Decorating 1752 Ideabooks

Salvage Style: A DIY Upholstery Project Makes a Grand Entrance
When it’s time to refresh any space in my home, I first take an inventory of furniture, materials and fabric that I have on hand. Even if you don’t have a stockpile of these things to work with, it’s still fairly easy to create stunning pieces from...
The Enduring Appeal of the Egg Basket
On Easter Sunday candy-colored baskets will be out in full force. But as anyone who raises chickens knows, these are the distant, tarted-up cousins of the real egg baskets — the sort that people use for daily egg gathering. Vintage egg...
Fireplaces That Catch the Eye
Remember that polar vortex that swept across much of the U.S. earlier this year? Even in California, it left us thinking about basic needs: food, water and warmth. However, wouldn’t it be nice if those had a touch of luxe? Maybe a nice bowl of soup....
Simple Pleasures: Digging in the Attic
A rainy spring day when you can’t dig in your garden is the perfect opportunity to dig for buried treasure in the attic instead. Brew...
Step Away From the Wallpaper: Why Decorating Risks Are Overrated
In popular design shows in which designers compete against one another, “safe” is usually code for “boring” — it’s all about making a statement and standing out from the crowd. But your home is not a design contest; it’s real life....
How to Choose the Right Window Shades
Although the lines of distinction are not that clear, for simplicity’s sake it’s safe to say that shades are the warm, fuzzy version of blinds. Whereas blinds are made of hard substances, like wood and aluminum, shades are made of soft materials,...
Bling Where It’s Least Expected
Anyone who’s ever gone fishing with a flashy lure or held a baby while wearing blingy earrings knows that shiny things are attractive. There’s a magnetic draw to them. In fact, recent...
12 Warm-Weather Makeover Ideas for the Bedroom
The longer, warmer days of spring and summer beg for a lighter touch in the bedroom and guest quarters. Pack up the thick duvets and woolen blankets and set out something fresher and prettier —...
21 Free Ways to Give Your Home Some Love
When spring hits some people dive right into the garden. But considering this is Houzz, I suspect I am not alone in feeling the urge to redecorate as soon as the sun starts to peek out. To break the shopping habit (and spare my bank account), I have gathered...
Top It Off: Wallpapered Ceilings Take the Eye High
Wallpaper’s moment may indeed be over — because it’s starting to look more like a wallpaper decade. What might have appeared to be a fleeting love affair seems as if it may be here to stay. And just when you thought you’d seen wallpaper installed...
Dream Spaces: 12 Ultraglam Powder Rooms
Often the smallest room in the house, the powder room is a place where homeowners can easily realize their most extravagant design aspirations. Remodeling one is less expensive — and less time-consuming — than revamping a living room or installing...
The Beauty of Contrast: Traditional Art in Contemporary Rooms
Spaces with exclusively modern furniture and furnishings can sometimes feel sterile and uninspired, lacking in character and individuality. An effective way to add personality, history and visual interest to a modern space is through the addition...
8 Reasons to Jump Off the DIY Bandwagon
The abundance of DIY tutorials currently flooding magazines, books and the web is supposed to make creating a one-of-a-kind space easier than ever. But what happens when...
Room of the Day: More Function for a Boston Condo
As a seasoned traveler who owns three homes, designer Gary McBournie knows a lot about packing. So when the interior designer decorated his Boston apartment, he had no trouble...
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