Weekend Reading

April 26th, 2013

Happy Friday everyone! We’re spending tomorrow at home sprucing up the yard and I’m running a 5K on Sunday with my daughter. I posted some new articles over at BH&G recently, here are the links.

styles of kitchen stools

extended living outdoors

smart uses for baskets

patterned kitchen backsplashes

A quick shout out today to a new sponsor, Golden Age USA. Visit their online showroom for chandeliers, rugs, mirrors, and more!

golden age

mirror / sphere chandy / 5 light chandy / rug

   

My latest article at the My Colortopia blog is live, it includes spring color palettes inspired by nature.

 

And some other links I enjoyed this week:

One cool dad

More psychology of color 

A creative idea for a housewarming welcome

26 successful people who failed at first

11 fab DIY rug projects

Our new favorite show

Wishful thinking

Keeping up appearances 

Don’t pander, make something for the elites

 Dear house 

   

Another round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ is coming up on Sunday, have a great weekend! kate signature

 

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Solutions for Renters: Bathrooms

April 25th, 2013

Hello hello, how are you? I thought I’d continue the Solutions for Renters series today and chat about the bathroom – a space that poses challenges equal to kitchens in rentals since most everything is fixed. The cabinets, the fixtures, the tile. Yep, you’re stuck with it. So how do you make the space feel more like you? I thought about all the ways to tackle the job and came up with ten solutions.

1. Curtains with Style.  Add a happy shower curtain in a bold floral or a mod geometric and suddenly the space has more color and personality.

bathroom shower curtain bhg[2]

Better Homes & Gardens

botanical shower curtain tenjune

Ten June

floral shower curtain bhg

Better Homes & Gardens

 

2. Hide the floor. A stylish floor mat helps to disguise flooring and also brings comfort underfoot. There are plenty of retail options or you can get creative with a DIY project. As an alternative, ask if the landlord will allow you to adhere peel and stick linoleum tiles.

bath mats

west elm / garnet hill / east coast creative

 

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