I Tie-Dyed My Sofa, and I’m Shocked at How Good It Looks
And without outdoor space or a washer/dryer!
Jul 23, 2020
The 2018 Colors of the Year, According to Paint Companies
As we near the end of 2017, we are naturally looking to the future. Quite a few paint companies have announced their 2018 Colors of the Year, and there are a broad range of hues to choose from. Here’s a roundup of what they say we’ll be seeing more of in the coming months, along with advice on how to decorate with them. PPG Paints and two of its other brands, Olympic and Glidden, all went to the dark side with a shade of black for 2018.
Jul 18, 2020
Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi List Their Santa Barbara Villa for $45 Million
Ellen is on the move. The comedian, TV host, and designer has listed the Santa Barbara villa that she and wife, actress Portia de Rossi, bought in 2013. Originally built in the 1930s by famed architect Wallace Frost for himself, it was inspired by his years living in Italy. Frost emulated the style of Old World villas with stone walls, a classic barrel-tiled roof, terra-cotta surfaces, wide wood flooring planks, rustic exposed ceiling beams, and 18th century Italian tile.
Jul 18, 2020
5 Things You Can Buy on Pinterest, Dior Home Line & More
This week, we go shopping on Pinterest, a fashion house gets into home, Madewell designs a denim chair, and more. Shoppable pins aren’t all that new to Pinterest on your phone, but the feature did just launch on desktop in June. The site has also added a singular shopping bag that handles checkouts from multiple vendors with one click.
Jul 18, 2020
This Monochromatic Hotel is Instagram Perfection, No Filter Necessary
Black and white as a color palette says so much with so little: It’s high contrast and dramatic, yet timeless and chic. But we don’t have to tell Hotel Mono that—the Singapore destination has the look down. Everything is already in grayscale, no Instagram filter required. No need to adjust your screens, the photos above are in “color.
Jul 18, 2020
Are You In? Get Ready for Season Two of Ellen’s Design Challenge With Our Casting Special Recap & Interviews
Ellen is back (and so are our recaps)! We’re super excited that the furniture design competition returns tonight (Monday, January 18), so here’s a look back at the New Year’s Day casting special. We get a taste of what’s to come on season 2 of Ellen’s Design Challenge, we meet the cast, and two people are gone before they got the chance to really compete. Too bad, so sad. Want to meet the cast?
Jul 18, 2020
Target Just Unveiled the Cutest New Brand for New Parents
Hey new moms and dads (and aunts, uncles, grandparents….), Target just made setting up a nursery even easier—and cuter. The retailer is launching a new brand called Cloud Island, and it is as dreamy as its name. As if Target wasn’t already a one stop shop for new parents, they’re really going all in with this collection.
Jul 18, 2020
Target’s Presidents Day Sale: Our Picks for the Best Deals
It’s the third Monday in February, and that means in addition to celebrating George Washington’s birthday (February 22, 1732, in case you were wondering) with a day off, many a car dealership, mattress store, and big box retailer use the bank holiday to offer a deal. Great news, savvy shoppers: Target’s Presidents’ Day sale this year is good. And we’ve rounded up our top finds so you can save time and save money. You’re welcome.
Jul 18, 2020
Justina Blakeney’s New Furniture Collection is Jungalow Dream
You can now get the bold boho style of Justina Blakeney in furniture form. Creator of the lifestyle and design blog The Jungalow, Blakeney announced this week that her collaboration with Selamat Designs is now available for purchase online. In her announcement post, Blakeney describes her vision for the collection as “pieces that felt like design classics that have a modern/boho twist.
Jul 18, 2020
A Home Decor Coloring Book is Coming from Young House Love
The latest project from our friends at Young House Love has us sharpening our colored pencils. Check out their adult coloring book, Color at Home, due out this fall. Sherry & John Petersik worked with illustrator Joan Borawski to create the coloring book, which they see as being just plain fun, but could also be used for decorating.
Jul 18, 2020
Luck of the Irish: Norwegian Airlines Has One-Way Flights to Ireland For $89
If you’re planning to sip green beer this weekend (or even if you’re not), here’s a sale any lover of the Emerald Isle can get behind. Norwegian Airlines is offering one way flights to several cities in Ireland for just $89. The flights included in the budget airline’s St. Patrick’s Day sale leave from Providence, Rhode Island’s TF Green airport and New York’s Stewart airport, and fly to Dublin, Shannon, and Belfast, each for about $89 one way.
Jul 18, 2020
This Alarm Clock Wants to Train You to Sleep Better
Did you struggle to get out of bed this morning? Kello is an alarm clock and sleep trainer that wants to make it easier for you to start your day and get better rest. Currently funded over four times its goal on Kickstarter, Kello is an alarm clock, sure, but with a notable difference: it features a selection of sleep programs designed to help you get to sleep faster, hit snooze less, or wake up earlier.
Jul 17, 2020
Casper Has Opened a Nap Café in New York
If you need a nap in the city that never sleeps, then there’s a new way for you to catch some ZZZs. Casper, the direct-to-consumer mattress company that started the bed in a box craze, has opened The Dreamery, a nap café next to its store in New York. If you’re new to nap cafés, then you’ve been sleeping on a trend.
Jul 17, 2020
Here’s What’s New on Netflix In August
Keep scrolling through your queue and feeling uninspired? We have good news: Netflix has released its master list of what will be coming to the streaming service next month. Check it out below so you can refresh your list ASAP. Everything leaving Netflix in August Halloween comes early, folks. Nearly two decades ago, Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock starred in a gem of a film where they played sister witches struggling to find love. Don’t be late!
Jul 17, 2020
7 Ideas to Steal from the Boston Magazine Design Home
A couple weeks ago, I got to preview the beautiful Boston Magazine Design Home 2014 in Salisbury, Ma. While I was inspired by many of the rooms and green features of this net zero energy home, these were the seven décor ideas I wanted to steal for my own space: Note: While its eco-friendliness is a huge draw, I’m going to focus on purely decorating tips. To find out more about its energy efficient features, visit the Design Home website. Here are my seven decorating ideas to steal: 1.
Jul 17, 2020
This Guy Pays Rent to Live in a Brooklyn Crawlspace
One could argue that New York’s questionably legal housing stock has been around for hundreds of years, ever since immigrants started populating the island in droves. You could also argue that it’s reached a whole new level when one such place is featured in the real estate section of the New York Times. Related: Could You Live in Under 200 Square Feet? Jack Leahy is a 25-year-old musician that moved to Williamsburg from Austin last September.
Jul 17, 2020
An Inflatable Pub & 4 Other Out of the Box Ways to Get Your Drink On In Your Own Backyard
Congratulations, you’ve made it to Friday. We have some ideas on how to make the most of your weekend without even leaving your backyard—by bringing the bar to you. If you’re counting down the minutes ’til 5 pm and your first sip of freedom, well, read on. Forget the bouncy castle, this inflatable delight is for the adults. No need to book a trip to Ireland or even head to your local watering hole, the Paddywagon Pub brings the craic directly to you.
Jul 17, 2020
Record Scratch: Crosley Debuts a Star Wars-Themed Turntable
Star Wars fans, if you’re still shook from The Last Jedi trailer that dropped on Friday, allow me to continue to make your week. Crosley Radio, makers of the candy colored record players that pop up in many a styled living space on this here site, have debuted their newest design: A Star Wars emblazoned turntable, in honor of the franchise’s 40th anniversary.
Jul 17, 2020
Could This Be the First DIY Fail of the Trading Spaces Reboot?
The fun of Trading Spaces, when compared to all other home shows that came after it, is that it sometimes goes wrong—really wrong. While Twitter wasn’t exactly feeling the room designs of the reboot’s debut episode, we haven’t yet seen an actual fail. This week, we just might get it. In a preview clip from Saturday’s episode, Vern (who else is excited for a Vern room??) and his homeowner have a ball—literally.
Jul 17, 2020
A Martha Stewart Musical Exists & It’s a Good Thing
Martha Stewart is legendary, and now that status has been officially cemented with her very own musical parody based on her rollercoaster ride to fame and back, that’s being performed later this summer in New York. “The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart” is the third and final installment in Ryan Raftery’s trilogy of shows, The Titans of Media.
Jul 17, 2020
Here’s What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in November 2019
There are plenty of shows to fill your stocking and your queue, but also some Grinch-like efforts to take away some beloved titles.
Jul 17, 2020
Here’s What’s New on Netflix in June
New month means new Netflix. And June is looking to be a good one, what with a bunch of the streaming service’s original programming returning and new shows debuting. Check out our must watch picks below. Everything leaving Netflix in June It’s been just a few short months since the Queer Eye reboot introduced us to the new Fab 5 and brought us some of the most heartwarming TV of 2018. Now they’re already back for round two, so grab your yogurt-laced guac and get ready.
Jul 17, 2020
Wayfair Could Be Opening Its First Physical Store
Online home decor destination Wayfair is reportedly opening its first physical store. The Boston Business Journal reported Monday that the company will possibly take over a space on Boylston Street in Boston’s Back Bay that is currently occupied by a Marshall’s. TJX Companies announced that location, in place for two decades, would be closing in early June.
Jul 17, 2020
Napflix Plays Boring Videos To Put You To Sleep
Tough time falling asleep? Perhaps some super boring videos can help. Napflix has curated some of the dullest on YouTube in hopes that you’ll be drifting off to dreamland in no time. Sure, a screen’s blue light isn’t generally the best way to fall asleep, but enough of us have nodded off during a movie to know the power of the soft glow and white noise of a particularly snoozy flick.
Jul 17, 2020
Here’s How Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year Looks in Every Room of the House
Today, Pantone announced that Greenery is their 2017 Color of the Year. While the bright, leafy hue is already incorporated into many a home via plants, you might be curious as to how it looks on walls, furniture, and decor. We used our Color Search tool to find examples of the vibrant shade in every room of the house. Michel is clearly not afraid of bold colors in his Moroccan pad. Here, Greenery plays well with other brights for a fun space that doesn’t take itself seriously.
Jul 17, 2020
These Were the Most Read Books of 2017, According to Amazon
While Amazon sells a plethora of things these days (yep, even tiny houses), they started with books. Here’s what people read the most—and the fastest—in 2017. According to Amazon Charts, people couldn’t put down the following titles.
Jul 17, 2020
Finally! IKEA Launches a Gift Registry
Great news, people who want to alert others of presents they’d like to receive: IKEA just announced that their new gift registry launched today. As someone who has never created a registry, I was surprised to find out that the Swedish retailer didn’t already have one. But, it’s true! IKEA’s gift registry debuted today in the US, both as a website and as an app for iOS and Android, as well as an in-store kiosk.
Jul 17, 2020
Italy Is Giving Away Hundreds of Historic Buildings For Free
If you’ve ever lusted over Italy’s gorgeous architecture (who hasn’t?), we’ve got some news for you. The government is accepting proposals for 103 historic sites, and in exchange, they’re yours, rent free. Most of the historic buildings are old homes, inns, and monasteries, but some of the properties up for grabs are literal castles.
Jul 17, 2020
Meryl Streep Just Bought This Mid-Century Home in Pasadena
Meryl is on the move. The 20-time Academy Award nominee (and three-time winner) just dropped $3.6 million on a mid-century pad in Pasadena, California. Streep and her husband, sculptor Don Gummer, are the first people to buy the home in nearly fifty years, according to the exclusive on Variety. Built in 1959, the 3,087 square foot property sits on nearly two acres in the hills of Pasadena and has panoramic views of the surrounding San Gabriel Mountains and the Colorado Street Bridge.
Jul 17, 2020
HBO Is Coming to Hulu Just In Time For Game of Thrones
Hulu watchers, we have great news for you. If you were wondering how you’d tune in to Game of Thrones this year, now you don’t have to “borrow” your friend’s/parents’/cat sitter’s cable login. The streaming service is offering the premium network as a subscription add on, just in time for season seven’s return.
Jul 17, 2020
This Converted Church in Sweden Answers All Our House Prayers
Two very popular categories of dreamy real estate include 1) homes in Sweden, and 2) converted churches—and this house just happens to be both. Peek inside this stunning property, which is accepting bids above 2,625,000 Swedish Krona, or $323,559 USD. Built in 1889, this former Baptist church is now an open and airy residence in Högsbo, a town 45 minutes outside of the city of Uppsala.
Jul 17, 2020
You’ve Cat to Be Kitten Me: This Arizona House Has Some Purr-culiar Decor
This log cabin style home in the Arizona desert might look unassuming from the outside, but just wait un-tail you see the inside, my furrends. I don’t know how to tell you this, but it’s pawsitively, provocatively plastered in felines. Located in Concho, about two hours east of Flagstaff, the 2,500 square foot two bedroom, one bath home stands out for one glaring reason: Most of the surfaces, including ceilings, walls, floors, and even appliances, are covered in cats.
Jul 17, 2020
These Are The Hottest Home Colors, According to Pinterest
With the resurgence of ’80s style in the past few years, pastels have been having quite a moment at home. And while light colors will always have a place in our palettes, Pinterest is noticing that some bolder hues have been gaining in popularity recently. In the company’s 2018 Home Report released this week, bolder, deeper shades were gaining traction.
Jul 17, 2020
Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year is So Hot
The 2018 Colors of the Year keep on coming. So far, paint companies have gone for black, neutrals, and blues, but the folks at Benjamin Moore are surprising us again (remember when they picked white?). Their color choice for next year is straight up sizzling. The vibrant red with a hint of orange is the opposite of keeping your cool. “Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence.
Jul 17, 2020
Ellen’s Design Challenge: Meet Bradley
Name: Bradley L Bowers City: Miami, FL Style: I use the term “future-monk” to describe my style. I avoid decoration and I love to let the purity of materials merge with really funky and exciting shapes & forms. Carpenter paired with: Matt Muenster What are your design strengths? Follow-through; I think it is an underrated quality and one of my greatest assets and strengths. What are your design weaknesses? I am insistent.
Jul 17, 2020
Ellen’s Design Challenge: Meet Melissa
Name: Melissa Rivera-Torres City: Pleasant Hill, CA Style: Modern, functional, industrial with a pop of color and a twist of fun. Carpenter paired with: Stephen Zimpel When did you realize you had potential in furniture design? I always loved furniture design, and making things that had a purpose.
Jul 17, 2020
Ellen’s Design Challenge: Meet Vivian
Name: Vivian Beer City: Manchester, NH Style: Sexy industrial. Carpenter paired with: Matt Blashaw When did you realize you had potential in furniture design? I really fell in love with furniture design in graduate school. I had studied as a sculptor at Maine College of Art and worked in architectural iron before studying in the Metals program at Cranbrook Academy of Art. My research was divided between contemporary design and decorative arts history.
Jul 17, 2020
Forget Yule Logs, Watch Puppies Crash Christmas Instead
We love a good holiday yule log, but there’s one thing the traditional holiday programming is missing: Puppies. Thank goodness for Hulu and their Streaming Wonderland options, which this year pairs pups with the lovely crackling ambiance of a fireplace. In 2016, the streaming service introduced their version of holiday background TV in the tradition of the yule log, but with more options beyond a simple fireplace.
Jul 17, 2020
Netflix’s The OA Will Be Back For a Second Season
In December, Netflix gave us a present in the form of mystery thriller The OA, a new original series announced just four days before it premiered. Well, the streaming service recently confirmed that the show will be back for another season. The sci-fi storyline follows Prairie Johnson, played by co-creator Brit Marling, who went missing for seven years and returns to her family cured of her blindness.
Jul 17, 2020
Home Depot’s Black Friday Sale: Our Picks for the Best Deals
Welcome to the unofficial-official start to holiday shopping. Whether you decide to brave the stores in person or stick to deal hunting online, Black Friday through Cyber Monday are prime days for savings. There’s lots of good stuff on sale at The Home Depot for weekend warriors and remodelers alike. We’ll be updating this post throughout the day with our picks for the best deals for your gift list and your home, so you won’t have to look far to snag a steal.
Jul 17, 2020
You’ll Have More Anne Shirley For Thanksgiving with PBS’s The Good Stars
2016’s Anne-a-palooza continues with a new installment of the classic tale from PBS, and it’s premiering on Thanksgiving. You might remember that L.M. Montgomery’s classic tale, Anne of Green Gables, was having quite the revival last year. PBS debuted a remake on Thanksgiving 2016 starring Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert and Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley.
Jul 17, 2020
Netflix’s Anne of Green Gables Reboot Gets a Release Date
Canada’s favorite spirited ginger is getting the Netflix treatment. The streaming service-cum-network is partnering with CBC for a new miniseries called “Anne,” and they just debuted a short teaser trailer and announced a release date. L.M.
Jul 17, 2020
Taylor Swift’s Former NYC Rental Is the Townhouse of Our ‘Wildest Dreams’
Want to live like T Swift? The pop star reportedly rented out this townhouse in the West Village while renovating her Tribeca home last summer. Now, the place is on the market for a cool $19.995 million. Welcome to New York, indeed. Located at 23 Cornelia Street, the townhouse has five bedrooms and five full and two half bathrooms across three floors, totaling 5,500 square feet.
Jul 17, 2020
This Photographer Shows Another Side of Pet Portraits
We can’t get enough of furry friends over here, and we know some of you are into House Tours just as much for the pets as the decor (no judgement). So when we came across photographer Andrius Burba’s animal portraits, we knew we just had to share. Unless you’ve got a cat and a glass or acrylic coffee table at home, it’s not likely you peek at the underside of pets all that much.
Jul 17, 2020
Forget Blankets, Wrap Yourself Up In This Cozy Chair
As temperatures begin to drop, now’s the time to turn your place into a cozy nest. Sure, you could break out a throw blanket or light a fire, but this duvet inspired armchair is some next level cocooning. The chair, called COLE, is a product of Russian furniture designer Kseniya Alferova.
Jul 17, 2020
A Stained Glass Cabin in the Woods
Imagine a beautiful retreat that celebrates light, color and nature, all in one. Enter Glass Cabin, a creation handmade by stained glass artist Neile Cooper. New Jersey based artist Neile Cooper had the idea for a little cabin in the woods where she could show off her stained glass craft. The result is Glass Cabin, a small structure in her backyard constructed almost entirely of reclaimed window frames and lumber decorated with her stunning artwork.
Jul 17, 2020
This Uniquely Shaped Tiny Home Comes Fully Assembled
There’s no shortage of stylish tiny homes out there, but many still have some assembly required. This project—aptly titled Mobile Home—comes delivered, already fully assembled. Created by designer Ruzanna Andressa Oganesya, Mobile Home is built on a moving platform that can fit on a freight liner truck bed, and is therefore easily transported to any place you’d want to put a modern, off the grid tiny house.
Jul 17, 2020
Here’s Your First Look at Ellen’s Collection for Loloi Rugs
Ellen DeGeneres has been busy. The comedian, TV host, and most recently designer has been working on several new home collections under her ED by Ellen brand, including a line of rugs, pillows, and throws for Loloi. The collection was first announced in October 2016, and debuted at the Las Vegas and Atlanta markets in January. The rugs come in seven styles and multiple colorways each.
Jul 17, 2020