Living in a little space, without a dedicated entryway (or even a coat closet) doesn't have to mean having purses and keys and boots and coats strewn all over the place. Here's a little inspiration from small-space entryways, ways to make the space right next to your front door into a little workhorse that will keep the rest of your home pleasantly decluttered.
If you love books, and you love living with books, then those books need somewhere to go. The problem is that most bookcases are really, really boring. But fortunately there are a few DIY ways you can make your bookcases just as interesting as the tomes you place on them — without spending a ton of cash.
Welcome to "The A Line"! In every episode of this new video series, we visit two homes that have an identical floorplan- and see how their inhabitants use the same space in different ways.
Today we are in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, in a very tall building overlooking the neighborhood. Caitlin and Matt kept the building's original floor plan in their space, loving the nooks and crannies provided by the segmented, circular layout that centers around the living room, which is the heart of their home. Amy and Christian live three floors down and have opened up several walls in a major renovation, creating a new flow to the space that centers around the kitchen, which is the heart of their home.
Remember that roommate you had that walked around naked? Or the one who clipped his toenails in the living room while watching TV? There’s a reason you now live alone and love it. At some point you decided it was time, could afford it, and today you certainly don’t look back. But, while great in some respects, there are parts of living on your own that are, at the very least, different, and at the most, a pain in the ass. Here are five major ones, and strategies for dealing...
Perhaps it's a continuation of the oversized art trend and a backlash against gallery walls, or perhaps it's the natural next step for wallpaper to take. Either way, murals are hot. No longer relegated to children's rooms and DIY efforts, the full-wall image has gone mainstream.
A Big-Box store may not be where you typically start a furniture search and especially so if you're seeking vintage furniture with a mid-century modern style. But if Craigslist, thrift stores and estate sales don't pan out and 1stdibs is out of your price range, you may discover some affordable MCM-inspired designs from some of the same behemoth retailers where you buy your socks and shampoo.
Are you all neutrals, all the time but have been feeling a little color curious as of late? It's nothing to worry about. We can help you with these easy ways to step up your game and add a little touch of your favorite color almost anywhere.
Whether you love it or hate it, you're familiar with the plastic lawn flamingo. With its bright pink hue and subtly-smiling countenance, the flamingo has been a prominent feature of American kitsch culture since its creation in 1957. On June 22, Donald Featherstone, the creator of the pink plastic flamingo, died at the age of 79 and we'd like to pay tribute with a bit of history- and a flamingo roundup!
Like a lot of so-called "temporary solutions," Angelica of Once Again, My Dear Irene wound up using two IKEA LACK coffee tables as nightstands for five years, despite their less-than-ideal low height. Still, they were inexpensive and did the job...until she found a way to turn them into something that both looked and functioned better by the bed.
A good majority of us have been there- that moment when you realize your phone is headed straight for a big puddle/tub/bowl of liquid. The moment that practically guarantees you have to buy a very expensive replacement. But if you're quick enough, you may be able to throw one last Hail Mary and revive your digital device from the brink of death with this pantry staple.