Posts tagged "home decorating"

10 Cute Aprons For Domestic Goddesses

Lady chefs and home goddesses alike, take note: your kitchen presence isn’t destined to be bland in white cotton. Style is putting a new spin on the antiquated apron, so you can bring something fresh to the table without risking the destruction of a cherished top. I’m not exactly what you would call “domestic,” but…

Rachel Krause / November 2, 2011

Why, Hello, Couch Of My Dreams

I hate to diss your grandma’s Afghan, but it ain’t got nothing on this “Moody Couch.” That’s what designer Emelie Ernesting called her bed-cum-blanket-napstravaganza piece of furniture which looks like the warmest place ever to hibernate during the winter months. It’s the Snuggie of futons! The Slanket of couches! How long until IKEA brings out…

Jessica Wakeman / October 10, 2011

10 Rad & Easy DIY Home Projects

Whether you’re one to dive into weekend projects with enthusiasm and a power drill or prefer to admire others’ industriousness from afar, Do-It-Yourself projects are always a good source of creative inspiration. From homemade clocks to suitcase coffee tables, we’ve rounded up of some of the coolest (and cheapest!) DIY projects the Internet has to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 21, 2011

Home Style Stealer: A Sleek Home Office With Pops Of Color!

One of our favorite pastimes is drooling over what we call “interior design porn,” fantasizing about the day in which we, too, will have, say, a sunroom in our massive palatial estate. Until then, however, we aspire to spruce up the homes we’ve got, which is why all this week, we’ll be showing you how…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 20, 2011

Show Us Your … Favorite Room!

Do you have a special room or space in your home or apartment that feels truly peaceful or makes you really happy? We want to see it! All next week we’ll be opening up our homes to you, and sharing some of our favorite spaces, and we’d love to see where you live, too! {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com”…

Julie Gerstein / June 17, 2011

This Candle Holder Is For The Birds

There’s so many ways to decorate with tea lights — from floating them in a bowl of water to illuminating fancy schmancy candle holders from Crate + Barrel. We prefer this fun canary from CB2 (Crate + Barrel’s funkier younger sister). It’s a pop of bright Tweetie Bird yellow to perk up any room of…

Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2011

We All Scream For (Cold!) Ice Cream

Jamie Oliver might not approve of noshing ice cream straight from the pint. Then again, Aunt Flo never visits Jamie once a month, does she? With the summer months fast approaching, a girl’s got to do her best to keep Cherry Garcia from melting into a drippy, sticky mess. But this ingenious ice cream pint…

Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2011

Are You Guilty Of Housesnarking?

I’ll admit: I ended a friendship based on their comments about a chair cushion.

It was my housewarming party: 15 people swirling through my new apartment among perfectly-fluffed throw pillows and newly painted lavender walls. I’d pulled things together in two weeks, just before my birthday so that I could celebrate the new place…

Stylelist Home / May 8, 2011

A Stitch In Time

Feeling crafty but intimidated by Superglue (eek) or knitting needles (oh my)? Fret not, friends! Crafting 101 is as simple as picking up a needle and thread and embroidering a hella cool design on a throw pillow or T-shirt. Sublime Stiching: Embroidered Effects by Jenny Hart has instructions and diagrams for 35 stiches, including a…

Jessica Wakeman / May 6, 2011

How To Get Your Boyfriend To Give You Flowers

How do you get your boyfriend or hubby to buy you flowers? It’s easy. Just get yourself a gorgeous vase, like this geometric Carnaby vase by designer Jonathan Adler, and lament how it’s sitting there empty! This glossy porcelain vase would be perfect as a centerpiece on your bedroom dresser, or anywhere else that could…

Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2011

Bowled Over By Your Generosity

Is your dishware looking worse for wear? Relegate those chipped IKEA bowls to feeding Fluffy her cat food and splurge on cute new dishware from Fish’s Eddy. These clementine-orange bowls and mugs will perk up any breakfast cereal or afternoon cup of tea with punchy polka dots and stripes. The best part is that 5…

Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2011

Nesting: I’m Back, Baby! Check Out How I’ve Decorated My New Bedroom

It took three months, 612 moving boxes (or thereabouts), and the very last smidgen of my sanity, but this weekend I moved out of my parents’ house (where I’d been staying after a bad breakup) and back to New York City in a “single girl” apartment again.

I’m baaaaaaaack, bitches!

However,…

Jessica Wakeman / April 4, 2011

Taste The Rainbow

Don’t you want to taste the rainbow? This set of three Crate & Barrel stoneware dishes in red, yellow and robin’s egg blue will be just the pop of color you need among all the other “blah” metal pots and pans in your cabinets. And when your cookware is this cute, there’s no need to…

Jessica Wakeman / April 4, 2011

Nesting: Bed Shopping Makes Me Want To Cry

Truth: I love me some shopping. But I’m the kinda girl who has always been on a Forever 21 budget. Thirty to fifty bucks here or there is typical; a few years ago I bought a $250 pair of high heels from J.Crew and I still feel guilty about it. When you decorate a new…

Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2011

How Moving (And Redecorating!) Changed My Life

It began, as so many great New York love stories do, with an ad on Craigslist. I wasn’t seeking a man, but an apartment, and this one sounded ideal: A charming studio in a former carriage house located in the heart of Chelsea. And then, two words that can stop any city girl’s heart: Courtyard…

Stylelist Home / March 27, 2011

Risqué Business

The sexiest part of anyone’s boudoir is the bed, but all too many of us fall asleep each night on ratty and — and let’s face it — unwashed flannel pillows. Silk sheets may be the stuff of your dreams, but you can still remind yourself that beds are not just for watching “Family Guy&#8221…

Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2011

Nesting: I’m Doing This Decorating Thing Backwards

Decorating my soon-to-be new bedroom in my new “single again!” apartment has been some of the most fun I’ve had in months. (Boy, have I needed it.) These days instead of whittling away the working hours clicking around Bluefly, I’m all over Crate and Barrel, Pier 1, and the W Hotel store websites.

Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2011

Nesting: How Do I Decorate A (Very) Small Bedroom?

Good news, critters! While living with my nearly-70-year-old parents in the ‘burbs has been a “Fox News”-laden blast for the past three months, it’s time for me to leave the nest. Yes, your girl Jessica is packing up her Louboutins and moving back to New York City. Yay!

Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2011

Decorate With A Woman’s Severed Head!

Straight from the Kanye West book of severed heads in home decorating, here’s a vintage ad for a “stuffed” woman’s head to mount on your wall. (Click here to see the full ad!) It’s only $2.98, boys! The copy below would be funny if it wasn’t so creepy: “One of the nicest qualities is that…

Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2011