When it comes to refinishing furniture, I would sometimes rather paint than stain. It seems like the lesser of two evils, but I may have to change my tune after seeing how great this dresser looked using the two methods!… Continue Reading
Found a great article over on Laurie March's The House Counselor in which answers a reader's question "Is a Retro Kitchen a No-No?" Laurie's short answer is "no," but what grabbed my attention is her advice for adding 50's style to traditional kitchens in a way that calm the fears of those who just can't get past the "I will alienate future potential buyers if I go full-on 50's" worry. Her… Continue Reading
No nursery is complete without a rug. While planning out the nursery, I knew that I wanted something to match the geometric vibe of the room, without being over-the-top. Not being able to find one I liked, I was thrilled when I happened upon some upholstery fabric at a fabric store in Idaho. I originally planned to use the fabric for one of the crib's throw pillows, and the pattern was simple enough to recreate as a rug! … Continue Reading
This master bedroom, while clean and perfectly functional, is completely devoid of any personality or drama, the exact opposite of the stylish, risk-taking homeowners that call this space theirs. Tired of retiring to a bedroom that just didn't match her taste, Erin from Suburban Bitches gave this boring room a much-needed dose of style and personality -- on a budget! Read on to get the scoop on this unique master bedroom… Continue Reading
I rent. While our end goal is to be in a house of our own, the timing isn't right at the moment. So we have to make our rented space feel likes it's ours. I'm sure you've been there! Maybe you're there right now? Let's all get together and make these pretty pretty triangle wall shelves for our empty… Continue Reading
October is the time of year when we can indulge in a little orange love, but for the owners of these interiors, every day is a celebration in pumpkin.
I need to gush a bit here folks, because this makeover absolutely blew me away. So much so actually that I've gone back to look at the full post a few times now. No shame,… Continue Reading
This house tour is a long time coming. We've officially been in our "finished" house for one year, and we thought we'd celebrate with a big old fashioned house tour. So we're going to show you the super-clean, polished, sparkly version of The Curbly House...which looked like this exactly once, before we, you know, started living in it again!
Of course, no tour would be complete without a nod to one's roots, so we're posting… Continue Reading
It's not often that we see a makeover where the owner really starts from scratch. But this is one amazing example. Keep reading to check out what this bedroom looks like as a… Continue Reading
Forget wallpaper! That's a thing of the past, at least when it comes to this amazing geometric printed wall! Can you guess what it was printed with?!… Continue Reading
Patterned floor tile, specifically encaustic cement tiles, is a trend that's been steadily growing over the last few years. (Heck, I even used some in my own bathroom remodel -- and I love it.) It's a bold choice and definitely not for everyone (or the commitment phobic), but if you're a fan or just need a little bit of inspiration to push you over that design fence, here are 14 stunning bathrooms with patterned floor… Continue Reading
Don't let the modest exterior of this 1960's, 3 bedroom, 1,639sf, Joseph Eichler house fool you. Stepping into it is like stepping into a time machine. The Orange, CA home (currently on the market for $750K at the time of this posting) has changed very… Continue Reading
Furniture styles can be confusing. What's the difference between contemporary and modern? Or rustic and country? Keep reading to find out... we'll spell it out for you with easy to understand definitions and examples too.… Continue Reading