Do-It-Yourself Projects


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Sewers, start your engines! This simple project looks a lot like the stylish woven baskets that are popping up everywhere.
Get the look of one of Lonny's most popular bedrooms with this step-by-step tutorial from Joss & Main.
(Ph. © Patrick Cline/Lonny) Last month I was lucky enough to tag along on the set of the Lonny video shoot with Chance designer Julia Leach. Though her impeccably cool downtown apartment has graced ...
(Ph. © Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny) Party planning doesn't have to be stressful. Don't believe me? Take a look at the no-fuss decorations we employed at our relaunch party, which took place last week ...
(Photos © Sarah Jean Shelton)I’m a sucker for flea markets, the junkier the better. While I’ve walked away with some pretty incredible, conversation-starting pieces (I’m looking at you, mint-blue ty...
(Photos © Genevieve Garruppo / Lonny) This week's tour of Viyet's #GirlBoss-friendly headquarters offered a lot of food for some seriously design-centric thought. One of the most notable takeaways:...
It's official: I've been bitten by the summer travel bug. While I'm not busy perusing travel sites for a roundtrip steal, I'm mentally packing imaginary suitcases full of gauzy and bright caftans fi...
(Ph. © Virginia Mae Rollison) When you're a designer, you get used to putting your stamp on just about everything you place in your home. So when the Brooklyn-based furniture maker Katy Skelton, th...
(The finished product [ph. © Sarah Jean Shelton / Lonny] and the inspiration [ph. via Jonathan Adler]) Like many post-grad city dwellers, I've found that a good portion of my tiny apartment hails ...
(Photos © Steph Hung) Canada-based crafter Steph Hung has come up with some pretty covetable projects for Lonny, including these super-cute striped plant pots and an eye-catching poster that's sur...
(Photos © Steph Hung) Stripes may never go out of style, but sometimes they seem to undergo a resurgence of sorts. Like now. Inspired by the incredible Steven Alan collaboration with West Elm, cra...
(Photos © Steph Hung) Given how expensive custom art is, it's easy to understand why anyone might want to play graphic designer in her spare time. How better to create a personalized masterpiece w...
(Photos © Catherine Dash/Lonny) Learning how to knit has been on my to-do list for as long as I can remember. My mother (a master of all crafts) tried to teach me when I was young, but my impatienc...
(Photo courtesy of Kate Dougherty) Is there a downside to having hardwood floors? If there is, we Lonny editors have yet to find it. But if I'm being completely honest, I've never loved how my woo...
Let me tell you a dirty little secret: I hate D.I.Y. Even typing those three little letters—pregnant with so much earnest, elbow-greasing potential as they are—has me exhausted. That's why I turned ...
(Photos courtesy of Meow Meow Tweet) Springtime was made for tackling projects of all kinds: do-it-yourself, home improvement, deep-dive cleaning and organizing. Since you've been killing yourself ...
Investing in original art can be intimidating, but creating original art? We swear—it's not as scary as it sounds! For those of us who aren't classically schooled in the techniques of proper brushwo...
I've always dreamed of having an Yves Klein coffee table in my apartment, but I'm not counting on having a spendable $23,000 anytime soon. Instead, I whipped up an easy recipe for an accent table in...
Ask any interior design enthusiast and they'll tell you: lighting is one of the most important elements when creating an inviting space. You know by now to nix harsh, overhead fluorescent lights in ...
(Ph. © Melanie Acevedo / Lonny) When I was home in the Sunshine State over the holidays I paid a visit to a dear, creative mentor of mine. In the middle of our rendezvous I was stopped in my tracks ...
Photo: Red Cover There aren’t many elements in nature that can compete with the anomaly of an oyster shell: gritty and rough on the outside, pearly and smooth on the inside. This briny, slimy shell...
(Source: Genevieve Garruppo/Lonny) Confession: I think Valentine's Day is lame. Expensive prix-fixe menus, generic red roses, cheap chocolate hearts—I'll take an unexpected bag of Swedish Fish on ...
Who says a Christmas tree needs to be green? This super-easy DIY holiday idea comes from Hiho Batik, who made this fun paper tree for their Brooklyn store window. Try it in a kids room to add a colo...
(Source: Lonny / Patrick Cline) Newsflash: wallpaper is for more than just walls. Lonny contributor Allegra Muzillo tried it on her stair risers and found every square inch to be a new creative ou...
While shooting Kieran DiTullio's house in upstate New York for the October issue of Lonny, we found that the former home editor has a knack for turning everyday items into covetable treasures. Love ...
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