Decor

Create An Orderly, Eye-Catching Entrance In Your Home’s Entryway

Create An Orderly, Eye-Catching Entrance In Your Home’s Entryway

A home’s entryway can be an incredibly flexible space — and depending on your home, the size and shape can vary widely. Yet whether you have a nook or a sizable space, we’ve got some tips and tricks for adding aesthetic appeal and organizational capabilities to this important yet sometimes […]

Tips for Choosing the Best Christmas Tree

Tips for Choosing the Best Christmas Tree

We’ve got some tips for choosing the right Christmas tree for your home. Choosing the right Christmas Tree Make sure you measure accurately the area you will keep your tree. Not just the ceiling height but also the diameter and maximum width. Remember to subtract the height of your stand […]

Tips For Maintaining Your Live Christmas Tree

Tips For Maintaining Your Live Christmas Tree

So you’ve heeded our advice, selected a Christmas tree farm and found it — the perfect tree that will fill your house with the heady scent of pine and provide a lush (if not prickly) backdrop on which to display your treasured ornaments and sparkly lights. We’ve already seen several […]

Copy Cat Chic: Decor And Furnishings That Won’t Break The Bank

Copy Cat Chic: Decor And Furnishings That Won’t Break The Bank

Maybe you’re trying to set up house for guests this holiday season. Maybe you’re in the middle of a room renovation and the budget’s a wee too tight to get the ideal piece of furniture. Or maybe you’re just always on the lookout for a great deal to add to […]

Create a Winter-Free Space In Your Home

Create a Winter-Free Space In Your Home

As the temperatures finally begin to drop, it’s ever more apparent that winter is just around the corner. While it may be easy to keep your spirits bright during the holiday season, once January hits, the weather and our moods can be the dumps for a lot of us. Grey […]

Holiday Decorating On The Cheap

Holiday Decorating On The Cheap

With Halloween barely behind us, it’s hard to imagine the holiday season being around the corner. However, as retailers advertise Black Friday sales and grocery stores closing out their turkey order lists, you’d better believe ’tis the season indeed. Although we typically don’t like to decorate for the holidays until […]

Small Space Solutions: Wall Storage

Small Space Solutions: Wall Storage

With many people downsizing their homes in order to save money and/or the planet, giving up square footage means making the most of the space you have. As someone who lives in a 1,250-square-foot house with my family of four people, five cats, and a Chihuahua, I’d like to share […]

Transform Your IKEA Furniture with MyKEA

Transform Your IKEA Furniture with MyKEA

We’ve discovered a brilliant concept in the decor world called MyKEA. The beauty of IKEA furniture is in their simplicity, value and modern design, but at times the design itself can be so drab that we often wish the color lines were expanded or patterns were offered. With the help […]

Last Minute Halloween Help

Last Minute Halloween Help

Easy Halloween Costumes How to Make a Super Scary Halloween Spider Weekend Halloween Home Projects Last Minute Halloween Decorations Get Inspired by Matthew Gray Gubler’s Halloween Decor

How To Make a Halloween Spider That Scares Everyone

How To Make a Halloween Spider That Scares Everyone

Visit any big box retailer and you’re likely to see no shortage of blow up monsters, ghosts, goblins and other creepy creatures for Halloween. But we were impressed by this massive-sized homemade monster of the eight-legged variety. Whether it is meant to evoke Shelob from The Lord of The Rings […]

Spare Change Equals New Floor

Spare Change Equals New Floor

I can’t get enough of unconventional materials used in a DIY project, or even ordinary objects used in extraordinary ways. My latest inspiration? Flooring created from pennies. What a brilliant way to use something that is really kinda worthless. Sure, you can collect jars of pennies and eventually cash them […]

Illuminate A Small Space With These Lighting Tips

Illuminate A Small Space With These Lighting Tips

If you’re DIYing on a budget, it’s all about making thoughtful decisions that will enhance a room without leaving you penniless. Making a few lighting changes, especially if you find yourself in a small space, can go a long way at maximizing the existing dimensions of the room — and, […]

Attend Homes Tours For Inspiration, Ideas

Attend Homes Tours For Inspiration, Ideas

This weekend kicks off Kansas City’s annual Parade of Homes, a two-week tour that features 199 homes throughout the metropolitan area. Homes tours such as the Parade of Homes are generally geared toward prospective buyers, but can also be a great source of inspiration for your own DIY and remodeling […]

Create DIY Storage With A Renovated Armoire

Create DIY Storage With A Renovated Armoire

One of the best things about getting married? The gifts — er, I mean, love and commitment! Let’s face it – registering for household goods and appliances is a definite upside of marriage. And as my impending nuptials draw ever closer, my fiance and I find ourselves in a loft […]

Matthew Gray Gubler is Back Hunting Bad Guys on Criminal Minds Season 6

Matthew Gray Gubler is Back Hunting Bad Guys on Criminal Minds Season 6

Criminal Minds season 6 premiere is tonight. If you’re into crime procedurals you’ll love this show. I’m also a bit biased as my brother, Matthew Gray Gubler, is still kicking ass as the resident genius/nerd special agent Dr. Spencer Reid. Matthew’s favorite holiday has always been Halloween and last year […]

ReadyMade Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wagner’s Tribeca Loft

ReadyMade Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wagner’s Tribeca Loft

We recently had the good fortune to spend a few hours with Andrew Wagner the new editor-in-chief of ReadyMade magazine (formerly of Dwell and American Craft). He’s actually been on the job for a few months now and we’ve got to say the magazine has been looking great! First he […]

Tips And Tricks To Enhance Small Living Spaces

Tips And Tricks To Enhance Small Living Spaces

I share about 600 square feet and very little storage with my boyfriend. It’s no wonder that I am on a constant quest for squeezing the most out of our small space. This Old House did a great revamp of 1,500 square feet of space in Brooklyn (that occupies three […]

DIY Projects For The Holiday Weekend

DIY Projects For The Holiday Weekend

What better way to celebrate Labor Day than by laboring on a few of your own DIY projects? Sure, the weekend is typically spent saying a three-day farewell to summer, but with an extra day off, you’ll have time to work and play! To help get your inspiration going, we’ve […]

Oval Office Has A New Look

Oval Office Has A New Look

Who knew our President was such a designophile? The Oval Office has undergone an extreme makeover. Some of the updates include new carpeting, wallpaper and sofas. However, the resolute desk and painting of Washington over the fireplace stayed put. Changes include: * New and reupholstered furniture, new paint and wallpaper. […]

A Home For Book(shelf) Lovers

A Home For Book(shelf) Lovers

C&H readers, we’re getting to be good friends. And if you haven’t already noticed, I have a thing for shelves. Especially bookshelves. Maybe it’s because I’m still lacking in storage space throughout my loft, or maybe it’s because I’ve been a bookworm since the wee age of 5 — whatever […]

Architectural Details Add Punch To Projects

Architectural Details Add Punch To Projects

As you plan your next DIY or renovation project, consider enhancing your space with an architectural detail that adds maximum visual impact without breaking your DIY budget. Better Homes & Gardens has a great round-up of architectural additions, complete with tips for various space or materials considerations. Our favorites?