Just because you have pets or kids, or are, frankly, a total klutz, doesn’t mean you can’t have nice things. The first secret of styling high-traffic areas is durable, easy-to-clean items. The second is that those items can be just as chic as their more delicate counterparts. We refreshed a living room using items completely sourced from Overstock.com to show how you can […]

Everything You Need to Know About Container Store Custom Closets

Here’s some juicy tidbits from our recent chat with EJ Thoren, Custom Closets Market Manager at The Container Store Can you tell us a bit about The Container Store’s custom closet process? While we offer free in-store design services every day, we also make house calls. From masterful closets and chef-inspired pantries to orderly playrooms, offices and garages our In-Home […]

Ikea kitchen cabinets take their mojo out of the kitchen

You’ve seen us rave about how much we like Ikea kitchens. Like here and here for inst. What you didn’t know was that we loved Ikea kitchens so much we don’t relegate them to the kitchen. in fact, we like them all over the house. The cabinets can be customized who use all over the house. As wardrobes For storage […]

Reform + Ikea: Our Current Design Crush

Copenhagen-based Reform  makes Ikea-compatible cabinet fronts, has us going goo-goo like the little design babies we are. And with good reason. They offer cabinet fronts and countertops designed by renowned architects in amazing finishes and colors. OUr current favorite is the diagonally grained Degree line by Cecilie Manz.  Subtle yet warm, Reform Diagonal in wood laminate. Or perhaps you want to […]

Specialty Paint Series: Chalk Paint

What kinds of specialty paints are out there, and what DIY projects can we use them for? We did some research, then found chalk, chalkboard, whiteboard, and magnetic paints and put them to the test. Read on for the details. Chalk Paint Not to be confused with the chalkboard paint. Chalk paint is an ultra-matte paint that gives a chalklike finish. It’s […]

Hardware that won’t break your budget

Sometimes a simple fix (changing out unappealing cabinet hardware in your kitchen, for instance) can make a dramatic impact. Here are four kitchens featuring four different brushed stainless cabinet pulls that look great but don’t cost a fortune.  Blond wood cabinets; brushed stainless steel knobs add a touch of glimmer and coordinate with the stainless appliances. Above: Amerock’s Stainless Steel Knob is […]

Custom is as custom does

We’ve told you before(and before, and before ) how much we love the price and functionality of Ikea kitchen components. We also hinted at ways you can add some design elements that will really make your kitchen shine. An array of new companies is offering custom cabinet fronts to pair with Ikea’s kitchen systems. With the bones of a kitchen from Ikea […]

Why We Love Ikea Kitchens

For remodelers looking to design a kitchen on a budget Ikea’s latest kitchen cabinet system is a savior. We here at Ringalevio are big fans and there’s lots of great examples that we’ll share with you in following posts. But for starters let us just tell you why we love them. And why you should too. First, Ikea Kitchens are […]