Ladies & Gentleman, Anthropologie is Having a Huge Sale
Oh the majesty that is Anthropologie. The second you walk through the doors of that magical retail land, it is like the intoxicating scent of the 27 candles they have burning at any given moment puts you under a spell. It makes you think “sure, I should totally spend $98.50 on this artisanal mug, because it was made by a real person…with their hands. I’m supporting the arts!” Oh…that’s just me? Well, either way, guess what?
Jun 22, 2017
Smart Renovations Transform This Small Brooklyn Apartment into a Functional (and Beautiful) Home
Designer Linda Cava's 525-square-foot Brooklyn apartment is sleek, simple and has just the right amount of Savannah-inspired Southern quirkiness.
Jun 22, 2017
Before & After: A Flea Market Find Loses Some Paint & Finds Some Character
John spotted this coffee table at a flea market, and knew that even though it had seen better days, it was still a solid piece of furniture. Without a particular plan in mind, he decided to sand down the top and was handsomely rewarded for his curiousity! From John: I purchased this coffee table at a flea market about a year ago for $100. It came in this rustic, dry-brushed grey color. The hardware was outdated and dull. But the piece itself was solid and the drawers were pristine.
Jun 22, 2017
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Weekend Upgrade: Jenna’s Blah-to-Spa Shower Upgrade
With a full-time job, two kids, two huge dogs and a baby on the way, it’s an understatement to say that Jenna’s got a lot going on. She and her husband have renovated their home a little at a time. Their combination guest/kids’ bathroom isn’t bad, but it’s “tired,” to use Jenna’s words. As they prep for one more family member, the gray shower could use a colorful update, and a little tidying.
Jun 22, 2017
This Is Your Best Defense Against Fruit Flies
(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell) From Kitchn → This Is the Best Defense Against Fruit Flies null
Jun 22, 2017
6 Badass Creatives On How to Get Past Being Told “No”
“Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,” croons Lee Ann Womack in 2000’s pop-country tune “I Hope You Dance.” But sometimes you can’t wait for a door (or window) to open. Sometimes you just have to open your own damn door. All people in creative fields get their ideas rejected at one point. (Yes, even Don Draper.
Jun 22, 2017
Daily Marketplace Deals: West Elm Lighting, Anthropologie and Pottery Barn Decor
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. Lighting isn’t just lighting. It sets the mood for good or bad. And when it’s done right, lighting can take your breath away when you walk into the room. The Rosie Li brass wall sconce from West Elm (featured above) isn’t traditional in nature but it sure is beautiful.
Jun 22, 2017
Small On Space, Big On Style: 4 Lessons from a 450-Square-Foot Greenwich Village Apartment
Jennie Cohen’s Personally, I’m less of a neutral girl and more of a play your bold card type. But what’s most intriguing about this space is that it really marries neutrality with personalized style statements. The icy (almost white) blue—Benjamin Moore’s Lily White—that cloaks the walls acts as a supportive backdrop for those pure whites that pop off its hushed hue.
Jun 21, 2017
Killer Color Palettes To Try if You Love Blue
Want to know what colors work best with blue? Here are five unexpected (& killer!) palettes to try.
Jun 21, 2017
Homebuyer Beware: Misleading Real Estate Photography Tricks
An online listing for a house is a lot like an online dating profile. You wouldn’t ever lie — better to set honest expectations — but you sure as hell are going to make your situation look as good as possible. That means flattering angles, ruthless editing and, yep, maybe a little Photoshop. If you’re browsing home listings to find your dream home, here are a few things to be wary of when it comes to real estate photography.
Jun 21, 2017
Get Ready: Everything That’s Coming to Netflix in July
If you’ve already caught up on the new season of Orange is the New Black, good news: Netflix has released its master list of what will be coming to the streaming service next month. Check it out below so you can properly plan your binge budget. No matter how many times you saw it in theaters (only three for me), you’ll be glad to know you can now watch Jack and Rose fall in love all over again whenever you want. Because we’ll never let go. Ever.
Jun 21, 2017
A Chic French Apartment With a Vintage Vibe
Name: Clemence, her partner and their cat Location: Saint Mandé, France The basics: 3 years, rented | 45 square meters (485 square feet) Clemence’s apartment mixes clean lines with leafy plants, black and white with pops of yellow. She also makes the most of the space, dividing it into areas designated for work and play. Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My boyfriend, my cat and I have lived in this apartment since 2014.
Jun 21, 2017
How to Store Necklaces & Other Jewelry: 14 Creative Ideas
These creative ideas—some to buy, some to DIY—will look great stored away or on display for all your favorite pieces.
Jun 21, 2017
This Is the Worst Way to Clean Before Anyone Comes Over
(Image credit: Marisa Vitale) From Kitchn → This Is the Worst Way to Clean Before Company Comes Over null
Jun 21, 2017
These Low-Light Houseplants Can Survive (and Thrive!) in Really Dark Rooms
From Apartment Therapy → Hero Houseplants That Survive (& Even Thrive!
Jun 21, 2017
Amazon’s New Service Lets You Try On Clothes Before You Buy Them
Have you ever shopped for clothes on Amazon? The retail giant wants to make it even easier with their new Prime Wardrobe, a service that lets you order apparel and try it on at home before you lay down that credit card. Prime Wardrobe includes men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothing, shoes, and accessories from both popular department store brands and Amazon’s in house fashion labels.
Jun 21, 2017
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Weekend Upgrade: Jenna’s Organized & Energized Bathroom Cabinets
Most people have too many products in the bathroom, but Jenna has a good excuse. Actually…two good excuses, with a third on the way. When you’re a parent, at some point your bathroom will be overtaken by baby shampoo, tub toys, and washcloths, combs, barrettes, and cutesy toothbrushes, lotions and ointments and Band-Aids in every color. The list goes on. As Jenna and her husband prep for the arrival of their third child, they need to find ways to maximize the space in their bathroom.
Jun 21, 2017
Before & After: Putting Some Pretty on a Porch
Kayla and Kyle’s porch felt like a missed opportunity. Dark, outdated and very much not their style, they weren’t spending a ton of time out there. Kayla finally had enough and set out to punch up the porch, turning it into a perfect spot for relaxing or hosting. From Kayla: My husband, Kyle, and I moved into his childhood home almost three years ago when his parents moved to the country.
Jun 21, 2017
How Long Should You Really Use Your Kitchen Sponge?
(Image credit: KPG Payless2) shutterstock From Kitchn → How Long Should You Use Your Kitchen Sponge? null
Jun 21, 2017
A High-Contrast Color Combo Trend for the Bedroom
There’s a color combination I’ve been seeing pop up in bedroom after bedroom recently. From transitional to eclectic to bohemian style, it seems to be the kind of combo that works with any decor look. And considering one half of the pair is very popular (like, the most popular), it’s not surprising that the trend is starting to swing in this direction.
Jun 21, 2017
Daily Marketplace Deals: Build Your Home With Essentials $300 and Under
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 as we might like to get little tchotchkes and accessories for our space (guilty as charged), every home needs to start from square one: basics like a solid coffee table, organized entryway and a plush rug create the essential foundation that let you move on to even more personalized touches.
Jun 21, 2017
10 Affordable “Undercover” Favorites at IKEA Right Now
It’s no secret IKEA is an amazing resource for thrifty furnishings and home decor. The robust super store has everything you could need to set up your home, though many items are incredibly recognizable. Sometimes, you just want something that looks nice, but doesn’t scream “I got this at IKEA!!!” Hold on to your hacked-FRAKTA hats, and discover our favorite 10 undercover home decor items to pick up right now at the Swedish retailer.
Jun 20, 2017
Think NYC Real Estate is Scary? This City Might Be Worse
Lately, social media is abuzz with Toronto’s insane real estate offerings: undesirable homes (in serious need of renovation and lacking ordinary amenities) selling at unbelievably high prices. Properties lacking everything from parking spaces to proper bathrooms have been selling at double and triple the asking price—with no signs of the area’s inflated costs slowing down anytime soon.
Jun 20, 2017
How Long Should You Really Use Your Kitchen Sponge?
(Image credit: KPG Payless2) shutterstock From Kitchn → How Long Should You Use Your Kitchen Sponge?
Jun 20, 2017
Before & After: A Bathroom Suffering from “Green Fever” Gets a Makeover
That sure is some green, isn’t it? Anna, of Interiors by Popov, wanted to bring her client’s very verdant powder room into modern times with a sleek and sophisticated upgrade. She upgraded the room from top to bottom, without a hint of green. From Anna: The powder room we were called to tackle had a severe case of “green fever”. Emerald green floor, neon green walls and an outdated oak framed vanity were the original finishes from 1984.
Jun 20, 2017
A Sunny 1,200-Square-Foot 2-Bedroom in a Former Brooklyn Church
If you have a love for older homes, but a desire for modern amenities this apartment could be the perfect compromise. This former church and school in a landmarked district of Brooklyn was converted to condos in 2005. Arrive home to a beautiful, historic brick exterior and then enjoy all the modern comforts of home.
Jun 20, 2017
Your Total Beginner’s Guide to Successful Indoor Gardening
(Image credit: Shannon Douglas) From Kitchn → The Total Beginner’s Guide to Successful Indoor Gardening null
Jun 20, 2017
8 DIY Ways to Upgrade Ceiling Lights
There's even one trick that gives you a whole new look for free.
Jun 20, 2017
A Tiny Home Community That Makes Buying Affordable Even at Minimum Wage
In Detroit, one woman is on a mission to use tiny homes as a gateway for upward mobility and wealth. For minimum wage workers and other Americans struggling to get by or living paycheck to paycheck, she created a rent-to-own program with rents as low as $250 a month.
Jun 20, 2017
Before & After: Energizing an Entryway on a Budget
Kim’s entryway was a bit of a hodge-podge and wasn’t as welcoming as she would have liked. She set out to improve the style and flow of the space, in just 6 weeks and with a budget of $250. See how she did! From Kim: Our foyer was dark and dingy, with worn paint and carpet. The furniture was a mishmash of styles and did not reflect our true style. The style did not compliment or flow into the four adjoining rooms, nor did it have a cohesive design.
Jun 20, 2017
Daily Marketplace Deals: Herman Miller and More Mid-Century Favorites
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. Who can resist one-stop shopping? Los Angeles-based seller Nate Dusaban has a corner stocked with home essentials and some of our favorite mid-century modern designers, just for a much better price than we’re used to seeing.
Jun 20, 2017
Before & After: Miles of Style in a First “Grown Up” Apartment
After Josie helped her client, Lisa, move into her Prospect Heights apartment she tackled the task of figuring out a look and layout for the space that would meet the needs and wants of her client. The space needed to be multi-functional, work with the somewhat unconventional window alcove and inject some style into the space.
Jun 19, 2017
There’s An Entire Scottish Village For Sale
If you’ve ever dreamed of leaving your day job behind and getting into the vacation rental (or holiday let, as the Brits say) business, you might just want to take a look at this listing for an entire Scottish village on the Isle of Skye. The sale is for “Mary’s Cottages,” four thatched stone structures in Elgol, a secluded fishing village on the picturesque Isle of Skye.
Jun 19, 2017
30+ Shortcuts & Strategies to Get Your Home Cleaner Faster
Raise your hand if you wish you could clean your home faster, but you just don’t know how to make it work. (I’m raising my hand along with you, if you couldn’t tell). The good news: Housecleaning pros, former messy people and the like all weighed in on Reddit with their best speedy—but effective—cleaning tips. Below are some of the best methods and tricks from the thread that might help you reduce your cleaning time and clean more effectively.
Jun 19, 2017
Before & After: We Survived Our First (Mostly) DIY Kitchen Reno
Michelle and her husband bought their house with the anticipation of putting in some serious work on the kitchen. What they didn’t expect was a handful of undisclosed damages and, as first time renovators, just how much time a kitchen reno can take. But they survived! Smarter, saavier and with a much better kitchen. From Michelle: We spent almost a year looking at houses before we came across our current home.
Jun 19, 2017
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Make Space for Makeup: DIY This Home Beauty Bar
Barring maybe a home spa, vanities are the ultimate beauty lover’s luxury. Thanks to Command’s Damage-Free Hanging Solutions, even those of us with tiny apartments can make space for one. Using just a desk, stool, and a few damage-free, wall-mounted designs, we created a modern beauty bar with an Instagrammable rainbow of colors. Installed in an afternoon, this little niche will make you happy every morning.
Jun 19, 2017
How to Pick the Best Carton of Strawberries
(Image credit: Linda Xiao) From Kitchn → Here’s How to Pick the Best Carton of Strawberries null
Jun 19, 2017
A Kitchen Storage Trend That’s a Fresh Update on Floating Open Shelving
If you’re itching to kick your standard closed cabinets to the curb to update the look of your kitchen, you may be considering the controversial open shelf. But before you add a bunch of bespoke floating wooden shelves to your kitchen, consider this in-between look that’s a little less expected. It just might be the thing you’re looking for to add some organized, yet visually interesting storage to your cooking space.
Jun 19, 2017
Daily Marketplace Deals: Sophisticated Tallboys and DWR
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. When you’re ready to upgrade from hand-me-down dressers, take a look at MCMBKNY. The Brooklyn-based online store specializes in mid-century modern furniture. They offer local delivery in New York City and shipping across the country. Along with dining table sets and credenzas, they carry beautiful tallboys.
Jun 19, 2017
A 2-Minute Post-Shower Routine to Get (and Keep!) Your Bathroom Ultra Clean
With the combination of dampness, soap scum, and grout and grooves, the place where we get ourselves clean isn’t always the cleanest place itself. However, having a few of the right tools in place makes it easy to create a do-it-now cleaning habit so you can keep the bathroom fresh perpetually. Use Fabric Shower Curtain Liners: Soap scum is any bathroom-cleaner’s nemesis. Getting it out of plastic shower curtains is impossible and, frankly, not worth the time even trying.
Jun 19, 2017
Before & After: A Sister Steps in From Across the Country to Give This Kitchen a New Look
Jillian is not only a talented designer, she’s also an insanely generous sibling. She helped her sister and her fiancé tackle their kitchen renovation long distance. That’s love. From Jillian: My sister and her fiancé purchased their first home in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore late last year — a traditional brick rowhome.
Jun 18, 2017
Iceland’s Buubble Hotel Has Not Just 5, But 5 Million Stars
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been advised against living my life in a bubble. But what about spending the night in one? At Iceland’s Buubble Hotel, guests can experience the upside of intentional isolated living. According to Dwell, the self-proclaimed “5-million star hotel” is situated in a forest a couple of hours outside of Reykjavik and consists of five transparent bubble units.
Jun 18, 2017