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The Rabbit Hole of Decor

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 03, 2014

Lewis Carroll's classic novel has been captivating minds for generations, and it's been inspiring decor for almost as long. There's something about those rich, lush, captivating scenes...


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Creative Uses for Jewelry

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 26, 2014

As I grow older, I've found that I wear jewelry much less, while at the same time acquiring more as relatives and friends pass on and I end up with pieces of theirs. Some of their...


A home office comes to life with stencils. Photo: Cutting Edge Stencils/Hometalk

Upgrade Your Home, Thrifty Style

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 12, 2014

Have you been dreaming of concrete-finish counters, a sleek panel wall, or some other luxury finish for your home, but goggling at the actual price tag? It can be frustrating to add...


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Fun Garden Pots for Spring

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 12, 2014

It's almost time to hit the nursery and pick up some splendid starts, flowers, seeds, and more for spring, but if you're like me, you might be facing a small problem: most of your gardening...


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8 Amazing Octopus Light Fixtures

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 01, 2014

I love octopi: they're beautiful, they're smart, and they're just a little bit weird. Did you know that a six hundred pound octopus can compress itself down to the width of a quarter...


Meredith K. used overlays to punch up this ho-hum dresser. Photo: Meredith K./Hometalk

Dress Up Furniture With Overlays

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 18, 2013

You know how IKEA sells all this super plain, almost stark furniture? Many people use it as-is, since the utilitarian look is a totally legitimate design choice, but I view it less...


Pantone's Radiant Orchid

2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 11, 2013

If you're a color nerd, you've been waiting for this moment all year: Pantone's reveal of the 2014 color of the year. The great color gurus have spoken, the news is in, and we're looking...


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Green Alternatives to Christmas Trees

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 02, 2013

Now that Thanksgiving is over, many households are getting ready to put up their Christmas trees. If you're thinking about going to a tree lot this year, though, why not reconsider?...