Caleb Simmons

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How to Cut Curves in Wood

Expert tips for marking, cutting and fine-tuning curves<p>Draw the sides and ends of the trammel. Trace around the base plate and drill holes for the …

A Natural Light Tip That Will Have Strobists Selling Their Lights

One of the most noticeable differences between portraits taken outside using natural light as opposed to artificial light is the background. Images …

Inside a Connecticut Lake House With Stunning Color

Susanna Salk's Connecticut home.<p>When design writer Susanna Salk bought a lake house in Connecticut, the idea was to spruce it up and flip it. Instead, she and her family discovered they never wanted to leave. Read the interview with Salk here.

Why You Should Paint Your Furniture

Paint it chalky white, to be exact.<p>Paint it chalky white, to be exact. Miles Redd shares his tried-and-true way of making old pieces feel new again.

Kitchen Renovations: When to Save & When to Splurge

A kitchen reno can get pricey. Before you know it, your fancy floor tiles and gorgeous cabinets have swallowed up half the budget and you haven't …

Home Improvement

DIY Towel Rack & Shelf

I finished this project for my bathroom yesterday! And I have a few items in the mail so that I can finish up a few more DIY projects and finally …

How To Choose the Perfect Paint Color? Look at The Light

(Image credit: Nasozi Kakembo)<p>Paint color and light go hand in hand, and are a complex couple. Your paint color will look different depending on the …

Google Earth

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Mattress

(Image credit: Melissa DiRenzo)<p>My current mattress is 10+ years old. The one before that was an air mattress, and the one before <i>that</i> was an ancient …

Before & After: An Affordable Mid-Century Modern Couch Makeover

After recently moving into a new place, I was on the hunt for a new couch. I've been in love with the mid-century style for awhile now but the ones I …

Mid-Century modern

Before & After: A Creative Solution for a No-Closet Bedroom

When you don't have a closet, it might make sense to fill your bedroom with big furniture so you can pack away your clothes and accessories, hiding …

Small Spaces

Decor Ideas to Steal from The Surf Lodge

The Surf Lodge is nestled in the Long Island town of Montauk, a quintessential beach town with deep roots in fishing and surfing. A recent resurgence …

9 Clever Ways To Use A Bookshelf

Check out our favorite ideas.<p>Yes they look great standing upright, filled with books. But who knew bookshelves could moonlight as bars, cat scratching posts, and gardens? Check out our favorite ideas

DIY Lighting Ideas: 10 Affordable DIY Projects for Expensive-Looking Modern Lights

(Image credit: Brit + Co)<p>If a light fixture adds light and warmth to a room, a sleek, modern one adds a touch of sophistication and style. But not …

DIY

The Mason Jar Blender Trick: Do You Know About This?

Sometimes there are kitchen tips that float around on the Internet for years before you bump into them. Sometimes those tips are potentially …

Try This: Paint the Wall Behind a Shelf to Make Vignettes Pop

(Image credit: Justina Blakeney)<p>I love when people display trinkets in their home; vignettes of beloved objects tell stories about their owners' …

Living Rooms

Before & After: A Color-Lovers' Cabinet

99% of the time, a great-but-rundown piece of furniture inspires a before & after project, but color-lover Gretchen was so obsessed with Martha …

DIY Concrete Countertops

The most-requested tutorial from last week's laundry room reveal was by far and away the concrete counters. Many of you asked if this treatment is …

Just In: West Elm's New Fall Collection (including a Mini Smeg Fridge!)

West Elm emailed pics from their new collection, which launched today. A few items jumped right out at us, in West-Elm-speak, as both "new and …

Fall Fashion

BEFORE & AFTER: The 10-Times-Brighter Powder Room

One homeowner turns a rust-colored bathroom into a bright and airy room that's full of life. This piece originally appeared on elledecor.com.<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing</i> …

How To Photograph A Wedding Like A Total A**hole

The best advice we have for wedding guests who fancy themselves photographers is to leave the picture-taking duties to the professionals.<p>Unfortunately, there is always going to be someone who doesn't heed that advice. In a new video from the Toronto Star's Master Glass series, photographer Randy …

Before & After: What To Do With A Grimy Garage Sale Side Table

Nicole found this side table at her neighbor's garage sale for practically nothing. Because it was so small (and cheap) that she wouldn't feel bad if …

Creative Reuse: A-Frame Bookshelves Made from Old Ladders

Some DIY ideas are so simple and obvious, it's surprising to me that the internet hasn't already been flooded with their genius. The ladder turned …

Storage Ideas

5 Things to Run Away From as a Renter

Some years ago I moved to DC, and after checking out a number of apartments I finally found one that seemed like a gem. It was a large, 8-story …

Washing Machines

Kitchen Inspiration: 10 Tile Backsplashes That Totally Steal the Show

(Image credit: HomeLife)<p>While you are no doubt aware that subway tile backsplashes in the kitchen are currently freakishly popular, we're here to …

Kitchens

How Liming Can Save (and Update) Those Honey Oak Cabinets

(Image credit: Venegas and Company)<p>Blame it on the '80s, but lots of homes have honey-colored oak cabinets. It's a shame to see them pulled out, but …

Honey

6 Absolutely Elegant Etched-Style Wallpapers

Gorgeous engraved designs.<p>Engraved designs are much more diverse today than the classic toiles de Jouy, but flights of fancy are still at the heart of their appeal.

Wonderful Walls: 5 Favorite Bold Wall Paint Methods

(Image credit: Alpha Smoot photography)<p>Tired of just slapping one simple color on a wall or two and calling it a day? Sometimes when you're sitting …

Wall Art

The best small camera you can buy is getting even better

Sony's RX100M3 may be the best point-and-shoot it's ever made<p>The world's best pocketable camera just got better. After delivering the goods with last year's RX100M2, Sony is back today to announce the RX100M3. And like its predecessor, the goal here is to refine and push forward a camera that's …

Laundry Care Tricks from a Costume Master

Luke McDonough knows a thing or two about laundry care. As costume master of the Public Theater — which stages the iconic Shakespeare in the Park productions every summer in Central Park — McDonough has to make sure the wardrobe worn by the actors every night is spotless, even through extreme heat …