Make It: Vegetable Print Tote Bag

Stephanie Lee
Vegetable print tote bag

I’ll be the first to admit I have a lot of tote bags. In fact my drawers are filled with pretty much every colour, pattern and size imaginable. 

But given that I throw everything into these bags as I run out the door including my gym clothes, craft glues and other items that I don’t want anywhere near my food, I thought it was high time I reserved a bag just for my fresh fruit and vegetables. Click through to grab the printable file and decorate a tote bag of your own!

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How To: Make Easy Large-Scale Optical Illusion Art with Paper

Jeran Mc Connel
Photo: Jeran McConnel

I love adding large-scale statement pieces to my home, especially when it comes to art.  It instantly upgrades the space and pulls together a room effortlessly. So, when I spotted this gorgeous rug at Anthropologie, I decided I'd recreate the pattern in the form of a budget-friendly, large-scale art print. All you'll need is a large frame and a few sheets of colored card stock.         

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Eye Candy: 9 Beautiful Bohemian Spaces

Stephanie Lee

9 Beautiful Bohemian Spaces
Photo: Style Thirst

I love patterns, colours and textures - the more the better, and all at once if possible! So it's no wonder I've been hooked on the bohemian look lately; I'm in awe of the way this style effortlessly combines all of my favourite elements in a single space. Click through to see the interiors that have been inspiring my inner boho.

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Eye Candy: 10 Built Ins Bold With Color

Jennifer Farley
Bold Colorful Built Ins

I am in love with the character, functionality, and coziness that built in bookcases and cabinetry can bring to a home. I live in, and am restoring, a 97 year old home.  We have many types of built ins and are thinking of adding more, therefore I am always looking for ideas.   Painted white built ins with colorfully styled decor has my heart, yet these boldly painted versions are lately making me swoon... maybe even stray from my first love.  These stylish rooms can either inspire you to go bold with your built ins, or maybe give you new ideas for your store-bought bookcases or furniture.      

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Make It: Printable Reminder Magnets

Stephanie Lee
Printable reminder magnets

My mum is a very organised and practical person. Growing up, everything was perfectly arranged and categorised, from the pictures in our photo albums to the contents of our freezer. So I suppose it’s no surprise that I now find myself making lists, organising my days according to tasks and popping reminders all over the house the same way she does. Like mother like daughter right?

And since having a list of tasks on my phone doesn’t seem to cut it anymore (I always manage to forget things!), I thought I’d make myself some magnets so I can hang up those super important details in a place where they’ll grab my attention. 

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Shopping Guide: 15 Home Decor Finds on Etsy

Jennifer Farley
15 Etsy Stores Home Decor
Source:  Rea1Woodworks1TrueCottonFolkloreDecoSlowDownProductions, MahzerandVee, SazeraStitches

I often will go in someone's home and ask where they got something really cool and the answer will be Etsy.  Then, I will go to Etsy and become really overwhelmed with where to start.  The great thing about Etsy is not only are you supporting handmade artists, but you are also getting something really unique.  Here are some of my favorite Etsy stores.   

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Roundup: 10 Hutch/China Cabinet Makeovers

Diy Maven

This morning on Craigslist in my city, there are 489 listings for china cabinets and a whopping 1351 listings for hutches. Does that mean china cabinets and hutches have fallen out of favor? Not with these clever makeover artists! Take a look and then you tell us...have china cabinets and hutches fallen out of favor with you??

Serena spotted this impressive cabinet at her local thrift store for a measly $40. (Take that...

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Make It: Add a Big Burst of Color with this DIY Giant Modern Clock

Lidy Dipert
DIY Giant Modern Clock | Hello Lidy for Curbly

I love to add emphasis and a little drama to decor pieces  that are otherwise mundane and a little boring. We all have clocks in our home, but I'm sure we buy them with functionality in mind, rather than style. I decided to create this Giant Modern Clock, because it not only serves a purpose (as clocks always do), but also it adds that great burst of color and a geometric touch to the space in a big and bold way! 

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Roundup: 10 Stylish Bike Storage Ideas that Double as Decor

Jennifer Farley
Photo: House and Garden

We live in the Midwest where everyone drives, yet my husband chooses to ride his bicycle to work whenever he can. Our garage is too small to accommodate it, and I get a little frustrated when he parks it right inside the front door and we have to maneuver around it all evening.

Bicycles are architecturally stylish, and often valuable, so why not create storage that puts them on display?  Here are some creative ways to incorporate bicycle storage into a room's design.   

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