5 Modern Pillow Tutorials to Freshen Up your Decor

by Craftmel

5 Modern Pillow Tutorials to Freshen Up your Decor

I don't know about you, but those winter blues have flown out the window now that warmer weather has set in.  And in my neck of the woods, it is hot weather.  With the changing of the seasons, I feel like my whole condo needs a facelift to change along with the temperature.  With a very limited redecorating budget (the husband says he'd rather eat, phaw!) I figure the best place to start is inexpensive throw pillows like a shag pillow made from recycled t-shirts or knit yardage?  Talk about comfortable!  V&Co shows us how to make it.  Here are a few more fun and modern pillow ideas for you to lean on.  

 

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SupermarketHQ: Buy Design Straight from Designers

by Bruno Bornsztein

Everybody knows Etsy is the giant when it comes to buying handmade goods, and it's not hard to find a wealth of good stuff there with which to decorate your home. But sometimes it's hard to filter out the regretsy from the good stuff. This week I stumbled upon Supermarket, which is a marketplace for great design, direct from the designers. Read on to see some of the good stuff I found with very little effort:

Tetrad Flat Shelving

This bookshelf isn't cheap (at $2,600), but it's pretty inspirational. Maybe you could approximate something similar on your own?

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A Peek Inside Gwyneth Paltrow's Pad

by DIY Maven

A Peek Inside Gwyneth Paltrow's Pad

I'm a sucker for getting a glimpse inside the homes of the rich and famous, so when I stumbled upon this post on The Lennoxx, I had to stop and gawk. Now, the article was written about a year ago, and the way celebs change residences, I can't guarantee if Ms. Paltrow is still living in these Long Island diggs. Her style? Light and

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How-To: Make Your Own Faux-Zinc Letters

by Capree K

How-To: Make Your Own Faux-Zinc Letters

Typography in home decor has been a big trend for a while now, but those over-sized zinc letters you see tend to be pretty dang expensive.  Thankfully, we spotted this great tutorial for making your own realistic looking (and cheap) DIY version.  

created at: 03/28/2011

This simple project comes from Sugar and Charm, a blog that shares fabulous recipes and crafts that'll make your heart go pitter-patter.  It's easy, inexpensive, and on-trend, so let's get...

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How To: Make Your Own Sunburst Mirror For Under $25

by Capree K

How To: Make Your Own Sunburst Mirror For Under $25

Sunburst mirrors have seemingly been around and in-style since the beginning of time and odds are that that fact isn't changing any time soon.  The iconic decorative accent is available in a wide range of styles and an even wider range of price points.  If you're looking to add this stylish piece to your decor, we've got two DIY versions that'll set you back less than dinner and a movie.  

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Wagon Crib and More Unexpected Brazilian Decor You'll Want to DIY

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Wagon Crib and More Unexpected Brazilian Decor You'll Want to DIY

This 300 square foot apartment of São Paulo design boutique owner is undoubtedly a testament to well planned space.  After thoroughly gawking and appreciating the floor to ceiling curved bookcase walls, do yourself a favor and feast your eyes on some of the unexpected decor elements that can easily and successfully be DIY'd.  Like the crib wagon, these are simply brilliant turns of ordinary materials. DIY Disasters--my foot!!

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How to Make Folded Paper (Kirigami) Christmas Trees

by Bruno Bornsztein

Kirigami paper Christmas trees are a quick and easy way to add a festive decor to your home.

A few weeks ago my mother-in-law, Lin, showed me how to make these really cool Kirigami (which, unlike Origami, includes cutting) paper trees. They're super easy, once you get the hang of them, and look really nice in bunches. Plus, you can get creative with the paper you use (Lin's incredible hand-marbled paper is a good place to start) for different effects. 

There are lots of tutorials on the web about how to make these, but they all...

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Roundup: Modern Holiday Decor

by Jill W

The holidays are approaching, but many of us haven't even found the time to dust off the old classics from our basements and attics, let alone research the latest in contemporary holiday decor. But as always, Curbly is here to help. Here are plenty of options that'll add a modern touch to the traditional holiday season. 

ORNAMENTS

Credit: Urban Outftters [http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=18973388&itemdescription=true&navAction=jump&search=true&isProduct=true&parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS]

"Love" is a sculpture by American artist Robert Indiana. The image was originally designed as a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in 1964, and first exhibited as a sculpture in New York City in 1970. Here is a miniature version of the modern sculpture sold as an ornament from Urban Outfitters.   

Credit: CB2 [http://www.cb2.com/family.aspx?c=581&f=5274]

We like these Mod ornaments made of a combo of polished/brushed metal from CB2.  

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Roundup: 12 Unconventional Christmas Trees That Will Have You Re-Thinking The Fir

by Capree K

Roundup: 12 Unconventional Christmas Trees That Will Have You Re-Thinking The Fir

As a tradition, my husband and I usually go on the day after Thanksgiving to pick out a tree with his family.  There's a special lot that has our preferred species (Balsam Firs - I love how skinny and open they are, which is great for showcasing ornaments.  Take a peek at our tree from last year to see what I mean).  This year, though, we were out of town and to this day are still treeless, which is nearly blasphemous.  I am dying to get a...

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Ultimate Thanksgiving: Our Table Setting

by Alicia Lacy

This post brought to you by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine.

Our awesome Thanksgiving table setting

Last week we featured a fantastic Pier 1 Giveaway, and this week the good folks at Pier 1 were kind enough to invite us in to do a little shopping. We were so excited to visit the store and get inspired to do our holiday entertaining .

The store is full of treasures - floral pieces, candles galore, table runners, serving platters, pillows, lamps, and the list goes on...

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Get Nested: Meg Answers Your Questions, Round #2

by Meg Allan Cole
Get Nested: Meg Answers Your Questions, Round #2

Hi everyone, and welcome to round two of our question and answer series on Get Nested. Thank you to everyone who sent in questions, I hope my answers are helpful! Stay tuned tomorrow, as we'll have one more round of answers coming up!

Luisa asked: I have recently moved out the flat I used to share with my uni mates to my first very own tiny flat! I'm quite happy with most of the things in the new house although there's still some painting...

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Get Nested: Meg Answers Your Questions, Round #1

by Meg Allan Cole

Get Nested Q&A: Meg's Answers
I asked you to send in your nesting dilemmas, and have really enjoyed reading them. Now I will start answering them as best as I can. I hope it helps!

Anonymous sent in this great inquiry: "How necessary do you think headboards are in the bedroom? I can't decide, but think it may just be because I haven't found an idea I really like.  Do you have any good, simple, fun, creative, cheap ideas?"

created at: 11/11/2010

In my humble opion, there are no rules in home...

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Build a Mad Men Bar with Vintage Cocktail Ware and Classic Recipes

by Meg Allan Cole
Build a Mad Men Bar with Vintage Cocktail Ware and Classic Recipes


If all of this talk of fall entertaining drives you to drink, never fear, that's all you really need to be a great host. Building a stylish & chic bar can be your biggest asset during the cold and cozy seasons. Nothing welcomes someone into your home more than a freshly-poured drink on the rocks in a classic highball glass.

created at: 10/26/2010

I've assembled most of our barware from Etsy. Vintage highballs, drinks carts and ice buckets that would fit nicely in Don Draper's office create an air of elegance we're sorely missing these days. I say we bring the classic five o'clock cocktail hour back with finds like these.

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