• DIY Inspiration: Party & Wedding Decorations

    Your wedding will very likely be the biggest party you'll ever throw. Add a bit of creativity -- and rein in your pocketbook -- by making your own decorations. You'll be surprised. Most of the time, it's as easy as buying an ordinary glass vase. The key to successful DIY wedding decorations...
  • Undecorate: The Latest Buzz Word

    The latest buzz word in designing and decorating has many names including “Décor for a Recessionary Movement,” - The NewYork Times ; “Rise of the Personal” - The Wall Street Journal ; and Christiane Lemieux, the founder of DwellStudio , focused her new book, “Undecorate...
  • DIY It: Wood Grain Everywhere!

    DIY projects using wood grain are highly gratifying. It's always attractive, blends easily into existing decor, and is very versatile. Print these images at home and run wild with them. Try these quick fun projects: Use cover or writing stock to create cards and stationery. For coasters...
  • DIY It! Five Easy Patio Set-Ups

    A simple patio is easy to set up and incredibly rewarding. No other room can make workday worries melt away like a patio . It's that special combination of being outdoors and the creature comfort of sitting with drink in hand that make patios the best seat in the house. These five simple patio set...
  • Summer Entertaining Tips for A Types

    I’m the first to admit that I’m a Type A personality. As such, things usually have to be as close to perfect as possible for me. However, this summer I am attempting to be more "spur of the moment" and enjoy myself with friends and family. In preparation, I have started collecting...
  • DIY It! Magnetic Flowers for Fabrics and More

    I love good DIY projects that are both fun and functional. This project involves faux flowers, which are lovely but always make me hesitate because of their maintenance. Every spring, I'd see beautiful executions of silk flowers on curtains, lamp shades, and tablecloths but always walked away, wondering...
  • New Uses for Old Window Frames

    Vintage window frames have such charm and character... and also the potential to be transformed and repurposed into some pretty practical and functional pieces! I love the rustic and weathered look that an old window brings to a contemporary space and I've found some fabulous DIY ideas for making...
  • 8 Tips on Styling a Bookshelf

    Between my love for art and design books and my husband's ever-growing collection of grad school reading material, it's safe to say that we have a lot of books . With the variety of shapes, sizes, and colors of books we've collected, it's easy for our humble white bookshelf to look cluttered...
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