Decor

Build a Library To Call Your Own

Build a Library To Call Your Own

I love books…the way they smell, the way they look, the way they feel. Even when I’m not engaged in the physical act of reading, I love having books around me. From a design perspective, books add warmth and interest to any room. They make a personal statement and generate […]

Make Your Fireplace More Efficient

Make Your Fireplace More Efficient

These simple steps will provide more heat from your fireplace this winter.

Matthew Gray Gubler’s Halloween Haunt

Matthew Gray Gubler’s Halloween Haunt

The master of creepiness, actor/director/artist Matthew Gray Gubler, shows us how he decorates for Halloween.

Fly Your Flag the Right Way this 4th of July

Fly Your Flag the Right Way this 4th of July

If you choose to display your American spirit by flying the U.S. flag this 4th of July, please make sure you do it properly. Yes, there is more to it than just unfurling the flag and running it up a pole. As you prepare to bring out the stars and […]

Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Upholstery Tools For The Beginner

Start ripping up your old sofa with these upholstery tools for beginners

Go Vintage for Quality Outdoor Furniture

Go Vintage for Quality Outdoor Furniture

Finding decent, well-priced outdoor furniture is no easy task but go vintage for some cool and funky options

Stylish and Removable Wallpaper

Stylish and Removable Wallpaper

Take this wallpaper with you and use it on any flat surface to enhance the decor of your home

Decorate for Halloween like Matthew Gray Gubler

Decorate for Halloween like Matthew Gray Gubler

Our favorite Halloween decor is still Matthew Gray Gubler’s house from last year. His pumpkin picking skill is a natural talent and something you are born with but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from his techniques. 5 Ways to Decorate like Matthew Gray Gubler on Halloween 1. Always choose […]

Artisan Cabinet Hardware Now at The Home Depot

Artisan Cabinet Hardware Now at The Home Depot

If you’re seeking artisan cabinet hardware you need look no further than The Home Depot where Liberty Hardware will be debuting their special line created by a glass artist from Michigan and a blacksmith from North Carolina. Tomorrow November 12th, Liberty Hardware will be introducing this new line to the […]

Our Halloween Hall Of Fame: Best Seasonal Projects

Our Halloween Hall Of Fame: Best Seasonal Projects

As we head into the weekend for Halloween, now’s the time to make sure your house is fully decked out for any spooky festivities. And for those of you on the East Coast, you’ll likely want to find some fun indoor projects to tackle as the first snowstorm of the […]

Built by Kids Decorated Pumpkin Contest

Built by Kids Decorated Pumpkin Contest

Built by Kids is running a pumpkin decorating contest and the top prize is a $100 gift card to Lowe’s and a $25 gift card to the runner-up. All you have to do is post your decorated pumpkin to the Built by Kids Facebook page and the finalists will be […]

Make Your Own Haunted House Silhouettes

Make Your Own Haunted House Silhouettes

***We did our own version of this project over on Built by Kids. See our Witch and Grim Reaper Silhouettes*** Even if you (like me) are too old for trick-or-treating, you can celebrate Halloween by decorating your house and lawn. Want to make your home the spookiest on the block? […]

Searching For Inventive Wall Art? Try Ixxi!

Searching For Inventive Wall Art? Try Ixxi!

It’s confession time, C&H readers. When I was younger, I used to unabashedly decorate my bedroom walls using posters pulled from magazines and Scotch tape. Lots and lots of tape. I may or may not have drawn a few designs on my wall using puff paint, too. As you can […]

Heart Home Debuts As The U.K.’s First Digital Shelter Magazine

Heart Home Debuts As The U.K.’s First Digital Shelter Magazine

Since shelter magazines took quite a blow courtesy of a rocky economy, we love that a number of digital home magazines continue to launch. Sure, we miss the tactile experience of reading a magazine like Domino or Blueprint, but we love the ability to click on links and products featured […]

Create Your Own Giant Ruler Height Chart (For Free!)

Create Your Own Giant Ruler Height Chart (For Free!)

I’m sure we all have similar memories growing up of standing with our backs straight against a wall while our parents marked our height with our names and the date, creating a timeline of childhood growth. While these places were often doorways or other out-of-sight locales, there was a slight […]

Create Your Own Invisible Floating Shelves

Create Your Own Invisible Floating Shelves

I don’t know how the weather is where you live, but here in Kansas City, we’re in for a chilly and rainy weekend – the perfect time to knock out a few DIY projects! The newest one I’ve added to my list? These awesome invisible floating shelves! They’d look great […]

Get A Sneak Peek At 2012 Flooring Trends

Get A Sneak Peek At 2012 Flooring Trends

2011 is slowly winding down (eeeekkk!!), so that means we’ll start to see more trend forecasts emerge for 2012. If you’re considering a flooring purchase within the next several months, we’ve got a sneak peek at next year’s flooring trends thanks to Shelley Pond’s post on the official SURFACES/StonExpo Blog. […]

Learn A Few Tricks From The New IKEA Catalog

Learn A Few Tricks From The New IKEA Catalog

Today felt like a holiday when we received our mail — the new IKEA 2012 catalog sat innocently in our mailbox, its near pristine pages just crying out to be thumbed through. While we are pretty avid IKEA shoppers, we understand that not everyone digs their style, or they may […]

Seek Inspiration From Designer Showhomes

Seek Inspiration From Designer Showhomes

A confession? I love seeing where people live and work. As I stroll my downtown neighborhood’s streets at dusk, I peek upward to get a glimpse into the surrounding lofts, hoping for a burst of inspiration (sometimes, I get more than I bargained for. And that’s all I’m saying about […]

Transform Your Bathroom In One Weekend

Transform Your Bathroom In One Weekend

We’re heading into a long weekend, and you know what that means–it’s a perfect time to tackle what’s on your DIY to-do list. Plus, you may find some specials at your area hardware store, which means you’ll save a few bucks in the process. If you’re at a loss for […]

Why We’ll Be Watching HGTV’d

Why We’ll Be Watching HGTV’d

In a couple of weeks, HGTV will premiere a new series: “HGTV’d.” And we love the premise. HGTV hosts will travel around the country (accompanied by a massive HGTV’d 18-wheeler) to surprise unsuspecting viewers with home makeovers! Home makeover shows are certainly not new to the programming line-up, but we […]