The Artful Valentine


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Inspired Spaces: Etsy Headquarters

Sure, corporate design is much different from interior and home design, but these snapshots of Etsy's Headquarters (via Apartment Therapy) are channeling a serious love for patterns, colors and total texture.

I actually had the chance to visit Etsy Headquarters in Dumbo, NY this summer and was endlessly amazed at how kooky it all was, yet somehow — everything fit!


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6 Handmade Touches For Every Home

I've always been the biggest fan of quirky, handmade touches in one's home. Whether you have a knack for turning trash to treasure, or just love a great one-of-a-kind item, these ideas are sure to brighten even the dimmest of homes. Try one today!:

Vintage Wine Rack Turned Magazine/Newspaper Holder
Convert a restaurant style wine rack from your favorite spaghetti factory and call it a media rack. You'll look smarter in no time!

Crate Shelving
Have a few spare crates lying in your garage? Give them a face lift with mid-century-inspired stool legs and some crafty sculpting.

Doodle Recipes
This one's for you, artists! Grab a Sharpie and go to town on the inside of your spice cabinet. May you never forget Aunt Thelma's sugar cream pie recipe again!

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Over-Door Storage
The craftiest homeowner leaves no shelving unit unnoticed and that includes over-the-door space! Maximize your organizational techniques with this simple DIY.


Rain Gutter Planters
Have a green thumb with a love for eco-friendly DIY tutorials? Try this rain gutter planter you can install on the side of your home (very ideal for folks with small yards!).


Guest Dresser
Have a junky dresser with a missing drawer (don't we all?)? Place it in your guest bedroom to allow for towels, trinkets and space for your guests to sprawl. Beware — some may never want to leave after such a sweet welcome!

Proof that handmade touches can be quick and easy [on the wallet!]. Happy nesting!

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