Elisabeth Wilborn

Elisabeth writes from her 1920s farmhouse on eight almost urban acres in Austin, Texas.
Renters Solutions: 7 Real Life Examples of White Walls that Work
Renters everywhere face a common enemy: the dreaded white wall. But should you have walls you cannot paint, fret not! These Apartment Therapy renters work with the white wall, not against it. Granted, we are not all blessed with crown moldings or 15 foot ceilings, but the principles ring true for many a space. The key element is natural light. Jesse’s Modern Bachelor Pad House Tour – Jesse’s space is a veritable tutorial in how to get the most out of a rental.
Jul 17, 2020
Save Space and Bunk Up! Bunk Beds in Real Rooms
“Use the height” is a frequent refrain we hear in reference to small spaces. This is especially useful if you have tall ceilings, and seems like an obvious enough suggestion. What is somewhat surprising in this roundup of bunk beds is how varied they are. These are not just your standard sibling bedroom fare.From mother and son bunk to a loft over crib to some beautiful custom-made work, we’re still in awe of the ingenuity of our readers.
Mar 29, 2020
Real Life Shared Rooms for 3 Kids
Three or more kids in one room is no easy feat, but these parents rose to the task with panache. If you, too, have space constraints, or just desire a little extra bonding time for your children, get inspired by these real life rooms for three. Have you tried having more than two children share a room? How did it work, and would you recommend it? TOP ROW: 1. The Figgle Family’s Cozy First Home 2. Something for Everyone in Parker, Monty, and Elliott’s Room 3.
Mar 11, 2020
International Inspiration: 15 Small, Stylish Homes Around the World
It can be easy to forget that small spaces are de rigueur in many parts of the world. These clever layouts from our international house tours can make 750 square feet feel positively palatial. Click through one each of the links to peek inside homes from Amsterdam to Bangalore – you just may leave you scratching your head and wondering why you don’t live in something smaller. TOP ROW: 1. Hannah & Dave’s Happy Vintage Home London, 750 square feet 2.
Mar 11, 2020
Small Space Style: 15 Little LA Homes
LA is a city of big dreams, but also some small homes. This gallery of some of our smallest homes from Los Angeles readers is brimming with inspiration and creativity. Filled with art, light, and carefully collected treasures, these homes are a testament that size does not inhibit style. You’re in for a treat. TOP ROW: 1. Lauren’s Idyllic Home In Silver Lake: 800 square feet 2. Kelly’s Cozy Chic Studio House Tour: 400 square feet 3.
Mar 11, 2020
The “Eclectic Collector” Style in Children’s Rooms
Children, by nature, are little collectors. So it goes to follow that the Eclectic Collector “style” is perfectly suited to their rooms. Their parents have given them a head start in this area, and have created rooms that welcome varying affinities, whether they decide to acquire sea shells or race cars.
Mar 11, 2020
Ella Grace’s Sweet Little Space
Name: Ella Grace Location: Westlake Village, CA Room Size: 120 square feet Ella Grace’s room is a very special haven for a very special little girl. Creamy walls and neutral rugs are a soothing platform for the myriad of soft pastel fabrics and accessories. Gently old-fashioned but enlivened with on-trend touches, this room glows with handmade goodness. How would you describe the look and feel of this room? My goal was to create a playful room without it being overwhelming.
Mar 2, 2020
Elisabeth’s Cure: Living Rooms & Loving Life
Nothing gives me motivation to spruce up the house like sending out invitations! In preparation for a small birthday party with a few girlfriends, I’ve nearly turned this house upside down. I rearranged the furniture in both living spaces, swapped out a coffee table and some pillows, and got new lamps. Thanks to the Cure, there is also new greenery.
Dec 19, 2019
Big Kid, Little Kid: Shared Kids Rooms
There’s nothing like the moment when your second child is born, and you realize how giant your former “baby” is. You’ve just moved the first one out of the crib, and have no other place to put the baby but to share in the existing child’s room. It’s a lot of transition, but it can at least look phenomenal… Here are ten rooms where a baby and sibling live together: 1. A Shared Room for Sisters on Lay Baby Lay 2.
Oct 9, 2019
Henry & Adela’s Playful But Peaceful Shared Room
Names: Henry (almost 3) and Adela (2 months)Location: Brooklyn, New YorkRoom size: Approximately 100 square feetAmanda de Beaufort who pens the always delightful children’s style blog, Coos and Ahhs, has completed her tour de force. After years of squeezing into a bedroom with her husband and young son, her second pregnancy finally forced the space issue.
Jun 27, 2019
Jasper’s Joyous Jungle
Name: Jasper (2) Location: Melbourne, Australia Room size: 322cm x 260cm (10.56 x 8.5feet) Jasper’s mama Kate is a Renaissance woman in every sense of the word. In addition to having a PhD in Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts, she has been a business owner, corporate facilitator, and yoga teacher. It is in her current incarnation as a designer, blogger and mother that we find her, and she’s the ingenious force behind her son Jasper’s bright and delightful room.
May 5, 2019
Malcolm’s “Fit for a Gentleman” Room
Child: Malcolm (4)Location: Oakville, OntarioRoom size: 10′ x 12′ Canadian designer, painter, and blogger Christine Dovey is constantly on a quest for the perfect score for her nearly perfect home. Yet she keeps perfection just out of reach, because what will she do when she’s done? Oh, perhaps she will take care of her three (soon to be four!) children. There’s that, too.
May 5, 2019
Elisabeth’s Cure: Mudroom Mayhem
Never did I think the word “mudroom” would be uttered in reference to my own home. A long time apartment veteran, I was used to putting my hat, coat, and shoes on a table, chair, and under the bed, respectively. That all changed when we found our house. A house comes with many challenges. Not least of which is: when you have more space, you collect more stuff. This embarrassment of a room is our laundry/office/entryway. It’s gotten bad. Very bad.
Feb 24, 2019