Decor

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 […]

Make Your Own Candles or go with Candle Sleeves

Make Your Own Candles or go with Candle Sleeves

Fall is always a great time to bring out the candles. The warm flicker softens any room or outdoor area. ShelterPop highlights some make your own candle projects and our favorite are these diy hanging lanterns from Craftynest.

When Being in the Dog House is a Good Thing

When Being in the Dog House is a Good Thing

This week Bettina Kowalewski released her book Bed in a Tree and Other Amazing Hotels From Around the World. We found the Dog Park Inn Bed & Breakfast to be one of the most unique spots she had selected to be in her book. Guests enter the body of the […]

Design Within Reach & Remodelista.com Event

Get your high style on at the DWR flagship store on Greene St. in NYC on September 24th. WHAT: Design Within Reach will host an evening with the editors of Remodelista, a one-stop sourcebook for homeowners going through the design and renovation process. The Remodelista aesthetic favors classic and livable […]

Kitchen Layouts Made Easy

Kitchen Layouts Made Easy

To design your own sleek modern kitchen there are more options than IKEA or spending big bucks on a designer. Henrybuilt from Seattle has launched a new line of modular kitchens called Viola Park. The goal of the company is to simplify the process of buying a kitchen, making great […]

Share Your Home with Su Casa

Share Your Home with Su Casa

Do you have great rooms or interiors that you’d love the rest of the world to see? Share your interior design chops with CasaSugar and their Su Casa interiors feature.

New Hip Neighborhood: IKEA Heights

IKEA Heights from DaveAOK on Vimeo. Would you want to live here? [via LA Times]

Jabba the Hut’s Palace Needs a Makeover

Jabba the Hut’s Palace Needs a Makeover

In one of the most bizarre blog entries we’ve ever seen, Cal Finder has chosen to break down what type of window replacement various Star Wars characters should need. They’ve coined this new organization, Allied Forces Inter-Galactic Window Replacement Task Force (AFIGWRTF). We like what they’ve suggested for the Jedi […]

Home Depot Welcomes Martha Stewart and her Patio Sets and Organizing Bins

Home Depot Welcomes Martha Stewart and her Patio Sets and Organizing Bins

Breaking from @HomeDepot and @MarthaStewart Twitter accounts, their is a partnership brewing that will have Martha Stewart Living sell branded home improvement products in all Home Depot stores. Products in the outdoor-living category will launch in January in the U.S. and February in Canada, followed by products in the home-organization […]

Shelterpop Roundup: Tools for Women, Hanging Photos and Storing Extension Cords

Shelterpop Roundup: Tools for Women, Hanging Photos and Storing Extension Cords

Take a look at our recent articles on ShelterPop! + Not all women want to use the same tools as men and rightly so as these new female-centric tools are lighter and have smaller grips – Tools Strong Enough for a Man but Made for a Woman + Your wall […]

Top 21 Build-It-Yourself Projects

Top 21 Build-It-Yourself Projects

We’ve got a ton of build-it-yourself projects available in our archives and but we’ve gone ahead and pulled your favorite 21. Grab your hammer and get to work! 1. Build Your Own Outdoor Shower 2. Build or Demolish an Interior Door 3. Build Your Own Garden Box 4. Build a […]

Inspire Your Inner Architect with Floorplan Dishes

Inspire Your Inner Architect with Floorplan Dishes

Fishs Eddy has always been one of our favorite home stores in New York. They offer unique glassware, plates, stemware and other kitchen accessories for an awesome price. Recently the LA Times found the Floorplan collection from the Fishs Eddy designers which of course has floorplans printed across mugs, coasters, […]

Do You Let IKEA Define You?

All of the fuss circulating this week regarding IKEA’s decision to switch fonts (elegant version of Futura to plain-jane Verdana) got us thinking about one of the coolest scenes from the movie Fight Club. Ed Norton’s character ponders the question of “What kind of dining set defines me?” and dreams […]

Peek inside Senator Ted and Victoria Kennedy’s Washington DC Home

Peek inside Senator Ted and Victoria Kennedy’s Washington DC Home

This week the country is mourning the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. In 1999 Architectural Digest did a feature story on Ted and Victoria Kennedy and showcased their Washington DC Home. The home is adorned with Kennedy family memorabilia including “photographs, letters and newspaper clippings are arranged like a mural […]

Redesigns Matter to ELLEDecor & Metropolitan Home

Redesigns Matter to ELLEDecor & Metropolitan Home

It’s only been 6 months since PointClickHome refreshed/redesigned their website and now they’re at it again. The latest redesign comes on the heels of HOME Magazine folding and with it the legacy of it’s online content. This iteration of PointClickHome singularly focuses on ELLEDecor and Metropolitan Home whose affluent taste […]

Build Your Own Table with Reusable Lumber

Build Your Own Table with Reusable Lumber

This build-it-yourself table by a first time furniture builder is one of the sharpest we’ve seen in a long time. The construction and craftsmanship look like that of an experienced builder. They explain the process which includes re-usable materials. This is a table built out of old pine & fir […]