Eye Candy: Haunted Gingerbread Houses to Inspire or Make

By: Diy maven Oct 25, 2013

Years ago, my brother-in-law and I made a gingerbread house, Christmas-style. If memory serves, it turned out pretty cute, but I haven't attempted to make another one since. However, having rounded up these haunted gingerbread (actually, most are chocolate) creations, a second attempt is in order, but for Halloween, of… Continue Reading

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Efficient and Elegant: The Perfect Suspended Bed

By: Diy maven Oct 23, 2013

We've seen suspended beds before, but this one blows all the others out to the water. Located in a London apartment, the bed dangles over the living area and below a retractableContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: Attractive Outdoor Decor For Fall

By: Faith-towers Oct 23, 2013

Fall decor isn't necessarily synonymous with Halloween decor; there are many creative ways to add a touch of autumn to your porch or patio without using witches and spider webs. Check out these ten beautiful outdoor spaces that are decorated specifically for this colorful… Continue Reading

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Would You Pay $62,500 for This Table Lamp?

By: Diy maven Oct 17, 2013

This 1928 Jacques Le Chevallier table lamp recently sold at Los Angeles Modern Auctions for a cool $62,500. It was estimated to go for $20k. (Still a chunk of change!) Why the high price tag? Because it is considered to be a 'noted piece in the evolution of Modernism.'

That wasn't the only big ticket at the auction. These Billy Haines Brentwood lounge… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Modern And Stylish Fall Rooms

By: Faith-towers Oct 15, 2013

When decorating for fall, there's a fine line between classy and cheesy. But there are a few no-fail ways to make sure you don't cross that line. Here are ten rooms with subtle fall accents, and some tips for using them in your own… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 12 Stylish DIY Halloween Centerpiece and Decor Ideas

By: Capreek Oct 03, 2013

It's October, y'all! The best month there ever was, in my humble opinion, and the official/unofficial start of The Holiday Season. If you're antsy to start celebrating, here are 12 stylish and festive DIY decor ideas to get your home ready for the holiday that kicks everything off:… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Bold, Colorful Master Bedrooms

By: Faith-towers Oct 03, 2013

I have a secret to tell you... bedrooms don't have to be boring! Sometimes a splash of color can do wonders for a space. These rooms take this notion to the extreme, with bold color choices and daring combinations. You won't believe your… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Bathrooms That Have Gone To The Dark Side

By: Lexy.b.ward Sep 18, 2013

Traditionally, we've always been told NOT to paint small rooms a dark color. "Dark paint closes the room in and makes it smaller than it already is!" Blah, blah, blah. Well, here are ten bathrooms that are getting it right when it comes to dark and dramatic.  … Continue Reading

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Take a Tour of NFL Players' Homes

By: Diy maven Sep 11, 2013

To kick off the 2013 football season, REALTOR.com recently ran an article profiling 21 NFL players' homes. Some of their occupants are still handling the pigskin; others are enjoying the afterglow of their careers. All in all, most are living large. Jay Cutler… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Colorful Kitchens

By: Faith-towers Sep 10, 2013

The majority of modern kitchens are neutral - white, beige, and gray seem to be everywhere these days. But why not have a little fun with your space? Here's some inspiration to get you thinking about brightly colored… Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 7 Beautiful and Functional Small Kitchens

By: Brittni mehlhoff Sep 05, 2013

In general, kitchens tend to be the 'make it or break it' room of the house, even amongst homeowners like myself, that are terrible at cooking. So what does a kitchen really need in order to squeeze into the 'make it' column? Nine times out of ten, I'd say the two must-haves are function and style. I don't know about you, but I can overlook size in an instant if the space has those two things. So today I'm sharing seven beautiful and functional kitchens that are small in size but mighty in… Continue Reading

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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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