30 Plants, One Cat and One Super Cool Person Share a Toronto Apartment
Name: Terra Location: St Clair West, Toronto, Ontario The basics: 8 months, rented | 700 square feet Terra’s apartment is one part plant conservatory, one part friendship coven and one part personal sanctuary. After apartment hopping around Toronto, Terra settled into her new space. Taking root physically and metaphorically, she has filled her apartment with plenty of plants and tons of good vibes.
Jun 6, 2017
Why a Fire Pit Party Is Even Better than the Crappy Dinner Party
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Jun 6, 2017
Shine On with Decorative Brass Accents
If your home is anything like mine, it’s a mix of secondhand, lower-cost furniture with a few slightly more expensive pieces. It’s been a slow transition to upgrade from futons and flat-pack furniture as my budget allows it. I’ve learned that decor accessories with metallic finishes can really make a room look and feel more upscale. Brass particularly has a worldly quality to it that gives your belongings a polished appearance.
Jun 6, 2017
Beautifully Restored 3000-Square-Foot 18th-Century Colonial in Providence
Crushes are great, but for anyone who appreciates historic homes, this one may be love. Located on historic Benefit Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, this gorgeously restored Colonial Zachariah Allen House dates back to 1772 and retains many original details while benefitting from loving restoration and updates. I mean, centuries old and as beautiful as ever? Be still my historic home loving heart…take a peek!
Jun 6, 2017
The Decluttered Life: Having Less Stuff Gives You More Time
In an effort to streamline their lives, many people seem to be turning a reactionary ship from a habit of consumption to a fascination with minimalism. But the fact that minimalism even exists as a movement bespeaks of our luxury to choose to own less. Not that the ramifications of such a choice aren’t beneficial. Far from it.
Jun 6, 2017
Study Says This Paint Color Increases a Home’s Selling Price
The color of our walls can have a more profound impact on us than we’d like to admit, covertly affecting our mood, concentration, and performance. It turns out, those colors can have a pretty big impact on our home’s selling price, too. Red walls, for example, can make us more alert and better at memorizing or detail-oriented tasks, according to a 2009 study at the University of British Columbia.
Jun 6, 2017
Before & After: From a Blank Slate to a Grown Up Guest Room
Sarah’s guest room was pretty drab. The once white paint was just begging for an upgrade and Sarah happily obliged. The new and improved version of the room is crisp, cozy and welcoming. From Sarah: This place was a total dump. It was rented for 20+ years prior to purchase and neglected. You can totally tell this room (and the entire home) had seen better days. I’m happy to report, we’ve restored this space to its former glory… and then some. Such a difference!
Jun 6, 2017
One Thing You Need to Know If You’re Considering a Pallet Garden
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Jun 6, 2017
Before & After: A Drab & Dark Kitchen Turned Mint Green Dream
Diana Marsh spent 11 years living in Brooklyn before returning to her home state of Michigan. After purchasing this Ann Arbor house, she set to renovating it. It had “good bones” but was a bit on the small side and a lot on the dark side. As the owner of a brick and mortar store called Thistle and Bess, Diana’s has a keen eye for crafting creative spaces. Her year-long remodel of this house was no different!
Jun 6, 2017
The Wannabe Minimalist’s Guide to a Decluttered Bedroom
Nothing kills a peaceful, restful mood like a clutter-y mess. Too often the bedroom is the first dumping ground and the last place we set in order because it’s the room that’s least frequented by others. But it’s time to take our bedrooms back, to turn them into the sanctuaries they should be and keep them that way.
Jun 6, 2017