Browsing Archive: February, 2013

Tulips Gone Wild!

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

What do you think of these chairs?

If you need that statement piece, here it is! They are "Bouquet" chairs by the artist and furniture designer Tokujin Yoshioka.

Fluffy, soft, and totally unique.





A Saarinen Tulip Chair Hybrid 
Just use the same method to make the chair as I did to make my Moonball Pendant Light. Instead of using coffee filters (like I did for the pendant light) use felt squares.

Let me know if any of you decide to try it. If you're in the mood for a fabulous pendant ligh...
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Beefing Up The Entry Wreath

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Thursday, February 21, 2013, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

After the holidays I put my succulent wreath back up on the front door...but it's grown, gotten a little leggy, and was in need of a facelift! 



Not wanting to add more succulents, I thought I'd do something even easier and more interesting...Tillandsia's! This was super easy and added another texture which I always like to do.

I just clipped off all of the dry and dead leaves

and played with the placement of the new Tillandsia elements.

Once I settled on their individual spots ...
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Door Knob Organizing

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Friday, February 15, 2013, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

I was really getting tired of looking at the mess on my door knob. I come home from working out and throw my stuff on the door knob. I come in from the cold and throw my jacket on the knob...Clearly too much stuff on the knob! My bedroom looks so much nicer without this mess.

My remedy? 3 more door knobs on the back of the door.

Actually they are drawer knobs! I really didn't want hooks, I'm just tired of the hook look I guess.

I purchased three brass drawer knobs at the hardware store.

They e...
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It's All In How You Stack It

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

Do you need a hip, modern, side table that will be perfect with any decor? No worries, here are a couple of inexpensive ways to stack your own.

This is a fantastic side table in a modern and sophisticated interior. Francesca Connolly, editor of Remodelista, used games to make this one in her Brooklyn townhouse. Just stack the games and top it off with a round piece of glass that you can find here.

Then again, you can use books and forgo the glass.


Place your books side by side with a twist. ...
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Keep Your Valentine Warm

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Sunday, February 10, 2013, In : DIY (Do It Yourself) Projects 

Have you ever crawled into bed without your valentine and frozen because they're not there to warm up your toes or preheat your side?

I have, and I've always wished there was something to do for that extra warmth to put me to sleep. Maybe your valentine could also use something for those extra cold evenings. Here is the very simple snuggly DIY solution.

A soft and warm hot water bottle. Low tech? Yes! 

Just purchase one hot water bottle at your local pharmacy and a half yard of faux fur (or an...
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If Every Day Was Valentines Day

Posted by Lori Pepe-Lunche on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, In : Gifts 

...the world would be a better place. 

If you're looking for a little something different for your Valentine on February 14th, I'll share a few items that might be fun.

A great little speaker/stand for your Valentine's iPhone. The very simple and retro style speaker can be set up anywhere at anytime. Before you know it you'll be doing the Tango where you least expect to. "The Bullhorn" comes neatly wrapped up in a number of colors for only $10.

Another sophisticated and stylish accessory for y...

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