My sweetie and I spent the last week of January in the Crescent City where we fell in love with the food, music and hospitality. Because today is fat Tuesday, I thought I'd share some pictures I took of the festively decorated homes and balconies ready for that last day of… Continue Reading
Like I mentioned before, we don't really have an entryway that allows for a lot of coat rack/wall hook/shoe storage/seating fuss. That's not to say that I'm not constantly looking for inspiration in other people's spaces! Here are 10 clean and modern entryways and "landing zones" that could be adapted or re-interpreted for just about any home -- take a peek!… Continue Reading
Our woodworking shop is our 2 stall garage. Because of Mr. Maven's incredible organizational skills we can fit into it one full-size table saw, one portable table saw, one free-standing jointer, a portable planer, miter saw, several drills, three or four sanders, a router and stand, our scrap wood collection and two rolling tool chests plus just about every thing else we might need when dealing with wood, electricity and plumbing. Along with all that, we… Continue Reading
Today we roundup 10 amazing craft room makeovers.
These before and afters will inspire you to think about your own creative spaces, transforming them from drab to fab by utilizing space, color and textures to provide warm and inviting spaces in which… Continue Reading
Many of us suffer from what I call 'White Wall Syndrome'. We spend so much time analyzing what to hang on them by pinning ideas and laboring over artworks we can't afford that we don't get around to actually doing anything with them!
This simple project is a great way to get some color up on your walls without costing the earth -- and it's the perfect family holiday… Continue Reading
What's black and white and wood all over? A modern, rustic, Scandinavian Christmas! We've rounded up forty (40!!) Scandinavian-style holiday decor ideas that will have you daydreaming of log fires and warm glasses of glogg in no time. God Jul! … Continue Reading
Holiday decor can be a little intimidating, especially holiday party decor, but it doesn't have to be. There are so many ideas out there that you can replicate for your own festive get-together. No need to reinvent the wheel on this one. Just take a peek at these 20 holiday party decor ideas and you'll be decking the halls faster than you can say… Continue Reading
There's no middle ground; it seems people love iron beds or don't. I fall in the former category, and although I don't have one, I do like to gather inspiration for the day I can talk Sweetie into loving them as much as I do. Until then, I must live vicariously through others.
We'll start with a traditional interpretation of the iron bed. This sweet cool blue and white… Continue Reading
The quintessential sunroom of the 1950's home is one of the best features of such architecture. The owner of The Jones House had one and decided to convert it into a four season living space. The room was furnished with primarily recycled,… Continue Reading
Every year, I vow to make gifts for my friends for the holidays, but then life happens and I usually don't end up getting around to it. This year is going to be different though because I'm starting early. I put together a list of the gifts I want to make and am getting started this weekend. Wanna join me? Here are 15 do-it-yourself gifts to make this Christmas for your friends and family.… Continue Reading
This month, Curbly is excited to team up with designer and TV host David Bromstad, of HGTV's Design Star and The White Room Challenge. David is offering his professional tips about one his biggest passions: using color to transform everyday rooms into something extraordinary.
Whenever people ask me where to start with finding the right colors for their home; I always recommend learning the basics.
First of all, it is important to think about the psychological effects of the color you are choosing! For instance, blues, greys and greens have a calm soothing effect; they also help you concentrate and keep you… Continue Reading