Archive for April, 2010

Garden Color Schemes — Plant a Palette in Your Yard

Garden Color Schemes — Plant a Palette in Your Yard by Steve & Cathy Lambert Today we paint the garden in color with Garden and Landscape Design Experts and Contributors Steve and Cathy Lambert. Steve and Cathy share great advice (and luscious photographs) to help you plan your garden color scheme. — Although landscaping is often referred to as the “Green Industry,” an all green landscape would be monotonous and boring for color enthusiasts like […] Read more »

DIY Canvas Paintings Inspired by Jackson Pollock

DIY Canvas Paintings Inspired by Jackson Pollock by Regina Garay Let’s dance with paint today with our Decorative Painting and Surface Design Expert, and Contributor Regina Garay. Regina blogs about her creative work and inspiration at Fauxology. — My friend, Sharon Adelman, is a true DIYer.  She loves color, she loves design, she loves learning new skills…it’s the starting that’s the hard part.  We were recently on a double date with our […] Read more »

Designers Earth-Friendly Share-a-Thon

Designers Earth-Friendly Share-a-Thon In addition to passionate design hobbyists, incredibly talented design and home professionals follow This includes many interior designers, architects, set designers, contractors, home stagers — the list goes on. And I know from visiting, talking and tweeting with you all, that a major focus in the Trade right now is making choices that are better for this Earth. You use greener materials, finishes and […] Read more »

More Earth-Friendly Nursery Options

More Earth-Friendly Nursery Options by Sherri Blum Today our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum talks about the choices we make when creating spaces for our kids. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri’s designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door. — In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to take a moment to share some great, earth-friendly decorating options for your […] Read more »

Recycled Jeans TV Remote Pocket Pillow

Recycled Jeans TV Remote Pocket Pillow Here’s a practical project that adds a touch of whimsy to your couch. “Where’s the remote, Mom? Hey!! Have you seen the remote?” The interrogation and cushion tossing begins in family rooms across the country. You’d better hope we can find the remote before the opening face-off of The Sharks game. The solution? A Pocket Pillow to hold the remote. And this one’s extra-special, crafted […] Read more »

Makeover — Girl-Next-Door Painted Cupboard

Makeover — Girl-Next-Door Painted Cupboard by Diana Durkes Don your possibilities spectacles and scour the alleys, Design Junkies! It’s DIY time with furniture and accessories makeover specialist, Contributor Diana Durkes. Diana gives “New Life to the Tossed and Found” at her blog, Fine Diving. This cupboard deserved a second lease on life, I thought when I came upon it in the alley last month. It was in well-used but sturdy […] Read more »

The Great Lady Decorators — Books

The Great Lady Decorators — Books What’s best about producing The friendships I’ve made with creative, colorful people, and the motivation we share on a daily basis. Some of the people I’ve become closest to are “designing women.” Not those from that comfy old TV show (RIP Dixie Carter), but real, design and decorating professionals who do incredible work; and talented DIY’ers that turn their homes into striking expressions of […] Read more »

MyKidsArtOnCanvas Father’s Day Challenge

MyKidsArtOnCanvas Father’s Day Challenge This Challenge is closed to new entries and you can see the randomly-chosen winners here. But, please DO scroll down and see the wonderful and touching artwork that kids from around the globe submitted. Also for those of you who didn’t win, remember there is still time to order your own canvas print from MyKidsArtOnCanvas for a fab Father’s Day surprise. I’m thrilled to announce […] Read more »

Quick Spray Paint Projects for Spring

Quick Spray Paint Projects for Spring by GraceAnn Simoni Here’s a speedy DIY decor update from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories. — Spring and good weather are finally here. The sun is shining and the birds are singing outside my office window. This means I will again get […] Read more »

Spring Flowers Home Accents

Spring Flowers Home Accents My snowshoe hike through the woods yesterday showcased winter’s beauty. Frosted pines and cedars dwarfed me as I earned my dinner tromping through nature’s fresh-powder Stairmaster. In the solitude of the forest, only a few speedy squirrels’ tracks crossed mine. Back at the house, as the oxygen returned to my brain it hit me—Hey it’s spring! And while enveloped in all that white—however scenic—I thought […] Read more »

Merging Form and Art

Merging Form and Art Artist Profile — Jo Roessler When does a useful object become art? I think you know it when you see it. Take for example the furniture designed and handcrafted by Jo Roessler of Nojo Design in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Jo has a thing for beds and I think I have a thing for his beds. Artful and refined. What dreams I’d design in one of these […] Read more »

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