10 DIY Home Decor Tricks
Designer Michael Garvey, known for his sophisticated interiors, happens to be a scrappy DIY genius at home. Real Simple popped in for a peek—and for the secrets to his 10 most inventive upgrades. By Danielle Claro
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Glam Up Open Storage
Take the door off a freestanding cabinet, paint the inside a rich neutral, and add a pretty picture. Garvey used T-pins to hang a computer-art relic from his childhood home. It’s a backdrop for a small (as in, not jam-packed) collection of clear objects. “I usually categorize by material,” he says, “storing everything white together or everything clear glass. Then if you have a random object that means something to you, it has a home but can be part of something more.”