August 2016

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The Well-Styled Dorm: Necessities for Living

Most dorm rooms come with a bed, closet, desk, and chair but not much in the way of amenities that make life in a tiny space inviting. We’ve…

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The Well-Styled Dorm: Smart Storage for Small Spaces

Creative storage is essential to keep a dorm or small apartment organized and livable. Clutter comes in many forms when you sleep, entertain, study, and chill in just…

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The Well-Styled Dorm: Small Space Decor

Whether you’re heading off to a utilitarian college dormitory or a tiny beige-box (if you’re lucky) apartment, the waning of summer often turns thoughts to maximizing life in a…

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DIY Paint Makeovers: Midcentury Modern, part 2

If you love the midcentury modern look, add some retro style to your room with our easy projects.   Midcentury modern style isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition. After all,…

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DIY Paint Makeovers: Mad About Midcentury, part 1

Add a little midcentury modern to your pad with painted projects that salute starbursts, boomerangs, and all things sleek and chic. Midcentury styling is all about organic shapes…

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Easy DIY Ideas: Make a Corner Library

With a lining of bookcases and a comfy reading chair, an unused space transforms into a cozy, clubby DIY library.   Once a blank wall in a large…

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Easy DIY Makeovers: An Inviting Entry

Greet guests at your door with a light and bright entry. Some paint, a few accents, and renewed furnishings may be all it takes.   Even with white…

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Easy DIY Decor: Redo a Rental

This apartment called for a new lease on life, but a strict rental agreement made redecorating and giving it personality a real challenge. We made it feel like…

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Garden Tour: A Home for Gnomes

After her sons nicknamed her “gnome,” Kathy Penner made it a theme in her charming Midwestern garden.   Once a plain white farmhouse on a former dairy farm,…