- Martha Stewart | Decorating Guide | Mon, Jul 23, 2012 4:02 PM EDT | Comments
Home decorating is not all about paint colors and expensive furniture, playing with texture is a great way to add unique touches to any room.
Embellish a Classic Piece
The frames of these rectangular mirrors are smartly outfitted in midnight-blue velvet ribbon. Lined up next to one another and hung above a buffet, they add sophistication and catch the light in the room.
Velvet Ribbon How-To
Use a wooden frame and velvet ribbon a bit wider than the frame's width.
1. Make a paper template of one of the frame's sides, mimicking the mitered corners.
2. Paint frame's inner and outer edges in a color similar to that of the ribbon. Cut ribbon slightly longer than the template, and then iron on strips of fusing to the back of the ribbon.
3. With a pencil, trace template onto fusing. Cut out. Repeat for other three sides. Place each ribbon, fusing side down, on frame; with a towel on top, iron on a low setting to adhere.
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- Casasugar | Decorating Guide | Fri, Jul 20, 2012 1:53 PM EDT | CommentsSource: 13 Door Knockers to Add Personality and Style to Your Entrance
Update a lackluster entrance by adorning your door with an eye-catching door knocker and a fresh coat of paint. Like jewelry for your home, door knockers are a simple way to dress up an entrance. And since it's the first thing guests will see before entering your home, experiment with bolder options that give a taste of your personality and decorating style.
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- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Decorating Guide | Wed, Jul 11, 2012 5:35 PM EDT | Comments
having more space and complain about being overwhelmed by clutter, one Brooklyn couple has found a way to live comfortably in just 240 square feet -- a space smaller than a one-car garage.... While most people dream of Read More »
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Writer and photographer Erin Boyle, 28, and her fiance, biologist James Casey, 30, share a 240-square-foot apartment in Brooklyn Heights, which they described to the New York Post as "dungeon-esque."
"Our last apartment was in Providence, Rhode Island," Boyle told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. "It was probably around 1,000 square feet, though I admit, I never took a tape measure to it."
They moved to Brooklyn in June 2011, and their main living space -- which includes their kitchen, dining table, and living room -- is a mere 140 square feet. The $1,500-a-month studio also has tiny bathroom off to one side, a 4-square-foot closet in the hallway, and a sleeping loft built over the kitchen; a curtained-of
- Fri, Jul 13, 2012 12:10 PM EDT | CommentsWho would have thought that a few pieces of tape could add color and personality to a room? With minimal cost and maximum creativity, here are a few examples of how to create impact with this simple adhesive. For more ideas, visit Remodelista.
- Tue, Jul 3, 2012 11:50 AM EDT | CommentsIt seems that today American families have more possessions and less space than ever before. In new book Life at Home in the 21st Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors , anthropologists from UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, working with photographer Enzo Ragazzini, documented the chaos and clutter in 32 ordinary middle class homes. The takeaway? Those junk rooms, piles of cords and overstuffed cabinets looks just as bad as you fear they do.--Erica Boorstein
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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 …