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Curbly's Wall Art Shopping Guide: 20 Design-y Prints for Film and TV Buffs

by Capree K

Curbly's Wall Art Shopping Guide: 20 Design-y Prints for Film and TV Buffs

As a lover of film and TV, this might be my favorite wall art shopping guide so far! It was also really, really, really hard to narrow it down to a mere 20 prints. My suggestion?? Hit up your favorite online marketplace (Etsy, Society6, Cargoh, Supermarket, etc.) and do a search for the shows you love the most. It'll blow your mind. Meanwhile, here are my picks for awesome movie- and TV-inspired prints!   

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Make It: DIY Painted Glass Tumblers!

by Capree K

Make It: DIY Painted Glass Tumblers!

As you know, I love any and all DIY projects that make use of thrifted glassware (hello, mod dot drinking glasses!). This is a really fun idea you can apply not only to tumblers but any kind of glass dish -- bowls and vases would look awesome, too! So, hit up your favorite thrift store and let's make some pretty glasses!   

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Roundup: 10 Modern Birdhouses and Feeders!

by Capree K

Roundup: 10 Modern Birdhouses and Feeders!

One of my favorite things about spring is watching the world come alive, from new buds on the trees to a flurry of avian activity in our yard. Celebrate the season and gives all those birds something to really talk about with one of these unique houses or feeders!   

 

1. Birdy Birdhouse by Vladimir Jaccard

2. Hummingbird Feeder by J Schatz

3. Bird feeder by Joe Papendick

4. Birch Bird House by Tapio Anttila

5. Pip Pip Bird Feeder by Stina Sandwall

6. Sylvester Birdhouse by Suck UK

created at: 04/09/2012

7. Bird Feeder by Gainey Ceramics

8. Canopy Birdhouse by StudioLiscious

9. Scan Birdhouse by Pigeon Toe Ceramics

10. Tui Bird Feeder by Nuzilla

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A Little Spring Fun: How to Make a DIY Modern Pillar Planter

by Alexandra Hedin

A Little Spring Fun: How to Make a DIY Modern Pillar Planter

Hi!  I’m Alexandra Hedin – a lifestyle and entertaining expert from the Pacific Northwest.  I provide inspiration, recipes, and crafts for creating a lovely life.  It doesn’t take much to make everyday lovely – or to have fun.  And isn’t that what life is about? All week I’ll be here showing you how I threw together a little springtime affair that takes only a little thought and some good friends. 

All week I have shown you how to host the...

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Eye Candy: 10 Drool-Worthy Patios and Decks!

by Capree K

Eye Candy: 10 Drool-Worthy Patios and Decks!

To get everyone inspired and in the mood for "outdoor month" here at Curbly, we're sharing some seriously drool-worthy patios and decks today!  By the end, you'll be craving lemonade, BBQ, and maybe even a patio makeover of your own.  Enjoy!   

 

created at: 04/04/2012

1. This beautiful patio is just a natural extension of the home, adding valuable livable space! See more here. [Photo: James Geer]

2. A relatively small yard is transformed into a relaxing and modern oasis perfect for entertaining! See more here. [Photo: Amir Schlezinger]

3. In case you were wondering what Julianne Moore's NYC garden looks like, this is it.  Gorgeous, right?  See more here. [Photo: Christopher Baker]

4. An elevated ipe wood deck and walkway connect this outdoor living room to a modern lap pool! See more here. [Photo: Rob Steiner]

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5. OMG, it's a purple patio. This one's for the color lovers! See more here. [Photo: Eckersley Garden Architecture]

6. Another fabulous NYC garden!  I love how this long and skinny space is fully maximized. See more here. [Photo: Foras Studio]

7. Dude, you guys. It's a floating house! With an awesome deck! And an enclosed boat dock! See more here. [Photo: Raimund Koch]

created at: 04/04/2012

8. A screened-in living room that opens out onto a low-profile, modern deck?  Built for entertaining AND some serious R&R. See more here. [Photo: Andrew Chan]

9. I love the built-in potting and gardening station on this deck! See more here. [Photo: Matti Marttinen L]

10. And finally, this small space has some serious style and functionality! See more here. [Photo: Sunset Mag]

Looking for more outdoor inspiration??  You won't want to miss our mega roundup of over 20 modern garden designs and ideas!

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Faux Milk Glass!

by Capree K

How To: Make Your Own DIY Faux Milk Glass!

You can find real milk glass pretty easily at thrift stores or estate sales, but if your aesthetic swings more towards the modern and/or contemporary realm the pickings are slim (or non-existent).  With this simple DIY technique, though, you can turn any sleek, glass vase into modern milk glass in no time!   

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This Month in Green Design: Modern Mason Jars, A Real Functioning Moat, & The Verticality of Vegetables

by K Emily Bond

This Month in Green Design: Modern Mason Jars, A Real Functioning Moat, & The Verticality of Vegetables

Over at EcoSalon this past month – where Shelter is where the heart is and the green is always greener – we obsessed over Pantone in theory (the app) vs. practice (the hotel); celebrated Valentine’s Day like practical gals and fixed up a broken heart; font-renewed and blissed out; voyeured our way into the homes of some of our favorite design bloggers and curators and prodded the real life ethics of one of America’s most up-and-coming box store...

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Eye Candy: 12 Perfectly Cozy and Contemporary Bedrooms!

by Capree K

Eye Candy: 12 Perfectly Cozy and Contemporary Bedrooms!

Cozy and contemporary, warm and modern: these twelve gorgeous bedrooms are the perfect dose of eye candy!   

 

created at: 02/21/2012

1. If this light-filled Aspen home was mine, I'd never come down off the mountain. See more here. (Photo by Francois Halard)

2. An attic bedroom in a Danish cottage? Yes, please. See more here. (Photo by Stuart McIntyre)

3. Hand-knitted blankets and pillows are Cozy with a capital "C"! See more here. (Photo by Le Souk)

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4. A room full of art, saturated in natural light sounds like heaven to me! See more here. (Photo by BresicWhitney Real Estate)

5. The exposed beams in this old church-turned-home add character and charm to this minimalist bedroom. See more here. (Photo by The Modern House)

6. Colorful art and a handmade quilt bring a pop of personality to this bright bedroom! See more here. (Photo by Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer)

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7. A room with a view! I'll take it. See more here. (Photo by Jeremy Samuelson)

8. This small cottage is located in the middle of the Danish countryside AKA in the middle of my dreams. See more here. (Photo by Mai Linh)

9. Part house, part cabin, part awesome! See more here. (Photo by WA Design)

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10. This looks like the comfiest bed known to man. Hello, pillow top! See more here. (Photo by Rob Mills)

11. There are about 100 different styles going on in this room yet somehow it absolutely works. Bravo, room. See more here. (Photo by Nuevo Estilo)

12. And finally, can you believe the light in this room? Also, those knob wall hooks are pretty fantastic. Just sayin'. See more here. (Photo by Riika Kantinkoski)

Psst: Looking for more? Check out this roundup of 30 modern bedrooms!

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