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The 100 Best IKEA Hacks of All Time

by Alicia Lacy

We've rounded up one hundred IKEA hacks that prove you can have champagne tastes on a beer budget. Each of these hacks illustrates the power of transformation - basic warehouse pieces are cleverly altered in beautiful ways that make them feel custom. This round up has me feeling like Aladdin on a magic carpet ride - so come along with me! I can open your eyes, take you wonder by wonder, over, sideways and under on a magic IKEA hack...

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A Simple DIY Record Console And A Peek Inside Our New Studio

by Alicia Lacy

For the last two months we've been running non-stop on the design treadmill trying to get our new studio ready for its debut. We've replaced floors, demolished walls, painted, and done a handful of unconventional cosmetic fixes in order to get the space in 'blank slate' order. From there, came a two-week self-imposed game of "which design road should we take today", as we've slowly cobbled things together. The good news is that we're...

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How to Style a Credenza: Calm and Neutral

by Alicia Lacy

Sometimes I get a little overwhelmed by all the bright colors around me. Maybe I'm getting old. Or maybe it's the onset of fall and cooler weather. Either way, every so often I like to step back from the vivid neons, deep, saturated hues, and loud primary colors. A neutral, calming color palette is what guided this little credenza re-styling. Read on to see how I did it.

I channeled a more minimalist, cool style to...

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Kid-Friendly DIY Project: Back to School Pencil Cases

by Alicia Lacy

DIY back to school pencil case

Our oldest daughter begins school after Labor Day, and at the moment there is much anticipation buzzing around our house because their teacher and class placements will be mailed in the coming weeks.

This year, our girl wanted to come up with a gift she could share with her friends to celebrate the start of school. After a walk through the 'Back to School' section of Target, we came up with a simple DIY pencil case embellishment that she's excited to share with her friends. Read on to find out what we did!

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Free Download: Mid-Century Modern Icons

by Alicia Lacy

We're rounding out our MCM week on Curbly with a booklet of twenty-four iconic modern design silhouettes, along with the vector files we used to make them! We chose our favorite designs by Eames, Nelson, Saarinen, and the best of the mid-century designers. Read on to see how to download the files - for free.

To download out MCM Icons:

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Styling a Credenza: Mid-Century Modern

by Alicia Lacy
MCM credenza - before Mid Century Credenza - after

This August we're devoting each week of the month to a different decor style or theme. This week, we're all about the mid-century modern (MCM) style. The clean lines, geometric shapes, and natural woods and metals make this style iconic and evergreen. MCM treasures are widely sought-after and coveted by collectors, making it difficult and pricey to get your hands on the real deal. 

The good news is you can achieve a MCM...

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Make It! Mid-Century Modern

by Alicia Lacy

This week, we're diving down deep into mid-century modern love on Curbly and we're re-sharing our "Make It! Mid-Century Modern" eBook. It's full of mid-century inspired masterpieces you can make at home. 

 

The book features twelve MCM-inspired how-to projects will show you how to make a Calderiffic MobileEames-embroidered napkins, a fantastic Girard-ish ottoman and more!.

Each article includes...

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Get the Look for Less: Mid-Century Modern

by Alicia Lacy

Get the Look for Less: Mid-Century Modern

It's no secret that we at casa Curbly are big lovers of everything mid-century modern (MCM). The classic, clean lines of this style of furniture make it timeless and easy to blend with different styles. But true MCM pieces can be hard to come by, and even harder to afford. We've rounded up some of our favorite MCM looks for a fraction of the price. And, while nothing beats the quality and durability of a classic MCM piece, these...

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