Break the Mold: A Dozen S’mores Ideas
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)From The Kitchn→ 12 Creative S’mores for a Party
Jul 31, 2013
How To Truly Relax While Traveling
How many times have you returned home from a fantastic vacation, only to hear yourself telling someone that you’re so exhausted you need another one to recover? The pace of modern life is making it increasingly difficult for us to switch off, and time away from home can end up being just as stressful, albeit more fun, than our everyday lives. Read on for some tips on how to really unwind on your vacation.
Jul 30, 2013
Arthur & Kristin’s Sunny Vintage Loft
Name: Arthur Garcia-Clemente & Kristin Over Location: Printer’s Row, Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented When two interior designers move in together for the first time, to a loft space with only a few walls and even fewer enclosed rooms, the chances for design conflict run high.
Jul 30, 2013
Before & After: Improving a Window Air Conditioner View
On those unbearably hot days I really need to turn on our apartment’s window air conditioner I’m certainly thankful I installed it. But for the majority of the year the air conditioner is an unsightly presence, blocking a third of the view looking outside our windows and keeping desirable light from entering…A Brooklyn designer decided it was time to give eyesore window air conditioners a visual makeover.
Jul 29, 2013
Eat With Your Eyes: Best Food Instagram Accounts
From The Kitchn→ 15 Food Instagram Accounts You Should Follow
Jul 29, 2013
Before & After: Priya and Jamie’s “World Traveler” Living Room
Name: Challenge: Boldest Before and Afters: Priya and Jamie They’re so pleased with the color, they’ve already thrown a party to show it off to their friends! An added benefit to warm pink or orange colors? They cast a flattering glow onto everyone in the room. Stay tuned for more Glidden paint Boldest Before and Afters!
Jul 26, 2013
The Best Way To Shuck Corn
(Image credit: Emma Christensen)From The Kitchn→ How To Shuck Corn Quickly Cleanly
Jul 25, 2013
Make the Best Iced Coffee At Home
(Image credit: Chris Perez)From The Kitchn→ How To Make the Best Iced Coffee
Jul 25, 2013
Kitchen Renovation Diary: New Cabinets!
“Cabinet week finally came! We have been waiting for this. But, just days before they were to be delivered and installed, we elected to delay the process…” • Kitchen Renovation Diary: New Cabinets! Apartment Therapy
Jul 25, 2013
Before & After: Bonnie’s “Hers to Theirs” Bold Bedroom
Name: Challenge: Boldest Before and Afters: Bonnie Pinterest page Bonnie’s thrilled with the results, and she emailed us to let us know that her boyfriend is, too! Stay tuned for more Glidden paint Boldest Before and Afters!
Jul 25, 2013
Recipe for Legendary Veggie Burgers
(Image credit: Emma Christensen)From The Kitchn→ Recipe: Best-Ever Veggie Burgers
Jul 24, 2013
Before & After: Patio Table Gets Rustic Chic Makeover
Intrepid DIYer Emily was looking for a patio table, and happened to score this one on Craigslist for free. But it wasn’t quite love at first sight. The chairs were covered in a weird mottled brown paint, and the cushions were falling apart. Plus, Emily admits, she’s not such a huge fan of glass top tables. (Not that I can blame her — my roommate and I had a glass-topped table in college and that thing squeaked. I can still hear it now. Squeak squeak squeak.
Jul 24, 2013
Keep the Oven Off! Slow Cooker Bread
(Image credit: Emma Christensen)From The Kitchn→ How To Make Bread in the Slow Cooker
Jul 23, 2013
Rustic Meets Luxe in a Los Angeles Home
Name: Jeannie Mai and Freddy Harteis Location: Los Angeles, California Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Owned You may recognize this lovely lady from “How Do I Look” on The Style Network, or from her new shows “Style Pop” or “The Real.” Jeannie Mai has a fun spunky spirit and a distinct bold style. She is married to Freddy Harteis, who is also in the entertainment industry and has a show called “The Hollywood Hunter.
Jul 23, 2013
Martha Stewart Kitchen Cabinets: Reviews?
“I was wondering if anyone had experience with Martha Stewart’s kitchen cabinet line… I love the style of Martha’s cabinets and all of the organizational options. And the cabinets seem to be a great value…” From Apartment Therapy→ Martha Stewart Kitchen Cabinets?
Jul 23, 2013
Chris’ Sunny & Simple Austin Abode
Name: Chris Apollo Lynn Location: Bouldin Creek; Austin, Texas Size: 650 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years; Rented Chris Apollo Lynn always smiles when he speaks. A calming personality, he’s equal parts exuberance and enthusiasm, especially about the city of Austin and its community.
Jul 22, 2013
How To Update This Dining Room Light Fixture Without Replacing It?
“What ideas do you have for hiding/updating/bedazzling the existing light fixture without just putting up a new one?” From Apartment Therapy→How To Update Our Dining Room Light Fixture?
Jul 22, 2013
Behind the Beer: A Hops & Grain Farm in North Carolina
(Image credit: Lisa Pepin)From the Kitchn→ Growing Beer: A Visit to Farm Boy Farms’ Hops Grain Farm in North Carolina
Jul 19, 2013
A Dreamy New England Houseboat
Name: Kristen Coates & Chris Wyllie Location: Newport Harbor, Rhode Island Size: 34′ Houseboat Years lived in: 18 months; owned It all started with a wildly imaginative dream, sketched on a cocktail napkin one summer night in 2011. Chris and Kristen wanted to design a boat to use as a creative outlet and a place for entertaining summer guests. Never mind the fact that neither had experience with boat building.
Jul 18, 2013
A Colorful, Loving Renovation in Manhattan
Name: Anne and Richard Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York Size: 2,500 square feet, 2 bedroom Years lived in: 2 years; Owned “I think that you go astray when you aim for perfection,” declares Anne when discussing her approach to home decor. Anne and Richard’s relatively new home is filled with a mix of the old and the new, the damaged and the pristine. For Anne, these charming inconsistencies make her home a much more comfortable place in which to live.
Jul 18, 2013
5 Essential Salad Dressing Recipes Worth Memorizing
(Image credit: Faith Durand)From The Kitchn→ 5 Salad Dressings To Know By Heart
Jul 18, 2013
A Joyful, Colorful Berlin Apartment
Name: Mireille and Simon Location: Alt-Moabit, Berlin, Germany Size: 1,140 square feet/106 square meters Years lived in: 8 months; rented Entering Mireille and Simon’s rambling, open-concept living space, it’s easy to forget for a moment that you’re standing on the top floor of a Deco-era building situated just north of Berlin’s Tiergarten and Brandenburger Tor.
Jul 16, 2013
Before & After: Vintage Table Turned Pretty and Patterned
One of the regular readers of Meg’s blog, Radical Possibility, found this little Lane end table at a flea market, and needed her help to transform it. About $30 and three hours of TLC later, this little table had a totally new look. The pattern on top is based on the Forest Flowers iPhone cover by Rifle Paper Company.
Jul 16, 2013
10 Recipes to Revel in Tomatoes & Corn
(Image credit: Emma Christensen)From The Kitchn→ 10 Glorious Summer Salads to Celebrate Tomatoes and Corn
Jul 16, 2013
15 Ideas to Make Your Life Saner
Jul 16, 2013
Tried & True Tips for Banishing Fruit Flies
From The Kitchn→ Fruit Flies, Begone! What’s Your Tried-and-True Way to Get Rid of Fruit Flies?
Jul 15, 2013
Before & After: DIY Cooler
Summer’s outdoor entertaining calls for keeping drinks cool, but budget options aren’t all that attractive. Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic turned a basic styrofoam cooler into a stylish solution that doesn’t diminish your décor. Looking for a weekend project that will up the ante on your patio parties? Check out this after:Ashley put together this country chic cooler stand with $50 in supplies and some power tool basics.
Jul 12, 2013
Vanessa’s Vintage Bohemian Hilltop Home
Name: Vanessa Dingwell Location: Eagle Rock, California Size: 2000 square feet Years Lived In: 2; Rented High on a hill, surrounded by dreamy California vistas, is Vanessa’s laid back bohemian home. With its sunny, sexy, romantic, and eclectic vibe, Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin would feel right at home here. In fact, Vanessa owns Honeywood Vintage, a vintage clothing shop specializing in ethnic and cultural textiles that is slated to open in Highland Park next month.
Jul 11, 2013
Sweet Decor Ideas from Sweet Threads Boutique
Shella Garcia recently opened a children’s boutique for new and vintage clothing, toys and accessories in Long Beach, California. With a color palette akin to a bag of Jordan Almonds, there are some ideas here you could steal for your own child’s room. The pastel frames hung from the ceiling immediately drew my eye and add some nice texture. I also love the nostalgia-inducing metal school lockers and the chairs hanging on the wall which cleverly double as clothes racks.
Jul 11, 2013
Tour a Light-Filled Nashville Kitchen
(Image credit: Cambria Bold)From the Kitchn→ Rebekka’s Golden Nashville Kitchen
Jul 11, 2013
Is Urban Chicken Keeping On Its Way Out?
“Raising chickens just seems like too much work.Unfortunately, it looks like a lot of chicken owners have come to the same conclusion, and unwanted urban chickens are now flooding into animal shelters.” From Apartment Therapy→The End of the Urban Chicken Trend?
Jul 11, 2013
Bridget & Matt’s Coastal Style in the Midwest
Name: Bridget & Matt Location: LaGrange, Illinois My fiance Matt & I purchased this suburban ranch back in November. Since then, we’ve slowly worked to make it feel like home. We believe that we can create a comfortable and homey space…without breaking the bank. Therefore, much of what you see is a do-it-yourself project or thrift store find.
Jul 10, 2013
Pie Making 101
(Image credit: Emma Christensen)From the Kitchn→ How To Make a Pie from Start to Finish
Jul 10, 2013
Before & After: 70s Kitchen Goes Modern Scandinavian
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)From The Kitchn→ Kitchen Before After: A 1970s Toronto Kitchen Gets a Scandinavian Country Twist
Jul 9, 2013
How To Cut Up A Whole Watermelon
(Image credit: Faith Durand)From The Kitchn→ The Best Way to Cut Up a Watermelon
Jul 8, 2013
Renters Solutions: Temporary Cork Floors on a Tiny Budget
After researching various options that wouldn’t make my landlord cringe (we’re renters), I realized that they were all 1. Out of the budget, 2. Too permanent, or 3. Ugly. Ideally I wanted flooring that would be under $1 per square foot and could be something I might potentially reuse. Here’s what I found and how I made my rental flooring dreams come true under budget.
Jul 8, 2013
Before & After: Heather’s Garage Studio Renovation
To save money for a down payment, Heather and her boyfriend lived in her mother’s garage-turned-studio apartment. They did manage to clean it up from this before, and transform it into a gorgeous space! From Heather: My mother’s garage is converted into a studio apartment with a full bathroom and a cute little kitchen.
Jul 8, 2013
10 Perfect Cheese & Book Pairings
From The Kitchn→ 10 Cheeses and Their Literary Counterparts
Jul 8, 2013
Before & After: Sarah’s Sweet Pop-Up Camper
When it comes to camper makeovers, pop-ups don’t get a lot of love. Despite the serious lack of online inspiration, Sarah transformed her camper from totally 90s into red, white, and blue country chic, perfect for summer road trips: From Sarah: I wanted to do a total DIY to the often overlooked humble pop up camper. While searching for pop up re-dos I found literally nothing. The RVs ruled the web, so I was on my own.
Jul 5, 2013
Before & After: Ursula’s Guest Corner
If you’re a serial host (or even a regular guest!), you’ll appreciate Ursula’s “guest corner”— a bookshelf in her hallway that houses all the necessities for her visitors. Though it was always practical, she gave it a pretty update to really welcome those out of town-ers. Spa day at Ursula’s, anyone? Color us impressed by those DIY wire baskets! From Ursula: It is amazing what a little paint and a bit of organization can do!
Jul 5, 2013
Everything You Need to Know To Make Delicious Iced Coffee
(Image credit: Chris Perez)From The Kitchn→ It’s Iced Coffee Season! 13 Tips, Recipes and Tutorials for a Better Brew
Jul 5, 2013
Can’t Buy Happiness: 5 Simple Ways to Turn Any House Into a Home You Love
What’s the difference between a house and a home? A house is a structure you live in that provides for your basic needs and safety. A home is a place that provides you mental and emotional support, a place you look forward to being in to get away from the outside world. Do you feel that way about your home?
Jul 3, 2013
Before & After: Barn Door to Headboard
Turning this barn door into a beautiful headboard was technically pretty simple. All it really required was hours and hours and days and never-ending hours of sanding.Mike Adamick, author of Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects and general dad extraordinaire, worked with his daughter Emme to turn this old barn door into a headboard for their family bed. On his blog, he walks you through the steps from start to completion with a healthy dose of hilarity along the way.
Jul 3, 2013
Dana’s Sleek, Storage-Filled NYC Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)From The Kitchn → Dana’s Deluxe Live/Work Kitchen
Jul 3, 2013
A Refreshing DIY Kitchen Remodel
(Image credit: The Kitchn)From The Kitchn→ Kitchen Before After: From Dingy White to Warm Wood
Jul 2, 2013
The Virtual Barber Shop Makes Your Ears Tingle While Testing Headphones
Those who’ve grown up going to a barbershop will recognize many of the sensations connected to getting a haircut: the scarf-like comfort of the tissue and silk cape wrapped around the neck, the smell of the mysterious blue liquid where combs reside perfuming the air, and of course, the ghostly head and neck tickling sensation of scissors and clippers dancing around the head.
Jul 1, 2013
Eric’s Stylish, Sunshine-Filled House
Name: Eric Marshall, technical writer Location: Clarksville; Austin, Texas Size: 600 square feet Years lived in: 8 years; Owned Fans of adorable, well-organized and refreshingly decorated small spaces that open out onto green, tree-filled natural wonderlands might want to brace themselves.
Jul 1, 2013
Party Lessons: Don’t DIY Everything
(Image credit: Danielle Tsi)From The Kitchn →When Why Not to DIY: Confessions of a Recovering Dinner Party Maniac
Jul 1, 2013