Picture it: you're in your living room with your besties, piled on the sofa for a Friday night movie. You've got your sweets, you've got your treats, now all you need to do is settle in and watch the original "Ghostbusters" for the twenty millionth time. How exactly are you going to get comfy?
Your work area should be the most inspirational place in your home – and the most energetic. The boost you get from your morning coffee only lasts so long. You need a room that helps you keep your focus and your momentum. Here's how to set up your office with all the essentials: desk, chair, inspiration, and a stunning wall color to pull it all together.
Our dining room philosophy is that it should be like your best pair of jeans: comfortable, flattering, easy to dress up or dress down, and goes with everything. Dining rooms should be just as versatile – a place to gather your friends and family for everyday meals and for special occasions. Here's our room recipe for a dining area that is perfect for both the daily and the 'knock their socks off' meal, defined by a dramatic and dressy wall color for a major impact.
Name: Nathan Michael Location: Chicago, Wicker Park, IL Size: 2,250 square feet Years lived in: 1 years; Rented Years hosting on Airbnb: Going on 1 year
Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street in Chicago's historic Ukrainian Village is Nathan's bright and beautiful three-story home. On first entering his home, I was struck by the bold architectural elements (check out that staircase!) and gorgeous interior. Nathan is a native Texan and his southwestern roots shine through in his relaxed and welcoming décor and his warm mix of earth tones and rustic vintage treasures.
There’s no question about it: adding a little color is one of the easiest ways to bring some happy into your home. But what are the happiest hues out there? We partnered with the color experts at BEHR Paint to sift through the swatches and find the happiest paint colors around. Can you guess the happiest hues?
We don't like to play favorites, but it's possible that the entryway is the most important room in your home. It's where you make your first impressions and last looks. It's your filter for outside 'stuff' – from junk mail to keys to coats. It's where you set the tone for your home. Here's our room recipe for the perfect entryway, including a beautiful wall color you'll be thrilled to come home to.
When New Yorkers first descended underground in the early 1900’s, they expected subway stations to be dark and damp. Instead, they saw gleaming ceramic tiles covering ceilings and walls. The way they reflected the light, and the fact that they looked easy to clean, quickly made the now-classic subway tile a staple of kitchen and bathroom design across the country. Mission Stone & Tile recently took those 3-by-6-inch glazed rectangles of old and made them new and exciting again. The feel, shapes and colors of their Essentials Collection take subway tiles from basic to badass.
You've made it! You've decided to live together, merging your two households into one. But figuring out how all your stuff can live together, from your grandmother’s nesting tables to his battered but beloved recliner, well, that can be a tiny bit more challenging. Developing a unified and mutually agreed upon aesthetic that showcases both of your personalities and makes your space feel like home may take some work. Never fear: American Signature Furniture wants to help. Enter for your chance to win $2,000 of chic furniture, and follow these 4 steps to keep you stylish and sane in your new shared digs:
Prize: $2,000 to spend on stylish furniture From: Value City Furniture Value: $2,000
You've made it! You've decided to live together, merging your two households into one. But figuring out how all your stuff can live together, from your grandmother’s nesting tables to his battered but beloved recliner, well, that can be a tiny bit more challenging. Developing a unified and mutually agreed upon aesthetic that showcases both of your personalities and makes your space feel like home may take some work. Never fear: Value City Furniture wants to help. Enter for your chance to win $2,000 of chic furniture, and follow these 4 steps to keep you stylish and sane in your new shared digs:
Prize: Saatva Luxury Firm Mattress Set (including foundation and frame) Value: $1,400 From:Saatva
In an ideal world, you and your mattress would never have to part— you could work hard, play hard and Netflix hard all from the confines of your bed (I know, I know: some of us lucky ones already do). Being a social butterfly is nice and all, but lying around in bed all day is priceless.