One of the trends I’ve been trying to figure out how to incorporate into my own home is the sliding barn door. Up until recently, barn doors were a high-end privacy solution, due to the expense of the specialized hardware required to make them slide. Fortunately, intrepid DIYers have been working on money-saving solutions to that! This is no longer a design feature that is out of reach. Here are five examples of barn doors that homeowners designed and installed themselves. Enjoy!
I’ve got fireplaces and mantels on my brain this week. I’m loving the look of stacked stone, so I was very drawn to this beautiful living room designed by Color Drunk Designs that was recently featured at House of Turquoise. I looked around to find five of the best tutorials for projects that you could do yourself to replicate the look of this room. If you are up for a little DIYing, you can definitely get this look at bargain prices! Scroll down to find the five ways I found to decorate a living room with a dramatic fireplace.
I squealed with excitement when I spotted this laundry royom entry in Apartment Therapy’s Room for Color Contest. The combo of turquoise and yellow is one of my favorite color pairings, for sure. Designer wallpaper, paneled walls, marble counters, gorgeous cabinets….this room has got it going on! Check out these 5 Ways to Get This Look
As the days get warmer, I’m drawn more and more to the kind of colors that decorate beach towels and umbrellas. Sun-drenched rooms have the light to be able to handle saturated colors. This room by Holly Hollingsworth Phillips of The English Room was featured at House of Turquoise. It’s a good example of how a room with great natural light can support a bright, busy mix of color and pattern. Check out the tutorials I found for DIYing several elements of this inspiration room.
The trick to doing eclectic design well is to be thoughtful about what you are using and how you are using it in the room, and to find ways to tie the different styles of furniture and accessories together, so the room won’t look like a thoughtless jumble. In the case of this office, it’s a color pallet of jewel tones: ruby red, emerald green, and turquoise. I found five similar elements that have successfully been put together by do-it-yourselfers. Check out these 5 Ways to Get This Look for Less.
There’s something about a pretty laundry room that really appeals to me. It’s probably because I love the idea of making a room that’s as utilitarian as a laundry room one of the loveliest spaces in a house. Check out my latest laundry room obession, designed by Hooper Patterson Interior Design and featured at House of Turquoise. I looked around for tutorials on other blogs to give you a few ideas for ways that you could put together a laundry room like this one, DIY style. Come check out these 5 Ways to Get This Look.
You guys, I think I’m in love…..with A ROOM. This room, a beautifully decorated sitting room in the home of Katelyn James. Katelyn is a photographer, and her artist’s eye for color and design really shows in this room that she decorated herself. I can appreciate the fact that this room doesn’t have to be full of furniture to make a style statement. It’s simply a beautiful room.
Winter is looooong where I come from. And sometimes, I girl’s gotta dream about bright sun and warm waves. I spotted this beach house designed by Echelon Custom Homes that was recently featured at House of Turquoise, and inside was this amazing bedroom. If you’d love to make your home a year-round beach house then check out the following 5 Ways to Get This Look.
Over and over again, I hear how hard it is to decorate for tween-age girls. When I saw this bedroom by stylist Sarah Gunn featured at House of Turquoise, it seemed like the perfectly decorated solution to the tween girl bedroom dilemma. Since this is such a great example of a tween girl’s bedroom, I went ahead and looked around the web for five ways that you could DIY elements of this room for less.
One of the things I love about blogging is that it widens my circle of friends so much…and I get to virtually visit many more homes during the Christmas season. This year, I’ve seen lots of homes decorated in lovely winter whites and traditional reds and greens. What I can’t get enough of, though, are the pictures I’m seeing of halls that are decked in less less traditional color schemes. They’ve inspired me to break the mold with my own decor, this year. Today I’m sharing 5 Ways to Have a Colorful Christmas.