Here's what we asked Alexis Moore, a law student from California.
- 28 JanIf you're the creative type who likes to save a few bucks here and there by taking on your own interior design projects, you're probably always looking for fresh sources of inspiration. While it helps to look for ideas online on sites like Houzz and Pinterest, in stores nearby or just around your own home, it's also useful to see what other DIYers like you are doing! To give you a little motivation to get started on your own fun projects, we interviewed two wonderful ladies who have some great tips.Read more »
Here's what we asked Alexis Moore, a law student from California.
- 21 JanRead more »Are you experiencing a post-holiday-décor letdown? Here’s something to cheer you up and satisfy your urge to deck your halls…lace! Start your year off right by using this ultra-romantic fabric in your home. There’s no need to completely change your home décor theme – adding a hint of lace in a few places can quickly transform your space, and give you a fresh look with a vintage feel. Plus, there are several different colors, textures, and patterns available that can complement any existing furnishings. In honor of each month of this new year, we give you 12 vintage lace curtain looks for 2015.#1 - FringedWith lace curtains trimmed in a fun fringe, you’ll get both texture and movement in your
- 6 JanRead more »
Whether you find yourself moving into your very first - and extremely tiny - apartment, or you’re preparing a new home for your family, there’s one piece of home decor that is always going to be a necessity: curtains.
There’s the obvious use for curtains as traditional window coverings, adding a bit of a flair to an otherwise dull space. But if you get a little creative, you can use curtains for a variety of different things, from hiding an unsightly closet to creating a little more privacy in your sleeping area.
First and foremost, a great set of curtains can truly brighten up a living space. But if you’re dealing with a small room, it’s best to choose drapery with minimal print or none at all. This is where going with s
- 17 DecRead more »
Well, the holidays are here and you know what that means…holiday parties! ‘Tis the season for entertaining, from family functions to social soirees. As fun as these gatherings can be, even the most well-behaved house guest can accidentally wreak havoc on your home. It seems that many party staples have great stain-producing potential and, combined with holiday high heels, you’re just asking for trouble. That is, unless you’ve invested in a never-ending supply of Saturn wine glasses.
Well, the holidays are here and you know what that means…holiday parties! ‘Tis the season for entertaining, from family functions to social soirees. As fun as these gatherings can be, even the mos
- 10 DecRead more »
Blackout Cordless Cellular Shades
How many times have you found yourself struggling to get a good night's rest because your existing window treatement fail to block out light around you? It can be downright uncomfortable to wake up in the morning with sunlight directly in your face, but these days, you don't have to - blackout shades can eliminate this problem altogether. Here are some of the key benefits of custom window shades designed to keep out blaring light.
- 3 DecRead more »
Cozy Up for Christmas
When you think of the winter, you likely think of staying warm from the cold. Cozying up next to the fire, snuggling in a warm blanket and drinking hot chocolate with mini marshmallows. With predictions of another frigid winter, you can keep your home warm in both temperature and ambiance with a few simple additions. Read on to discover unique ways you can make your abode cozy this cold season.
One way to keep your home feeling toasty is to add a woodsy element. An easy way to achieve this is with wood window blinds. Not only do they provide elegance and warmth to cozy up a space, they also add a unique style to any room, especially a bedroom
- 19 NovRead more »
Out With The Old, In With The New
Spring cleaning isn’t a new concept. You sift through all the things you’ve acquired over autumn and winter, and you start anew with a more organized home. But in order to accumulate these things, you must do a little of what we like to call fall decorating.
One of the best ways to transition into the colder seasons (besides making more hot chocolate and buying an abundance of sweaters) is to decorate your home with fall and winter decor. Use this time of the year to pack up all your bright-colored decorations and furniture, and turn to darker neutrals, deep reds, and moss greens, perhaps even some golden yellows - think the colors you see on changing leaves.
The first addition to your newly-decorated home should be a rug, simply because it’s easiest to build your other decor around this central focal point. Since you’ll most likely be spending more time indoors during t
- 5 NovRead more »
Common Issues With Window Blinds: How To Troubleshoot and Fix
Blinds can transform your home, add visual interest to an otherwise dull living space, and can help you to mix up the textures and colors in a room. Keeping them clean and functioning can be tedious at times, but can save you the cost of having to replace blinds more often than necessary.
Here are some tips to address a few common issues that occur with window blinds and shades.*
Work with an expert in the area to make sure that the slat holes are cut to match the existing slats. This is not something that can be done remotely.
- Remove the bottomrail plugs to reveal the knotted lift
- 29 OctRead more »
Entertaining on your porch or patio doesn't have to end because summer is over. Stay cool all year long while protecting yourself and your home with Solar Shades. These shades are not just for keeping out the scorching heat. They look great and help you control privacy and light for every part of your home. Additionally, they protect porches and patios from blowing rain and inclement weather.
It can be hard to kick back and relax on
- 22 OctRead more »
When it comes to design, old is always new. Whether you are in the mood for eclectic, traditional, vintage modern, mid-century modern, shabby chic or just about any other style, classic vintage pieces can be easily found at flea markets, garage sales, antique stores, and even the attic. These great additions to your space help express your personality and style while honoring the past. The secret is in the balance.
Here are a few ways to infuse the past into your home to give it an antiquated feel.