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Learn A Few Tricks From The New IKEA Catalog

Learn A Few Tricks From The New IKEA Catalog

Today felt like a holiday when we received our mail — the new IKEA 2012 catalog sat innocently in our mailbox, its near pristine pages just crying out to be thumbed through. While we are pretty avid IKEA shoppers, we understand that not everyone digs their style, or they may […]

Upcycle Your (Recalled) Drop-Side Crib

Upcycle Your (Recalled) Drop-Side Crib

My daughter will be turning one here at the end of August, and as a child always in the 95th percentile of growth with no sign of slowing down, I know her babyhood is quickly ending while her toddlerhood is approaching with fast ferocity. One of the more substantial milestones […]

Ideas for Recycling Phone Books

Ideas for Recycling Phone Books

We haven’t used a phone book in years but obviously some people still do as we receive them on our doorstep every six months or so. It’s one of the largest wastes of paper if you don’t recycle them which hopefully your community offers recycling. You can also call your […]

Paint Colors Inspired By Food

Paint Colors Inspired By Food

There are a myriad ways to select paint colors. Fashion, fabric, furniture, other textiles, magazines, movies — the sources of inspiration are seemingly endless. And here’s another idea to chew on (pun intended!); paint colors inspired by your favorite foods. Do you crave the subtle spice and warmth of pumpkin […]

Paint Your Bedroom Black

Paint Your Bedroom Black

Black paint isn’t only limited to gothic-inspired decor or teens that need to rebel (though if you do have a rebellious decorative teen, here’s some good advice.) In fact, black walls done right can add high drama and elegance to any room. Here are a few tips for working with […]

Out Of The Box Kitchen Design

Out Of The Box Kitchen Design

When designing a kitchen, it’s so important to think out of the box. Literally, your cabinetry arrives in a box. The cabinetry body is of boxes and doors but what can you do with that? Plenty! A kitchen designer can help you create unique looks by mixing and matching cabinetry […]

Hawaiian Hale

Hawaiian Hale

We’re in Hawai’i! Spent last week in Honolulu visiting friends and spending time with our God son who is now 9. He took me out surfing at Tongs in front of the Elks club and showed me how it’s done. He pulled into a nice left and had the lineup […]

Interior inspiration

Interior inspiration

Photo courtesy of Behr Paints After you’ve finished constructing an interior wall, you have the luxury of a sturdy blank canvas on which to apply a vast array of painting, papering and other decorative techniques.

This Roomfinder Delivers Real Rooms(which aren’t all pretty)

This Roomfinder Delivers Real Rooms
(which aren’t all pretty)

The glossies have such beautiful spreads that sometimes it’s hard to imagine how your own home could come close to looking like the magnificent rooms shown in the magazines. If you’d like to see the home environments of everyday people from around the world you can now visit NormalRoom.com and […]

Great Garden Makeovers

Great Garden Makeovers

Let these gardens serve as inspiration to create your own outdoor masterpiece.

Top 10 Virtual Room Planning Tools

Top 10 Virtual Room Planning Tools

Home design and decorating websites continue the race to build the ultimate virtual room designer. In choosing our top 10 we looked for ease of use, variety of design options, and how well the finished result helped design or decorate our own room. There is a difference between free online […]

Subway Tile

Subway Tile

Subway tile looks great in any home and here are the resources to find the best tile and the know-how to install it.