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Mosaic Tiles Add Visual Impact to Bathrooms

Mosaic Tiles Add Visual Impact to Bathrooms

Etsy: Behind the Scenes

Etsy: Behind the Scenes

We just returned from a visit to the handmade center of the universe, Etsy. They recently moved to a fabulous location in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn and built out their own space in a large warehouse loft. In keeping with the do-it-yourself and handmade mantra, they’ve decorated the space […]

Add Color with High Pressure Laminate Panels

Add Color with High Pressure Laminate Panels

When someone asks where you spend most of your time, the garage doesn’t typically rise to the top of the list, does it (well maybe it does – I am writing on a DIY blog)? Anyway, if your answer was no, it didn’t for me either … at least until […]

Designer Portfolios For Room Inspiration

Designer Portfolios For Room Inspiration

A great feature has launched recently on my go-to source for everything decorating, remodeling and DIY – HGTV.com. Their new page called Designer Portfolios has just that – a slew of over 2,000 different rooms from contemporary kitchens to eclectic bedrooms. You can navigate the section by room and then […]

3D Virtual Room Planning Tools

3D Virtual Room Planning Tools

As technology and software keeps advancing the sophistication in 3D virtual room planning tools continues to grow. This list will help you find an online design tool that works best for you. All of these are free with so you can start designing your own room immediately and in 3D! […]

Domino Magazine is Back Online

Domino Magazine is Back Online

The shelter publishing space hasn’t been the same since Domino magazine closed last year. But the newly re-launched Brides.com (another Conde Nast publication) has resurrected some Domino content which is now available through their site. View the Domino archives

Dwell on Design 2010: Contemporary and Sustainable

Dwell on Design 2010: Contemporary and Sustainable

This was our first time visiting Dwell on Design which was held at the Los Angeles convention center. It’s billed as the largest design show on the West coast. There were over 200 exhibitors and a ton of discussion panels that focused on design and sustainability. HP also sponsored a […]

Mood Boards Made Simple By OlioBoard

Mood Boards Made Simple By OlioBoard

Ever get stuck on a home decor project? Have problems envisioning a room finished (you know, past the bare drywall and exposed wires)? Or wondering how an out-of-this world color palette might actually work together, but afraid of purchasing and painting your way to disaster? Me too. That’s why I […]

Video Interview with HGTV Designer Libby Langdon

Video Interview with HGTV Designer Libby Langdon

Last week I had the opportunity to do an interview with HGTV designer Libby Langdon and home tech specialist David Gregg. I called in and could watch them answer my questions via a live feed on my computer. There was a slight delay but otherwise it was kinda cool. They […]

Get World Cup Ready

Get World Cup Ready

The world is abuzz literally with World Cup fever. Despite the audio during the opening game that played an annoying buzzing sound emanating from the crowd, the first match started out well as host country South Africa and Mexico played to a highly competitive and entertaining 1-1 draw. If your […]

Discover Treasures for Your Home at Yard Sales

Discover Treasures for Your Home at Yard Sales

How fun is it to scour through someone else’s junk looking for that perfect piece or vintage find? Sometimes you hit the jackpot and uncover a diamond in the rough (how’s that for cliches?). There’s plenty of good junk out there, especially for your home – from decor to furniture […]

Design Spotlight: Built-In Bleacher Seating

Design Spotlight: Built-In Bleacher Seating

On a recent trip down the California coast, we stopped at Nepenthe Restaurant, a Big Sur family-run institution since 1949. In addition to the incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and the tasty Ambrosia Burger, I love the architecture. Rowan Maiden, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed the unique […]

ICFF – International Contemporary Furniture Fair

ICFF – International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Hey design fans, ICFF just wrapped and our favorite blogs and personalities were there in force. Here’s a smattering of their latest and greatest finds. ENJOY Design-Milk full show recap Unpluggd – The Best of the Rest at ICFF 2010 Core77 – Design Week Apartment Therapy ChicTip at ICFF

Tigressa SoftStyle Carpet from Shaw Floors

Tigressa SoftStyle Carpet from Shaw Floors

Yesterday we had an opportunity to visit the Shaw Floors campus in Dalton, GA. We were given a behind the scenes tour of the facilities and shown the process it takes to bring a carpet line from conception to market. Shaw also introduced us to their latest product, Tigressa SoftStyle. […]

Never Install Christmas Lights Again

Never Install Christmas Lights Again

There were a few Christmas products on display at the National Hardware Show this year and the LiteLocker stood out for us. Although the material seems a bit flimsy and we’re not sure how well it will withstand rain, wind and the elements, the concept is brilliant. The LiteLocker installs […]

New online magazine, Fryd + Design, arrives

New online magazine, Fryd + Design, arrives

If you’re like me, no project begins without that initial burst of inspiration, whether it comes from a blog, book, magazine, television show or a store display. Yet with shelter magazines continuing to struggle amid a rocky economic climate, I have fewer glossy pages from which to pull design and […]

Finding Design From a Wall Crack

Finding Design From a Wall Crack

Cracks in walls are unsightly and sometimes the added “character” is an undesired trait in your home. There are ways to remove the crack but if you choose to go the other direction and embrace it then consider these wall decals from TakeBreak. They give you crack life as you […]

Create Accurate 2D Layouts with AutoCAD Freestyle

Create Accurate 2D Layouts with AutoCAD Freestyle

We’re all looking for easy to use room design tools that will help us layout a design before lifting one piece of furniture. Today, AutoCAD Freestyle launched and it promises to be the design tool that is as easy to use as pen and paper, but has the accuracy of […]