I recently had the opportunity of touring an "idea house." The property, a charming 1920's bungalow, belongs to and is maintained by a local family-owned company called Bachman's. The idea house is near their flagship store on Lyndale Avenue in south Minneapolis and is maintained as a landmark to celebrate the family's ancestors who lived in the home, conducting business just a few hundred feet away. Although the company is known primarily as a premier garden center, it also offers home decor items a-plenty. They
If you're stuck on how to pull together a fall table setting, simply look to your favorite fall fashions to give you some inspiration. Here are three "shoppable" fall table settings inspired by fall fashion.
Fun fact: Autumn Leaves was the first jazz standard I learned on guitar back in high school, when I though learning to play jazz guitar would make me cool and get girlfriends. It's a pretty basic song, and a good one to teach a 15-year-old me how to do a chord melody, which, on a guitar, is where you play a song's chords and melody at the same time, and ... hey, isn't this supposed to be a DIY blog!?
The leaves are falling, the temperature's dropping, and the weather is perfect for spending some time outdoors. If you're like me, you want your porch to be as inviting as the weather around you. Here are some of my favorite fall porch decorations to help get you in the season.
It's a bit of an unspoken rule that our homes should smell delicious during the fall and winter. You've gotta have those berries. You should smell the pumpkin. We've rounded up a handful of ways that you can bring that scent right into your home and enjoy it all season long!
Now that the craziness of summer has passed, fall is the perfect time to host a dinner party or a get-together with friends. And if you're like me, designing a beautiful dinner table is the best part (aside from laughing with good friends, of course!). So today I'm sharing ten of my favorite centerpieces and tablescapes that I've found floating around the internet lately. Click through to check them out!
Pillows are the best way to change up a room for the new season. And nothing is more cuddly and warm then a soft flannel shirt. This fun flannel pillow is sure to encourage some quality time on the sofa.
Rustic style can be très chic, even though it often involves wood... the key is to combine it with a variety of materials to create unique combinations. And today we're going to show you how to do that, with this reclaimed wood candle sconce for your wall. Keep reading to check out the simple tutorial.
Is there anything more rewarding in the DIY world than using reclaimed materials to make something? Seriously. A dejected object on a layover to a landfill is spotted by a keen eye. The object is swooped up and turned into something marvelous, getting a second chance on life and love. (We should all be so lucky.) The reclaimed materials featured in these 20 projects were the main characters of such fairytales. They now act as inspiration to...
A few years ago, when my wife and I moved across the country, we had absolutely no idea if anyone would ever come visit us. Sure, we had strong relationships with family and friends, and we moved to a city with plenty of attractions for visitors, but the truth is: we just didn't know. We were far outside of driving distance, and cross-country air travel is an expensive investment. Both of our families had generations of firm roots in the Midwest, so it wasn’t just a location shift; it was a conceptual one too.
Good news: people came. They came for summer trips, for holidays, to spend time with us, and as a free launching pad for their own Pacific Northwest vacations. A few years later, they’re still coming. This summer alone, we’ve had no fewer than thirteen guests, with four more scheduled before the end of the year. We've become a little haven for folks exploring the mountains, the ocean, the waterfalls, the ancient forests, and the exceptional food and culture that Portland has to offer.
For those of you who love fall, the best time of the year is right around the corner... when the air starts to feel crisp and, best of all, when you can start adding autumnal touches to your home. So today we're sharing ten gorgeous spaces that embrace fall in a subtle yet effective way.
As we transition into the autumn season, I'm taking a look at my own outdoor patio and thinking of little updates that could be made. When thinking of fall, the rustic look automatically comes to mind so I've rounded up a handful of stylish rustic outdoor decorations!
This month at Curbly we've been looking at different furniture and décor styles - so today we're going to check out some lovely rustic furniture pieces that you can make yourself. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorites!
Southwest-inspired spaces are full of patterns, textures, and natural elements. My favorite part of this style is how each space is layered, cozy and colorful. Here are ten amazing Southwest-inspired living rooms I just couldn't wait to share with you.
Today is the last day of my Curbly guest posting spree. I'm so happy I got to share my Curiosity Bone Vase, Printable Watercolor Art and DIY Coasters with you all. For my last post, I'm really excited to share this DIY S'mores atio "grill." S'mores are one of my favorite parts of summer - but city ordinances in my hometown don't allow patio fireplaces.
This laundry room looks like most do - functional and not so pretty. But just wait until you see the space after its makeover... it looks so nice, you'd actually look forward to doing a load of wash. Keep reading to check out the incredible transformation.
So much better, right?! The tiling and new work surface were the biggest changes, while the rest were mostly cosmetic. Make...
Rustic home décor has become popular lately, and not just in cabins or mountain homes. Natural elements like wood, glass, iron and wool fill these spaces, and with a bit of strategic decorating they can be totally chic and stylish. And while they can have the tendency to be pricey, we've culled through the internet to find some affordable options. Keep reading to check them out.
Neutral colors, plaids, faux furs and cozy knits are the perfect complement to your rustic decor. Here are some less expensive options:
Rustic style furniture often has a wooden element of some kind - sometimes with clean lines and an aged finish, or sometimes with a more natural, organic shape. Here are a few great product ideas:
Rustic, cabin-style lighting often utilizes materials such as clear glass, iron and wood, to name a few. Here are two stunning pieces that won't break the bank:
Wood is another theme in rustic wall décor, whether it is functional or purely decorative. Are we seeing a trend here?! Check out a couple of cheap yet attractive options:
The southwestern trend has gained traction over the last few months, and now it's going strong - in every room from the nursery to the living room to the bedroom. Keep reading to check out ten of our favorite spaces with a bit of that southwestern flair.
1. This living room has a mix of warm southwestern style textiles on a leather sofa. [Photo: Thoughts From Alice]
2. Brightly colored throw pillows and tons of cacti and plants fill this sunroom. [Photo: Photo: Design*Sponge]
3. Muted tribal-style prints and cowboy hats lend a decidedly southwestern vibe to this bedroom. [Photo: Kristen Killie]
4. A mix of naturals and brights give this space an energetic vibe. [Photo: Carley Summers]
5. White walls allow the colors in this bedroom to shine. [Photo: Amber Interiors]
6. An animal skull and a beautiful patterned rug give this dining space a southwestern feel. [Photo: Apartment Therapy]
7. This elegant living space proves that southwestern style can be more formal too. [Photo: Chandler Prewitt]
8. Texture and a muted color scheme give this southwestern bedroom a relaxed vibe. [Photo: Domestic Imperfection]
9. The pale pink colors and cactus give this living room a subtle hint of southwestern flair. [Photo: Via Refinery 29]
When it comes to plants, there is a common stigma that they are hard to care for and that you need a super green thumb in order to have them in your home or outdoor space. The truth is, there are all kinds of sizes and species to suit your schedule and needs so that caring for them comes as natural as possible. And this vertical planter (made from a SHOE ORGANIZER!) is a genius way to keep your plants all in one place so that you have no...
Bistro lights, also known as globe or string lights, are hot these days... people are using them for weddings and parties, but they're also great for general everyday use. And you can do more than just drape them on a railing. Here are ten clever ways to use them.