Make This: Simple Clothesline Basket

Learn to make these minimal clothesline baskets.

If you’re anything like me, you have a running list of projects you want to try. Things you save repeatedly on Pinterest, ideas you scribble down in the back of your planner, or maybe you just keep a mental list in your brain. Clothesline baskets have been on my want-to-try list for forever, and this week I took the plunge. After conquering the first one, I want to make a million of these clothesline baskets. Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About Scandinavian Design


Scandinavian design 101
Image bia Bellevue

There is something about bright and airy Scandinavian design that just calls to the senses.

The soothing use of color and light; the negative space that allows the gaze to wander and breathe; the layers of cozy, natural textures that invite you to curl up with a good book; it’s no surprise that Nordic style is so popular. If you’re thinking about a Scandinavian-inspired room makeover, want to know what the heck “hygge” is all about, or are curious about where Scandinavian design comes from, this is the post for you! Continue Reading

Make This: DIY Incense Holder, Plus the Lowdown on Aromatherapy

DIY clay incense holder

One of my favorite things about the autumn months is coming home at night and snuggling by the heater under warm blankets with candles or incense burning in the background. The heavenly scents help me to unwind after a long day at work, and incense holders are so easy to make that there's no excuse not to have a stick or two burning away while you cozy up and get stuck into that good book. Click through to learn how to make your own DIY incense holder, and head to the bottom of the post for more information about the benefits of incense!        Continue Reading

Simple, Minimal Felt Placemats You Can DIY

DIY These: Simple Felt Placemats

Around the middle of September every year, my interest in food (and eating said food) spikes by like 110%. I start saving new recipes on my phone, researching different restaurants, and expanding my shopping horizons at the grocery store. I imagine it relates to some ancient hardwiring in my body as winter approaches – at least that’s what I’m tell myself as I’m stuffing my face. I’m already thinking about the hot meals I’m going to be preparing in the cold of winter, and wanted some simple felt placemats to pair those meals with.        Continue Reading

Make This: Minimal Magnetic Towel Bar

Make this minimal magnetic towel bar

Currently I’m living in a place with a kitchen that must hold some sort of record for tininess. There are four drawers, a couple of cabinets, and exactly one countertop. Said countertop is about 2.5 square feet, and that’s literally my entire cooking workspace. Suffice it to say, I need to be wise about kitchen organization if I want to keep from going crazy. Knowing there’s absolutely no room to store things horizontally, I recently went vertical with this magnetic paper towel holder.     Continue Reading

Make It: A Modern DIY Outdoor Fire Pit (Plus a Before & After)!

created at: 04/05/2012

All those fabulously lush and modern patios yesterday had me craving one of my own, especially one with an awesome fire pit like this!  Check out the “after” to see what I’m talkin’ about, folks.  It’s minimalist perfection.   


created at: 04/05/2012

Ta-da!  Steel cubed wonder!  Morgan from The Brick House built this bad boy for less than a hundred dollars (which is far, far cheaper than you could buy a “modern fire pit” for… TRUST).  It gives me hope that I could pull off something similar.   Continue Reading

Make It: A Minimal and Modern DIY Wall Clock!

created at: 12/08/2011

I love everything about this clock.  Everything.  It appeals to my inner minimalist in ways I can’t describe!  It’s also one of the easiest DIY projects ever created–and that’s not just hyperbole, folks!  It really is.  The trick is in the clock face: can you guess what it’s made from?   


Did you figure it out?  If you guessed that this wood beauty is made from a round serving tray, you’re correct!  Here’s a lollipop.  One thing I love about this fact is that there is a huge, huge, huge variety of stylish laminated birch trays available, so making an awesome wall clock that fits your personality is easy!   Continue Reading

White Hot: The Ultimate Modern Kitchen Roundup!

created at: 08/06/2011

Normally, I have what can only be described as an insatiable appetite for color.  If you looked around my home, it would hit you like a ton of bricks: Purple chair! Green walls! Blue walls! Orange sofa!  You get the picture.  But lately I’ve been really loving the idea of having an all-white kitchen (I might sneak a few pops of color in there, though, I can’t help myself).  So, in my constant search for inspiration, I rounded up a few a bunch of my favorite modern kitchens in this oh-so-clean and crisp palette.   Continue Reading

Make It: A DIY Minimalist Swing Arm Lamp

created at: 06/06/2011

Inspired by the Prouvé Potence Lamp, this DIY version is just as sleek and minimal without the maximum price tag!  


The original, designed in 1950 by Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand, goes for a cool $1720.  But, like any true DIYer, Logan from the blog OneFortyThree heeded the call and took the challenge to make his own.  And with an eye toward design and some sweet skills, he did just that – for a fraction of the cost, of course! Continue Reading

10 Gorgeous Minimal Kitchens

I’ve become a fan of kitchens that don’t look like kitchens. You know, cabinets that look more like furniture, appliances that don’t announce their presence, that kind of thing. Of course, the ultimate in the kitchens that don’t look like kitchens are those of the minimal persuasion, and these are some of the most stunning examples one can find. 

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The Minimal kitchen by Varenna (Poliform) 7

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