Farima Alavi

"I like a world where fashion and design collide."

Farima is an assistant editor for HGTV.com. Aside from her job, she loves fashion, playing with her rambunctious Yorkie, Rosie, and is a self-proclaimed foodie. She lives in a house where she is patiently learning how to "fix" things.

Farima Alavi ON PINTEREST

  • This door brings mem
  • Spectacular lavender
  • purple in the bathro

POSTS BY Farima Alavi

  • Tell Your Friends

Can you guess which wallpaper belongs in this bedroom?

Decorate This Space

Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win this month’s issue of HGTV Magazine, a gray HGTV zip-up sweatshirt (size L) and an HGTV mug. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

Choose A, B or C

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on March 5, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on March 6, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $70. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

  • Tell Your Friends

Even though we’re always crafting something up here at HGTV, March is officially deemed National Craft Month. Created by the Craft & Hobby Association in 1994, this month is all about helping people rediscover the joy of crafting. This is a great time for those of you who haven’t crafted before to give it a go, or for you craft geniuses to try your hand at something new. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is offering specials all month long, so what are you waiting for? Get crafting!

Need a little inspiration? Here are a few of my favorite how-tos — perfect for all crafting levels.

Living Wreath

Spring is right around the corner, so welcome guests with a living wreath filled with low-maintenance plants, such as succulents and moss.

Spring Wreath

Get the Full Instructions Here>>

Get More Crafting Ideas

  • Tell Your Friends

If you’re as obsessed with peanut butter as I am, then I’m sure you already know that tomorrow is National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. I don’t need an excuse to eat one of my favorite foods, but it’s nice to have a day designated to eat as much peanut butter as I want. My favorite peanut butter treat is simply spreading it on a salted cracker and drizzling chocolate syrup on top — it’s the perfect salty and sweet bite!

To celebrate, try this easy, no-bake peanut butter pie or one of our other favorite peanut butter recipes below (We even have a recipe for your pooch!):

Coca-Cola Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting

Coca-Cola Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting

Get the Full Recipe Here>>

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

Get the Full Recipe Here>>

Peanut Butter Pie With Pretzels and Caramel

Peanut Butter Pie

Get the Full Recipe Here>>

What is your favorite peanut butter treat? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Tell Your Friends

We had a little taste of spring here this past weekend, and let me tell you, I didn’t realize how ready I am for warmer days. Cheerful weather always puts me in the mood to revamp my home, but there’s a lot to think about: What’s my budget? Which room needs the most work? Can I find the time? If you need an easy solution to refresh your home, start with your windows. Changing your window treatments in every room is more cost-effective than you think, and it’ll make your home feel like it got a complete makeover even if everything else goes untouched.

Try one (or all!) of our easy, DIY window treatments to get your home ready for spring.

Ombre Ruffled Curtains Using Old Bed Sheets

DIY Ruffled Curtains

Get the Full Instructions Here>>

Stenciled Draperies

Stenciled Draperies

Get the Full Instructions Here>>

Leather Belt Tieback

Leather Belt Tieback

Get the Full Instructions Here>>

7 Other Easy, DIY Window Treatment Ideas

  • Tell Your Friends

Can you guess which lighting belongs in this teen’s room?

Decorate This Space

Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win this month’s issue of HGTV Magazine, an HGTV zip-up sweatshirt and an HGTV mug. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

Choose A, B or C

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on February 26, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on February 27, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $70. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

  • Tell Your Friends

You guessed correctly if you chose option A. Designer Liz Dickson decorated with a light blue and green color palette to brighten up this living room. The white mantel and light blue glass tile on the fireplace surround add a fresh focal point to the room.

Transitional Living Room

We randomly picked one person from the comments, and Chris W. is the winner of an electric fireplace from Electric Fireplaces Direct. Congrats!

Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.

  • Tell Your Friends

Can you guess which fireplace belongs in this sitting room?

Decorate This Space

Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win an electric fireplace from Electric Fireplaces Direct. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

Choose A, B or C

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on February 19, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on February 20, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $380. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

  • Tell Your Friends

You guessed correctly if you chose option B. Wedding designer Michelle Edgemont shares easy instructions on how to make heart-shaped string art to decorate your home for Valentine’s Day — or any day!

String Art Heart

We randomly picked one person from the comments, and Lauren B. is the winner of an electric fireplace from Electric Fireplaces Direct. Congrats!

Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.

  • Tell Your Friends

Can you guess which artwork belongs in this vignette?

Decorate This Space

Type A, B or C in the comments section, and we’ll reveal the answer tomorrow. One lucky winner will win an electric fireplace from Electric Fireplaces Direct. You don’t have to guess correctly for a chance to win.

Choose A, B or C

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win.  All entries (comments) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. ET on February 12, 2014 and 12:00 p.m. ET on February 13, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $380. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

Latest Pins on Pinterest

  • Sweet and Savory #Easter Recipes

  • Freebie Friday: Freshen Up Your Home With Free Slipcovers

  • 1920s bungalow restoration as seen on Rehab Addict with

  • 1920s bungalow restoration as seen on Rehab Addict with