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How to: Make a Fun and Festive Space-Saving Christmas Tree

by Brittni Mehlhoff

created at: 11/27/2012

If you live in a smaller home, you know that Christmas trees take up a lot of valuable space during the holidays. Space that you may not have to spare. Right? So why not try this fun and fringy DIY alternative Christmas tree idea, that towers over 6 feet tall, but takes up virtually no space at all. Oh, and by the way, it also makes the perfect holiday photo backdrop. Pretty cool, huh? Here's how to make your own giant wall art...

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Decorate with Neutral Colors without Making Your Space Totally Boring

by David Bromstad

created at: 11/06/2012

This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary.  


In case you haven't heard, neutrals don't have to be boring. Not even beige. You can still bring interest and depth of color in your home without adding brights or anything crazy…   

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Use Bright and Bold Colors in Your Décor

by David Bromstad

created at: 11/06/2012

This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary. 

You know I looove me some bright colors! But incorporating them into your home can be tricky.  But it’s not impossible!  My number one recommendation is always to keep the majority of your elements

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Color 101 with David Bromstad: How to Choose the Right Colors for Your Home

by David Bromstad

created at: 11/06/2012

This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary. 

Whenever people ask me where to start with finding the right colors for their home; I always recommend learning the basics.

created at: 11/06/2012

First of all, it is important to think about the psychological effects of the color you are choosing!  For instance, blues, greys and greens have a calm soothing effect; they also help you concentrate and keep you focused.

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Roundup: 6 DIY Garden Trellis Ideas

by Green Couch Design

created at: 04/10/2012

created at: 04/10/2012

Gardens are one of the most creative things to do, whether it's blending the colors of annuals in your pots for just that perfect contrast, or developing the perfect layout for your garden path. Gardening is all about creating. So we thought we would finish out the week with a fun creative project that gets those artistic juices flowing.

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Good vs. Bad Soil: How to Prep Soil for Your Garden

by Green Couch Design

created at: 04/10/2012

Okay, would-be gardeners, let's talk soil. So many garden failures can be attributed to bad soil. It's like the wild west outlaw that comes in and steals all the good things from your plants. Good soil, on the other hand is like that wholesome wild west sherif who nurtures and cares for your plants. The white hat guy. Good vs. bad, get it?!

Anyway, the keys to good soil are:

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How to: Choose the Best Spot for Your Garden

by Green Couch Design

created at: 04/10/2012

When I was a kid my grandpa was the gardener, and I would toddle around with him looking at the plants,  smelling the plants, and picking the plants...even when I wasn't supposed to. I never knew how much he taught me until I started my own garden. So, here are a few tips from grandpa through me.

For a garden, the two most important elements are soil and location. You've heard it said by stereotypical developers that it's all about" Location, Location, Location." In this case, that's very true. The success or failure of your little green friends is quite heavily dependent upon where they sit.   

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