448 Ideabooks by Laura Gaskill

Step Away From the Wallpaper: Why Decorating Risks Are Overrated
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In popular design shows in which designers compete against one another, “safe” is usually code for “boring” — it’s all about making a statement and standing out from the crowd. But your home is not a design contest; it’s real life....
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Bathroom
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Wet towels and dirty clothes dumped on the floor, the sink littered with products, soap scum caked on every surface … In the daily rush to get out the door, the bathroom often fares the worst (and that’s not even mentioning the really grubby stuff)....
12 Warm-Weather Makeover Ideas for the Bedroom
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The longer, warmer days of spring and summer beg for a lighter touch in the bedroom and guest quarters. Pack up the thick duvets and woolen blankets and set out something fresher and prettier —...
Guest Picks: From India With Love
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Perhaps it was the previews of the independent Indian film The Lunchbox, soon to be released in the States, or maybe it was the photos (and gorgeous treasures) from my friend and fellow blogger...
How to Choose the Right Solar Lights
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Using solar lighting outdoors can be a lifesaver when outdoor outlets are not available. But do solar-powered lights really work? How do they measure up to hardwired electric lights? And what if your yard is shady or you live somewhere that rarely sees...
21 Free Ways to Give Your Home Some Love
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When spring hits some people dive right into the garden. But considering this is Houzz, I suspect I am not alone in feeling the urge to redecorate as soon as the sun starts to peek out. To break the shopping habit (and spare my bank account), I have gathered...
8 Reasons to Jump Off the DIY Bandwagon
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The abundance of DIY tutorials currently flooding magazines, books and the web is supposed to make creating a one-of-a-kind space easier than ever. But what happens when...
Simple Pleasures: Cultivate Everyday Joie de Vivre
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Have you ever entertained the thought that your life would be sweeter and more pleasurable if only you lived somewhere else, like Paris or Florence? I certainly have. But while life may indeed...
10 Great Outdoor Chill Zones
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In the warm months, there’s nothing better than coming home and immediately kicking off your shoes, grabbing an ice-cold drink and heading right outside. Sitting outdoors in the fresh air is a great way to loosen up, unwind and let go. Summer...
Simple Pleasures: Savor the First Spring Day in the Garden
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Is there anything better than that first spring day when the weather finally feels warm enough to really spend time outdoors? Celebrate spring with a full day spent puttering in the garden, tending to chores, sprucing things up and pampering...
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Entry Hall
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A neat, chic entryway gives visitors a positive first impression and makes coming home a pleasure. But between the daily influx of mail and a household’s worth of coats, shoes and bags, this space is often one of the most challenging...
Revive Your Room’s Look in Just 5 Steps
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It’s a common issue — your room doesn’t feel terrible, just flat or not quite pulled together, and you’re not sure how to fix it. If this sounds...
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