Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

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 […] Read more »

Kids Playhouses – 15 Engaging Ideas for All Budgets

Kids Playhouses – 15 Engaging Ideas for All Budgets 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 next door. — One of the things I love most about summer is the opportunity to be a kid again with […] Read more »

Set a Stylish July 4th Table

Set a Stylish July 4th Table From the Archives: Deck out your Independence Day table with flair, when you whip up a batch of our Patriotic Peeps Placemats – personalized for the family!   It’s a fun DIY project! Click here for complete instructions. 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 »

Family Garden Design — Go Outside and Play

Family Garden Design — Go Outside and Play by Steve & Cathy Lambert Swing open the doors and skip down the steps! Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Steve and Cathy Lambert, HomeWorkshop.com’s Garden and Landscape Design Experts, and our newest Contributors. I can’t wait for you to read the fabulous ideas and advice Steve and Cathy have planned for you and your outdoor spaces. — Whether you’re starting from […] Read more »

Ta-Da! RoomsByYou Challenge Results

Ta-Da! RoomsByYou Challenge Results RoomsByYou Custom Home Textiles Challenge You all started with a blank slate like this room. You clicked and dragged, mixed and matched. And because you created some well-designed, colorful teen rooms, the decision was not easy. But, it is time to call this Challenge. I am so glad the winner was chosen by our expert judges: Jon Leafstedt, founder of RoomsByYou and in the past, […] Read more »

Click, Drag and Win a Custom Duvet & Euro Shams!

Click, Drag and Win a Custom Duvet & Euro Shams! Challenge Update Hey Design Junkies — Have you been over to our RoomsByYou Custom Home Textiles Challenge yet? Just a couple days left and someone’s going to run away with a great prize of custom, print-on-demand bedroom textiles. So give it a whirl — click and drag designer patterns and colors to create a virtual room for the teen in your life. (And don’t worry […] Read more »

How to Make a Living Room Slob Proof

How to Make a Living Room Slob Proof When interior designer Debbie Wiener makes over a room, her goal is twofold: 1) To create a beautiful environment that people are pleased to be in and 2) To “Slobproof” it. Debbie coined the term Slobproof to describe her philosophy of designing with families and pets in mind. Here’s a living room that Debbie recently decorated. The room before was bland and lacked the warmth […] Read more »

RoomsByYou Custom Home Textiles Challenge

RoomsByYou Custom Home Textiles Challenge Design Junkies, get your right brains on — it’s time to click and create. This is a Prize Challenge and somebody’s going to win up to $350 worth of gorgeous, customized home textiles! On the Web today with just a few clicks of the mouse, we have incredible design and decorating power to help us produce stylish, individualized spaces. Case in point? RoomsByYou. It’s a […] Read more »

New Year’s Resolution: Make Time for Family and Friends!

New Year’s Resolution: Make Time for Family and Friends! Design Expert: Jenn Sbranti Entertaining guru Jennifer Sbranti, Editor-in-Chief of the hip party planning resource, Hostess with the Mostess®, shares with us—in her own words—how to create memorable times with those closest to us, as we Make Time for Family and Friends in the New Year…. “The idea of “making time for family and friends” seems like something that should be a no-brainer, right? Certainly […] 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, […] 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 […] Read more »

Expecting Guests for the Holidays?

Expecting Guests for the Holidays? by GraceAnn Simoni Once again, today we are joined by 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. — The holidays are fast approaching. Is your guest room ready or has it become the place where everything that does not have a home […] Read more »

High Impact Artwork from PhotoWow

High Impact Artwork from PhotoWow I’m a sucker for family photos to help personalize a room’s decor. But instead of the typical small frames scattered about, how about some lively, high-impact wall art? Images of your loved ones can become a captivating focal point or accent in a room when transformed into digital-art-on-canvas. Renowned for its kaleidoscopic and Warhol-esque ‘Four-Panel-Pop‘ design, PhotoWow has been a leader in digital artwork since […] Read more »

Custom Photo Bedding

Custom Photo Bedding More on that Photos on Home Fabrics trend. VisionBedding will put your photo, your digital design, or one from its new gallery of a million photos and designs, onto a custom duvet cover or bedspread. The kids are lining up for one of these. Can you imagine your little soccer athlete as the star of his own bedspread? Or your little swimmer diving into the […] Read more »

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