more about: decorating

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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Make DIY Stationery Using Washi Tape

How cute are those notecards? I came across this DIY for Glitter Neon Notecards on For the Love Of… via a round-up on Poppytalk, and while I tend to stay away from anything that involves loose glitter, I think I’ll have to give this simple DIY a try with all the washi tape that I seem to be accumulating. I love […]

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Incredible Paper Constructions by Artist Vincent Tomczyk

We know you’re all fans of the paper constructions by Matthew Sporzynski used to do in the magazine every month (which you can still browse online here). So in that same vein, I’m guessing you’ll appreciate these amazing creations—all made completely out of paper—by artist Vincent Tomczyk. Take a look. Paper Eames Chair LCW Shirt & Tie See more of […]

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How to Arrange Artwork

Tired of bare walls? The right collection of art can transform an otherwise simple corner of your house into a focal point that shows off a little bit of your personality. So, how do you create the right arrangement?

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Do You Decorate for Smaller Holidays?

This weekend is St. Patrick’s Day, and it got me thinking about holiday decorations. Yesterday we shared a selection of St. Patrick’s Day decorations and party supplies, and I’m curious to know how many of you decorate for holidays through out the year. And if I’ve left out a holiday you decorate for, tell me what it is in the […]

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Floating House via Dwell.com

How could  I resist sharing this post from our friends at Dwell.com. This one of a kind floating house is owned by Doug and Becca Worple and located on Lake Huron. It’s actually connected to an island by it’s very own footbridge, and, of course, guests can only arrive by boat to the lower level of the home. Check out the full slideshow here—you will not be disappointed! […]

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