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Stylish Entertaining

Stylish Entertaining by Mari Robeson

Everyday can be special, when you welcome friends and family around your table.

Mari Robeson—Interior Design expert and Contributor—helps us do so with style and function. Mari takes us inside the world of design, and helps us bring beauty and color to the places we call home.

 

I love entertaining. The way you set your table and present your entrees can be like a mini [...] Read more »

DIY Decoupage Storage Pails

DIY Decoupage Storage Pails by Sherri Blum

Here’s a fun DIY for you and the kids, from our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door.

Let’s face it, most children’s rooms are small. And considering that these rooms usually hold more junk stuff than most, parents find ourselves dealing with organizational [...] Read more »

Trend Alert — Rockin’ Decor

Trend Alert — Rockin’ Decor As studded-up shoes stomp down the fashion runways, watch for more ways to out

your inner rocker with your home accents.

Side-studded Faux Suede Decorative Pillow at Overstock.

Spot-On Studded Leather Boxes

Studs and nailheads are leaping off edges, moving from trim to the featured decoration. And the pyramid stud—formerly punking only leather cuffs and collars—is going mainstream.

Pyramid Studded Mirror at Lamps Plus

Pyramid-Studded Rory Faux Suede Pillow [...] Read more »

Contemporary Crewel Embroidery

Contemporary Crewel Embroidery A traditional handicraft can add warmth and character to a space. A graphic Amish quilt suspended as a headboard, a braided rag rug anchoring the coffee table, Grandma’s crocheted, zig-zag throw draped over the arm of a club chair.

Or colorful, textural crewel embroidery.

As a young girl, I spent many an evening cranking out chain and satin stitches, and flocks of french knots. [...] Read more »

The Perfect Hostess Gift To Give…or Receive!

The Perfect Hostess Gift To Give…or Receive! by Mari Robeson

It’s party time and Mari Robeson has good advice for us. Mari—Interior Design expert and Contributor—takes us inside the world of design, and helps us bring beauty and color to the places we call home.

 

What a wonderful holiday season it has been and just two days left to say good-bye

to 2010.

No doubt you’ve been invited to numerous New Year’s Eve parties. I [...] Read more »

Mackintosh-Inspired Trees — DIY Ornament #14

Mackintosh-Inspired Trees — DIY Ornament #14 It’s time for another design influence, on Day #14 of 30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments. This time we turn to the Arts and Crafts movement.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a notable designer of the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. One of his most recognizable motifs is his geometric “Mackintosh Rose.” I love the simple, tumbling layers of the Mackintosh Rose, and decided to [...] Read more »

Introducing Secondhand Shabby — Diana’s Ebook!

Introducing Secondhand Shabby — Diana’s Ebook! Our Contributors here at HomeWorkshop.com are a talented tribe of design doers, and I am amazed daily at their creations. Excitement abounds today as I announce that our maven of makeovers and wrangler of reuse has published her first Ebook!!

Diana Durkes put her sandpaper, paintbrush, camera and keyboard into overdrive, and Secondhand Shabby, her 90-page downloadable Ebook is here!! Inside, Diana demonstrates how to:

“Give new [...] Read more »

How to Set a Table

How to Set a Table The Rules, Straight from the Source

It’s a dirty little secret for many of us. Thanksgiving morning—roast-turkey scent wafting throughout the ground-floor, guests wheels up and on the way—we’re bothered by a nagging uncertainty – the voice in our heads murmering,

Where exactly does the salad fork go?

Mom or Grandma may have clued you in years ago, but the details—mixed with that early glass of merlot—are foggy [...] Read more »

Kids Growth Chart — Finally! A Modern Art Version

Kids Growth Chart — Finally! A Modern Art Version Haute Height Chart™ Now Available in My Shop!

Loved it the moment Jessa ZG showed me a photo. Her pop-art creation for tracking little one’s growth is Clean, Colorful, Contemporary. Not just a growth chart, but a work of art. To be sure the product was good enough for you, I borrowed a sample, and gave it the two-year-old test.

Aah, our model-in-the-making in front of [...] Read more »

Amy’s Annual FOBOTS Sale Monday

Amy’s Annual FOBOTS Sale Monday A Quick Announcement:

I just heard from our friend and Senior Fobotologist, Amy Flynn, about her

Annual Year-End FOBOT Sale, happening:

This Monday, November 1

Starting at Noon Eastern Time

At ifobot.com

You’ll recall Amy’s fun and funky FOBOTS (Found Object Robots) from our Artist Profile back in May.

Amy will be uploading about 50+ new bots for sale Monday at ifobot.com. Rumors are, you should be speedy if you want [...] Read more »

Antique Show — Remnants of the Past

Antique Show — Remnants of the Past by Mari Robeson

Today we travel along with Mari Robeson, as she finds design inspiration at an antiques show. Mari—Interior Design expert and Contributor—takes us inside the world of design, and helps us bring beauty and color to the places we call home.

This is not your grandmother’s antique show!

One of my favorite things about being Interior Designer is that I’m always working with different styles. One [...] Read more »

Crowdsourced Furniture from Stylefactory

Crowdsourced Furniture from Stylefactory The idea of crowdsourced design makes so much sense.

What is that? It’s where a community has a say in what products a company produces and sells. It’s interactive, engaging, and a smart way to do business. And another player in the U.S. home furnishings market is now doing just that.

Stylefactory is offering original designer furniture and accessories, like this Cantilever Sofa by Noah Packard. [...] Read more »

Fab Graphic Silhouettes are Unique, Personal Artwork

Fab Graphic Silhouettes are Unique, Personal Artwork Available Now in My Shop!

Today, we’re shopping for fabulous family wall art. When I first saw photos of Jessa ZG’s colorful and unusual art creations, I thought these might be perfect to offer in my shop. To ensure the product was up to snuff for you, I requested samples. When the samples from Jessa arrived, it confirmed my suspicion.

This is cool artwork, people! [...] Read more »

Room Design — Go Small to Think Big

Room Design — Go Small to Think Big We’ve all got BIG design plans:

Renovate the kitchen.

Update the living room.

Get bold and more confident with color.

All good, but it can get overwhelming. What if instead we take a breather from our giant to-do’s, and gain a little perspective by going small?

Carole’s ‘Retro Tiki Lounge’.

I found a group of talented designers that create the most captivating rooms. Creative, colorful, and playful. Playful being the operative [...] Read more »

Fall Colors Decor Roundup

Fall Colors Decor Roundup There is a welcome chill in the air today; it’s time to freshen up our decor for the coming autumn. Enjoy clicking around these rich-toned items – offered by retailers and

talented artists.

Get a print made to order, of Jonathan Harris’s luscious painting, Aspen Nightfall.

Create a display of color and light with these Polymer Clay and Glass Candleholders

from Etsy Artist ArzuMusa.

What a deal for this [...] Read more »

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