Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Designing a Nursery for The Cake Boss

Designing a Nursery for The Cake Boss Watch Sherri on The Cake Boss Baby Special!

I don’t know about yours, but our family (especially our 10-year-old daughter) is in love with The Cake Boss. Buddy and his passionate fondant-rolling, frosting-piping New Jersey clan have us riveted, hungry and chuckling every week.

So as you can imagine, we were over-the-moon excited to learn that our own Nursery and Kid’s Room Design Contributor, Sherri Blum, [...] 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 »

Nursery Trends for 2011

Nursery Trends for 2011 by Sherri Blum

Here’s the latest decor forecast for the little ones’ rooms, 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.

Happy New Year! Besides recovering from the holiday madness festivities, the beginning of each year usually means I’ll be interviewed by several Web sites, [...] Read more »

Take a Little Walk with Me

Take a Little Walk with Me Even this Design Junkie knows there is more to life than design (hard to believe, I know.)

So I hope during these holidays, you are able to enjoy time with your loved ones, and to get out and explore some of the great things your neighborhood has to offer.

In our neck of the woods is a small puddle known as Lake Tahoe; I thought [...] 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 »

30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments

30 Days of DIY Designer Ornaments Our DIY Special Event, 30 days of DIY Designer Ornaments launches today! For the next 30 days visit us each day for a new, easy ornament project.

We’re not talking candy canes and snowmen here –

but simply stylish confections to deck your tree in design.

Your tree will have it all:

Texture

Color

Sparkle

Spunk

We’ll look to current design trends and we’ll include a healthy dose of sentiment. Some [...] 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 »

How to Arrange a Dining Room for Holiday Guests

How to Arrange a Dining Room for Holiday Guests by GraceAnn Simoni

Here’s some great advice for the upcoming holidays, from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni. An 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.

And so it begins….

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving—the first big Holiday of the season—is right around the corner. I love this holiday, [...] Read more »

Designing a Gender-Neutral Nursery

Designing a Gender-Neutral Nursery by Sherri Blum

Today our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum shares her advice for readying a beautiful baby’s room, that will work for either gender.

With all of the modern medical advances available today that allow a couple to find out the sex of their baby in advance, I’ve found more and more clients deciding to wait and find out on delivery [...] 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 »

How to Designate a Homework Place

How to Designate a Homework Place by GraceAnn Simoni

It’s that time again parents; and here’s some great advice to set your kids up for success, from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni. An 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.

The kids are going back in school and the homework is starting. Have you [...] Read more »

Frames Wallpaper — Now in my Shop!

Frames Wallpaper — Now in my Shop! I am thrilled to be able to share this with you as the first item in my OpenSky Shop.

It’s a creative person’s dream wallpaper, Graham & Brown’s “Frames” by Artists

Taylor & Wood.

This is such a fun idea, and those of you who have followed HomeWorkshop.com for some time might remember I posted about this fabulous paper before. The empty frames design (below left) is [...] Read more »

Outdoor Kitchen Designs That Bring Indoor Comforts Out

Outdoor Kitchen Designs That Bring Indoor Comforts Out 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 »

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