Tips for Being Polite & Honest When Talking to Someone About Their Cooking
(Image credit: Gabriela Herman) From The Kitchn → 4 Things to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say About Someone’s Cooking
Sep 10, 2015
The 5 Unexpected Benefits of Rearranging a Room
If your furniture is in the same spot it’s been since you moved in, it might be time to shake things up a bit. Rearranging your room’s layout has a way of freshening up a space and giving you new life at home. There’s also a handful of benefits to a layout shake-up that you might not have ever expected… That sofa that hasn’t moved in millennia?
Sep 9, 2015
Grow Your Own Broccoli
Sep 9, 2015
Bags, Boxes & Big Plans: Getting Ready to Get Organized
Today is the day to get ready for the big closet and wardrobe cleanout that you know you are going to be so happy to be on the other side of. And you know that anything worth doing is worth doing well. And you know that the best way to do something well is to have a plan in place, prepare what you need to follow that plan and then just do it (and don’t give up; but of course, you aren’t going to do that, especially if you are prepared!).
Sep 9, 2015
Shelley’s Slice of France in Melbourne
Name: Shelley Collins, Mali, Emile, and Barkley the Wonder-Dog Location: Clifton Hill; Melbourne, Australia Size: 90 square meters (968.7 square feet) Years lived in: 13 years; Owned Before we start a home tour inside Shelley’s light-filled home, we need to go back to a restaurant in San Francisco in 1996. It was here that Shelley and her then-partner Stephan first saw the large-scale, vintage French posters which have driven her decorating style and led her into a life of collecting.
Sep 9, 2015
Lara’s Tucked-Away Creative Haven
Name: Lara Linn Location: Newport, Rhode Island Size: 320 square feet Years lived in: 4 months; Rented Lara knew it was time to find a space outside of her Warm, Welcoming Newport Apartment to tackle her many creative projects when she found herself surrounded by over 300 marshmallows in her small one-bedroom home. She was using them to construct a whimsical curtain for a winter white event, and they took over the counters, floors, and even her bed for two weeks.
Sep 9, 2015
How to Deal With Greywater Toilet?
Q: The apartment complex I live in gets kudos for recycling water- water used for bathing, cooking, washing, and cleaning flows down the drain, gets treated, and is then stored in a separate tank used exclusively for flushing toilets. While I applaud the initiative, the water is not completely treated (hence not reused for any other purpose than flushing) and is greyish black in appearance and leaves severe streaks on the toilet.
Sep 9, 2015
Mark Maček’s Modern, Warm & Woodsy
Name: Woodworker and craftsman Mark Maček, his lovely wife Pamela Peltz and three adorable cats Location: Gullet Gardens — East Austin, Texas Size: 1500 square feet Years lived in: 7 1/2 years — owned Mark Maček’s first impression upon seeing a tiny photo of the exterior of this house in the MLS listing was that this looked like a “house.” An archetypal structure, with a gable roof and a homey feeling. Like what you think of when you think of “home.
Sep 8, 2015
Liz & Adam’s Eclectic Home With a Modern Sensibility (and a Treehouse!)
Name: Adam Dunetz, Liz Karney, daughter Frida, and dogs Franks and Louie Location: Northampton, MA Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 3.5; Owned When I first walked into Sticks and Bricks of Northampton Massachusetts, I immediately wondered what the owner’s home must look like. The shop was a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind-furniture made from old, under-used, and reclaimed materials.
Sep 8, 2015
The Ten Minute Bathroom Clutter Cleanout
Storage space in the bathroom is always at a premium, and if you’re like most people, your bathroom is probably full of things you don’t really use. The good news is that cleaning all that stuff out doesn’t have to be time-consuming or involve a lot of agonizing decisions. Just take ten minutes and follow this handy guide. Here are a few things that have no place in your bathroom: 1. Towels that have seen better days.
Sep 8, 2015
It’s Not Too Late! Make This Pitcher Cocktail for Your Labor Day Party Today
(Image credit: Maureen Petrosky) From The Kitchn → Pitcher Cocktail for Your Labor Day Party: Sparkling Cojit
Sep 7, 2015
Danielle & Mark’s Modern & Laid-Back West End Loft
Name: Danielle Suppa & Mark James Location: Toronto; Ontario, Canada Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Owned This loft is home to Danielle and Mark, a creative and sporty duo, and is located in Toronto’s emerging West End. The building was originally the manufacturing portion of an early 19th century train factory and was converted into a residential space in 2008.
Sep 6, 2015
Ann’s East Village Aerie
Name: Ann Mack Designer: Christina Love Location: East Village — New York, New York Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 7 — rented Call it the six-ish year itch. After as many years in one place, Ann wanted a clean slate, to banish the shadows and let in the light.
Sep 5, 2015
7 Big-Impact Things You Can Do for Your Home Today That Won’t Cost a Darn Thing
While huge chunks of cash and time spent on your home can certainly alter the look and feel of it for the better, such an investment doesn’t have to be made every time your home needs an aesthetic boost. These seven great things you can do for your house today will make it look and feel better — and it won’t cost you a penny. Homes can get stuffy.
Sep 5, 2015
Jenia & Sergey’s Victorian Row House
Name: Jenia and Sergey Location: Bloomingdale; Washington, D.C. Size: 1,600 square feet Years lived in: 5 years; Owned Jenia and Sergey bought this Victorian row house in D.C.’s Bloomingdale neighborhood five years ago. They’ve spent the intervening years giving it love: tearing up carpet, painting the walls, gutting the kitchen and bathrooms, and documenting it all on their home renovation blog, Victorian in Bloom.
Sep 5, 2015
Yigit Pura’s Modern Condo In The City
Name: Yigit Pura Location: Nob Hill — San Francisco, CA Size: 570 square feet Years lived in: 8 months — own When Yigit decided to take the leap and buy an apartment in the city, he wanted a home that intrigued him every time he walked through the door. Clocking in at just 570 square feet, this one bedroom has a small kitchen, a cool modern bathroom, and a nice view of downtown San Francisco.
Sep 4, 2015
5 Ways to Create More Opportunities for Play in Your Home
From Apartment Therapy → Want More Fun in Your Life?
Sep 4, 2015
5 Things Holding You Back From Creating a Truly Great Home
Want a truly great home? However you define a truly great home for you, there are a few things that can hold anybody back from achieving a great space that brings them peace, motivates them and is a place they love being in. Peruse this list to see if any of these items are keeping you from creating the kind of space you’d like to have.
Sep 4, 2015
15 Party Perfect Dishes For Labor Day Weekend
(Image credit: Flickr member House of Sims licensed under Creative Commons, Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan, Faith Durand, Sarah Rae Trover) From The Kitchn → Recipe Roundup: 15 Dishes To Dole Out On Labor Day
Sep 4, 2015
Having These 5 Things in Your Entryway Will Save You Time Every Day
If you’ve been reading Apartment Therapy and participating in the Cure, you know all about the power of a well-organized entryway to help catch clutter and keep your home looking beautiful. But did you know the things you decide to keep by your front door can also save you time every day?
Sep 3, 2015
4 Home Habits to Break Immediately
Sep 3, 2015
Michelle’s Warm and Elegant Houston Home
Name: Michelle and Stephen Taussig Location: Garden Oaks; Houston, Texas Size: 2,632 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Owned Michelle’s home is big, warm, and very beautiful, but it also tells a story — or rather, several. With its mixture of heirlooms, thrifted items, impressive art, and smart design, Michelle’s home is elegant, cozy, and endlessly interesting.
Sep 3, 2015
Goth Glamour: 10 Stylish Black Bedrooms
There’s something sort of perfect about black in a bedroom: what says ‘sleep’ more strongly than the color of the night? Here are 10 rooms where this moody hue is the backdrop for a seriously stylish space. Above: Jenna Lyons’ black bedroom from Domino, arguably the one that began it all. An elegantly moody space from Est Magazine. A black bedroom with gold accents from Farrow & Ball.
Sep 3, 2015
Do You Grill Like a Gryffindor? Take This Quiz to Find Out.
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From The Kitchn → Which Hogwarts House Do You Belong In? Your Cooking Style Will Tell.
Sep 3, 2015
How To Sneak a Home Office into ANY Room
Do you dream of a dedicated space to work from home, write that novel, pay the bills or the dozens of other ways that people with gorgeous home offices feel inspired to do thanks to their amazing work-centric space? ANYONE can find room for a home office in their home (even people in tiny studios). All you really need are these eight elements arranged in a way that fits your space’s size and your lifestyle. Why put any time or effort into carving out a home office in the first place?
Sep 2, 2015
Will You Be Prepared if the Power Goes Out? What to Pack in An Apartment Survival Kit
We’ve had a series of pretty wicked storms lately in Atlanta. With the kind of thunder and lightning that shock you out of whatever you were doing and make you double-check your battery supply and if you even actually own a fully-functioning flashlight. Which, it turns out you don’t, if you’re me. That moment was a bit of a realization – after 22 years of living in Florida, I got accustomed to prepping for hurricane season with the rest of the community every summer.
Sep 2, 2015
Keep Your Spouse, Partner or Roommate Happy: Discover Their Love Language
Have you heard of The Five Love Languages? It’s a best-selling book by author Gary Chapman and it basically boils down to this: People like to be appreciated in one of five different ways. It’s a great concept for relationships, but might also help strengthen your bond with non-romantic roommates.
Sep 2, 2015
5 Different Ways to Keep Your Glass Shower Door Clean for Good
There are two types of people in the world: Shower curtain people and glass door people. No matter which you prefer (which do you prefer?), we can all agree that glass shower doors are kind of a pain to keep clean. Here are 5 tips, products and solutions that make it a cinch to keep your shower door spotless around the clock. Without a doubt, this is the most effective way to keep a clean glass shower, but it’s also the most demanding.
Sep 1, 2015
Fact or Fiction: You Can Revive an Overripe Banana With a Hairdryer
(Image credit: Kelli Foster) From The Kitchn → Can You Really Revive an Overripe Banana with a Hair Dryer?
Sep 1, 2015