Vintage cameras, PEZ dispensers, tin robots -- we all have our obsessions and it's time to show off those quirky collectibles in style! We've rounded up a few of our favorite display ideas below.… Continue Reading
Art doesn't necessarily have to be displayed in the living room... sometimes it can be more inspiring in another part of your home. Your patio, bathroom, kitchen or even your closet may be the perfect spot for your masterpiece. Go ahead, try it!
1. This colorful piece of art adds some much-needed interest to a monochromatic bathroom. [Photo: House and Leisure]
2. Make the mundane task… Continue Reading
Basement bedrooms get a bad rap (probably because they're usually dark and dank and full of spiders). Before you write them off completely, here are plenty of inspiring spaces that show just how incredible a basement bedroom can be!… Continue Reading
It's art month here at Curbly and we'll be sharing more awesome DIY art projects than you can handle. While we're at it, though, I thought it might be fun to take a peek into the work spaces of a few professional artists. So, put on your Eye Candy aprons and check out these 11 inspiring studio spaces!… Continue Reading
Most of us have mirrors in our homes. They can be a beautiful addition to a room, making it feel larger. But the reflective power of mirrors can be harnessed in many other ways... as sculptural art, accents on furniture and even functional pieces.… Continue Reading
Spring has 'officially' sprung in the Northern Hemisphere, though Winter seems to still be clutching several places in its icy grip. What better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons by cheering yourself, and home up with fresh cut flowers, complete with our DIY vase… Continue Reading
Now that spring has finally started to show its pretty face here in Boston, I've been inspired to add some bright colors to my apartment. The first place I always like to start is in the office... to me, there's nothing more motivating than a fresh new colorful look. So I've compiled a group of inspiring, brightly-colored offices and workspaces for you to check out. … Continue Reading
We've seen how open closets can be a practical and beautiful way to store clothing in a way that adds to the decor of a room. Now we're going to step away from the closet and see how we can use clothing and accessories as wall art.
This dress has found the… Continue Reading
Gone are the days when basements were dark, musty, and sometimes feared. They've become a place where you can turn for comfort and relaxation. You no longer have to have a dark bedroom without any windows. Here are ten basement bedrooms that got it right. Read on to find rooms that you'll be begging to sleep… Continue Reading
We're on the home stretch of our upstairs bathroom redesign in the Curbly House, and in true "Alicia fashion," I made a last-minute wall color change that caused Bruno to wave his paintbrush in the air yelling, "You have a problem. You need a paint therapist." He's right, but willingly helped me paint, so ... maybe he needs a paint therapist too. Enabler.
All of this bathroom hullabaloo reminded me that our upcoming (promise, soon!) addition will include two new bathrooms, offering lots opportunities for "costume changes". Fortunately, Fab invited me to put together some bathroom inspiration boards; if you haven't heard of Fab, it's a great online design destination with boatloads of unique, colorful, modern products. Their products inspired me with color palettes and ideas that will make these new spaces. Take a look at my dream bathrooms… Continue Reading
Back when I still considered myself a painter, I constantly studied patterns for inspiration - wallpaper, fabric, you name it. I guess you could say, it became an obsession of mine, since my focus as a painter was planted firmly in the abstract world. Naturally, some of those interests carried into my adult life, and I'm still a huge fan of pattern, especially in unexpected places.
So today, I thought it would be fun to explore interesting ways that patterns and prints can be used in the bedroom.… Continue Reading