Posts tagged "home decor"

Things I Need In My Life Right Now: Japanese Bread Beds

Amelia sent me a link to these crazy-amazing Japanese “bread beds” this morning, and I’ve spent every second since trying to figure out how I can replace all of the furniture in my house with different plush pastries. So far I’m pretty set on swapping out my bed for a few toast cushions, the couch…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 27, 2013

Home Inspiration: Black And White Stripes

Bold black and white stripes are a huge fashion trend right now, but I think they look even better decorating your house than they do hanging in your closet. Whether you choose a throw pillow, ottoman, shower curtain, or cute kitchen accessories, these chic stripes add an edgy, graphic feel to any space. Mix and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 20, 2013

New App From IKEA Puts Furniture Directly In Your Home

IKEA is one of my favorite places in this world. Everything is colorful and beautiful, the prices are good, and HELLO,  Swedish meatballs. However, if you don’t feel quite so strongly about IKEA and would rather avoid a few extra trips to their labyrinthine stores, this new app may be just what you have bee…

By: Mary Odell / August 11, 2013

5 Ways To Decorate Your Dorm Room So It Doesn’t Look Like A Dorm Room

Living in a dorm is an important milestone of college life, but it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing experience. Case in point: one of my friend’s freshman year dorm room had a giant drain in the middle of the floor, like an easy-to-hose-out dog kennel for humans. Charming, right? Last year, my coworkers compiled this great

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 6, 2013

10 Celebrity Prayer Candles (And Suggested Prayers For Each One)

I recently bought myself a Dolly Parton prayer candle (because hello, it was $7 and I truly do view her as a powerful, sequined deity), and let me tell you: I’m pretty sure my repeated requests for for bigger hair and sassier comebacks are paying off. Since lighting it, I can even hit the high…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 29, 2013

Random Home Inspiration: Curiosity Shops

One of my weaknesses has always been eccentric little shops with tapestries hung in the front window and oh-my-God-are-those-real human skulls displayed on shelves. Bonus points if there is a woman behind the counter who resembles a character from “Hocus Pocus.” I could spend hours smelling all the essential oils and digging through the assortment…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 16, 2013

Home Inspiration: 10 Crazy Cool Bookshelves

I am of the mind that there is no such thing as an ugly bookshelf. As long as it has books on it, preferably a few old ones that I can open and smell shamelessly, any collection of books — whether messy or organized, displayed on an antique or an IKEA — is beautiful. That…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 19, 2013

10 Ways To Make Your House Guests Love You Forever

My brother and his girlfriend are visiting me in Nashville this week, and I’m so excited (and honestly, a little nervous) to host my first real live house guests. I mean, I’ve had friends crash on my couch for a night or two at various apartments, but I’ve never really had people fly to a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 14, 2013

Home Inspiration: 10 DIY Lamp Shade Ideas

My home office is so poorly lit that all of my video chats with far-flung friends start off with them saying something along the lines of, “Oh it’s so nice to see…umm…a vague outline of your face!” Obviously I need a new desk lamp. I’ve been scouring thrift stores for cheap options, and let me tell you,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 10, 2013

Home Inspiration: 10 Shelves And Bins For Storing Vinyl Records

Julie and her boyfriend Evan both own a ton of records, and when they moved in together and blended their collections, their vinyl library got even bigger. Awesome, right? The only problem: it can be tough to figure out how to organize and store all those heavy LPs. I scouted out 10 different vinyl storage…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 2, 2013

Poll: Should I Give This Ugly Chair A Makeover?

So you guys may remember The Ugly Desk, which I bought on a whim and de-uglified with a couple coats of teal paint. Ready for part two of the saga? The Ugly Desk came with an Ugly Chair, pictured above. This chair might actually be uglier than the desk — the style and fabric are…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 29, 2013

Home Inspiration: 7 Stylish Ways To Organize Your Sunglasses

I gave away three-quarters of my sunglasses when I moved, but I still have a substantial hoarding problem collection. If you love sunglasses as much as I do, then you know they’re not just accessories, but works of art that deserve to be displayed! Looking for a fun way to store (and show off) your sunnies that…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 15, 2013

Weekend Project: Organize Your Cluttered Cords

This Weekend Project isn’t so much a project as one-step tip that will help you organize the terrifying jungle of cords that are bundled up behind your desk and TV stand. Collect bread tags and label cords at each end to cut out all that time you spend trying to figure out where in the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 11, 2013

Weekend Project: DIY Glitter Vases

It’s finally that time of year: stores are starting to fill with beautiful spring flowers. Do you have something beautiful to display your blooms? If your definition of beautiful is SPARKLY (as mine is), then you’ll want to check out these super cute DIY glitter vases. In three easy steps, transform a plain ol’ jar…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 4, 2013

Weekend Project: DIY Shower Stickers

I’m not a big fan of a lot of the text-based decorating trends that Pinterest obsesses over (ahem, “Live, Laugh, Love” wall decals, I’m looking at you), but when I saw these cute DIY shower stickers, I must admit I was thoroughly charmed. I think it’s because, like many people, I do some of my…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 27, 2013

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Pretty Pots And Planters

You wouldn’t be able to tell by the weather, but it is officially spring! For me, the new season means filling my house with fresh flowers and potted plants to celebrate the end of dull, dead winter. If you’re looking for a pot or planter to house your spring blooms, look no further than Etsy,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 22, 2013

The Bed Bath & Beyond Towel-Stacking Scam That Will Blow Your Mind

You know that giant wall of flawlessly folded, neatly stacked towels at Bed Bath & Beyond? The one that makes you feel like maybe there is some kind of order in this crazy, unpredictable world we live in? Well, as you can see, those perfectly folded towels aren’t perfectly folded at all–it’s just one towel…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 25, 2013

Vanilla Ice Has His Own Line Of Chandeliers And Wall Sconces Now

Unfortunately, an opportunity was completely squandered and Ice — nee Robert Van Winkle — did not name his lighting company Lights Lights Baby. Check out a couple of different videos featuring Ice talking rather passionately about lighting at the link. [Laughing Squid]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 5, 2013

Transform Your Home Into A Tropical Island Getaway

My office is not exactly an example of cleanliness and tranquility (once I left a half-eaten veggie burger under my easel for so long it started to grow arms and legs), but the scent of this Island Vanilla soy candle is so lovely and intoxicating that I can light it and close my eyes and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 28, 2013

Weekend Project: Make A Cozy Sweater Pillow Cover

It’s waaaayyyy too cold to leave the house this weekend, so make the most of your indoor time by transforming an old sweater into a cozy new pillow cover. The process is surprisingly easy, and when you’re done you can cuddle up with the fruits of your labor and take a nice, long nap. [Brassy

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 26, 2013
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