Decor

Backyard Deck Swallows Tree

Backyard Deck Swallows Tree

This backyard deck is a bit too much for us. It’s a great concept designed by Thom Faulders and it’s obvious a lot of work was put into designing and building it but we prefer a calmer atmosphere when relaxing in the yard as opposed to one that makes you […]

500 Square Foot Oasis in a Montana Forest

500 Square Foot Oasis in a Montana Forest

The adventure writer Tim Cahill shares his 500 square foot cabin for the world to see. It’s extremely modest and the decor is an afterthought but the location and simplicity are oh so appealing.

Paint Brushes in Lieu of Makeup Brushes?

Paint Brushes in Lieu of Makeup Brushes?

We typically leave the beauty tips to Dahlight but she shared one that the frugal DIY crowd may find interesting. Loew-Cornell Paint Brushes are an excellent alternative to standard makeup brushes. We haven’t tried it but maybe the ladies can chime in here. Is it worth it?

5 Steps to Prep Your Wall Before You Paint

5 Steps to Prep Your Wall Before You Paint

Prepping your wall and work area before you paint is vital to your final results. Your paint surface must be clean and your work area clear. You must also tape off any areas you do not want paint to drip on or brush over. Here are 5 steps to prep […]

When Should You Call In a Design Professional?

When Should You Call In a Design Professional?

I love my finish nailer. Well, I don’t really love it, but I like it, I enjoy it, I find it useful for creating the world’s most perfect crown molding corner (a future blog post, for sure). But do I bring out the pancake compressor and finish nailer to drive […]

Metropolitan Home Magazine Closes It’s Doors

Metropolitan Home Magazine Closes It’s Doors

Hachette Filipacchi will cease publication of Metropolitan Home with it’s December 2009 issue. 2 Years ago PointClickHome.com launched as a first of it’s kind online hub for ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and HOME Magazine. HOME Magazine folded last year and now Metropolitan Home will be gone. Met Home was our […]

Bring Mid-Century Flair to Your Front Door

Bring Mid-Century Flair to Your Front Door

Crestview Doors recently started following us on Twitter and we checked out their work. Very impressive. We love the concept. Take your existing door and give it a mid-century modern twist with their Doorlite Kits. They include instructions for this diy door modification and they have kits to fit almost […]

Easiest Kitchen Backsplash Install Ever

If you’re short on time, money and effort but still need covet a new tile backsplash then it looks like SIMPLEMAT is for you. It literally adheres to your current backsplash of tile or wallpaper and your done! Without grout there’s no mortar, mixing, or mess. They also have kitchen […]

Anne E. Collins – Managing Editor ElleDecor.com

Anne E. Collins – Managing Editor ElleDecor.com

In 2007 I had an opportunity to work with the team from HFM US to build and launch the first home design web portal of it’s kind, PointClickHome.com. This website serves as the online home of the design magazines, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home, HOME Magazine and Woman’s Day special issues. […]

Last Minute Halloween Decorations and one Costume

Last Minute Halloween Decorations and one Costume

With two-more days before Halloween we’ve gathered our favorite decoration ideas that can all be finished before the guests arrive or the kids come knocking. + Spooky Silhouette Votives from Design*Sponge + Halloween Crafts on Etsy from Casasugar + Chic and modern Halloween decorations from Apartment Therapy SF + Go […]

Kitchen Design Help for a Blue Beauty

Kitchen Design Help for a Blue Beauty

We often like to help out readers with design questions and the room that seems to be everyone’s priority is the kitchen. Sarah would like some design input on this blue beauty. If she can deal with the white appliances which these days look dated, she can save a lot […]

How To Turn Your Cabinet Faces to Glass

How To Turn Your Cabinet Faces to Glass

If you want a dramatic change to your kitchen, consider adding a glass front to a few of your cabinet doors. Make sure the insides of the cabinet are painted properly and look good and the stemware and dishes in the cabinet are what you’d like to display. Transforming your […]

Tips for Selecting Paint Colors

Tips for Selecting Paint Colors

Painting a room is a quick and easy makeover that makes a huge impact. But because it does require effort and takes time to change or can clash with furnishings or artwork, most homeowners take their time when it comes to selecting the proper paint color and you’ve got to […]

How To Hang Photos on Any Wall

How To Hang Photos on Any Wall

One of the easiest and cleanest ways to decorate a room is by hanging photos. Personal photos add warmth and personality to any room but are also perfect in trafficked areas such as hallways and stairwells. But there are things to consider before you take hammer to nail, or you […]

Hang Holiday String Lights sans Headaches

Hang Holiday String Lights sans Headaches

It’s decorating season and it starts for some by putting up amber and orange twinkle lights for Halloween then continues into late December with hanging Christmas lights. Toolmonger shares these holiday light string hooks that are so small and unobtrusive that you can leave them out year round which would […]

Glassybaby in New York City

Glassybaby in New York City

Our favorite design piece last year, Glassybaby, is now opening a second shop in New York’s West Village just down the street from our favorite old pub the White Horse. Glassybaby keeps it simple. Hand-blown glass votives that are nearly indestructible and come in a variety of colors and hues.

How To Patina a Mirror for that French Bistro Look

How To Patina a Mirror for that French Bistro Look

We recently contributed to TimeOut New York’s Home Design 2009 issue which hit newsstands today. We’re featured in the Steal This Idea section for creating a patina mirror just like you’ve seen on the walls of your favorite French bistro (We prefer Le Singe Vert over Schiller’s any night). Pick […]

Patriotic Pumpkins

Patriotic Pumpkins

Let Freedom Ring!!! More from Woman’s Day [via Pumpkin Gutter]

Indoor Fireplace No Chimney Required

Indoor Fireplace No Chimney Required

The Piet indoor fireplace could be the start of a whole new genre of home furnishings, the chimney-free indoor stove. This indoor fireplace burns ethanol fuel instead of wood and gives off no smoke or soot and thereby eliminates the need of a chimney.

Mysterious and Stunning Russian Homes

Mysterious and Stunning Russian Homes

Stunning series of abandoned Russian homes. The interiors and exteriors are intact and a lot of the furniture has been left behind. It’s almost as if the inhabitants just slipped away in the night. The ornate beauty displayed here is mind-blowing and makes us wish we could see it during […]

Forget Gnomes, Go with Gargoyles

Forget Gnomes, Go with Gargoyles

Gargoyles are technically decorative water spouts that preserve stonework by diverting rainwater away from buildings but they are more known for their menacing faces seen on cathedrals across Europe. They never took America by storm but can be seen on large older buildings in most of the great American cities. […]

Revive Your Home and Garden in Seattle

Revive Your Home and Garden in Seattle

Thursday, Oct 1st we’ll be checking out the grand re-opening of Revival Home & Garden in Seattle as they’ve settled into a new shop at 1517 12th Avenue in Capitol Hill. Their vintage selections are well edited and we’re trying to find a reason to bring the Shipwood Table home […]