Dec 30

DIY Decanter Tags for Your Next Party

Decanters are a chic, easy way to pretty up your bar area, but the downside of not using the original bottles is the loss of label. Help your guests pick their poison with these simple and stylish decanter tags. You can make the embossed version like I did, or just… more >

Oct 30

DIY Tiny Shelves from Scrabble Tile Holders

                      If you’re looking for a cute, easy way to display lightweight art or cards, look no further! Get your hands on some Scrabble tile holders (keep your eyes peeled at thrift stores and yard sales if you don’t have… more >

Sep 12

Vintage Suitcase Table DIY

What could possibly be better than a piece of whimsical vintage furniture with hidden storage? A piece of whimsical vintage furniture with hidden storage that holds bunnies in sweaters? Ok, maybe that. I’ve made a few suitcase tables now, all with very different techniques (the very first was an IKEA hack).… more >

Jun 26

Dress up Drab Containers with Washi Tape

When you start an organizing project, there’s usually a pretty strong urge to run out and buy the prettiest containers you can find. It’s a useful urge, because you’re more likely to keep up with a system if you like the way it looks, but before you spend a bunch… more >

May 01

Use What You’ve Got: How to repurpose and revamp your way to a gorgeous, organized home

This time of year always makes me itch for change. Everything’s so shiny and cheerful, and I’m at my most motivated in the spring. After the cold, gloomy winter, I always want to make my home feel fresh and new, which can easily spiral into spending way too much money… more >

Apr 03

Cultivate Your Home Like a Garden

Spring has kindasorta sprung, which always tugs at my garden-loving heartstrings. Having my own garden is one of the things I’ve missed most in these past 5 years in NYC. Instead of cultivating a garden, I’ve been cultivating my apartment, and I’ve been surprised by how similar the process is!… more >

Mar 27

Wednesday Tip: Leave Breathing Room on Shelves and Bookcases

When you purge and reorganize a space, try to leave 10-20% of the space open. Resisting the urge to pack every shelf is vital for a few reasons: 1. You’re probably going to get more stuff at some point, and when you do, there’ll be space for it. 2. When… more >

Dec 10

5 Quick Budget Decorating Fixes for Your Apartment

‘Tis the season when we spend more time indoors, withering away in the early onset darkness (on the plus side, there’s hot chocolate, so let’s call it a draw).  Instead of feeling like your blank, boring walls are closing in on you, try one of these quick and easy-on-the-budget ideas… more >

Nov 02

3 Ways to Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

Living in New York City has it’s charms and challenges, one of the biggest being the lack of space.  Since your apartment probably isn’t getting any bigger, it’s time to trick yourself into thinking it is.  Here are 3 easy ways to expand your visual square footage: 1. Get Monochromatic… more >

Oct 22

Fancy Pants Project: Lamp Revamp!

I got so many awesome comments and email responses to my post about my apartment that I thought I’d share some of the ways I’ve found to decorate my space without buying a whole lot of expensive stuff (hint: spray paint is crucial).  This lamp makeover was one of my… more >