Interiors Latest issueThe indoors and out issue May 2014 In this issueLiving, dining, decorating indoors and out; three English style garden retreats; casual outdoor looks on the west coast, easy Meyer lemon tart; how to keep your pillows fresh and clean; and how to get the most of our outdoor living space. more PollYou Must select an option. Please try again. From the Editor 15 Cool Alcove Beds Home design DIY Kids Weddings Fashion and Style FOOD Cool stuff 15 Cool Alcove Beds Alcove beds are naturally fun for kids. Although they could be very practical in contemporary living spaces so they are good for adults too. Such beds are natural space saving solution because they usually occupies corners or other not the most practical parts of rooms.
DIY Tuesday: Mother's Day Gift Idea I decided to make a mini-book for my mama for Mother's Day (hoping she doesn't see this before then ;)) about "10 Things I Love about You." I decided to name this post "DIY Tuesday", since it's not really a tutorial, but more of a, well, a project that you can do-it-yourself :) *Edited to add (5/2/12): I changed the file so there is no longer a specific date on the "Happy Mother's Day" card at the end of the set. Now it can be used any year :) Enjoy! I made it pocket-size, 2"x3.5" (also business card size). I made a list of 10 things (of course there are way more than 10:)) that I wanted to include in the book.
Space Saving Tiny Apartment, New York This tiny but highly sophisticated studio apartment in the East Village of NYC has made us very proud, thanks to JPDA. Not only was it built as a super efficient multi-functional unit but with the use of detailed mill work, the storage capacity was very cleverly executed and resulted in a super stylish studio with a decent amount of floor space. Shouldn’t all NYC dwellers aim to live like this?
Ikea hacked coffee table turned upholstered ottoman furniture Published on November 6th, 2011 | by Jules IKEAHacker Materials: Klubbo coffee table DIY Creativity is essential for me as an individual, spouse, mom & friend. However, with five kiddos running crazy in the house I don’t have lots of time for projects that can’t be finished during nap time. Below you will find some of the diy posts I’ve done in the past. Most are my unique ideas. A few are inspired by someone else, the tutorials will give credit where it is due. Bloesem Friday, 4 March 2016 by Irene Hoofs We're officially moving to our new online platform, BloesemDesign.com! *throws confetti and pops champagne* It's been a long time coming and we're beyond thrilled to finally share with you guys this big step we're taking. Can't believe it's been almost 10 years since I started this blog as a space to share my interior inspirations.. So it sure feels pretty surreal to think how this blog has progressed and blossomed to a full-service creative studio complete with an amazing team behind it. The blog posts from both Bloesem Living and Bloesem Kids will continue to roll out, but on our integrated platform BloesemDesign.com instead!
Everyday tricks everyone should know « Daily Kitten Chat Forum Tricks every woman should know…Nik The last several are a few of my own I’ve discovered… Peel a banana from the bottom and you won’t have to 6 Summer Bunk Bed Rooms Whether you have a large family or a busy summer house, a bunk room is an ideal solution for accommodating lots of guests. Here are some of our favorites. This nautical-inspired bunk room in a Hamptons home by Steven Gambrel features lots of room for storage with built-ins and under-bed drawers.
Vinegar Tips - Cleaning with Vinegar White distilled vinegar is a popular household cleanser, effective for killing most mold, bacteria, and germs, due to its level of acidity. Cleaning with white distilled vinegar is a smart way to avoid using harsh chemicals. You’ll also be glad to know that it is environmentally friendly and very economical. To shine chrome sink fixtures that have a lime buildup, use a paste made of 2 tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar. Make your own scouring cleanser by combining 1/4 cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon liquid detergent. Add just enough white distilled vinegar to give it a thick but creamy texture.
To Faux or Not to Faux: Which is Better? The owners of this kitchen saved big bucks giving their old kitchen cabinets a faux finish. The new treatment gives the cabs a whole new feel to be sure, but I kinda liked the old feel better. How about you? Do you take to the darker color? How to make boxes from paint swatches If you've got paint chips sitting around begging to be made into something, try folding them into boxes for paperclips, thumbtacks, party favor candies, or tiny gifts. I made these from Behr swatches, available at Home Depot. You'll need paint swatches, double-stick tape, an X-acto knife, ruler, and cutting mat. For the box bottom, cut a 1/2" strip off each of the two rounded ends of the swatch. You should be left with a 5" x 5" square.
How To Make Any Curtain into a Shower Curtain I am thrilled to have my master bathroom complete! The kind and thoughtful comments that YOU, my awesome readers, have left over the past week have made the craziness all worth it. So thank you, thank you, thank you. How To Make A Stylish Photo Frame For Several Photos Here is a simple yet stylish photo frame that can accomodate quite many photos at once. The idea is very simple. Fasten twines on the empty frame and hang photos using clothes pins on them. You can use a frame you bought or a frame you made by yourself. To make it you just need to find some wood strips, sand them, paint or stain them and fasten together with the staples and nails.