Pam and Kate need a serious break. So now through the end of the year, we are not looking at the blog. You can still comment — but all comments will go into moderation. We will be back online with stories and free up comments on Monday, January 4. Meanwhile, some highlights from 2015 — including several of our epic (borderline mania) series’ — for you to auld lang syne on:
|Our #1 product find for the year: Beauti-Vue retro woven wood shades that can be made from New Old Stock.
||Kate built a DIY Betsy McCall dollhouse. And now, we also have “The Adventures of Mini Kate, Mini Jim and Little Leo” to entertain us.|
|Kate mocked up 99 ways to decorate a pink bathroom — these same decor ideas apply to any color bathroom.||We distilled our tips into a handy infographic, A Foolproof Guide to Choosing Bathroom Colors — Five Steps to Success.|
|We added seven new amazing time capsule houses to our archive (which is now over 100!)||Readers love the 1940s, so we explored the basics to create a 1940s kitchen — so far, we have four archetypes.|
|We love discovering designers who are at risk of being forgotten. We heart Louisa Kostich Cowan.||Our #1 new story of the year was this New Old Stock Youngstown Kitchen, found boxed up after 67 years.|
|Danny Gallardo — aka Tiki Diablo — got his tiki designs into Home Depot! Woot! Now, we need ’em east of the Mississippi!|| Pam and her pots are now immortalized at the Carnegie Museum of Art. (Report on the Nov. 19 opening coming soon, bad Pam.)