Decorating

Dog Bookends Cast Iron Jack Russell
Dog bookends are the be-all, end-all gift for someone who loves dogs and books. Since I love both, I couldn't resist posting this article. I still read most books on paper, and bookends really come in handy around my house and on my desk. They're great for keeping cookbooks from falling over, or on a dining room table as a whimsical...
round kitchen tables: Aldridge antique gray dining table round 53 in
The weird thing about shopping for round kitchen tables is that it should be easy. Right? There are no moving parts to consider, no computerized elements to compare. And yet when I was shopping for my kitchen table, I found it wasn’t easy at all. Considering I was a home magazine editor-in-chief for years, it surprised me. I'm used...
Small bathroom decorated by Laura Iverson Design
I used to look at the powder room on the first floor of our house as an inconvenient challenge. It's so tiny you can't really walk around in it, yet it's the one we point guests to when they come over. It drove me nuts! So I combed through loads of interior design websites to get the best small bathroom decorating ideas....
Dining room table centerpieces by Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors & Design Inc.
I've always admired how interior designers can whip up beautiful, original dining room table centerpieces, often with so little. And that's what I love about these 10 examples. They prove that you can easily add a striking element to your room without needing to spend a ton of money. A lot of it comes down to pretty ways to...
Black paint in living room by LDa Architecture
When walls are decorated with dark paint or wallpaper, it can add a crisp, gorgeous quality to a home like nothing else. The intense contrast with the objects in it highlights every detail, much like a black stage in a theater highlights the scenery. Plus, it can give a modern edge to even a highly traditional design.     But, dark walls can also make a room feel...
Fado table lamp from IKEA
Anyone who's ever been to the IKEA store or visited the IKEA website knows that many of their products are wonderful; they also know that some of them are a little weird. Luckily I have the advantage of living in Atlanta, where there's a huge IKEA store. So I get to check things out in person! Yay!   I enjoy shopping there...
Cozy home idea by Lindsay Pennington Inc
‘Tis always the season to turn your house into a cozy home! And the cool thing about cozy is that you can do it without breaking the bank. After much research on Houzz, I came up with these 15 great ideas from interior designers. You can put them into place in any season. 1. Keep stacked wood on hand Seeing the logs ready and...
Make your bedroom look bigger like this Farmhouse bedroom by Riverside Shepherd Huts Ltd.
Who says that a small bedroom has to look small? Bah humbug! You don't need vaulted ceilings and loads of extra floor space to make your bedroom look bigger. What you need is an understanding of perspective, and how to alter it in subtle ways, so that your room can feel spacious and comfortable at the same time. I wish...
Happy paint colors include purple!
Happy paint colors are the ones that make you feel, like Goldilocks, just right--and unhappy ones can do just the opposite. If you find yourself waking up and feeling uninspired, or even tired out, it may not be a lack of sleep. The colors you surround yourself with can profoundly affect your mood on a subconscious level, draining your energy...
Living Room Art Gallery Wall
A gallery wall is one of the hardest things to DIY when it comes to home decorating. Should you include photos and artwork? Should you match sizes and frames, or get more creative and mix things up? If you do want to branch out from a simple row or grid pattern, how do you do it without it looking messy? And should...

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