Whitney Curtis

Whitney Curtis

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Christmas Decorating Ideas From the 2014 Holiday Style Challenge

We have plenty of terrific Christmas decorating ideas here on The Home Depot Blog, collected during the 2014 round of our Holiday Style Challenge. We sent some of the most talented and creative bloggers on the internet mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations. We then stepped back and let the designers and stylists do their […]
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Trending Halloween Decor: Go Glam

Pumpkins, ghosts, and creepy-crawlies are the obvious staples in any Halloween decor these days, but here’s a trend we’re seeing: glamorous Halloween. Our Halloween Style Challenge participants show us how to kick your ghosts and goblins up a notch with a spooky yet classy theme. Above, Monica Benavidez, of Monica Wants It, contrasts the black and gray color […]
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Fall Decorating Ideas in 2014 Halloween Style Challenge

Enjoy some of the extraordinary Halloween and fall decorating ideas we collected during the 2014 edition of The Home Depot Blog’s Halloween Style Challenge series. We had some super talented designers and DIYers share their Halloween and harvest ideas for the dining room, fireplace mantel and outdoor decorating– all using Home Depot products as the starting point. You’ll […]
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Creative DIY Ideas with Plywood Coming in New DIY Challenge

The Home Depot Blog is known for bringing you terrific decor and styling ideas with our flagship Patio Style Challenge and Holiday Style Challenge series. We’ve been able to share with you stunning Christmas displays and outdoor decorating ideas created by some of the best DIY and decor bloggers on the internet– all using one […]
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Here’s a Simple Way to Wrap a Potted Plant Gift

Live flowers or a potted plant make great gifts– for house warmings, hostess gifts, get-well-soon gifts, or just about any occasion. We have a very easy way to dress up the plant a little to make an especially nice presentation to your gift recipient.
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Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

The vibrant colors of annuals and perennials can make your summer party extra special. Here are some party ideas featuring potted plants and flowers that you can use next time you entertain. Use the flowers for your summer tablescape. After the event transplant the plants outdoors for a pretty touch of color until the fall season, […]
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Summer Fun & Games Ideas Coming in Outdoor Games Style Challenge

This summer, to spread the spirit of long summer days, sprinkler running, watermelon snacks, and summer fun, we created a brand new spin on our popular Style Challenge series–and we’ve asked some of the best DIY and home decor bloggers to join us. This year, in our Outdoor Games Style Challenge, we have 17 bloggers ready to […]
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Outdoor Decorating Ideas: Vertical Gardens and Hanging Gardens

Including vertical gardens into the patio decor is a trend we noticed, along with hanging gardens, in the recent additions to our Patio Style Challenge series. The design and DIY bloggers who took part in the Style Challenge came up with some very clever and attractive ways to incorporate vertical gardens into their outdoor spaces. […]
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Simple Patio Decorating Ideas Coming in Patio Style Challenge

Sometimes a patio needs a complete makeover. Sometimes it just needs a few tweaks to freshen it up. We’ve seen some outstanding patio decorating ideas in the several full-on backyard makeovers featured in our ongoing Patio Style Challenge series. But let’s see what some of our favorite design and DIY bloggers can do to spruce […]
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Outdoor Decor Trend: Succulents

The use of succulents is an outdoor decor trend we’re seeing in our most recent Patio Style Challenge series. We’ve seen them hanging, planted in groups, single plantings… On side tables, dining tables, bookshelves, hanging gardens, and just about everywhere in between. Above, Atlanta-based lifestyle blogger Anna, of In Honor of Design, created a bar cart area […]
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Artificial Grass: An Outdoor Decorating Trend

Artificial grass, faux grass, fake grass, synthetic turf… whatever you call it, it’s an outdoor trend. We certainly noticed it in our popular Patio Style Challenge series with three of our guest contributors using artificial grass in clever and stylish ways. Above, popular DIY blogger, Ashley of Sugar & Cloth, created a clean and modern look […]
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Patio Side Tables: Outdoor Decorating Ideas Seen in Patio Style Challenge

In our popular Patio Style Challenge series, bloggers from all around the country share their impressive DIY skills and outdoor decorating ideas. One outdoor trend we’re seeing in the series is the use of unique patio side tables. Using unexpected materials, colors and tools, these DIY patio side tables are as functional as they are […]
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Outdoor Decorating Trend: The Beverage Cart

A designated serving area for outdoor dining and entertaining with a serving cart is a must, according to a handful of participants in our most recent Patio Style Challenge series. Style these beverage carts with serve ware, glasses, drinks, herbs and flowers to create a stylish and functional piece. Above, lifestyle blogger Anna Lisemeyer and […]
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Pergola Ideas from The Home Depot's Patio Style Challenge

In our popular Patio Style Challenge series, we saw a few particular trends pop up in our guest bloggers’ spaces. One of those trends: pergolas! Here’s a round up the terrific pergola ideas from our talented guest contributors.  Above, Lesley Graham added a sleek and slim pergola to her renovated modern farmhouse home. We love the […]
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Patio Decor Ideas: Lounging Inspiration from the Patio Style Challenge

As we get ready for the 2014 Patio Style Challenge, we thought we’d share some of our favorite patio decor ideas from past editions. Inviting friends over for an impromptu evening soiree is easy when your home is prepped and ready. These outdoor spaces, styled by our fabulous Style Challenge bloggers, are here to inspire […]
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Patio Decor Ideas: Dining Al Fresco Inspiration from the Patio Style Challenge

As we get ready for the 2014 Patio Style Challenge, we thought we’d share some of our favorite patio decor ideas from past editions. When you’re ready to get your outdoor space into tip top shape, we can help! Read on for plenty of great ideas and patio trends to watch. Easy and elegant aren’t two […]
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Inspired: 4 Patio Layout Ideas

Whether you call it a layout, blueprint, design, or even feng shui, we hear a lot of advice about the “flow” of a room. From the size, the lighting, the objective of the space – Are you watching TV? Relaxing around an outdoor firepit? Dining with friends? – the same details and principles of design […]
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Inspired: Patio Decorating Ideas

No matter the size of your space, you can set up a great outdoor lounging or entertaining area with just a few accents. Here are a few patio decorating ideas to inspire you to get outside! Adirondack Chairs If you’re sprucing up a smaller space, Adirondack chairs are a great solution for a relaxed and laid back […]
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Fresh Outdoor Decorating Ideas Coming In Patio Style Challenge

Over the past couple of years, The Apron Blog has brought you some incredible outdoor decorating ideas put together by some of the best and brightest names in the blogosphere. It’s The Home Depot Style Challenge series. This year, in our Patio Style Challenge, we have 24 bloggers and decorators and DIYers ready bring you fresh […]
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Inspired: Home Office Organization Ideas

If there’s one room in the house you really have to keep orderly, it might be your home office. Whatever area you’ve designated as a home office is where school projects are kept and important documents are stored, not to mention magazines, recipes, and little notes. It’s essential to keep your home office in working […]
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DIY Valentine Card

This unique DIY Valentine Card will surprise your Valentine in a really creative way. Made of pegboard, this card will be a one-of-a-kind gift, and it’s cleverly devious! Your Valentine has to do some work to open it! Once open, it will reveal a gift card inside. Of course, this would also make a terrific Christmas […]
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Gift Idea: DIY Hinged Valentine Card

Traditional holiday cards are great, but they can lack a personal touch. So here’s a unique gift idea for Valentine’s Day– create a card made of wood and hinges, and include a gift card. This is a great gift idea for any holiday, actually, including birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas. Here’s how to make your own […]
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DIY Storage Ottoman Made from Wooden Crates

The most satisfying DIY projects are those that serve not just a practical purpose, but an aesthetic one as well. Here’s a DIY storage ottoman– or storage coffee table– that’s totally practical, and it’s visually appealing.  It’s made from a couple wooden crates, some plywood and casters. You can tuck away remotes, magazines, kids toys […]
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DIY Magnetic Message Board

Taking notes and writing down reminders is certainly a good way to get organized. But it’s no good if all you have scraps of paper floating around the house. Here’s a solution to keep your notes and family announcements organized and easy to see. It’s a simple DIY magnetic message board you can make with […]
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DIY Laundry Basket

  Here’s a fun project to help you streamline your household chores. It’s a simple DIY laundry basket that will make throwing your laundry in the wash a little bit easier! Just follow the step-by-step instructions. 
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Tablesetting Ideas for Holiday Entertaining

One of the most important aspects of all holiday festivities is, of course, meal time! Countless family memories are made around the table, so spend a little extra time decorating – your guests will love a thoughtfully prepared dining room. Gather a few tablesetting ideas from these pros, our bloggers who participated in this year’s […]
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Christmas Craft Ideas: Wreath Alternative

If you’re on the hunt for something fresh to adorn your front door, tackle this simple DIY project! It’s one of our Christmas craft ideas we’re sharing this season. Grab a couple of supplies and lots of fresh greenery (from your Christmas tree or a holly bush outside) and get to work! Here we’ll show […]
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Christmas Doorknob Hangers

For this DIY Decor project, we’re going to spruce up our doorknobs for Christmas. And I mean literally spruce them up (assuming you actually use spruce branches!). These Christmas Doorknob Hangers are an easy last minute Christmas craft project that adds a little holiday cheer to your home.
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Christmas Decorating Ideas: Three Ways to Decorate Mini Trees

Here’s a great way to add a little holiday cheer to the bare spaces around your house. Think of it as an easy way to decorate in small batches. Grab a few mini Christmas trees and place them around the house – in the entryway/foyer, bathroom, or kitchen. Here are three ways to decorate your […]
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DIY Gift Ideas: Magazine Rack

Piles and piles of magazines covering your floor, coffee table or kitchen counter? Then whip up this easy DIY magazine rack! It’s one of the DIY gift ideas we’re sharing during the holiday season. It will help clear up the clutter in your living room, or you could surprise a loved one with a homemade, […]
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