A Scientist's Small Baltimore Rental Is Full of Color, Creativity, and Coziness
Ph.D. candidate and creative entrepreneur Taylor Evans and her partner have incorporated color and pattern into their small rental apartment. "It feels playful, yet sophisticated, and I think it reflects our personalities," she writes.  
Nov 10, 2021
A 400-Square-Foot Brooklyn Apartment Balances Style & Function in a Small Space
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The wall-to-wall exposed brick is the star of this small home, and Fredd has filled the rest of the space with books, plants, and music.
Nov 9, 2021
This Family's 184-Year-Old House Is Rustic Modern Colonial Farmhouse Perfection
Sade and William's house was built in 1837 and had been well maintained when they bought it three years ago; they've added their personality through a little cosmetic work, including paint and refinishing the floors.
Nov 8, 2021
B&A: A Family's Shabby Brownstone Skips a Fancy Reno for a Fast, Potent Refresh
With plans for a larger gut reno in the future, Katrina and her family to still wanted to make their old, shabby home look good for them NOW. Using smaller, high-impact but low-budget ideas helped transform the space from blah to “I really want to hang out here."
Nov 5, 2021
A Cozy Canadian Bungalow Is Marvelously Modern, Rustic, Minimalist, and Moody
This bungalow required a complete gut job, and aspiring designer Rita Melkonian designed the new floor plan from scratch to fit her family perfectly.
Nov 3, 2021
A Knitwear Designer's Albuquerque Home Is a Mix of Scandinavian and Navajo Style
Navajo/Diné knitwear designer Jennifer Berg founded Native Knitter, and she designs and sells knitting patterns from her beautiful house in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which she shares with her husband, two kids, two dogs, and a tortoise.
Nov 2, 2021
A Mother-Daughter Duo's Rental Is a Creative, Cool Maximalist Mix on a Budget
Liz S. and her daughter Olivia share this Pittsburgh rental apartment that's filled with a beautiful yet budget mix of decor from thrift stores and Facebook Marketplace, along with a few splurges like Panton chairs.
Nov 1, 2021
This Small East Texas Cottage's Style Is Called 'Deconstructed Southern Modern'
Sam Melton is a seller of vintage furniture and his renovated home was originally built for his great-grandparents in the 1960s.
Oct 26, 2021
See Why a Room in This Ohio House Is Described as 'Beetlejuice Goes to Florida'
Musician and art collector Brad Walsh lives in a snowy part of Ohio, so he says he likes to "propagate a perpetual spring indoors."
Oct 26, 2021
A Sunny Denver Apartment Charms With Stained Glass, Pink Tile, and 48 Plants
As soon as photographer Colleen O’Toole saw this rental apartment's gorgeous stained glass, clawfoot tub, and original hardwood floors, she fell in love with the place!
Oct 14, 2021
This Gorgeous Norwegian Apartment Is Soothing Scandinavian Style Embodied
Originally from Taiwan, Kathy Hao-Hsuan Chang, moved to Norway 3.5 years ago, and fell in love with Scandinavian style design. "It is minimalistic, but still with very beautiful things to look at."
Oct 12, 2021
This Actor's NYC Apartment Is Dripping With Drama, Dark Colors & Other Delights
Actor Charles Busch believes a home is a visual autobiography. And his NYC apartment's style is best summed up as: 19th century Parisian bordello mixed with the Golden Age Hollywood.
Oct 7, 2021
A Tropical Plant Collector's Atlanta Loft Is a Love Letter to Post Modernism
There's an Op Art entryway. A Memphis Milano bathroom. Tons of rare tropical plants. And much of the design was DIYed on a budget!
Sep 30, 2021
A Compact San Francisco Condo Shows How to Optimize Space Beautifully
Laura is a pro at designing and optimizing small spaces, and lives in this condo located in a 1909 Victorian building. And a clever dog crate camouflaging idea is just ONE of the great ideas you'll find in her home.
Sep 29, 2021
This House's Dripping With So Much History, It's Like Stepping Back in Time
This building has all the authentic features of a traditional Georgian house: huge windows, tiny rooms, wooden floors, and fireplaces in all rooms.
Sep 24, 2021
This House in Joshua Tree Is a Mid-Century Desert Oasis
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This home's white, teal, and orange color palette mirrors the nature surrounding it.
Sep 22, 2021
B&A: An Old Barn Was Transformed into a Gorgeous Studio Apartment & Art Studio
Lizzie Gill, a mixed media artist, and her husband remodeled this 1990s-era, run-down barn. It's now their full-time home, a studio apartment and art studio.
Sep 17, 2021
This Cool LA Condo Achieves a High-End Look on a Secondhand Budget
Because Natalie Wong's condo in Los Angeles' Koreatown neighborhood was built in the 1930s, her interiors were heavily inspired by the Hollywood Regency era.
Sep 15, 2021
3 Latinx Designers on Their Work and the State of Diversity in Design
Plus, their hopes for the future.
Sep 15, 2021
B&A: A 500-Square-Foot Rental's Budget Redo Includes a Now Unrecognizable Entry
It's not just the entryway (which was turned into a cozy and much more functional spot) that got a refresh... every room was updated without breaking the bank.
Sep 1, 2021
AT's Home Director Lives in One of the Chicest 600-Square-Foot Rentals Ever
The period charm in Danielle's Upper East Side apartment is a dream: original hardwood floors, exposed white brick, a painted tile backsplash in the kitchen, and a wood burning fireplace.
Aug 30, 2021
This Rental Bungalow Has an Orange Kitchen & 'Psychedelic Cuddle Puddle Room'
Holistic nutritionist Dave Coast shares a 1920s classic Venice bungalow with his partner, George, and their dog, Stanley.
Aug 19, 2021
A Buenos Aires Apartment Has the Best Blue Kitchen Cabinets
There are all-white walls, an open concept for the living area, the kitchen was moved to what used to be the entrance, the bathroom was fully renovated, and Sebastian also built a home office from the former bathroom and closet.
Aug 13, 2021
10 Cute Kids’ Desks to Make Homework Time and Crafting Way More Fun
These desks are parent- and kid-approved.
Aug 10, 2021
B&A: A Bland Buenos Aires Apartment's Refresh Includes a Ping Pong Dining Table
Not only was this homeowner on a tight budget, this apartment's makeover was finished in a week!
Aug 5, 2021
This Austin Rental House's Color Palette Is Earthy and Warm
Designer Jackie Streusand has created a vintage, earthy, warm, and eclectic home in this rental house.
Jul 25, 2021
9 Stylish Ways to Decorate the Space Above Your Couch
The wall space above your sofa is brimming with design potential, it just takes a little imagination.
Jul 11, 2021
Stylish Solutions for the Space Above the Couch
Your couch is probably the focal point of your living room, and that means that whatever’s going on on the wall above the couch is also the center of attention. It’s an important — and somewhat intimidating — spot to fill because it’s so central and so big. So we’ve rounded up a few ideas for what to do with this prime piece of visual real estate. Fill it up with shelves. As seen in this living room from Whistles.
Jul 9, 2021
Ashley Tisdale’s Hammock Chaise Lounge Makes a Bold Statement
"Are you supposed to sit in it or just stare at it?"
Jul 5, 2021
A 100-Year-Old Spanish Revival NOLA Home Has the Dreamiest Tropical Backyard
Before Diogo moved in, the 100-year-old Spanish Revival home looked like a frat house. There were couches everywhere, different colors on the walls in every room, and the yard was a wreck.
Jun 29, 2021
The Making of a Father and a Career in Interior Design
Here's how fatherhood helped a creative forge a career in interior design.
Jun 24, 2021
8 Rustic Bathroom Design Ideas That’ll Make You Want to Move to the Woods
Many bathrooms are sterile, shiny affairs, full of porcelain, ceramic tile, and sleek chrome. The following spaces, however, aim for something a little different. Whether your bathroom is small or a huge primary bath, going rustic just makes everything feel cozier. Bringing in textured elements like brick, concrete, and wood will give your bathroom a touch of the unexpected and more than a little bit of rustic charm.
May 27, 2021
The World’s Most Popular Bed
As a design blogger, I can’t help noticing certain trends in the images I pore through every day. Last week, while searching for images of beautiful modern canopy beds, one bed in particular kept popping up over and over. It’s like the Eames chair of beds…simple, beautiful, modern, and seemingly ubiquitous.If you have a sharp eye (or you shop at Ikea as much as I do), you’ve probably deduced that the world’s most popular bed is the Ikea Edland.
May 18, 2021
This Stunning Home Is Filled with Incredible Custom Furniture and Art
Both supremely talented individually, architect and designer Alejo Petrucci and designer and artist Francisco Miranda worked together to create a home that perfectly showcases each of their styles and all of their skills.
Apr 26, 2021
B&A: This House, Untouched for Decades, Got an Incredible Remodel
This total fixer upper was dark, dingy, and closed off, so interior designer Isabelle Dahlin opened up the ceilings to expose original beams and put in skylight windows to brighten the space.
Apr 14, 2021
This Small Brooklyn Apartment Squeezes Art, DIYs, and Style Into Every Inch
It's like a "Gay Man’s Modern Victorian Apothecary."
Apr 13, 2021
One Redditor Discovered This Shocking Detail In the “13 Going on 30” Apartment
The design inspiration was right under our noses the entire time.
Mar 22, 2021
B&A: A Rental's Transformation Included Uncovering Original Details
Hattie Kolp has transformed her childhood home — this stunning prewar brownstone apartment she's lived in since she was 10 years old — by revealing gorgeous original architectural details, like several pocket doors that were covered by sheetrock and shelving.
Mar 11, 2021
The Evolution of the Oval Office Decor, From 1909 to 2021
Compare the Oval Offices of 20 U.S. presidents with this interactive tool.
Mar 7, 2021
The Most Popular Design Styles in Every State, According to a New Report
From modern farmhouse to cottagecore.
Feb 14, 2021
A Holistic Interior Designer's 'Modern Farmhouse' Is an Inspiring High & Low Mix
"Dedicating time and attention to designing spaces that are happy, healthy, and supportive is the ultimate form of wellness and self-care we can give ourselves and our family. There is a lot of power in good, intentional design."
Feb 5, 2021
This Architect's Australia House Has a Bright Courtyard with a Colorful Mural
Anna Castles' house is designed around an internal courtyard, which means they have natural light flooding their living area all day; they can look out at their beautiful mural and feel connected to outside.
Dec 7, 2020
A New Orleans Shotgun Has a Backyard Inspired by Mexico and Marfa
KV Harper, the principal and founder of Kex Design + Build, lives in a renovated 7th Ward double shotgun camelback that's filled with interesting historical objects, but doesn’t feel like a museum thanks to good design and a mix of modern features.
Dec 1, 2020
An Architect's Austin House Has Splendid Built-Ins (& an Amazing Walk-In Closet)
Everything is always changing and moving around in Melanie Raines' remodeled house, it's why she lovingly calls it “the laboratory.”
Nov 30, 2020
This House Features Furniture These Renters Built Themselves
Shanna is an interior designer and her partner is an artist/illustrator, and their rental home is a reflection of these creative careers.
Nov 30, 2020
A 550-Square-Foot Moscow Home Shows How to Use Decor to Make a Space Feel Larger
This apartment's design was inspired by New Orleans. The main bedroom resembles the cozy style of Southern bed and breakfasts. And the kitchen is in the color of boiled crawfish.
Nov 26, 2020
This Transitional Style Missouri Rental Apartment Was Furnished on a Budget
As a former assistant to Broadway production designers, here’s how Robbie Ashurst sets the stage for his everyday life in the Midwest.
Nov 25, 2020
This Interior Designer's Blank Rental Was Decorated Beautifully on a Budget
Budget was a challenge when Samantha Stein first started her interior design business. She had to search through Craigslist, Facebook Marketplaces, estate sales, garage sales to furnish her rental home.
Nov 19, 2020
The Winner of "Interior Design Masters" Lives in an Utterly Stunning Victorian
The winner of the first season of "Interior Design Masters" Cassie Nicholas shares this antique-filled Victorian terrace with her husband Edd and their dog Beecher.
Nov 11, 2020
"The Simpsons" Got a Wes Anderson-Style Makeover
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The two design aesthetics are more similar than you think.
Oct 26, 2020
9 Things Designers Never Spend More Than $10 On
When it comes to design, throwing money at a project never hurts.
Oct 15, 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
The World’s Most Beautiful Tile Floors
These stunning tile floors will make you forget hardwood.
Oct 13, 2020
Each Room in this Victorian's Lovely, Notably the Plant-Filled Kitchen & Balcony
Interior designer Michelle Martel remodeled this 1904 Victorian fixer-upper, and it's gorgeous!
Oct 6, 2020
A 600-Square-Foot NYC Rental Has a High-End Look on a Low-End Budget
Interior designer Lindsay Colby took inspiration from high-end interiors and found ways to achieve those looks in a more budget-friendly way.
Sep 16, 2020
The 10 Commandments of Rug Shopping
Thou shalt not buy something that doesn't fit your room or lifestyle.
Sep 14, 2020
This Warm, Relaxed California Home Has Some Beautiful Furniture Choices
This interior stylist and business owner's home is the very definition of modern California cool.
Sep 6, 2020
This Renter Uses Removable Wallpaper in the Kitchen in a Fresh Way
The whole unit is a tapestry of elements that keep the renter's senses stimulated every day.
Sep 5, 2020
8 Super Stylish Ways to Deal with that Awkward Spot at the Foot of the Bed
Don't miss the chance to do more with this seemingly small amount of space.
Sep 3, 2020
A Colorful UK Home Features the Neatest Wooden Apothecary Drawers in the Kitchen
This Edwardian end terrace was built in 1910, and a gorgeous modern kitchen extension was recently added.
Aug 30, 2020
A Small UK Home Got a Beautiful Budget Reno, and the Garden Is Must-See Stunning
This house had been empty for seven years when Maxine bought it. The garden was so overgrown you couldn’t open the back door, the ’90s bathroom was leaking into the kitchen, and all the rooms needed attention... and Maxine has worked her DIY magic on all of them!
Aug 20, 2020
This Formerly Small Dark Rental Proves the Power of Paint and Styling on a Space
Lifestyle blogger and interior designer Jessica-Sara Morris turned a small dark rental into a cozy, clean, inspiring space.
Aug 16, 2020
Custom Storage & Colorful Patterns Make This Shared Home Ultra Livable
Two roommates enlisted designer Ahmad Abouzanat to help them design this Chelsea rental apartment's shared spaces and the bedrooms.
Aug 15, 2020
10 of Our Favorite Sources for Mid-Century Modern Lighting
Sputnik chandeliers, orb sconces—could we love you anymore?
Aug 7, 2020
A Teeny London Studio Apartment Makes the Best Out of an Odd Layout
This renter made the best out of a very small space.
Aug 3, 2020
This New Program Exists to Support Black Designers
“The program is more of a commitment than simply sharing support on social media one day during the year.”
Jul 30, 2020
An Incredibly Colorful Victorian Has the Dreamiest Custom Curved Bookcases
This interior Stylist and DIY blogger is is a self-proclaimed "color splasher and pattern clasher!"
Jul 29, 2020
This Gorgeous Los Angeles House Has the Most Colorful Collection of Furniture
And the backyard mural is must-see!
Jul 27, 2020
Turns Out, Staying at Home Has Helped People Rediscover Their Love for Rattan
According to Google, it's the most popular interior design trend since the beginning of March.
Jul 20, 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
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
9 Small (But Powerful!) Updates You Can Make to Your Living Room in an Afternoon
Think you need a lot of time to make a big impact on your living room? It’s not the case! If you want to refresh a living room in an afternoon, you need only choose one (or more) of these small but impactful ideas. Do you have a little paint already on hand, perhaps from a previous DIY project? Why not add a small painted detail to something in your living room?
Jul 17, 2020