Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lot of design and decorating ideas in the March issue of  HGTV Magazine, but some of those wallpaper patterns are too busy!  Built-in lockers (recessed) in the bathroom is a great storage idea, but how will the moisture affect the metal?  There are also suggestions for a festive taco night; and I enjoyed the real estate terms quiz.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

More small space ideas (link)

Here's a variety of ideas and different views of the same room from HGTV.  Using mirrors is a common idea, along with double duty furniture, but raising the furniture for more open space is interesting:  Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bathroom design ideas (link)

Here are some ideas from HGTV: Bathroom design 

There are some interesting ideas here, but I confess that I don't like vessel sinks, skirts, and floating vanities.  And most pedestal sinks don't have enough counter space--or storage.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Patio ideas (link)

These fun patio ideas include potted plants, a built-in fire pit [not as safe or as easy to use], funky [a bathtub?!], color, reflections, vertical elements, tiers, built-ins, plus diagonal and other ideas.  Check them all out at this HGTV.com webpage: 20 Bright Ideas

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Built-ins and decorating ideas (link)

Books and art combined add interest and style to a home.  Here are some beautiful bookcases, libraries, and shelves from HGTV.com: Give your living space a lift.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Home ideas

There are several inspiring home makeovers in the March issue of Country Living, but an idea I really liked was the Christmas card photo of a family that was not perfectly and stiffly posed.  They had fun with their photo of the family in the kitchen acting like a real family.  (I especially liked the burning turkey.)  There's also an interesting article on collectible Jadeite.  I've always loved that color and the dishes.  And I enjoy the paint colors in the homes, but that busy, patterned wallpaper--not so much.