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Wednesday April 23rd, 2014

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DIY Project: Fabric Covered Photo Mats

We all love a good gallery wall but, depending on the artwork, it can sometimes feel a little disjointed. One simple, and super chic solution is to use the same color mat in multiple frames to unify the look. The end result is totally bespoke and it’s simpler than wrapping a gift. I choose to…

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Wednesday April 16th, 2014

Thursday April 10th, 2014

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Arrangement of The Month: Spring Wreath

Although the so-called “first day of spring” was a few weeks ago, it only just started to feel like spring around these parts this week—and I can not even begin to describe how happy this makes me! After a winter that—even by historical standards—was unbearably oppressive, the onset of warmer weather has left all of us…

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Wednesday April 9th, 2014

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DIY Project: Arrow Light

When I saw Lindsey Adelman’s You Make It Chandelier I knew it was a project I had to try. I created one of my own for this kitchen makeover, so when it came time to update the exposed bulb dangling from the ceiling in my entryway I thought I would revisit the project with a…

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Wednesday April 2nd, 2014

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DIY Project: Floral Garland Mirror

This simple oval mirror is bedecked with a tone-on-tone paper floral garland, giving it a romantic but understated update. Drawing inspiration from springtime blossoms, I mimicked the forms of ferns, fritillaria, and magnolia in my garland. You can replicate any flower form you like, even varying them for spring, summer and fall flowers.  -Natalie Click…

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DIY Project: Jewelry Display Wall Hanging

For me, it’s totally rare to find any sort of jewelry display I actually like, let alone would actually display. And with my crazy macrame and copper obsession right now, I thought they would combine to make the perfect jewelry holder: one that would do double duty as a wall hanging and organizer. This would…

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Wednesday March 26th, 2014

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DIY Project: Upholstered Door

Design*Sponge | DIY Project: Upholstered Door

When I moved into my circa-1910 row house in Brooklyn, all the doors were original to the building except one: the door to our home office. This anonymous-looking hollow-core door was totally out of sync with the rest of the house. So after some consideration I decided to turn lemons into lemonade and just embrace…

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DIY Project: Painted Drinking Glasses

I’m a big fan of quick makeovers – projects that take only a few minutes to make, but make a big difference. This painted drinking glass project is a great example. In just a few steps, your drinking glasses become personalized and the possibilities for variations are endless. -Emma Noréhn Click through for the full…

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10 Creative Staircases

I grew up in a ranch house and always wished for a staircase. I think it had something to do with Father of the Bride and Kimberly Williams on the stairs –  when she brings her fiancé home and floats down the stairs wearing a LBD (and then later in her wedding dress).  I wanted…

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Monday March 24th, 2014

Wednesday March 19th, 2014

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DIY Project: Twill Woven Stool

This practical little footstool brings a pop of color and graphic pattern to a room with its bright woven surface. The simple twill weave creates diagonal bands, giving you the opportunity to to turn stripes into chevrons or diamonds just by reversing the pattern. -Natalie Photos above by Max Tielman Click through for the full…

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DIY Project: China Pattern Pillows

You can easily bring a bit of cottage charm to your linens by adding an elegant china pattern motif. Using antique serveware patterns (or your family’s own china pattern), you can create a stencil that instantly updates your kitchen or bed linens with a blue and white makeover. I created a template you can download…

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Wednesday March 12th, 2014

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DIY Project: Simple Magazine Holder

Sometimes my favorite DIY projects are the simplest ones. Emma Noréhn from Design and Form created this clever magazine holder for us that uses only a few supplies and takes just a moment to make. Rather than bulking magazines together, Emma’s project is all about highlighting a favorite magazine or two that you’re currently reading….

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Wednesday March 5th, 2014

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DIY Project: Campaign Style Cork Board

When it comes to keeping my office organized, I’m always up for new things. Paper stacks and various supplies tend to disappear from my thought if they’re not kept in a visible place. Although so many ways to showcase inspiration surface daily, I’ve found that if organization is the least bit fussy, I won’t do…

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Wednesday February 26th, 2014

Wednesday February 19th, 2014

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DIY Project: Pipe + Leather Wine Rack

Our apartment has few storage options, so we usually just keep our wine on the counter or tucked away above the refrigerator. But for those special bottles that I want to keep out for entertaining, I thought a unique pipe wine rack could do double duty for more storage and for a fun, conversational piece…

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