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77 Ideabooks by Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien
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: Herringbone and Chevron Zigzags
When the design world grabs onto a trend, it holds on tight. First, chevron patterns started popping up everywhere. And then herringbone designs came onto the scene, possibly inspired by the herringbone wood floors popular in many European homes (that...
Guest Picks: Sweet Strawberry Picks
It's berry season, and I don't just mean the sweet fruit you can pick on a farm or enjoy with pancakes. Strawberries are popping up everywhere in the home, and I've gathered 20 favorites that feature the fruit. A little whimsical and oh-so-sweet, these...
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: Portable Lanterns
Now that the warm weather makes me want to linger outdoors after the sun goes down, it's best to have some portable light to bring out to the deck. Plus, I just love the look of flickering lanterns on a table at an intimate dinner party. There's something...
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...
Mirrors, Mirrors on the Wall
How you dress up your walls and how you accessorize an outfit have a lot in common. In both cases, simplicity sometimes rules, and other times, layering in more elements adds some needed drama. We all know how a mirror makes a space look larger, more...
Guest Picks: Metallic Leather
When you pair shiny metallics with leather, you're sure to have a chic combination. Gold and silver leather accents in a home add a bit of luxe style that feels flirty and fun. It's best not to go overboard with metallics, though — a little gold (or...
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: Bench Seat
The big turkey dinner, or the official kickoff to holiday dinner parties, is just around the corner. Here are 20 benches you can pull into the dining room for extra seating — or use in your family room, bedroom or entryway. — Jen from The...
Quick Update: Give Your Lampshades an Edge
It's hip to square, at least when it comes to lampshades. The perfect lampshade polishes the look of a lamp, much in the way that a hairstyle can make or break a great outfit. (I hear Michael Kors in my head talking about styling runway hair accordingly!)...