• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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