Who doesn't like to get a little bang for their buck? If you're interested in a weekend project that won't take much time but will have a big impact on the look of your home, then check out these three videos from our archives.
I've been thinking a lot about painting our floors — and whether this is an insane undertaking or a project that could turn out perfectly. However, I'm very encouraged by this amazing tutorial for stenciling and sealing a bathroom floor. With the right amount of hard work and patience, this gorgeous (and cheap!) project might just be worth the effort.
Project by: Copper Gyer Design Client: the designer's daughter Location: Santa Monica, California
The colorful, fluid ceiling in this girl's nursery is visually arresting and lends a diverse color palette for the rest of the room to draw upon. Designer Copper Gyer calls the ceiling "groovy": I joke that my daughter and I lie on the floor and listen to Pink Floyd, which actually does happen.
I've posted pictures of similar techniques before, but what I found both exciting and challenging about this project was the location — it’s an intriguing room architecturally, and it’s also located in a big house in the woods.
Sometimes "before" pictures aren't disgusting nightmares that leave you horrified. Sometimes they are perfectly nice, but the owner was just sick and tired of looking at the same layout or piece of furniture. We've all been there and so was Bethany, who'd grown weary of seeing this dark brown trellis pattern first thing after walking in the door. She made a few crucial tweaks without spending a dime — including a mini IKEA hack — and wound up refreshed.
Pumpkins are hard to come by in London, since Halloween is a fairly new adopted American holiday over in the UK, and there isn't much room for a pumpkin patch in the city. Being relegated to smaller pumpkins found in the grocery store means that there isn't much surface area to carve out the traditional jack-o-lantern face — but we've got lots of alternatives.
We often highlight homes with bright and colorful front doors. And with good reason: it's often the first impression one takes in of your home. While the front entrance should be given great consideration, as these pictures prove, colorful shutters can be another element to boost your home's curb appeal.
When designer and blogger Joy Cho (of Oh Joy!) needed to renovate a new workspace in Hollywood, she called on her friend, HGTV Design Star winner Emily Henderson. If this sounds like a match made in design heaven, it was — and the resulting space makes use of a clever quick fix that anyone can do at home.
A design as sophisticated as this mid-century inspired dresser from West Elm doesn't need any tinkering. But sometimes, you want to inject a little of your own personality into the piece, as Sonja Rasula did here.