My enthusiasm for measuring things is something of a joke around my house. At any moment I might jump up, grab my tape measure, and start measuring walls, windows, furniture, trim, etc. You name it, and I've probably measured it several times over.
Moving into a new place means lots of little unfinished spots that need solutions, which means spending both time and money. Jennifer dressed up this window corner quickly, stylishly and for less that you would think possible. Check it out...
When you want to transform either the look and/or function of an existing piece of furniture, try adding casters. Whatever it is, a set of wheels will make it better. Suddenly, it's on the move, flexible, and looks kind of badass too. If you’ve never thought to do it before, here are eight interesting ideas and applications….
The changing of the seasons is the perfect time to give your home a little refresh. It doesn't have to be a grueling or expensive project — something as simple as swapping out your pillows and throws, adding a new potted container to your entry, or painting your front door a bold new color — can make a big impact. This month in my home, I'm going to address my window treatments.
We live in a typical Chicago apartment with a really long skinny layout. When you enter our apartment the foyer and hallway are the first things you see so they really needed some TLC. When we first moved in to the apartment the foyer and hallway were painted in a yellow glaze and the only light fixtures were flush mounted glass domes from the 80’s.
Mexican blankets are a great way to pack a punch of color and style without spending much money (many ring in under $20.) Whether draped over a sofa, the foot of a bed, used as a tablecloth or on a picnic, they make everything feel a bit more festive. Here are a few of our favorite inspiring examples of how to make the look work around the house.
Just because it's officially Autumn doesn't mean your outdoor fun has to be done. In fact, I think the cooler temperatures that we begin to feel in the fall make it the perfect time of year to sit yourself down on the front porch and enjoy a few sips of whatever warms you up. Even if you've got nothing more than a tiny entryway to work with, this is the time of year to set up your stoop for Autumn's prime porch sitting. So grab a stair and get started with one of these impactful ideas.
In a shift away from minimalism, one of the style directions of the year is layered, textured and mismatched. Embroidery can be a great way to add in a bit of texture, color and play with prints as well as adding a layer of tactile richness to your decor. Here are a few of our favorite pieces to help you get the look.
If you're still rockin' a plain jane door then you're missing an opportunity to add a ton of personality to your space. After all, it's a small, manageable, low-commitment area that's just begging for some color, pattern or texture. Here's the inspiration you need to add all three!