About the Author

Whitney Curtis

Whitney was a contributor to The Home Depot's Apron Blog before joining the Home Depot editorial staff full time in 2013. Whitney loves DIY projects, interior design, writing posts for her personal blog The Curtis Casa, and getting her hands dirty in the garden. Follow Whitney on Twitter & Instagram.


Creative DIY Ideas with Plywood Coming in New DIY Challenge

Posted by: on September 15th, 2014 | Make A Comment

  The Home Depot Blog is known for bringing you terrific decor and styling ideas with our flagship Patio Style Challenge and Holiday Style Challenge series. We’ve been able to share with you stunning Christmas displays and outdoor decorating ideas created by some of the best DIY and decor bloggers on the internet– all using [...]

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Here’s a Simple Way to Wrap a Potted Plant Gift

Posted by: on July 11th, 2014 | Make A Comment

Live flowers or a potted plant make great gifts– for house warmings, hostess gifts, get-well-soon gifts, or just about any occasion. We have a very easy way to dress up the plant a little to make an especially nice presentation to your gift recipient.

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Summer Party Ideas: Decorating with Potted Plants

Posted by: on July 10th, 2014 | 2 Comments

  The vibrant colors of annuals and perennials can make your summer party extra special. Here are some party ideas featuring potted plants and flowers that you can use next time you entertain. Use the flowers for your summer tablescape. After the event transplant the plants outdoors for a pretty touch of color until the fall [...]

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Summer Fun & Games Ideas Coming in Outdoor Games Style Challenge

Posted by: on July 9th, 2014 | Make A Comment

This summer, to spread the spirit of long summer days, sprinkler running, watermelon snacks, and summer fun, we created a brand new spin on our popular Style Challenge series–and we’ve asked some of the best DIY and home decor bloggers to join us. This year, in our Outdoor Games Style Challenge, we have 17 bloggers ready to [...]

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Outdoor Decorating Ideas: Vertical Gardens and Hanging Gardens

Posted by: on June 23rd, 2014 | One Comment

Including vertical gardens into the patio decor is a trend we noticed, along with hanging gardens, in the recent additions to our Patio Style Challenge series. The design and DIY bloggers who took part in the Style Challenge came up with some very clever and attractive ways to incorporate vertical gardens into their outdoor spaces. [...]

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Simple Patio Decorating Ideas Coming in Patio Style Challenge

Posted by: on June 18th, 2014 | Make A Comment

    Sometimes a patio needs a complete makeover. Sometimes it just needs a few tweaks to freshen it up. We’ve seen some outstanding patio decorating ideas in the several full-on backyard makeovers featured in our ongoing Patio Style Challenge series. But let’s see what some of our favorite design and DIY bloggers can do [...]

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Outdoor Decor Trend: Succulents

Posted by: on June 10th, 2014 | Make A Comment

The use of succulents is an outdoor decor trend we’re seeing in our most recent Patio Style Challenge series. We’ve seen them hanging, planted in groups, single plantings… On side tables, dining tables, bookshelves, hanging gardens, and just about everywhere in between. Above, Atlanta-based lifestyle blogger Anna, of In Honor of Design, created a bar cart area [...]

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Artificial Grass: An Outdoor Decorating Trend

Posted by: on June 3rd, 2014 | One Comment

Artificial grass, faux grass, fake grass, synthetic turf… whatever you call it, it’s an outdoor trend. We certainly noticed it in our popular Patio Style Challenge series with three of our guest contributors using artificial grass in clever and stylish ways. Above, popular DIY blogger, Ashley of Sugar & Cloth, created a clean and modern look [...]

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Patio Side Tables: Outdoor Decorating Ideas Seen in Patio Style Challenge

Posted by: on May 29th, 2014 | 5 Comments

In our popular Patio Style Challenge series, bloggers from all around the country share their impressive DIY skills and outdoor decorating ideas. One outdoor trend we’re seeing in the series is the use of unique patio side tables. Using unexpected materials, colors and tools, these DIY patio side tables are as functional as they are [...]

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Outdoor Decorating Trend: The Beverage Cart

Posted by: on May 20th, 2014 | Make A Comment

A designated serving area for outdoor dining and entertaining with a serving cart is a must, according to a handful of participants in our most recent Patio Style Challenge series. Style these beverage carts with serve ware, glasses, drinks, herbs and flowers to create a stylish and functional piece. Above, lifestyle blogger Anna Lisemeyer and [...]

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