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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

The Easiest DIY Dishwasher Kick Plate

The Easiest DIY Dishwasher Kick Plate

If you are lucky to have a brand new kitchen, all shiny with modern finishes, you are most probably thinking that this post is not for you. But before leaving this page, read along because there might be more applications to this easy DIY than you may think. It started with the need to replace… Continue Reading

Easy DIY “Gold Foil” Art Print – For Valentine’s Day!

Easy DIY “Gold Foil” Art Print – For Valentine’s Day!

You, too, can make a gold foil art print at home, similar to the ones featured on gallery walls and professionally styled bookshelves in beautifully decorated homes and offices {here is one I like}. You don’t need to have any extraordinary creative talent, nor do you have to own any expensive equipment or complicated tools! The technique I’m showing you… Continue Reading