The Curbly House Quest for Color Continues

By: Alicia Aug 16, 2012

Our Quest for Color Inspiration Continues
In my first post about choosing colors for the Curbly House, I found all kinds of beautiful color inspiration using the Sherwin-Williams' Chip It! tool. This little button led me to some great color combos and palettes, and helped me select wall and trim colors for nearly every room in the house! But the ChipIt! tool also helped us think about how to bring accent colors into each room through paint and decor. Read on to find out what I'm thinking, and to give me your feedback!

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Cast Your Vote: The HP Designer Matchup Challenge

By: Capreek Aug 15, 2012

created at: 08/14/2012

You know all those awesome design-y reality shows where contestants are given crazy challenges like "build this entire room out of jelly beans...and discarded cat hair!!! Muahaha!"?* The HP Designer Matchup Challenge is kinda like that -- but WAY cooler. Why? Because YOU get to make all the decisions!    

Curbly is super excited to team up with one of our favorite designers for this super rad, random, and totally cool challenge: to present a product at New York Fashion Week -- designed by you! So who'd we pick? Goil Amornvivat and Thomas Morbitzer of TUG Studio, that's who. (Okay, okay that's two of our favorite… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Gold-Leaf Polka Dot Ceramics

By: Capreek Aug 14, 2012
created at: 08/14/2012
It's playful and stylish, chic and cheery all rolled into a big ball of upcycled goodness: DIY gold-leaf polka dot ceramics! Let's make some, shall we?  … Continue Reading
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Roundup: 10 Inspiring Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 14, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012

When I was assigned the task of rounding up ten kitchen cabinet makeovers, I decided to give myself some parameters. Actually, one parameter: No bright white kitchen cabinets. It's not that I don't love white kitchen cabinets, it's just that they're everywhere these days, aren't they? So here they are; some of the best not-all-white kitchen cabinet makeovers on the intertubes.

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Before & After: 10 Inspiring Bathroom Makeovers

By: Capreek Aug 13, 2012
created at: 08/13/2012
From incredible small space makeovers to the best of the best, we've shared quite a few amazing bathroom re-dos. But wouldn't you know it? People just seem to keep renovating! If you're on the edge, looking down at your own bathroom remodel, we've got ten new makeovers that are sure to inspire that leap of home-renovation-faith!  … Continue Reading
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Roundup: 12 Modern Bathmats and Towels

By: Capreek Aug 09, 2012
created at: 08/09/2012
Think your only option in bath linens is plain white? Think again! We've rounded up some fun, modern towels and bathmats that are anything but ordinary. Get ready to embrace some color and pattern!  … Continue Reading
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Make It: A Modern DIY Charcoal Mobile

By: Capreek Aug 08, 2012
created at: 08/08/2012
I love mobiles. LOVE 'em. We have one in our guest room and will be adding another to our office (if we ever finish making it over!). There's something soothing yet infinitely interesting about them -- their kinetic energy just does it for me, y'know? So, when I see a unique take on a DIY mobile, I get pretty excited.  … Continue Reading
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Roundup: 15 Simple and Clever DIY Kitchen Projects

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
It's kitchen and bath month here at Curbly, so of course we had to round up some of our favorite kitchen-related DIY projects! Check them out below and let us know which ones you'd be interested in trying!  … Continue Reading
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Before and After: A Cool Classroom Makeover

By: Capreek Aug 06, 2012
created at: 08/06/2012
In the spirit of back-to-school season (sorry, kiddos; cheers, parents!), we're sharing this cool and colorful classroom makeover!  … Continue Reading
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Incredible Macramé Food Sculptures by Ed Bing Lee

By: Capreek Aug 03, 2012

created at: 08/02/2012
I've long associated macramé, the process of making textiles by knotting rather than weaving or knitting, with kitschy owl-shaped wall hangings from the 1970s. (My grandma was quite fond of them, bless her heart.) So, to see the technique used to create intricate works of art is not only unexpected, but completely fascinating!  … Continue Reading
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Make It: DIY Potato Print Textiles

By: Capreek Aug 02, 2012

created at: 08/02/2012
Making your own printed textiles couldn't be easier (or more fun)! So, grab a potato or two and let's start stampin'.  … Continue Reading

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Make It: A Cool and Colorful Furniture Makeover Idea

By: Capreek Aug 01, 2012
created at: 08/01/2012
I ran across this super fun furniture makeover idea recently and simply had to share it! It's a playful twist on the typical painted furniture look, takes a fraction of the time, and has a bigger impact (I think). Check it out!  … Continue Reading
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Roundup: Five Fabulous Dorm Room Makeovers

By: Diy maven Aug 01, 2012
created at: 08/01/2012
It occurred to me this morning that we've never had a dorm room makeover roundup here on Curbly. Heck, I'm not sure we've even had ONE before and after of a dorm room. Perhaps it's so as finding good examples is rather difficult. (Students too busy or too broke, I suppose.) Because of this, these makeovers (actually, they're more like moving in with style) span several years. No matter what their age, they're still fabulous! 

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How To: Make a Modern DIY Playhouse!

By: Capreek Jul 31, 2012
created at: 07/31/2012
As a kid, I would make houses and forts out of cardboard boxes, sheets, and the odd chair or two. This DIY playhouse takes a similar approach, albeit much more aesthetically pleasing. You won't have to look at dirty boxes and your kid's imagination can still run wild: win-win!  … Continue Reading
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Before & After: A Colorful and Kid-Friendly Mudroom Makeover

By: Capreek Jul 30, 2012
created at: 07/30/2012
I've never lived in a house with a mudroom, but I love, love, LOVE the idea of having a space dedicate to taking off muddy hiking boots or snow-covered coats after a day's adventure. It just seems so... practical. And I like that.… Continue Reading
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How to: Make a DIY Typographic Rug

By: Capreek Jul 26, 2012
created at: 07/26/2012
The perfect decor accessory for design lovers, this DIY rug spells out "type" in the fanciest of ways!  … Continue Reading
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Make It: Colorful String-Wrapped Earbuds!

By: Capreek Jul 25, 2012
created at: 07/25/2012
Sure, there are earbuds available with a few pops of color on the ends, but the cords are always white or black. BORING. Add some personality and flair (and help keep them tangle-free) with this easy DIY project -- you may even find yourself wrapping all your gadgets in string!  … Continue Reading
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How To: Mix Patterns and Textures in Your Home!

By: Capreek Jul 24, 2012
created at: 07/24/2012
Our living room has a pretty established color scheme which could quickly and easily get out of hand. To reign it in and keep things interesting, I try to mix in different textures and patterns! It's not always obvious what will or won't work, but I promise this approach will keep your decor looking and feeling fresh. Here's how!  … Continue Reading
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Before & After: A DIY Upholstered Bed Frame

By: Capreek Jul 23, 2012
created at: 07/23/2012
This cheap, plain wooden bed frame gets a classy and masculine update for a fraction of the cost of similar beds. Intrigued? Check out the 'after' and the full DIY scoop below!  … Continue Reading
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How To: Make a Polka Dot Cake -- On the Inside!

By: Capreek Jul 20, 2012

created at: 07/19/2012
Polka dots make anything more festive, but polka dots inside a cake?? That's a whole other level of festivity, my friends!  … Continue Reading
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