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Colorful bedroom

3-Step Color: A Pattern-Happy Bedroom

Play with patterns, texture and hues to create a bedroom that delights and dazzles. See how you like the changes you’ve implemented (see our last post), and as you…

Bedroom with pattern

3-Step Color: A Bedroom with Personality

There’s no doubt that the most intriguing rooms are a pleasing play of color, pattern and texture: a multilayered mix that gratifies both the eye and the soul. Power up…

Yellow living room

Easy Makeovers: A Yellow Color Scheme

Building on a neutral blank slate, the mood of your living room can be changed by adding joyous, sunny yellow and other primary colors.   A neutral base…

boho bedroom fully dressed with worldly decorating accents

Easy DIY Ideas: Design a Beautiful Boho Bedroom

Channel your inner hippie: Layer vivid hues, piles of patterns, far-out forms, and handcrafted accents to build a striking Sixties-hip boho chamber.   Wonderfully eclectic, cheerfully chic, and…

den makeover all made up with coffeetable, sofa, chair, side table and tripod lamp

Before & After: A Dynamic Den Do-Over, part 2

Colorful patterns, a fireplace update, and a new energy-efficient patio door turned a dismal den into a comfy spot for entertaining family and friends.   There were some…

floral wall paper pattern

Easy DIY Ideas: A Fab Floral Entry

Give your entry a fresh façade and create a welcoming foyer for guests with these joyful floral-inspired projects.   Fashion a dazzling entry wall with paper from York…

Bar Cart Overall

Easy DIY Ideas: IKEA Bar Cart Hack

Get ready to entertain in style with this simple makeover. An easy facelift and some clever accents and you’ve got a drinks station that will grace dining room,…

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Easy DIY Ideas: A Very Vintage Guestroom

Give a plain-Jane guestroom some vintage character with linens, accents, and repurposed furnishings—just in time for holiday visitors. Our antique quilt has inspired us again (you may remember…

Country style dining room detail

Designer Secrets: Mix Pattern Like a Pro

Pattern is the easiest way to add character to a room. The important thing is to ensure a visual rhythm.   It’s always easiest to start with one…

Blue, Yellow and Neutral living room detail

Decorating Makeover: Add Color in Three Easy Stages

Decorating shouldn’t be intimidating, but it can seem overwhelming if you’re contemplating a whole-room redo all at once. Give yourself a break and the permission to go about…

Dining room makeover overall

Before & After: A Family-Centric Dining Room

After refashioning their kitchen (which you can see here), creative homeowners energize the adjacent dining room with meaningful mementos presented in surprising ways.   This small dining room…

Painted desk

Create an Office Niche

While we don’t all have the luxury of a dedicated office in our homes, it’s possible to fashion a functional workspace within a small footprint in a living…