Posts tagged "home decorating"

Home Improvement: 7 Ways To Cute-ify Your Place For Under $50

Whether "home" to you means a room, an apartment, or an entire house, you deserve to love the place you live. But it can be overwhelming to find cute updates for your place. Who has the time to hunt around (especially when window-shopping at Sephora is much more fun?). Well, you're in luck. Hunting for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 30, 2014

Cute! Engraved Rolling Pins Will Make Your Baked Goods So Much Prettier

Zuzia Kozerska, a Polish designer, makes kitschy rolling pins engraved with just about every design under the sun. Guess what's on my wish list now? You can use them to bake cookies covered in dinosaurs, mustaches, robots, or even a custom design of your choice. Naturally, I'm an especially big fan of the cat design,…

By: Claire Hannum / July 5, 2014

6 Tips For A Simple Seasonal Purge-Fest

After a long and seemingly endless winter, the time has finally come to turn off that dry heat, shed your woolies and start spending time outside the confines of your home. However, before you all run out to soak up the sun, it would be very smart to give your home a good refresh to…

By: Amelia Meena / March 31, 2014

How To Put A Duvet On A Comforter: 8 Possible Tips & Tricks

Whatever day during childhood my parents taught me how to put a duvet on a comforter, I must have been off picking my nose. Or they never taught me at all. Yes, let's blame my parents for my lack of domestic skills. I'm almost 30 years old and terribly ashamed that I cannot completely make…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Emily Matchar, Author of Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing The New Domesticity

One upon a time, the phrase "domestic diva" referred to Martha Stewart and stereotypes of 1950's housewives. But you may have noticed recently that all your friends are knitting and growing their own kale. Your cousin is raising chickens in her backyard. Your mom is making her own pickles and selling them on Etsy. And…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 30, 2013

Thanks, I Made It Myself: DIY “Wallpapered” Kitchen Shelves

When you are a renter and also kinda lazy, your humble abode can feel like it's not really your home.  That's how I feel, at least. My tea towels hang from the stove but there isn't much I can do about the color of the walls or the tiles on the  bathroom floor. That "generic…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 30, 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

Beware The Attack Cat

Beware the angry beast! He crouches, ready to pound on bare ankles and dangly shoelaces. Just, you know, not when he's busy wedged inside a Soap.com box, licking his bum. Warn your guests about Fluffy's killer impulses with this goofy orange rug, which is perfect as a welcome mat. Seriously, he's a totally vicious attack…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2013

Ooh La La, Your Pillows Are Trés Chic

It's not every morning a girl is lucky enough to wake up next to a Frenchman waiting with a cafe au lait and a warm croissant. But I can dream, can't I? These chic cotton and machine washable bed pillows from Mod Cloth will get me partway there ... and if it doesn't work out…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 29, 2013

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Lawn gnomes are so 2011. This portly porcelain pal is an indoor gnome; he sits atop a pile of books as as reads and glows. He'll make his home anyplace in your apartment that needs some atmospheric lighting. Now if you could just find neon flashing pink flamingoes so he is not so lonely. [$54.99, ModCloth]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 16, 2012

Thirsty, Thirsty Hippos

If you're anything like me, you need a jolt to get you through the morning. Usually I favor caffeine but this mug with a hippo at the bottom will work, too. I can totally see myself sucking down a cup of joe and shrieking, "Oh my God, there's a hippo in my coffee!" (There's also an

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2012

Scrub-A-Dub-Dub!

Kitchen sink looking kind of fugly? Pretty up your dish-washing routine with this super cute geranium-inspired scrub brush that comes in its very own leaf soap dish. It's dishwasher safe, so you don't have to worry about bugs in those bristles, and at $13, it's inexpensive enough to be a unique but awesome housewarming gift.

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 15, 2012

Shower Curtain For Hoarders

I can't be the only one whose bathroom looks like an episode of "Hoarders: Beauty Product Edition." But this stowaway shower curtain from Urban Outfitters features four mesh pockets for all my crap-hound needs: the pockets are big enough for various and sundry makeup, brushes, and hell, even a roll of toilet paper if you're…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2012

On The Rocks

As springtime comes, it's time to start thinking about all the parties you'll be throwing and the booze you'll be consuming. We're thinking frozen margaritas with no salt, please.  Grab a pack of 20 Jonathan Adler cocktail napkins — they come in pink for  margaritas, blue for martinis and green for scotch — and you'll…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2012

Sweets For The Sweet

If you're lucky enough to live near a patisserie that makes macarons, then what are you doing at your computer reading this?! For the rest of you: feast your eyes on this adorable macaron flavors menu chart based on the tasty cookies from the Laduree bakery in Paris, designed by artist Laura Row. You ca…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2012

Home Inspiration: Lovely Lavender

I don't know about you guys, but the scent of lavender is one of the few things that can instantly calm me down and alleviate stress. The color has a similar effect, which makes it a great option for home decor. Here are some cute (and useful!) pieces to incorporate this calming color into your…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 24, 2012

6 Cheap, Easy Ways To Spruce Up Your Office Space

As a freelance writer, I've worked in offices, cubicles, coffeeshops, and everywhere in between. Starting this week I'll be writing full-time for The Frisky (yay!) [Double yay! -- Editor], which means I'm back to working from home, and I'm excited to update my office space. Wherever you spend your workday, here are 6 simple way…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 18, 2012

A Lazy Susan For Makeup

I have a lot of makeup, and it is one hell of a mess. I can never seem to keep track of anything, even in my delegated makeup bag, which is constantly overflowing and in need of serious reorganization. I can't live this way anymore and I know I can't be the only one! It…

By: Rachel Krause / January 12, 2012

We Don’t “Like” This Facebook Bed

Too far, furniture designer. A Facebook bed goes too far. Facebook already dominates our life in making it all-too-easy to stalk our crush and our ex. It's not something that needs to rock us off to Never Never Land as well. Fortunately, this Facebook bed is only a mockup. (Oh, and insert-your-own-"poke"-joke here.) [Neatorama] …

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 1, 2012

Domestic Inspiration: French Kitchen

Growing up, my mother always decorated our home in a Provençal fashion, so I have an inborn love of the elegant style. I'm also infatuated with the idea of a French kitchen, though my culinary skills are limited to microwavable rice in a packet. In my opinion, there is no culture more inspiring than the French.

By: Rachel Krause / November 9, 2011
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