Diane Henkler

Diane Henkler decorated her first home using tricks from her work in the display trade. She wrote a book called Instant Decorating and now shares her decorating ideas on her blog, InMyOwnStyle.com.

Diane's Inspiration

A happy mix of color & style

Diane's Latest Post

Doorway Curtain Made Using Paint Chips

When the folks at Glidden updated the colors in their paint line, they had a bunch of old paint chips leftover that were no longer needed. Instead of… Read more »

December 1st, 2016

Color Palettes to Consider For Kitchens

Did you know you can update your kitchen without having to gut it or spend thousands on new cabinets, counter tops, and new appliances? All you need is… Read more »

Categories: Color, Kitchens

November 21st, 2016

Unexpected Places to Paint

When we think of places to paint in our homes, our thoughts usually go to walls, ceilings and furniture. Painting these always makes a huge impact in a… Read more »

Categories: Inspiration

September 22nd, 2016

Mystery Solved: Find out what these painting tools are for

If you’ve ever found yourself standing in the paint-tool aisle at your local paint store and wondered what the heck are some of these painting tools… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

August 10th, 2016

How to Choose the Right Paint Finish

When you think about picking up a paint brush to start a paint project the first thought that goes through your mind probably isn’t what paint finish to… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Planning Your Project

July 28th, 2016

Pro Tip: Painting Over Wallpaper

Not long ago, I gave my bathroom and powder room a style update. Both rooms had the same peach and scallop-shell wallpaper and I found out the hard way… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, How to Paint, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

July 6th, 2016

Get Started With This Printable Painting Checklist

Are you ready for a color change? Are you thinking of doing a DIY paint job yourself, but don’t know where to start? If so, I can help… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, How to Paint, Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

May 26th, 2016

Tips on Choosing the Right Paint Brush

Just when you thought you had your paint project figured out, you head to the home improvement store to buy your supplies and are faced with a decision… Read more »

Categories: Painting Tips, Planning Your Project

April 29th, 2016

Popular White Paint Colors to Try

White paint for walls is the “IN” color for homeowners this year. In magazines, on blogs, on TV shows and movies, white is trendy and hip. It is also a… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

March 31st, 2016

11 Spring-Themed Design Tips

When most of us are looking for spring themed design tips and ways to add a touch of freshness to our home we tend to look at the pastel colors of… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration