Living in a small space can be quite a design challenge (which is why we're here, right?). But you embrace it, settle in, and before long, you're a small-space-living expert! You know just how to entertain guests in a studio, make an office double as a nursery, or carve storage out of just about anything. So what's one to do when you move out of the charming little apartment and into a house?
Perhaps if Jimmy Fallon had more than just "video games and sneakers" in his old apartment, things may have worked out with Nicole Kidman after all. Japanese real estate company Property Design Office (PDO) is promoting the "matchmaking apartment" to young, single Japanese—complete with stripper pole and bathtub in the living room—in the belief that your home can help you attract a mate and keep the relationship healthy.
Have you ever thought about how much the city you live in influences your style? Singer/songwriter John Legend and his wife, model Christine Teigen, have a setup that most of us could only dream of: beautiful homes in both New York and L.A. How does their style translate from coast to coast? We can take a take a peek inside, thanks to Architectural Digest...
Stuck with a standard kitchen? The kind of boring room that doesn't exactly make you want to cook in it? You don't have to knock out the walls and rip out the appliances. There are six decorative ways you can make your simple kitchen stand out more and be the kind of inspiring space you want to hang out in.
After you've picked out the architecture (or are working with what you've been stuck with) and after you've chosen the major furnishings and the paint colors, there's the other thing that can make a room sing: skillful styling. This year, make each room pop like never before with these potent styling tricks for stand-out spaces!
Tastes in home decor are always changing. Sometimes, when we look back into the past, we see things that look strangely familiar — and sometimes we see things so incredibly, wonderfully bizarre it's hard to imagine anyone would ever chose them for their homes. But we're glad they did. Come, and look, and feast your eyes on these delightfully whacktacular vintage kitchens.
Industrial spaces don't have to be sleek and minimal and cold. One of our favorite new looks is one we're calling 'industrial bohemian': raw, industrial spaces kitted out with rich, eclectic furnishings — and, of course, lots and lots of plants.
Good advice rarely goes out of style, and home decor is no exception. This month we've been talking about organization and freeing our homes from both mental and material clutter, but this problem is not one new to the 2010s. Here are some insights (and colorful images) that I gathered from McCall's Decorating Book, which was published in 1964.