Name: Alex Location: Noe Valley, San Francisco Size: 1,738 square feet Years lived in: 17 years; owned Years hosting on Airbnb: 2 1/2 years
Alex's two-story home is situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in Noe Valley. From his upper balcony you can see a stunning view of the city, and on a clear day you can spy both the Bay Bridge and Twin Peaks. With a hot tub on the lower deck off the master bedroom, and a hammock off the upper deck opening off of the dining area, it's an ideal spot and an oasis for any traveler looking to retreat from the bustle of the city.
Hey commitment-phobes, now you can get inked with the best of them. Temporary tattoo company Tattly has opened a pop up parlor in Brooklyn that's all tattoo ambiance, minus the needles (and the permanence).
Do you have trouble pinning down your style profile into "organic modern" or "classic glam"? Maybe you need to re-frame your forays into style introspection and start to think about it the Harry Potter way: What's your Patronus?
Name: Tony and Sarah Howell and their sons, Oliver and Reeve Location: Gracetown, Western Australia Size: 320 square meters (3,444 square feet) Years lived in: 16; Owned
Between the dense natural bush and one of the main surfing breaks in South Western Australia lies a home full of peace and serenity. Sarah, who owns a home decor business sourcing treasures from around the world, and Tony, regarded as one of Australia's best chefs, have built a home that is as beautiful as it is inviting. The home's simple color palette—namely, white-on-white—and cowhides layered on glossy timber floors are a perfect study in restraint. Less can be more.
In the past we've sung the praises of a few deceptively simple IKEA designs with a plethora of uses. Today it's a turn for the LACK wall shelf unit, which is a much more versatile piece than you might think. By twisting and turning and stacking it, you can put this $49 shelf to work in your home in myriad ways.
Modern kitchens are sleek, sophisticated, and clean-looking. They're also simple, sharp, and relaxed. If that all appeals to you, one of the main components that can help you achieve the look is the right cabinetry. Here are some suggestions for how to choose cabinetry that will make your modern kitchen sing.
For some of us, the holiday season is the most anticipated time of the year. But there are others for whom the holidays are simply the worst. Do you know someone who is struggling through hardship right now? A neighbor, a friend, a colleague, a family member? Here's how you can help them make it through.
If you're looking for a little pick-me-up for your bathroom but you're not looking to spend a ton of money, look no further than this collection of 12 accessories that will brighten up your space without lightening up your wallet.