Each room of your home serves a specific purpose. The kitchen exists to nourish. The living room is there for relaxation. The dining room, for fellowship. And we don’t need to go into the details of what the bathroom is for. But arguably the most important room of your home is the bedroom. It’s your sanctuary, your safe space. It’s the place where you go to lie unconscious for 6-8 hours in order to function properly as a human being! Continue Reading
When we moved into our current apartment, we decided to mount our TV on the wall. Mainly, this was because our cats liked to stand in front of it, but we also just liked the look! Now, it's over a year later and there's nothing on that wall except a TV, which is the eyesore of the room. I'm a BIG TV fan, but I don't like the look of a giant black screen singled out on my wall. Continue Reading
Heads up: this is not a post about how our family doesn’t watch TV. We are a busy family, like any other, but we do love to watch our favorite shows and sports. Instead, I want to share how our family manages to enjoy television with out spending a ton of money on cable TV service each month.
We decided to cut the cord nine years ago, and haven’t looked back. We’ve had to adapt our methods as networks and subscriptions have changed, but I don’t think we missed anything we have really wanted to watch. Continue Reading
As a lover of film and TV, this might be my favorite wall art shopping guide so far! It was also really, really, really hard to narrow it down to a mere 20 prints. My suggestion?? Hit up your favorite online marketplace (Etsy, Society6, Cargoh, Supermarket, etc.) and do a search for the shows you love the most. It’ll blow your mind. Meanwhile, here are my picks for awesome movie- and TV-inspired prints! Continue Reading
The Pritchett family, in ABC’s Modern Family, have a super sleek and modern dining room. Today we’re going to capture the style for ourselves but on an IKEA budget.
A great substitute for the Pritchett’s dining chairs are ITALMODERN’s Cosimo ($396 for two); a glass-topped TORSBY table from IKEA ($150); a minimal, white TORSBY sideboard ($299), a a BILLY wall shelf ($40), a rectangular pendant lamp from Lamps Plus ($128); a jazzy abstract by Pascal Magis from All Posters ($57), a shiny green Zuo Modern Amanda Vase from Walmart ($32), and, finally, on the wall Benjamin Moore‘s pirate’s chest 230 and on the window trim their abstracta 322. Continue Reading
Before we begin, let’s take a few moments to reflect the being who is Matt Bomer. Not only does he play Neal Caffery, the main character in USA’s White Collar, he is without a doubt the most beautiful man walking the planet. (If you disagree, I’d be happy to argue the point in the comments below.) Now, on to the topic of this post: how to get the White Collar look.
One of the most interesting sets on television today is Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment. Every time I watch an episode of TBBT, I invariably notice something I hadn’t seen before. I’ve now found myself actually looking for details I might have missed. This ‘Where’s Waldo?’ type game can be played when viewing all the characters’ living spaces, but most particularly when watching hijinx unfold at Sheldon and Leonard’s. SO…today I decided to share my obsession and compile elements in their living area just in case anyone out there would like to copy their geek-chic interior. Continue Reading
If you’ve never checked out our Ask a Question forum, now’s the time to start. It’s a perfect place to ask for help with home improvement and decor questions, and you can help others out by offering your own expert (or amateur) advice.
I thought I’d highlight some of the more interesting recent questions from the forum today (please add your answers or suggestions if you have any):
xox_nicole: How can I make a clawfoot tub into a couch?
Mark Bennett’s artwork is very unique and utterly cool. He reverse-engineers fictional homes from TV series and sells them as artwork/blueprints. And if you can read the fine lettering on the image above, you’ll see that it’s the blueprint for none other than Wayne Manor.
He’s also done the entire town of Mayberry.
And, probably the most awesome fictional home of all time, Jeannie’s bottle!
If you’ve ended up on the non-NBC side of last week’s titantic Tonight Show decision, then show off your pride with this DIY “Team Conan” t-shirt. Designed by yarnstress Vickie Howell (on whom I have a not-even-a-little-bit-secret crush), it’s as easy as download, transfer, and color.
- Plain T-shirt
- Tulip Fabric Markers
- Transfer Paper & Pencil
- Conan Template (see below)
- Masking Tape
Get the template and instructions here!