Tag Archives: bookcases

Paint the Ceiling the Same as the Wall Color

Freshening up your visual surroundings can lift your spirits and help you transition when life changes – especially if you are one of those people who is particularly effected by her environment. Kids grow up and move out. Careers change. Sometimes marriages end. A bit of targeted redecorating can help you step forward with a […]

Storybook Girl’s Room Makeover

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who wanted to move into the room at the end of the hall, far away from her older sister.  In this room, she would read and dream and play Legos to her heart’s content.   The room once belonged to her father, Mr. Man, who decided to […]

How to Make Your TV Blend In Over the Fireplace

One of the trickiest issues in decorating living rooms is that dark beast of a television.  Although I prefer to plant the television in a bookcase or a less focal wall, many people decide to hang theirs above the fireplace.  If you have white trim on the fireplace wall, this can make that TV black […]

A Daughter's Dream Room & the Dyson DC59 Motorhead Vacuum

My little girl is growing up.  She wants a more mature bedroom, something different than the one she’s had for years.  The room you see here is it’s condition just prior to a magazine shoot at our house a few months back.  So please understand, it’s NEVER this clean.  Which is a problem, but I’ll […]

Thinking of Updating Your Home with Gray? When You Should Think Again . . .

It seems like everyone is jumping of the gray bandwagon.  Are you considering updating your home with gray walls?  You may just need to think again . . .  

How to Style a Gorgeous Bookcase

Did you ever wish you could make your messy bookcases look like they do in a magazine?  Let me show you how bookcase styling can make yours look fabulous, too!  You’ll have to empty out the contents first, then: Design by Meg Braff via Pinterest 1.  Start with hardback BOOKS.  It is a bookcase, afterall. […]

How To Personalize IKEA Furniture – A Decorologist Tutorial for Additik Stickers

I’m really excited to share a little Before and After of a pair of  LACK side tables using a fabulous new product.  Additik is a company out of France that has launched a whole line of appliques to personalize many of our favorite IKEA furniture.      Sometimes it’s good to be The Decorologist – the […]

Can Your Kindle Do THIS???

It’s no secret I adore books.  Not just reading them, but using them as decor in my home and the homes of my clients.  They are such a great way to express your interests and your creativity.  Isn’t it ironic that coffee table books can be stacked to make a side table?

IKEA Bookcases – So Many Ways to Use Them!

The Expedit Bookcase is one of IKEA’s best-selling products, and it’s no wonder.  They’re inexpensive and incredibly versatile, making them the best value I’ve found in a bookcase.  They’re backless, so the color from the wall behind can show through.  source

Express Yourself

I don’t usually agree with Madonna, but I do believe it is important to express yourself.  Life is for living, and creative expression in your home can be amazingly comforting and fulfilling.  Here are some ideas to spark your creativity: In a modern home, use color sparingly but boldly – like a field of color on one wall to […]