Archive for December, 2009

New Year’s Resolution Countdown

New Year’s Resolution Countdown Ten…nine…eight…seven…six…five…four…three…two…one…Happy New Year 2010! Read more »

Make Your Warm, Neutral Space Pop with Color

Make Your Warm, Neutral Space Pop with Color Color is powerful. Even if you prefer your rooms anchored in neutral tones, you can achieve an enormous impact with colorful accessories.

Bath After

See what Dallas Designer Cristie Schlosser, ASID, did with this kitchen and bath renovation. First, check out the Before and Afters of the striking transformation.

Bath Before

Kitchen Before

In the resulting contemporary spaces, Cristie used neutral-toned finishes, accented with pops of bright color in the [...] Read more »

Munkii Bookshelf — Love it or Leave it?

Munkii Bookshelf — Love it or Leave it? It’s time again for your gut reaction to a design. Have a look at the Highboy Bookshelf from designer Jaren Goh for Singapore-based Munkii.

Does this antique-inspired piece work for you? Tell us what you think.

(via Home Accents Today.) Read more »

Tasty Home Design

Tasty Home Design Today, to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season, I thought you’d enjoy some delicious homes.

Fashion and food stylist, Tami Hardeman, was kind enough to share with us these photos from her trip to the 17th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition, that took place at Asheville, North Carolina’s Grove Park Inn.

To see lots more photos and read more about this yummy architecture, visit [...] Read more »

Etsy Alchemy — Need Some Elves?

Etsy Alchemy — Need Some Elves? It’s too late for these elves to help you with Christmas. But did you know that Etsy has a service called Alchemy that can expand your creative output?

With Alchemy, you dream up an item you want made. You enter a description, your ideal price, and your deadline.

Then wizards from Etsy’s artistic community bid on creating your project. You award the project to the bidder [...] Read more »

Design MIX Lighting

Design MIX Lighting Production assistant-fantastico, Lisa and I recently zipped down to L.A. to shoot some new videos for ‘ten,’ our upcoming New Year’s special event. True to form, we worked in a little design browsing.

In the barn-like space of Design MIX Furniture (442 South La Brea Avenue), we couldn’t help but look up.

Not that the exotic antiques and art at ground level left anything to [...] Read more »

Inspired by Children — Challenge # 21

Inspired by Children — Challenge # 21 Sometimes colorful design inspiration is right in front of you. Like at your kid’s elementary school, for example. Seriously, have you seen some of the art projects that come out of fourth grade? Simple. Colorful. Whipped out with fearless abandon.

Or the cooperative creations auctioned off for school fundraisers? Splashy quilts of scanned watercolors, storage chests bedecked in original hand-painted tiles. Yummy.

Children are amazing, and elementary [...] Read more »

Kickoff Your New Year’s Resolutions in Style!

Kickoff Your New Year’s Resolutions in Style! Are you whirling through the holiday frenzy? Covered in cookie dough and wrapping paper yet? Do your best to enjoy it all. And when it’s done, here’s your reward.

After all the gatherings and the midnight champagne toasts, join us at a special event created just for you. You don’t have to leave your comfy chair to come, and you don’t even have to bake anything.

My [...] Read more »

Yikes! The Small Appliance Migration

Yikes! The Small Appliance Migration by Susan Serra, CKD

Today our Kitchen Design Expert and Contributor, Susan Serra, CKD helps us with a pesky seasonal occurrence. Known to many as “The Kitchen Designer” for her popular blog, Susan is an award-winning Certified Kitchen Designer, with a national clientele.

We’re planning our holiday meals, entertaining friends and family, and giving our kitchens a great workout in the process! It’s a time when we [...] Read more »

Makeover — Embellished Glass Plates

Makeover — Embellished Glass Plates by Diana Durkes

Today we beautify a thrift-store find with our furniture and accessories makeover specialist, Contributor Diana Durkes. Diana gives “New Life to the Tossed and Found” at her blog, Fine Diving in Chicago.

For last month’s makeover, I used a thrift shop resource to turn old sweaters into a throw rug. This month, I thought I’d continue the idea of giving new life to [...] Read more »

10 Ways to Brighten the Powder Room for the Holidays

10 Ways to Brighten the Powder Room for the Holidays by Leona Gaita

Today we are joined by Leona Gaita, HomeWorkshop.com Interior Design Expert and Contributor. Leona shares with us her inspiring ideas and advice to help us enrich our homes and lives with beauty and elegance.

It’s that time of year! Friends and family will be coming over, sharing good food, good cheer and good times… AND THEY’LL BE USING YOUR BATHROOM! Of course you’ll have [...] Read more »

Designers Coffeehouse — Weekend Warriors

Designers Coffeehouse — Weekend Warriors We’re back in the virtual café chatting with, and getting guidance from some of our interior designer-friends. Today we talk with:

Linda H. Bassert, of Masterworks Window Fashions & Design in Fairfax, Virginia

Barbara Miller, of Barbara Miller Design in West Linn, Oregon

Linda Merrill, of Chameleon Interiors in Duxbury, Massachusetts

Kerry Ann Dame, of Posh Living in Surfside Beach, South Carolina

HomeWorkshop: A homeowner has a free weekend coming [...] Read more »

Designers Coffeehouse — A Designer’s Eye

Designers Coffeehouse — A Designer’s Eye Let’s take a break again in the virtual café as we share a cup o’ joe and a chat with a group of interior designers. Today we are joined by:

Linda H. Bassert, of Masterworks Window Fashions & Design in Fairfax, Virginia

Barbara Miller, of Barbara Miller Design in West Linn, Oregon

Linda Merrill, of Chameleon Interiors in Duxbury, Massachusetts

Kerry Ann Dame, of Posh Living in Surfside [...] Read more »

Stress Less and Decorate for Winter

Stress Less and Decorate for Winter by GraceAnn Simoni

Today let’s simplify a bit with Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

If you’re like me and discovered that you are behind in the Holiday decorating and are starting to think, ‘Why bother for only a couple of weeks?’ Maybe [...] Read more »

Bok Tower & Gardens

Bok Tower & Gardens by Regina Garay

It’s a great day! Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Regina Garay, HomeWorkshop.com’s Decorative Painting and Surface Design Expert, and our newest Contributor. I’m thrilled with the creative posts Regina has planned for you, and about what we’ll all learn from this true artisan. Read more about Regina at her blog Fauxology.

Hello, Everyone!  First of all, I’d like to say [...] Read more »

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