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DecorBook Classic : Sinnerlig Lamp Pendant

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If there is one basket pendant lamp that's quickly becoming a classic, it's not the one pictured above. Oh, this is a perfectly nice basket lamp and it can be yours for $1470.  The real statement lamp is IKEA's Sinnerlig.  And that, my friends, can be ours for $69.99, lightbulb not included.  Fresh and young and applicable to almost any decorating style, this lamp is one for the ages. Let's take a look.

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DecorBook Classics : Tempting Televisions

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Flat screen TVs have been around for about 20 years.  Aren't we lucky that they are both affordable and thin?  There are many ways to display our sets including mounting on the wall, ready for view.  If you don't want to look at a blank screen when the set is off, there are some clever ways to hide a wall-mounted TV.  There are also handsome ways to style your TV, whether it be atop a flat surface or in a bookcase.  Let's have a look at some of the best ideas.

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DecorBook Classics : Milk Glass

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Do you collect glass?  If I did, I'd collect milk glass. I recently bought 6 drinking glasses on eBay - turns out, cold milk does taste better in milk glass.  First made in 16th Century Venice, milk glass comes in many colors - all opaque or translucent - but white seems classic.  It was the rage in the 50's and 60's but I'm a fan as it Iooks modern today.  Let's look at some examples of how to use and display white milk glass or for that matter, any glass you may love. 

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DecorBook Classics : Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

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Do you have an indoor/outdoor rug on your patio?  If you do, you know how comfy, stylish and durable an outdoor rug can be.  Plus they are fade resistant, can be hosed off and often times, soft underfoot.  Perfect for outdoors.  But what about really using an indoor/outdoor rug indoors?  It's an affordable solution that gives you a big bang for the buck.  And, Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to buy an indoor/outdoor rug as they're on sale everywhere.  Let's check out some indoor looks, all under $200 for a 8'x10' size.

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Happy Hour : Painted Baskets

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Do these silvery baskets by Martha Stewart take your breath away?  This shape seems to be in every store this spring but it's never looked this glorious.  Here's my Happy Hour suggestion - why not buy a can of metallic paint and work your magic?  I'm headed to the basement to see what baskets I've got around.  In the meantime, let's check out some basket painting inspiration. 

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