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22 Ideabooks by Melissa Esplin
Guest Picks: Baskets & Storage Containers
I constantly find myself in need of a basket or catchall for the random things that need to be organized. I'm obsessed with each one of these baskets (which are all affordable!) and am convinced that I could fill each one in no time flat. I'm sure you...
Guest Picks: Tables to Wow Your Living Room
I'm in the market for an awesome coffee table and side tables. But my husband doesn't want one. Here's a grouping of my favorite (and mostly affordable) coffee tables from around the web that just beg to fill our living room void and convince my husband...
Guest Picks: The Hex is Next
Last year's shape was the triangle. Put six triangles together, and you get this year's shape: the hexagon. So many items are coming out with the hexagon or honeycomb shape, and they're adding texture and dimension to every aspect of the home. —...
Guest Picks: Colorful Art for Under $60
February is a dreary month in my part of the world. Lots of snow and overcast skies make me turn to bright and colorful objects. If you're in a similar boat, here are 20 ways to add a little color to your home for under $60. — Melissa from
Guest Picks: 20 Gifts for the Home for Under $40
Be thoughtful and under budget this year. Find something for everyone on your list for under $40! — Melissa from I Still Love You
Guest Picks: Shiny Metals for Modern Spaces
I've seen a rise in chrome-plated metals these days, and I'm smitten! While looking for items to coordinate with my Bertoia wire chairs, I've found several drool-worthy items that I would love to see in my home. I think you'll like them too. —...
Guest Picks: Modern Alarm Clocks
With daylight saving time around the corner, alarm clocks and bedroom clocks have been on my mind. Finding the right mix of modern and functional isn't incredibly easy at supermarkets or even most big-box stores. Here's a collection of sweet tickers ranging...
Guest Picks: Cozy, Fall-Ready Pieces
Fall is one of my favorite times of year for lazy lounging and eating warm food. I can't get enough of the the color palette either. I've put together some cozy ideas for spaces that I would happily lounge in. — Melissa from I...
Guest Picks: Mixing Prints: Spots and Florals
Mixing prints is an art. Two of the most basic of prints that always seem to go together are polka dots and florals. The basic polka dot allows the floral to shine without taking over. Here are a few of my favorite spots and florals paired together. —...
Guest Picks: Put a Coat on It
Even the simplest of entryways should make a statement. Here are 20 unique solutions for the basic coat hook or rack. — Melissa from I Still Love You
Guest Picks: Artwork for Man's Best Friend
My husband and I have been thinking about buying a turtle for our little one. She's obsessed over them. Thinking of her wish for a turtle reminds me of my wish for a dog. I would love an Italian greyhound or a yellow lab. If I had a pet, I'd dote on her...
Guest Picks: White Doesn't Mean Boring
I'm of the persuasion that there needs to be a basic go-to color in every home. I decorate with a very eclectic eye, so my style definitely needs something to keep each room looking consistent. Each of these pieces is white with either a fantastic touch...
Guest Picks: Fancy Barstools
I'm trying to refine the style in my home by adding investment pieces as I can afford them. I don't want my house to look like it came out of a box, so I'm always on the lookout for unique silhouettes and surfaces. I'd be proud to see any of these bar...
Guest Picks: One-Of-A-Kind Kitchen Accessories
I've been fortunate to move into a brand new home with a great kitchen space. There's nothing terribly special about the space itself, so here are a few things that I'd love to add to it to make it uniquely ours. — Melissa From I...