Posts tagged "home decor"

DIY Holiday: 10 Crafty Ways To Decorate Your Home

You can drink a truckload of peppermint mochas and cram your closet full of festive sweaters, but it never really feels like the holiday season until you decorate your house for the occasion. Want to try some DIY decorations this year? We’ve got the inspiration–click through for 10 fun projects that will bring the holiday…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 11, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: Country Home Style

Around this time every year I start wishing that my Portland apartment was a quaint, cozy cottage out in the middle of nowhere. My fantasy country home would have a big fireplace, a pie in the oven at all times, and all those charming little details that make country living feel special (Plaid blankets! Vintage…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 27, 2012

New Life Goal: Store Everything In Stackable Bottles

As soon as I saw these recycled glass stacking bottles, my mind started racing with all the things I wanted to store in them. I think I’ll use the large set to keep oils and vinegars in the kitchen, and the small set to keep bubble bath and body wash in the bathroom. And the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 20, 2012

Home Inspiration: 11 Super Pretty Decorative Pillows

I just moved into a new apartment, and the state of my couch pillows is rather pathetic. With that in mind, I’ve found 12 decorative pillows that would look great in my — and your — living room. Click through to see them all!

By: Julie Gerstein / November 9, 2012

Smell The World Through Rose-Tinted Candles

Seriously, how lovely is this candle? Not only is it made of hand-poured soy wax, it’s infused with a subtle tea rose scent. Another reason to love it? Once it’s all used up, you can wash out the holder and voila: you’ve got a beautiful pink Moroccan print glass, perfect for sipping cocktails or displaying…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 6, 2012

Row, Row, Row Your Soapdish

It’s a soapdish! It’s a tub stopper! It’s … both! How cute is this rowboat-shaped soapdish, which is attached to a tub stopper on a chain? You’ll always have your soap nearby when you’re reading in the bath and look hella cute doing it, too. Now, if this darling little boat floats on top of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2012

Weekend Project: Make An Old School Card Catalog!

One of my interior design dreams has always been to have an old school card catalog in my house. I’d love to use it for organizing recipes, jewelry, craft supplies, or just general storage. I could spend hours scouring garage sales to find an antique one, plunk down some serious cash for a reproduction, or…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 15, 2012

Home Inspiration: Fall Is In The Air

We’re all a little bummed out that summer is over, but hey, if you can ignore the rapidly shrinking amount of daylight, there’s a lot to look forward to about the fall, namely: pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, Halloween parties, and a whole array of delicious baked goods (just wait til you guys see some…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 7, 2012

Take A Tour Of Gloria Steinem’s Fabulous NYC Apartment

As Gloria Steinem walks Oprah through the beautiful and elaborately decorated NYC apartment she’s lived in since 1966, it’s hard to imagine that until recently, she treated it as a temporary home. “For years and years and years I lived out of cardboard boxes,” says Steinem. “I was brought up to think you didn’t make…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 2, 2012

7 Grown-Up Versions Of Childhood Craft Projects

The other day, Amelia and I got to talking about this awesome DIY lampshade. “It’s like papier maché for adults,” I said, which led us into a brief discussion about how to spell “papier-mâché,” which led us into a much longer discussion about all the childhood craft projects we missed. Dreamcatchers! Decoupage! Friendship bracelets! But…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 30, 2012

Home Is Where You Lay Your Jane Austen Doormat

Jane Austen was the original homebody. She knew how to make the most of her alone time. Remind yourself that there’s nowhere else you’d rather be than curled up, reading a book alone in bed every time you approach your front door. And if you have any visitors — a Mr. Darcy or a Mr.

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 27, 2012

Weekend Project: Whirled Yarn Lampshade

If you’re in need of a new hanging lampshade and looking for an excuse to play with balloons and glue this weekend, do I have the project for you! This whirled yarn lampshade is not only a striking piece of home decor, it looks fairly simple to make (yes, really), as long as you don’t…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 25, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: 10 Marvelous Mousepads To Decorate Your Desk

I had such a case of the Mondays this week and accidentally spilled coffee all over my mousepad. My search for a replacement brought me to Etsy, where I found tons of cute, unique options that would add a hearty dose of style and personality to any desk. Ready to give your mouse a smooth…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 17, 2012

Weekend Project: Make Your Own Himmeli Mobile!

I love adding 3D design elements to a room but I hate adding clutter to surfaces, so I’m totally on board with any cool thing that hangs from the ceiling. Pretty sure this himmeli mobile is the definition of “cool thing that hangs from the ceiling.” Commonly used as Christmas decorations in Finland, these unique…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 4, 2012

The Third Bloom’s A Charm

I love keeping single stems of flowers around the house because they’re beautiful, whimsical, and way cheaper than buying a whole bouquet. This awesome bud vase lets you choose three perfect stems at the flower shop (or, if you’re lucky, from you backyard garden) and display them together in a wire basket. Wouldn’t this be…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 9, 2012

Weekend Project: Make A Fabric Wall Pocket!

In my endless quest to de-clutter my house and become more like one of those minimalist Danish people that get featured in O magazine, I’m trying to keep household surfaces clear. Despite my best efforts, there are always a few necessities–sunglasses, pens, save-the-date cards, etc.–floating around my living room. This adorable fabric wall pocket i…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 7, 2012

Dive Into This Beautiful Photograph

I’m drawn to art that evokes a strong emotional reaction, and when I look at this beautifully simple picture, a feeling of calmness and freedom washes over me. I’d love to hang this in my office and look into those endless ripples of water whenever I get stressed out. [$60 for 11″ x 14″ print,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 25, 2012

Etsy Spotlight: Irreverent Embroidery

The #1 most embroidered phrase in history is probably “Home Sweet Home,” closely followed by “Bless This House” and “Live, Laugh, Love.” Those saccharine sentiments are nice and all, but we prefer our embroidery to have a little bit more edge, which is where Etsy comes in. Click through to check out 8 examples of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 24, 2012

Feel The Pull Of Gorgeous Gemstone Magnets

This gorgeous collection of gemstones right here? They’re all magnets, which means you can bring some of nature’s colorful splendor into your home, and, specifically, stick it onto your refrigerator. That hot pink agate up at the top is just begging to display this week’s grocery list, don’t you think? [$36 for set of 8,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 18, 2012

Life Dream Status: A Bed That Makes Itself

One of my favorite perks of being an adult is that no one yells at me to make my bed every day. Now, thanks to a Spanish furniture company’s new invention, I can yell at my bed to make itself. It’s called the Smart Bed, and at the touch of a button, it smooths the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 12, 2012
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