Got the itch to make some changes around the house? Before you head out shopping or hit the online stores, why not first see what can be done with what you have? Sometimes all it takes is a bit of inspiration to see your... more »
I love switching things up at home and experimenting with decorating styles, but like most of us, my decorating budget does not allow for purchases made on a whim. Instead of spending money (and cluttering up my home with more stuff), when I want a change... more »
As someone who looks at a great deal of photos of beautifully designed homes every day, I know how the pangs of design cravings have the potential to overwhelm. Even three years after moving into our first home, my to-do and to-buy list is still a mile... more »
Whether you are planning to invest your own sweat equity in a complete kitchen remodel or simply hope to make a few quick changes over the weekend, when every penny counts it's important to choose projects that will make a big impact for the lowest price... more »
Sometimes a large DIY project just isn't what the day calls for. If you need a quick DIY fix, look no further than an inexpensive wine crate. Imagine what you can do with a neat little box that may have traveled from overseas and still smells of lovely... more »
When it comes to getting the most bang for your decorating buck, there is no question that paint reigns supreme. But if you really want to make the most of your purchase, try stretching that can of paint by using it in a number of smaller projects. Whether... more »
Chalkboard paint is popular thanks to its blend of sentiment, whimsy and practicality. Whether it's painted on walls, furniture or appliances, chalkboard paint has certainly come a long way from the basic green or slate gray boards used in schools.
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Home dwellers can show great creativity when faced with less-than-ideal circumstances such as a tight budget, a small space or a boring rental. Even the most mundane and unexpected items — FedEx boxes, mason jars, metal salad bowls and wine bottles... more »
Close your eyes and imagine the home of a color- and pattern-loving Virginia resident who teaches girls to sew and loves thrift store shopping. Chances are, you just got a pretty accurate snapshot of Australia native Annabel Wrigley's home.
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It takes a certain mix of skill and compromise to turn a really old house into something warm and inviting while preserving the original charm and character. Jean-Marc Bourgouin and Kathleen McCormack have just this talent. On... more »
Imagine stepping through the threshold to your own summer house, hearing the screen door shut behind you as you drop your bags and sigh with relief. You've arrived. What is it about summer getaways that makes us feel so wonderfully carefree? What... more »
The days of old iron patio furniture are behind us. We're all about going green and reclaiming materials for new purposes! Today the possibilities with pallets are endless, and the materials are often free. If you've got access to pallet wood and more »
The mantel is often the focal point of the living room in winter, but it can be hard to know how to decorate the fireplace once warmer weather arrives. Do you play it up with fresh colors and artwork, or let it hide out behind strategically placed chairs... more »
Using clever DIY methods, Craigslist bargains and materials from big-box stores, interior design couple Percy Bright and Tara Mangini have fashioned a gorgeous custom style for their three-story, early-20th-century row house in South Philadelphia.... more »
“Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era," says Veralynn Kaiser, whose love of retro style and antiques started when she was a child and has resulted in a knockout style in her Ohio home.
After becoming enamored of her grandparents'... more »