Laura and Ray each have a keen eye for aesthetics, and a home chock full of fun things to look at. However, it's expertly arranged in a way that doesn't make you feel overwhelmed. Here are three projects that help you get the look of their living room and bring it to your own home.

1. Abstract art is everywhere on design blogs these days, with good reason. Lindsay from Little House Blog shows us average folks how to create a painting that's high on style and low in cost.

2. Laura and Ray's bright teal brick fireplace is, without a doubt, the focal point of their living room. If you have a similar feature, the DIY Network shows you how to paint brick correctly.

3. Tables made from tree slabs add a great organic touch to rooms, and have the added bonus of being easy to make. 17 Apart takes you step by step through the process.