165 Ideabooks by Kathryn

How Birdhouses Bring Life to Your Home
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We see a lot of design ideas for bird cages these days. There's a good reason for that; vintage birdcages make really cool accessories for the home. But what about the simpler and more traditional birdhouses and bird feeders that we use? Can't those also...
Unique Color Combinations: Orange and Green
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Can orange and green work together in a room? It's a tough sell but it can be done. And done correctly, this unique color combination can evoke the sense of a space that's never been designed quite the way that you've designed it. That makes your home...
10 Tips for Designing a Home Exercise Space
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Fitness is an important thing. Some of us get our workouts by going to the gym. Others head outside for a walk or hike. These things are great but they can definitely be enhanced by also creating a workout space in the home. How intense your workout...
The Succulence of Succulents in the Home
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Succulence is defined as juicy, appetizing, delectable and interesting. Succulents are water-retaining plants with fleshy leaves. For me, the title of this ideabook is more than just a fun play on words. It really emphasizes the fact that I think...
Limestone in the Design of your Home
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Limestone is a natural material that you can easily use to bring the beauty of stone into your home. It is most commonly used in tiles although it is also frequently seen in countertops. Personally, I prefer the use of limestone in the bathroom where...
LED, CFL and other Green Lighting Options
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Combining eco-friendly values with great design is the key to today's home. One terrific way to save energy around the house is by using smart green lighting. Do so in interesting ways to boost the decorative appeal of the home. The top green lights...
The Fantasy of Fish in Decorating a Home
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When we think about using animals as inspiration for decorating a home, we don't often think about fish. Instead, we think of bolder options such as leopard prints. However, fish are a terrific decor choice for the home. They are colorful which adds a...
Pretty Trash: Wastebaskets In Home Design
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Trash cans are one of those things that too many people just don't think about in terms of how they affect a home's design. This functional item is a thing that we all have. Most of us even have more than one in our homes. Why not take the time to choose...
How to Use the Chevron Pattern in Home Design
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The Chevron pattern is a bold pattern that makes a really strong impact on a room. It's essentially a series of V's laid out in a row. It's a little bit wavy but with more of a hardened edge. Despite being a bold and tough design, it's a great choice...
Great Color Combination: Black + Blue
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When people mention "black and blue" together we always think about bruises. Unless you happen to be one those people who finds bruises beautiful, you probably don't think too often about putting this color combination together. That's too bad; it's a...
Valentine's Day Every Day: Hearts in your Home
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I've been thinking about decorating my home for Valentine's Day. Maybe I'll get some heart-shaped candles. Perhaps I'll hand-paint some hearts on to old pillow cases. Maybe I'll frame some of my favorite artistic hearts and hang them on the walls. As...
Using Red and Green Together in your Decor
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During this time of year we see a lot of red and green together. We see green Christmas trees decorated with red ornaments. We see strings of green and red lights. We see people dressed up in red and green clothing. It's a color combination that always...
Best Rooms for Rainy Days
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Ah, the rain. It has started here and it's not going to stop for quite awhile. Sure the sun will poke through now and then but it's mostly going to be rainy and windy as winter approaches then arrives. It's easy to complain about the rain but it's just...
10 Ways to Add Water to Your Home's Design
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I just returned from a wonderful trip back to my hometown in Arizona. There were a lot of things that I enjoyed about the visit. However I was happy to get back home to San Francisco. One of the first things I noticed when I arrived back here was that...
10 Last-Minute Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Thanksgiving
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Are you going to be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house this year? If so then you are probably feeling a mixture of excitement and being totally overwhelmed. You want dinner to be perfect. You want your home to be perfect. You want everything to...
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