At 39, I have lived with roommates and overseas, but have never had my own apartment. I finally realized that I can’t wait around for a husband and kids—I have to live the life I have! Now that I finally have my own place, I would love to invite people over! I’m really excited to show it off to all my friends and coworkers, but putting together your own household is expensive, so I still need a few things. Should I have a housewarming party? It’s not a house, just a 635 square foot apartment. I would love to receive some things I really need but I feel weird asking people to bring gifts. I could really use your advice!
Need to turn your office/guest room into a kid's room but plan on turning it back in 18 years? Looking for wallpaper that, unlike their shoes, your kids won't outgrow in 2 months? Admitting to yourself that no matter how excellent your design choices, someday your kids will outgrow them? Temporary wallpaper it is.
Q: My boyfriend and I just moved into a funky older apartment. The only bathroom is right in the middle of the apartment, is narrow with very high ceilings, is echoey, and, most importantly, contains a large window that opens out to the kitchen (this is its ventilation). The window is warped and can't be closed. As a result, any bathroom activity is extremely audible throughout the whole apartment...
Welcome to "The A Line"! In every episode of this new video series, we visit two homes that have an identical floorplan- and see how their inhabitants use the same space in different ways.
Today we are in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, in a very tall building overlooking the neighborhood. Caitlin and Matt kept the building's original floor plan in their space, loving the nooks and crannies provided by the segmented, circular layout that centers around the living room, which is the heart of their home. Amy and Christian live three floors down and have opened up several walls in a major renovation, creating a new flow to the space that centers around the kitchen, which is the heart of their home.
Location: Los Angeles, CA Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 7 months; Owned
Nestled in the winding hills of Hollywood, this mid-century modern post and beam home was recently snatched up by two art-lovers and transformed into a striking minimalist masterpiece. Natural sunlight flooding in through large, unobstructed windows and skylights reflects brilliantly off the white walls, white cement flooring, and blonde wood furniture inside. Needless to say, this place is seriously dreamy.
Don't know about the best kept secret in decor-land? Our classifieds, powered by Krrb, allow you to search locally and far for anything you need for your home at great prices. Beginning this summer as well you can purchase directly through our system from certified sellers and many of them will ship directly to you. Check it out. This amazing pendant dome above is from Gentleman's Gentleman in Monterey, CA. He also sells a wide variety of vintage on Etsy.
Today I want to share my top picks in the lighting department. Almost everything here will ship! Use, enjoy and give me feedback in the comments.
There have been reports that Google has its own ride hailing service in the works. Yesterday, Google-owned crowdsourced traffic app Waze announced that users in Tel Aviv can use a new product called RideWith to carpool in the traffic-heavy city.