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22 Ideabooks by The Marion House Book
Guest Picks: 20 Quick Ways to Welcome Spring Into Your Home
Open your windows and welcome the first warm breezes of spring! There is nothing quite like putting away the dark colors and heavy winter materials and bringing out fresh and light accessories and fabrics. Adding a new rug, a handful of pillows and fresh...
Guest Picks: 21 Ways to Update your Bedroom in a Weekend
The bedroom is an easy place to add your own personal touch. Unlike other rooms in the house, it’s usually only occupied by a maximum of two people. Get creative this weekend and inject your own style into your bedroom. — Emma from The...
Guest Picks: 20 Easy Ways to Give Your Kitchen a Facelift
Is your kitchen stuck in a time warp? Are you looking to update without doing a total gut renovation? Making some simple changes in your kitchen can have big effects. Swapping out hardware, painting cabinets and adding some new accessories is often all...
Guest Picks: Farmhouse Chic
I dream of owning a rustic, country farmhouse one day. A place with wide open fields and four distinct seasons. It would have rough-hewn wood floors, a timbered ceiling and bright airy rooms. I'd furnish it with items that aren't too precious so that...
Guest Picks: 20 Ways to Get That Beach House Feeling in Your Home
Many dream of having a place to getaway from it all, and for a few lucky people, it's a reality. Whether you own a place on the beach or just wish you did, it's easy to get a beach house feel with a few well-chosen pieces. Stick to an all-white or sandy...
Guest Picks: 20 Ways to Add Some Color Into Your Garden
Summer is the season to celebrate color! Like beautiful flowers and vegetables growing in your garden and popsicles on a hot day, nothing says summer like a burst of bright, cheery hues. Luckily, it's easy to add some color to your outdoor spaces. From...
Guest Picks: 20 Summery Entry Updates for Less Than $200
Summer is the perfect time to refresh your home. A little change in a room can make a big difference. There are many ways you can easily transform the look of an entry inexpensively: Change your area rug, put up a new mirror or install some new art. You...
Guest Picks: 20 Electric Pastels to Update Your Home for Spring
Punchy pastels are showing up everywhere this spring season. From ceramics to baskets to rugs and even furniture, these sherbet-hued colors are making a statement on just about everything. Adding a few of them to your space is an easy way to brighten...
Guest Picks: 20 Delightfully Inventive Wall Hooks and Coatracks
Limit drips and drops to a mudroom or entryway with these creative hooks and hangers for coats, hats and more
During these wet and snowy months of the year, I find that I can never have enough wall hooks and coat racks. Whether I'm hanging up winter coats or wet hats and mittens, a wall full of handy hooks is ideal. Of course, they make sense the rest of the...
Guest Picks: 20 Red Finds for Valentine's Day
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought I would round up a selection of red hot items to get you in the spirit. If you're feeling generous, you could gift one of these precious objects to your true love. They are sure to appreciate the...
Guest Picks: 20 Stylish Candelabras
A candelabra is a great way to add a little light into your home. Whether it's a witty update on a traditional design or something completely original, it is sure to be a conversation starter. It can also make a great wedding or anniversary present. —...
Guest Picks: 20 Stylish Tree Toppers
Christmas decorations just aren't complete until the tree gets topped with a pretty star, angel or bow
The festive season is upon us, which means it is time to head down to the basement or up to the attic to find your boxes of holiday decorations. If your tree topper is looking a little crumpled or maybe a bit out of date, you might want to try one of...
Guest Picks: 20 Ideas for a Rustic Fall Cabin
There's something about this time of year that makes me want to get away to a rustic cabin in the woods and snuggle down with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. My ideal escape would be a well-loved but weathered place with lots of organic touches....
Guest Picks: Black and White
Decorating in bold black and white is a surefire way to add some style to your home. You can pair it with blonde wood and contemporary furniture for a Scandinavian feel, or add metallic accents like brass and gold for something more glamorous. Either...
Guest Picks: Bring the Styles of the World Home
In honor of the Olympics, bring styles from countries all over the world together for an eclectic, well-traveled look
In the spirit of the 2012 summer Olympics in London, I've gathered together 20 noteworthy design items from a selection of countries. Bring a little bit of international glamour into your own home! — Emma from The...