Before and After: Emily Henderson’s Airy and Colorful Guest Room Makeover

Do you ever see a room and sometimes think, “OMG. If I were reincarnated, I would come back as this room!”? No? Just me? Well, this guest room — by the always fabulous Emily Henderson — is my next self, I just know it.           

As per usual, Emily has chronicled the whole transformation from start to finish (in her characteristically hilarious way) over on her blog, Style by Emily Henderson. It’s pretty awesome to see the whole design process unfold, so definitely check it out — plus, there are tons of pretty photos, of course. Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes of Curbly.com: Capree’s Whole-Home Office

created at: 01/25/2011

In the final days of our “Work_____” series, we thought it was only fair to give you a tour of the offices, studios, and desks of the folks that make Curbly happen. So, have a peek at the spaces where our articles are researched and written, photos shot and edited, mistakes made, things learned, and the DIY community built.

created at: 01/30/2011
Name: Capree Kimball
Location: Salt Lake City, UT

What sort of activities or projects do you work on in this space?
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Turn a Pine Dresser Into a Silver Leaf Bedside Table

You know how it goes. Family’s coming in town for the holidays, you’ve thrown your junk into the sparsely furnished spare bedroom and now you’re scurrying to spruce up the joint. One thing you’ll need to win over your mother-in-law is a bedside table instead of a t.v. tray. Grab an old junker at Goodwill, Salvation Army, or a thrift store and quickly get to work. Here’s what you need:

created at: 12/07/2010

created at: 12/07/2010

Barbara at HodgePodge turned an Ikea dresser into a sparkling showpiece. Continue Reading

How to Enhance What You Have in a Guest Bedroom Makeover

created at: 03/29/2010

We’ve all had white rooms where furniture was dumped and that was that. One day you look in and decide you can’t stand it for one more minute. This guest room was in serious need of some TLC.

The homeowner wanted to keep the four poster bed and her grandfather’s desk. Instead of limiting the options of the decorator, this seemed to have set up a nice roadmap for the trip. Take a look at how designer, Anne Turner Carroll turned this blank slate into an eye-popping cozy guest hideaway.  Continue Reading