Roundup: 11 Inspiring Do-It-Yourself Projects With Leather

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 04, 2013

Wanting to incorporate leather into your life, but unsure how to do it? Here are 11 do-it-yourself projects using leather that range on a scale from beginner to awesome! The leather lunch bag might be my favorite...  … Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: Tile Shop Showroom Tour

By: Diy maven Aug 21, 2013

Even if you buy all your tile and tiling needs at a big box store, do yourself a favor and visit a dedicated tile shop before your next project. Good shops feature vignettes using their products which is like visiting the kitchens and bathrooms of over a dozen Parade-of-Home homes all in one place. Over the weekend, I made a trip to my favorite tile vendor for inspiration concerning a possible bathroom re-do. As I was ogling theContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: Great-Looking and REAL Dorm Rooms

By: Diy maven Aug 19, 2013

The problem with rounding up a bunch of images of great-looking dorm rooms is many on the interweb aren't real. I mean, they're real in that there are walls, windows, beds, bedding, etc. in the vignettes, but they don't look like most you'd see in the real world. For instance, take a look at this image courtesy of IKEA. Pretty, yes, but an actualContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 8 Outdoor Tablescapes That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

By: Lexy.b.ward Jul 31, 2013

The first day of August is tomorrow. To me, August is the last month of the summer. I try to get all of my outdoor partying wrapped up by the end of the month. You still have time to have plenty of dinner parties! Here are 8 inspiring table settings for your next evening bash.  … Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Amazing Houseboats From Around the World

By: Faith-towers Jul 30, 2013

Recently we looked at some beautifully renovated Airstream trailers, so it seemed only logical that we check out a few houseboats too! It turns out houseboats can be found all over the world, and are particularly popular in the Netherlands, Canada, Great Britain and even the United States - there are almost 500 in Seattle alone. Check out my favorites… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Unbelievable Outdoor Kitchens

By: Faith-towers Jul 23, 2013

Isn't there something so luxurious about an outdoor kitchen? I look forward to dining al fresco when summer hits - and cooking outside is even more fun! You'll want one of your own after you check out these inspiring outdoor… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 6 Modern Red, White and Blue Rooms

By: Diy maven Jul 04, 2013

Today in the U.S. we are celebrating Independence Day, or as my English brother-in-law might say, the day 'We were freed of them." But be that as it may, I thought I might take the opportunity to find some modern red, white and blue interiors, because, let's face it, oftentimes that particular color combination stirs up images of country.… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Kids Playrooms

By: Faith-towers Jun 27, 2013

For anyone with a young family, the playroom is probably one of the most popular rooms in the house. Does yours need a little help? Or maybe a complete makeover? Grab some inspiration from these ten ultra creative spaces.… Continue Reading

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10 Kid-Friendly 4th of July Projects

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 27, 2013

The Fourth of July is one of those holidays that the kids are begging to be involved with. From decorating for the party to making the food to creating a game, kids can definitely help you prep for this year's Independence Day. Here are 10 projects you can enlist their help with!  … Continue Reading

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DIY Idea: Make a Faux Fur Message Board

By: Matt allison Jun 12, 2013

Dedo Message Board

I stumbled across this faux fur message board by design by Portuguese designer… Continue Reading

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10 Absolutely Amazing Nursery Makeovers

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 12, 2013

In preparation for our baby this fall, I'm searching the web high and low for nursery inspiration. Here are ten nursery makeovers that have got me itching to nest!  … Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 11 Amazing Kids' Bedrooms to Get you Inspired

By: Brittnimehlhoff Jun 11, 2013

When it comes time to decorate a child's bedroom, parents become infinitly more creative and bold with their design decisions. Have you ever noticed that? Maybe it's not true in every case, but I feel like a kid's room is where it feels okay to just let loose, design-wise, and have a little fun. So this roundup is dedicated to all the amazingly inspired kid's bedrooms. Who knows? It may even inspire some of your decorating decisions in other areas of the… Continue Reading

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Five Fantastically Fun & Modern Playgrounds

By: Lexy.b.ward Jun 07, 2013

Playgrounds have become pretty generic over the years. There are so many safety guidelines for children when considering building (safety is important!), that it's hard to step outside the box. Here are five unique playgrounds around the world that have managed to stand the test of time. Their modern and whimsical designs make them some of the most popular playgrounds… Continue Reading

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The Incredible Flying House and Other Artful Architecture

By: Diy maven Jun 05, 2013

A recent trip to Franconia Sculpture Park in Franconia, MN, made me see architecture in a whole new way. Or maybe it made me see art in a whole new way? I'm not sure. I mean, I've always seen (some) architecture as art, but never art as architecture. Especially in a literal sense. Confused? Me too. Let's try an example. Melanie Van Houten's incredible "Reclamation," which is the size of a one-stall garage,Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: New Uses For Old Backyard Sheds

By: Faith-towers May 30, 2013

Sheds aren't just for storing tools anymore. When I was a kid, my dad put an addition onto his shed so that I could have a fort to play in (it was awesome). Since then, I've always dreamed of having an office in a shed - but people are using them for all kinds of other things… Continue Reading

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