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Get the Look: An Artist's Colorfully Organic Home — Shop the Style

(Image credit: Alexis Buryk) The tons of plants, a mix of fun furniture finds and little splashes of color in Deb and Jim's Long Island City home create a beautiful, calming space. Get inspiration to create this kind of look in your home with these shopping resources. READ MORE »

The Best Solar Panels for 2016 — and beyond

In her book Bread, Wine, Chocolate, journalist Simran Sethi explores the idea of setting our tastes based on what is ethical. She gives the example of wild-grown coffee, which is gentlest on the environment but, when brewed, doesn’t match our typical idea of what good coffee tastes like. Show More Summary

"Mid-Century Zen" Style in North Portland — House Tour

(Image credit: Heather Keeling) Name: Kristen Siefkin and Ken "Zig" Naffziger, and their two Havanese, Zane and Ollie Location: Arbor Lodge Neighborhood, North Portland, Oregon Size: 2,800 square feet Years lived in: 2+ years, owned After years in a successful PR career, Kristen decided it was time to follow her dream of becoming an interior stylist. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Sloped Bathroom Shapes Up — Professional Project

(Image credit: Catherine of Beginning in the Middle ) Faced with an awkwardly shaped ceiling, Catherine had to get creative and totally rethink the space of this bathroom. READ MORE »

The World on your Wall with Customaps

Want to show off your travel bucket list, or keep a reminder of your hometown in a new city?  These custom-made maps are available as murals or posters, giving you the option of traveling the world in your living room or taking a little piece of home wherever you go. Show More Summary

You Can Vacation at the Resort from Dirty Dancing — Design News

(Image credit: Vestron Pictures) Alright Dirty Dancing fans, join hands and hearts and voices, voices, hearts and hands— because Kellerman's is a real place that you can stay. Except it's not called Kellerman's, and it's not in New York (minor details). READ MORE »

This Weekend: Prune Back & Purify Your Personal Purgatory

Mikola's "Trying to Be as Minimal as Possible" Portland Home (Image credit: Ellie Arciaga Lillstrom) If open shelving keeps you honest and un-cluttered, junk drawers are the organizational opposite: a hidden spot where random things are stuck and linger until later used, relocated, thrown out, or recycled. Show More Summary

11 Decorative DIY Crafts Using Natural Materials

This summer bring a bit of the outdoors inside with one – or eleven – of our natural DIY crafts. Have you been searching for some fresh DIY crafts to fill your summer weekends with? Then look no further because we’ve got you covered with some of the prettiest home […] The post 11 Decorative DIY Crafts Using Natural Materials appeared first on EcoSalon.

Charlie Sheen Unloaded This Opulent-Meets-Zen Beverly Hills Mansion

In the aftermath of Charlie Sheen's announcement that he is HIV-positive, the actor decided to unload two of his Beverly Hills mansions. Both located in the Mulholland Estates neighborhood, the first property sold for $6.6 million earlier...Show More Summary

A Well-Designed Chicago Loft — House Call

(Image credit: Photos by Danielle Moss) Name: Mollie Location: West Loop —Chicago, Illinois My husband, Dave, and I have lived in this space for a little over a year. Prior to moving in we did an entire gut rehab of the space. The condo was originally a factory that was later converted to residential condos (imagine maple cabinets and dark granite counter tops). READ MORE »

NASA Releases Vintage-Style Recruitment Posters for Mars — Design News

(Image credit: NASA/KSC) NASA wants YOU... to colonize Mars. The space agency is back with more vintage posters, this time in the style of classic Armed Forces recruitment. READ MORE »

Everything You Need to Know About Throwing a Backyard Wedding

Now more than ever, weddings are all about showing off your personality. And what better way to do that than by having your wedding in the backyard of your childhood home or the home you share with your partner? With more and more couples...Show More Summary

7 Tips for Raising the Bar on Your Salad Skills — The Kitchn

(Image credit: Sara Kate Gillingham) From The Kitchn ? 7 Tips for Making a Restaurant-Quality Salad READ MORE »

Transform Everything You Own with the Magic of Flower Bombing

(Image credit: Studio DIY) It's summer, and flowers are suddenly appearing everywhere, not just in nature, but also in DIY projects all over the internet. Flower bombing — covering things in faux (or real!) flowers, is the latest trend, and it's a great way to get a huge impact while spending not a lot of money. Show More Summary

These Flower Portraits Will Leave You Breathless

Prepare yourself to be awestruck by Vicki Rawlins's flower portraits; using rose petals for lips and twigs for cheekbones, the Chicago-based artist collects pieces of mother nature in a bag and then painstakingly lays them out in her studio to create masterpieces. Show More Summary

‘ercol’ – Classic Furniture Since 1920 Still Going Strong

‘ercol’ England 1920 is a bespoke range of classic furniture that has retained its mid-century modern vibe. Strongly influenced by Scandinavian design this heritage brand, created by an Italian immigrant to England, is known and loved by design enthusiasts the world over. The ‘Windsor’ dining collection was designed and introduced by ercol’s founder, Lucian Randolph […]

No Pool, No Problem: 10 Fun Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

(Image credit: A Subtle Revelry) Much like boats, in many ways it's better to have a friend with a pool than to have (and have to clean, and take care of) a pool yourself. But on those days when your pool neighbor is busy, you don't have to stay inside all day. Grab the kids, hit up the local superstore and put together one of these fun cool-down water games. READ MORE »

Art Power GIFS: See How Art Upgrades These Rooms

Alison & Jeff's Chill Scandinavian Meets Mid-Century Style Many of us understand that adding art to a room can drastically alter its appearance. But there are so many ways you can use art to make a visual impact; making the decision on where to hang can be overwhelming. Show More Summary

Calla: Growing Herbs in Your Window Has Never Looked More Elegant

Its seems like a new indoor gardening system debuts every week, each one promising some revolutionary step forward in growing edibles with ease. There’s no doubt that certain innovations can make a big difference in keeping indoor plants alive, especially for those of us who don’t have the greenest of thumbs, like timed grow lights […]

The Big List of Clever Ideas for Your Most Organized Kitchen Yet

(Image credit: Martha Stewart) There's a lot that goes on in your kitchen, so it's especially important that it be organized. Here are 18 ideas that will keep your cabinets and countertops clean and uncluttered, so you can focus on the important stuff, like cooking, and, of course, eating. READ MORE »

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