Side tables are functional furniture – a home to your coffee, a table lamp, your ever-lengthening to-do list. But rather then only function, how about choosing a side table that accents your design with a playful shape, a shot of color, on unexpected material?
Enjoy these fun and funky choices:
West Elm’s Martini Side Table is a like a sweet, little bon-bon for the room, glittering in [...] Read more »
Posted in Color
on March 5th, 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 »
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 »
Posted in Accessories
, Antiques and Collectibles
, Art / Craft
on November 15th, 2010
Some makeovers are pure genius. Like this pair of forlorn patio chairs that Jen at Fresh Crush transformed. Take a peek.
Is fan-tab-u-loso a word???
This project is a lesson in looking at a piece of furniture with the attitude of
‘What can it be?’ rather than focusing on ‘What is it?’
Jen looked beyond the patio persona, and made her chairs living-room worthy.
And many DIY’s hit [...] Read more »
It’s time again for your gut reaction to a design. Peek through the Pasha armchair from Italy’s Pedrali, designed by Claudio Dondoli & Marco Pocci.
Shades of Starck’s Louis Ghost Chair—but with a winged persona—Pasha comes in transparent, black, white, and smoked, glossy-finished polycarbonate. Both indoor and outdoor versions are offered, as is an upholstered cushion for added comfort.
Does this chair work for you? Tell [...] Read more »
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 »
Posted in Baby
on October 14th, 2010
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 »
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 »
Posted in Accessories
on October 4th, 2010
by Diana Durkes
Here’s an original project idea for baby’s nursery. 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.
I came upon this sweet cupboard at a house sale last month. It was a lesser piece among a houseful of pretty, practical antiques. Many had sold, but [...] Read more »
Artist Profile — Evan Brennan
Sometimes getting off the main road can lead you to a new calling.
That’s how it was for photographer Evan Brennan. A former sales rep for an eyewear company, Evan racked up the mileage trekking throughout North and South Carolina.
“I always hated taking the interstates so I would routinely take alternate roads, those roads that used to connect towns before the [...] Read more »
by Lia Fagan
Interior Designer Lia Fagan is back – and another castoff piece of furniture is the better for it. Enjoy Lia’s guest post, and the transformed Deco diva, ‘Victoria’.
I rescued Victoria from a local reuse centre…rows upon rows of withered souls just looking to be brought back to life.
“My, you’re a long way from the salon.”
She was in great shape structurally, but was [...] Read more »
I love it when designers stretch the limits of what is possible – and when designs exude
a sense of fun. So when I found these Duffy London tables, I just had to share.
Duffy is debuting its Runner Table this month at London Design week.
With the novel concept of using ‘runners’ as its structure, the table blends thin steel legs with a substantial walnut [...] Read more »
Posted in Design
, Dining Rooms
on September 1st, 2010
by Lia Fagan
Here’s makeover motivation for the weekend, from my new Canadian friend, Interior Designer Lia Fagan. (I seem to make lots of Canadian friends—must be the hockey gusto.)
Lia can spy neglected furniture cowering in the corner of any second-hand store; and she has the beauty kit to give it new life – literally. Enjoy this guest post from Lia, where she introduces us [...] Read more »
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 »
Posted in Budget
on August 26th, 2010
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