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Make This: Simple Clothesline Basket

by M.E. Gray

Learn to make these minimal clothesline baskets.

If you're anything like me, you have a running list of projects you want to try. Things you save repeatedly on Pinterest, ideas you scribble down in the back of your planner, or maybe you just keep a mental list in your brain. Clothesline baskets have been on my want-to-try list for forever, and this week I took the plunge. After conquering the first one, I want to make a million of these clothesline baskets. A million! Additionally, I'm loving the simple stripe in this basket. We're exploring all things Scandinavian this month, and this basket fills the bill with equal parts monochrome and texture.        

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Everything You Need to Know About Scandinavian Design

by Marlene Sauer

 

Scandinavian design 101
Image bia Bellevue

There is something about bright and airy Scandinavian design that just calls to the senses.

The soothing use of color and light; the negative space that allows the gaze to wander and breathe; the layers of cozy, natural textures that invite you to curl up with a good book; it's no surprise that Nordic style is so popular. If you're thinking about a Scandinavian-inspired room makeover, want to know what the heck "hygge" is all about, or are curious about where Scandinavian design comes from, this is the post for you!

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Make This: DIY Incense Holder, Plus the Lowdown on Aromatherapy

DIY clay incense holder

One of my favorite things about the autumn months is coming home at night and snuggling by the heater under warm blankets with candles or incense burning in the background. The heavenly scents help me to unwind after a long day at work, and incense holders are so easy to make that there's no excuse not to have a stick or two burning away while you cozy up and get stuck into that good book. Click through to learn how to make your own DIY incense holder, and head to the bottom of the post for more information about the benefits of incense!       

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Simple, Minimal Felt Placemats You Can DIY

by M.E. Gray

DIY These: Simple Felt Placemats

Around the middle of September every year, my interest in food (and eating said food) spikes by like 110%. I start saving new recipes on my phone, researching different restaurants, and expanding my shopping horizons at the grocery store. I imagine it relates to some ancient hardwiring in my body as winter approaches - at least that's what I'm tell myself as I'm stuffing my face. I'm already thinking about the hot meals I'm going to be preparing in the cold of winter, and wanted some simple felt placemats to pair those meals with.       

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Make This: Minimal Magnetic Towel Bar

by M.E. Gray

Make this minimal magnetic towel bar

Currently I'm living in a place with a kitchen that must hold some sort of record for tininess. There are four drawers, a couple of cabinets, and exactly one countertop. Said countertop is about 2.5 square feet, and that's literally my entire cooking workspace. Suffice it to say, I need to be wise about kitchen organization if I want to keep from going crazy. Knowing there's absolutely no room to store things horizontally, I recently went vertical with this magnetic paper towel holder.    

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White Hot: The Ultimate Modern Kitchen Roundup!

by Capree K

White Hot: The Ultimate Modern Kitchen Roundup!

Normally, I have what can only be described as an insatiable appetite for color.  If you looked around my home, it would hit you like a ton of bricks: Purple chair! Green walls! Blue walls! Orange sofa!  You get the picture.  But lately I've been really loving the idea of having an all-white kitchen (I might sneak a few pops of color in there, though, I can't help myself).  So, in my constant search for inspiration, I rounded up a few a bunch of my favorite modern kitchens in this oh-so-clean and crisp palette.  Check 'em out below!   

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10 Gorgeous Minimal Kitchens

by DIY Maven

10 Gorgeous Minimal Kitchens

I've become a fan of kitchens that don't look like kitchens. You know, cabinets that look more like furniture, appliances that don't announce their presence, that kind of thing. Of course, the ultimate in the kitchens that don't look like kitchens are those

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Minimalist Living Inspired by Nesting Dolls

by DIY Maven

created on: 03/11/08

Matryoshka dolls exemplify hidden spaces as one hides another and another and another. I actually have no idea if the dolls actually inspired Matroshka’s compact living concept, but I hope so.

created on: 03/11/08

The collection takes up a scant 43 square feet and includes:
a book shelf
a double bed
a sofa or corner sofa
a dinner table or sofa table
four stools
seating for 12
home office space
a wardrobe
cleaning products box
drawer for small clothing articles
folder...

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