Decorating 1617 Ideabooks

Organized Chic: 15 Stylish Ways With Trays
I think of a tray as one of those things in a home that has a lot of stories to tell. A tray has been around; it has seen most rooms in a house. It has lots of experience with meeting utilitarian demands as well as aesthetic ones. Trays have many different...
The Single Easiest Trick for Serial Redecorators
If you decorate your own home, you probably fall into one of two main categories. You might be the type who paints a room, installs new flooring or carpeting, then adds furniture and accessories and hangs draperies, art and a mirror or two. When you’re...
The Best Chalkboard Wall Art on Houzz
The popularity of chalkboard paint has hit an all-time high, which means your chalkboard wall must stand out from the pack. It’s no longer enough to have a photo showing useful things like a neat grocery list or family schedule in neat penmanship, or...
Shop Your Garden for Easy Holiday Decorations
If your hands are so tied up with Santa’s shopping list and dinner plans this year that you’ve put festive decorations on the back burner, there’s no need to make a last-minute trip to the craft store. Just turn to your garden’s bounty of branches...
Celebrating the Great American Quilt
The PBS series Why Quilts Matter gives fascinating insight into the history, art and politics of that most American of crafts, the hand-sewn quilt. The series premise is that “nothing is more central to the history of women than the quilt. It...
The Seduction of Reduction
Can reading a book feel like a visit to a spa? After perusing Karen Lehrman Bloch’s new tome, The Inspired Home: Interiors of Deep Beauty (Harper Design, $35), I felt strangely cleansed. Its collection of nearly two dozen spare,...
11 Ways to Get the Organic Modern Look for Less
Organic modern style blends the clean lines of modern design with the warmth and ease of natural objects and materials. A little sleek, a little rustic, this popular style mash-up is easy to live with and seems to appeal to both men and women in equal...
Naturally Festive: An Organic Approach to Holiday Decorating
’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse … The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of burlap and kraft paper danced in their...
25 Gorgeous Holiday Mantels by Houzzers
We made the call, and you answered. Thank you so much to everyone who responded to our Houzz call and shared mantel photos. You all showed us everything from minimalist to "everything but the kitchen sink" approaches, and we love them all. Here is a sampling...
Shine Up Your Holidays With DIY Mercury Glass Globes
As a professional home stylist, I’m always on the lookout for interesting and unique accessories. Decorating for the holidays is no different. After all, this is the time of year when we want our homes to look their best. Finding distinctive...
10 Beautiful, Decorative Gifts to Make on the Cheap
Creating something yourself can cost less than buying new, but it doesn’t always work out that way. When you have to buy tons of specialty crafting tools and materials to complete a project, the cost (and the time it takes you to make it) can...
10 Ways a Red Lamp Shade Can Sass Up a Room
A red light has come to signify many things, some racy, others utilitarian. Regardless of the meaning, a red light unmistakably draws attention, which makes it a fun and useful tool for interior decorating. Sassy and unexpected, they’re usually best...
5 Jumping-Off Points for Decorating a Blank Space
Many homeowners struggle with developing a decorating theme in a room. For example, you might love the color blue but aren’t sure how much to use and on what pieces. Maybe you prefer traditional style but aren’t confident enough to really nail the...
Rooms We Love: A Mountain Retreat Made for Cold Winter Nights
As the temperature turns chilly and the days become shorter, a cozy mountain hideaway is especially appealing. And I can’t think of one that combines rustic charm with cosmopolitan sophistication as handily as this keeping room in the Blue Ridge Mountains...
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Living Room Touches Anyone Can Do
In case you’re catching up, this series is about treating Acute Houzz Envy. This problem occurs when you look at beautifully styled photos of well-appointed rooms for a long time...
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