Debra Immergut

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Formerly the Editor in Chief of Parents.com, Debra Immergut writes about homes and design for The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and other leading publications. Ms. Immergut holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Michigan as well as Master's of Fine Arts degree from the Iowa's Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa. Her first novel, Captives, was published in 2018 by Harper Collins. Debra Immergut on Twitter | LinkedIn

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APRIL 2, 2015 | THURSDAY
Reinvent Your Furniture with 9 Colorful DIYs

Who doesn’t love total transformations? As the furniture makeovers here prove, even an unloved hand-me-down or yard-sale find—the one that’s scarred, scratched, or just plain brown and ug...

MARCH 19, 2015 | THURSDAY
The New Neutrals: 9 Colors You Can Trust for Today's Home

Beiges, whites, and taupes will always have their place in home decor, but more recently, a spectrum of less-expected hues have been drafted for use as neutral wall colors. These paint ch...

MARCH 13, 2015 | FRIDAY
9 Handy Under-Sink Organizers to Buy or DIY

In most homes, the under-the-sink cabinet doesn’t get much respect. It often hides a trash can and the cleaning potions—but it also can become a dumping ground for odds and ends. To make ...

FEBRUARY 11, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
7 Crazy Paint Colors You Never Thought Would Work

It takes a bit of daring but, under the right conditions, painting a room a wildly unexpected color can pay off in a major way. From deep dark tones to eye-popping brights, a well-chosen ...

JANUARY 30, 2015 | FRIDAY
7 Cool Colors for Kids' Rooms

As they grow up, kids change their ideas about their favorite color about as often as they change their socks. So how is a parent to choose what color to paint a kid’s room? While a soft ...

JANUARY 27, 2015 | TUESDAY
Control Kids' Clutter with 7 Creative DIYs

If kids are in the household, toys naturally follow. Parents soon find themselves facing herds of stuffed animals and towering piles of playthings. Luckily, some creative moms and dads ha...

JANUARY 8, 2015 | THURSDAY
Ugly Appliance? 7 Easy Makeovers That Totally Transform

What do you do with an ugly fridge or an unsightly dishwasher? If your budget dictates that you won't be upgrading to this year's sleek new models, there's still hope for your home. With ...

OCTOBER 3, 2014 | FRIDAY
9 Inventive Ways to Decorate with Tree Trunks, Branches, and Twigs

Decorative uses of straight-from-nature wood have been on the rise for a few years now, and the trend shows no sign of slowing. Why should it? Bringing the outdoors inside is a surefire w...

JULY 23, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Make It Personal: Monograms Where You Least Expected Them

For centuries, monograms were used to signify status and power, whether stitched in golden thread or etched in silver. These days, they still add polish and style, but they're no longer r...

JULY 17, 2014 | THURSDAY
10 Reasons to Reconsider the Aboveground Pool

Aboveground pools have never been known for high style. Still, they remain a popular and budget-friendly option for those unable—or unwilling—to shell out a fortune for a cool-off spot. T...