It's tempting to think of minimalism as a "must do" trend. There's been so much chatter online, in books, and on podcasts about it lately - it's seemingly on everyone's mind. Minimalism is getting maximum exposure! For those new to the concept, it's also all too easy to peek at any of that material and feel immediately overwhelmed.
The carpet is down. The furniture is in. The original Curbly House is officially on the market! We spent the last few weeks putting in long hours to get the living room (and the rest of the house) ready for showings, and we're excited to share the reveal with you today! Read on to see how we designed a cozy living space that will (hopefully) help us sell the house quickly to a lucky new family who will enjoy it for years!
Not often do we get a chance to see a room-by-room b & a of an entire home, but that's exactly what Tanya and her handy hubby give us in their Townhouse Tour. You name it, they made it over. Bedrooms, bathrooms, office,
Isabella's kitchen was cramped and totally forgettable. With the help of designer Cameron MacNeil, it's now open and inviting with a contemporary bistro feel. Some of the makeover highlights include marble countertops, a drawer dishwasher, a chalkboard
Crusing through the usual sites recently, I came across a post at one of my regular stops. (No, I won't mention which one.) The poster said that we were over wall decals, which made me ask two questions.
Interior designer, Sary, turned her 12' narrow Philadelphia row house into a stunning home for her family. We'll have to take her word for it that the 'after' is actually a picture of the 'before' as it is nearly unrecognizable. That's because Sary made over every surface, from walls to ceilings
Oftentimes brown gets a bad rap among today's interior design fans. For some, it will always be the color of dirt, and dirt = drab. For others, it might remind them of the brown coupled with gold so popular in the 1970's. However, for others it is the color of chocolate. I'm guessing
Monica from Crafty Nest was invited to enter SYLVANIA's blogger room makeover. She and her brother Troy got to work and over a few weeks turned her office/craft room/guest room into a showcase of which any nester would be proud.
A few years back, the homes of Janet and Arnold Sweet and Dick and Connie Grace were featured in the West Lafayette Mid Century Home Tour. They are a slice of MCM history if every there was one. Here's a peek
A few years back Christa from Room Recipes made over and entire 3 bedroom NYC apartment--including the kitchen and bathroom--for a thrifty $5,000. The living room is representative of the entire redo 'recipe', which
Unlike coral, turquoise is a color I can get behind. Especially in a kitchen and coupled with white or black. Can you say 'Tiffany?'
For me, the term 'beach house' conjures up all sorts of decor opportunities, all of which do not include a kitchen. Why is that? Because if I lived on the beach, I wouldn't be spending my time in the kitchen? Because I'd be grilling corn on the cob and lobsters over an open flame on the beach
A new adjective needs to be coined to describe the style of Ade Koh's East Coast weekend home. A little bohemian, a little Indian Chic, a whole lot of color. The effect, especially in this
I love purple, but I don't have any of it in my closet or my home. It's absent in the first because it doesn't look great with my skin tone. Why it's absent from my home, I have no idea. What I do know is that people who do purple rooms are akin to those that
Last week I posted pics of 6 juicy-red rooms in honor of Valentine's Day. Today we honor the other holiday's color: pink. And, no, there's not one little girl's
Why do people like to peek inside the living spaces of the rich and famous? To see how the 'other half' live? To see if they are closet piggies? If it's the latter and a camera crew shows up at their doors, you can bet that all evidence of
This weekend, a friend and I went to a seminar at our nearby Pottery Barn for an 'accessorizing' seminar and, like a good blogger, I took notes to share with my peeps. If you're not a fan of the PB style, that's cool. These suggestions will work for any interior.
One of the most interesting sets on television today is Sheldon and Leonard's apartment. Every time I watch an episode of TBBT, I invariably notice something I hadn't seen before. I've now found myself actually looking for details I might have missed. This 'Where's Waldo?' type game can be played when viewing all the characters' living spaces, but most particularly when watching hijinx unfold at Sheldon and Leonard's. SO...today I decided to...
This 1,200 sf apartment went through a 10K reno. The result is moody with a smidgen of color here and there. Dark walls, dark floors, dark furniture...and yet, there's something about it that appeals to me. The pink coffee table? The faux bookcase wallpaper? The letter art? I dunno. How about you? Do you think living in such darkness would be cozy or creepy?