Arlyn Hernandez

Arlyn is a rarified born-and-bred Florida girl who can never turn her back on a sad chair in need of rehab or a jewel-tone velvet sofa.
The Best Affordable Sleeper Chairs and Ottomans That’ll Help Maximize Your Small Space
Because who doesn't love a multi-functional piece of furniture?
Apr 15, 2023
11 Rattan Pendants We Can’t Get Enough Of
If there was a high school for lighting, rattan pendants would probably be voted most popular in senior superlatives.
Mar 30, 2023
21 of Our Favorite Modern Home Decor Stores (That Aren’t IKEA)
They might become your new favorites, too.
Feb 23, 2023
The 15 Best Places to Shop for Affordable Rugs
A rug has the power to completely transform a room. Here's where to buy them!
Feb 21, 2023
12 Best Boot Trays for a Winter-Ready Entryway
They're stylish and functional!
Dec 1, 2022
10 Trundle Beds That Are the Answer to Your Small Space Woes
Part bed (or sofa), part sleeping quarters, it's basically the Swiss Army knife of furnishings.
Nov 1, 2022
12 Corner Tables That’ll Help You Make the Most of Every Inch in Your Space
You'll love these stylish picks.
Sep 17, 2021
10 Low-Profile Desks to Suit Every Style
Find your perfect desk today.
Sep 9, 2021
14 Modern Fireplace Screens That Add the Perfect Decorative Touch to Any Living Space
Part decor element, part fireplace essential.
Feb 7, 2021
This Old School Handicraft Is Making a Comeback in Homes—Is Yours Next?
Meet the modern day quilt, and you don't have to use it on a bed.
Aug 7, 2020
This Is the Unexpected Piece of Furniture Your Home Is Definitely Missing
Good news: You might already own it!
Aug 1, 2020
This DIY Move Will Make a Rental or Small Bedroom Look Bigger and More Expensive
When it comes to headboards, wide is the way to go.
May 20, 2020
The Gilded Mirror Trend That's Taking Over Interiors
It's the comeback kid of 2020.
Feb 25, 2020
16 Design-Centric Ways to Create a More Romantic Bedroom
No satin sheets in sight!
Feb 23, 2020
This Old School Design Trick Will Make Your Living Room So Much Brighter
Through the looking glass we go.
Feb 21, 2020
This Trick Will Make Your Window Treatments Look Way More Expensive
Two is better than one when it comes to window treatments.
Feb 15, 2020
7 Secrets to Steal from a HomeGoods Super Shopper
Think you know everything there is to know about how best to shop HomeGoods? Well, think again. We reached out to Christine Lee, the mastermind behind Instagram account @HomeGoodsObsessed, to share her super shopper-approved insider tips and tricks for getting the best deal and scoring the best finds at the bargain home decor treasure trove. Read on for seven secrets only the savviest HomeGoods fans know. When are you most likely to hit up HomeGoods? On the weekend?
Feb 5, 2019
If You Have These 12 Things in Your Closet, It’s Time to Get Rid of Them
A new year is about to start, and with that comes a new set of wardrobe needs with items that tend to be much bulkier and take up far more shelf space. If you’re hurting for storage, take a look around your closet and get rid of these items that you totally do not need anymore. If you haven’t worn that ketchup bottle getup since you bought it 10 years ago for your office Halloween party, it’s probably time to say goodbye.
Dec 24, 2018
The Affordable Holiday Decor That Makes My Costco Membership Worth It
On the first day of Christmas, Costco gave to me, super cheap Christmas trees (and huge rolls of wrapping paper and ribbons and old-school English gift crackers and fresh double-wire wreaths). On the second day of Christmas, Costco gave to me…well, it gave me back my life because I didn’t need to go anywhere else to round out my Christmas prep. So, I’m a serious Costco lover.
Dec 3, 2018
How To Make a Bed at Home Like a 5-Star Hotel
Hotel bed sleep is the greatest sleep, and it's not just because you can crank the AC without worrying about your electric bill. But what's the secret formula to a 5-star bed?
Oct 14, 2018
10 Surprisingly Beautiful Decor Finds Worth Shopping For at Home Depot
Home Depot is a home run when you’re in need of screws, plywood, and mulch, but it may not be the first place you think of when it comes to decorating. And while I’m not about to say that it should be, necessarily, it certainly shouldn’t be ignored.
Oct 8, 2018
The Vacuum That Changed the Way I Feel About Vacuuming
There are many chores I do without too much grumbling including cleaning my bathroom, changing the sheets, throwing in some laundry. Putting away my laundry is another story, but my absolute least tolerated household task? Vacuuming. This was a lifelong battle, as I was always somehow the one kid (out of three) that got stuck with Hoovering the carpeted stairs in my childhood home even though I complained about it the most (maybe that was why? Some sort of life lesson from mom and dad?).
Jun 18, 2018
The Story of How the Magical ‘Museum of Ice Cream’ Came to Life
Anyone who’s scrolled through Instagram in the past year or so might have spotted someone knees-deep in a pool full of sprinkles. If you’ve thought “what on earth is this magical land where you can swim in millions of rainbow Jimmies?,” here’s the answer: the Museum of Ice Cream. It’s part-playground, part-“museum,” and 100% FOMO inducing.
Apr 7, 2018
The One Thing I Always Do When I Move Into a New Rental
Earlier this week, we published an article that shared six stylish solutions for those (kind of awful) vertical blinds you so often see in rental apartments. Of course, they are incredibly practical, and if you’re all about privacy and so-so about aesthetics, then keep on keepin’ on I suppose. But me? I can’t stand them. They look so… institutional and devoid of any personality.
Apr 6, 2018
The Little-Known Secrets Hiding in Costco Price Tags
If you’re a card-carrying Costco member, you probably already know the many benefits of the retailer. Of course, buying in bulk can be a huge saver, not to mention they have some exclusive products with cult-followings. But there’s one downside, at least for me, of frequenting the warehouse: FOMO.
Apr 5, 2018
We Made Over a Rental Bedroom With $200
Redecorating can be a bit overwhelming. You might get stuck deciding on what style is right for you or even just anxious about how much it’ll all cost. Eventually it can get stressful to the point where it just feels easier to avoid altogether and live with what you’ve got. Which got me chatting recently with a few fellow editors about what a good “budget” price point would be for a quick room refresh.
Apr 3, 2018
The Genius Storage Idea We’re Stealing From Glossier’s New San Francisco Pop-Up
Great ideas are often hiding in plain sight, in places you don’t expect to find them. Take cult beauty purveyor Glossier’s pop-up at Rhea’s Cafe in San Francisco. If you follow the brand on Instagram, you’ve likely seen photos of the blush-and-green restaurant takeover. While some might be smitten by the retro-mod styling vibes or the rows of cosmetics and skincare, there’s something else of note we’re borrowing for our own vanity. Let’s take a look.
Mar 29, 2018
Why This Genius Comforter Is a Relationship Saver
I can’t imagine I’m alone in this predicament: I tend to flip-flop between being a hot and cold sleeper, as does my S.O., except, we never seem to be on the same page at the same time. We are not sleeping temperature compatible, people, and wow is it a nuisance. When my toes are frozen solid and I can’t seem to cocoon myself enough in my comforter to achieve P.S.T.
Mar 27, 2018
20 Modern Easter Eggs That Were Basically Made for Pinterest
These are total eye candy.
Mar 21, 2018
A Cup of Jo Editor Shares 6 Real Life Lessons on How to Cope With a Teeny Apartment
Manhattan has notoriously teeny apartments and I’m always fascinated by how people make them work. I mean, you have to be clever to figure out how to fit in a place to sleep, a place to eat, a place to hang out, a place to cook and a place to you know, store all of your stuff, all in about 300 square feet. Even more impressive? When someone figures out how to do it stylishly in about half of that footprint.
Mar 18, 2018
Are Luxury Shopping Amenities The Answer To Reviving Retail?
So you finally decided it’s time to buy a new sofa. You venture into a furniture store to sit, lie and lounge on anything that catches your eye; you play house by imagining watching television or snacking or napping or entertaining friends and family, and then leave, hopefully expecting a sofa delivery in a few weeks. Right? This scenario has played out over and over again.
Mar 13, 2018
The Golden Rule to Follow For Sizing Your Art Just Right
And no, we're not talking about the 57" on center rule either.
Mar 7, 2018
How I Finally Broke my Ziplock Bag Habit
We all have our home vices, don’t we? Taryn, our Lifestyle Editor, for instance, went on a “Green Clean” journey to reduce her dependance on paper towels last year — a move that made me take a good hard look at my own wasteful practices in and around my home. I’m pretty good about remembering to bring my reusable bags to the grocery store (and when I forget, I always try to return the plastic bags to the recycling bin at my local Publix on the next trip).
Feb 24, 2018
The Etsy Shopping Trick That Has Saved Me Hundreds
Let’s pretend you’re a baker and you’re making a cake. You whip up some batter, stick some pans in the oven with said batter, and, when the timer dings, you’ve got yourself a cake. But wait, you’re not done yet, of course. What’s a cake without frosting and decoration, right? Well, it’s boring, unfortunately, and who wants to eat that? The same can be said for a room with no art.
Feb 23, 2018
This Affordable Purchase Can Actually Help You Sleep Better
If you need a pitch black room to catch those Zzz, read on.
Feb 18, 2018