237 Ideabooks by Margaret Everton

The Wing Chair
12 photos
The historic wing chair (also known as the club chair or grandfather chair) became popularized during the Edwardian era around 1901. As design sensibilities moved from the heavy and ornate style of the Victorian era, the wing chair was a key piece contributor...
Vertical Limit: Making Room For Great Play Spaces
11 photos
When you want to make a fantastic play space for your children but are limited in space, it can be hard to know what to do. Good design—especially for children—considers not only aesthetics but function. Though we want to create a "prepared environment"...
Luxury
14 photos
Luxury sounds elite and distantly enchanting, but everyone can enjoy luxury in their dwelling. Having just read another book on Coco Chanel, I choose to go by her definition, that "luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but the absence of vulgarity."...
How To Create a Personalized AND Versatile Nursery
18 photos
You're planning your nursery and you want to go all out. You want to scour flea markets and baby boutiques for all of those pieces that will express who you are as a parent and welcome that wee one with stylish glee. From the largest furniture piece to...
Nontraditional Wall Art
12 photos
With my husband out of town last week on a cross-country motorcycle trip, I got industrious. From changing the flow of our shared closet, to acquiring a $10 flea market antique coffee table (set on wheels!), to setting up a coffee/tea service on chrome...
Full House
16 photos
Becky's interview of Brenda about her Cozy Little House in Texas got me thinking about minimalism verses fuller houses. I think Brenda does an excellent job of incorporating a mass plethora of beautiful objects while still retaining an element of quaint...
Where Creativity Happens
14 photos
I've recently been inspired by the plethora of creative work environments featured continuously on The Selby blog. I started thinking about the variety of dwellings that houzz continually features--how, like the creative minds on The Selby, each work...
Make Your Guest Room Work Overtime
12 photos
When my husband goes through heavy bouts of work travel, as he has over this last month, I retreat into the guest bedroom beside our children's shared bedroom. For some reason I feel more secure that I can be near the kids who, honestly, at 5 and 3 years,...
Creating a Homemade Taproom
10 photos
When recently visiting The Broadmoor Hotel for a girl's weekend with my mother, and spending pleasant evenings before dinner in the small and classy bar, I thought how pleasant it would be to have a modest version of the room. A bar service. A collection...
The Farmhouse Table
14 photos
There's no denying that the farmhouse table has sustained its romanticism over time. The raw aesthetic, bucolic sentiment, and sturdy functionality keep it en vogue in various settings and tastes. In more modern settings, it serves a subtly substantial...
Decorating with Paper
9 photos
Paper is a fantastic medium and decorating tool. Just look at the colossal papier mache ostrich and other animalia currently in anthropologie stores. Paper is wonderful because a. it provides less expensive detailing b. and less permanent detailing c....
Bringing Work Home
12 photos
Whether due to the nonstop and urgent accessibility through cell phones that once only medical professionals experienced, or the work culture shifting to greater portability, more and more professionals are bringing their work home. In "Making Life Work,"...
Simplicity in Sleep
10 photos
I am a terrible sleeper. Tossing. Easily disrupted. Sensitive to light--sensitive to all things. An open closet door or misplacement of reading chair pillow will haunt my dreams, literally. So we keep a minimalist bedroom, which, aside from its calming...
Feeling [Wonderfully] Blue
14 photos
Blue. With its seemingly endless variations in hue, the color can offer a plethora of moods and looks in a space. It can become a bright focal point or recede as a sophisticated neutral in the background. The color of winter skies, ocean water, and psychological...
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