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59 Ideabooks by Danyelle Mathews
Guest Picks: What Could Your Kids Dream Up Here?
Create a crafting corner with these art supplies and furnishings, and watch eager imaginations take off
Summer is in full swing, and my children and I couldn't be more pleased. There's nothing quite like carefree living, spending days at the pool and exploring our neck of the woods together. While we love to be outdoors enjoying the sunshine, there are...
Guest Picks: 20 Coffee Table Books Beautiful Enough for Mom
Encourage a favorite hobby or ignite a new interest with a coffee table book that makes a thoughtful Mother's Day gift
I don't know about you, but I'm constantly filling my Amazon shopping cart full of pretty books that I'd love to own. It seems like nowadays you can find an eye-catching book on just about anything. Whether mom likes to cook or loves fashion, flowers...
Guest Picks: Warm Up With Red Accessories
With the gray skies that have enveloped my neck of the woods over the past couple of months, my eyes are craving color, and lots of it. Red is a bold choice that can evoke feelings of passion, heat and energy — just the things that help us get through...
Guest Picks: Kids' Accessories for Grown-Ups
Good design works for all ages — just check out these pieces from kids' retailers that would rock an adult room
While doing a bit of online shopping recently, I noticed that many of the products I found at the top kids' retailers were things I would love to see in my own grown-up spaces. Cool modern design, splashes of great color and on-trend products aren't exclusive...
Guest Picks: Entryway Benches for Every Budget
An easy way to add comfort and functionality to even the coldest entryway is with a bench. Benches come in every style, color and material you can dream up. They can be upholstered, have storage and help introduce guests to your home's design right when...
Guest Picks: Mobiles for All Ages
Mobiles can delight in more rooms than just nurseries. These sculptural art pieces are a visual treat anywhere in the home
Most nurseries include a mobile hanging over the crib. Mobiles are great for babies because they give them something interesting to look at as they drift of to dreamland. While I was recently searching out a mobile for my newest addition, I came across...
Guest Picks: Showstopping Side Tables
I began searching out the perfect side table while redecorating my family room recently. My taste generally runs along the simple side, but I couldn't help but notice all of the great statement side tables available. If you're feeling bold and want something...
Cheery Paint Treatments Make for Happy Kids
Little ones crave fun, fun, fun — and that includes their rooms. Delight your tots with peppy paint treatments and playful patterns
One of my goals when decorating our home is to make it a space where we're all comfortable. I want my children to feel as happy and inspired in their rooms as my husband and I feel in ours. As with most children and parents, that means two completely...
The Family Home: Living With Kid-Size Furniture
This past weekend, my husband and I made a quick trip to Ikea on the hunt for two things: an inexpensive sofa for our family room and a child-size table. I've been busy collecting the cutest vintage child-size chairs...
The Family Home: The Dress-Up Dilemma
I'm not sure if it's this way for all kids, but my children love to dress up. I've noticed that when they are between the ages of 2 and 6, dress-up is at its prime. Most days, my 3-year-old appears as Batman, a cowboy, Mr. Incredible and a slew...
Catch Some Zzzs in Your Baby's Nursery
Outfit your nursery with a cushy sofa or cozy daybed, and you'll be drifting off to dreamland right along with your little one
Caring for a baby takes a lot out of you. In my mothering career, there have been nights during which I spent more time in the baby's room than in my own. Middle-of-the-night diaper changes, feedings, consoling colic — while everyone else in the house...
Guest Picks: Words to Live By
Sometimes all it takes to complete a room is a bit of your personality, your humor. Nowadays the choices of typography prints are innumerable — you can find some that tickle the funny bone, some that offer solace, some that motivate. Add one to a wall...
8 Resourceful Nightstand Alternatives
Thinking outside the box when it comes to home decor is not only good for design; it's good on the pocketbook. Many homeowners purchase two matching nightstands when furnishing the bedroom. If that route is not your style or not in the budget, you'll...
8 Modern Dressing Tables for Unflouncy Women
If you wear makeup but not a petticoat, these sleek dressing tables will help you get ready in a most unruffled manner
For many women, having a well-lit space for applying make-up is a necessity. If your bathroom lacks adequate lighting, a dressing table may be your solution. I've been considering adding a dressing table to my bedroom since we moved a few months...
The Family Home: 8 Super Solutions for Shoe Storage
If scattered shoes are causing tripping, mess and chinks in your serenity, these storage systems can help restore order
As a mother, I'm always on the lookout for solutions that will help ease the space and storage issues that come with raising a large family. With five children and two adults living under one roof, you can imagine how something simple like shoe storage...