
Using Room Dividers To Create Space
Remember 1970? It was the first time individuals started using room dividers to create space. And room dividers were clever and functional and creative.... .....and usually modular and orange and plastic. Not so now. Modular and orange and plastic have been replaced with metal and graphic...
Oct 22, 2013
Mismatched Kitchen Islands to Up the Style Quotient
Mismatched kitchen islands and cabinetry seriously up the style quotient in your eating space. How? Finishing a kitchen island in a different color from the main cabinetry, in a hue that either complements or contrasts, lends a custom look in a room that's all too often overly matchy-matchy. Going...
Sep 26, 2013
How to Decorate a Bathroom with Appeal
Whether you live in a large home or a small apartment, when you invite a guest over there comes that inevitable moment in time when a guest must visit the bathroom. In many homes the powder room is designed for such purposes, so take the time to learn how to decorate a bathroom with an appeal that pleases...
Jul 29, 2013
Industrial Chic Decor and Lighting
Industrial Chic decor refers to a new style of decoration that borrows heavily on old classics and non-residential elements. Similar to what we have been seeing in the Steam Punk movement, industrial chic design incorporates rough-hewn metals, cage lighting, and Edison-style filament bulbs that look...
May 9, 2013
What is an Etagere?
Aside from being tough to spell and pronounce , etageres make excellent accent furniture. They're flexible and solve lots of design dilemmas. Here are a couple ideas: - Use an etagere as a sophisticated display for art objects and home accessories , sculptures , picture frames , books, or a collection...
Jan 16, 2009
7 Tips for Using Decorative Screens
A decorative screen is a great way to add interest and new style to a room. They come in a wide range of visual looks, and can be used for a variety of functions. Here are some of our favorite tips for using decorative room screens . 1) Place a screen in an awkward corner with an uplight behind it...
Sep 26, 2008
Stylish Small Spaces
Coming off the heels of my post on the perfect closet, I thought the New Year would be a perfect time to talk about life in close quarters. Stylish small spaces can be achieved in any size domicile if you know a few tricks of the trade and commit to a life of ruthless editing and turning organization...
Jan 5, 2012
Vanity Isn't Always Sinful
Allow yourself a space to sit down and get comfortable when preparing to face the day or evening. In addition to placement over a sink, mirrors can be hung or placed on the tops of desks or dressers to create a beautiful, quiet moment to do everyday grooming. Check out House Beautiful's user submitted...
Dec 4, 2008
Cedar Chests Provide Safer Storage
Cedar chests are classic furniture pieces, but their beauty is more than skin deep. Cedar wood, and more specifically its oil, can protect clothes and bedding from the dreaded clothing moth . Moths avoid cedar oil, especially that of Eastern red cedar (aka aromatic cedar). Cedar also absorbs moisture...
Jan 21, 2009
Styling a Holiday Sideboard
Let’s face it, we will all be eating nonstop until January. Styling a holiday sideboard will be essential if you plan to entertain. I get it, everybody entertains in their own way and on different budgets, so let’s look at several options. The formal sideboard tends to look English and...
Nov 8, 2012
5 Tips For Bathroom Organization
If you think about it, one of the smallest rooms in our houses requires the greatest need for storage. Because the average person uses their bathroom roughly six times a day it’s important that our bathrooms function just as well as they look. While I would normally stress that aesthetics outweigh...
Jan 12, 2012
Start 2013 Off with an Organized Home
If the image of the meticulously organized home above makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, you are not alone! There are only a handful of instances throughout the year that we subconsciously find ourselves fiending for a clean slate, and the beginning of the new year is one of them. Starting off...
Jan 25, 2013
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