New Feature: Reader DIY

One of my favorite things is getting emails from my lovely readers with photos of their projects! I think it would be fun to feature one or two of these projects each week.

First up is a beautiful entry way decorated by Kristen Dowd in Dallas, TX. Kristen saw my post about using pierced screens here and wanted to share her own creative idea. She found two pierced screens at a junk shop and is using one screen for a headboard (photos to come!) and the second screen she used to layer behind a mirror in her entry. Isn’t this a great look? AND THAT CHAIR!!!

Kristen runs her own interior decorating business called Gypsy Soul Interiors. You can contact her here. She also has a shop at The White Elephant in Dallas’ downtown Design District.

Do you have a project that you’d like to have featured on LGN? Please email your submission to

  1. KJ

    Great project! I love this feature.

  2. Wonderful new feature~ I look forward to seeing all your Reader DIY's and figuring out a way to be apart of this!

  3. I CANNOT believe this! Kristen is an old, dear friend from high school– I recognized this the second the top inch of the screen came up in the picture! I tried to get those screens shipped to ME– freight charges were too much, but oh, I love how it looks!

  4. It looks great ! So nice of you to feature your readers projects.

  5. Wow, that looks fabulous. The pierce screen gives the traditional table and mirror a very modern edge. Love it. Can't wait to see more projects.

  6. paula

    love this look. layers make me happy.

  7. Anonymous

    What a great idea…

    Kathy :)

  8. Jenny

    I think it is a great idea. I did an inspired by Jenny @ LGN post today on my blog.

  9. The whole shot is beautiful, I love the texture the screen adds to the space and you're right that chair is killer!!

  10. Wow this is really quite lovely indeed.

  11. qgf

    Beautiful – what sort of silver tray is that, what would you call it? Thanks!

  12. what a fun feature! i love the simplicity of this project and can't wait for more!

  13. Love your new feature! It's a little extra window into creative minds!
    Thank you!

  14. Athena

    I absolutely adore seeing pictures of different "regular peoples" homes!! Just to see what people create who are not professional interior designers. Beautiful entryway! I can't wait to see more in the future!

  15. Beautiful DIY!

    And I just now caught that we must be kindred spirits too…my blog is named "Gypsy Soul"!!!

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