Affordable Linen

Need some linen for a project? Grayline Fabrics has you covered.

"They have 400 colors," says Rebecca Robertson of our decorating department. "We turn to them any time we're making curtains or simple pillows."

Choose weights from sheer to heavy. Everything is reasonably priced and available online.


Mud Australia's handmade dishes and platters make frequent appearances in Living photos -- and in our homes.

Ayesha Patel, deputy creative director, is a devoted collector. "The glazes are beautiful, and the proportions are very pleasing," she says. "Plus, the pieces can go in the oven and the dishwasher."

Decorating Sources

Decorating editor Elana Frankel shares a few of her go-to products and sources.

Silver-Crowned Bulb

For light fixtures in which the bulb is exposed, this is the prettiest option. The silver tip hides the interior mechanics and helps diffuse the light.

Unfinished Wooden Furniture

When we need a basic chair, table, or bed frame, we buy it from Gothic Cabinet Craft. The selection -- including this coffee table, which we painted -- is vast, and the company ships nationwide. Parsons Coffee Table,


The Hook Lady has an array in every style, size, and finish. The merchandise is exceptional -- not the mass-produced designs you see everywhere. This large-scale brass boat hook is a particular favorite.

Comments (2)

Martha Stewart Member
January 5, 2019
I use the DIY projects and woodworking plans from the website >>BUILDWOOD.ORG<< - highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand, unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling... there's like 16,000 plans or something like that!! Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Highly recommended! Check it out at >>BUILDWOOD.ORG<< -- - sorry, you can't post links here so you'll have to turn it into a normal link :) Best of luck to you on your next project!
Martha Stewart Member
February 21, 2014
Hi, Per your suggestion and remodelista, I ordered hooks from the hook lady 3 months ago and was charged 3 months ago. They have not been sent and I have been given the run around even to the point where I begged to just be refunded but was denied that. I have researched and she has an F on the BBB website for these exact reasons. I don't think she is worthy of being recommended.