Alexia Summers

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Project ROYGBIV: A Rainbow of 20 Great Paint Color Inspiration Pics

Katie's Colorful Live/Work Space in Brooklyn<p>Making a big commitment like colorful walls can be a bit daunting, so spend some time getting cozy with …

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The Easiest Way to Bring Scandinavian Style Into Your House

Colors in vaporous blues, soft grays & milky whites.<p>Vaporous blues, soft grays, milky whites — they capture light, especially northern light, in the most remarkable ways. Designers share their favorite Swedish colors.

11 Design Problems SOLVED! in 2 Sentences Or Less

From how to make a small space look bigger to choosing a lampshade, we've got you covered (quickly!)<p>We won't lie and say that the decorating conundrums that have been haunting you are <i>easy</i> to solve. But we can share the most boiled-down, easy-to-pass-on advice from our own Ask-A-Designer expert Scot …

Quick Tip #7: How to Silence Squeaky Floor Boards

A quick dusting of <b>TALCUM POWDER</b> will silence those creaks and squeaks. Simply dust it on and help work it into the cracks with an old paint brush. …

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100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

125 DIY Ideas for the 3-Day Weekend

It's turned into a bit of a Labor Day tradition around here - we send you off on this pre-long-weekend Friday with a BIG list of ideas to inspire you …

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Suspended Floral Installations by Rebecca Louise Law | Colossal

<p>Rebecca Louise Law is a London-based installation artist known for her transformation of spaces using hundreds or thousands of suspended flowers. …

DIY Project: Fabric Covered Photo Mats

We all love a good gallery wall but, depending on the artwork, it can sometimes feel a little disjointed. One simple, and super chic solution is to …

How To Turn A Spare Bedroom Into Your Dream Closet

Lucky enough to have an under-used guest bedroom in your house? Consider converting it into the ultimate dressing room.<p>Interior design by Brooke Davenport. Photography by Victoria Pearson.<p><b>1.</b> Buy a garment rack (you can do so on amazon.com or etsy.com).<p><b>2.</b> Move a chic bench, sofa, or chair into the …

12 Air-Purifying Houseplants To Decorate Your Home With

Plants are very often used in interior décor and we tend to think that’s only due to their beauty and to the fact that they’re green and so they make …

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Vintage Door Knobs And How To Give Them A New Purpose

It’s been a while since I haven’t seen people who have door knobs in their homes or apartments. To be honest, I really like them and since I was a …

Brilliant Ways to Set Your Spring Table

Refresh your table with these ideas.<p>Ready for spring? Start by refreshing your table with crisp linens, potted blooms, and a pop of bright colors.

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DIY Projects With Cinder Blocks Ideas, Inspirations

I love writing about DIY projects. It seems that almost every time I do, I come across a new project involving the use of <b>cinder blocks</b>. These …

How to Remove Any Makeup Stain on Your Clothes

We've been there: You're rushing through your morning routine (every day!) and you walk out the door with liquid eyeliner on your sleeve or concealer rubbed off on your shirt collar. Next time it happens to you, consult this handy how-to-fix list.<p><b>Concealer, blush, eye liner, eyeshadow, and …

Do You Have a Dedicated Craft Space?http://apttherapy.com/1i3ZBqy Since we make crafts everywhere from our couch (knitting) to our kitchen table to the floor, I'm not sure I need a craft table. I would like to be able to reach for supplies from one space, however, instead of having bit and pieces stashed everywhere. What's your solution?

How to Keep Your Crystal Glassware Gleaming

Quickly remove smudges, film and waxy residue on your special occasion stemware.<p>Nothing makes a holiday dinner table more inviting than your special crystal serveware — as long as it looks its very best. Here's how to make spotty glasses, filmy decanters, and waxy candleholders sparkle.<p><b>Glasses:</b>To …

Nature-Inspired Beauty – How To Use River Stones In DIY Projects

River stones are so versatile and there are so many beautiful things you can do with them, from decorations to garden landscaping. What makes these …

The Best Time-Saving Laundry Gadgets You're Not Using

My favorite part of laundry day is when it's over, so I'm always looking for ways to make doing the wash a little less of a chore. Here are five …

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DIY Bentwood Pendant --> http://apttherapy.com/1i6WjCW Tasha at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body had admired the bentwood pendants at West Elm for some time, but it wasn't in her budget to purchase one. With a bit of ingenuity, a $40 investment, and some basic supplies, she managed to make an affordable homage to the original.

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …

15 Genius Ways To Use Champagne

Champagne's not just for drinking anymore. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p>Next time you pop open a bottle of bubbly, don't just grab a couple of flutes and chug it down. There are just too many fabulous things you can do with that champagne! From fantastic cocktails to …

You’re about three plates away from an empty dishwasher and that’s when you notice it: something sticking to your good plates like a maniacal barnacle. Do you know what to do? --> http://apttherapy.com/1noDZIv

45 Cozy Whitewashed Floors Décor Ideas

Continuing the theme of whitewashed designs, we’d like to tell you about whitewashed floors. Whitewashed wooden floors, just like walls, are amazing …

Copy This Idea From Tory Burch's Garden

The fashion designer shares the garden view outside her bedroom window—and we're very inspired. This piece originally appeared on elledecor.com.<p>It's no secret that fashion designer Tory Burch has a penchant for botanical prints and floral patterns in her designs (her Summer 2014 collection is very …

20 Multi-Color Images to Inspire Color at Home

When one color palette just won’t do, sometimes you have to create a whole new category. Last month’s DS Hashtag Challenge was all about COLOR and …

10 Bright White Rooms

Rooms in shades of white.<p>From snow-white kitchens that sparkle to ivory hues in the bathroom, the color brightens any room in your house.

The Gardening Trends You Should Know About

Our friends at Pinterest shared the season's most in-demand outdoor garden trends and the boards you should start following now. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.<p>Here's a look at some of the gardening ideas that Pinterest says are already trending this spring:<p><b>1. Vertical Gardens</b><p>…

Chandeliers - adding a little sparkle

Chandeliers - because adding a little bit of feminine glam and sparkle can only make your space better. I guarantee it. :)<p>Looking for a chandelier …

Give Your Bedroom A Luxurious Edge With a Decorative Canopy Bed

When it comes to the bedroom, there is no piece of furniture more important than the bed. This is the main attraction. It is the first thing people …

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