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Easy DIY Wooden Drawer Dividers – No Tools Needed!

Easy DIY Wooden Drawer Dividers – No Tools Needed!

Storage space in my daughter’s bathroom was limited to a very narrow drawer and a couple of narrow cabinet shelves. To solve this issue, a few months ago I brought into her bathroom this versatile little piece of furniture (her bedside table in our San Francisco home). It is about 3 feet long, so the top part gave… Continue Reading

Blue Gingham Love

Blue Gingham Love

Back in 2000, I chose a blue gingham tile for my daughter’s bathroom in our Athens, Greece condo – and I haven’t regretted it for one second. I instantly fell in love with this tile and although I was originally planning on using it to cover the entire bathroom, or maybe the walls around the bathtub, I… Continue Reading

Elegant, No-Sew, Roll Up, DIY Linen Window Shade

Elegant, No-Sew, Roll Up, DIY Linen Window Shade

We have been traveling for almost four weeks now – first to Los Angeles for our daughter’s college graduation, and now in Greece. There’s been so much inspiration around me and I’ve been keeping notes with ideas, projects and recipes that I want to try, so hopefully there will plenty to share when I get back home. Before… Continue Reading

A Touch Of Summer For Your Door

A Touch Of Summer For Your Door

The school year is over here in Texas and it already feels like summer! As strange as this may sound, I usually don’t decorate the house for the summer ~ instead, I “un-decorate” to make it feel light and airy: I remove all heavy and darker decorative pieces from the coffee tables, consoles, shelves etc. and I put them away for the… Continue Reading

An Older Kitchen Refresh With Before & After Photos

An Older Kitchen Refresh With Before & After Photos

While taking the pictures for the “Wall Of Baskets” post last week, I realized that I haven’t shared any “before and after” photos of our kitchen in our Houston, Texas home. The very few “before” shots that I have are from the realtor’s listing and the furniture and décor belong to the house’s previous occupants. On the “before”… Continue Reading

A Wall Of Baskets

A Wall Of Baskets

It was in our previous home in San Francisco that I first created a wall of baskets ~ you can read about it, here. You see, I had (and still have!) lots of baskets in many parts of the house; most of them have a permanent place and are used for organizing drawers, cupboards and desks, or… Continue Reading

Make A Tropical Leaf Print Tablecloth

Make A Tropical Leaf Print Tablecloth

A tropical leaf pattern, like the one I found on this pillow from Nordstrom  is always stylish for a late spring and summer décor. As much as I loved the pattern on that pillow for being fresh and happy,  I didn’t consider buying it as I couldn’t find a place for it in my home. But I happily… Continue Reading

Gorgeous DIY Upgrade For The IKEA Samla Storage Box

Gorgeous DIY Upgrade For The IKEA Samla Storage Box

Most of you will recognize the IKEA Samla box – the clear plastic container that comes in many sizes and is super inexpensive. I believe I bought a couple of them on my very first visit to IKEA in Germany fifteen years ago, and I got many more later to organize the kids’ toys, mostly… Continue Reading

A Simple Wreath Perfect From Early Spring To Late Summer – DIY

A Simple Wreath Perfect From Early Spring To Late Summer – DIY

A wreath as simple as this one does not need much of an introduction, but it will certainly make a statement on the front door! To make it, I used floral wire to attach two branches of artificial flowers onto a 14″ macrame metal ring (gold). I added a satin ribbon bow in the lower center and a metallic gold chain to… Continue Reading

The (19) Ways I Reuse Food Glass Jars Around My Home

The (19) Ways I Reuse Food Glass Jars Around My Home

I have a confession to make: I am a jar hoarder – a glass jar hoarder to be exact.  I keep and store every single food and spice jar of any size and shape as I truly believe that I will need it in the future. Actually, I can’t remember the last time I threw one… Continue Reading