Everything Home Magazine March 2016

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March 2016

Grow Herbs: DIY Kid Craft


DIY Repurpose Tea Cups

On the Cover: Colorful Home Office w/Haneen Matt Go Bold Tablescape

50 Pet Perfect EH Reader Pets

36 March Printable “Bloom”

19 Photo Corner Moody Photography

Do you and your family have a fun holiday 4 tradition? We want to hear about it! Share Note From the Editors your special or unique tradition with us by using the hashtag #myEHtradition on your 9 social media posts and your name and Room Renovations tradition could end up in next month’s issue! The Creation of a Craft Room 15 Ready, Set, DIY! DIY Wood Clock

20 The Inspired Room: A Simplified Living Room with Gloribell

24 Makers of the Month:

41 What’s Trending Now? Color Outside the Lines

Canvas HQ The Painted Nest

68 50 Recycled & Re-Loved Pet Perfect Tea Cups Re-Purposed

71 45 16 Crafty Kids Fall Printable Growing Up Photo Corner Herbs

33 On the Cover

634 Tablescapes Note From the Editors

Colorful Home Office with Haneen Matt

Go Bold with 8 Jennifer Griffin

Room Renovations Take a peek at a carriage house DIY renovation

37 Farm to Table Recipes

13 Ready, Set, DIY!

Delectable Donuts

DIY Wire Pumpkins

46 Everything Found

17 The Inspired Room

Early American Charm with Leah Olson

Wood & warm nature tones at The Wood Grain Cottage

52 Everything Fashion

20 Makers of the Month

Spring Essentials: A Colorful Mix

Simply Made by Erin Paint Me Pink Shop

60 55 52 Recycled & Re-Loved What’s Trending Now? A Mother Daughter Duo See the NewestJunkin in Home Decor

25to Grow Room Feature: Growing Room with My Sweet

Fall at the Farm Savannah A fun peek at Happy Days Farm

A Note from the Editors

Everything Home Magazine: Style at Home When we set out to create an on-line magazine that would share home decor and more from our readers Collette Osuna personal homes, one thing we agreed on right away was Editor-in-Chief to steer-away from images that appeared “too perfect” as many previous magazines that we all have read in the past. What you will find in the pages of Everything Home Magazine is a collection of inspired articles written by real, honest, down-to-earth people! We don’t always have hours and endless budgets to decorate our homes and our contributors thrive on that challenge too!. Our houses aren’t perfect either! We are honored Daraka McCrackin to share the work of so many committed and thoughtful people. Please visit the Our Contributors page to learn Managing Editor more about our wonderful contributors. Read their bios and visit the links to their blogs and Instagram accounts. Also, feel free to leave comments on the articles to share your thoughts or ask the particular author a question. They would love to hear your feedback. We appreciate your support and are so happy to have you as a reader of Everything Home Magazine.

From our homes to yours, cheers to a happy March!

Collette & Daraka info@everythinghomemagazine.com EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MARCH 2016

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Editor-in-Chief Collette Osuna Managing Editor Daraka McCrackin

Cover Writer: Contributor Recycled & Re-Loved: Contributor Everything Found: Contributor Tablescapes: Contributor Room to Grow: Contributor Ready, Set, DIY: Contributor Crafty Kids: Contributor Room Renovations: Contributor What’s Trending Now Contributor The Inspired Room: Contributor Pet Perfect: Contributor Farm to Table Recipes Recycled & Re-Loved: Contributor Monthly Printable: Contributor Everything Fashion: Contributor

Allison Meece Lauren Ashworth Wendy Durnwald Oscar Bravo Brooke Christen Jenna Gentry Loren Miller Jill Parks Keila Bernowitz Annie Anderson Chloe Wisner Prudy Blank Deborah Sommerlot Jennifer Reed Anneke McConnell

meet the contributors Room Renovations

Jill Parks Jill is married to her high-school sweetheart and has two teenage daughters. She’s an Oklahoma girl with a passion for DIY, dÊcor, and design. You can find Jill at her blog Jillify It. #EHroomreno


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Jennifer Reed

Wendy Durnwald

Jennifer resides in Forney, Texas and is happily married to a Firefighter/Paramedic and has 2 young children. She is the Owner & Creative Director of an online gift & lifestyle shop called The Sister Studio. #EHprintable

Wendy lives in Georgia with her husband and five kids. She has a passion to help others turn their house into a cozy home. Find Wendy at her blog Life on the Shady Grove. #EHfound

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Loren Miller

Keila Bernowitz

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Loren is a wife and mother to 3 young children. She is an esthetician, make-up artist, and writer at The Society Letters. Find Loren on Instagram loren_miller. #EHkidcrafts

Keila is a lifestyle blogger Oscar is an interior decorator and currently resides in and blogger from San Diego, South Florida. She has a love California. He has a passion to for all things floral and classic. help people decorate their Find inspiration from homes on a budget. Find Keila at her blog Oscar at his blog Home and Hydrangeas. Oscar Bravo Home.

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Allison Meece

Allison has a passion for decorating & DIY. Currently turning a California house into a home while loving a furry little dog. She shares it all on her blog A House and A Dog #EHstyle & #EHcover

Farm to Table

Prudy Blank

Room to Grow

Brooke Christen

Prudy is a passionate home Brooke has 18 years design cook from Wheatfield, New experience and recently York. She shares delicious, moved to Connecticut. She beautiful, and easy recipes with enjoys working on her 1950’s her family and friends at her home with her husband and blog butter, basil, & 2 daughters. Find Brooke at breadcrumbs. her blog Nesting with Grace. #EHkidspaces #EHrecipes

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Anneke McConnell

Annie Anderson

Deborah Sommerlot

Anneke resides in Seattle, WA with her husband and 3 kiddos. She is a designer, blogger at Coastal Collective Co., and life/biz coach that enjoys life on the water, reading, painting, and fashion. Find Anneke on Instagram @annekemcconnell.

Annie is a stay at home mom who loves cooking, painting, and decorating her home. She is passionate about sharing how to do it all on a budget. Find inspiration from Annie at her blog Zevy Joy.

Deborah is a lifestyle blogger who loves to inspire others in salvaging time, money, resources, and moments through upcycling. Find Deborah at her blog Salvage Sister & Mister.



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Chloe Wisner

Jenna Gentry

Lauren Ashworth

Chloe is an avid beauty blogger and animal lover! She loves everything beauty and fashion and designing jewelry. You can find Chloe reviewing the newest beauty products at her blog Chloe Does Glam. #EHpets & #EHbeauty

Jenna is a stay at home mom who loves DIY and home projects. Most days, you will find her dancing with her kids or in the garage working on her Etsy shop. Find Jenna on Instagram @rusted_design. #EHdiy

Lauren is a wife, mom, and dĂŠcor and organization enthusiast. Her family lives in Alabama where they are remodeling a 100 year old farmhouse. Find Lauren on Instagram @mrslaurenash. #EHrecycled

Want a chance to have your home, DIY project , or pet featured? Use the hashtag found at the bottom of each contributors bio on your social media posts! Our contributors use the hashtag to find future features!

room renovations “Before and After� Room Makeovers

The Creation of a Craft Room Written by: Jill Parks


indsey and Jordan Barkel have taken a typical ranch style home and have transformed it into anything but ordinary. Lindsey, an interior designer, and Jordan, a master carpenter, make the perfect team. Together they are White Pine Design. More than 10 years ago, Lindsey and Jordan purchased a home with zero character.


Making the home into their beautiful dream home required extensive work. It also required them get creative... and dirty! The list of changes is long, but includes removing walls, floors, cabinets, and ugly pink tile. Their renovation also required them to do a lot of work to the flooring. They accomplished all this while having three kids and a dog in the house!

After extensive demo, Lindsey and Jordan hung planks on the walls, ceilings, and down the staircase. They also added concrete countertops, built-in bookcases, and shower tile surrounds. In addition, they added 900 square feet of living space by finishing out their basement. The new basement addition is where their favorite room is located: the craft room.

Built-ins are a great way to keep clutter contained neatly!

This magical room is located off their family room and the door into the space is actually a secret bookcase door. How fun is that?! According to Lindsey “The room was just cement and cobwebs before we got our hands on it. Our love of Nordic and industrial design, and clean lines was our inspiration for this room. We knew we wanted this room to be white and bright.�

Lady luck was on their side when they found the lower cabinets at a local nonprofit, home improvement donation center. They were able to use them in a way that worked with Jordan’s custom built upper cabinets. They wanted open shelving, but also some cabinets with doors and drawers to conceal craft supplies. Exposed ductwork allows for higher “The old table is from my grandpa’s barn and the ceilings.was a favorite flea market find! spotlight Sometimes, you have to use what you have for the time being; always be grateful and content. Trends will come and go, but your past and character will always accompany you. So use what you love in your own decor and mix old with new!” -Lindsey

Great way to display your children's artwork! According to Lindsey, “the planked wall is unique because it is constructed of our leftover scrap wood that wasn’t being used. Don’t always assume that scraps don’t have any potential left!” They wanted the planks to be random in between each stud and they layered the boards behind the studs for an unexpected look. A main steel support column that couldn't be moved is in the middle of the room. Jordan wrapped the column and the beam above and now they add so much to the room... bringing the eye up to the lines of the open subfloor ceiling!

Good lighting in a craft space is a must, so extra recessed lighting was added above the crafting surfaces. Under cabinet lighting was added for the countertop surface. Strategically placed outlets were added as well. You can never have too many outlets! Since the basement has low ceilings, they decided to just paint them rather than covering up the beams and pipes and losing height. This is a great idea for low basement ceilings. The ceiling, trim, plank wall, column, doors, and Using unique flea cabinets were all market finds, like this painted white to keep spotlight, adds charm the space light and to a space! airy. The pipes were covered with foam fittings so that they would stay a gorgeous black. r higher ceilings.

Jordan and Lindsey Barkel have been creating fresh spaces since getting married ten years ago. They have four children, a brick ranch home, and Jesus... everything they could ever have hoped for! They love gray, white, and natural decor, the thrill of the hunt for old oddities, and the fact that their children are now getting in on the fun!

Find more from Jordan & Lindsey at White Pine Design or follow them on Instagram at @girlmeetscarpenter EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAR 2016

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DIY Wood Clock Written by: Jenna Gentry

When I saw my friend Kari show her amazing wood clock tutorial on TV, I knew I needed to convince her to write up a “how-to” for our readers as well. This clock is so versatile, and can be painted any color, to match any part of your home. There are more tools used in this DIY than others I’ve written about, but I have faith that every one of you is capable of using them with ease. Have fun, be safe, and make sure to share your finished projects with all of us at Everything Home!

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Supplies Needed • • • • • • • • • •

7- 1x4 cedar boards cut at 30” long • Yarn 2- 1x2 cut at 30" long • Fabric measuring tape Hammer • Picture hangers 1 1/4" finishing nails • Clock kit (approx.12") Paint brush, small foam roller, • Jigsaw foam craft brush • Router Wood glue • Vinyl numbers Painter’s tape Sandpaper Homemade compass: (find directions for this simple tool online)


Step one: Place 1x2's on a flat surface, about 12� apart. Place cedar boards on top, perpendicular to these in a plank-like fashion, all the way across. Make sure the bottom boards are centered to where the edge of the clock is. This is important in making your opening for the clock mechanism later. Step two: Use wood glue under the cedar boards and nail them to the 1x2s. Do this all the way across.

Step three: Find the center of the boards. This is in the middle of the fourth board. Using the pointy end of your compass, press into the wood, making an indentation. With a pencil in the other end of the compass, go around the board, drawing a circle. Step four: Use a jigsaw to cut out the circle. Sand off the rough edges. Drill a hole in the direct center, using a bit that is big enough for the end of your clock hands to fit through.


Step five: Paint any color you like. Be sure to paint the sides. Once it has dried, distress to your liking with sand paper (optional).

Step six: Measure out where the numbers will go. Cut long pieces of yarn. Use the center of the hole as your guide for where it needs to be placed. Place the yarn down in the 12 and 6 position first, going across the direct center of the hole. Use tape on the sides to hold it in place. Next, place the yarn across the 3 and 9 position. Repeat until you have yarn for all numbers on the clock. Use the fabric measuring tape to help you check your measurements on the outside of the circle. Remember, the center of the hole is your friend in figuring this out.

Step seven: Attach numerals. You want to use it as a stencil, not a sticker, so remove the centers. Figure out how far from the edge you want your numbers. Use a pencil to mark, then take the yarn off the edge to place it. Replace the yarn after putting the vinyl down, for the opposite side. Go around the clock until all vinyl is in place, then remove yarn. Using very little paint, dab inside your stencil, careful to not let it bleed underneath. Peel off the vinyl, let paint dry completely, then finish with a clear top coat.

Step eight: On back, draw the shape of your mechanism with a marker. Measure how deep you want the router to go, and trace along the marker. It is better to start out shallow, then go deeper if you need to a second time. Do not go through the whole clock. Assemble the mechanism according to package instructions. Screw hangers on the back sides, and your clock is ready to be hung!

If you want to make the 48� clock (shown in the navy color), use more boards and make a bigger compass. The only addition would be another 1x2 on the back and on each side for additional support. Also, you will need to order bigger hands. Good Luck!

Kari Fiagle is a talented and creative home designer. She lives in Utah with her husband and five beautiful kids. If you’re local, you can find her on KSL Studio 5 news on NBC this month. Or, find her on Instagram @Clockworkdesign and follow along with her designs and projects! EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MARCH 2016

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(with Ainslee @mysuburbanfarm) There’s no doubt there are plenty of hashtags to search under on Instagram to discover amazing photographers and the breathtaking photos they feature. Ainslee is definitely one of Everything Home Magazine’s favorite feeds to stalk. Ainslee not only showcases her beautiful photography under the #moody hashtag, but she accomplishes creating these amazing images using her Iphone only! If you are looking for photography inspiration, Ainslee is a must to add to your Instagram “follow” list. She never disappoints!

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Shares a Simply Beautiful Living Room Written by Annie Anderson

One of the many things that captures your attention when looking into Gloribell’s 1938 home is its ability to pull the light in. Windows and natural light fill the space, highlighting handpicked décor and intricate details. The sun bounces off glass and metal accessories enhancing the vibrancy of the room. Baskets are hung alongside natural branches and welcome visitors in with abundant texture as they pass the foyer table. You can’t miss the impeccable details of this home.


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with meticulous carvings made during the early twentieth century. This special detail alone makes the living room unique and adds to the eclectic style so seamlessly integrated there.

Neutral tones combined with quality wood grains pull all the pieces together. The Chesterfield inspired sofa declares a mighty presence, softened by the addition of lofty pillows scattered in colors of blue and green. Modern floral patterns and buttery leather compliment each other in a classic style.

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This room is filled with family and all the activity that goes along with running a home. Through all those moments, it maintains it’s calm - remaining beautifully simple. Each element causes you to take in the cozy nature of this room. A clear purpose in design is not only achieved but triumphantly conquered. I can only imagine that every space in Gloribell’s home looks and feels this way. To see more beautiful photos and endless inspiration from Gloribell, please visit her at her blog I Don’t Know How She Does It, her Facebook, or her Instagram.


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I’m super excited to be featuring Kristy Robertson of The Painted Nest as my featured Maker of the Month for March! Kristy is an amazingly talented wood sign maker, and her style is right up my alley……handmade….rustic…..goodness.

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Kristy chatted with me recently in a candid interview about her super successful sign shop, her family life, and her long term goal to change the world one sign at a time.

the month Q: What was your main inspiration to begin a small business and when did you first start? A: I have always loved any kind of DIY and crafting. I have instilled the love of crafting in my daughters as they always make gifts for friends instead of purchase them. I have been making signs for friends and family for years. Q: Do you have another job besides running your store? A: This is my 25th year teaching. I am currently a fulltime 7th grade resource specialist at a middle school.

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Choose Joy Live Sweet Blog Q: Do you come up with all the designs yourself? A: The inspiration for my newest designs came from vintage flashcards that belonged to my grandmother, who was also a teacher. Everywhere I look and everything I read I’m often thinking, “Man, that would make a great sign.” I even dream about signs.

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A: I live in Springfield, Oregon with my son, Kasen who is a senior in high school and daughter, Gracee who is 4th grade. My daughter, Kelsey is a junior at University of Oregon. She continues to work for me one or two days a week and is starting her own line of signs. This is definitely a family run business. Kasen still cuts, sands and paints. Gracee gets them ready to ship adding our business sticker and card. Each and every sign we sell goes to support our family in one way or another from paying for school clothes, lunches and sports to college textbooks. We are all so truly grateful for our customers and friends we’ve gained along the way. Q: Do you accept custom orders? A: I recently switched to having restock sales in my Etsy store, so we are not always open. I was worried when switching to more of a ready-made sell that no one would buy the signs but I had my first restock sale 2/13 and sold out in under an hour. Fifty signs in forty-eight minutes. It was so overwhelming. I am trying to figure out how to add custom orders back, because they are my absolute favorite. I am constantly collaborating with people to come up with new designs. I’m currently working with Shady Oaks Farm, and In the Farmhouse Kitchen. Anything else about you or your store that you would like us to know? I want customers to know that I want people to LOVE their signs. If for some reason they don’t, I will remake them until they do. Everyone seems to be making signs these days, I think that is one thing, besides the high quality of our signs, that’s sets us apart from some others.

For more amazing sign inspiration, visit Kristy on Instagram! Do you own a small business or Etsy store and want to be featured in Everything Home Magazine? Tag your Instagram product photos using the #ehmaker hashtag!


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Photo courtesy of Sandra at The Rustic Life Blog Written by: Kelly Fellin

If you have a love with floral arrangements but need a little help with your own designs, you’ll want to stay tuned for our new column “by arrangement” debuting in our May 1st issue!

with Haneen Matt Written by: Allison Meece

Decorating with neutrals such as whites, grays, and tans seems to be a very popular trend in home decor these days. In fact, Benjamin Moore even named Simply White as the 2016 Color of the Year. However, there are those rare spaces full of color that are so beautiful you can’t help but stop and take a look. That is what happened to me when I discovered Haneen Matt and her gorgeous home. Haneen is a mother of four with an art degree currently pouring her creative energy into interior design and her home. In college, she studied and had access to one of the top ten art museums in the country. The highlight of her college career was being able to take a trip to Paris with her Art History professor and it truly inspired her. After college but before becoming a mom, Haneen taught graphic design and further developed her art and design skills. For the last twelve years, her creative outlet has been designing and decorating her home. She describes her home as her most fulfilling canvas because it’s a work of art that her and her family actually get to live in. Every room in her home is just a little bit different and unique, however they all have one thing in common - color, lots and lots of color. Haneen’s home office is one of her most favorite spaces. Her children also spend time in the space creating beautiful works of art, doing crafts, or just hanging out. Adding a touch of personality to the room, she displays her children’s artwork and they are perfect for the colorful space.

Haneen Matt is a Home Goods Pinterest contributor and has been featured by HGTV and Better Home and Gardens. You can see more of her gorgeous home on Instagram @haneens_haven and on her blog Haneens Haven.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Haneen about her office space and how she incorporates color into her home. Haneen says she has always been naturally drawn to color. She loves to mix patterns, mix textures, and mix old with new to create a truly eclectic but livable space. “Mixing rustic with glam, modern with vintage - you name it. I just love juxtapositions!” she says. Haneen has a few tips for those of us that may be afraid to add color to our homes or just don’t know where to start. Although there are “design rules” in regards to rooms having a sense of fluidity throughout a home, she believes that each space should have its own personality and its okay for each room to be a little bit different. If you fill a room with what you love and curate it in ways that tell your own story, then somehow it will all come together. Haneen is a strong believer that each home tells a story and you have to create your own story to tell. Loving your home is really the only design rule that matters.

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What better way to add some color (and encouragement) to your home! We want to encourage everyone to “Bloom Where You Are Planted�. There is no better time than now to seek happiness in all circumstances, to pursue your dreams, and to fulfill your destiny. We hope the pages of this issue fill you with excitement and inspiration. Happy Blooming! Please remember to tag any photos of your printable using the hashtag #EHprintable for a chance to be featured on the Everything Home Magazine Instagram account. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MARCH 2016

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Written by: Prudy Blank

Delicious Fried Donut Warning: The following donuts should be homemade and consumed only once in a while, maybe only once a year… you know, when you have a need for something sinfully delicious, when nothing else will appease that nagging craving… or…if you’re like me, just throw that caution to the wind, and make them whenever your little heart desires! It was a cold and wintry Saturday morning, the kind that makes you want to snuggle in, and fire up your oven. Even the weatherman on TV said that if we didn’t have to go anywhere, we should stay home, and keep our pets indoors where it was warm. They didn’t have to twist my arm. I was staying in. Already forming a plan in my head, I walked into my kitchen, sleeves rolled up, and set the oven to 350 degrees. I had donuts in mind, and because I was sharing a donut recipe with you,

I wanted to bake them to keep with the healthy lifestyle / eating thing from the New Year’s resolution I talked about in the January edition of Everything Home Magazine. You see? This is why I’m not good with resolutions! Three months into the new year, we’re discussing donuts! Unfortunately, I discovered on that cold and snowy morning, that I don’t like baked donuts. I understand that baking them is the semi-healthier version, but let’s be real, my friends. If you bake a donut, you are technically baking rolls. You know…bread. And filling this little round piece of bread with cream or jelly? Well, it just felt wrong. Now don’t misunderstand. These rolls were delicious with dinner that night. No cream. No jelly. Just butter.

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So, I set those rolls aside, and started all over again, but that’s okay… I had nowhere to go that day. I made another batch, but this time I fried them. And then I made another batch! And while I was at it, I threw in a batch of Old Fashioned Sour Cream donuts for good luck, and I’m sharing that recipe here today as well! Honestly, if I’m going to splurge with a donut, then I want a true blue, deep fried, crispy delicious donut.

You know what I’m talking about… when you take that first bite, the crisp exterior gives way to the soft interior that is filled with fluffy cream or fruity jam… and that is exactly what these donuts are. They’re so light and fluffy, so delicious, that the guilt that you think you should be feeling just isn’t there. Trust me, you won’t feel an ounce of guilt as you enjoy bite after cream or jelly filled bite. They’re honestly worth that cakey bender you’re about to partake. My motto for the day: Enjoy that donut today, and eat a carrot tomorrow! Have a lovely March, my friends!

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While our love for neutral is well set, color is making its comeback. As Pantone would have it, the colors of the year are Rose Quartz and Serenity. A harmonious blend of muted pink and blue, releasing peace and tranquility. But, what happens when you’re inclined to push beyond the COLORS OUTSIDE THE LINES suggestions? That’s when color comes alive. One must never undermine the importance of color in Written by: Keila Bernowitz a home as it directly correlates with mood and the Photos by: Yuni Min overall tone of any given space. “I’m not shy when it comes to incorporating color into my home,” Yuni shares. Mesmerizingly bold hues are readily found throughout the Min Residence and we’re instantly inspired.


A dramatic scheme, to say the least.

Tip: Consider contrasting dark walls with bright drapes, light wood and vintage accessories.

Navy blue walls are known for creating an elegant ambiance while channeling a restful state of mind. “We painted the master bedroom a very dark navy to create a sultry, romantic and moody atmosphere.” The beauty in this shade is the inconspicuous ability to bring attention to traditional furnishings while holding onto its presence. “I love restoring old furniture and modernizing it with a fresh coat of paint and hardware.” While a daring color such as navy blue has a sleek appearance, it would seem dull were it not for Yuni’s abundance in textures. Its capability to highlight a variety of fabrics makes it a substantial advantage over a neutral tone.

Two Toned

“We painted our dark kitchen cabinets last year and chose a light, bright gray that has a blue undertone. The island was painted a darker gray/blue color. This has been such dramatic transformation to our house and our favorite DIY. It really brightened and opened up our space.” Utilizing two hues in your kitchen cabinetry will add visual depth and contrast. While Yuni’s lighter cabinets convey a sense of expansion, her darker island establishes grounding. Similarly, having one piece be a different color from the rest will create a focal point without taking away vibrance from either.

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You no longer have to fly across the world to catch sentiments from the Far East. Adding Asian inspired pieces brings the worldly feel to you. Chinoiserie accents can be incorporated into traditional and modern spaces alike. The various sculptural shapes and details add exotic flair. Chinoiserie is known for its variety in color, allowing it to stand out wherever it is displayed.

Blue & white accessories “pop” in any room! Just for girls, you say? We beg to differ. Yuni’s use of pink in her office is brass and nothing of sophisticated. An otherwise neutral room shines with liveliness and energy. Consider using pink on accent walls or entryways for that unexpected pop of color. “It’s so vibrant and it makes me so happy when I work in there.” The benefit in utilizing accent pieces, such as rugs is the ability to make a statement without making it a permanent commitment. If you’re hesitant about taking a big lead, consider small accessories as alternatives. “I love pops of pink to create some contrast with the dark walls.” Pink flowers are a decorative tool which should not be overlooked. More than bringing a sense of freshness, they are the ultimate ‘pick me up’.

Gold has established itself and plans to stick around. “I love a natural rustic style but enjoy mixing it with gold accents”. Though some may consider it pretentious, adding gold always elevated the ‘wow’ factor. Consider accent pieces such as mirrors, pillows and chandeliers for that extra sense of glamour. We know one thing, Yuni Min isn’t afraid to color outside the lines.

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For more on her style and inspiration, please visit Yuni at: Love Your Abode blog Love Your Abode Instagram Page

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everything found Inspiring Ideas For Antique & Vintage Finds


olonial Architecture in decor is some of my very favorite! My friend, Leah, is the master of this beautiful style! There is just something about the simple lines and quality workmanship that makes my heart go “pitter patter”. Come on in as I take you on a tour of some of her beautiful Early American details.

Early American Charm Written by: Wendy Durnwald

Leah and her precious family live in the North East. Her home, with its white walls and large windows, is the perfect backdrop to show off her beautiful antique treasures! I’ve asked Leah to share some of her very favorite finds with us and all I can say is “wow!”. Let’s start our tour with Leah’s entryway. My mouth just drops open at the beauty and simplicity of her style! The traditional lines of the Early American chair take me back in time and her entry is the perfect mix of texture and warmth that invites us in for more. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MARCH 2016

In Leah’s living room, the antique oil paintings are the star of the show! I love how she set them casually on her mantle rather than hanging them. This room is filled with such bright light and the wood tones in the furniture bring warmth to the space. The chairs were purchased at the Brimfield Mass Antique show last year which is now on my bucket list of places to visit. The seller believes the chairs were homemade in the early 1900’s.

As we head into Leah’s dining room, we see more beautiful light and warmth. We find a sweet Early American dresser that is believed to be from 1860-70. Leah purchased this at an estate sale, and the lines and character are simply gorgeous. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MARCH 2016

White pumpkins and moss set the neutral tone

This is Leah’s kitchen, and I just LOVE the way she incorporates the beautiful old oil painting with the simplicity of the white farmhouse table. The Munsing bowl on the table was purchased at a local antique store and is one her favorite pieces. The antique runner brings some lovely color to the space and feels soft under your feet.

Leah’s home is filled with all kinds of special details. This is an Underwood portable typewriter that belonged to her Great Grandfather. He was a hay broker in upstate NY and negotiated prices between hay salesmen and farmers. I also love the antique door knob on this french door.

This beautiful nautical oil painting was found in the attic of her family’s lake house. This antique folding ladder was a gift from her parents and is from the 1920’s. Detail after beautiful detail in Leah’s home take you on a journey to simpler times and beautiful craftsmanship. I hope you have enjoyed this tour of Leah’s home, and I hope that you have been inspired to go on a treasure hunt for some special antique and flea market finds of your own.

Find more from Leah on Instagram @leaholsonstyle Follow along with us every month as we show you how antique and flea market finds can make your house a home. Be sure to tag your antique/flea market Instagram photos using the #ehfound hashtag for a chance at a possible feature in one of our future issues! EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MARCH 2016

pet perfect Lovable Pet Friends That Steal Our Heart







Thank you so much to all of our Everything Home Magazine readers who share their adorable pets with us using the #ehpets hashtag. Be sure to check out these sweet fur babies (and their owners) by clicking the links above. If you have a pet that you would like to see featured in a future issue, be sure to tag your “Pet Perfect� photos using the #ehpets hashtag! Written by: Chloe Wisner

Vintage Home Shop OK Turn your handwritten family recipes into a treasured keepsake! Wood burned recipe cutting boards make the perfect gift for loved ones!

everything fashion Featured Fashion Trends & Finds

Transition into Spring with a

Colorful Mix! Written by: Anneke McConnell

With sunnier days on the horizon, it’s time to box up the dark-hued winter uniform and infuse color back to our wardrobes! The great news this is not too difficult and relatively FUN! Take your pick, then mix and match.

It’s perfectly ok to mix a bright bold handbag with a pretty pastel top, so don’t overthink it and get items that feel like “you” and work for your life (i.e. brightly-colored yoga pants are a win just as much as floral maxi dresses)!

Here are a few options to consider when shopping for some new pieces for spring..


The Transition Sweater Just because it’s sunny, doesn’t mean it’s warm yet! Pick up a sweater or cardigan in a fun color as you transition between seasons.


Olive + Oak Olivia Pullover in Pale Mint

Put Some Pep in your Step Even if you’ve got your everyday jeans and tee on, the perfect seasonal shoe makes ALL the difference! Snag that perfect fit pump or casual sandal to complete your look and add color to your day. Macy’s Kenjay d'Orsay Pumps in Deep Fuschia EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAR 2016

Nine West Jumbalia Leather Wedge Sandal in Yellow

Kohl’s Petite Chaps No-Iron Shirt in Pink Plaid

A Pop of Plaid Swap out your darker plaid tops for brighter, fun-colored ones with fabrics made from a lighter cotton material.

Old Navy Plaid Shirt for Women in Navy Pink Plaid

The Colorful Carry All When it comes to color, your purse packs major punch! Pick something that you absolutely love and can see yourself carrying with many different outfits. Target Women's dv Chain Strap Crossbody Handbag in Coral


recycled & re-loved New Ways To Re-Purpose Salvaged Items

A Use For Everything! Written by: Deborah Sommerlot

‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’ couldn’t be more true when you are talking about this mother and daughter duo, Shannon and Revyn. They not only make amazing items with things people often discard, but they maintain some of the history along with it.

they look at items and think of ways that they could use them again. And if they don’t find it there, they have been known to keep a stockpile of treasures for just the right project.

One project that displays this perfectly is “I love the marks on old pieces that really their kitchen bar. They wanted a different look so they spent an afternoon going add to the new way I use them. Each scratch or chip in the paint brings a story through that “collection" of stuff to spark some ideas. They saw a stack of old fence that can be handed down and told to wood, with its different grain and textures continue our history” says Revyn. and thought it would be great. But the best part is the fencing came from Shannon’s This up-cycle team loves to go shopping childhood home. Talk about a meaningful at garage sales or antique shops. As they history. They added an old sign and the walk through on a Saturday morning, kitchen bar never looked better. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAR 2016

Another amazing project was this rotary hoe found at a flea market. They bought it only because they liked how it looked. They decided to add that along with a disc plow from Revy’s grandfather and it became this amazing jewelry holder. No more tangled necklaces. But home is not the only place they incorporate their “keeping history alive” ways. They work together in a floral event business. As they work with clients, they like to listen for their stories and use pieces to convey that story. In their business, they have used an old bicycle wheel found in a curbside trash, as the couple loved biking and wanted to incorporate this into their wedding day. It took something the couple loved to do together and became a place to displace pictures of their special day.

Could also be used as a coffee mug holder!

“I believe that the items we use should be able to connect to the customer or their interests” – Revyn.


Another wedding they did, the bride asked to use old crates she found in her grandpa's barn. The crates were placed on the wall for a 3-D effect. An old wedding topper at an antique shop was added for the vintage feel. When a customer was hosting a party, there was a lot of wall space that needed to be covered. While out hitting the garage sales, there were several embroidery hoops that seemed perfect for the party by adding greenery and succulents for simple decor.

You can visit Shannon, Bohemianjunktion, on Instagram and Revyn at Ivory Bell Floral for more amazing transformations.

路TIP路 You can find embroidery hoops from 1-3 dollars each at craft stores!

For a chance to show your upcycling talent in a future issue of Everything Home Magazine, tag your photos on social media using the hashtag #EHrecycled. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAR 2016

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room to grow Functional Spaces For Our Little Ones

Growing Room


elaine, from My Sweet Savannah, is an experienced, long time blogger that I love to follow and get inspired from. Her son’s room is so timeless and full of the best ideas, I had to share it with all of you! Melaine’s 13 year old son had a western themed bedroom and it was time for a change. Melaine knew that she didn’t want to do a “theme” she wanted to do something that would take him through high school. His bed and dresser were the starting point and it just took off from there.


Written by: Brooke Christen

A functional room perfectly designed to last through the teenage years!

Sconces from Restoration Hardware

Add a pop of color with a fun chair! (Similar chair found at LexMod).

Her son picked out his bed, he went with a tufted leather headboard that they found on Craigslist. He didn’t want the room or the bed to be too babyish. Luckily Melaine loved the bed as much as he did, so it was a win win!

Melaine transitioned his bedroom with the rest of the home with the colors she selected. It is pretty neutral and the wall color compliments the other colors they have in their home.

There are a lot of vintage and unique items in his bedroom. My favorite is the basketball hoop that she made from old pieces of wood. She doesn't like things to be too matchy matchy but she does love symmetry. For example, his night tables from World Market match as well as his Restoration Hardware sconces. They help to balance out the vintage eclectic items.

I love to ask where all of his extra "treasures" that kids collect get stored in their bedrooms. Melaine found a spot to put his books that look neatly stored in old locker baskets, as well as footballs and other balls in neat containers.

For more inspiration from Melaine, visit her at her blog; My Sweet Savannah EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MAR 2016

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tablescapes Inspiring Ideas For Every Tabletop

Go Bold! Go Bold!

Lifestyle Blogger, Jennifer Griffin sets her table in her true, colorful fashion.

Written by: Oscar Bravo Photos by: Jennifer Griffin

- I love and appreciate a neutral color palette in a room. Neutral rooms can feel calm, relaxing and harmonious. But nothing excites me more than to see bold use of color in a home! There is a sense of confidence and joy that colorful rooms seem to convey. These rooms are alive and bursting with energy; ready to let the good times roll! Meet Jennifer Griffin; a lifestyle and home decor blogger in Oklahoma. Her blog, named “Dimples and Tangles� is filled with DIY projects, decor ideas and tours of her home. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM |MARCH 2016

Jennifer doesn't know this, but her blog was the very first decor blog I encountered on the Web. This was before I was even on Instagram! When I started scrolling through her blog I was in awe! I had never seen anyone's home decorated the way she had! Jennifer has created such a beautiful and vibrant home for her and her family. I asked Jennifer to invite us into her dining room to talk about her love of color.

Q: Have you always been attracted to bold colors? A: Yes! Although the color trends have changed through the years (my college dorm room was forest green and burgundy which is probably coming back around!) I've always been drawn to deep, dramatic colors. Q: That is so funny, in my teen years my bedroom was also Burgundy and forest green. Think “grunge meets Ralph Lauren.” Do you have a favorite color? A: Almost all of them, but I tend to gravitate towards Kelly Green in my home right now. And for the record, I definitely consider black and white as well as leopard print to be “official” colors too!

Q: Jennifer, this tablescape is amazing! The color combinations are so vibrant and unexpected but definitely work together. Is there a secret formula that you use when combining colors? A: Thank you! As far as a secret formula, nothing I can articulate. I just trust my eye.

Q: I agree! Leopard print is a neutral in my opinion! And I do love how you use Kelly green throughout your home. Is there a color that you find hard to work with? A: Yellow, specifically painting yellow walls. The few times I've attempted it over the years, the color never turns out quite like I pictured it in my head.

Q: What are the “Do’s & don'ts� of using bold colors in a home? A: I think when using bold color, one still has to incorporate plenty of lighter pieces to balance things out. If you're nervous about adding bold color, it's always smart to start with more neutral big ticket items in your home, and add the color in through accessories.

Q: Good advice! You did that with your table setting, I see. The white milk glass really balances out the colorful accessories. A: Yes. I started collecting milk glass several years ago and have found most of my pieces at thrift stores or garage sales. I am so drawn to milk glass because I could mix and match it with my white everyday dishes and add interest to my table through pattern and color.

Q: Those pink candelabras make such a statement! I love them! A: Aren't they so much fun? One of my dear blogging friends, Pam of Simple Details, came up with a brilliant DIY to get the look for less of a high-end designer candelabra. I followed her instructions and made my own. They were gold for a while, but I painted them glossy hot pink for this table and I'm in love!

Q: I have to say, I'm impressed with your thrifted finds. A: I'm the person who waits for a sale at the thrift store! Sometimes, I just have a feeling when no one else will see the potential in an item. So when I spot something and want it, I might wait for the next markdown cycle. (Thrift store prices often start a little high around here.) That's what I did when I spotted the small glasses on the table... I took my chances and waited until those were 75% off, and snagged a set of 12 for $9! Of course, that strategy doesn't always work. I have missed out a time or two by waiting. But, overall my track record is pretty good. Q: What advice can you give to those that are “color-challenged� but want to incorporate color in their home? A: Start with something small, like a brighter pillow or a throw blanket, or even a vase of flowers. If that's enough color for you, great! If you like what you are seeing after the first small addition, keep adding in more colorful accessories elsewhere. You can add colorful book spines on a shelf, or maybe even a bold colored accent table, garden stool, or ottoman.

Jennifer shares her love of all things beautiful and inspirational at her blog Dimples & Tangles

recycled & re-loved New Ways To Re-Purpose Salvaged Items

Tea Time in the Garden Repurposed Tea Cup Bird Feeders

Written by: Lauren Ashworth The new season is upon us and I have major Spring fever! Warm weather and beautiful flowers always motivate me to get outside and freshen things up around the house. It was love at first sight when I came across this adorable project by Dinah at DIY Inspired. Seeing her vintage teacup bird feeders provided all the inspiration I needed to get to work on my own. And requiring only three easy steps and no drilling, these are a cinch to put together! EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MARCH 2016

Written by: Lauren Ashworth

What You’ll Need: Teapot or Teacup and Saucer Chain Twine Charms (optional) Pliers Duct Tape Industrial Strength Adhesive Birdseed

“Hunting for old treasures and up-cycling them into something new and useful is a great passion of mine. From the hunt to the bargaining to appreciating the final outcome, trash to treasure projects get me excited!” – Dinah on her passion for repurposing.

Simply place your teacup on its side with the handle facing up and use adhesive to secure the teacup to the saucer. Use pliers to adorn your chain with charms as desired. Once you’ve filled the teacup or teapot with birdseed, you can mount the feeder using twine or your decorated chain.

Sliding barn doors add character to the pantry.

It’s that simple to achieve this DIY that is both beautiful and functional! And, Dinah insists that her sets have been able to withstand several seasons fully exposed to the elements and show little to no signs of wear and tear!


1. Use a piece of duct tape over the opening of the spout on the inside of the teacup to prevent the birdseed from spilling out! 2. After trying several different products, Dinah recommends E6000 industrial strength adhesive to secure the teacup and saucer together.

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3. Teapots and Teacups can be easily found at both thrift shops and big box stores. This project is also a great way to salvage chipped or cracked pieces of your own dish collections! SoCal wife and mother of one (with another on the way), Dinah is a craft, home décor, Sliding barn doors add and DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing character to the pantry. through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, her blog and passion for creating up-cycled crafts and DIY projects has launched her writing career and creative partnerships as a curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, GMC DIY, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, HP’s MyPrintly, and Home Made Simple and has been published in a magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.

crafty kids Simple And Creative Crafts For The Littles Did someone hear, dare I say birds? Spring is so close I can feel the warm sun, lightweight jackets, and in my mind I see flowers, so many flowers. There may still be some signs of snow left on the ground that has yet to thaw, but when did that ever stopped us from wishing just a little bit for the next season? I have been feeling that itch more than ever to start getting a bit dirty outside. Since we rent in the city I am left longing for a garden of my own. So, when my feature for this month told me her Kid Craft, my heart skipped a beat, or twelve. This month we are stepping away from the paints, and digging into the dirt.

Written by: Loren Miller

All of the supplies Rachel used came from Target’s garden section and get this, they were right around $10! Now that’s my kind of steal! Supplies: Herb seeds Soil Garden Markers (or labels to tell them apart) Planter pots (or something to grow them in)

Rachel Bousquet is a beautiful, and oh so talented, mother of two sweet little angels. Her and her hubby just bought a new home in southern California, and they are not afraid to tackle any DIY project thrown their way! She enjoys blogging about how she decorates her home on a budget. Rachel told me that one thing she loves doing with her kids is crafting with them, while teaching them valuable lessons. Now who can’t get on board with that? This Kid Craft isn’t just fun because your kids are able to get down and dirty, but also because it teaches them where some of our food comes from. I call that a winwin! One of her kids’ favorite foods is spaghetti, so she decided to choose herbs that will compliment that dish perfectly. The herbs she and her son planted were: basil, parsley, and oregano.

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Step one: use a spoon or measuring cup to pour your soil. Step two: once the soil is in place, plant your seeds. Step three: Add your herb markers to your pots. (Some herbs may have certain instructions for planting, so always follow directions that are directly on the individual packet. This goes for caring for the herbs as well!)

You can find Rachel & more inspiring projects at her blog and on Instagram

I just love that you can keep these inside your home. Perfect whether you live in the city, or country. Not only are these babies going to make your food dishes extra yummy, but you can also have your kiddo care for these herbs as well. Seeing something grow that they are in charge of is so great for little ones! EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | MARCH 2016

Pantone Colors of 2016

Written by: Kelly Fellin


Sliding barn doors add character to the pantry.

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