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Decorating Know-How: How to Hang a Gallery Wall

A yawning empty wall space over a sofa, in a hallway, or over a dining room sideboard can be daunting. One large artwork is an easy option but…

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Easy DIY Ideas: Get Creative with 2018’s Color of the Year

Facing a long winter after the busyness of the holidays can leave you feeling a little flat. Try injecting a bit of drama and imagination into ho-hum aspects…

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The Year in Review: What We Learned in 2017

Another year gone and one in which we celebrated our second year in the blogosphere. The learning curve is still pretty steep but we feel like we’re making…

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Happy New Year 2018!

Wishing you and yours a joyous and safe New Year and a prosperous and positive 2018! The Caruth Studio team

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Easy Entertaining Ideas: Midcentury Bar

Get ready for New Year’s celebrations with a unique bar setup that’s as much a focal point as it is a libation station.   Almost any cabinet can…

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Easy Entertaining Ideas: Cocktails for a Crowd

With company coming, you want to put your best entertaining foot forward and enjoy your party at the same time. The best solution? A cocktail or two that…

Entertaining Ideas: Activities for Holiday Guests

The family’s gathered around, you’ve caught up with folks you haven’t seen in a while and exchanged all the latest news and gossip. But, they’re here for another…

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Decorating Know-How: Style a Classic Nightstand

Looking at a cookie-cutter nightstand may lull you to sleep. But wouldn’t it be more fun to count your sheep by a table that reflects your style? Try…

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Easy DIY Ideas: Organize a Vanity

Upgrade a lackluster bedroom or bath by adding a pretty makeup vanity (aka dressing table) with cleverly configured holders.   A large round mirror oversees a midcentury-style dressing…

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Decorating Know-How: Make a Luxury Bed

Imagine a bed so voluptuous and posh that you or your guests can’t wait until bedtime. It’s an irresistible look that’s all about layers, and you can recreate…

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DIY Gift Idea: Make a Patchwork Throw

Looking for a custom gift that’s also cozy and cute? Put some bits and bobs of leftover fabric to (gorgeous!) good use and make a patchwork throw. We’ll…

Gift Guides: Kids and Stocking Stuffers

Few people get more joy out of the holiday season than those who are just kids at heart, or those who are actually under the age of reason….