This little breakfast nook was fine. It was functional. But the point of today's makeover feature is to show the power of scale, and how, when used correctly, it can elevate a space to a new level. So click through to check out the updated breakfast nook and to read more on my thoughts about choosing the right size furniture.
Today we're sharing a different kind of transformation. Because this family room looks just lovely in the photo above. But just wait until you see it all decked out for Christmas! I think it's fun to see how others decorate their spaces for the holidays... so click through to get inspired by this fun one.
Not so long ago - four years, to be exact - we moved into the Curbly House with one room complete. It was Ayla's room, and it was dunzo, styled, and cozy because she was 3-years-old and going through the double-whammy transition of moving into a new house, and having a new baby brother (all in the span of 10 days!).
Her room was adorable and comfortable, and...
Sometimes IKEA hacks can be complicated. Or sometimes they look worse after than they did before. But that's certainly not the case with this dresser hack, in my humble opinion. It is incredibly easy to do and the final product is so pretty. Click through to check it out.
We had enough of our dated kitchen, so we decided to give it a full-on facelift, while staying on a budget. Follow along with our whole series: Lidy's Kitchen Makeover.The Before
When we first bought our home, the kitchen was quite dull and uninteresting. Which was ok at the time, because we just needed it for practical reasons. And to be honest, after making a big move to a new country, the last thing we wanted...
We had enough of our dated kitchen, so we decided to give it a full-on facelift, while staying on a budget. Follow along with our whole series: Lidy's Kitchen Makeover.
The last area we really needed to tackle in our kitchen makeover was the tiny mudroom entrance in the back of the kitchen. It was the black hole of the space where everything piled up and overflowed. We knew we wanted to keep it simple, while still having it...
Throughout the first year of living in our new house, the formal living room has gone through a number of transformations. And for a while, the windows went undressed... until now. So today I wanted to share the before and after images of our space to prove how much window treatments can affect the overall feel of a room. Click through to check out the after.
Dare I say that there were no redeeming qualities of this kitchen? Okay, maybe the window. But you will be absolutely shocked when you see the incredible transformation that this space has undergone. You'll barely recognize it. Click through to check it out.
A few years ago, when my wife and I moved across the country, we had absolutely no idea if anyone would ever come visit us. Sure, we had strong relationships with family and friends, and we moved to a city with plenty of attractions for visitors, but the truth is: we just didn't know. We were far outside of driving distance, and cross-country air travel is an expensive investment. Both of our families had generations of firm roots in the Midwest, so it wasn’t just a location shift; it was a conceptual one too.
Good news: people came. They came for summer trips, for holidays, to spend time with us, and as a free launching pad for their own Pacific Northwest vacations. A few years later, they’re still coming. This summer alone, we’ve had no fewer than thirteen guests, with four more scheduled before the end of the year. We've become a little haven for folks exploring the mountains, the ocean, the waterfalls, the ancient forests, and the exceptional food and culture that Portland has to offer.
These homeowners needed closet space since their Victorian didn't have a single closet. But the solution they came up with was unexpected - they created an open closet on one wall of their bedroom! Keep reading to check out their stylish open wardrobe area.
Filing cabinets are definitely making a comeback. You can find them at garage sales, flea markets, craigslist, and all sorts of secondhand places. I am partial to the larger catalog-style cabinets that are loaded with drawer space and this makeover definitely caught my eye!
The bones of this kitchen were really great. The kitchen is open to the living room, and just off the living room is a huge deck and beautiful backyard. The kitchen cabinets were not only in great condition but very custom. The only problem was the kitchen was a little outdated.
At $4.99 US, IKEA's Marius stool must be one of the least expensive pieces of furniture that the retailer sells. With that in mind check out this project that elevates the lowly stool to new heights, thanks to a chunk of tree stump. The tutorial couldn't be easier. Take the Marius
For those of you who are fans of HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper, you're going to want to see this incredible makeover. This was the kitchen from their "Beanstalk Bungalow" project... before. Just wait until you see what it looks like now.
In case you haven't noticed, we here at Curbly have a bit of an obsession with IKEA hacks. And today we have a doozy for you. Keep reading to find out how the Kallax shelving unit above was transformed into a bathroom vanity.
The cons of this kitchen are pretty obvious... old wallpaper, mismatched cabinets, and dated colors and finishes. But not for long. Once the new owners got their hands on this foreclosure, it became a whole new space. Keep reading to check it out.
Sometimes you don't need to reinvent the wheel to completely transform a space. And this before and after living room makeover will prove it.
Interior designer Jennifer Wagner Schmidt had a HUGE pallet with which to work when confronted with this bedroom. The odd thing is, in the "before" picture, it looks smaller. (Perhaps the furniture placement? The angle of the photograph? Both??) After, we see the room in all its square footage glory. Seriously, how many bedrooms are large enough
This before and after makes me want to to scour Craigslist for my own record rack. What a great idea for upcycling!