Everything about this dining room makes it feel worn down. The old wallpaper and dated light fixture are the worst offenders, but all the dark wood doesn't help either. See what a big difference new furniture and wallpaper makes after the jump.
As you probably know, tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and to honor the holiday we've rounded up 14 stylish red interiors! (Normally, red rooms make me think I'm in a David Lynch movie or something -- but I promise these aren't creepy!) Check 'em all out below. Continue Reading
You wouldn't know it by looking at the supplies list, but as it turns out, you can make a sophisticated, sculptural hanging pendant light using the materials pictured above. Believe me, I was surprised too. Take a look. Continue Reading
I enjoy having guests at my house, but I don't love all the prep that goes along with hosting. So I've assembled 8 essential tips for whipping your home into shape so you don't waste your whole day preparing, and your guests feel welcome and comfortable.
I'm having some friends over for brunch next week, and I'm pumped about it because I rarely have the opportunity to cook breakfast for guests. It's the perfect excuse to experiment with smaller portions, and also try my hand at some new DIY projects for the table. Here are some of the clever ideas I've gathered so far.
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
This month on Curbly we're focusing on parties and entertaining... so I wanted to share some of my favorite "why didn't I think of that?" ideas that I've run across lately. Click through to check out these super genius (and easy) DIY party ideas.
We'll be sharing loads of great party decor ideas and tips this month, starting with some festive dinner party table settings. Enjoy the eye candy! Continue Reading
Our dining room area is probably one of the most neglected rooms of the house. I don't do a ton of entertaining, or cooking for that matter, so that's probably why it's gone undecorated for so long. The wall that the buffet is on was basically barren, so I gathered some leftover pieces from around the house and brought this little nook together. It's an easy mini makeover that you can recreate at home, using pieces you already have. Want to see how it turned out? Continue Reading
This kitchen was dark and dingy, with way too much brown. But it had a lot of potential - the room is open and feels spacious, with lots of big windows. Sherry and John recognized this when they bought the place. See what they did with it after the jump.
The fine folks at A Beautiful Mess have done it again: given me a "Duh! Why didn't I think of that?" moment with this super simple candle holder project. Continue Reading