Posts tagged: DIY

Home Made Simple: DIY Fabric Lampshade

March 27, 2015 Decorating Ideas
DIY Fabric Lampshade

I realized I’ve been pretty quiet here on the blog about Home Made Simple and I wanted to share that new episodes with me have been airing on OWN so be sure to tune in on Saturdays at 9a/8a C!  When we’re filming the show we also shoot a series of fun webisodes with easy and creative DIYs to accompany each episode. Here’s a quick DIY video on how to make a stylish fabric lamp …

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DIY Gold Etagere

September 10, 2014 Makeovers
DIY Gold Bookcase Etagere - from

When I was redecorating my apartment I had a very hard deadline to finish things up since my place was being photographed for Better Homes & Gardens. One of the final pieces I was on the hunt for was a pair of chic gilded iron etageres. Rather than a brass finish, I preferred the look of gilded iron because I love the contrast, texture and patina of a lightly applied, shimmering gold …

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At Home With Amber Lewis

July 20, 2011 Interiors
Amber Lewis-So Haute-2

Meet Amber Lewis – LA based interior designer, wife, mother and blogger. After discovering Amber’s blog earlier this year, it quickly became one of my favorites. I loved reading about all of the uber creative DIY projects she’s tackled in her home and I instantly connected with her eclectic sense of style and her witty sense of humor. She seemed like a ton of fun so during a recent vis …

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My Craigslist Dining Chairs: Before & After

May 20, 2011 Makeovers
so haute chair before after

It’s been a while since I’ve shared one of my home decorating projects so I thought I’d give you a before and after look at my dining room chair makeover.  I’ve been holding on to these photos for ages! I picked up these Duncan Phyfe style mahogany harp back chairs on from a friendly Craigslist seller in New Jersey about a year and a half ago. I paid $80 for all 4 chairs…an awesom …

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DIY Draperies

June 2, 2009 Decorating Ideas

A couple of weeks ago I embarked on a little DIY drapery project. The windows in my apartment only had solar shades covering them for the longest time and I’d been wanting to soften them up with some fabulous draperies. If I could have things my way I would have had custom draperies made using Suzanne Rheinstein for Lee Jofa’s Ikat De Lin, but given how many yards I would have needed t …

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