- Mon, Aug 13, 2012 4:46 PM EDT | CommentsFiguring out what to do with all of the artwork your kids create can be a real challenge! Of course you don't want to throw them away, but how can you display them without creating a mess? Well, I say bring the art gallery home using your little one's very own masterpieces! Check out these 7 creative ways to showcase your kid's artwork and still be able to keep your home chic and organized! - By Gabrielle Blair
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- Oprah.com | Decorating Guide | Thu, Aug 9, 2012 5:19 PM EDT | CommentsFeel free to mix three (or more) different patterns--just try to link them with common hues.
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- Country Living | Decorating Guide | Thu, Aug 9, 2012 4:49 PM EDT | Comments
Look inside the 250-square-foot kitchen that Country Living constructed with the help of architect Ruard Veltman and Top Chef Masters winner Marcus Samuelsson. Here, 6 tips to take "cooking out" to exhilarating new heights.
1. Go with the grain. "I like a kitchen with personality," says Marcus Samuelsson, "rather than some sterile white box." Architect Ruard Veltman introduced character-not clutter-by cladding the walls in reclaimed barn wood from Tall Cotton Supply. A vintage sign from Repop contributes an extra dose of folksy charm.
Bright Idea: A trash chute cut into the island gets rid of food-prep trimmings fast.
Plus: We also built a 250-square-foot guest bedroom cottage. Take a tour! »
2. Forget the work triangle. In a space this tight, it's not like point A is ever that from point B. So Veltman moved the Whirlpool refrigerator and double overs off to one side, behind abbreviated walls that lend a sense of separation but refuse to chop up the room.
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- This Old House Magazine | Decorating Guide | Mon, Aug 13, 2012 4:43 PM EDT | Comments
Turn the house you have into the home of your dreams one easy upgrade at a time! With a little DIY, you can do a few micro-makeovers to boost architectural interest and character throughout your home. Let's get started with the stairs. (And you can look forward to posts on bath vanities, kitchen sinks, counters, and backsplashes, entryways, and much more-every Monday from This Old House!) -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com
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The newel post and balusters get all the attention, while the exposed side of most staircases is largely ignored. But with the addition of decorative stair brackets, a bland stringer can become an elegant eye-catcher. Get the look with just a few hours of DIY. See the full step-by-step instructions here.
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PICK OF THE DAY
When you begin to tackle your springtime and Easter decorating, an excellent place to start is with your mantel! But before you spring for those store-bought decorations, why not tap into your creative side and embellish this piece of your home with a few personalized pieces you already have lying around? If you're not sure how to start, I've got a roundup of easy-to-mimic mantels that are sure to inspire. Click through for 7 simple ways to brighten up your mantel for spring! - By Jacinda Boneau