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Neutral living room

Easy Makeovers: A Neutral Color Scheme

A neutral palette could be bland, but you can change the mood by adding texture, accent hues and pattern to the mix. This living room starts with a…

Blue bedroom makeover detail

DIY Ideas: Makeover Your Room

Everyone loves a good makeover. We do, too, which is why we’ve reimagined every room in our house plus those of friends and relatives. No matter what space…

Sketch book

Home Basics: Top Tools for Your Decorating Tote

Getting ready to redo a room? Keep these simple items on hand in a grab-ad-go tote, whether you’re working on a makeover design or out scouting the shops….

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Easy Makeovers: Create a Landing Library

An underused corner landing off a stairway becomes a cozy and functional reading room with the addition of comfy furnishings, smart storage and creative accents.   After a…

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Girlfriend Getaway: Shopping the Junk Bonanza

Grab your gal pals for the weekend (September 20-22) and head to Junk Bonanza, one of the Midwest’s premiere vintage markets.   Showcasing vintage finds, antiques and repurposed…

Jelly With Spoon

Home Basics: Easy-to-Make Strawberry Jam

It’s that time of year—your kitchen garden and farmer’s markets are winding down for the season. Whether you’re new to canning or an old hand at preserving your…

Barn party

Entertaining Ideas: Throw a Fall Outdoor Party

Conjure up an outdoor party that gives your fall get-together a breath of fresh air. Enchanting and informal, this  set-up makes the most of an underused space. Containers of plants and floral textiles bring the…

Blanket chest after painting

DIY Makeover: Renew an Old Blanket Chest

Give your room a storage boost while renewing an old hope or blanket chest with a posh paint finish.   Once upon a time, many homes had a…

Canning Peaches

Easy DIY Ideas: The Mighty Mason Jar

You just can’t beat the all-around usefulness and charm of the simple and humble Mason jar. Developed for home canning and pickling, they’re easy-to-find, affordable (expect to pay $2-3 for…

Back to School

Dorm Decor

Now that you have dorm storage nailed down, you’ll want your room to look good, too. The year of excellence can’t really begin without you totally digging your…

Back to School

Dorm Storage

Another school year is about to begin. Get ready with these super stylish storage solutions that you might not have considered yet. Although generally tiny and shared spaces,…

Pallet bar set up for a party

DIY Garden Ideas: Make a Pallet Bar

Shipping pallets serve as free framing materials for an eye-catching watering hole. See how simple and affordable it is to create a party-worthy outdoor pallet bar.   The…