As a closet nerd, I have many paper-bound books. But as an artist and visual merchandiser, a messy bookcase gives me borderline-intense anxiety. My home library contains many (Ok, mostly) books with brightly-multi-colored-eye-catching-neon spines (because I do judge books by their covers-- literally, not metaphorically), but looking at the books displayed all together in disarray stressed me out and makes me feel like I'm at an underground rave in 1980s London...Read more
When I was looking for something to use as bookends, I found some old Julius Caesar busts at a thrift shop for $1. The price was right and I loved them, but when I put them on display I felt like my interior decorator was my dad (and that's a bad thing). So I popped open some spray paint, painted them bright blue, and now it looks like my bookcase was styled by Elle Decor.
Painted figurines are an awesome way to add a slash of color to your decor, and they're a super...Read more
My first "adult" apartment was essentially a cave. It wasn't underground, per-say, it was more sunken-into-the-ground-and-also-nooked-up-againest-a-"cliff"-aka-the-parking-lot. The point is, it was really, really dark and a bear could comfortably hibernate in it.
So, as newly minted adults do, I went to...Read more
Freshen up your home decor with eco-friendly throw pillows! Mix and match patterns to liven up your living room or throw some brightly colored pillows on your sofa to spruce up your sitting room. You can't really go wrong, so go wild with your home decorating self. Here are 50 of my favorites environmentally friendly finds, and...Read more
A little bit of paint can make a big impact without breaking the bank. Turn something boring into something bright, turn something neon into something neutral, or turn something solid into something striped. Whatever you do can be undone, so don't be afraid to be a little bold and paint outside the lines. Start small with these 72 paint-ful and paint-less DIY ideas you can do this weekend...Read more
Did you play an instrument when you were a kid? I played clarinet in the middle school band (because it got me out of class), then piano (because my parents made me), then took voice lessons (because it was harder for my music teacher to tell when I didn't practice singing than it was for her to notice I never practiced piano). Needless to say, I've...Read more