Stripes promote order and organization, and a classic black and white color combination demands to be taken seriously. So when a room can combine the two, the result is a workspace with great working mojo that oozes with style.
Tell us about your desk/home office: My new home office serves dual purposes as the headquarters for my blog Design Improvised and the craft room of my dreams! It also happens to be pink. Balanced with some black, white, and gold accents and some bold graphic touches I think it manages to be sophisticated in addition to being girly and fun.
Christine's husband thought she was insane for falling in love with this 113-year old house — it was a mess of 70's faux wood paneling, awkward trim colors and in desperate need of some TLC — but she knew they could reveal its charm with a little elbow grease.
I started collecting ideas for a travel-themed nursery well before I found out that I was pregnant. My husband Chester and I both love to travel and can't wait to share our adventures with our children someday.
Name: Dan Bailey Type of Project: Kitchen remodel Location: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts Type of building: 2nd Floor Condo in a Greek-Revival Row House
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Whenever I watch home renovation shows on TV, everything seems to move along pretty quickly. Watching a complete renovation project unfold over the course of 30 minutes makes it all seem so straightforward. Contractors and subcontractors appear when they’re needed, the work is completed quickly and efficiently, and setbacks are dealt with in a matter of days or hours.
Messy desks can be a productivity suck. If clutter keeps you from being efficient, there are a few ways to prevent the mess from happening. Entrepreneur asked some experts (including Maxwell) for tips on how to keep a desk tidy and ready for work:
We're obsessed with the fun found items all over Sarah & Brian's Salvaged Stories, and especially how the cool gray walls of their entry let the green and white pieces pop. If you're fans of their industrial mod look, here's how to shop the room:
I don't know if it's my East coast childhood memories of busting out the knee socks, but argyle always means fall to me. Argyle sweaters, argyle socks, and argyle scarves are de rigueur in preppy circles, but argyle home decor incorporates well into lots of different styles.
Name: Christine & Pierre Type of Project: Kitchen remodel Location: Montreal, Quebec Type of building: Ground floor apartment of a triplex, 1,100 square feet
The Renovation Diaries are a new collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. See all of our Reno Diaries here.
Well, I didn't think it was possible to screw up grouting, but apparently it is. I guess that's what these renovation diaries are for, dear AT reader - you get the pleasure of learning from our mistakes, mistakes I didn't even think were possible to make! Luckily this was a fixable screw-up that just lost us a few precious hours and earned us bunch of blisters from scrubbing. But I'll get to that in a minute.
Wendy from Designed to Dwell had a perfectly nice formal study, yet she came to a realization I think we've all had at some point: sometimes what we think we like isn't our style after all. Check out how Wendy lightened and brightened to create a completely fresh new room that's much more her.