Along with lower temperatures, holiday decor showing up in stores annoyingly too early and Christmas jingles already starting to worm their way into my consciousness, the beginning of holiday season is also the start of feeling guilty about never doing enough. Overwhelming yourself with to-do lists and comparisons with people who always seem to be kicking holiday-butt are frequent bedfellows.
Jessica and Milo live together in a 400 square foot apartment. As they put it, "there's no room for excess." In this video they give us a tour of the creative and stylish solutions they've devised to make the most of their small space without feeling at all deprived.
Have you ever bought a sofa, accent chair or table that looked wonderful in the store (or on Pinterest) but lost its charm once you brought it home? If the color and style were right, the problem may have been that the piece of furniture simply wasn’t the right scale for the room. Whether you're building a new home, remodeling an existing room or simply rearranging furniture, even the most straightforward parts of space planning can get complicated quickly – and is best done with a plan in mind. Before you start doing any heavy lifting, consider these space planning and measuring tips.
When we bought our house two years ago, I was very excited about the thought of having a windowless air conditioner in the bedroom to keep us cool throughout the summer. However, I soon realized that an in wall a/c unit was very hard to hide, especially since it's the first thing you see when you enter the room. I spent quite a bit of time looking around online for different cover solutions but couldn't find anything that would complement the style of decor that I was ultimately aiming for in that space. So, I made my own!
We're all about the affordable makeovers that completely transform a room for not a lot of money. And though this kitchen does get a new floor (the price of which is not reflected in the $500 budget mentioned here), pay attention to the rest of the room where the $500 was spent. Alex got creative and outlines everything done to achieve a fresh new look.
Got a question about your Thanksgiving festivities? Wondering whether the occasion is special enough to justify using the wedding china? Concerned that even with four potato dishes on the menu, someone will be unhappy? Worried that deep-frying the entire Thanksgiving meal is perhaps ill-advised? Not sure what to wear that will be both stylish and... accommodating? All the answers you seek can be found in these classic Thanksgiving episodes...
Whether you're looking to spend just a few dollars or splurge on something a little more pricey, or if you're shopping for your closest friend versus a colleague, we've got lots of gift ideas for every person on your holiday list.
It's Thanksgiving morning, the turkey's in the oven and, after getting yourself and your family ready, you only have about an hour to pull together a great looking tablescape. Don't panic! There's a lot you can do with the things you have–plus maybe a quick run to the store or scavenging trip in the backyard.
The kitchen in the photo above is pretty much my dream kitchen: black and white color scheme, wood floors, marble countertop, a section of open shelving—throw in a copper or matte black swan tap and I'm sold. But you know what really gets me about the space above? The mix of cabinet types.
Ons Dorp is a school building that got converted into different apartments. This particular one was designed for a family of four. The teacher’s lounge was remodeled into the bedrooms and the classroom into the living space.