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28 Ideabooks by donna
Guest Picks: Fresh Flatware
When you pulled out your flatware at Thanksgiving, did it look a little dowdy? I know mine did. Whenever we have folks over for a meal, I spend time sorting through my pieces: the worn ones go to the back of the drawer, and the fresher pieces go out on...
Guest Picks: Fun With Magazine and Newspapers Holders
I am just finishing up furnishing my husband's new office space, but it's still missing a few small pieces. One of which is a newspaper and magazine holder that will sit between two high-backed chairs in the lobby. I've found that a few key accessory...
Guest Picks: Desks
Whether you have a dedicated office space in your home or are forced to carve out a workspace in your den or living room, your desk is the workhorse of your office area. I've picked a few of my favorites from around the web for your consideration. —...
Guest Picks: The Elegant Look of Black Garden Accents
Let your plants provide the color and stick to sophisticated black in the backyard via planters, furniture and accessories
I'm nuts over touches of black in the garden. Black garden accents have a quiet sophistication that allow your plants and flowers to be the stars of your space. Whether it's a large piece of furniture or a small planter, I'll choose black for my outdoor...
Chinese Chippendale Style
Guest Picks: Lucite and Acrylic Furniture and Accessories
If I have one decorating goal for my home, it's to update my traditional look with more unusual and youthful furniture pieces. And to do that, I am seriously looking at a few clear acrylic or Lucite pieces. They are fun, fresh and available in a range...
Guest Picks: Add a Little Humor to Your Space With a Zany Pillow
I love a room with a sense of humor. Show me a little touch of fun, something zany, something that says, "I have style, but I'm not too serious," and I'm a fan every time. Check out these unusual, offbeat and just plain fun pillows. They are a (mostly)...
Guest Picks: A Little Black and White for Your House
Oh yes, I am crazy for black and white. Whether you have a colorful casa or a neutral nest, a little dash of black and white is always in style. Check out these black and white goodies. You might want to consider adding one or two to your place...
Guest Picks: Demilune Tables: A 'Half-Roundup'
I'm obsessed with demilune tables. "Demilune" is a French term meaning "half moon." These little tables are perfect to use against the wall in a hall or entryway, or in my case, to use in pairs flanking a fireplace. I love a light wood or paint-washed...
Guest Picks: Green Cures the Blues
When my Christmas tree and holiday decorations come down, my house feels so "blah." I always find myself craving a little breath of freshness to bring me out of the winter doldrums. My remedy? A little zip of green around the house; it adds a crisp feel...
Guest Picks: Bring Wood Textures Inside This Winter
I am craving the natural textures of woodgrain and wood bark this winter. They feel so cozy! I'm a neutral gal, so I find these textures perfect for adding depth and layers without adding too much color. Here are a few fun and functional items to add...
Guest Picks: Neutral Upholstered Beds and Headboards
Bring warm texture and soothing hues to a bedroom with these options that leave room for colorful bedding and pillows
I love the twin upholstered headboards in my guest room. Now I'm on a hunt for just the right upholstered bed and/or headboard for my bedroom too. The feel of fabric on a headboard is so cozy that I want to experience it every night. I'm keeping the...
Guest Picks: White Dinnerware for the Holidays and After
Table settings in white can take you through the entire entertaining season and beyond, whether your style is casual or formal
Each fall, with the holidays fast approaching, my mind turns to my tabletop. Recently I have been eyeing white dinnerware sets. A white place setting is always a classic, and it allows me to introduce a world of color through centerpieces and textiles....
Guest Picks: Natural Fiber Rugs
I love the look of a natural fiber rug. They are a great neutral canvas — a perfect starting place for decorating a room. Whether you use these rugs by themselves or layer smaller, more colorful rugs on top, here are a few natural fiber rugs to consider....