Color, Your Brain and Grocery Shopping
(Image credit: Michaela Cisney) From The Kitchn → How Color Influences Your Grocery Shopping (And How to Outsmart It!)
Sep 30, 2014
An HGTV Design Star’s Happy Chic Home
Name: Kim & Scott Myles (and Ollie) Location: Los Angeles, CA Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented It’s not an overstatement to say that Kim Myles is happy. The winner of HGTV Design Star won America over with her beautiful designs, and her cheerful, infectious personality. Now on OWN’s Home Made Simple, this design star is making everyone’s home a little happier with her signature colorful and exuberant style.
Sep 30, 2014
Before & After: A One-In-One-Out Living Room
Diana and her husband love their recently updated kitchen but it made their living room pale in comparison. So these self-proclaimed DIY-ers got to work sprucing up this space on a budget that was based on what the old on-their-way-out items could be sold for… From Diana: My living room is constantly changing but I don’t buy out of my budget. I sell what needs to be gone and with that money I buy the new things I need.
Sep 30, 2014
Cilantro: Love it or Hate it
(Image credit: Africa Studio) shutterstock From The Kitchn → The Herb You Love or Hate: Cilantro
Sep 30, 2014
Fall is Here: Glazed Apple Fritters
(Image credit: Naomi Robinson) From The Kitchn → Recipe: Glazed Apple Fritters
Sep 29, 2014
Before & After: Shannon’s Boring to (Faux) Brick Wall
There are a select few of lucky folks out there who get to live in authentic converted lofts full of character— and then there’s everyone else. Even if you live in a suburban home, you can still infuse your space with the feeling of wood beams, cement floors and exposed brick walls. It’s true! This amazing transformation by Shannon from AKA Design + Life is proof. She turned this simple space into a brick wall full of character that could pass for any cool downtown coffee shop.
Sep 29, 2014
A Gallery of Bohemian Bedrooms
If you love the bohemian look — or you’re just looking to add a little color or texture or pattern to your sleeping space — you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this set of ten eclectic bedrooms. Above: this cabin, from Lantliv via Planete Deco, is a riot of texture and pattern, but somehow the overall feel is comfy and relaxing. An oversized houseplant and lots of pillows liven up this space from The Marion House Book via A Cup of Jo.
Sep 29, 2014
A Brighter Brooklyn Kitchen
From Apartment Therapy → Before & After: A Brooklyn Kitchen Lightens Up This drab, brown kitchen goes through a dramatic renovation and the remodel is spectacular!
Sep 29, 2014
Before & After: A Temporary $10 Fix Adds Miles of Style
Alicia and her husband are always looking for ways to spruce up their apartment without painting or damaging the walls. This quick solution cost them just 10 bucks and zero wall holes to spackle later. Lovely! We’re making mental notes about this temporary decor. From Alicia: We came up with the idea of adding a vinyl wall above our mantle and love how it turned out! Ten dollars later and zero damage done to the apartment, we love the difference this made to our living room!
Sep 29, 2014
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Before & After: Family Gallery Wall Goes Glam
Heather had the perfect place to feature photos of her two daughters. A bright hallway between the girls’ rooms, it would help define the ‘children’s area’ of their home, while giving it the personalize feel she was looking for. But Heather wasn’t thrilled with the gallery wall she’d created.
Sep 29, 2014
8 Clever Pet Solutions for Your Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From The Kitchn → 8 Genius Solutions for Your Pets in the Kitchen
Sep 29, 2014
Charlotte’s Sophisticated 300 Square Foot Studio
Name: Charlotte Brown Location: Upper West Side, New York City What I love about my 300 square foot Upper West Side apartment is how it encompasses warmth and is a home where tranquil is infused with curiosity. And I am surrounded by the design and creativity that influence me everyday. My aesthetic was to create a classic home that time travels to the simpler Victorian time period with a modern twist.
Sep 28, 2014
Before & After: A Brightened Hand-Me-Down & Handmade Bedroom
It’s never easy trying to create a beautiful space that reflects your personality when you don’t have a big budget, but it’s even harder when you’ve got two people’s tastes in the mix. Chelsea and her boyfriend managed to style a bedroom using only DIY projects, hand-me-down furniture and vintage finds that is a combination of both their tastes.
Sep 28, 2014
10 Common Color Mistakes You Should Stop Making
Color is kind of tough, if we’re being honest. Or more accurately, a lot can go wrong when attempting to use color in your home, even with the best of intentions. Here are 10 of the most common color mistakes at home — and how you can fix them. Without light, color wouldn’t be much to look at. And as much as the right light can make a color sing…it can also make a gray go lavender or a white look dingy.
Sep 28, 2014
Before & After: A Childhood Dresser Turns into a Modern Media Stand
You know we’re big fans of furniture transformations that look totally different after getting a DIY makeover. This old dresser turned modern media stand is a great example of how a few small changes can make a big impact on the way a furniture piece looks! From Kala: My parents bought me this dresser as part of a bedroom set when I was 15 and I’ve held onto it because of its solid make (its gone through eight+ moves with me!).
Sep 28, 2014
Christine’s Cute Family Home Filled with DIY Projects and Vintage Finds
Name: Christine Hamilton Location: Dallas, Texas Nearly two years ago our little family moved from a tiny Manhattan apartment to an 1850 square foot 1950s ranch style home in Dallas, Texas. We live in a neighborhood called Lake Highlands and it is filled with lots of young families, which is great for our 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son. We renovated the kitchen and living areas a few months after moving in. It was an undertaking, but completely worth it.
Sep 27, 2014
Before & After: A Pink Storage Space Becomes a Cool & Cozy Spare Bedroom
While renovating an over 100-year-old Victorian sounds like fun, it’s also a lot of work, which is why Lilly and her husband are tackling this home project room by room. They decided to fix this room up so they could use it as a bedroom while they makeover the master bedroom, but they love the finished result so much they might keep sleeping in here! From Lilly: For years my husband and I used this room as a spare bedroom/storage space.
Sep 27, 2014
Before & After: An Unbelievable (& Adorable) Sofa Save
This sofa has seen better days. Honestly, it takes a lot of vision to think it’s got any potential! Tinca took this sofa home and changed it for the better — plus made it ultra functional for a home that happens to house pretty cute pets. From Tinca: Maybe we found this old sofa on a curb and then dragged it inside or maybe we didn’t. 🙂 But we did decide to give it a complete overhaul. Originally this was a sofa bed you could stretch out.
Sep 27, 2014
The 10 Commandments of Small Space Living
Is your small space starting to get a bit cramped, a little claustrophobic? Maybe you’re downgrading to a more petite pad and you’re feeling a little freaked. We can help. If you follow these 10 commandments, you’ll be happily living small in no time. Especially in a small space, clutter can completely take over and make your home feel even smaller than it already is. Get it under control and take back your space, no excuses.
Sep 26, 2014
6 Tips to Help You Not Spend Any Money This Weekend
From Apartment Therapy → How to Save Money: 6 Tips for Planning a Spending-Free Weekend It’s not easy to not spend any money on the weekend, but here are 6 tips that will help!
Sep 26, 2014
Keep the Party Rolling With Stylish Bar Carts
(Image credit: Urban Outfitters) From The Kitchn → 11 Handsome Bar Carts That Will Keep the Party Rolling
Sep 26, 2014
8 Inspiring Kitchen Remodels from Around the Web
From Apartment Therapy → Before & After: 8 Kitchen Makeover Projects from Around the Web
Sep 26, 2014
Before & After: A Risky Carpet Removal Leads to Some Stylish Steampunk Detail
Tom and Alison had “grungy greige dust-mite-infested allergy-inducing wall-to-wall carpet” in their 90-year-old rental so they took a big risk and pulled it up (with landlord permission of course). The beautiful wood was in great condition except for this one spot, so they found a unique (not to mention genius) way to enjoy their new floors, rot-free.
Sep 25, 2014
Scott’s Well-Designed Duplex (With a Sunny Yellow Sofa)
Name: Scott Location: Mar Vista – Los Angeles, California Howdy. We have recently finished remodeling a 2bed/1bath into a 2bed/2bath. We live in the upper apartment of a duplex we own. We love Mar Vista because it is close enough to Venice to have access to the beach lifestyle without the tourists and craziness. Our farmers’ market is the best in the area and at the end of the street. We travel a lot and will eventually rent the place out, so we decided to stay neutral in color.
Sep 25, 2014
5 Uses for a Tablet in the Kitchen
From Apartment Therapy → 5 Ways to Use Tablets in the Kitchen Your tablet can be a useful kitchen tool: here are five ways that it can help you learn to cook or make meal prep more interactive and exciting!
Sep 25, 2014
Before & After: A Free Craigslist Dresser Gets Dressed Up With Stately Style
Miriam found this beat up dresser on Craigslist for free (she says, “I love free!”) and without any spending guilt she was able to get really creative and take a risk on this one. She gave this dresser some Colorado pride! From Miriam: I decided to paint the Colorado state flag on this four drawer dresser. Here in Colorado EVERYONE sports the flag in some way: clothing, bumper stickers, hats. I thought a dresser would be cool to do.
Sep 25, 2014
8 Pretty (and Functional) Canisters for Your Pantry
(Image credit: Anthropologie) From The Kitchn → 8 Canisters and Containers to Bring Order to Your Pantry
Sep 25, 2014
Gold Accents Make a Comeback in the Kitchen
Sep 25, 2014
Matt’s & Annie’s Itty Bitty Boston Back Bay Apartment
Name: Matt & Annie Location: Boston My name is Matt. I live with my fiance, Annie, in the heart of Back Bay in Boston, Massachusetts. As a couple, living in a small space (405 sq/ft) can have its challenges. Both Annie and I have a passion for interior design. We worked hard to make sure our small living space was functional while staying true to our classic (with a twist) style. Our little abode has come a long way since we moving in and continues to be a work in progress. Thanks, Matt!
Sep 24, 2014
12 Luxurious House Warming Gift Ideas
(Image credit: West Elm) From The Kitchn → 12 Little Luxuries That Make Lovely Housewarming Gifts
Sep 24, 2014
Reconfigured Cabinets Make a Big Difference
From Apartment Therapy → Before & After: A Little Move Makes a Big Difference Just by reconfiguring the cabinets to fill in a strange gap, a huge difference was made in this kitchen!
Sep 24, 2014
Our Definitive Guide to Oatmeal
(Image credit: Christine Gallary) From The Kitchn → The Ultimate Guide to Oatmeal
Sep 24, 2014
10 Stylish Kitchen Faucets for Less than $200
Sep 24, 2014
Sabrina’s Solo Sunny Small Space
Name: Sabrina Location: Chelsea, NYC After 4 years of living in a dorm and renting light deprived apartments sharing with roommates, I finally am living in my very first home in NYC. I was blessed to find a cozy 450 square feet first floor walk-up studio in a prewar building in Chelsea. I love the 9 foot ceilings, exposed brick wall and natural sunlight from two large windows. I fell in love with the space as soon as I walked in, it felt like home.
Sep 23, 2014
A Beige Kitchen Brightens Up
From Apartment Therapy → Before & After: Beige Kitchen Lightens Up a Notch Redoing this beige kitchen into white with touches of black and grey completely lightened and freshened it!
Sep 23, 2014
Before & After: A Tiny Bathroom Turns Traditional
After looking at hundreds of different properties over the course of ten months (and losing bids on eight other places), Allison and Jovito finally found their dream home: a 100-year-old brick row house in Brooklyn’s Ocean Parkway neighborhood. They loved the house’s character and classic feel, but going into the purchase, they knew the home was in need of some serious TLC.
Sep 23, 2014
Welcome Fall! 10 Recipes to Try Right Now
Sep 23, 2014
Get Smart! How To Store More in Your Pantry
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From The Kitchn → 5 Smart & Inexpensive Ways to Store More in Your Pantry
Sep 22, 2014
Today is the Deadline! Enter the Room for Color Contest Now
From Apartment Therapy → Today is the Deadline! Enter the Room for Color Contest Now Show Apartment Therapy your colorful style and compete for a chance to score some new furniture!
Sep 22, 2014
Ben & Viv’s Organic Mews House
Name: Ben and Viv Yapp and their one year old son, Covey Location: Sydenham; London, United Kingdom Size: 890 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; owned Set in an old dairy mews in South London is the eclectic and creative home of the Yapp family. You may remember the cool colored House Call of Viv Yapp from the summer— the wall colors were so striking in the photos that I had to go and see them in person.
Sep 22, 2014
What To Do With Not-So-Great Apples
(Image credit: Kelli Foster) From The Kitchn → 8 Smart Uses for Not-So-Great Apples
Sep 22, 2014
Why This Room Works: 6 Expert Color Mixing Tips to Steal From Annie’s Bold Living Room
It’s one thing to add in a lot of color into a living room. It’s another thing to mix a lot of bold colors expertly in one compact space. How do you do it so it’s exciting and not a messy jumble of hues? A favorite house tour with a particularly colorful living room holds six secrets worth stealing for your own colorful home.
Sep 21, 2014
Before & After: A Light Powder Room Gets a Dark Makeover for Under $20
When your tiny power room, closet, bedroom whatever starts to feel too boring and you want a change, you’ll want to come back to this easy before and after project for inspiration on how to do dramatic right. And how to do it all without spending a lot of money with a simple secret.
Sep 21, 2014
Emily’s Perfect Harmony in a Stylish 170 Square Foot Studio
Name: Emily Adams Location: La Mesa, California I live in a pocket of San Diego, California called Mount Helix. It’s a very quiet, peaceful and lush area with lots of trees and wildlife (including flocks of bright green wild parrots!). I live in a studio guesthouse attached to a very modern style, white stucco home, owned by a retired couple from the Netherlands. My unit is a mere 170 square feet (smaller than most hotel rooms in fact).
Sep 21, 2014
Justin’s Warehouse Acropolis
Name: Justin Bauer Location: Boyle Heights; Los Angeles, California Size: 3,500 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented Artist and Creative Director Justin Bauer‘s industrial live/work space is located on the outskirts of Downtown Los Angeles and is an open-concept lover’s dream.
Sep 21, 2014
Before & After: 10 Incredibly Successful DIY Creative Solutions to (Previously) Boring Rooms
Saddled with a boring room? Don’t fret! It can be hard sometimes to see past the plain, the blah, the beige and the weird, but these DIY room makeovers prove pretty much anything is possible! We’ve chosen some of our favorite creative solutions from recent room makeover before and afters to pick out just why they were so successful — one might inspire your own from-boring-to-bold room makeover this weekend! 1. DIY ideas + fresh paint Tasha hated her boring, tiny bathroom.
Sep 21, 2014
Goursaud’s Bold & Playful Home
Name: Goursaud Location: Nancy, France This French house call submission didn’t come with much text from the homeowners, but it’s filled with such a mix of vintage finds, tongue-in-cheek accessories and color we just had to share! Bold modern art and strong wall paint colors mix with earthy wood tones in vintage and modern furniture. These chairs mixed with a life-sized cactus statue and anatomical art makes us think dinnertime is quite playful in this home! Thanks, Goursaud!
Sep 20, 2014