Eye Candy: 10 Colorful and Inspiring Craft Rooms

by Capree K

Eye Candy: 10 Colorful and Inspiring Craft Rooms

My "craft room" consists of piles and boxes of various materials scattered between several rooms, tucked into drawers and closets in a sad attempt at being organized. So, in an effort to inspire myself and those whose crafting spaces might need a little help, I've rounded up 10 colorful and drool-worthy craft rooms! Enjoy the eye candy, friends.     

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How to Decorate in Grayscale

by DIY Maven

decorating with monochrome | interior colour schemes | black, white and grey | PHOTO GALLERY | Housetohome

House to Home refers to these rooms as monochrome probably because it sounds prettier than grayscale, but my Nikon would interpret them as the latter. My eyes, however, interpret them gorgeous. Although, I'm wondering if after living in them for a while, I'd start to feel like I was living in a more posh-y version of The Dick Van Dyke Show. What do you think? Does grayscale work for you or is the lack of color off-putting? If you answered 'yes' to the first part of

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Felt Wall Tiles: Crazy or Cool?

by Capree K

Felt Wall Tiles: Crazy or Cool?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed the wool felt craze that's been going on the last year or two.  People are using it to make pretty much everything imaginable, from simple circular coasters to laser-cut rugs and now: geometric wall tiles!    

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Before & After: Ultimate Playroom Makeovers

by Capree K

Before & After: Ultimate Playroom Makeovers

Yes, makeovers plural!  And yes, they're all ultimate!  Don't believe me?  Read on.  

created at: 05/23/2011

These playroom makeovers are all the work of Minor Details, a design firm focused solely on creating awesome spaces for kids.  A peek through their portfolio was enough to make me want a playroom of my own, that's for sure!  Check out more of their work here and let me know what you think!

created at: 05/23/2011

P.S. Minor Details also has a pretty sweet blog focused on mod toys, furniture, etc. for kids!

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Before & After: A Bland Basement Turned Fantasy Playroom

by Capree K

Before & After: A Bland Basement Turned Fantasy Playroom

This basement renovation took a little over a year, but I'm willing to bet the "after" is what little kids' dreams are made of!  

created at: 04/25/2011

created at: 04/25/2011

Jessica Levitt, a designer, crafter, and blogger, turned this drab and dark basement into a playroom fantasty for her brother-in-law's three children.  I don't know about you, but I would have LOVED this space as a kid!  Heck, I even love it now.

There are loads of incredible pictures on Jessica's blog Juicy Bits, so be sure to check it out!

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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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Nancy's Total Family Room Overhaul

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Nancy's Total Family Room Overhaul

A self-described design enthusiast, Nancy Marcus Gueret managed to achieve what I would call a Regency style family room  makeover that will knock your socks off. It's no wonder her friends and family enlist her help with their own decorating dilemmas.  Actually, she's done a multiple room makeover job that's as good as any decorator I've ever seen.

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4 Design Secrets to Conquer the Tall Wall Challenge

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

4 Design Secrets to Conquer the Tall Wall Challenge

When so many people are challenged with decorating small spaces, it seems odd that there are those who struggle with decorating their great big tall walls. Luckily, there are more ways to capture and utilize that space than hanging a giant quilt way up there.(Don't you love those three poufs?)

1. Shelve it and use your collections as art. Functional, decorative and it pulls the wall into the coziness of the room.

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