Creating a dedicated space for gathering for a meal is more that just finding a table and chairs. You want to create an atmosphere that feels open and inviting even when the table is empty.
Take time to incorporate elements that you find beautiful, or as one of my client says, "Oooh, that makes me happy!" Things that evoke that reaction are the things that speak to the soul.
No one wants to spend any more time indoors during the summer than necessary. At least if you're like me.
When I started designing my home, like most home owners, I had two boundary conditions and one wish - budget and individual expression, and a high end cohesive end result.
My home is my nest and by far my favorite place on earth to be. That's why it's so important for me to keep it feeling fresh and welcoming. Here are seven of my simple DIYs to help you add a little something extra to your home this summer.
Your outdoor space should be chic, sharp, and one of casual sophistication extending throughout the home, from inside to outside. Fabrics and materials, once only used inside, are now gracefully employed on the porch.
It may be tough to see the value in a junkyard full of old wooden shipping pallets, but it turns out they're basically furniture factories in disguise. Save yourself some money and consider upcycling them by trying out one of these surprisingly simple projects.
As an early description of the male species, Cro-Magnons had a strong and hardy robust build. The body was generally heavy, strong and muscular. Somehow through the changes of time, powerful thinking of the Cro-Magnon male hasn't progressed when it comes to changes in their home.
The LiliLite, which hit its fundraising goal on Kickstarter, is a triple threat for book-lovers. It stows tomes, sheds light and even bookmarks your page. Made of steamed plywood, the z-shaped shelf mounts to the wall above your bed
Ah, Amazon. The online retailer we all know and love, famous for tricking us into spending extra money without even knowing it, particularly around midnight and after a couple glasses of wine (why yes Amazon, I think I DO need 1500 live ladybugs.)
The bedroom is the heart of our home, our most intimate space. The bedroom is the room that recharges us, holds our secrets, and provides refuge. No piece of furniture is as important as our bed, the bedroom's centerpiece. For me, a comfortable bed is key to my bedroom and comfortable for me means soft and warm.
Presenting a quick tutorial on how to turn the Ikea Nornäs dresser into a perfectly lacquered and brass-hardware-embellished foyer console. See how it's done.
Staying put this summer? Even if you're not taking a luxurious cruise, vacationing in Greece, or spending a month at your beach house, you can get the full vaca experience right at home. All you need are a few DIY updates to turn your house into an oasis of relaxation and bliss!
Peanut allergies, crippling fears of germs, abominable political views--houseguests can be full of surprises. Put your best self--and home--forward wi...
Knowing a reliable custom framer in your town is essential if you love to hang art. But that sinking feeling when you see the price tag at pickup is almost inevitable. If it leaves you wondering if there's a less expensive way, the good news is that there is!
It's a known fact that buyers are attracted to pretty, de-cluttered homes when searching for their newest piece of real estate. A lesser known fact, is what truly attracts a buyer, psychologically speaking.