You remember moving to your city, right? Do you remember your first night there? The place you ordered in from three nights in a row because your kitchen was still in boxes? Your first apartment, which was perfect because it was yours?
Heather couldn't believe it, but she was about to hit her 15th anniversary of moving to New York. She lives in a different borough now, and has a husband and two kids, but her love affair with her city has remained a constant through life's many changes. Heather says she'll use any excuse to throw a party, but what better reason than her 15th anniversary of living in New York? We helped her customize her party decor at Shutterfly, and then came over to see her gorgeous party setup, including a very original use for coasters – can you spot them?
Q: I'm looking for rental friendly makeover solutions. This room is to be my daughter's bedroom. My daughter is 9. She is active and messy. She doesn't have any color or style preferences (although she doesn't like it to be too girly). The room is not-too-tiny (about 2.6m by 3.5m), with 1 window and built-in wardrobe.
From the designer: This busy family of four had a disorganized, uninspired office space. We transformed it by updating pieces the family already had, turning a former closet into a desk space and created a masterpiece with all of the kids' artwork. Bright paint and accessories round out the now creative, family-friendly space.
This worn, old wardrobe had seen better days, but Beau wanted to cheer it up for her daughter's bedroom. So she add some fun colors, painted on a perky pattern and completely transformed this old piece into a fun addition!
Name: George (1) Location: Los Angeles, California Room Size: 11' x 12'
There's really nothing more magical than childhood, so it seems quite fitting when I come across a child's room that feels more like a wonderland than a simple spot to sleep. Maybe it's the twinkle lights or perhaps it's the unicorn, but there's something about this sweet nursery that is just so dreamy.
This Style Cure is the incentive I need to finally get my act together and turn our underused guest room into a spacious playroom/bedroom for my four-year old daughter, Pearl. Her bed, clothes and toys are currently crammed into a teeny tiny bedroom where even the smallest dolls are starting to feel claustrophobic. I want her to have the space to do craft projects, build LEGO, hold dollies tea parties, play dress up and of course get a good night’s sleep.
Attaching a longboard to a stroller is one of those ideas you joke about as you swap stories with other parents about getting your kid to preschool late...again. Well here it is - your hipster fantasies realized.
Name: Oliver (2 months) Location: River Forest, Illinois
I had so much fun planning my son Oliver’s nursery. I chose to go with a clean, modern scheme with lots of gray, taupe, black, and white and touches of natural wood, faux fur, stars, and stripes. I think it will be appropriate for both boys and girls in years to come. And let’s be honest: this is totally my “mom cave” so the calming palette is 100% intended for me! I do like how the book covers in the bookcase add a little splash of color.
This room was created for baby Elise and her parents wanted something "fun, lively, eclectic, and colorful" and...on a budget. One of the best ways to save money is to put your DIY hat on and get to work, which is just what they did. Take a look around this room and see if you can guess their big money-saving do-it-yourself project.