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D Home On the Side

D Home On the Side

Full disclosure today, friends. I’ve been holding back on you recently. While this blog hasn’t exactly been overflowing with content the past several months, the D Home blog has seen it’s fair share of my work via a weekly column I write entitled, “Feathering Your First Nest”. I’ve been sharing DIY’s, designer tips, and decorating...
A Lesson in Scarf Tying

A Lesson in Scarf Tying

Over the years, I’ve made my love for silk scarves fairly apparent. (ex. HERE, HERE, and HERE) So, when Sam arrived to our photo shoot meeting place a couple weeks ago, I fell swift and hard for her vibrant silk number draped elegantly across her shoulders. Completely impressed with her styling skills, I asked Sam if...
Pumpkin Floral

Pumpkin Floral

Pumpkin carving is not for the weak of heart. Apparently it takes grit, endurance, and plenty of elbow grease (or whatever that odd saying refers to). So I learned when an attempt was made to carve the prettiest little gourd yesterday in preparation for today’s post. Reader beware… you’ll get you hands dirty with this...
Better Than Before

Better Than Before

Hello friends! I’m back after a busy few days with renewed vigor for blogging. Over the weekend, I took some much needed time to reorganize a few disheveled spots in my house, one of which was my jewelry perch atop my chest-of-drawers. Inspired by THESE suggestions, I set to work with a few unexpected storage props…...
Lightening in a Vase

Lightening in a Vase

“Making lemonade out of lemons” is a cliche statement but undeniably appropriate in so many situations. I don’t have to dwell on the electrical difficulties David and I have been having this past week. (You may have seen me mention it HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.) Needless to say, our situational issues have thrown a...
Hilary Inspired Style Challenge for The Home Depot

Hilary Inspired Style Challenge for The Home Depot

Today’s the day that I finally unveil my most recent collaboration and decode a few of the mysterious Instagram posts I’ve been sharing over the past several weeks. Yesterday’s teaser hopefully peaked your interest. Now, today, I’m coming out with the entire affair! Several months ago, Caroline from The Home Depot Apron Blog approached me about...
Patio Escape - The Teaser

Patio Escape – The Teaser

I mentioned in last week’s closing post that I had several irons in the fire – projects that I’ve been working on for a while and will see the fruits of soon. Tomorrow will mark the launch of one such project that I am terribly excited to share. The result of my work far exceeded...
T-Shirt, Jeans, & Bows

T-Shirt, Jeans, & Bows

I’m not a big jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, but there are definitely those days when the appeal of an outfit that is totally simple and completely comfortable trumps all other fashion fancies. As one who works from home, this idea is becoming more and more common. Despite the no-fuss point of a t-shirt...
Upholstered Art

Upholstered Art

Ok, it’s time for a little DIY action. A few comments on Monday’s post about Josef Frank’s stunning fabrics reminded me that I had yet to publish photos of a home project I worked on earlier in the month. (silly me… I usually jump at those opportunities to share) Since my days of interior design...
Gallery Opening!

Gallery Opening!

Several hours of work and much deliberation later, my paper templates are filed away and my gallery wall of personal photos and artwork is complete!! (or, at least until I decide to make the next batch of changes… things are always evolving around here!) Take a look at the beginning of this project HERE. My...
Work in Progress... Art Gallery

Work in Progress… Art Gallery

What does one do when the budget is tight? FINISH those projects you once started and left undone!! I am finally taking things to the next step with my collection of framed photos and artwork that I intended to create a wall collage with far too long ago. Now that I’ve set my mind to...
Be-Bowed

Be-Bowed

Wedding season for the lady-folk means lots of dresses. Sun-dresses for showers and luncheons, party dresses for rehearsal dinners and bachelorette events. And then of course, there is the dress for the actual event…the wedding! Well, this past weekend gave me the opportunity to doll up my dress ensembles for a special occasion. I love...

Thinking Outside the Table

Another household item that can often be found floating around my house without a place to rest in are my books. David and I have an ever growing collection (which I love!) but I think we’re running out of places to put them! For those with the same predicament, here is a wonderful solution. Photo...

Bright Idea

Have I ever told you the story about this unusual art accessory? Well, if not…here goes. When David and I moved into our first apartment in Fort Worth, we decided to change out all of our light bulbs from incandescent to fluorescent lights. Less energy, less heat, and lower electricity bills! But what to do...

No Time to Waste

Yes…I have finally returned from my relocation vacation (well, “vacation” may not be exactly the right word). Although I missed sharing my daily snippet of style and design inspiration, I have to be honest…the time away gave me a wonderful opportunity to consider and reflect on my work here…past, present, and future. If I took...

Thrifting Thursday’s: Episode 9

Last episode of “Thrifting Thursday’s: From THIS to THAT“, I highlighted the transformative power of a shiny coat of black paint. This week, I am featuring the work of a tremendously talented DIY-er and new found design blog acquaintance, Holly from Life in the Fun Lane who has a distinctively stylish eye for white paint. In her time at...

Thrifting Thursdays: Episode 8

It’s a simple equation. Take an old, discarded table…coat in generous layers of jet black paint…add an immediate element of drama and sophistication to any room. In today’s episode, the office is learning to become more exciting…and I am studiously taking notes. I have a desk very similar to the second example that badly needs...

Thrifting Thursdays: Episode 7

Ok, Texas Winter…I think we’ve had enough! I am definitely ready for sunshine, warmer weather, and brighter colors. My gray and black wardrobe is beginning to depress me! As a result, this week’s Thrifting Thursday episode is intended to offer a bright spot in the gloomy winter day of all DIY-ers. (Or, maybe just those...

Thrifting Thursday’s: Episode 6

Yet another dose of thrifting DIY inspiration! There is always so much that can be done…now, if only there was enough time to work on all these cool projects! From THIS to THAT: Episode 6 Photo Credits: Snapshots – Hilary Walker, Image 1 – Living Etc, Image 2 – Apartment Therapy Hope you enjoyed and...

Time to Get Serious!

So, we are now half way through the first month of 2011. (WOW!) New Year resolutions have been made, lists have been organized, and intentions have been verbalized. Do you feel satisfied? Have you put into action the things you intended? Is your list of resolutions fresh on your mind? I know that my focus...

Thrifting Thursday’s: Episode 5

Whew! It’s been a while. The holiday season kinda threw me for a loop when it came to this series. And now the New Year has begun, so it’s back to it! I love collecting photos of local treasures and searching my archives for relevant applications of each piece. Today’s post features two DIY inspired...

Hot Off the Press

Joyful holiday celebrations with dear friends and family…DONE. New Year’s resolution…DONE. Un-Goal list…also DONE! So what am I forgetting? Oh yes, of course. My yearly purchase that gives me something special to admire throughout the year as well as keep me on track throughout the week….my wall art calendar! This is something that I look...

Wrapping Gem

What’s more fun than receiving gifts during the holiday season? (Even though that is so much fun!) Preparing and giving gifts to those near and dear. While browsing through one of my favorite design blogs yesterday, Design Sponge, I discovered a charming way to embellish your gift wrapping while also adding on a special something...

Thrifting Thursdays: Episode 4

Hello again weekly thrifters! (My spell check is going crazy with all these made up thrift words). This week’s scavenge uncovered some real beauties in the world of second hand furniture. I wish I could have taken them all home with me, but aside from that little thing called a budget I would have had...

Thrifting Thursday’s: Episode 3

Since this series began, I have been amazed at the seemingly endless supply of second- hand pieces ready for creative transformation. In the process of scouting for this post’s featured objects, my thrift store search has become more focused and my eyes are open to much greater hidden potential. This week’s round-up of thrift goodies offers a...

Be-Ribboned!

If you were watching closely, you may have caught this little purse in one of my recent thrifting posts. It is the sweetest fur leather purse strung with a dainty gold chain strap. But the strap never felt sufficient…it needed something more. And the perfect solution? A bright blue taffeta ribbon, of course! Here’s the...

Thrifting Thursday’s: Episode 2

Once again, the local 2nd hand stores had some wonderful pieces on the floor this past week, making for a great follow-up to Hilary Inspired’s inaugural Thrifting Thursday’s post. From THIS to THAT: Episode 2 Also, if you’re looking for another resource for some cool home DIY projects, check out Fresh Home Magazines blog….lots of...