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    These Thrifted Pieces are the Perfect DIY Halloween Costume Inspo

    Seven years ago, Bottle of Bread’s owner Morissa Rothman turned her lifelong passion for collecting retro items into a thriving shop in Mt. Vernon. Rothman is the curator for all collections available in her Read Street store, including both vintage and independent designer brands. “The Baltimore art scene absolutely inspires me,” she says. “People in this city have great style.” Aside from helping new customers discover the value of vintage clothing and accessories, Rothman says that she enjoys the chance to revive hallmark trends of decades past. That skill certainly comes in handy this time of year, as locals  

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    What is Modern Farmhouse Style? 7 Key Characteristics

    istockphoto.com Modern farmhouse style has certainly ventured away from its countryside beginnings and simple purpose of providing shelter for farmhands. The original solid and basic design has been a part of domestic architecture in the United States since the 1700s, around the time when farming took off. Providing a new take on its rustic roots, today’s contemporary version is popping up everywhere from rural homesteads to luxury high-rise apartments to restaurants and office buildings. The modern farmhouse home celebrates classic craftsmanship with present-day perks. 1. Modern farmhouse style blends country with contemporary. Injecting both rustic charm and present-day sophistication into  

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    San Antonio designer unveils DIY style kits for home makeovers

    DIY design divas, do you feel like the dated and sad style of your home’s bathrooms should just be flushed down the toilet? Is the No. 1 problem with your lavatory that it’s not got the best seat in the house? Is your washroom’s style is all washed up? There’s still hope, thanks to an innovative new product line created by a San Antonio interior designer. Shawna Percival, founder of Styleberry Creative Interiors, has launched what she calls a fail-safe way to get that professionally designed look in your home — without hiring an interior designer. Her  

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    Sarah Sherman Samuel Shares 3 Bathroom DIYs: Checkerboard Tile, IKEA Cabinet Hack, and Tub-Shower Conversion

    A seated vanity for guests to pamper themselves was also a key component of Samuel’s bathroom design. She purchased two IKEA Godmorgon pieces and combined them into one longer piece by placing a counter on top. Samuel designed the bathroom knowing that she planned to incorporate her own SSS Quarterline fronts for Semihandmade, and she utilized these to help disguise the original piece. “I used Semihandmade side panels on each side of the individual vanities and brought them all the way to the floor, which instantly makes them less recognizable as an IKEA vanity,” Samuel says. The feature wall  

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    Explained: The Chinese take on DIY luxury

    A renegotiation with fashion’s power system may be underway. Besides staving off stay-at-home boredom, consumers appear to be enjoying the satisfaction of personalising luxury pieces. It’s not enough to have their initials inscribed on a product — they want to directly participate in the design-making process. “From the user experience perspective, first-hand active participation leaves a deeper mark on people,” says Xiaojing Huang, chief editor of the China Design Trends Report. “The remake trend is user experience that requires active participation.” In some ways, the Chinese DIY luxury trend is no different from the rise of the global #Craftcore movement.  

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    D.I.Y. Bridal Hairstyles for a Chic Wedding-Day Look

    Many brides are choosing to style their own hair these days, whether to avoid the fuss of sitting through hair trials at the salon or because they’re planning a low-key celebration. “D.I.Y. hairstyles have become popular due to the quarantine when brides had to learn to do their own hair for their wedding,” said Sarah Potempa, a New York-based hairstylist and a founder of the Beachwaver, which provides virtual stylist consultations. To offer some inspiration, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite styles, plus expert tips on creating these looks. You can easily add length and volume, if  

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    This DIY Devil Halloween Costume Idea Is So Easy To Pull Off

    Halloween weekend is always one of the most fun-filled times of the year, and I am counting down the seconds until I can enjoy the very best part: dressing up. Although, I could do without the costs. Buying the perfect Halloween costume can get expensive — and complicated — very quickly, depending on how involved you want to be. But rather than dish out dollars on an outfit you’ll only wear once, you can make your own DIY devil Halloween costume. Grab your red clothes, some paper, and get crafting. When you were a kid, it’s likely that there was  

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