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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?

Create Wow-Worthy Windows With A DIY Valance

Create Wow-Worthy Windows With A DIY Valance

Thoughtful window treatments are a basic way to add style and panache to a room. Consider a valance at the top of the window that will coordinate with your fabrics–and the room’s color scheme–while adding a finished polish to your windows, especially if your window treatments consist of a basic […]

Crazy for Kitchens & Baths? Follow Us at the Delta Faucet & Brizo Media Event

Crazy for Kitchens & Baths? Follow Us at the Delta Faucet & Brizo Media Event

We’ve been invited to attend Delta Faucet’s media event so this week we’re traveling to Indianapolis to check out the latest from the Delta Faucet Company and receive a thorough rundown of new products from Delta Faucet which also includes their fashion-forward Brizo line and ubiquitous Peerless products. If you’re […]

By The Numbers: Upholstery Charts

By The Numbers: Upholstery Charts

Whether you want to spruce up a chair or breathe new life into a couch, DIY upholstering is a great weekend project that can easily add impact to a room without draining your wallet on a new piece of furniture. Jenny from the Little Green Notebook published several upholstery charts, […]

Belt Tiles Make Sophisticated Flooring A Cinch

Belt Tiles Make Sophisticated Flooring A Cinch

File this one under “What will they think of next?” You’ve heard about using reclaimed wood for floors, but how about accessories? Ting London, the brainchild of designer Inghua Ting, has launched a line of floor tiles made from vintage leather belts. A group of in-house artisans selects belts that […]

Margaret Russell Moves on From ELLE DECOR to Architectural Digest

Margaret Russell Moves on From ELLE DECOR to Architectural Digest

Some big news today in the shelter publishing world. Margaret Russell the long-time (20 years) editor-in-chief of ELLE DECOR will be moving to Conde Nast and has taken over the same role at Architectural Digest. She replaces long-time Architectural Digest editor, Paige Rense who has been with the magazine since […]

Giveaway: Design in a Bag

Giveaway: Design in a Bag

We’ll be celebrating kitchen remodels all this month and we’re excited to kick-off this week with a Giveaway from recently profiled, Design in a Bag. Regardless of your design experience or style preference, Design in a Bag offers a wide selection of kits that provide you with a color palette […]

Out-of-the-Box Furniture Finds on Etsy

Out-of-the-Box Furniture Finds on Etsy

We like to say that Etsy is at the center of the handmade universe which was confirmed after getting a behind-the-scenes tour of their office in Brooklyn, NY. They truly celebrate their sellers as nearly 100% of their furniture and decor came from their community of handmade and vintage vendors. […]

Apartment Renovation Inspiration

Apartment Renovation Inspiration

I can’t stop looking at the pictures of a full apartment renovation that recently appeared in a guest post on one of my favorite blogs, A Brooklyn Limestone In Progress. The contributor, Nicole Cohen, just launched her own blog but stopped over at BL to share a wealth of pictures […]

Use Whitewash Or Pickling To Refresh Hardwood Floors

Use Whitewash Or Pickling To Refresh Hardwood Floors

If you’re eager to alter the color of your hardwood floors but prefer a more classic, timeless hue, consider a gentle alteration using two techniques: whitewashing and pickling. Whitewashing, an ideal treatment for pine floors, brightens wood while allowing the grain to show through, an ideal option if you don’t […]