Before & After: An Entrancing New Entryway
Ahh the joys of homeownership. You can paint whatever you want, whenever you want. You don’t have to negotiate around any unexpected rent hikes. But, in exchange, you have to deal with your rotting floors. Jolie had to bid farewell to her hardwood floors and decided to use it as an opportunity to give the entryway a visual boost. From Jolie: This is the main entrance into our home. The space is about 4×6 feet and previously had hardwood floors.
Jun 27, 2017
When Two Trends Collide: 9 Beautiful Pink Velvet Sofas
Whether you see it as a throwback to the ’80s or a reflection of changing attitudes about femininity, there’s a particular shade of light, slightly-muted pink whose ubiquitousness is as complete as it was sudden. Call it millennial pink, or dusty pink, or rose quartz—it’s everywhere, and it’s the color that every eye seems drawn to. So we’ve created this roundup of sofas where pink, the color of the moment, meets velvet, the fabric of the moment.
Jun 27, 2017
ThredUP Wants to Be the Amazon of Thrift, Announces Its First Brick and Mortar Store Today
The shift in thrift took a massive leap today as sleek online secondhand brand thredUP unveiled details about its first brick-and-mortar store, slated to open on July 20th in a Texas outlet mall. They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and apparently that goes for the density of tech-enabled thrifters, too.
Jun 27, 2017
6 Ways to Beat the Heat in Your Kitchen This Summer
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Jun 27, 2017
Do You Share This Totally Ridiculous Cleaning Habit?
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Jun 27, 2017
Daily Marketplace Deals: Outdoor Entertaining Essentials
We spend our days scouring the Marketplace for gems you can’t find anywhere else. Buy and sell with over 200,000 neighbors that love quality home furnishings and good design. No one likes sudden panic of realizing you’re less than prepared to entertain. Didn’t it seem like that event was just weeks away?!
Jun 27, 2017
Before & After: An Old Kitchen Gets a Bright Update
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Jun 27, 2017
What We’re Loving From West Elm’s End Of Season Sale
Hey, West Elm fans: we’ve got great news. The retailer is currently having their end of season sale, and the deepest discounts are up to 70% off. It’s only going on through tomorrow, but don’t worry—we rounded up some of our favorite finds to save you some time. Check out our picks below. FYI, the end of season sale is happening in stores and online, though not every West Elm store stocks every item, and some pieces are strictly available online only.
Jun 26, 2017
Design Delivered: 9 Stylish Decor Sources Available on Amazon
Earlier this month, we reported that next year, you’ll likely be able to purchase all your IKEA needs without leaving the comforts of your Amazon home page. But until then, don’t forget that there are plenty of other great home decor and organizing brands to shop on the online mega marketplace.
Jun 26, 2017
Before & After: A Vintage Dresser is Transformed by an Image Transfer
We’ve seen plenty of knock out paint upgrades on the site, but Diane’s dresser makeover adds an extra special element. Paint, glaze, wax and one stunning transfer lead to one heck of a statement piece. From Diane: This was a stunning piece of furniture ‘before’. Beautiful lines, solid construction. One of those ‘hard-to-come-by’ pieces. And, honestly, I could have loved it as-is. I wanted to give this piece a makeover because lacked something.
Jun 26, 2017
Smart Apartment Hunting: Know the Perks that Drive Rent Up the Most
No matter where you live, everyone dreams of scoring an affordable apartment with awesome amenities. Whether it’s a proper doorman or a shared laundry room, for many of us, the communal comforts offered in an apartment building is what makes or breaks the decision on whether or not we’ll live there. But how much are we really paying for these perks?
Jun 26, 2017
What Most People Don’t Know About Renter’s Insurance
There’s a lot about the roommate experience that can be tricky. Like chores, chores and, uh… chores. But even after you’ve mastered homekeeping, there are still some things about sharing a home that may come as a surprise. For example, your roommate’s renter’s insurance policy might not cover your stuff.
Jun 26, 2017
This Boston “Studio” Is A Glorified Dorm Room for $1295
In this week’s episode of “So You Think Your Place is Small?” we bring you this “renovated” studio in Boston’s tony exurb of Brookline, wedged just between all of the urban universities and the suburban ones in the city of 1,000 colleges.
Jun 26, 2017
9 Doable Ways to Use Less Water Every Day
Jun 26, 2017
The Best Way to Keep Pests and Insects Out of the Kitchen
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Jun 26, 2017
Furniture Placement Ideas for an Awkward Living Room Layout
If you’ve ever lived in an apartment, particularly a small apartment, this situation probably sounds familiar: you’ve signed a lease, you’re so excited about your new place, and then you realize—you have no idea where to put the furniture. And that’s where we come in. In this new column, we’re tackling the weirdest and most perplexing space planning solutions. Did the Room Layout Doctor do a good job of fitting everything in? You be the judge.
Jun 26, 2017
Take 10: Beautiful Bathroom Sink Consoles Made from Vintage Dressers
Vintage dressers are a bathroom renovator’s best friend, as they can lend a healthy dose of character to the old W.C. for a fraction of the price of most (boring) made-to-order vanities. What’s more is, if you know how to drill a hole into wood, you’re half way to repurposing your own vintage dresser into a vanity/ sink console.
Jun 26, 2017
Before & After Blowout: The Big Bathroom Makeover Gallery
We will never, ever, ever get enough of bathroom remodels. And if you’re in the mood for just a quick hit of some serious makeover magic, scroll through the gallery to see some of our fave tile transformations, bath boosts and sink sensations. Revisit some old favorites and a few new ones, and who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to tackle your own bathroom project!
Jun 26, 2017
Daily Marketplace Deals: Under $100 Furniture and Decor Finds
We spend our days scouring the Marketplace for gems you can’t find anywhere else. Buy and sell with over 200,000 neighbors that love quality home furnishings and good design. As much fun as it is to scroll through aspirational photos of homes and pricy decor, a realistic style upgrade often occurs slowly (and with a set budget).
Jun 26, 2017
I Had a Dry Wedding – And Here’s Why
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Jun 26, 2017
I Had a Dry Wedding – And Here’s Why
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Jun 26, 2017
A 5-Minute Apartment Search Lands the Perfect Spot For This Plant Enthusiast
Name: Jamie Location: Cincinnati, Ohio The basics: 6 years, rented | 1,800 square feet Jamie’s enviable apartment search, which took about five minutes, led her to this charming Cincinnati apartment. Exposed brick and rich colors set off her collection of thrifted finds and her gaggle of plant children. Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My apartment is my best Craigslist find to date.
Jun 25, 2017
If You Love Tile Indoors, Wait Until You See It Outdoors
Boldly patterned tile is starting to pop up in all sorts of unexpected places - including outdoors.
Jun 25, 2017
Before & After: What it Lacked in Drawers, it Made Up for in Rodents
Stacy and her husband found themselves with a very trying kitchen on their hands. After two years of living with not enough storage, poor ventilation and dreaded pests they decided to take the plunge and create a kitchen that was clean, functional and easy on the eyes. From Stacy: Our kitchen had a hard life. We bought our home back in 2011, a recent flip after the previous owners had foreclosed.
Jun 25, 2017
“Colorful, Bright, Happy and Child-Proof” in Berlin
Name: Ingeborg, Anton and their two daughters Location: Pankow — Berlin, Germany The basics: 5 1/2 years, rented 68 square meters (732 square feet) Ingeborg and her family have added color and character to their starkly white apartment. With little adjustments for every major life change, the apartment has been made to fit the family as it grows. Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: Anton and I didn’t feel at home right from the start.
Jun 24, 2017
Before & After: Wallpaper Transforms a Tired Table
Claire from Pillar Box Blue generously made over her friend’s worn table in a single afternoon. Adding bright color and vivid patterns to a wood table not only upgraded the piece, it changed the vibe of the entire space. From Claire: My friend Wendy’s dining room table was in a sorry state. It was a well-used table that had become full of scrapes, scratches and even a dirty big iron burn. The table was in her main living/dining room and a bit of an eyesore.
Jun 24, 2017
Before & After: A Bland, Blank Space Gets Texture & Character
Hope Veloclette was tasked with creating a custom space for a discerning client while keeping to a budget. She wanted to create a space full of curated items full of history, and set about sourcing those items locally. The result is a space that feels both contemporary and authentic simultaneously.
Jun 23, 2017
Own a Piece of Camelot: Jackie O’s Childhood Home is Now For Sale
Paging America’s one percent: If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of Camelot, now is your chance. Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ childhood home is currently selling for a cool $49.5 million. Merrywood, a 23,000-square-foot Georgian-style estate sitting on the Potomac River in McLean, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, D.C.
Jun 23, 2017
5 Vacation Homes on the East Coast That Cost Less Than You Think
Thinking about investing in a vacation home, but don’t want to totally break the bank? There are plenty of homes up and down the East Coast—close to beaches and local attractions—that would make a great second home to escape to that may be within your means. And here’s the thing: Your “second” home doesn’t have to be the second home you own. Forever renters might like to make an affordable getaway like these their very first home purchase.
Jun 23, 2017
People Are Obsessed With These (Bargain!) Velvet Dining Chairs
Whether you have a separate dining room or not, finding the perfect chairs to enjoy a meal on is not an easy feat for the budget minded design lover. When you’re on the hunt to find two to eight (or more!) comfortable and attractive seats, that quickly adds up. That’s why we were excited when we came across this chic bargain that’s almost too good to be true.
Jun 23, 2017
The Home of Tomorrow: Is This the Future of Furniture?
Compared to some, there’s no denying that the furniture industry seems to be one of the most stagnant. While styles have subtly shifted over time in tune with the gentle ebb and flow of fashion, in many ways our furniture hasn’t changed much at all for centuries.
Jun 23, 2017
Before and After: An ’80s Bathroom Gets a Classic Update
Tasha’s twins were using a dark and outdated bathroom, complete with carpet (why was that ever considered a good idea?) and some very ’80s materials. Calling in the professionals for the major plumbing and drywall work, but doing the rest herself, Tasha created a space that can grow with her girls and remain visually appealing for years to come. From Tasha: Our second full bathroom, which is mostly used by our twin girls, was horribly outdated — circa 1980.
Jun 23, 2017
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Weekend Upgrade: Jenna’s Practical-to-Personal Bathroom Style
Jenna is a mother to two kids — soon to be three — and two dogs. Her kids’ bathroom doubles as the guest bath, which means it has to work extra hard, but it’s also got to look good. Jenna describes her style as “on the modern side, but accessible. I don’t want to have rooms my kids aren’t allowed in and stuff they can’t touch.
Jun 23, 2017
Outrageously Gorgeous Wallpapered Rooms On Instagram This Week
I have a nightly routine of sitting on the sofa after dinner (before I carry on with tidying up, reading, or whatnot) and catching up on my Instagram feed from the day. Likely I’m not alone here, nor am I alone, surely, when it comes to oohing and ahhing over gorgeous interiors, bookmarking as I go, but then quickly forgetting what I saved.
Jun 23, 2017
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Before & After: A Beautiful Bathroom Makeover in Just 1 Weekend
It’s easy to overlook the bathroom. Renovations are expensive, and most of us will put up with a less-than-ideal space until we have the money for a makeover. Still, the lack of a renovation budget didn’t stop Jenna. With a full-time job, two dogs, two kids, and another on the way, she’s got more than enough to handle, but she and her husband knew they wanted a better bathroom before the baby arrived. Rather than remodel, Jenna decided to work with what she had.
Jun 23, 2017
5 Things to Know About Cleaning with Bleach in the Kitchen
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Jun 23, 2017
Daily Marketplace Deals: Raw, Industrial Vintage Style
We spend our days scouring the Marketplace for gems you can’t find anywhere else. Buy and sell with over 200,000 neighbors that love quality home furnishings and good design. While some vintage collectors may stumble across a random assortment of goodies, you’ve got to appreciate someone who can consistently stick to a solid theme.
Jun 23, 2017
Stylish and Clever Recycling Solutions That’ll Up Your Cleaning Game
Trash cans and recycling bins can take up a lot of space, especially if you have to sort your recyclables into different containers. All those bins definitely add up. Whether you’ve been recycling and you’re just tired of your old system or you want to start so you can be more mindful, there are plenty of solutions that will allow you to recycle without taking up too much space in your home, or at least that won’t detract from your decor.
Jun 23, 2017
An Evolving Home for a Family of Five in Indiana
Name: Susan Yeley, her husband, 3 kids and 1 dog Location: Bloomington, Indiana The basics: 12 years, owned |3,000 square feet Susan, an interior designer, has slowly and lovingly renovated her home to meet the needs of her family of five. Taking their time with updates and expansions has helped the house truly make the lives of its inhabitants happier and healthier. Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: In 2005, I was 37 weeks pregnant with our first child.
Jun 22, 2017
6 Ways to Beat the Heat in Your Kitchen This Summer
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Jun 22, 2017
Urban Outfitters Has a Big Home Sale Going On Right Now
If you’ve had your eye on something at Urban Outfitters recently, today’s the day to add to cart. The retailer is having a huge home sale, with all furniture, lighting, and more on sale for an additional 15% off. Check out more details (and our picks for best deals) below. While we’re still waiting for there to be a dedicated Urban Outfitters home store, we’ll have to get our decor on through the website.
Jun 22, 2017
Before & After: A Dated Bathroom Gets a Modern Renovation (& More Storage)
Jill and Aaron hunted for six months for their dream home in Brooklyn — during which time they realized their dream home was probably a bit out of reach. After being outbid on two different apartments, they finally landed a contract on a promising one-bedroom that was in need of just a little work. One problem spot? The apartment’s bathroom, which dated back to 1960 and had fifty years of wear to show for it. Another issue?
Jun 22, 2017
This Minimalist Japanese Home-Organization Brand Is Now Available on Amazon
From Apartment Therapy → Yamazaki: The Stylish Japanese Home Organization Brand (Available on Amazon!
Jun 22, 2017