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41 Ideabooks by Sara Rivka Dahan
Conquer That Blank Wall With a Versatile Picture Ledge
Turn a dull spot into your own personal art gallery with shallow shelves displaying artwork you can swap out on a whim
Picture ledges are one of the simplest ways to add a personal touch to your home's decor — and with maximum effect. That's because despite their name, they can also be used as small shelves to hold decorative objects, art, books or even a collection...
Make Things Magical With Paper Lanterns
Set some poetry in motion with affordable Asian-style paper lanterns that enchant as everyday or party decor
Paper lanterns originated in China and made their way to Japan, where skilled craftspeople produced lanterns reflecting the spare Japanese aesthetic. Isamu Noguchi was inspired by Japanese lanterns made in Gifu and designed a line of pared-down...
Pep Up With Patchwork Tiles
Don't call them crazy — quilt-style tile patterns are bringing energy and playfulness to walls, countertops and even floors
If you love patchwork quilts, try mixing tiles of various patterns and colors for a similar effect. The result will be a stunning design that recalls Moroccan and other Mediterranean styles, and this can be a great way to utilize all of your favorite...
Evoke a Tropical Fantasy the Inexpensive, Easy Way
Gossamer light and dreamily romantic, mosquito netting adds a dose of tropical allure at a down-home price
Sometimes the quickest seasonal decor comes from the most unexpected places. Mosquito netting is a good example. This accessory has the power to transform any bedroom instantly into a tropical summer retreat, and it's more budget friendly than a plane...
Wall Candy: Dish Up Colorful Glass Art Plates
These gorgeous handblown plates may look good enough to eat, but they're better off admired on the walls
Glass art is by nature exciting, and it often seems to take on a life of its own. The medium is typically seen in the form of bottles and bowls arranged on tables or one-of-a-kind chandeliers. But one of the most eye-catching spots for glass art happens...
We'll Take It: The Overhead Light Everyone Will Love
Here's a contemporary yet elegant lighting solution that will give your space style as well as incredible practicality. The cantilevered floor lamp is a lamp with an arc-shaped arm, a mechnical jointed arm or a cantilevered straight arm that allows one...
Easy Decorating: Turn Over a New, Tropical Leaf
Toss a palm frond in a vase or gather a whole bouquet — fresh or preserved tropical leaves bring on the exotic with almost no effort
A vase of large tropical leaves may be the perfect solution when you crave some easy-care green. These leaves can last for weeks and come in a variety of shapes and styles. Palm fronds are breezy and beachy, and they grow in a range of sizes,...
Create a Casbah on the Patio
Gauzy sheer or blocking sunlight to the max, curtains for a patio, deck or balcony come in styles for every budget
Have you got your outdoor living space ready for summer weather? Whether it's a tiny porch high above the city, a covered patio, a deck or, lucky you, an expansive backyard, curtains can turn your outdoor room into the perfect...
Create Your Own Shangri-la With Bird of Paradise Plants
Quintessentially tropical, this broad-leaved beauty can transform bland interiors in the batting of a frond
If you're looking for a great houseplant to give your decor a tropical flair, Strelitzia, commonly known as bird of paradise, won't disappoint. While it's often incorrectly referred to as a banana plant (it is a cousin), you...
Can't-Beat Style: Candlestick Clusters
Create high decorating drama with the right mix of candleholders on table, sideboard, mantel and more
Styling can transform an ordinary space into something truly special, and it doesn't have to cost much. By adding props, or decorative items, to certain areas you can create interest, beauty and a sense of place. One really simple styling strategy:...
Mother-in-Law's Tongue: Surprisingly Easy to Please
I grew up in a midcentury modern house that boasted a very large pot of mother-in-law’s tongue, and it took me years to actually appreciate the plant and own one myself. Today, I have a nostalgic affection for mother-in-law's tongue (Sansevieria),...