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Guest Picks: First Touch: Knobs
As my husband and I plan to build our first home, I realized that the first touch a visitor has with any home is the doorknob. Here are 20 knobs that I would be proud to have as the "first touch" on our future dream home. — Alison from Long...
Modern Chairs Get Soft With Sheepskin
Modern chairs often make strong, architectural statements in a room. However, they're not always comfortable to sit on. One smart solution is to soften them with a sheepskin throw, which will look right at home in any modern or contemporary interior. The...
Typography Makes Itself at Home
There's nothing more appealing to me than an authentic aged billboard or rusted traffic sign. What gets my heart beating at auctions? A giant aluminum set of letters or a neon "Eat" sign. What do I find myself bookmarking over and over again? Typography....
Guest Picks: Mad Science
Want to add a little personality to your home, but aren't interested in trendy knickknacks? This month I'm looking to vintage movie science for inspiring and offbeat ways to accessorize the home. Think of all those great sets in silent films and B-movie...
Handmade Home: How to Style Your Bookcase
I love changing things around the house to create a new, fresh look, but I don't always have a lot of money to do so. Something as simple as restyling your bookcases is an easy and inexpensive way to change up the look of your room. As you browse through...
Twist on Tradition: Blue and White Porcelain
There's a place for classic blue-and-white porcelain in nearly every room in any style house. Whether in a large collection or a few well-placed pieces, this popular color combination is easy to incorporate, whether it's dressed up or dressed down. While...
Simple Ways to Express Sweet Nothings
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but if you ask me, every day is an opportunity for expressing love. If you're lacking the words or you're having trouble composing rhyming couplets, these accessories and home details will help send the message,...
Guest Picks: Around the World with Map Decor
If you are one of those people who lives to travel, who has moved abroad but still cherishes your home country, who wants to sneak in something educational for the kids, or who simply loves vintage patterns and inspiring designs, chances are you could...
11 Vignettes to Inspire a Clutter-Free Nightstand
We all know how easy it is to crawl into bed at the end of a long day and in our exhaustion, dump everything from eye glasses to the newspaper to our kids’ toys on the bedside table. Avoid this clutter and the headache that accompanies it by looking...
Anthony Baratta's Picks from Las Vegas Market 2012
While perusing the 5 million square feet of showrooms at Las Vegas Market this week I found some great pieces that I would love to use in some of my upcoming projects. Below is a small sampling of the diversity of today’s most interesting new home furnishings.
Accessories 101: Staffordshire Dogs
Staffordshire dogs are some of the most traditionally sought-after porcelain décor. Dating back to the 1700s for working class families to decorate their homes, the pottery comes from companies in the County of Staffordshire, England. Staffordshire...
Decorating on a Budget: 12 More Repurposing Ideas
When it comes to decorating projects, this month has been all about sweat equity for me. I'm switching things around, painting, checking out that stuff in the attic that I was tired of four years ago to see if that feeling has passed, doing some cheap...
Quick Update: Give Your Lampshades an Edge
It's hip to square, at least when it comes to lampshades. The perfect lampshade polishes the look of a lamp, much in the way that a hairstyle can make or break a great outfit. (I hear Michael Kors in my head talking about styling runway hair accordingly!)...
Accessories 101: A Splash of Milk Glass
Milk glass, widely produced in the United States and England from 1835 through the 1980s, was an inexpensive substitute for the luxurious tableware many could not afford during the depression of the 30s and 40s. Now, the opaque glass material, blown or...
Handmade Home: How to Sew a Table Runner
Do you love the handmade look? Do you want to create something beautiful for your home? You're in luck. Making a burlap table runner is easy, low cost, quick and versatile. Runners are a staple when I'm decorating. They allow the beauty of the furniture...
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