Tuesday’s Tips: updating a dated dining set

There are a few things you can do to spruce up a dated hand-me-down dining room set. Taking away chairs from one side, and adding a bench or taking away the head chairs to add two newer ones can add some extra oomph. You can also add new fabric to the seats in modern patterns…

Decorating with benches…

I purchased a wood bench from TJ Maxx with every intention on using it for dining seating. I love the idea of a dining table with a casual bench side. Then I end up purchasing a bar height curved triangle dining table and 2 bar height curved benches. I was going to return the lower…

Design Takeaways 1.8.15

I want to stumble across some really cool bar stools while thrifting. I want some that can easily be reupholstered and spray painted…. The gold stands out in this bathroom. Has anyone ever painted their hardware? I heard you shouldn’t but I think it may work for handles and pulls…  The paneling in this bedroom…

Tuesday’s Tips: small space ideas for attics and apartments

If you have a sloped ceiling or need to make an attic space liveable, simply arrange the furniture in a way that makes the most sense. Here you see the dresser is against the shorter wall which is smart because you don’t need much clearance above a dresser. Turning cubed bookshelves on the side or…

What is that, velvet?…

It’s almost that time of year where fashions have heavier textiles. Velvet and suede are some fabric choices that makes a home feel cozy, warm and plush…just like these interiors… {Gilt} The TEAL WALL & NAILHEAD trim details makes this design gender neutral… One of my favorite designers is Candace Olson of HGTV. She really knows how…

Benches + Chairs+ Table = Comfy Cozy Nooks…

One modern way to design a dining or kitchen space is to create as much seating as possible. Typically nooks or benches have more space. Placing different chairs on surrounding sides and a bench, ottoman or sofa on the other creates an interesting look. The worst thing you can do most times is having matching…