Damn Good Design Articles: Edition 2

February 14, 2016

Two articles for price the price of one today friends! For this second edition of Damn Good Design Articles, I’ve paired an article from one of my favorite sources with a post of my own on the same/similar topic. Double the design tips means double the design knowledge! Here’s my round-up of helpful articles, hope you’ll find something worthwhile.




1. Great MUST KNOW rules when it comes to dressing windows and excellent inspiration pictures via MY DOMAINE.

  • Claire’s Bonus Post: Learn some lingo about window treatments. DRAPERY, ROMAN, CORNICE what’s the difference?
  • You can find the curtains pictured above HERE


2. More than 70 designer approved COLOR COMBINATIONS via Lonny Mag. Great way to get inspired for an outfit or room!

  • Claire’s Bonus Post: Learn how to create your own color palette in this PHOTOSHOP LESSON.


3. The queen of boho chic, Amber Interiors, is most likely coming out with a book next year. For now, here’s her list of the top 5 DESIGN BOOKS from 2015.

  • Claire’s Bonus Post: A few of my STANDBY FAVS in the design/ DIY book department.


4. One of my favorite bloggers and designers, ROSA BELTRAN, shows some stunning before and after’s taking Craig’s list items and making them extraordinary.

  • Claire’s Bonus Post: My own version of Trash to Treasure. Check out a $6 flea market get a MAJOR MAKEOVER.


5. MY DOMAINE’s got a round up of awesome NURSERY DESIGNS and some helpful budgeting ideas.

  • Claire’s Bonus Post: Take a peek at this AFFORDABLE NURSERY design done with items from Target and BuyBuy Baby only.



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  2. Dana Ivy says:

    Loving your affordable nursery post, Claire! We spent wayyy too much money on my 13 month old’s nursery and I am so regretting it now! Next time around, I’m taking your tips to heart 🙂

    Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

    • c_staszak says:

      Thanks so much Dana! I know how easy it is to get carried away when it comes to design/decor, so glad you found these ideas helpful.

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Claire’s creative energy comes from her unique perspective on the world as both a trained interior designer and a passionate yoga teacher. Her affinity for kitchen design, timeless style and eclectic decorating are shared here, along with lots of interior design education and tips. Thanks for being here, please enjoy!

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