An Uncompromising and Budget-friendly Bathroom Remodel

Second only to a kitchen renovation, bathrooms top the home improvement wish list. Like a kitchen renovation, a bathroom renovation can be a budget buster, owing to the myriad of unforeseen or unintended consequences. Before you cross a bathroom renovation off your wish list, take a look at how this color-driven bathroom remodel could have you lavishly soaking in spa-like before and after splendor. Continue reading

New Design Directions for a Baby’s Nursery: Horizontal Painted Stripes

Those who are lucky enough to be contemplating the design of a new baby boy’s nursery are in for a treat today. Horizontal stripes look smashing just about everywhere, so when new mom Lindsay Brier, of Anyon Design, set out to design a nursery of her own, her goals were to create: “an airy space that combined classic, vintage and contemporary elements.” It appears both Lindsay, and her new little guy, Hawken, are off to a very dreamy start. Continue reading

Matthew Lew Paints the Town for “Color Care Across America”

As Benjamin Moore’s ambitious and generous “Color Care Across America” continues to roll out in housing shelters through North America, it is capturing a lot of attention. During the recent refurbish of Chicago’s Cornerstone Community Outreach in the Uptown neighborhood, Matthew Lew, local artist and product designer with a national following and a heart for philanthropy, whose patrons include President Obama, asked to contribute to the beautification of the shelter.… Continue reading

More Fun with Chalkboard Paint

If you read the title and yawned and sighed, prepare to put your jaded chalkboard paint opinions aside. While the calendar idea may be a teensy bit overdone, and the show “Brothers & Sisters” may have caused those of us with gigantic chalkboard walls in our kitchens to think up another idea, there remains one indisputable fact about a wall of chalkboard ready and waiting for the fun to begin — it’s always a one of a kind work of art. Continue reading