63 Ideabooks by decordemon

Pint-Sized Design: Charlie's Owl-tastic Nursery
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About seven years ago I took on my first residential decorating job: a boy's nursery. Scared to death that the new clients would utter words like "jungle mural" or "baseball bat decal," I was pleasantly surprised when they preferred a few colorful nods...
Pint-Sized Design: Olivia's Pinkalicious Kids' Room
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Two words sum up every square inch of 5-year-old Olivia's 9' x11' bedroom: thrifty and pink. Both interior design and resourcefulness are part of the happy little sprite's DNA; daddy Jon is an architect and mommy Stacey is a research analyst. When Olivia...
DIY Project: Reinvented Party Table
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So I kind of have a small problem that may or may not eventually be a fit for the casting directors of Hoarders: keeping simple household stuff I don't need with the hopes of one day repurposing it. While my particular situation is by no means...
How to Get Your Window Treatment Right
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During a client consultation last week, I noticed how much I sound like Charlie Brown's teacher when talking to clients about window treatments. It must be weird seeing an overly energetic, tall designer dude stand in front a wall of windows mouthing...
DIY Project: Home Improvement Store Pop Art
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An art director friend of mine who shall remain nameless (Justine Rubin) can take just about any texture and make it both beautiful and artistic. Come to think of it, knowing her makes me rethink the way I look at everyday items: popsicle sticks make...
Decorating Secrets: Picture-Perfect Way to Hang Art
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My friend Christina's mom (whom we'll refer to as "Maxine" since I like names with Xs in them) is one of the most pleasant and sophisticated people I've ever met ... at least until she gets behind the wheel of a car. Should a careless or lazy driver break...
DIY Project: How to Recover a Seat Cushion
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I have two close friends, both thirtysomething, who seriously don't know their left from their right. It's kind of amusing sitting in the passenger seat as one of them, Laura, constantly inquires, "Do I make a Laura or a Brian at the stop sign?" Situations...
Decorating Secrets: How to Layer Patterns Right
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If you've ever encountered a shallow, one-dimensional person — maybe a famous-for-being-famous reality TV star or perhaps an arch nemesis — it's likely you found him or her both cold and uninteresting. The same goes for interiors: A lack of layers...
DIY Project: Wallpaper Goes Mobile
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As a pattern-mixing, obsessed-with-taking-risks decorator, I understand when beige lovers take one look at my work and say, "I would never let that dude anywhere near my house," especially in reference to my use of wallcovering. But I'll tell you what...
DIY: Turn Your Carport Into an Outdoor Dining Room
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When your house gives you square-footage-challenged lemons, you make square-footage lemonade ... or in my case, lemon-wheel-garnished sangria. Each spring, as the weather changes from dreadful to dreamy, I come to realize how my dining room only accommodates...
DIY Project: Mobile Container Garden
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Each time I assume the role of gardener I end up turning my plants brown, then hosting funerals for them. Determined to turn that black thumb green, I decided to take baby steps starting with a small, mobile container garden, then slowly work my way into...
DIY Project: Sit Pretty with Mismatched Chairs
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About a year ago I was on the prowl for totally un-pedestrian, one-of-a-kind furniture for my breakfast nook. After an hour or two strolling through designer showrooms, it became apparent that what I wanted to spend for the entire room would simply cover...
DIY Project: Vintage Book Wallpaper
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A quick look through my design portfolio and it's obvious I'm a fan of wallcovering. From grasscloth to fabric, geometric prints to toile, adding texture, color and/or pattern with textiles is always my preference over paint. Since many high-end wallcoverings...
DIY Project: Upgrade That Ugly Door!
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My photographer friend Christina had me over to her house recently. Naturally, she inquired as to any ideas I could offer to make her home a bit nicer. Upon entry, I wanted to say, "Well, you can start by tossing those nasty hollow-core doors out the...
Make a Big Statement with Oversized Art
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Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of art only to bring it home and find it's hard to appreciate from a distance? Both I and my wallet are quite familiar with this. Thanks to a $940 mistake involving a gorgeous piece of pop art my toilet got very...
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