A First-Time Home Buyer On: Deciding to Buy a House in Your Twenties
Anastassia Nelson recently purchased a 925 square foot 1920s bungalow in Tacoma, Washington, and spent a year renovating the house into a stylish cottage full of vintage finds. And Ana was only 25 when she became a homeowner. Are you impressed? I’m 33 (not a homeowner) and very impressed. Ana was kind of enough to answer some questions about how she bought a home while still in her twenties, from how to know when she was ready to how long it took to save up for a down payment.
Jan 16, 2017
A Colorful and Thrifted London Victorian
Name: Ruth Location: London, United Kingdom We absolutely love our new family home, having always lived in apartments it’s so lovely to have our own front door, garden and space to fill out. Our style is pretty colorful and eclectic, maybe bohemian modern. I love finding the right vintage items that have meaning to me and mixing them with more modern design in the home.
Jan 16, 2017
Meet Your New Favorite Kitchen Organizers
(Image credit: Amazon) From Kitchn → These Are the Most Stylish Kitchen Organizers We’ve Ever Seen
Jan 16, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: 5 Great Finds
Well into the thick of January, it’s time to reward yourself for working on resolutions past the first week of the month. Treat yourself by shopping Apartment Therapy Marketplace, including the interesting, funky fresh finds newly listed finds below. Go ahead, you deserve it. At first glance the tapered lines and creamy Naugahyde upholstery gives this Danish Teak Rocker a contemporary appearance.
Jan 16, 2017
Bookcases in Bold, Surprising Colors
We love bookcases. We love color. Put them together and you have something even dreamier than the sum of its parts, worth looking at and lingering on for a long, long time. If you’re thinking about painting your bookshelves, you’ll find plenty to be inspired by in this collection of shelving in every color of the rainbow. Above: A set of gorgeous emerald green bookcases spotted on One Kings Lane.
Jan 16, 2017
A Trick to Stay on Task: Invite a Friend (or Ten) In
One of the most motivating things you can do, both for your cleaning and organizing efforts AND for your attitude and outlook, is to have people over now and then. Now don’t get all shy on me – you don’t have to turn into a Martha-level “Entertainer” (note the capital E) – this is simply about recognizing that you are someone who truly cares about their home.
Jan 16, 2017
A Brief History of Trash
Jan 16, 2017
Before & After: Perfecting a Pine Bathroom
Suyin’s bathroom was very, very ’70s. While the pampas/avocado fixtures, combined with the pine wood, gave the space a dated look, Suyin’s design acumen (plus some sanding and oiling) helped the pine jump into present day to help create a warm and modern space. From Suyin: When we bought our fixer-upper house in South West London, we knew that the bathroom would need to be the first room we tackled.
Jan 16, 2017
5 Tips for Keeping Your Fridge Tidy
(Image credit: Gina Eykemans) From Kitchn → 5 Ways to Keep Your Fridge Clean & Organized
Jan 16, 2017
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Rug + Sofa Smarts for Any Space
Whether you’re working with a huge living room or the nook of a studio, choosing the right way to situate your rug and your furniture can be tricky: too close and everything looks cramped; too spread out and the whole rhythm of the room is off. There are several strategies you can use to create a happy relationship between rug and sofa. Find the one that makes the most sense for your space and collection for a comfortable rug-to-sofa ratio.
Jan 16, 2017