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Would You Use Reusable Toilet Paper?

You think I’m totally gross, right? I know, I get it. “Wait, reusable WHAT?” is probably how your thought process went. When I first heard the term “family cloth,” it conjured up such a lovely im…

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Organic Accents: Branches Used As Decor

Recently admired in several compelling interiors, we are drawn to these bare branches' functioning as home accessories. Here are a few ideas on how it might work in your living space. Above: A hang…

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DIY: Hairpin Leg Bench

Angela Ferdig of Kriselkeeper created a beautiful bench inspired by the Nakashima table in Steal This Look: Julianne Moore's West Village Living Room on Remodelista. Her version was much more affordab…

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Create a Handmade Rag Rug for a Holiday Gift

Goal for the next week: Collect as many fabric scraps as possible and cut into strips. Goal for the next few weeks after that: Use my spare time to create a fun, funky rag rug to give as a holiday …

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Accessories: Plates as Wall Decor

Clusters of complementary (or clashing) plates make appealing freeform wall art arrangements, as in this roundup of photos. A great way to lend a higher purpose to discarded plates. Above: Marimekk…

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11 Great Ways to Reuse Cork

By Sheila Shaigany, Planet Green Contrary to popular opinion, cork is not endangered. In fact, it's renewable and helps the environment by encouraging vegetation. It's just being produced les…

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Vintage Gym Equipment as Home Decor

Here's a clever decorating theme we've noticed recently: using vintage sports equipment as home decor for a low-key, old-school vibe. Above: A leather horse as entryway bench, in an entryway photog…

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DIY: Ceiling Medallions as Decor

Noticed recently: ceiling medallions used as decor. Vintage medallions make a big design impact with little environmental impact. Above two photos: A restaurant installation by Toronto-based Co…

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Unconventional Design from Cast-Offs

Portland, Maine-based designers Wary Meyers (husband and wife team Linda and John Meyers) specialize in scavenging, thrift-shop hunting, and yard-sale picking in their constant search for characterful…

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DIY: Painted Dresser Drawers

Here's a clever idea for adding interest to an old dresser: drawers painted in complementary colors. Above: Seattle architect, designer, and furniture maker Roy McMakin is known for his quirky take…

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