A year ago, this galley kitchen had a dated, awkward setup that didn't work for the couple and their two young daughters. The room is now dressed head to toe in fresh greens and whites, with nickel-plated hardware sparkling at every turn. See the before-and-after pictures.
Curtains establish the mood of a room: Sheers seem to emit airy freshness; cafe curtains communicate stylish flair; tab-tops are ever so modern; and heavy velvet drapes connote traditional formality. With some careful measuring and a bit of patience, you can make a very attractive pleated valance to enhance simple sheers. Here's three ideas for sewing your own curtains.
When you have as many great ideas as Martha Stewart does, how can you choose the best? After careful deliberation, we've selected the solutions that perfect her principles for living well: unique, easy, creative, playful, clever, thrifty, useful, organized, unconventional, and most of all, beautiful. Thank you, Martha.
When Mary Marzak and her husband moved into their new home, they started with a blank canvas for their soon-to-be newborn's nursery. See how this couple transformed this empty room into a cozy nursery.
Knock, knock! It's a style makeover here to make a house call at your front door. Browse our ideas for creative wreaths, festive monograms, and decorative displays to make your door more welcoming for the turn of the season!
So the table you bought last year turned out not to be The One. Or the "adorably worn" cabinet you found at a flea market seemed like a less of a steal once you got it home. Not to worry: With new hardware, fresh paint, and other adjustments, almost any piece of furniture can be customized to fit your taste and needs exactly.
Welcome guests this autumn with a rustic gourd garland, cornhusk wreath, or any of our fall indoor and outdoor touches. These decorations make the perfect first impression when family and friends come calling on Thanksgiving Day or any day.
I love the cocktail culture in the Pink Panther movie of the 1960s. It was so glamorous, so effortlessly swank -- and nobody seemed to be trying too hard. Since I can't get myself (or my friends) invited to one of those celluloid soirees, I do what I can to re-create the vibe when I entertain. I use lots of silver and glass: As many reflective surfaces as possible help set the stage. And I keep the menu limited -- there are options but not endless options. This makes it possible for me to spend time mixing with my guests rather than mixing drinks all night.