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16 Nov 2010
(via Lonny) Thanksgiving is coming up next week. As you are figuring out where to seat everyone for the big meal, perhaps you'll consider thinking outside the box. I don't know about you, but halfway through that much anticipated turkey dinner, I'm ready to fall asleep. Why not make your table the image of comfort Maybe that means pillows on your dining room chairs, or using a couch (gasp!) for some of the seating. Who made up the rule we have to eat in chairs anyways It might just mean making the table setting simpler and more homey. Less flowers, more candles or vice versa. Create a space for your celebration that people won't want to get up from. The kind ...
15 Nov 2010
Today, Circle is introducing a weekly recipe to help get you through the season.  With the hustle and bustle of the holidays approaching, it's important to take time to pause and enjoy a moment at your table. Why not, take time to bake a little something delicious and share it with a friend while you're at it! Go on, take a little break and fill your home with the aromas of the season! Super Easy Pumpkin Bread 3 1/4 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 1/4 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 cups canned pumpkin puree 1 cup canola oil 2/3 cup cold water Preheat the oven to 350 º F. Grease and flour two large bread pans. In a medium-sized bowl, ...
11 Nov 2010
Your home office deserves to look like part of your home. It should be a space you actually want to spend time in. Not just to check off your list, but because it's your oasis of productivity. So, how do you get your home office to more closely resemble this enticing desk Start with the basics. Figure out what your true needs are; Do you have a comfortable chair The right lamp Enough storage (via Domino Magazine) How about the location Is it truly the best place for you to be productive Do you need to be closer or further away from central living areas It's often better to find a new location, even if it's the corner of your guest bedroom ...
10 Nov 2010
Oh, working from home. Doesn't it sound luxurious You can actually work in your pajamas! Plus, you'll finally have an excuse to buy that espresso machine, since you won't be driving by Starbucks on your daily commute. Pure bliss. Except, now your dining room table looks like a scale model of the Andes, thanks to your piles of papers. And, you almost missed that urgent call from you boss, because of an avalanche burying your phone. Not to mention the obstacle course of wires that you have running from every available socket. Not exactly what you had in mind, is itBut, we can help get you on track, we have  options  for whatever space you have. Whether you need a ...
08 Nov 2010
Looking for new ideas to make your house feel more like a home Think outside the box: Sometimes the perfect side table is waiting on your bookshelves. The solution to your clutter is using those boxes hiding in your closet. The place to store those pesky suitcases is also the perfect bedside table. (images via Shelter)   ...
05 Nov 2010
This kitchen  is a great example of how you can use multiple colors without seeming chaotic. Don't shy away from mixing colors in one room.    By using different colors in the same tone, there is still harmony. In this case, the chairs are all the same design so there is even more cohesion.   (via Dwell Magazine)   By mixing and matching your chair choices, you can add loads of character. This room would seem far different with matching chairs, don't you think Plus, the great thing about updating your chairs, is you can use the kitchen or dining room table you already have! (via Country Living) Dining room chairs offer endless options, whether it's the finish, the shape or the upholstery! Plus, ...
03 Nov 2010
Can you find what these photos have in common Have you figured it out yet Chairs with patterned upholstery. Yes, each of these rooms is enhanced to a whole new level because of one zanny, daring addition. A chair that has character. A print that throws caution to the wind and screams "I AM DARING!". And, come on, who doesn't need more daring decisions in their life Perhaps you really want to take a ride on the wild side and go for a print sofa (gasp). Not just any print, but a really statement. Like this: or perhaps this beauty in a room painted the perfect shade of deep turquoise Sigh.   Plus, that Upholstery Sale is still going on... Come on, get inspired! All ...