The living room in our new house started as a blank slate. It was empty and very, very plain. But certainly not anymore. Click through to see how I gave the space a healthy dose of character with unique furniture pieces and fresh shades of blue, green and gold.
Interior designer Jennifer Wagner Schmidt had a HUGE pallet with which to work when confronted with this bedroom. The odd thing is, in the "before" picture, it looks smaller. (Perhaps the furniture placement? The angle of the photograph? Both??) After, we see the room in all its square footage glory. Seriously, how many bedrooms are large enoughContinue Reading
I love vintage furniture but it can be expensive unless you know where to look. In the search of items for my home, I am more likely to stop at an estate sale than a garage sale or thrift store. I have found the "finds" at an estate sale to be more consistent. If you are wanting to find some interesting decor and stylish vintage pieces make a stop at a local estate sale. Here are 10 common things you will more than likely find there.
I used to be afraid of spray paint. Not the paint, really, but the potential for globs and drips. But spray paint has come a long way in just the past five years or so, and continued practice using it has alleviated those fears entirely. I'm guessing millions of others feel the same, which is just one reason spray paint has become the best DIY material every invented. (Okay, maybe ONE of the best DIY materials ever invented.) And our roundup proves it. From the expected to the totally UN-expected, sprayContinue Reading
Designer Nathan Turner's makeover of Mindy Kaling's office is profiled in the latest edition of Domino magazine, and it's complete with a big surprise. No, it's not the bold prints, bright colors, or that 'brave' wallpaper. It's...wait for it....anContinue Reading
The right textiles can be hard to find... matching colors can be difficult, and finding something in the right price range can be even harder. So why not make your own? Here are ten of our favorite easy sewing projects for the living room.
Everyone in your family deserves a stylish little place of their own. We love our cat, Pumpkin, but he isn't allowed on the sofa. I'm just not a fan of pet hair on everything. I wanted to give him his own special spot, without sacrificing style in our home. This easy-to-make pet bed cost only $10 in materials. Instead of buying expensive designer fabric, I created my own look with modern black and white splatter effect. I'll happily let it live in our living room and with its removable cover, I can easily wash it often to keep the air issues at bay.
There will always be the option to buy everything for your home. Including a cute pouf to rest your feet and place your books on! Why buy when you can DIY? This one is chic and could be a good fit in almost any home! The tutorial has been sized down to see how to make it, but you gotta see the original end product!
We don't really need to forgive the varying light conditions in this living room's before and after images to fully appreciate its dramatic transformation. Whether its blinds are closed or open, it's apparent that the layering ofContinue Reading
I can't get enough of graphic grid patterns. It's a clean, less busy version of plaid. Add a grid pattern to a space, and it instantly seems modern and current. I few months ago I hand drew an entire wall in a grid pattern. Ever since, I've been on the hunt for all for more grid patterns to add to my home. These bold pillows in a classic black and white grid are sure to stand out in any space.