more about: decorating

Get the Most Out of Your Candles

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to get to attend the fall preview for Anthropologie. And as I was looking at the new products that will be in stores in a few months, I got to talking with the PR girls about all the fancy new candles. When they shared this tip with me, I had a total why-didn’t-I-think-of-that moment. Once your […]

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Smart Product: Umbra T-Shirt Frame

What is it about T-shirts and sports uniforms that hold such sentimental value? So many people have collections of tees that no longer fit, and up until now it seemed like the only option for preserving them was to turn them into a T-shirt quilt. (No, thank you!) But Umbra now has this smart product, the t-frame t-shirt display. Take […]

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Need Decorating Help? Go on a Virtual Date with a Designer

Stuck in a decorating rut? It’s not surprising. It’s too easy to get overwhelmed by the magnitude of 1) sticking with a style 2) knowing how furniture and accessories will fit together 3) picking out a paint color 4) finding someone to help you and 5) paying for it all. Tastemaker.com launches today—and with it, the promise of affordable, personalized […]

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What to Look For When Buying Plants

I’ve been thinking a lot about adding plants to my home lately, and I’m planning a trip to the garden center this weekend to find a few new ones. I’m going to be taking this list of tips with me for what to look for (and avoid)—the key is in the leaves: Never buy plants with: Brown, crispy leaf edges: May […]

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How to Dye Easter Eggs Without Food Coloring

If you’ve yet to dye eggs for Sunday’s hunt, you don’t have to rush out to the grocery store in search of that last bottle of food-coloring. Instead, use these simple (and all natural!) recipes (which use ingredients you may already have in your refrigerator and pantry). To make blue, bring one pound of frozen blueberries and 2 cups of […]

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Reupholstering Your Furniture? Bookmark This!

If you’re looking for a way to revamp your living room, reupholstering a piece of furniture is a great way to do so. If you’re thinking of changing up the fabric on one of your beloved pieces, bookmark this site: DIY Upholstery Supply Yardage Estimator. It lists the approximate amount of fabric in yards (assuming the fabric you are looking […]

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Home Office Decorating Mistakes via Apartment Therapy

Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to spruce up my home office. I’ve managed to find a desk, chair, and lamp that I love. The other big items—storage space, rug, wall coverings—are next on my list. I was doing some research this past weekend and found this post from our friends at apartmenttherapy.com titled, 5 Mistakes Everyone Makes […]

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Weekend DIY: Embroidered Family Portraits

First off, be forewarned that when you click through to the tutorial for this project from Brigitte.de, the instructions are in German. If you’re using Google Chrome, it will automatically translate for you, but it’s an easy project and the photos are pretty self-explanatory. I love the way these portraits look. A brief rundown of the steps: – Print black […]

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The Fastest Way to Make Your Yard Appear Landscaped

If you’ve recently moved into a new home or you’re finally tackling a landscaping project in your backyard, follow this advice to make it look like you’ve done a lot even if you’ve only just begun. Start by adding plants to the corners of your square or rectangular yard. This will soften the edges and make the yard appear more […]

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Cut Flower Stems on a Diagonal to Make Them Last Longer

Next time you bring home a bouquet from the grocery store or florist or you cut a bunch of blooms from you garden, before arranging the flowers in a vase, cut their stems on a diagonal. Why? that increases the surface area available to suck up water into the rest of the stem. So your flowers will be able to […]

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