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When pregnant with my first son, my husband and I were looking for inexpensive ways to prepare ourselves (and our home) for our child. One of the ways we did this was to scour garage sales for items we could either re-purpose or somehow upcycle for the nursery. As luck […]
We pride ourselves on being a bipartisan blog but when it comes to voting in the Big Window Challenge we’ve put our support behind the meticulously appointed window of Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy. This challenge also includes Eddie Ross of ELLE DECOR and Eilene Joyce of Bloomingdales. We’d choose […]
Digging a bit deeper and looking beyond the monster displays at the Builders’ Show, we’re looking forward to visiting these 4 booths that might be small on space but deliver big on product. Parasoleil If these architectural panels are as beautiful in person as on their website, we’re sold! RipCart […]
On our second day at CES a booth unlike any other caught our eye. The dark paneled walls were illuminated by candles, or so we thought. Upon closer inspection these candles were actually LED lit and contained an ingenious flickering mechanism that mimicked a real flame. We were instantly smitten […]
Usually we are in no rush to take down Christmas lights and will wait until the first weekend after the new year. As always its important to not forget these safety tips for removing lights as we may feel rushed to get them down as soon as possible and want […]
The Poinsettia is synonymous with Christmas and will remain beautiful and healthy for at least two months after the holidays have passed if you follow these easy steps. 1. Keep them in a sunlit room but not in direct sunlight 2. Ideal temperature is 65-70 degrees. Poinsettia will freeze if […]
While at one time wainscoting was necessary, it has more recently become a more of style than a function. Wainscoting can lend an antique look and help it appear more formal. It can be a great accent for a historical house, helping to restore it to its original appearance. Wainscoting […]
In the spirit of DIY Christmas crafts, here’s a very cool looking tree display from Sparkle Labs.
So it’s almost 2010 (eek! Where’d 2009 go?) and if you’re anything like us, home improvement is at the top of your New Year’s resolutions list. If you’re in search of extra inspiration, spend time perusing The London Times’ richly creative, drool-worthy top design blogs list culled from blogs around […]
Faux bois seems to be en vogue these days and we like it! Apartment Therapy found this builder that fabricates kitchen countertops made of concrete but look like wood.
While it may not be the most talked about room in the house, it should be one of the most functional. Here are some easy tips to consider when decorating the bathroom. While matching isn’t strictly necessary in all areas of a home, in a bathroom it can be the […]
We’ve pulled some of our more recent tools to help you DYI – Design Your Interior. No offense but using these tools doesn’t automatically mean you have good taste so if it’s not all coming together for you, consult a pro. + Bring a Touch of Mid-Century Flair to Your […]
Media Rooms and Home Theaters are rapidly becoming the latest trend in home ownership, for homes big and small. A family room can quickly be transformed into a media room or home theater simply by adding a big screen television and a basic surround sound system. If you have the […]
We’ve been long time advocates for small space living and foresaw the backlash to McMansions that consume more energy, resources and materials than any house should. Apartment Therapy grew out of a tiny NYC apartment (most are) but their mantra of “saving one room at a time” can apply to […]
If you’re decorating for Christmas this weekend we’ve got some simple light hanging tips that are great safety reminders. 1. Use the Proper Lights – If you hang lights outdoors make certain that they are rated for outdoor use. The packaging should clearly mark indoor/outdoor. The lights must be weatherproof […]
We’ve got a bonus giveaway this week! Christmas place settings from Better Homes & Gardens which are available at Walmart. Enter today and we will pick a random winner at midnight on Sunday, December 13th 2009. The winner will receive everything they need to set a festive holiday table. 1 […]
A reader just sent over one of the greatest Christmas house decorations we’ve ever seen which gives new meaning to “hanging” Christmas lights. It also qualifies as an April fool’s joke! Read what the homeowner had to say about it.