Makeover: A Dark and Gloomy Office To Become A Bright Geometric Nursery

By: Lexy.b.ward Nov 13, 2014

About 6 months before our daughter was born, we moved into a new town home. The walls were covered with dark brown, red, and beige paint, but it had serious potential to become a bright and cozy space. It only had windows on the ends, so we wanted to paint every room a bright grey or white to help give off as much natural light as possible. 

We set our sights on the 2nd floor office to become the nursery. It was the tiniest… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Unique Ways To Decorate With Pumpkins This Fall

By: Lexy.b.ward Oct 16, 2014

unique ways to decorate with pumpkinsBy now, you've probably catalogued over one hundred ideas for decorating your pumpkins this Halloween. Traditionally, they sit on the porch to light the way for trick-or-treaters. Why don't we switch things up this year? Here are twelve unique ways to decorate WITH and use pumpkins in and around your home!  Continue Reading

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Take a Tour: Jennifer's Bright and Modern Colorado Home

By: Lexy.b.ward Jan 08, 2014

Sometimes, when I'm online, I'll scour the web for perfectly designed homes. Okay. I do it all the time. My head almost exploded from all the beauty that is this gorgeous home in Fort Collins, Colorado. You HAVE to take a look.      

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Redefine Home: Defining a Room

By: Kellyb Jul 04, 2011

created at: 06/29/2011

We told you about our favorite pieces from Redefine Home, and now it's time to show you how we might use some of them in a room. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, and if you're normally a do-it-yourselfer it's nice to look outside the normal places every once in awhile for sparks in creativity. Visualizing how a room might come together in your mind's eye is key to having all of the right elements in place once everything starts to come… Continue Reading

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4 Steps to Creating the Home of your Dreams

By: Diy maven Sep 28, 2010

Melissa from The Inspired Room shares her design wisdom she has amassed since the creation of TIR, to help us create the home we want. Summed in four easy steps, Melissa provides oodles of advice as it pertains… Continue Reading

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How To Recover a Chair In Three Minutes

By: Modhomeecteacher Apr 08, 2010

created at: 04/08/2010

My new best Twitter friend, Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff, writes her witty blog about everything I love. It's like I found my Canadian counterpart, only she has killer abs and  a TV show. I chuckled aloud as I read her blog and then, being a big fan of an easy chair re-do, my jaw dropped. She's so much more clever than I am! My mom always said "the cream always rises", and sure enough, her chair re-do pops up… Continue Reading

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How To Decorate Mod Christmas Cookies

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 22, 2009

created at: 2009/12/22

I couldn't have said it better! Check out the easy directions to whip up a batch of non conformist, yet slightly traditional, Christmas cookies over on Craftzine. They also give you a link… Continue Reading

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Inspired Home Office Solutions

By: Diy maven May 21, 2009

Melissa at The Inspired Room has assembled a cornucopia of very clever home office solutions. From desk configurations to storage ideas to one-of-a-kind decorative touches, her ideas will certainly get your creative juices… Continue Reading

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2 Rooms Made-Over in 2 Days

By: Diy maven Mar 12, 2009

created at: 2009-03-12

Two days of hard slog, paint, fabric and a bit of wallpaper and this living and dining room went from cold and drab to cozy and… Continue Reading

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Decorator's Folder

By: Lilybee Sep 25, 2008

Martha has a 'Doh! That's-so-obvious-why-didn't-I think-of-it' idea for keeping track of your decorating stuff. The decorator's folder. What you do is keep swatches of paint, fabric and carpet in a folder. Revolutionary! Martha suggests a small accordion file but you could go crazy and have a file for each room.

Taking the idea and running with it I have added:

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How to Decorate

By: Diy maven Jan 30, 2007

Having a hard time choosing a room’s color scheme? Scared to mix prints? Want to make a tiny room look larger? Don’t exactly know what your decorating style even is? Have no fear, Waverly is here!

The fabric aficionado has a fabulous feature on its website simply titled, "How to Decorate". They cover all of the conundrums listed above along with hints on how to arrange furniture, create a formal room, and display accessories, among… Continue Reading

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