10 Ways to Help Your Kitchen Recover From the Busy Holiday Season
(Image credit: Ellie Arciaga Lillstrom) From The Kitchn → 10 Ways to Reset Your Kitchen for the New Year
Jan 11, 2016
Kristen’s “High-Low Mix”
Name: Kristen Location: Nob Hill — Portland, Oregon Located in a cute neighborhood in Northwest Portland’s trendy and walkable Nob Hill, my 1100-square-foot condo is a modern space inspired by my passion for graphic design. As an art director and graphic designer for Nike, I am constantly inspired by my travels around the world, and have peppered my living space with items collected along my journey.
Jan 10, 2016
Savannah & Mike’s Colorful, Slightly Edgy Montreal Rental
Name: Savannah Sher and Mike Wynands, Finn the cat, and Nori the dog Location: Verdun — Montreal, Canada Size: Approximately 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 8 months; Rented Mike and Savannah, co-founders of The Quick Green Fox, are Montreal natives who grew up in the island’s west end. When they were searching for a new place earlier this year, an apartment close to downtown was on their wish list, as was a neighborhood with charm and a sense of community.
Jan 10, 2016
Mara’s First Home of Her Own
Name: Mara Location: Evanston, Illinois I bought my condo in June 2014. I chose Evanston because I wanted to be close to the lake, close to Chicago, and love the character of the older brick buildings. This is my first non-college living space that I can decorate and experiment with completely on my own. I’ve done a lot of updates and made some changes from paint to decor and documented everything on my blog. My style is a mix of mid-century modern and modern glam.
Jan 9, 2016
A Tiny 270-Square-Foot Shared London Studio
Name: Dave and Cathy Location: South West London; UK Size: 270 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting Editor’s note: This greatest hits tour of a teeny shared studio apartment is cleverly furnished and the commentary from the person who lived in it is hilarious! I always tell people that this studio was both the best and worst place I’ve ever lived.
Jan 9, 2016
Melanie Abrantes Designs’ Industrial Jungle Studio in Oakland
Name: Melanie Abrantes Designs Location: Oakland, California Size: 900 square feet Years using space: 1.5 years Melanie Abrantes is a crafty Jane-of-all-trades. With her company, Melanie Abrantes Designs, she specializes in handcrafting a plethora of one-of-a-kind goods, ranging from cork planters to wood bowls and vessels. Her Oakland studio, located in what was a tomato factory at the turn of the 20th century, features exposed brick walls and big, bright windows.
Jan 8, 2016
7 Beautiful Examples of Wallpaper in the Kitchen
Typically, kitchen finishes involve shiny, uniform surfaces. But consider that there is nothing quite like wallpaper for making a big impact in a small space (like your kitchen).
Jan 8, 2016
Kiana & Steve’s Modern & Relaxed Family House in the Woods
Name: Kiana and Steve and their kids, Mathilda and Milo Location: Chelsea, Quebec Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 6 years; Owned This beautifully renovated house in the woods is a playful and welcoming space brimming with its owners’ personalities.
Jan 8, 2016
5 Easy Citrus-Herb Vinaigrettes
(Image credit: Kelli Foster) From The Kitchn → An Easy Template for Citrus Vinaigrette, 5 Ways
Jan 8, 2016
A Little Lesson in Keeping a Home Under Control for the Long Haul: One Small Step at a Time
When I hear from readers who do the Cure, one of the things they often say is that the thought of getting a whole home clean and under control is so daunting that they don’t even want to start, but when it’s broken up into bite-size chores, they actually want to do MORE after completing a task, not less. I think there is something to this reverse psychology that we pull on ourselves.
Jan 7, 2016
Real-Life Checklist: Creating a Perfect Compact Corner Home Office
Are you looking to carve out a small little spot in a corner of your living room or dining room (or maybe even bedroom) for a work or hobby space? Just a little bit of room that’s all for you to flex your creative muscles? You might find inspiration for what should be in that corner from this beautifully appointed home office set-up.
Jan 7, 2016
Karen & Gawie’s Artistic Home in South Africa
Name: Gawie and Karen and their children, Mila and Gabriel Location: Cape Town City Bowl, South Africa Size: 600 square meters (6,458 square feet) Years lived in: 5 years; Owned Karen and Gawie share their beautiful two-story home with their two teenage children. Nestled on the slopes of Table Mountain, this magnificent home has a lush garden and incredible views across Cape Town to the sea. Architect Wynand Wilsenach designed their house and Karen took care of the decorating.
Jan 7, 2016
10 Signs You’ve Mastered Grownup-Behavior in the Kitchen
(Image credit: Claire Bock) From The Kitchn → 10 Signs You’re a Grownup in the Kitchen
Jan 7, 2016
Emily & Erica’s Home With a “Warm Industrial Cottage Look”
Name: Emily & Erica Location: Armory District — Providence, Rhode Island Our home is a 1850s gothic revival (circa 1900) in the armory district on the west side of Providence, Rhode Island—an area we love with lots of historic architecture and great food options within walking distance. We live here with our two terrible-adorable dogs, Kevin & Sally.
Jan 6, 2016
Shauna & John’s Post Punk Eclectic English Home and Artist’s Studio
Name: John and Shauna Stanton and their daughter, Isla Location: Guildford — Surrey, UK Size: 1,064 square feet Years lived in: 17 years; Owned There’s something fascinating about the homes of artists—I love the way the style and character of their art is expressed in the way they decorate and inhabit their spaces. The home of Guildford-based artist Shauna Stanton and her family is every bit as colorful and quirky as her beautiful, vibrant paintings.
Jan 6, 2016
10 Organized and Efficient Tiny Kitchens
Every room improves with organization, but kitchens with limited space especially can benefit from the efficiency added by hooks, racks, and shelves. Here are 10 examples that make each inch count.
Jan 6, 2016
The Totally Free Clutter-Clearing, Worry-Busting Home Organizing Secret Weapon
Today’s assignment is the easiest one you’ll complete this month. It’s also the single most important step toward the continued success of your Cure and the future of your sure-to-be enviably calm, clean and under control home. You’re going to set up a simple but powerful tool that makes it far easier and less stressful to let go of things that you no longer need. It’s Not Too Late! Join The January Cure: It’s an Outbox.
Jan 6, 2016
Lindsey’s Colorful West Hollywood Residence
Name: Lindsey O’Donnell Location: West Hollywood — Los Angeles, California Size: 1,550 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years; Owned If one thing’s for sure, it’s that interior designer Lindsey O’Donnell is not afraid of color. From Blackberry Wine to Midnight Navy to Black, O’Donnell’s paint choices are pretty fearless. Inspired by the bold interiors of designer Mary McDonald, O’Donnell’s lavish lair is anything but modest.
Jan 6, 2016
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7 Reasons To Give Blue Apron A Try Today
(Image credit: Blue Apron) From The Kitchn → 7 Reasons To Give Blue Apron A Try Today
Jan 6, 2016
Kick Start Your Year With This Winter Friendly Green Smoothie
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From The Kitchn → A Resolution-Friendly Green Smoothie to Drink All Winter Long
Jan 6, 2016
Are You Ready for Open Kitchen Shelving?
As much as you might love the look of open shelving, how do you know if you’re ready to take the plunge? We’ve got four ways to tell if you’re suited to the style.
Jan 5, 2016
A Tiny 1920s Cottage Has It All in Only 450 Square Feet
Raya is inspired by natural materials, classic colors, found objects, and timeless modern design.
Jan 5, 2016
13 Items For Your January Grocery List
(Image credit: Faith Durand) From The Kitchn → 13 Things That Should Be on Your Grocery List in January
Jan 5, 2016
Get Rid of Christmas Clutter: 5 Things to Toss Right Now
Before you mindlessly pack up all of your holidays decorations, and store them out of sight for the year, take a moment to toss things that have no business sticking around. You’ll be happy next December when you don’t have to wade through three storage bins full of glitter and gold. Get rid of these five things, and maybe you can even get it down to one small box. Instead of holding onto lights that no longer light up, get rid of them.
Jan 4, 2016
Awesome Alternatives to Traditional Upper Kitchen Cabinets
Home trends have moved away from traditional closed cabinets that often feel bulky. This means more room for windows, and a lighter, more airy kitchen. From Apartment Therapy → Kickass Alternatives to Traditional Upper Kitchen Cabinets
Jan 4, 2016
6 Fresh Design Ideas for Your Dining Room
Jan 4, 2016
10 Things That May Surprise You About Your Kitchen
(Image credit: Ashley Poskin) From The Kitchn → 10 Things You Might Not Know About Your Kitchen
Jan 4, 2016
Susanna-Cole’s Keepsake Home
Name: Susanna-Cole Location: Baltimore, Maryland I was nineteen, in a dead-end job, daydreaming at a desk dusk to midnight – of seeing the world, instead of fluorescent strips of yellowed, artificial light tattooed under my eyelids, as I drifted to sleep.
Jan 2, 2016
David’s Compact, Collected & Comfy Mid-Century Apartment in Houston
Name: David Jameson (with Treasure Hance) Location: Downtown — Houston, Texas Size: 817 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented Working with 817 square feet of space can be a challenge, especially if you are a collector. David, however, manages to pull off the seemingly impossible by arranging years worth of procurements in an ingenious way, making every inch of his apartment interesting and beautiful.
Jan 2, 2016
How To Dye Textiles With Coffee & Tea
Keep things au naturale with this easy tutorial.
Jan 2, 2016
Jeanette & Mikul’s Airy, Sunny and Minimal One-Room East Bay Loft
Name: Jeanette Moncada and Mikul Eriksson Location: Emeryville, California Size: 1,500 square feet Years lived in: 4 Months; Rented Jeanette and Mikul have lived in their Emeryville open factory loft for a mere four months, but they sure have nailed down their own rhythm and routine. The two creatives run Sugar Sugar Studio, a rental space for video and still shoots, just off of the apartment’s kitchen area.
Jan 2, 2016
Robbie & Dan’s Rustic, Historic Brooklyn Rental (& Backyard!)
Name: Robbie and Dan Location: Brooklyn, NY Size: 635 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented Robbie and Dan have lived in their apartment for a little over two years. Since this is their first home together, they wanted to find a place that matched both of their lifestyles and tastes. After persevering through the rat-race of apartment hunting in New York, the couple finally landed this fantastic place in Brooklyn.
Jan 1, 2016
Good Try, Santa: 5 Tips for Returning Gifts
It’s almost impossible to get through a Christmas without receiving at least one present that you don’t love (or even totally hate). Unless you are a regifter, this triggers the yearly ritual of heading back to the stores after the holidays— stores that are just as crowded as before December 25th — and waiting in line to return or exchange your unwanted gift.
Jan 1, 2016
How a Handheld Vacuum Changed the Way I Think About Cleaning
It took me a long time to get here but I finally moved into the tiny apartment of my dreams, and I’ve been enjoying outfitting it with all the perfect things. But my favorite thing that I’ve bought for my home is not my beautiful new velvet sofa or my gorgeous antique Moroccan rug. It is a vacuum cleaner. It might be reaching a bit to say that a handheld vacuum cleaner has changed my life, but it has definitely changed the way I clean — and I’m not going back.
Jan 1, 2016
10 Habits to Help You Become a More Joyful Cook
(Image credit: Leela Cyd) From The Kitchn → 10 Habits of Happy Cooks
Jan 1, 2016