5 Door Alternatives for Your Home

door alternatives for your home 5 Door Alternatives for Your Home

We all have them.  It seems that everywhere we look, they’re there.  What are they?  They are doors, and they are separating our houses and, sometimes, our families.  Of course, we need some doors for various reasons.  Standard doors are excellent as sound barriers and provide both security and privacy to your room. If you reside in a smaller home, every inch counts, and giving a door the space for a full swing could be tricky. If you own your house, or have a very easygoing landlord, try implementing some of these easy and inexpensive physical door alternatives.

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7 Modern Design Tips for Bedrooms

modern design tips for bedrooms 7 Modern Design Tips for Bedrooms

Interior designers like to think they have a monopoly when it comes to design tips for bedrooms, but they are wrong. Anyone can transform their hovel into a contemporary masterpiece, thanks to the materials and technology available to us. You only need to have a clear vision of what you’d like to achieve to make it possible.

Learn some great tips and tricks to help turn your dull bedroom into a stylish space that will change your life. There are many design tips for bedrooms to consider when taking on such a project.

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Great Solutions for Small Space Living

This conversation about living in small spaces was sponsored by Pottery Barn.  Great Solutions for Small Space Living

tips for small space living Great Solutions for Small Space Living

When you are living in small spaces, like a dorm room or an apartment with many roommates, you need to invest in pieces that can do double duty. Storage is usually at a premium, and you have to be sure that your furniture pieces are in the right scale. Here are some tips to make the most of your small spaces. We’ll be using pieces from Pottery Barn’s PB Teen line to demonstrate the tips for small space living.

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Kleenex Style in the Powder Room

Thanks to Kleenex Style for sponsoring today’s conversation.  Kleenex Style in the Powder Room

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I’m in the process of moving, which everyone knows is NO FUN. None. Not at all. Zero fun zone. In my new place, I have a very small guest bathroom. I suppose it’s more of a powder room, but the fact remains – that thing’s tiny, man!

I realized one day that there was no towel ring or towel rack for a hand towel. More importantly, there is nowhere convenient to hang one, either. What’s a great hostess, like me, to do? Of course I had to figure out some kind of solution. I mean, people need & want to wash their hands, right?!?!

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DIY Washi Tape Switch Plate Cover Tutorial

Scotch Expressions sent us samples to play with.  This DIY washi tape switch plate tutorial was the result.

washi tape switchplate DIY Washi Tape Switch Plate Cover Tutorial

I have always been a fan of fancy switchplate and outlet covers.  I spent many an hour decoupaging switchplates, and everyone knew what they were getting for holidays.  Sometimes, if they were especially nice to me, I’d even take requests!

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Novogratz Brasil Furnishings at CB2 #CB2NovogratzBrasilSweepstakes

This post brought to you by CB2. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’ve been working on re-doing my house recently.  I’m tired of looking at the stuff I have, and I’m just ready for a totally fresh new look. 

Two of the things I love are color and texture.  I’m not afraid of color at all, and textures are one of the things that really add depth to whatever you’re doing.  That’s part of the reasons why I like CB2 and Novogratz Collection

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I particularly love the Botao Stripe ottoman.  While the sectional is kind of cool, we had a sofa like that before, and we’d regularly lose stuff between the pieces.  Of course, you could also move it into absolutely any configuration. 

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Building an Art Collection on a Budget

buildanartcollection Building an Art Collection on a Budget

Herbert Vogel, who passed away last year at the age of 89, was a retired postal clerk from New York. To all intents, along with his librarian wife Dorothy, Herbert lived a normal life. However, together, they were one of the most fascinating and unassuming art collectors the world has ever known.

From the early sixties onwards, they brought together over 4,700 works of art, which they stored in their humble one-bedroom apartment. It was a passionate endeavour, one that they managed to enjoy on their modest incomes.

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Getting Organized with ClosetMaid

closetmaidshelf2 555 x 740 Getting Organized with ClosetMaid

I am a bit of a messy person.  I may or may not have mentioned this before, I really can’t remember.  Anyway, my mess issues are three or four-fold.  I’m a bit of a packrat, you see.  I can’t bear to throw anything away, always believing that it’s going to be the perfect item I need for some project.  Well, that’s not totally true.  I throw lots of stuff away, but if I deem it has value, it has to stay FOREVER

I am always in the midst of a project – or ten – and I have half projects sitting all over.  I tend to do projects assembly line rather than one from start to finish.  Since it’s a beautiful day I might as well paint everything I ever thought about making all at once.  Or I might was well glue everything since I have it out. 

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