DESIGN YOUR HOME
67 Ideabooks by Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien
Guest Picks: Have a Shiny, Happy Spring With Green and Gold
Get a glimmer in your eye as the season turns, thanks to accessories and furnishings in mint to emerald with a dash of gold
The green and gold color combo is popping up in many spots around the home. And it’s not just the earthy shade of green, but emeralds, pastel mints and crisp greens paired with metallic gold or gold-toned brass. My personal favorite is the combo of...
Houzz Products: Throw a Perfect Potluck
Host a fuss-free feast with serveware, chafing dishes, ecofriendly disposable plates and more from the Houzz Products section
Luck alone does not make a successful potluck. The beauty of a potluck dinner is in its more communal, come-together planning. Make sure you’re covered with serving pieces and seats for guests. You can mix and match dishes and keep everything simple,...
Guest Picks: Nightlights Worth a Spotlight
Forget drab plastic standards. These unusual illuminators help a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen really shine
There are so many whimsical nightlights nowadays. Sure, nightlights help little kids feel safe in the dark, but they’re also handy to use all throughout the house. Plug in a nightlight in a bathroom, and you won’t need to awaken your body with the...
Guest Picks: Have a Spot of Tea Lights
It’s that time of year when the darkness comes earlier and earlier each day. Playgrounds are empty by 4:00, and we’re all spending more time inside. Candles are one of those timeless accessories for making a home feel warm and cozy. The flicker of...
Guest Picks: Quirky Coin Banks for All Ages
Get showered with compliments while you're saving for a rainy day, with banks in unusual shapes, colors and finishes
So many home accessories are practically obsolete thanks to modern technology — just think of telephones in the age of smart phones. But piggy banks are still around, despite the prevalence of online banking, online shopping and debit cards. We all...
Guest Picks: Let's Go Indigo!
Indigo as a color is a dark, classic foil to all the bright neons and shiny metallics trending on the design spectrum now. Indigo as a dye has a rich history that goes back to as early as A.D. 600 in Japan, when deep indigos were the most-used dyes for...
Guest Picks: 20 High-Energy Beach Towels
If you're like me and have a drawer full of old, ho-hum towels with no fun patterns or colors to speak of, maybe it's time to treat yourself to something that gets you as excited for summer as the sound of the Mr. Softee truck. There are so many varieties...
Guest Picks: Get Starry-Eyed Over Constellation Designs
I may not be a daily horoscope reader, but I am over the moon for all the constellation designs popping up in home design. Here are 20 starry finds that can add a little cosmic chic to your abode. — Jen from The...
Guest Picks: 20 Magnets With Staying Power
Pick a chic or silly magnet set to style your refrigerator or file cabinet with, hanging family art and notes with ease
Nowadays you can find magnets that look amazing and have super strength. And there are more places than ever to use them; not only is there magnetic paint that lets you turn a wall into a magnetic surface, but it's also possible to have a stainless...
Guest Picks: Cure Style Doldrums With Swiss Cross Accessories
If your home decor could use some reviving, apply these blankets, pillows and tiles and watch it perk right up
One pattern that I've seen popping up everywhere lately is the Swiss cross — it's no longer stuck on the medicine cabinet. Nowadays, it's easy to spot a Swiss cross in many textiles. No matter the color, it feels iconic and classic, and it complements...
Guest Picks: Shadow Box Art
Ready made with art or ready to hold your favorite mementos, these shadow boxes put creativity in the spotlight
Shadow box art, like any old-time craft, can look fresh and modern depending on how you put it together. Check out these ready-made shadow boxes with a graphic, artsy style. And for the DIYer, there are frames and repurposed shelves that could easily...
Guest Picks: Toddler-Friendly Furniture
With a small scale, soft edges and easy-to-clean fabrics, these furnishings are smart choices for anyone with a wee one
Now that my daughter is officially a walking, climbing, getting-into-everything toddler, I have a better sense of what furniture doesn't work and what furniture would make life easier. Here are a few furnishing ideas worth considering for the little ones...
Guest Picks: Melamine Serveware
Melamine is much more than lightweight, shatterproof plastic. It's your go-to portable serveware to pack a picnic or dine al fresco. When you're setting the table for a party, melamine feels like a notch above disposable paper plates or plastic cups,...
Guest Picks: Spring Tree Motifs
It's the start of spring, when the cherry blossoms are blooming and the trees start coming back to life. It's easy to think of trees as a design element that's typecast for Christmas decorations, but with the right twist of simplicity and color trees...
Guest Picks: Top 20 Flat-Weave Rugs
Flat-weave rugs may not be the softest underfoot, but these thin, durable, low-maintenance rugs are the perfect solution for some spaces. You can find flat-weave rugs in a dizzying array of colors (saturated or muted) and patterns (classic or modern)....