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The upcycling design trend is still going strong, and rightly so. Taking an unused item and turning it into something useful and beautiful is not only earth-friendly, but it results in truly one-of-a-kind pieces. This “hacked” light designed by HGTV Star Cris Mercado was made from an old camera body, a tripod, a light kit and finished with an Edison bulb. It was the judges favorite, and one of mine too!

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Pinterest is about to get even more interesting.

David Bromstad will host an HGTV Star Pinterest Pinning Party this Sunday from 9-10 p.m. ET.

 HGTV Star Pinterest Pinning Party with David Bromstad

Directions to the party:
Simply click on this link to our STAR Pinterest board and join the conversation with David in the comment fields of the pin. If you love it, repin it to one of your boards. You can also find us by searching the hashtag: #hgtvstar.

We’ll be pinning pictures from the show and colorful throwbacks from past seasons. David Bromstad is the season one winner of HGTV Design Star and host of the all-new season of HGTV Star, which airs Sunday nights 8/7c.

New to Pinterest? To sign up, go to www.pinterest.com and select the button “Join Pinterest” at the top of the page.

If a picture alone is worth a thousand words, you’ll want to hear what’s behind the pins of HGTV Star.

See you Sunday night!

If you’re a Design Happens devotee then you know I’m a self-proclaimed cat lover. I don’t love them because they’re “cool and hip,” but because I just happen to have the two most lovable cats in the world. They can get moody at times, but most of the time, they’re right by my side like lost puppies. I must say, I love the affection. During the kitten phase, I wasn’t able to take advantage of I-missed-you-so-much hugs without escaping with a few battle scars. Now, they just sit there, sigh and accept my hugs like champs.

Hug Your Cat Day Print by Gemma Correll at HGTV's Design Happens Blog

So, pick up that feline furball of yours and celebrate Hug Your Cat Day! They may act like they hate it, but you know they wouldn’t rather be anywhere else.

HGTV Blogger Kayla Kitts and Her Cat D'Artagnan

Celebrating Hug Your Cat Day with my cat, D’Artagnan.

What would you do if you had an empty room, a blank canvas, that needed to be designed and decorated from the ground up? It sounds like a daunting task, but if you have all the elements to build your perfect room, then there’s no reason to not begin right away. HGTV has partnered with home and lifestyle shopping site One Kings Lane to provide all the right pieces and expert tips so you can create your very own in-home getaway. Starting today, May 22 at 11 a.m. EST, you can shop this exclusive sale. Ready to build your perfect room? Let’s get started!

First, start with a solid foundation. Pick out a stylish area rug, statement chair or lucite table lamp that catches eyes from the doorway. Then, began layering on pieces that represent your personality; hang a piece of modern artwork, add texture with soft bedding, throw in patterned pillows for a punch of color or simply add a few charming accents to your side table. Follow tips from HGTV experts and designers to help create a space that represents you.

Check out some of the gorgeous pieces you can purchase today on One Kings Lane. Plus, follow these tips from HGTV experts on using them in your own home.

Build Your Perfect Room With One Kings Lane and HGTVLayer With Accents

Tip: “A decorative object can inspire an entire room. I like to look at it and highlight what I like. Is it the shape? The finish? The color? Hone in on these elements and use them in your design.” — Danielle Colding

Build Your Perfect Room With One Kings Lane and HGTVWake Up Your Wall

Tip: “Choosing art is like committing to a partner. Ask yourself: Would I like to wake up to this piece every morning? Does it make me think? Does it bring me joy? If your answer is yes, then buy it!” — Genevieve Gorder

Build Your Perfect Room With One Kings Lane and HGTVWarm Up Your Floors

Tip: “When choosing a rug, don’t let bold pattern and color intimidate you. When covered with furniture at home, it will look much more toned down.” — Genevieve Gorder

Build Your Perfect Room With One Kings Lane and HGTVBring In History

Tip: “When everything is new, a home tends to fall flat. When you sprinkle in vintage pieces, their character and history immediately sparks conversation.” — Brian Patrick Flynn

Build Your Perfect Room With One Kings Lane and HGTVLayer With Accent Pillows

Tip: “When mixing patterns, one should be large scale, one can be a busy print and one can be colorful. They’ll get along better if they’re not fighting to do the same thing.” — Jillian St. Charles, Vice President of Programming

Let’s talk. What’s a must-have item in your perfect room? A sofa you can sink into? An area rug to warm up cold feet?

Whether you celebrate your pup’s birthday with a lavish party or by smothering them with lots of kisses and play time, it’s important to make them feel special on their day (they are the most important family member, after all). Give them an extra special treat by baking peanut honey cupcakes from SprinkleBakes. These cakes will most likely be devoured in seconds, but you’ll be happy to know the recipe uses human grade ingredients.

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We had a little fun yesterday, but now we’re ready to reveal the color we’re really crushing on for April. This month’s color team meeting was a face-off of delicious proportions. The deliberations came down to two fruity hues: Abbi’s crisp, fresh apple green versus Marianne’s bright raspberry. We were torn: Both colors freshen up your home for spring, and they even look beautiful together:

Jonathan Adler Bedding from HGTV's Design Happens

Bedding by Jonathan Adler

So, what was our pick? Read on to find out.

Find Out April’s Winning Hue

OK, so these bedrooms don’t technically come with a written contract that guarantees eight or more hours of sleep and vivid dreams of Ryan Goslingbut they do look like spaces I could live in forever. And I’m going by, what appears to be, fluffy down comforters and crisp, 1,000,000-count sheets. I’m not exaggerating … too much. It’s all about the bedding for me. I can tell when my sheets have lost their “oomph” and need to be replaced. I also sleep 10-times better the night my bed is covered in freshly-washed bedding. What does it for you? Are you all about the pillows? Do you need to know you’re sleeping on clean sheets to get a good night’s sleep?

Downy has launched a sleep campaign and we’re helping spread the word. Go to Twitter and tell @Downy why you deserve a Downy Night’s Sleep by using the hashtag #DownyNightSleep. Lucky participants will receive Downy sleep makeover kits!

Contemporary Bedroom Design by Jamie HerzlingerDesign by Jamie Herzlinger

Taj Gateway of India Hotel SuiteThe Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India

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When I left you last week, I was showing off my if-money-was-no-object nursery mood board. And sure, it was fun to pretend that I can drop thousands of dollars decorating this baby’s room, but let’s face it: I don’t live in that world. In reality, I’ll be using what I already have, doing a lot of projects myself, and looking for inexpensive alternatives to finish things off. But here’s the fun thing: I actually like my “reality check” mood board even more than the expensive one. After all, I am more of a do-it-myself kind of girl. Wanna see?

Marianne's Afforable But Still Adorable Nursery Mood Board

This super sweet-yet-affordable nursery skips the high-end wallpaper, in favor of a DIY paint project like this one from the Brick House blog. Since they were actually the most reasonable items from my previous mood board, I think I’m actually going to buy the graphic French and colorful raindrop prints, and I’ll round those out with this leaping pig print that I already own. I also snagged a model sailboat from my parents basement, and I’ll mount that to the wall with the rest of the artwork. After pining for the expensive rug from last week, I found this star-flecked Dwell Studio rug and I am crazy for it. Like, beyond reason. This may have to be my one splurge (though it’s less than half the price of the inspiration rug!). I dream of a highly collectible mid-century modern dresser, but I found one similar to this on Craigslist for $50 that will hold a diaper change pad and clothing to boot. For lighting, this tiered brass pendant from Urban Outfitters looks like it costs about five times more than it actually does, and it pairs perfectly with this vintage-inspired constellation globe. I wisely held on to my old Dwell Studio for Target glider (no longer available), and I’m going to give the cushions an update with some cute new fabric. Fancy cribs are fun to daydream about but you can’t beat the $99 Ikea classic I already own. I’ll dress it with inexpensive striped percale sheets and a blanket made from this adorable scooter-printed fabric. And you’ll have to stay tuned for an upcoming Weekday Crafternoon to see me take a classic rocking horse and an Ikea sheepskin and make a super cute custom riding toy.

Which do you prefer? The high-end nursery from last week, or this week’s more approachable take? I was surprised to fall hard for the less expensive option, but I’m kind of relieved. Check back next week to see the embarrassing “before” pictures of my guest/junk room. I’ve got a lot of work to do.

P.S. For more fun, follow my Nursery Inspiration Pinboard!

You guessed correctly if you chose option C. Designer Natalie Umbert placed lattice-patterned Roman shades over the windows to offset the masculine striped bedding.

Bedroom Design by Natalie Umbert

We randomly chose one person from the comments, and Laird A. is the winner of this month’s issue of HGTV magazine, an HGTV FrontDoor fleece scarf and an HGTV mug. Congrats!
Check back next Wednesday to decorate a new space.

Achoo! A couple of us down at HGTV Headquarters aren’t feeling so well. I spent last week in bed fighting what I’m convinced was the plague, armed with only a stash of home remedies and a few boxes of tea.

Unless you’re one of the lucky ones that never seem to get sick, you’re bound to catch a cold sometime. Keeping your home spic and span is one of the most important ways to ward away disease, and a thorough cleaning once you’re feeling better can prevent illness from spreading to your loved ones.

7 Ways to Keep Your Home Germ-Free: Cleaning your home after an illness will reduce the risk for spreading disease to family and friends.

Start with the air. If you don’t remember the last time you changed the AC filter in your home, you’re cheating yourself out of good health. Harmful airborne particles like smoke, bacteria, pet dander, mold and allergens can build up in your home with a dirty filter.  A quality pleated filter will only run you about $20 and last for 90 days.

Take off your shoes. Your shoes are a breeding ground for bacteria. Millions of harmful microorganisms can be tracked across the floor – a major problem only multiplied if you have kids that like to play on the floor. Take your shoes off at the door and politely ask guests to do the same.

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My drawing skills are pretty average, but you’ll never find me without a Sharpie marker or two. (My mother will attest to the fact that my love of the markers goes back to my childhood, as I once ruined her living room end table with a black Sharpie and my imagination. Oops.) Fortunately, you don’t have to be an artist to do supercool projects with permanent markers. Take a look at these jaw-dropping decor ideas and let the ink fly!

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HGTV Headquarters here in Knoxville, Tenn. got its first taste of winter two weeks ago with a midday snowstorm. Then, on Friday, we received our first official ice storm of the season. Trees, bushes and porch railings were all covered in icicles and unmelted snow. I don’t mind waking up to that every once in a while! Have you seen snow flurries yet this year?

Mood Board Monday: Winter WhitesClockwise, left to right: Entryway / Winter Fashion / Marshmallow Pops / White Bedding / Bedroom / Owl / Cupcakes

Come back every Monday for an inspirational mood board. Miss a day? See all the posts here.

BRIANA: Credit to KELLEY for bringing this House Beautiful 2013 trend roundup to my attention. Camouflage is generally used for concealment, but it sure stood out on the listCAMILLE says “h*ll to the no on the camo,” but I want to hear what you think. Is camo a bold and pretty pattern or do you wish it’d just disappear into the scenery?

camo pattern chairs

Photo: Bob Hiemstra

KELLY SMITH TRIMBLE: When I first saw this pic, I thought camo was referring to the green color on the wall. But when I realized it was the pink and orange fabric, I was disappointed. I actually really dig the army green color, and I could see using a little green and brown camo for a campy style, but I’m not as keen on the re-colorized versions. They’re not offensive to me, just a little too cheeky.

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It’s crunch time, everyone! Many of you might have Thanksgiving guests starting to trickle in (I, for one, have already made myself quite cozy at my parents’ house), but I’m willing to bet a large percentage of you are doing one last mad cleaning-dash through your home before your loved ones arrive.

Being a host isn’t easy, but it’s rewarding to see the smiles on the faces of your friends and family. Before the hungry cavalry arrives, take some time to prepare your home for your guests. A lot of organization and a little bit of thoughtfulness can go a long way.

Become a Super Host

The December issue of HGTV Magazine is on stands now.

 HGTV Magazine, December 2012

It’s packed with fresh, new holiday ideas, gorgeous home makeovers and fast fixes. Get a sneak peek now!

A designer shares her quick tricks for holiday decorating in the living room, kitchen and dining room; plus download these printable JOY tags.

HGTV Magazine's printable JOY tags

Are you planning a remodel? See how a top caterer created an organized, pro-style kitchen on a budget. And check out the dramatic small space transformation of two outdated rooms becoming one great room — a bright kitchen and living room combo.

HGTV Magazine's From Bad Rooms to Great Room, December 2012

Design Star judge Vern Yip shares his tips for choosing and hanging the right chandelier and HGTV Magazine sheds light on 9 different looks. Update your bedroom year-round with 15 simple bedding elements — sheet sets, blankets and throw pillows — to create 22 different layered looks.

Have you picked up a copy? Tell us what you think!

Last week, a few of the HGTV.com editors had the privilege of visiting High Point Furniture Market. We saw a lot of fabulous designs, from innovative furniture to one-of-a-kind lighting. I was on the lookout for the hottest colors in interior design. Here are my top four color picks:

Blue

Many designers have transitioned from the bold blues you’re used to seeing to a fresher, ice blue. I still enjoyed seeing unexpected pops of the bright blues in China cabinets and drawers.

Trending Color: BlueMedia Cabinet by Design Legacy; China Cabinet by Steven Shell; Denim Map by Splurge/Robert Nicholas; Tufted Chair by HGTV HOME

Designer Shane Inman’s Decorating Tip: Use soft blues for your walls and darker shades of blue in your upholstery. For something unexpected and daring, use a smokey-slate blue on base moldings and window casings.

Orange

I never thought I could decorate with orange, but seeing this color in accessories, upholstery and seating immediately changed my mind. It completely changes the mood of a room.

Trending Color: OrangeChevron Wall Art by Vanguard Furniture; Dining Chairs by Design Legacy; Teal/Orange Pillows by TOURMALINE home; End Table by Trade Winds Furniture

Designer Erica Islas’ Decorating Tip: If you’re worried about a color overpowering a space, use it as an accent color mixed with neutrals. For example, pair a striped orange-and-white ottoman with a neutral sofa.

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Every day, I peek at what our online readers are doing. Web data tells me what makes you click. This week, I know what many of our readers want to do in the bedroom — spice it up with striped bed linens and colorful bedding.

In August, a vast number of online users were perusing ideas for white bed linens. As temperatures drop for fall, it’s a great time to layer bedding and add color.

Designer Tyler Wisler suggests, “keeping the main components like the fitted and flat sheets in white or ivory, giving you unlimited flexibility in popping in some personality like a limey-green throw over a simple black quilted coverlet, or layering patterned-and striped-cases in the same color family to interject some eye candy.”

Courtesy of Tyler Wisler

Tyler says, “Bed linens are one of the easiest accessories to get a lot of look without having to change too much. If you don’t feel like making the full investment in an entire new set seasonally (which can get costly), you can switch out the shams from sunny summer yellows, to more golden fall ochers in a snap.”

Courtesy of Tyler Wisler

Nancy Fire, Creative Director and Founder of Design Works Intl/First2Print and Design Director for HGTV HOME, recommends adding a bright color with texture. She says global-inspired fabrics are popular right now. “Our clients love the mix of color and texture, especially when mixed with a larger scale layout. The texture inside the damask emulates a woven technique.”

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If you’re having trouble deciding, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Design Happens’ own Grant Dudley recently went on an exhaustive search for the perfect bedding.

As you look for ideas, Tyler says, “Have fun with it! After all, you do spend a third of your life in bed, so make it awesome!”

How are you heating things up for fall in your home? Tell us about it…or just keep clicking.

BRIANA: Leopards and zebras and Dalmatians?! Oh my! They’re all over the runways (and my nails), but do you want animal prints in your home? Sharpen your claws and let me hear you roar!

leopard throw

LILI: When I was in college, my roommate and I re-covered a wingback armchair in leopard print velour. It was the best thing that ever happened to that chair, or that apartment.

lili leopard chair

Lili on her leopard throne. "This is what the 90s looked like."

GRANT: We live in a Kardashian world — and the three sisters agree that animal print is in — and that we should be draped in it (on our bodies and in our home). If it was only Kim pushing the look, I’d question the trend. But with Kourtney and Khloe on board too, we should probably just embrace it.
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Update: Congratulations to this month’s random winner, Aliesha, who plans to decorate with chevron patterns this fall. Aliesha has two weeks to respond to our emails before we choose another random winner.

It’s still hot here in Tennessee, but signs of fall are all around. A few leaves in my yard are changing from green to yellow. Kids are headed back to school. Football season is underway. This month’s giveaway will help get your home ready for fall action: It’s a modern bedding set from Zinc Door! Read on to enter for a chance to win.

DwellStudio Striped Bedding From Zinc Door

This graphic stripes duvet cover set by DwellStudio is contemporary yet cozy. Inky gray (our July color of the month!) alongside crisp white will make a bold statement in any bedroom, and the winner gets his or her choice of a full/queen or king-sized set. To enter for a chance to win, answer our question in the comments below: What patterns are you loving this fall? Will you add leopard print pillows? A chevron dresser? Striped pillows? We want to know!

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 9:00 a.m. ET on September 7, 2012 and 12:00 p.m. ET on September 10, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $308 to $352. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.

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