Amazing Shed Transformations

Artist’s Shed Sure, sheds can hold shovels and rakes, but why should garden tools have all the fun? Start with an existing shed, kit or pre-fab, and transform it into a teahouse, library or secret nook for afternoon naps. This artist’s retreat began as a simple garden shed. Custom touches like skylights and French doors…

This Week: White Cabinets with Brass

Having a “buddy system” when it comes to kitchen design can have amazingly beautiful results. The following three kitchens show how white cabinetry and brass finishes can get along swimmingly. Standard Kitchen & Bath 1. Warm and Bright Designers:Adam and Amber Ford (also the homeowners), through Standard Kitchen and Bath Location: Knoxville, Tennessee Size: 90 square feet (8.3…

It’s Pinteresting: Most Popular Outdoor Rooms

Browsing the most popular deck, balcony and porch photos from the last quarter had me asking one question: Is there anything that we do inside that we don’t do outside these days? With the advances in weather-resistant fabrics, the versatile lighting options available and the wide variety of outdoor furnishings on the market, indoor-outdoor living…

How to Beat the Texas Heat for $14

Remember that heat wave we just endured? In the continued quest to save you time and money, the slight temperature dip this week has led to price drops on one of my favorite ways to beat the heat. Our recommendation: If you were as hot as I was last week and you want some cooling…

This 63-Foot Laundry Room Is Your New Dream

“After” photos by Tessa Neustadt Laundry Room at a Glance Who lives here: A family of four with a dog and cat Location: Pasadena, California Size: 63 square feet (5.9 square meters) Designer: Stefani Stein Before: The laundry room lacked many functions the family wanted. After living in the home for many years they decided it was time to remodel this…

25 Biggest Decorating Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

25: Toilet Rugs Toilet rugs are cut to fit around the toilet and sometimes have the carpet-like matching seat cover. Solution: Small Rectangular Rug Opt for a rectangular rug placed away from the base of the toilet like this one 24: Too Many Photos You’re either a photo person or you’re not. Photo people feel…

10 Design Ideas For The Week

David Heide Design Studio 1. Chimney-shaped backsplash. There’s no rule that says your backsplash has to conform to straight lines. Here, Coast Green granite forms a unique chimney-shaped backsplash that, teamed with V-groove wall paneling, a beadboard-paneled ceiling and black iron hardware, creates a charming classic cottage look. See more of this home Alexandra Crafton…

11 Design Tips to Start Off Your Week Strong

1. Paint your interior doors dark Photo credits: Caroline Sharpnack If your home has white walls and ceilings and you’re looking to add a little character to the interior without repainting the entire home, consider painting just your doors black or charcoal gray, as was done in this charming Nashville, Tennessee, home of former Paramore…

Make An Entrance

Make an Entrance With a Dramatic Front Door No matter your style, a special front door can add a lot to your home, inside and out1. Contemporary. Extending the beautiful wood of the door beyond its borders tricks the eye, making the door appear much larger than it is. The wood also adds warmth to…