Creativity

Creative Ways to Use Decorative Bulbs

Creative Ways to Use Decorative Light Bulbs

Now and then I’ll see a photo on some site or other that shows something interior design related that I think is so AWESOME and I CAN’T WAIT to try it myself. Recently I saw a terrific kitchen renovation online that had lighting consisting of simple sockets hanging from black cords; what made them AMAZING was the decorative bulbs used with the plain fixtures. Those bulbs made all the difference in the world and I COULDN’T WAIT to give that a whirl in my own home. (Okay, I’ll stop with the yelling; you just need to know how exited I get some times about this stuff.) Problem was, I didn’t have any fixtures that would lend themselves to the extra cool factor of using decorative bulbs. So, as usual, I decided I wanted to post about it so that all of you could benefit from my excitement, even if I can’t.

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Back to School Projects to Make for the Home

6 Back to School Projects

Sadly, back to school time is approaching, which means… back to school shopping! Hooray! In addition to an updated wardrobe, back to school preparation should consist of anticipating your needs within your living space to best fit your academic necessities. This might consist of a special writing station or electronic dock to charge your electronics. There are a number of projects that you can make yourself to fulfill your organizing and studying needs. Here is a collection of some of my favorites, from the simplest of projects to the more complex.

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The Best of Caesarstone’s Blizzard in the Kitchen

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The Best of Caesarstone’s Blizzard in the Kitchen

If you’ve been following along on my articles over the past year and a half, you will have noticed my frequent proclamation that white is the color for today’s kitchen. And this is coming from a girl who loves excessive patterns and colors! To me, nothing feels more refreshing and hygienic than white details with the cupboards and countertops. It’s like it’s begging for food to be placed on it. Plus, I find that white acts as a beautiful canvas for the food, especially if you’re into presenting the food to guests. Caesarstone has one of my favorite shades of white for countertops: Blizzard. It’s not stark and has a touch of warmness to it (despite the name) that evades throughout the space. Here are some of my favorite kitchens that use Caesarstone’s Blizzard.

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How to Incorporate Colorful Cabinets into Your Bathroom

Colorful Bathroom Cabinets

If you are like most homeowners or renters, your desire for great design and your budget don’t always line up. I’ve lived in a few homes that had great pros, but also had big cons. One major con always had to do with the bathrooms, usually in the form of ‘90s oak or ‘80s cherry. Of course my first desire was to replace the cabinets. But after looking at my budget realistically, I quickly decided that new cabinets weren’t the right answer. Enter painted cabinets.

A fresh coat of paint can instantly revive old, worn cabinets. After a good priming and painting, your bathroom will look good as new. And what colors should you consider? Bright, cheery colors are in trend right now. And with paint, once you’ve grown tired of a color, you just re-paint.

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7 Beautiful Barn Doors

7 Beautiful Barn Doors

Once upon a time the rustic style applied to only rustic interiors—interiors set in rural areas. Nowadays, the style can be applied to a variety of interiors from industrial to minimal to modern. My favorite way to add a dash of rustic is with a bold barn door. The barn door gives a hint of the country, while providing an element of the unexpected and practical. Some barn doors are real, actually from a barn, while others are made to look like a barn, and others are a makeshift barn feel. Any way you put it, I’m a fan of the sliding door feel and the ability the door has to enlarge a space with its floor-to-ceiling scale. Here are some of my favorite barn door applications in the home.

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How to Decorate with a Flat Screen TV

How to Decorate with a Flat Screen TV

For the first time in my adult life I have a TV in the house. We bought it so that I can use it to exercise, because heavens know I wasn’t being as productive in the great outdoors. Part of the reason I’ve been hesitant to get one is because, although flat screens are much more nimble than the old clunkers, I still find them super awkward and so, so black. In my dreams, it’s in a part of the house that is not so front and center, but we don’t have that luxury in our current apartment. Alternatively, it’s in a cupboard that can be raised and lowered like an elevator. But sadly, that’s not in the cards still. So, here are some inoffensive ways to display your flat screen TV.

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Treasure Chest: Using Industrial Tool Chests in Your Décor

Treasure Chest: Using Industrial Tool Chests in Your Décor

I was strolling through my local big box home improvement store the other day looking for a replacement battery for my home security system (you know I’m not a DIYer), and couldn’t help but notice the amazing selection of tool chests on display. I immediately began to imagine using some of them in interior design projects because, well, that’s just how my mind works. So, of course, when I got home I decided to do a quick online search to see how others have used these industrial wonders in their décor; I thought I’d share some of what I’ve found.

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How to Add a Pop of Color to Any Room with Painted Ceilings

How to Add a Pop of Color to Any Room with Painted Ceilings

Looking for a way to make your home décor more interesting? Painted ceilings are a fun and budget-friendly way to create personality in any space. I wanted to bring some color into my powder bathroom but didn’t want to paint over the white walls, so I opted to painted the ceiling in a mint green. The outcome was beautiful.

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An Affordable Flush Mount Light Goes Glam

An Affordable Flush Mount Light Goes Glam

I love that brass has made a big comeback in the design world, and I hope it’s here to stay for a while. Sometimes the finish comes at a higher cost though, as most of the big box stores are still focused on bronze as an alternative to the standard nickel fixtures that are still so prevalent. With a little DIY know-how though, you can transform a basic flush mount light into something a lot more luxe, which is just what Sarah Gibson did.

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Perfect Pair: Caesarstone and Subway Tile

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Perfect Pair: Caesarstone and Subway Tile

When it comes to interior design, versatility and endurance are two hallmarks of any great material. As both Caesarstone and subway tile are premium examples of both qualities, why not pair them together? Today I’m looking at kitchens that do just that, and do it in a variety of ways.

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