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Handmade Home: DIY Outdoor Winter Table Setting

Handmade Home: DIY Outdoor Winter Table Setting

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When you live in a climate where it snows for weeks on end, you have to learn to embrace it. I will admit sometimes I want to do nothing more than just settle and hibernate. But without fail, the snowy beauty draws me out, and I decide to give in and observe winter! What better […]

Sensible Style for Your Holiday Kitchen

Sensible Style for Your Holiday Kitchen

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Your kitchen works extra season. Below are some sensible design hints and resources for maximizing its cooking, entertaining, countertop and storage capacity at this super-busy period of year. First we’ll look at appliance options for a multi-tasking bonus, and then at storage organizers to stretch your space. Chic Decor & Design, Margarida Oliveira So many […]

Easy, Colorful Toddler's Birthday Party

Easy, Colorful Toddler's Birthday Party

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Entertaining in your home is all of the rage, especially with all of the fun ideas accessible to us today. If you use items you currently have or start collecting pieces that may be used over and over regardless of the subject, your celebration can seem like a million dollars, even once you don’t spend […]

Vintage Lighting Shines

Vintage Lighting Shines

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Having difficulty finding decorative lighting that expresses your personal style? Look beyond bulk retailers and try looking your community classic market for undiscovered treasure. Decorating with classic floor lamps, table lamps, and wall mounted lamps not just increase the room’s charm, it is also makes a great intro to greener decorating. Based on the lamp, […]

The No-Threshold Shower: Accessibility With Design

Would not it be nice to be able to walk directly to the shower without stepping over a threshold or tripping over a sill? Once considered just as a convenience for anyone with mobility problems, zero-threshold showers are at present trendy additions to any home. Adding a curbless shower is a relatively simple building project. […]

Fresh Idea: Accent Color Brightens Up the Sink

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Are you looking for a clever way to add an accent color to your bathroom? Think about painting the outside of a wall-mounted sink. You have likely seen painting applied to the outside of clawfoot bathtubs; simply apply this thought to the sink. It will give a vintage or vintage-style sink a new, updated appearance. […]

Houzz Tour: Ingenious Garage Makeover at Bordeaux

Houzz Tour: Ingenious Garage Makeover at Bordeaux

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When your budget’s tight, you get creative when searching for a new home. A house that was modern was wanted by french photographer Jérémie Buchholtz but did not want to break the bank. When he discovered an old garage available near downtown Bordeaux, France, Buchholtz pounced on it and recruited design firm FABRE/deMARIEN to see […]

Design School: Embrace Repetition

Design School: Embrace Repetition

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Repetition is a traditional layout strategy that can take the mundane to fantastic and the ordinary to extraordinary. Adding mass amounts of a single item can give credence to minimal things such as light bulbs, mirrors or books. Just adding two identical pieces of large furniture into a room can give ho-hum bits a striking […]

Mobile Furniture: Put a Wheel on It

Mobile Furniture: Put a Wheel on It

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In houses filled with kids, casters can make cleaning a breeze. Wheels also provide much needed fluidity and flexibility in tiny homes. And in houses where interests collide, wheels can create multifunctional pieces that serve all members of the household. All that out of a humble wheel? Yes!! Casters run the gamut from cheap to […]

Expand Your View with Picture Windows

Expand Your View with Picture Windows

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Picture windows — big fixed windows typically without glazing bars — are a terrific way to bring in light or highlight a special view. Preservationists may shout in the notion of image windows in certain styles of historical homes, however, as with anything, there is a time and a place for image windows. Especially appropriate […]