Good Housekeeping offers some charming Halloween decor ideas. From outside the house to inside the house, they cover all the important points. There's even an easy Martha-esque spooky dessert suggestion.
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Can you think of anything unappealing about the design of vintage typewriters? They evoke feelings of long, arduous hours of thinking and rethinking brilliant ideas, plunking along until the last page is yanked from the rollers with satisfied uncertainty. It's old school at its best. Even if you're not a writer, you can't deny the coolness of a vintage typwriter sitting there all "I still look so good, even if you prefer a boring keyboard". Grab one or two before it's too late. Plus, it's a darned clever way to add a splash of color...
Indianapolis-based designer Nikki Sutton pulls out all the stops in her article detailing the design choices of this kitchen redo. Although Nikki says the 'before' kitchen was a 'perfectly fine' space, it lacked 'wow' factor.
This house exists in the small English town of Tetbury. It's decorated in black and white with gray making an appearance every now and then. Peppered with iconic modern pieces but also blinged out with crystal chandeliers, it's quite the statement. I just have one question...could you live in a black and white house?
Do you love orange but are intimidated by it? If so, you're not alone. Although orange is an exhilarating color, it's also intense! 2Modern gives us some ideas on how to tame orange while
Sasha's 850 sf Brooklyn loft needed some serious help. Enter Mary L. Chan of Studio Bartleby. With Ms. Chan's help and a $5K budget, the loft went from a sad studio to a stylish one bedroom retreat.
You know those 'grandma-type' houses where the walls are jam-packed with frames of every size featuring every member on the family tree? I find them a bit overwhelming,
Matt had a blank wall. And, so, he decided to do something about it.
"I wanted a solution that was cheap and easier than painting. Then it came to me—common crepe paper party streamers. They come in a variety of colors and cost as little as five bucks for a 500-foot roll. The only other thing needed is a little double sided tape to hold them in place at the top and bottom."
Super cheap, and super effect. Visit Readymade for Matt's technique and...
Am I crazy or isn't Swedish Country just Shabby Chic tidied up a bit, pink fuzziness removed from the photographs and tighter fitting white slipcovers? From every photo and blog I've seen touting Swedish Country, it looks to me like Shabby Chic.
Mary Leigh had enough of her ho-hum deck. Not only was it tired and worn, part of it overlooked a parking lot. Adding some weather-resistant fabrics and rug as well as traditionally indoor elements gave this overlooked area new life.
For the true tech dec fans out there: RSS logo decor items. The Web 2.0 technology - Real Simple Syndication - "is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit...
Josh & Brent made these orange rind votives for New Years Eve, but how pretty would they be dressing up your outdoor living space for your next evening get-together? To make them, you'll need....
So, having grown up putting together T.Rex skeletons and playing with molecular models, I have a soft spot for the flat-packed, Cardboard Safari approach to wall decor.
From Inhabitat, "The...
The thrift store. It's eco-friendly. It's cheap. And most importantly. the limitations force you to work creatively.
So, take CasaSugar's approach and go for it: use those second-hand gems as central items in your decor. You may be surprised.
Do It Yourself magazine offers thirty ideas for DIY scale-able wall art. Using materials as diverse as drink coasters and doll clothes, there's certain to be a project to suit everyone's taste.
Look in any decorating magazine and there will be a room with baggy, white or natural slipcovers. It's the perfect canvas for all sorts of eclectic decor. I don't do slipcovers. I never learned how because I've always had neutral upholstery fabrics on my furniture. However, seasonal slipcover changes seem like the ultimate luxury. Light and fresh in the Spring and nubby, warm and cozy in the Fall, ah yes.
Getting in on the cruelty-free deer and antler craze has been a task for your credit card, not your X-acto knife.
Until now, that is. In May, Chronicle Books will release Dorm Decor, a collection of ideas to spice up college students' nine-months-of-the-year abodes. And their sneak peek project: a brightly colored faux deer head, handmade with foam core and wrapping paper.
This large X painted on the wall adds heaps of flair, and they detail their process for inspiration. The couple used Adobe Illustrator and ALOT of printed pages, but a projector may do the same, if you can place it far enough away from the wall.
Everyone's been tempted to buy a piece of furniture that's a cheap, poorly built piece of crapola that's been disguised in neutral fabric and stained wood that looks good to the untrained eye. Whether new or vintage, sometimes you take the jump to buy a bad piece. Remember that it's harder to remove a piece of furniture, however bad it is, once it's settled into your space. Watch Kate Hepburn wield her words of wisdom on the long term benefits of buying good furniture in an old clip of The Dick Cavett Show. I wonder where the furniture on that set is today.