February 29, 2008
I'm going to break from form today and give you an overview of what went on this week in the House and Home world. If you weren't online this week or are not a blog reader, this will fill you in. This is what was buzzing online...
We're back to building our Toolbox for Living on Monday.
Have a great weekend,
>> Top 5: Cheap Furniture Basics (8102 PV)
Incredibly popular, this post is exactly what people want: good basic furniture - with style - that doesn't cost them an arm and a leg. The leaning bookcase above is Crate and Barrel. Others that are extremely popular are from DWR, IKEA and West Elm.
>> LA House Tour: Laure's Constant Change (4479 views)
Laure is one of our finest Los Angeles editors and her home is a perfect peek into her classic style. It's a look that is pure West Coast and you can drool over the lovely sunlight that fills her home.
>> Reader Poll: Shoes on or off in your house? (3181 views)
A surprisingly controversial topic, this week hundreds of people weighed in and MOST went for "shoes off" which is a change over a few years ago on our sites.
>> "And the Winner Is..." Oscars Winners at Home (2827 views)
This is what Architectural Digest is good for, sneak peeks of Hollywood stars homes that would be considered GOD AWFUL if we didn't love them so much. Go to see Streisand, Cher, Mirren and others...
>> Unique Bedroom Styling from FLOR (2913 views)
Flor is on a roll and they're convincing us more and more to use their flor tiles in place of carpet. While the product needs to be softer and cozier, the imagination and creativity that is coming out of these partnerships is really cool.
>> Best Sleeper Sofas & Sofa Beds 2008 (2868 views)
What more can I say? This list was launched yesterday and shot to the top of the queue. One of our most popular keywords is "sofabed" as this is a big problem area for a lot of people. Our verdict? For traditional sleepers, I really like what Room and Board is doing. They're hitting the ball out of the park.
>> How To: Create a "Dust-Free" Bedroom (2742 views)
Star editor Sarah Coffey put this together because her husband has asthma and it's a real concern as many people have been reading this. If you want good, simple tips on how to do it, you'll find them here.
>> SF House Tour: Tara's Tiny San Francisco Hodge-Podge (2605 views)
San Fran style is totally different from their southern cousins in Los Angeles. This Hodge Podge is nicely done and really got a lot of views.
>> Domino's Gallery of Bookcases (2180 views)
I love getting the print magazines online. This is a great article from Domino which shows some really inventive - if not HIGH END - solutions to storing books. Pure shelter Porn.
>> Genie's Budget Apartment Makeover: Part Two (1940 views)
Go Chicago! They're all about DIY and budget and this house tour rocks. The photos show before and after, so you really appreciate the transformation and the simplicity.
>> DwellStudio for Target: Bedding Collection (1693 views)
Dwell's move to Target recently has caused a stir and a lot of salivating as the lower price points finally make Dwell accessible to a whole new range of folks. Note that Dwell started with a mission to create "modern bedding". Look at the pic above. "Modern" is really changing right now.
>> Guest Room Ideas from Martha Stewart (1655 views)
Go Martha! We don't find good web stuff from her too often, but when we do it's a pleasure. This is a really nice list of her tips - the sort of thing she does really well and it's been rocking the charts this week. Enjoy.