Tuesday, January 15, 2008

{ tuesday tips }

House Beautiful February 2008

Have you seen the new February issue of House Beautiful? It's pages are packed with great design tips for the New Year and a plethora of inspiring interiors to peruse. I especially love their practical and budget friendly "101 decorating Makeovers – small changes that make a big difference" feature and have shared a few of my favorite tips below:

Paint the inside of your kitchen cabinets a color 
that sets off your dishes and glasses. Everything will 
look cleaner and more finished.
(try this with your dining room hutch too)


Buy a big modern shallow bowl, fill 
it with photos, & put it on your coffee table. 
An instant conversation starter.


Hang a mirror in your outdoor room.


Pull apart a big inexpensive mixed bouquet 
from the supermarket. Group similar flowers and put 
them in small vases. You'll have some for every room.


Rearrange your fireplace mantel. Instead of one 
candlestick at each end, mass lots of them on one side. 
Remember: Odd numbers make the best arrangements.

The issue includes many, many quick & simple ideas that can instantly transform a room. We'd love to know...what's the simplest makeover you ever did that made the biggest impact?

Photo sources
Top Photo: S.HOPtalk
Other Photos: Domino

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