Every time I'm at IKEA and I see a pile of those faux sheepskin throws, I invariably have to stop and 'pet' one, which leads me to want to buy one, which leads me to wonder what the heck I'd do with it once I brought it home, which leads me to NOT buy one because I'm not sure WHAT I'd do with it once I brought it home. Before my next trip to IKEA, I decided to go prepared and compile some inspiration to alleviate the turmoil. Surprisingly,Continue Reading
Dark walls can be so gorgeous in a home, highlighting any artwork or fixtures that you hang on them. But they can also be intimidating. Here are some beautiful examples of dark walls, along with a few tips and ideas for using them in your own space.
It’s hard to believe we are half way through the first month of the year. Resolutions are tough and they require effort in order to maintain them...you know, working out more, eating healthier, cleaning your home. All of these are only achieved through hard work and...habits!
Anneliese used a pre-printed chevron fabric to make this absolutely delightful baby blanket. As she admits, this is not a 'quick' project, but it isn't terribly complicated, thanks to her great tutorial. For those of you wondering howContinue Reading
Making your own upholstered headboard could be more simple than this modern sued version from The Fox and She! Continue Reading
I've always struggled with finding a way to organize my jewelry that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. In fact, I've basically given up on that notion entirely and resorted to hanging my necklaces in a twisted mess on my closet doorknob. But enough is enough! Here's a super stylish -- and insanely easy -- DIY solution to the jumbled jewelry problem. Continue Reading
It's January, the coldest and dreariest month of the year. To combat the chill, we've rounded up 15 of our favorite throw blankets that are sure to keep you warm and cozy -- and stylish! So, pour yourself a nice cup of tea, grab your favorite book, and check out our top picks. Continue Reading
It's not often we see transformations like this one. From inside to out, the O'Bryan's 50's ranch looks nothing like it did 'before.' Architect Jim Rill saw Craftsman elements in the home's 'massing and roofline.' Although the homeowner'sContinue Reading
There is a windchill of -4 degrees fahrenheit right now here in Boston, and the temperature throughout much of the rest of the U.S. has plummeted to record lows. And we're only part way through the winter! So I thought today would be the perfect day to share some easy ways to make your home more cozy and inviting this winter.
Why does the 'after' come first? Because I couldn't subject Curbly's homepage to the 'before'. The vase in question caught my attention at my local Goodwill for two reasons. One: I liked the classic milk bottle shape. Two: because it was nothing less than hideous. So I plunkedContinue Reading
Most before and afters I share start off with a very dark room that is lightened up with a coat of paint and great furniture. This makeover though, is kind of the opposite of that. The before is white and bright and the after is dark but cozy. Needless to say, the end result is a pretty drastic change - going from white to black. Continue Reading
Our next door neighbor erected a trampoline in their backyard last summer. It was pretty popular. For two days. Another yard in the neighborhood has one. I've never seen anybody actually use it, but their big black dog loves to lounge on it. Not sure what the 'interest' lifespan of a trampolineContinue Reading
I've always loved the pretty warm glow of white christmas lights. They're festive without being over-the-top. And it turns out that you can use them in all kinds of different ways. Check out my ten favorite alternative string light display ideas after the jump.
Craft celebrity Mark Montano shows his brilliance with this drinking straw lamp. It's made of about 500 drinking straws, 1 plug-in light fixture with a chandelier-bulb-sized socket, and (get this)Continue Reading