My Daring Bedroom Makeover Embraces 2 Design “Hot Takes”
Projects & Improvements
I went bold with wallpaper — and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Jan 8, 2024
A Tear-Down Makeover Turned This Victorian Living Room into a Stunner
Projects & Improvements
Fear not: The beautiful vintage fireplace stayed!
Jan 7, 2024
This 90-Year-Old, 290-Square-Foot Studio's Redo Is Renter-FriendlyTours
Designer Drew Michael Scott refreshed this plain, “white box” 290-square-foot studio apartment with secondhand finds and a DIY headboard.
Jan 5, 2024
Raw Materials Define This Home in a Small Spanish Village Tours
Interior stylist Caroline Ohannessian’s biggest renovation goals were to respect the soul of the existing house and be sustainable with decor.
Jan 3, 2024
A 500-Square-Foot Attic Apartment Has the Most Perfect Tiny Bed NookTours
Katherine lives in a quirky attic apartment above a 20th-century carriage house garage with lots of character like mismatched chandeliers and a window that opens upside-down.
Jan 1, 2024
My Dated Bedroom’s Makeover Has a Closet Inspired by a Luxury Store
Projects & Improvements
I knew there was something beautiful waiting to be revealed.
Dec 28, 2023
This Builder-Grade Blank Canvas Added Charm Without Breaking the BankTours
When Mary Ann bought this house it was a “blank canvas of builder-grade basics with wall-to-wall carpet, and it lacked character and charm.”
Dec 20, 2023
This Small Melbourne Rooftop Apartment Has a Must-See CourtyardTours
Tour a sustainably minded, two-bedroom apartment in Melbourne's Collingwood neighborhood that has an absolutely dreamy outdoor area that's small but functional.
Dec 19, 2023
An Old Boat House Is Now a Cozy 296-Square-Foot Backyard Tiny HomeTours
See how an old boat house was transformed into a tiny but cozy and cute backyard tiny home that’s less than 300 square feet in size.
Dec 14, 2023
A $100 Makeover Gives This “No Design” Bedroom Major Retro Style
PROJECTS & IMPROVEMENTS
This project proves the power of paint and shopping your own home.
Dec 11, 2023
This Artist and Designer’s Philly Rowhome Has Awesome Gallery WallsTours
Tour the Philadelphia rowhome of artist and designer Mitch Wiesen, who cleaned, caulked, and painted to update their home.
Dec 8, 2023
This Bathroom’s Nostalgic Makeover Leans into Its Original 1950s Tile
PROJECTS & IMPROVEMENTS
“I was in love with the green and black tiles,” the homeowner says. “I wanted to spotlight them and honor the incredible craft that went into building our bathroom.”
Dec 6, 2023
A Corner Shop Turned Home Is Now the Colorful “’70s House Manchester”Tours
See inside the colorful and retro home of Estelle Bilson, the 1970s decor expert better known as “'70s House Manchester.”
Dec 5, 2023
Ripping Out the Dated ‘80s Decor Gave Me the Entryway of My Dreams
Projects & Improvements
My friend told me my new entryway felt like a hotel in Europe. With that one kind compliment, all the stress of the reno was worth it.
Dec 3, 2023
A Character-Packed Makeover Helps a "Stark White" Dining Room Sing
Projects & Improvements
There's now a dash of color in an unexpected spot.
Dec 1, 2023
These Renters Have Painted Every Wall and DIYed It AllTours
When Justine and her spouse, Fen, moved in, they only had a mattress and some hand-me-downs, but over nearly a decade they’ve painted every wall at least once and thrifted, rewired, and DIYed it all.
Dec 1, 2023
A Family of Five Shares a Maximalist 700-Square-Foot Home in Hong Kong Tours
Tour this family of five’s Hong Kong home that’s colorful, maximalist, vintage, and located near the sea.
Nov 29, 2023
A Renter-Friendly Kitchen Redo Packs Big Style into 85 Square Feet
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Best yet, the upgrades only cost $1,000.
Nov 28, 2023
This Eclectic, Vintage Apartment Is Located in an Actual CommuneTours
See inside this couple’s 750-square-foot apartment that’s located in Radish, an intentional community in Oakland.
Nov 28, 2023
10 Ways to Remove Cigarette Smells from FurnitureCleaning
Get rid of any smoky smells that are lingering on precious pieces of vintage furniture.
Nov 27, 2023
This Podcaster Lives in a Cozy One-Bedroom Apartment on a CommuneTours
See inside the home of Danielle Bezalel, the founder of feminist podcast “Sex Ed with DB,” who lives in a one-bedroom rental apartment on the Radish commune in Oakland, California.
Nov 26, 2023
See Inside Oakland’s Radish Commune, Home to 19 Adults (and 4 Babies!)Tours
Tour the community spaces of the 19 adults and 4 babies that make up the intentional community Radish in North Oakland.
Nov 22, 2023
Smart Design Makes a Teeny Spanish Apartment Feel Much LargerTours
Architect Iñigo Gómez brilliantly designed this teeny space, and the gorgeous terrace helps make small-space living luxurious.
Nov 21, 2023
This Wyoming House Built in the 1980s Was Renovated from Top to BottomTours
Grace and Jason jumped head first into a DIY reno after buying this 1980s house that needed some serious TLC; it took two years to strip the house back to the frame and rebuild.
Nov 16, 2023
A Flat’s Aesthetic Features Homeowner’s “Affinity With the Old World” Tours
The family’s favorite room is their “sweet, hardworking kitchen” that’s designed with functionality in mind.
Nov 16, 2023
This Refreshed 1953 Bungalow Is Now a Colorful, Maximalist Forever HomeTours
See inside this Ontario house that’s been renovated inside and out by the owners of the colorful vintage shop, Rainbows and Retro.
Nov 15, 2023
An Awkward Wall Gets a New Life as a Luxe Green Kitchenette
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These renters squeezed a super practical (and beautiful!) kitchenette into just 40 square feet
Nov 13, 2023
This Colorful 450-Square-Foot Vancouver Studio Is Definitely Not MaximalistTours
“It is the perfect size for living alone and is my happy place — I love coming home to the space,” Melissa Verdicchio writes of her home.
Nov 13, 2023
A $350 Bathroom Redo Brings Vintage Charm Back to a 200-Year-Old Home
PROJECTS & IMPROVEMENTS
It’s an 1830s Colonial-style home, but you wouldn’t know it from the bathroom’s “before.”
Nov 12, 2023
This 1918 House Is a Masterclass in Mixing FloralsTours
Tour designer Ellen Mallernee’s Tennessee house built in 1918 that she’s decorated with wallpaper and Facebook Marketplace treasures.
Nov 10, 2023
Find the Vintage Rugs of Your Dreams at These Online StoresDesign Ideas
Vintage hunters everywhere, you're going to want to bookmark this.
Nov 10, 2023
A Plain Kitchen Goes from White to Wow with a Retro-Inspired Makeover
PROJECTS & IMPROVEMENTS
The matching seating, wallpaper, and curtains are patterned perfection.
Nov 9, 2023
This Wardrobe Stylist’s Barcelona Apartment Has a Stunning PatioTours
Alissa Ashcraft, her 11-year-old son, and dog, Burrito, share this Spanish rental apartment with gorgeous architectural details.
Nov 8, 2023
Fashion Writer Lauren Caruso’s California Rental Has Great Vintage FindsTours
Explore this fashion and beauty writer’s rental apartment with a stylish mix of secondhand and vintage furniture pieces.
Nov 7, 2023
A 1930s Shotgun in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward Is Colorful, ModernTours
Event producer Jovanca Maitland worked with interior designer, Jazzy Matthews, to design a bright home to make her feel inspired, creative and joyful.
Nov 6, 2023
Abby Silverman’s NYC Loft Has the Coolest Chrome FireplaceTours
See inside Cosmopolitan’s Digital Creative Director’s incredibly cool, chic, and contemporary NYC loft.
Nov 3, 2023
A Colorful but Calm U.K. Victorian Is an Example of "Mellow Maximalism"Tours
Explore a townhome mixing the vibrancy of the Caribbean, slick design of Scandinavia, and eclecticism of old English houses.
Nov 3, 2023
A Restored 1940s Bungalow Is a "Fresh Perspective on Curated Vintage"Tours
Nathalie and Sean originally rented this charming house, but now own it, and have now had full creative freedom on the decor!
Oct 31, 2023
A Small Brooklyn Rental Was Inspired by Barragan and BaughmanTours
See how an architect and an interior designer were inspired by designers when decorating their Ditmas Park rental apartment.
Oct 30, 2023
DIY Projects Totally Transformed a 600-Square-Foot NYC Rental ApartmentTours
Natalie Wong has painted, transformed the kitchen, and replaced all the boring boob lights with fun pendants in her New York City rental apartment.
Oct 26, 2023
This Berlin Apartment Makes the Colorful Case for "Dopamine Decor"Tours
Sisters Lischa and Cira Steiper’s apartment completely embodies their personalities and brand, Don&Dandy.
Oct 25, 2023
A Gut Renovation of a 1910 Home Features a DIY Limewashed Wall Tours
A former reno lacked personality, but this family has added furniture, art, paint, color & more over the last two years.
Oct 25, 2023
A DIY Gut Reno of a "Severe" Fixer Upper Saved It from Tear-DownTours
The only thing that’s more stunning than the gorgeous mid-century modern details are the “killer” 180-degree hilltop views.
Oct 23, 2023
A 1927 English Tudor Has a Cool Modern 13-Foot-Long Built-in SofaTours
Tour a house featuring an eclectic mix of art, tons of pattern, clean but colorful lines, and organized clutter.
Oct 20, 2023
A 1912 "Heritage Apartment" Was Furnished Mostly with Secondhand FindsTours
See inside a Vancouver rental apartment that’s a neutral, calming, organic, and eclectic mix and match of old and new.
Oct 19, 2023
A Homeowner Used to Dream of Living in This CottageTours
It’s a 1930s home full of thrifted finds and a lot of charm.
Oct 18, 2023
An Eclectic Colombian Home Has the Cutest Painted Details in Its RoomsTours
Tour a colorful, eclectic, vintage-filled rental home in Bogota that features lots of adorable paint and pattern details.
Oct 17, 2023
A 377-Square-Foot Berlin Studio Feels Larger, Thanks to a Clever CurtainTours
Leaving her last apartment was the best decision Kraaijvanger ever made (and not just because of the pests).
Oct 10, 2023
Retro-Inspired Wallpaper Shines in a Singer-Songwriter’s 1930s Sydney Apartment
Tours
Tour musician Georgia Mooney’s 560-square-foot home that favors florals, lace, velvet, fringe, and retro wallpaper.
Oct 9, 2023
A Stylist and Artist’s Australian Home Is Full of Found Objects
Tours
Nicole Nelius’ 1960s home in Australia still has its original character, like a big wall of beautiful mid-century windows.
Oct 5, 2023
A Once-Bare Bedroom on Martha’s Vineyard Is Now Perfectly Cottagecore
Home Projects
As one Instagram commenter says, “Literally would never stop reading books with big cozy socks on in this room.”
Oct 4, 2023
Our Best Thrifting Tips for National Thrift Shop Day
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been six years since Macklemore and Ryan Lewis captured the zeitgeist of mainstream tag-popping and bin-scouring with their runaway hit song, Thrift Shop. But while hippies and hipsters come and go, the joy of thrift shopping and treasure hunting is forever—so I rounded up some of my favorite tips for National Thrift Shopping Day, culled from my decade of prior experience as the editor of budget living magazine Shoestring.
Oct 3, 2023
A Light-Filled Barcelona Apartment Was Once a “Space in Ruin”
Tours
The homeowners did the renovations all on their own.
Oct 3, 2023
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.
Oct 1, 2023
This Vintage 1970s Bed Has Hidden “Arms” & More Surprising Features
Keep an eye out next time you go thrifting.
Sep 29, 2023
An Easy IKEA Hack Brings Statement Shelving to This Bare Wall
HOME PROJECTS
Only a few steps were needed to give these IKEA shelves the look of custom built-ins.
Sep 23, 2023
The Owner of a Sydney Apartment Brilliantly Overcame Bad Natural Light
Tours
Bertie Ocampo pulls inspiration and ideas from favorite movies, books, YouTube videos, and Pinterest pins to design her cute Sydney apartment.
Sep 21, 2023
What’s the Difference Between Thrifting, Antiquing, and Vintage Shopping?
So many terms get thrown around in one secondhand bucket.
Sep 21, 2023
Professional Stager Jason Saft Transformed His 475-Square-Foot Studio
See how professional stager Jason Saft reimagined his 475-square-foot studio apartment without fully renovating it.
Sep 18, 2023
How This Renter Turned a “Repurposed Classroom” into a Stunning Home
The original brick wall is the star of the show.
Sep 15, 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
A Vintage Decor Seller’s Montreal Rental Is Filled With Secondhand Gems
Tours
See a vintage decor seller’s apartment that has slowly evolved over time to be a home and No Kill Vintage’s headquarters.
Sep 12, 2023
11 Quality Old-School Brands to Look for at Thrift Stores or Goodwill
Style
According to professional vintage furniture buyers.
Sep 9, 2023
A Couple (and Their Two Dogs!) Call This 43-Foot-Long Boat Home
Tours
Brittainy and Ryan have lived full-time in this boat for seven years, creating a boho, vintage-inspired cozy home.
Sep 7, 2023
This Renovated Swedish Home Is Full of “a Lot of Everything”
Tours
See how Emy Stenudd and her partner transformed their home in Sweden to be the ultimate place to make family memories.
Sep 6, 2023
A Couple’s Cool Brussels Rental Celebrates Color and Kitsch
Tours
This vibrant 1076-square-foot rental apartment in Brussels has high ceilings, lots of light, and fun furnishings.
Aug 31, 2023
B&A: A Post-College Apartment's $1200 Redo Is Renter-Friendly Chic
HOME PROJECTS
Turns out, tuning your living room into a cozy oasis doesn't require any paint.
Aug 30, 2023
The Solarium in This Grand Historic House in Chicago Is Stunning
Tours
There's both historic charm and a surplus of color.
Aug 25, 2023
This Couple Lives in a $2,300-a-Month, 300-Square-Foot Brooklyn Rental
Tours
See inside this rental shared by a soon-to-be family of three that’s stylish and functional despite the teeny size.
Aug 24, 2023
Every Inch of This Richmond Townhouse Has Been Designed for Form and Function
Nicole and her family downsized when they moved from a major city to a small city, and every square inch of their home had to be designed for form and function.
Aug 23, 2023
A 350-Square-Foot L.A. Tiny House Makes Living Small Look Easy
Tours
Ariana Govan has been renting this ADU in Los Angeles' Cheviot Hills neighborhood for six months. Originally from New York, she knew she was crafty enough to make the small space work.
Aug 21, 2023
This ‘70s Sofa Is Basically Its Own Conversation Pit
It was likely used for more than just conversation.
Aug 17, 2023