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

How to Create Decorative Art for Your Office

Do you spend a good deal of your day in an office? Do you want to make it brighter, more colorful, and inspiring without having to redecorate? One easy… Read more »

January 9th, 2014

2014 Color Trends

Are planning to purchase any furniture, fabric, decorative accessories, or are you thinking about painting the rooms in your home in the new year?  Do… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

November 27th, 2013

Repainting Kitchen Cabinets in a Few Easy Steps

When you can’t afford a major kitchen remodel, paint is the most affordable and easiest way to change the look and feel of your kitchen cabinets. If… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint, Kitchens, Painting Tips, Uncategorized

October 23rd, 2013

Decorating with Fall Paint Colors

Fall becomes a magical time in northern climates when the calendar page turns to October.  It looks as if nature took a giant paint brush to paint… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

September 25th, 2013

What is the Best Paint Roller for Your Paint Project?

Have you ever stood in the paint roller aisle in the paint or home improvement store and wondered what the difference between paint roller covers was?… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint

September 5th, 2013

The Best Way To Paint Cabinet Shelves

If you are planning to paint your kitchen cabinets and want to paint the cabinet shelves so everything looks professionally painted when you open the… Read more »

Categories: How to Paint, Kitchens, Painting Tips

July 31st, 2013

Painting Stairs Step-By-Step

Painting Stairs is one of the best DIY home improvement projects for new homeowners to tackle. It may seem daunting, but all that is involved is time…. Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, How to Paint, Painting Tips

July 22nd, 2013

Guest Room Decor Essentials

Having a separate room that is reserved only for guests is a wonderful space to have in a home. It not only lets your guest feel comfortable, but… Read more »

Categories: Bedrooms, Inspiration

June 25th, 2013

Steps For Painting Over Dark Walls With A Light Color

Before: Dark Wall Color Over the past few months I have been painting over dark walls in my home. I loved this dark green color, but after 8 years, I… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Color, How to Paint, Painting Tips

May 9th, 2013

Colorful Cottage Chic

In recent years, the Cottage Chic style has changed a bit, moving to a fresher, more modern appeal. It is still inviting and comfortable with bright and… Read more »

Categories: Color, Dining Rooms