In Praise of Drunk Cleaning
I have always hated to iron. So imagine my surprise when a co-worker told me that the most relaxing part of his day was coming home, drinking a beer or two, and doing a little ironing. As someone who deeply detests ironing, I would never have dreamed of anyone finding it relaxing. As the daughter of two strict teetotalers, I would never have dreamed of mixing drinking and household chores. This was my first introduction to the wonderful world of drunk cleaning.
Jun 14, 2017
A Designer and Her Dogs Show Off Their Digs in Austin
Name: Jennifer Location: East Austin — Austin, Texas The basics: 1 year, rented | 1,500 square feet Jennifer and her dogs have put down roots in this lovely Austin home. Jennifer is a designer by trade, and her ability to mix high and low, make bold choices work and balance a space is truly on display here. Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I live in a great neighborhood on Austin’s eastside.
Jun 14, 2017
You’ve Earned It: 10 Real Life Merit Badges for When Life Gets Busy
Some days I’m a boss lady beast, working from sunrise to sunrise getting shit done with perfect posture while I eat three square meals. Other days, I’m amazed if I can even get out of bed and remember to wash off my makeup at the end of the day. All that is to say: Sometimes life gets away from you. Accomplishment keeps you going on those days when you have it together.
Jun 14, 2017
This House Is For Sale: Look Inside Bon Jovi’s $17 Million NYC Duplex
Who says you can’t go home? Jon Bon Jovi certainly has had a few of them in New York City in recent years. And he is currently on the move again, proving he’s not one to never say goodbye. The West Village duplex is on the market for $17.25 million. Located in the celeb favorite 150 Charles Street, Bon Jovi purchased the place in 2015 for $12.88 million, after selling his penthouse loft in Soho for $34 million, according to 6sqft.
Jun 14, 2017
The Worst Way to Organize Your Spices (& How to Fix It)
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Jun 14, 2017
A 1,500-Square-Foot Houston Home with Timeless Updates
Relaxing on a porch swing, sipping sweet tea under a large shade tree… Sounds completely dreamy to me, which is why I absolutely adore this charming single family home in historic Houston Heights. It’s spacious while still feeling cozy, with a balanced mix of vintage charm and modern updates and serene outdoor space for days. This is a quintessentially storybook family home, complete with porch swing, shade tree, breakfast nook and huge backyard.
Jun 14, 2017
Rent is Still Too Damn High, And People Are Working Too Damn Hard
The stats are in, and they confirm what we already knew: the rent is still too damn high, and people are working too damn hard to (ahem) “live the dream” — or just make ends meet. According to new research, there’s not a single state, county, or metro area in which a simple two-bedroom rental is affordable to a person working 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, at the local statutory minimum wage.
Jun 14, 2017
It’s Time to Introduce Your Plants to Their Vintage Soulmate
I will never claim to have a green thumb. My local plant shop knows better than to try and sell me anything less than the most resilient greenery, and more than once I’ve tried to make dry leaves look gloomily intentional. Despite my lack of gardening skills, I love to dig through plant-packed homes on Instagram and drool over the inventive ways people have thought to display their collection.
Jun 14, 2017
Instant Architecture: The Best Ceiling Medallions to Dress Up Your Space
There’s no denying that appeal that architectural moldings can add to a space. And one of the easiest ways to get the look — with hardly any work at all — is with a ceiling medallion. Modern ceiling medallions, made of plastic or resin, are quite lightweight and can be attached with just adhesive (and maybe a few screws). If you’re looking to transform the look of your home, look no further than this list of 15 stylish options.
Jun 14, 2017
See 12 Stylish Goods for Sale From Your Neighbors
It’s hump day but don’t distress. If your week is feeling a little long, take part in some retail therapy. These fresh Marketplace listings are priced to move. Take a look, make an offer and don’t forget to list your own. The Marketplace is open to all, selling quality home goods and furnishings.
Jun 14, 2017
3 Things Keeping You from an Ultra-Clean Bathroom
An immaculate bathroom is hard to find. Considering how much time you spend in your bathroom everyday, keeping it clean and fresh can have a real impact on how you feel. Unfortunately, even after you spend hours cleaning, bathrooms have a tendency to get grimy fast.
Jun 14, 2017
Hurry! Southwest’s Birthday Sale Has Flights Starting at $39
If you’re starting to think about fall travel, you’re in luck. Southwest Airlines is celebrating its 46th birthday, and you get the gift. But the sale ends soon, so snag your flights now. The sale is for destinations across the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and one way fares start at just $39. The prices are good on trips between August 22 and December 16, and yes, there are blackout dates that apply (sorry, Thanksgiving travelers).
Jun 14, 2017
Before & After: A Flat is “Dated, Dark and Unloved” No More!
As a first time home buyer, Adam had his work cut out for him with his investment property. But with some serious willpower and skill, he created a lively and efficacious space that bears little resemblance to its former self. From Adam: Before we renovated the flat was very dated, dark and unloved. The existing layout was very impractical with the hallway/circulation space taking up a large amount of space. The flat consisted of a single bedroom, kitchen, living room, cupboard and bathroom.
Jun 14, 2017
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How to Choose the Right Rug: Color, Style, and Staying Power
Knowing where to start when you’re choosing a rug can be tricky. In the end, it will come down to personal taste, but when you’re just trying to jump in, there are a few standard starting points that will help you. Since it can be overwhelming to sort through all the options on the market, our friends at Macy’s have culled from their collections a few recommendations that demonstrate how each one works.
Jun 14, 2017
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Arm Knitting
Oversized knit blankets crafted from chunky yarn and PVC-pipe needles have been floating around Pinterest for a few years now. And while the finished projects looked amazing, I couldn’t bring myself to buy supplies that would take up any more space in my apartment. But now that needle-free arm knitting has hit the DIY scene, I’m 100% on board with giant knit everything.
Jun 14, 2017
The Lessons I Learned from My 10-Square-Foot Kitchen
(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez) From Kitchn → 5 Lessons I Learned from My 10-Square-Foot Kitchen null
Jun 14, 2017
A Unique Statement Wall Idea That’s Clever, Cheap & Chic
Everything about Aysu Sener‘s Dutch home is lovely. The color palette is warm and welcoming. A mix of textures adds an atmosphere of coziness. And of course, there’s Aysu’s beautiful macramé work. Upon closer reflection, though, the genius of Aysu’s interior design skills reveals itself. Her organic modern living room holds a secret: The statement wall behind the couch is show-stopping, unique and deceptively simple to recreate.
Jun 14, 2017