Kelly Dawson

Deputy Editor

Kelly Dawson is a writer, editor, and media consultant. Her writing has appeared in almost every major American design publication, most notably as a longtime contributor to Architectural Digest and Dwell, and she's also been published in places like The New York Times, AFAR, and Vox, to name a few. Kelly is based in Los Angeles, where she lives with lots of natural light and books.
A Plain Gray Hallway Gets “English Dollhouse” Vibes for $200
Home Projects
Wallpaper rolls from Walmart and a $15 secondhand find give this hallway some vintage charm.
3 days ago
Everything to Know About Thuma’s Internet-Famous DTC Furniture
Plus, shop some of our faves.
Sep 28, 2023
3 Golden Rules for Refreshing Dated Oak Cabinets (No Paint Required)
Home Projects
These pro-approved tips are perfect for renters.
Sep 20, 2023
This Sneaky Spot Is the Culprit for Mold Growth in Your Kitchen
Organize & Clean
You’ll want to take a look ASAP.
Sep 20, 2023
8 Must-Have Tools for Flipping Used Furniture, According to a Pro
Home Projects
If you want to try your hand at making over curbside finds or thrift store hidden gems, you need these tools.
Sep 19, 2023
5 Things to Know If You Want to Tackle Your First IKEA Hack
Home Projects
Inspired to take on an IKEA hack as a total beginner? Read this first.
Sep 16, 2023
An Unused Basement Becomes a Relaxing 1970s-Style Hangout for $3,000
Home Projects
Now, it’s a groovy space for hosting friends.
Sep 13, 2023
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Article’s DTC Furniture
What to know about this direct-to-consumer furniture favorite.
Sep 13, 2023
A Neglected Living Room Gets a Cottagecore Redo for About $1,000
Home Projects
Smart design choices and budget-savvy shopping gave this blank space a charming new look that totally fits the home’s 1941 roots.
Sep 7, 2023
How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs, the Pests You Might Spot at Home in Fall
These pests get their name for a good reason. Here's what to do if you spot one.
Aug 31, 2023
Want to Be a DIYer? Here’s What You Need to Know to Get Started.
Home Projects
If you’ve been dreaming of DIYing projects at home but aren’t sure where to start, this is for you.
Aug 30, 2023
This Is What to Invest in First for a Bedroom, According to Experts
A wise furniture splurge will take you far.
Aug 18, 2023
B&A: A Wheelchair User’s Bathroom Gets a Dreamy and Functional Redo
The new shower is ahh-inspiring.
Aug 16, 2023
This Living Room Staple Belongs in Your Kitchen
It’s a trend to consider if comfort is key.
Aug 16, 2023
B&A: A $1,400 Galley Kitchen Redo Proves the Power of Paint Projects
Consider this one way to interpret expensive wallpaper. The after is unrecognizable.
Aug 14, 2023
This $22 Reusable Bag Is My Big Secret Behind Only Packing a Carry-on for Travel
Repurposing this snack bag into a toiletry bag has prevented my beauty products from making a mess in my suitcase.
Aug 12, 2023
3 Reasons Your Roller Paint Job Looks Bad (and How to Fix It)
Home Projects
Feeling like you just can’t get the super-smooth finish of your dreams? The pros are here to help.
Aug 8, 2023
7 Accessories Under $50 to Make It Seem Like You Just Returned from Italy
Shop these seven picks of Italian-inspired home accessories.
Aug 8, 2023
A West Village Garden Apartment Mixes Fun Color with Vintage Finds
Designers Cortney and Robert Novogratz renovated an NYC apartment with small-space solutions full of style.
Aug 7, 2023
B&A: A 1960s Wood-Paneled Bedroom Gets a Fresh Look for $500
Home Projects
Paint did a lot of heavy lifting here.
Aug 1, 2023
B&A: A Once-Cookie Cutter Powder Room Now Feels Like a “Fancy Hotel”
Home Projects
After a few DIY changes, this new-build bathroom looks nothing like the neighbor’s.
Jul 31, 2023
B&A: A Surf-Style Redo Turns a Plain Room into the Ultimate Kid Space
Home Projects
It's the perfect place to hang 10 (and hang out).
Jul 30, 2023
B&A: A 1970s “Pea Soup” Bathroom Gets a Serene Redo for Under $1,000
Home Projects
Before, this DIYer says, using the bathroom was like “peeing in a pea-soup cave.” A quick redo changed that!
Jul 29, 2023
Before and After: An LA Townhouse’s Elegant Refresh Keeps Its Walls
You have to see the kitchen.
Jul 25, 2023
8 Tips for Where to Start When Decorating a Small Home
According to literal small-space design champions: three past winners of the Small/Cool Contest.
Jul 12, 2023
These $15 Picture Hooks Require No Tools and Hold Up to 65 Pounds
Even better? You can install them in minutes.
Jul 4, 2023
This TikToker Turns Thrifted Vases into Fancy Tissue Holders
Make your nightstand even more stylish.
Jul 3, 2023
Here's How You Can Make Giant Wall-Sized Frames with IKEA Products
Give your memories the oversized treatment.
Jul 3, 2023
This TikToker's Thrifted Dollhouse Becomes an Unbelievably Charming Bookcase
Read how TikToker Kendall Nicole transformed a thrifted dollhouse into an imaginative bookcase, using a few simple materials.
Jul 3, 2023
This Is the $3 Target Breakfast I Eat Almost Every Day
It takes the guesswork out of my a.m. routine.
Jun 20, 2023
Where to Buy Knobs and Pulls Under $40, According to Designers
All picks are under $40.
Jun 14, 2023
Shea McGee’s New Class Is Offering You a Shot at Her Design Wisdom
The interior designer is sharing her best tips.
May 16, 2023
7 Accessories to Bring "Quiet Luxury" into Your Home for Under $100
Think “old money” style on a budget.
May 15, 2023
I Trust This Container Store Pick When Buying Multiple Woven Baskets
You’ll get cohesion every time.
May 12, 2023
This Two-Second Tweak Instantly Made My Nightstand Vignette Look More Stylish
And I didn't have to buy anything else to make it happen.
May 9, 2023
Imani Keal's 4 Secrets for Manifesting the Perfect Apartment in D.C.
Real Estate
Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
May 6, 2023