Make the most of your Easter celebration by preparing a brunch table with a few easy, handcrafted items. “A couple of special touches will make...
Right at Home: Concrete Gains Ground as Decorative Material
The Pantheon. The Panama Canal. The Hoover Dam. When you think of concrete, you might imagine great feats of engineering, or at least highway overpasses... Read more
Let’s Get Organized – Part II
I wrote before about the virtues of having a well-ordered closet. Now here is part two of how to organize your closets, drawers, and your... Read more
Get a Head Start on Spring with These Garden Prep Tips (Infographic)
The days are short, the ground is cold, and most vegetable gardens are dormant. But that’s no reason to neglect them. A little prep now... Read more
Real or Engineered Hardwood Flooring?
Choosing a floor is an essential part of any home improvement or renovation project. Homeowners looking for a classic look throughout their home may opt... Read more
From Pastels to ‘Noir,’ the Colors of 2015 Decor
For 2015, the hot colors in home decor range from yummy ice cream pastels to a few deep, saturated hues. The pastels include blush, sky... Read more
Right on the Money: Save or Splurge?
Decorating your home is always exciting, whether you’re working with a designer or putting your own design skills to work. But when it comes time... Read more
Aging Gracefully: How Midcentury Modern Classics Adapted
NEW CANAAN, Conn.— In the years after World War II, when suburban towns were still “the country,” this unassuming village an hour north of Manhattan... Read more
Managing the Crazy: Some Tips on Parenting Two Kids Under 2
NEW YORK — Monaco has royal parents of newborn twins, and Britain’s Kate and William will soon have a second little prince, but will parenting... Read more
Creative Decorating With Houseplants, From Floor to Ceiling
In homes where space and time are precious, the future of the humble houseplant may depend on whether it can earn its keep. Houseplants that... Read more
6 DIY Jewelry Organizers That Double as Bedroom Decor
The problem with jewelry boxes, is that your pendent necklaces and fun bangles don’t only get all tangled up, you only get to show them... Read more
10 Ways to Make a Small Kitchen Look Larger
No Space? No Problem! Here’s a step-by-step plan on how to make a small kitchen look and feel larger. 1. Repaint. A simple coat of... Read more
De-Clutter Your Home
When the topic of storage comes up, I am reminded of the hilarious skit by the late George Carlin who joked about the “stuff” we... Read more
Should You Buy a Tankless Water Heater?
There’s a new hot water heater on the market, one that promises to be more efficient and compact than the standard gas-fired hot water heater—the... Read more
Books as Decor: Versatile but Meaningful Design Elements
NEW YORK—Some people love the look of a bookshelf stuffed with books and what that represents. Others see books as clutter and wonder why anyone... Read more
6 Incredible Projects From Crafty DIY Couples
It’s February and love is in the air, especially in the world of creative DIYers. But with Valentine’s Day around the corner, maybe it’s time... Read more
Paper-cutting Polish Style
I have a Polish heritage, so I suppose it’s not surprising that as I travel along my creative journey I am finding inspiration in traditional... Read more