What color to paint the frames of some neat little animal prints from a yard sale? [more inside]
Help me find blackout/lined curtains without breaking the bank. [more inside]
I'm slow. It took me many years to have this revelation re: home organization: "If an object is not frequently used and is not decorative, it should be put away" (unless, of course, you have incredibly little storage space). So what's the next revelation? Or some corollaries of this one which might flesh out this basic idea?
I want to mount narrow shelves at the back of my kitchen counters, along the top of the backsplash. I have not been able to find anything suitable to match the dark decor. I have black laminate counters with dark cherry-finish wood cabinets. All the hardware in our house is oil-rubbed bronze. See PHOTOS. [more inside]
Where can I buy cool and inexpensive floor rugs/runners online? Please no IKEA or anything trying to look like IKEA-- their textiles mostly look tired to me.
Home-decor-filter: I am completely in love with a factory cart that I want to use as a coffee table. Looks kinda like this. Found it on craigslist. But I'd like to help it stand a bit taller... ideas? [more inside]
What are your favorite simple home decor craft projects? [more inside]
So. This renovation just keeps getting worse. Now the bedroom is involved. Help me brainstorm new flooring, wall color, and keep me sane. [more inside]
How to tie a knot in a cord when both ends are fixed? [more inside]
I'm a grown-up. I love glow-in-the-dark stuff. Suggestions? [more inside]
I need creative bedside 'table' ideas for a day bed in a corner. [more inside]
Considering moving into a basement apartment, just can't get over the basement-ness of it all. Any strategies for making it feel more welcoming? [more inside]
Have you ever painted interior brick? Should I? [more inside]
What are these things behind the Keatons? This is a picture of the Keaton family from Family Ties. What are those things on the wall behind them? My sister has seen one on the set of Laverne & Shirley as well.
What are your best tricks to make a space feel put together and cozy? [more inside]
Help me decorate my office with posters and pictures of inspirational figures. [more inside]
I am looking for a small square rug to place under our breakfast table, and I need to find it fast in Austin, TX. Where in Austin should I look for such rugs? [more inside]
We are in the midst of a kitchen renovation project, and our cabinets arrived. We ordered victorian white, which looked off white in the showroom, but now that it's in our kitchen the cabinets have a pinkish hue. Pink was not what we were looking for. We're doing absolute black honed granite counter tops, and are trying to decide on what color to paint the room and ideas for the backsplash. Here's a link to a picture of the cabinets. The question: how can we subdue, or neutralize the pinkish hue?
Where in London can I get nice, cheap things to decorate my room? [more inside]
I am renting a room in shared house, which means that, as with many roomies/housemates, the bulk of my possessions have to live in one room. Please suggest blogs or tips for organising and making the place look nice! [more inside]
Decorating Filter: I'm moving to a new apartment and finally want to rid myself my cheap, student cultch and want to have a more modern, adult decor. Problem One - I don't know what I need to avoid/get rid of to keep my new place looking professional rather than studenty. Problem Two - I don't have a giant amount of money to spend on new items to decorate with. [more inside]
How can I best use the top of my refrigerator? What's on top of your fridge? [more inside]
What can I do to make my apartment more beautiful and interesting using items purchased from an art supply store? [more inside]
I'm moving into an boring, cheap looking, small one-bedroom apartment and I would love to see loads of pictures of how one might decorate a space with no fireplace, large windows, hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, or hanging lights. [more inside]
Best cure for a cold bed? [more inside]
Please tell me about the coziest, softest, and most comfortable things in your home. [more inside]
How can I introduce some color in my very brown apartment - AND - can you recommend some cheap sources for cool/hip furnishings & paintings? [more inside]
Where can I buy a hammered-silver, round mirror for a Christmas gift? [more inside]
Is there a name or term for the aesthetic these blogs contain? [more inside]
Seeking free/cheap print-quality stuff online with which to decorate our new home! [more inside]
Where can I buy tacky office decorations in Chicago? [more inside]
Decor-challenged homeowner seeks pet-proof window coverings. Please share your experiences and recommendations. [more inside]
Need some ideas for home furnishing/design blogs... [more inside]
What office accessories can you not live without? [more inside]
I am looking for a kitchen mascot: a cast iron pig with a cute face. Help me find one to purchase. This one would be perfect.
How can I turn my house into Nemo's lair? [more inside]
What should I do with a bunch of glass shelves that I came across? [more inside]
I have a large and beloved collection of People's History posters. Last year I had them mounted on thin foamcore (thinness illustrated here), thinking that would lengthen their lives, but I cannot keep them on my walls. [more inside]
Help me figure out a solution for textured rental walls? [more inside]
I just bought a condo and am looking for websites that are dedicated to doing DIY things to improve your home ranging from doing cheap/green projects, cool home gadgets, to major remodeling jobs... [more inside]
I need ideas for creating my wall of maps. [more inside]
Help my NYC apartment feel more like a Seattle home. [more inside]
Where can I find the fabric/material several grocery chains are using to make cheap reusable bags these days? Is it as cheap as it appears? [more inside]
Shopping filter: Seeking a very simple maple or oak bar stool, about 30" high, with a square or rectangular top. Preferably solid wood, but good quality composite material is ok. Must have flat top... we plan to use it as a bedside table. This stool at target.com is the perfect shape and size, but the wrong color. I need a warm-toned maple, oak, ash. I've already looked at many retail sites... ikea, overstock, pottery bran, west elm. Any suggestions? We would prefer to order within the U.S. to save on shipping.
How can I have a nice house when I have such a hard time paying money for furniture? [more inside]
Inspire me! Where are your absolute favorite places to find incredible, unique interior and outdoor decorating treasures and bargains in Los Angeles (or online)? I'm looking for cool stuff to fill/cover walls, floors, windows, garden, patio, home office... you name it! [more inside]
I am looking for sites that specialize in atypical (not chinese or japanese) ethnic decor, furniture and/or art. Think: Turkish, Moroccan, or Indian home decor. [more inside]
I'm a fan of mid-century modern design. We've just bought an apartment in a building from that era (1961), and want to furnish it appropriately. We've got some vintage stuff we've collected over the years, and have bought some new stuff from Ikea and elsewhere that fits the bill. I'm also planning to build or modify some simple items (shelves, an entertainment center) in mid-century style -- and here's where I've run into a major problem: I can't seem to find paint in that very dark, almost-black brown that is so characteristic of the period. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I'd like to do some interior design/cozying to my sailboat's interior. Before charging off with a sewing machine and some rubber cement, I thought it might be good to seek some advice. Got any? [more inside]