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.
This Week: The Best Furniture Finds Under $50
There are a handful of things for your home you should not skimp on if you can help it. For furnishings you put through the wringer on a daily basis (like your sofa, dresser or mattress), buy the best quality you can afford. But for smaller accents (which are great for changing up the look of your home when you’re in need of a refresh) I personally think it’s okay to skimp.
Instant Style Makers: A Roundup of Decorative Pillows Under $30
Just as fashion accessories can completely overhaul a LBD into a spectacular outfit, so can decor accessories take a simple room and transform it into something truly special. And no accent is more renewing for your sofa or bed than the humble throw pillow. Sure, there are very pricey options on the market that are hand-embroidered or made of Belgian linens and luxury silks, but if you’re after a wallet-friendly peppering of flair that you can rotate seasonally (or leave up all year round!
9 Hyper-Efficient Tiny Spaces That Get it Right
Tiny homes and tiny apartments are chock full of amazing ideas for living simply and stylishly no matter how much space you’ve got to work with, after all, you gotta get creative when your square footage clocks in around 300. We rounded up all the best petite powerhouses we featured this year, so go ahead and borrow inspiration from these hyper-efficient spaces.
14 Halloween Decorating Ideas for Your Front Door
Sep 25, 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!
Aug 3, 2023
26 of Our Favorite Modern Home Decor Stores (That Aren’t IKEA)
They might become your new favorites, too.
Jul 26, 2023
The Floating Shelf That Took Me 5 Minutes (& No Tools) to Install
We kept hearing about these shelves that practically install themselves, so we put one to the test.
Jun 7, 2023
Leather Pulls: The Luxe (Yet Affordable) DIY Design Detail We Love
Updating the hardware on your kitchen and bathroom cabinetry as well as your casegoods is the easiest, fastest way to bring a wow factor to your home (whether you’re a renter or owner), and one category of hardware has our attention as of late: Leather pulls. They feel super high-end yet casual at the same time and are a detail that will usually make you do a double-take (like in Scott and Kristan’s relaxed kitchen).
May 1, 2023
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
16 Design-Centric Ways to Create a More Romantic Bedroom
No satin sheets in sight!
Jan 27, 2023
Layering a Rug Over Carpet? Expert Advice on How To Make It Work
To some, ​area rugs over wall-to-wall carpeting is taboo. To others, it’s a means to an end. If the latter is you, here's how to make it work.
Jan 2, 2023
12 Best Boot Trays for a Winter-Ready Entryway
They're stylish and functional!
Dec 1, 2022
Get Anthropologie’s Signature Scent for Less With These Budget Alternatives
Love the smell of Anthropologie but don't want to spend big bucks?
Try these candles instead.
Nov 3, 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
Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas That Will Take 10 Minutes or Less
Consider this your procrastinator's guide to festive decor.
Oct 24, 2022
5 Ways to Decorate Around the TV from Real Homes
If you like art, and are always looking for a way to get more into your home, around your flatscreen is the perfect place to keep building your collection.
Oct 17, 2022
The Golden Rule to Follow For Sizing Your Art Just Right
And no, we're not talking about the 57" on center rule either.
Oct 13, 2022
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?
Sep 21, 2022
The Best Chesterfield Sofas You Can Buy Right Now
They're not just for dens, libraries, or fancy home offices.
Aug 15, 2022
What is a Daybed and How Do You Snag That On-Point Look?
No matter your opinion of the hotly contested daybed, the fact remains it can be a total lifesaver when it comes to small space design. Whether you’re using a daybed as a place for friends to crash in your living room, as a hybrid sofa-bed in your home office, or as your main bed/couch in a studio apartment, the endlessly versatile daybed has now been elevated to a stylish and super functional piece of furniture that you’ll actually want.
Aug 11, 2022
What Colors Go With Orange? Try These Combinations
It's a delicate balance between having it come off interesting and sophisticated in a room rather than over-the-top and shocking.
May 10, 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 8, 2021
Your Best Sleep Ever: We Snooze-Tested Amazon’s Top 5 Best-Selling Pillows…And Discovered the Perfect Pillow for All Types of Sleepers
In an effort to help you catch more Zzzz, we rounded up three types of sleepers—back, side, stomach—to test the five best-selling pillows on Amazon. Here's what they thought.
Jul 21, 2021
14 Modern Fireplace Screens That Add the Perfect Decorative Touch to Any Living Space
Part decor element, part fireplace essential.
Feb 4, 2021
This Affordable Purchase Can Actually Help You Sleep Better
If you need a pitch black room to catch those Zzz, read on.
Nov 24, 2020
Designer-Tested Palettes: Powerful Pinks & Punchy Tangerines from Schuyler Samperton
Up next in our designer-tested palettes series is the Los Angeles-based Schuyler Samperton. One look at her professional portfolio, and you’re instantly transported. Her use of color is effortless and abundant and will make you instantly rethink your current paint palette. A little background on Schuyler: A regular on shelter magazine’s designers-to-watch lists, Los Angeles-based Schuyler is known for her modern-meets-classic (and ethnic) style.
Oct 14, 2020
Justina Blakeney’s Punchy, Pattern-Filled Los Angeles Home
If ever there were a place where pattern-on-pattern…on-pattern were a design mandate, Justina Blakeney would surely be the high ruler. Her blog, The Jungalow, celebrates cozy, plant-filled homes exploding with charisma, and showcases the designer’s array of lust-worthy wallpapers, fabrics, stationery and furniture.
Oct 13, 2020
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
The Color That Will Reign in 2017 (There’s No Denying It)
There are a few privileges to being an editor in the design world, one of which is getting to see the future (a.k.a. what’s going to be in stores well before anyone else is privy to that information). This comes in handy when trend forecasting happens to be your sport of choice.
Jul 18, 2020
21 Fantastic Finds: Catastrophe-Proof (Yet Still Chic!) Tableware For Your Outdoor Dinner Party
Ahh summer. Can you smell it coming? Maybe just a little whiff? At the very least, spring is fragrant in the air, which means you should be finding any excuse to do everything imaginable outside. Step away from the treadmill and hit the pavement? Yes! Take your laptop on the patio (stoop?) and answer emails en plein air? Sure! Set up an air mattress on the parking lot lawn and nap for hours?
Jul 18, 2020
This Summer’s Best Beach Bags: From Fashionable to Sand-Repellent
A day at the beach should be about relaxation and just plain fun. That’s all kind of null and void when you’re worried about your smartphone getting water logged and shaking a dunes-worth of sand out of your belongings when you make it back home. To keep your seaside jaunt as carefree as is should be, pick up one of these beach-ready bags before you hit the shore.
Jul 18, 2020
High/Mid/Low: Best Marble Coffee Tables for Every Budget
Coffee tables are a living room staple that can effortlessly inject some pretty serious style. Case in point: the marble-topped table. On trend at the moment but undeniably a classic, they will put you firmly “in style” for a long time to come. We love the sleek and modern appeal they lend living rooms of all sizes and found examples for every layout and budget: round, square and hexagonal examples across a wide range of price points.
Jul 17, 2020
Have Your Couch’s Back: Sofa & Console Tables Under $250
Don't leave your floating sofa in a lurch.
Jul 17, 2020