September 2016

Living room makeover in yellow and blue

DIY Makeovers: A Living Room Update

By asking herself how she really wanted to use her underperforming living room to function, a homeowner creates a multipurpose space that becomes central to the house.  …

Window treatment

Decorating Know-How: Curtain Call

Every designer knows that a good pair of drapery panels can add impact to a room by raising the apparent height of ceilings, visually widening windows, and affecting…

Shutter wall detail

Easy DIY Ideas: Vintage-Inspired Artwork

Make your own wall coverings, groupings, or artwork by gathering and showcasing vintage finds and collectibles. Metal LP cover frames are just the right size and depth for…

Trios on storage shelf

Simple Storage Solutions: Be Shelf Savvy

Make a basic shelf unit the starring storage solution in your home. Then, jazz them up with lively pattern and colorful accents to give your room a new…

Country bedroom

Easy DIY Ideas: Repurposed Furnishings

Faced with a tight budget? Under-furnished rooms? Check out these fab furnishings ingeniously built from an array of objects. Put your imagination into play, and within a weekend…

Vintage books

Easy DIY Ideas: Projects with Old Books

Bring the bookworm aesthetic out of the library and into any room of your home. No matter how much you love to read, there are bound to be old…

Stack of vintage books

Easy DIY Ideas: By the Book

Don’t toss old damaged volumes. Use those loose bindings and book pages to make beautiful accents that will add texture and character to your decor.   If you’re…

Market flowers Portobello Road

Easy DIY Projects: Flea Market Floral Ideas

Show off your bountiful blooms in vintage vessels. Floral trimmings from the backyard always look best in a casual outfit, so skip the crystal vase and opt instead…

Bar cart

Entertaining Ideas: Labor Day Cocktails

Got plans for the Labor Day weekend? Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or just chilling with your SO, these flavor-filled cocktails are the ideal way to celebrate.  …