If you’ve been visiting HomeWorkshop.com for any length of time, you know that I’m enamored with the design of chairs. To design a comfortable and attractive chair is not an easy thing, and that’s why good chair designs become classics. Read more about classic chair designs here.
That’s why I was thrilled when I came across cutoutpaper’s Limited Edition Laser Cuts – unusual art that [...] Read more »
Posted in Artwork
, Wall Art
on July 27th, 2010
by Steve & Cathy Lambert
What’s cooking in your backyard? Today we pick up tips for designing outdoor kitchens, from our Garden and Landscape Design Experts and Contributors Steve and Cathy Lambert. Steve and Cathy share with us great advice for creating beautiful gardens and outdoor living spaces.
Many homeowners view their yards as extensions of their homes, creating separate spaces and rooms for specific purposes. [...] Read more »
by Susan Serra, CKD
Today our Kitchen Design Expert and Contributor, Susan Serra, CKD tackles a popular issue — how to organize our kitchen “stuff”. Known to many as “The Kitchen Designer” for her popular blog, Susan is an award-winning Certified Kitchen Designer, with a national clientele.
How much storage do you need in your kitchen? It’s a loaded question! The key word is “need” and that [...] Read more »
Posted in Design
on July 20th, 2010
Artist Profile — Vicki Hartman
The concept of a home has a simple beauty, and I find myself attracted to objects depicting that. it’s what caught my eye about the art of Rochester, New York ceramicist Vicki Hartman; and I thought you’d enjoy visiting with her, and learning about her work.
HomeWorkshop (HW): Have you always been an artistic person, and when did you realize you could [...] Read more »
Tahoe ARTour 2010
I find it fascinating to see an artist in his own environment. What colors and forms surround him? What view does he soak in, over his morning coffee?
How does the place an artist calls home, influence his work?
Come on along and hit the road with me, as we drop in on a few of Lake Tahoe’s gifted artists. I was lucky enough [...] Read more »
by Sherri Blum
Today we wander into the land of imagination, as we explore kids play spaces with our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri’s designs for celebrities, and for the baby
One of the things I love most about summer is the opportunity to be a kid again with my children. Making firefly [...] Read more »
Posted in Family
on July 13th, 2010
by GraceAnn Simoni
Here’s a quick DIY idea, and a timely tip, 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.
Enjoy your outdoor view…twice!
Add some sparkle and reflection to you space, with a DIY Garden Window Mirror.
The deck on my house has an overhang that always [...] Read more »
Posted in DIY
on July 12th, 2010
Years back, I attended a San Francisco art sale at the most fantastic place. Creativity Explored is nonprofit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art.
Color and smiles were free-flowing, and I came away with a half dozen of the most uninhibited and visually striking drawings.
I was thrilled to learn from my best friend, that CB2 is featuring [...] Read more »
My walls have never been the place for the blah. If it’s bold, colorful, and graphic – sign me up. And as you know, I’m a fervent DIY’er.
So when I saw Lola Gavarry’s new book, DIY Art at Home, 28 Simple Projects for Chic Decor on the Cheap (Watson-Guptill Publications, 2010), I snatched up a copy.
Gavarry, a designer who creates artwork for residential clients [...] Read more »
I think a touch of metallic luster helps most any space; and I admit I’ve still got a shine for a silvery finish. Today it’s an Etsy shopping day – enjoy these dazzling finds.
The artist crochets fine wire to create these airy, Feminine Round Lampshades from Yoola.
This Divine Aluminum GoodForm Chair from Three Sideways Glances is a mid-century classic, freshly upholstered a graphic, DesignTex fabric.
The [...] Read more »
A Garden Accents Treasure Trove
This weekend, throngs of us are spending time outdoors, some even heading to the beach. So I thought I’d take you to a spot in a wonderful Northern California beach town. Half Moon Bay is the kind of town where you can spend the morning with sand in your toes, and the afternoon strolling from boutique, to gallery, to mom-and-pop shop.
Always [...] Read more »