Once you’ve identified the space, and tucked away all of the other goods that needed a new home… the fun begins. If you are like us you probably started to think up your dream nursery way before you did the dirty cleaning job, because it’s more fun. Right? So to […]
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As the do-it-yourself design boom has proliferated on TV and in magazines, so have online virtual room planners. We reviewed the top virtual room planners from last year, many of which are very effective in providing you with inspiration for designing your own room. As internet technologies advance so have […]
There is nothing better than stepping outside and enjoying the outdoors on a summer day. A proper deck can make this experience even more serene but it achieving a deck that is both functional and stylish is sometimes difficult when all you see are square deck designs that aren’t always […]
One of our favorite design blogs received a beautiful facelift today and launched under their own domain and can now be found at decor8blog.com. Holly Becker’s website is a standout among design blogs and the mainstream media has taken notice with her recent appointment as editor of Simply Stated for […]
Do you have a great design idea for a piece of furniture of other home accessory? You can now design, build, and bring it to market with the help of Ponoko. They are one of the first do-it-yourself industrial design companies that allow you to submit plans and designs for […]
Last year we highlighted the Yestermorrow design/build school located in Northern Vermont. They are a non-profit educational institution and offer over 100 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft as well as courses in sustainable design.
IKEA, the venerable low-cost modern home furnishings store, remains unchallenged in providing smart looking furniture and home accessories for the masses at reasonable prices. But for IKEA to achieve these progressive designs at a price point that won’t break the bank they’ve taken a different approach to product development by […]
New, unique ideas for decorating or refreshing old pieces in your home are always welcome. In the February issue of House Beautiful they have just that. They suggest decorating with nailheads. Transform anything in your house from chairs to end tables to waste baskets.
Earlier this month Real Simple launched a bunch o’ blogs including Home and Organizing which counts Erin Doland of Unclutterer and Holly Becker of Decor8 as contributors. They should both bring a unique and complimentary voice to this blog and we welcome another shelter blog to the mix. Today Holly […]
Different websites will recommend the “best” kitchen layout for you, whether it’s the L-shaped, the U-shaped, or galley style kitchen. Yes, it’s important to keep the basic kitchen triangle in mind, but more modern kitchens have additional appliances, larger square footage and need multiple workstations for more than one cook, […]
Susan Serra of the Kitchen Designer confirms that the trend towards open kitchen shelves and cabinets is very hot right now. Not everyone requires the sleek frosted glass or oak built-ins anymore. Open kitchen shelves offer less privacy but they also provide ease of use as well as a warmth […]
The modern movement is waning and a move towards a warmer and more romantic style has emerged. The sleek couches and minimalist chairs have been replaced with more ornate furniture with classic curves and darker tones. The popularity of Brocade Home is leading the resurgence along with home magazines and […]
Although this site is focused on the home we do enjoy getting out of the house and traveling as much as we can. One of our favorite design magazines, Wallpaper*, has just published City Guides for 20 metropolitan cities around the world. Our favorite feature is that they are small […]
Rearranging your room every few months can help abate your need to do more extensive remodeling but sometimes its hard to imagine where your couch or TV might look best without physically moving it. This can be a lot of work, so save your back and try this Room Planner […]
We want to thank Shelterrific, DHome, and Sellsius for showing C&H some love this week. We’re in Tucson, Arizona this weekend so it’s appropriate that Shelterrific is recognizing Cinco de Mayo and the joys of a good Guacamole and we’re grateful to D Home for turning us onto Farrow & […]