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Sew Lucky: Four-Leaf Clover Quilt Block

Green is my favorite color, so it’s no surprise that St. Patrick’s Day projects always catch my eye. There’s just something so uplifting about seeing all of those green-hued projects as March approaches—it reminds me that, even if it’s still snowing outside, spring is right around the …

10 Things Nature Can Teach Us About Decorating

Most people don’t always have time to stop and smell the roses, as the saying goes. However, if you are planning on decorating a space in your home, …

Home Decorating

An Extended Family Guest House in an Old Barn

A gigantic 2,000 square foot barn was reclaimed and re-purposed as a guest house for the client’s large extended family of children and grandchildren …

House Design

A Beautiful Fishing Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects

The lovely patina of weathered steel and the magnificent proportions of its huge cantilevered roof marks the two-story fishing cabin by Olson Kundig …

Design Dilemma: Creating a Separate Space in an Open Floor Plan

Americans love their open floor plans. There’s something wonderful about big open spaces filled with light and air. But sometimes you can get too …

House Design

A Floating House that Glides Effortlessly on its Pool

This magical surrealistic vision of a house by Pitsou Kedem Architects looks for all the world like a mirage of an elaborate H-shaped pontoon.<p>This …

Design Dilemma: Five Home Design Trends for 2015

The clock has not yet struck midnight and there are a few more hours left to go in 2014, but we’re already looking ahead to design trends for the new …

Design Dilemma: Digital Art Makes A Splash

Digital art is becoming one of the top home design trends of the moment.<p>If you’re confused about exactly what this term means, “digital art” refers …

Digital Art

A Mexican Holiday Home from Olson Kundig Architects

Olson Kundig Architects bring their wonderful rustic and textural sensibilities to bear in Mexico.<p>The brief was for a generous vacation retreat on a …

Architecture

10 Things Nobody Tells You about Buying an Older Home

Buying a ‘fixer-upper’ for a house seems like a romantic proposition. Anyone who appreciates a good antique can understand the nostalgic appeal of an …

30 Extraordinary Sinks That You Will Not Find In An Average Home

• 1 |<br>• Designer: OmVivo<p>Our first interesting find under a faucet is this elegant bathroom basin that has an etched glass base. When raised up on it’s …

30 Inspirational Home Office Desks

Designer: Sabrina <br>We kick off our collection with this pretty DIY number that began life as an extremely dated brown hutch. With a lick of paint (and …

20 Terrific Living Rooms

• 1 |<br>• Visualizer: Anna Marinenko<p>This living room stands out from the crowd with an eye-catching rug in shades of fresh green that are carried through …

10 Insider Hacks For Common Cleaning Conundrums

Be warned: they are weird, and many require a fridge.<p>During my first internship at a fashion magazine, I watched the editors with awe (and a little fear): They were powerful, worked hard, and looked impossibly chic. Everything about them seemed cool and effortless. So I studied them. I tried to …

15 Hottest Fresh Bathroom Trends in 2014

In this article we will delve into the wonderful world of bathrooms, shining a spotlight on the hottest trends which’ll capture the industry in 2014. …

How to Choose the Perfect Swimming Pool Layout for Your Home [Infographic]

In order to help home owners choose the perfect <b>swimming pool layout</b>, the team at Glass Tile Store put together an inspiring infographic. Listing the …

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

13 Fresh Kitchen Trends in 2014 You Must See

The kitchen industry is seeing a shift away from the almighty all white kitchen trend which has swept the industry over the past couple of years and …

Wet weather? Make a rain garden

With no signs of the wet weather relenting, try to capture and reuse run-off in an eye-catching, creative rain garden<p>A few years ago, desert gardens were in vogue as we prepared for blistering hot summers; now rain gardens are widespread and, given our current conditions, they have never been so …

Easy DIY Crib Rail Teething Guard

Valentine Arrows | Evite

What I like about these arrows is that your giftee can use it to decorate with long after Valentine’s day. Well, I would anyway! These arrows are super easy to make and you can customise the colours however you like - traditional pinks & reds or more modern colours like the mint, orange and green above.

DIY Felt Arrow Valentines

Jessica of “two shades of pink” has been crafting with a broken arm and I think she is doing an amazing job. She almost did not post these. She said …

How-To: Use Watercolor Pencils

Is drawing and painting on your to-do list for the new year? Learn how to add color to your projects with confidence in this watercolor pencil technique tutorial that Sandrine Pelissier shared on Craftsy!<p>Ready to give it a try? Pull out your pencils and head on over to Craftsy to see how it’s done.

Crafting

Candy Jar Terrarium | Brit + Co

When I last had my stall I had the pleasure of having a lady next to me who sold terrariums. All of them were so amazing that I just had to buy one. Then when I got home I immediately searched etsy for some little bits and pieces to add to my terrarium! Everyone loves it, and they make great presents for anyone really - young and old. They’re also good for black thumbs because it’s quite hard to kill succulents! You can get lots of supplies on etsy & ebay, and IKEA has some great jars to start …

How to build a shed from recycled wood - Green Diary - Green Revolution Guide by Dr Prem

Each year wooden pallets in large amounts are thrown as wastes all over the world. Anyone can build their own lumber shed out of the cast-off wooden …

8 ways to use honey to pamper your skin and hair

Legend has it that honey was Cleopatra’s preferred weapon in her beauty arsenal, and now science is catching up to what many women have known for …

Making a Seed Bomb With Native Plants

Introduction: Making a Seed Bomb With Native Plants<p>Hello! This is a guide on how to make a Seed Bomb with Native Plants! Seed bombs are clay balls …

Gardening

How to Choose Healthy Pots and Pans

Despite the ease and con­ve­nience of non-stick pots and pans such as Teflon, many health conscious people are tossing their non-stick and replacing …

Immune System

How To Make Beeswax Candles: Natural Beeswax Candles

Learning how to make beeswax candles gives you a fun new skill and control over the ingredients. Enjoy using these, giving away as gifts, or even …

Candles

Frankincense and Myrrh - And The Many Ways to Use Them

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened …