Before & After: This Kitchen's Colorful Floors Will Be Your Favorite Thing
A redo of a 1912 home's galley kitchen makes room for bold pattern.
Feb 6, 2020
Instant Architecture: A Fresh Modern Trend In Traditional Wall Treatments
Wall trim is a strong visual signal, conveying the architectural style of a room in a glance. Panel molding and chair rails are most closely associated with traditional homes, but wood trim in geometric and repetitive shapes can easily look modern. Use one of these ideas as an inexpensive way to transform flat surfaces with pattern and texture.
Feb 6, 2020
10 Paint Colors With Cult Followings
Go-to paint colors we see over and over again.
Feb 6, 2020
How To: Start a No-Dig Garden … Step by Step
A few weeks ago we blogged an article in the LA Times about No-Dig Gardens. They require less water than traditional gardens and they’re an easy way to start a raised bed. You can even start one right over a patch of grass you want to get rid of. Another easy gardening option is bringing the garden inside with grass you can grow indoors. Our friend and coworker, Hulda Nelson, tipped us off to the article.
Feb 6, 2020
Cool Art & Cute DIYs Make This 475-Square-Foot NYC Apartment Elegant & Eccentric
Each space has its own cool energy.
Feb 6, 2020
How to Make an Easy, No-Sew Cushion
If you read the January Cure diaries, you probably saw my window seats, both bare and then with cushions. If you’re interested, here’s how I made the cushions in about an hour. FoamUpholstery fabricPlywood SheetsThin Batting (Optional) Measuring TapeScissorsHammer or Rubber MalletStaple Gun (with staples of course)Foam CutterKnife, electric or otherwise1. Measure your space and cut foam to the same dimensions.
Feb 6, 2020
The $25 Bath Towel Set Amazon Reviewers Can’t Stop Gushing About
They're super-soft, super-absorbent, and super-affordable!
Feb 6, 2020
12 IKEA Hacks to Keep Your Houseplants Happy
Get more greenery at home, and keep more green in your wallet.
Feb 6, 2020
A Woman Knitted a “Temperature Scarf” to Reflect January’s Fluctuating Weather—and It’s Going Viral on Twitter
One woman took to her knitting needles to reflect the daily fluctuating temperatures in January.
Feb 6, 2020
Twitter Asked People to Share the Ugliest Things They Own, and the Replies Do Not Disappoint
While we accept all home items for who they are, these definitely made our eyes go wide.
Feb 6, 2020
DIY Home Decor: How To Paint a Faux Concrete Wall Finish
A few years ago I wrote about a distressed glazing technique which has a distressed feel to it, a way we developed to add visual texture to your walls that doesn’t like a stock rag rolling. Here, we take this process one step further. The look is both soft and contemporary, works well in urban environments, and is still livable. It’s unique every time, and in this example we’re emphasizing a linear quality, as if the “concrete” was poured into a wood formwork.
Feb 6, 2020
This Is How Many Days You’re Likely to Spend Doing Chores In Your Lifetime
One survey says it's probably more time than you think, and even worse if you live in the UK.
Feb 6, 2020
4 Tips for Sourcing That Antique Piece You've Always Dreamed Of
We got to chat with Kelly Wearstler after she decorated the new Santa Monica Proper hotel with one-of-a-kind gems.
Feb 6, 2020
You’re More Likely to Splurge on Your Dog Than Your Cat—Here’s Why
A recent study explains why you might be spending more for Fido than Fluffy.
Feb 6, 2020
I Tried The $8 Jewelry Cleaning Pen Amazon Loves—And Now I Love it Too
It's holding up 4.5 stars with nearly 5,000 reviews, so I had to see what the fuss was about for myself.
Feb 6, 2020
An Interior Designer on a Budget Turned a Dated Apartment Into a Colorful Home
This interior designer on a limited budget turned an apartment with popcorn ceiling into a space that she can proudly call her own.
Feb 6, 2020
7 Spaces That Prove a Full Sized Sofa Isn’t the Be-All, End-All of Living Room Design
It's totally possible to make a living room work—and work well—without a large-scale sofa. You just have to be down for a not quite traditional layout.
Feb 6, 2020
No More Broker’s Fees for New York City Renters
Yes, really.
Feb 6, 2020
This Is the Single Most Renter-Friendly Thing You Can Buy at IKEA
According to an IKEA employee.
Feb 6, 2020
The 10 Furniture and Decor Sources We See Over and Over Again in House Tours
We did some investigative work.
Feb 6, 2020