DIY the Style: Projects Inspired by Allison Burke's Modern Mix

DIY the Style: Projects Inspired by Allison Burke's Modern Mix

Dabney Frake
Aug 30, 2013

When Allison's home popped up here the other day, I knew I wanted to do one of these posts. I pored over every room, analyzing and loving each of them. The home is simple, with smart and tasteful style choices, alongside some really great art. All this spells good news for DIYers who like the look and want to try making similar stuff at home. Here are three resources to get you started (while I'm starting to think about painting my kitchen cabinets green).

1. If I knitted, one of these colorful and multi-functional poufs (full instructions from Pickles) would go straight to the top of my To Do list. They seem pretty straightforward to make, and require only two skeins of yarn. Hey, make more than one, then send one to me! Thanks.

2. The "fauxdenza" is already a DIY classic, and will forever live happily in our handmade hearts. Originated by Anna of Doorsixteen (along with the term "fauxdenza"), it's been replicated by thousands* of eager beaver homeowners. Morgan of The Brick House shows you how to get her done.

3. Jacquelyn over at Style Me Pretty pulled off a pretty sophisticated abstract, giving unartistic types everywhere hope for the future. On the Bob Ross Scale of Difficulty**, I'd give it a three out of five paintbrushes.

*possible hyperbole
**completely fictional

(Image: Apartment Therapy/Allison Burke's Modern Mix House Tour)

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