10 Affordable Ways to Refresh Your Space

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

10 Affordable Ways to Refresh Your Space

Let me ask you this-How many interior design books are too many? A billion! Luckily, I have plenty of built-ins to hold my library of inspiration.  Soon to be released, Downtown Chic: Designing Your Home from Wreck to Ravishing, by Cortney and Robert Novogratz of Manhattan design firm Sixx Design is now TOPS on my list.            (I mean, look at this cover!) Mixing vintage with modern style to achieve their signature look "Vintage Nouveaux",  they are regaled for turning meager and modest into modern and marvelous.  To whet your appetite for an entire book of their expertise, here are 10 of their tips for updating your decor affordably without sacrificing style.

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Pocket Guide to Wallpaper Removal

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 09/19/08

Stripping wallpaper is one of the worst home improvement projects I've ever undertaken.  During each room, I swore I would never hang wallpaper again, but......

 "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." Michael Corleone, Godfather III

I daydream about sitting in my favorite chair, journaling (a verb?) about my goals and dreams, in front of a vibrant retro-inspired oversized graphic wallpapered wall.  No, no, no!! I won't do it. 

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