Jutta Curatolo: Interior Design DIY

The profession of interior design is just over 100 years old. In these years, what began as the art of decorating, embracing form and function, has evolved by leaps and bounds into today’s world of highly specialized areas of interior design that require years of study and experience.


Dorothy Draper was the first documented commercial Interior Decorator, establishing her design firm in 1923. Her confidence, as much as her taste, gave her the ability to take control of a hotel project in all aspects of design. Today, many people showcase their creative sides by personally designing their homes from the ground up.


In recognition of interior design and creativity, here are a few do it yourself (DIY) projects for every home and style set.


If you like what you see, simply click the photo for detailed instructions.


Powder room vanity

Sink Re-do


A small bath is a great place to experiment with bold colors, and lighting, but be careful to find the right balance by not overdoing it with too many accessories.


Kitchen galore


Brighten up cabinetry with dazzling blues and reds, or ground a large space with a soothing gray or bay leaf green. Here, the ultimate kitchen color inspiration is served.


Pendant lights


A set of nesting bowls can accessorize your shelf or illuminate the dinner table thanks to this bright idea.Bonus: You can make it in under an hour.


Updating boring tiles



Create a border or a focal-point design with decals that are easy to apply (and remove). Choose from two colors and three designs (Mibo Tile Tattoos, $16 for a set of six 4 1/4″ squares, $18 for a set of six 6″ squares.


Interior design can be work all on its own, but it doesn’t have to be daunting once you recreate the look and feel that you want for your home yourself!