One Kings Lane One of the greatest challenges in decorating a living room is what to do with the television. Sure, it’s great that we now don’t have chunky black boxes, but now we have ever-growing screens that can dominate...
By Living 2 Design This wall of reclaimed windows is not only a unique feature but also a creative way to divide a large warehouse-style space without blocking light.
100 Layer Cake There are loads of ways to reuse an old frame, but this has to be my favourite. It’s so versatile: use your new tray on your dresser for jewellery or perfume, in the bathroom for your lotions...
Today I have an exciting first for Atypical Type A: we have a guest blogger! Without further ado, please welcome Susi from Arcadian Lighting. Hi, I’m Susi, a writer from Arcadian Lighting, a website and blog about décor and lighting fixture trends. I’m so...
This month’s Houzz guest picks combines two of my favourite things: home accessories and typography. Check out this and loads more examples in my alphabet cushion soup over at Houzz.
Hanging bottles as flower vases always look so charming and romantic, but here’s a quirky twist: using light bulbs instead! See this clever tutorial at Free People.
If you love the look of gallery walls but are worried that it will look like a dog’s breakfast rather than a considered arrangement, try one of these foolproof layouts. Update: I do my best to credit sources but unfortunately...
I’ve already covered how you can turn old doors into headboards and wedding decorations, now let’s look at some ideas for all around the home. Door decor via Design*Sponge Bookshelves by Woodbird Design via Salvaged Grace Chalkboard by Poetic Home Coffee table by Green is Universal Door decor by Easie Peasie Door desk by & Unlimited Photo...
I was intending to do a post on doors upcycled for various uses… until I found like a hundred great examples just for headboards so I figured it deserved its own post. Dreamy Whites via HGTV Under the Sycamore via Design*Sponge Sherry Hart Designs via Emily A. Clark Hus...
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New finds

As you may have noticed, we haven’t done too many big projects on the house lately. But there have been a few small additions, like this candlestick. The shape is much more formal and traditional than I’d normally like, but...