Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400
Location: Austin, Texas
I love my home because it's filled with things that make me happy! I consider my style to be "collected eclectic," and my home is a perfect collection of my vintage finds, DIYs, bargain buys, and even a couple of splurges. I'm by no means a minimalist, and I'm certainly not afraid of a little color!
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:45:00 -0400
From water cistern, to warehouse, to gorgeous glass house, Casa Aljibe is a unique sight in Alpredrete, a suburb outside of Madrid, Spain.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:30:00 -0400
When is a staircase more than just a staircase? When standout details like these take stairs from just a convenient way to move from one floor to another and into the realm of functional sculpture. Whether there's a remodel in your future or you're just an architectural junkie, you'll find plenty to love about these 15 beautiful staircases.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:15:00 -0400
Convertible tables have been a small space staple for decades, but what they offer in functionality, they often lack in style. Paris-based Boulon Blanc wants to change that with their new transformable table.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0400
Grocery shopping for one may seem like the easiest thing in the world in theory—buying for just yourself should be an automatic money-saver, right? But if you're shopping solo and you go in without a plan, it's hard to keep yourself in check when it comes to impulse purchases and knowing what you really need. And using up food all by yourself before it goes bad can be a challenge, too, so you have to shop and cook smarter. The good news is, it can be done, and it's not that difficult, as long as you have a strategy and stick to it.
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Finding inexpensive curtains is relatively easy—IKEA's popular VIVAN curtains, for example, are just $10 for a pair of panels—but these affordable options are typically made of basic, boring fabric. But, after a dip-dye bath or a gold-leafing treatment, these steals will look like they're worth a triple-figure price tag.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:00:00 -0400
Name: Christine Gasparich and her husband
Location: Beacon Hill neighborhood — Boston, Massachusetts
Size: 1100 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 2 years
In 2014, Christine's husband was accepted to graduate school in Boston, so they sold their D.C. house, sold or stored most of their furniture, and moved to Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood for two years. "I am an interior designer. We chose to rent this apartment because of its amazing architectural details – built in 1855, it features incredible millwork, bowed windows, a delft tile fireplace, high ceilings. At 1100 square feet, it was a very spacious one bedroom," Christine writes.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0400
You already know that the value of a dollar varies wildly depending on where you're sitting. Even close by in two neighboring states—OK, California is pretty huge—you can get a lot more for your dollar in one over the other. Here's a quick examination of exactly how much the cost of everyday living varies across the West Coast.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:00:00 -0400
When my husband and I were on the hunt for a home last year, one of my must-haves was a spacious master bathroom. You know, the whole nine yards – a huge soaking tub, plenty of storage, dual vanities. So if you knocked on the door of our sweet beach-town bungalow today and asked for a tour, you'd likely be surprised to find a master bathroom so slight that my husband and I can barely fit in it together. (In its defense, it does have a massive tub.)
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:30:00 -0400
Whether or not your travels take you around the world, you can still get a world-traveled look in your home, full of warm colors and inspiring textures and patterns. Check out Peti's resources from her 800 square foot apartment in New York.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:00 -0400
There's no doubt that using vintage and salvaged materials is a bigger hassle than buying new materials. So why bother? If your decor leans toward a vintage look, it's often the only choice to get the style you want. Plus, salvaged materials are usually less expensive than new, and often better quality. The practice also keeps items out of the landfill, and saves on the production and transportation of new materials, so it's far better for the environment. And despite the challenges, salvaged materials allow you to create a unique, difficult-to-replicate interior from items with history and soul.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:30:00 -0400
The world of paint can feel endless. So many blues, grays, whites...how do you settle on one for your wall? I'm a firm believer that nothing will ever replace buying samples and testing a paint color out before diving into gallons of a certain shade, but to get a rough idea of a paint color family or hue without having to head to the hardware store, give one of these six apps a try!
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0400
Name: Christa Cardwell
Location: South End — Boston, Massachusetts
Size: 550 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 10 years
According to Christa Cardwell, her 550 square foot apartment in Boston's South End is full of junk. When asked to describe her style, she laughs. "Junk Chic? Is that a thing?"
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:45:00 -0400
Whether or not you watched the debate last night or you're just seeing the results in your social media feeds, you could probably use a break. Thank goodness there's a new book out featuring more than 80 photographs of adorable kittens, ready to pounce.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:30:00 -0400
Colorful tinted drinking glasses are one of those everyday luxuries that has a surprising amount of smile power. I recently inherited a set of whisper-pink tinted tumblers from my great aunt, and I can't help but grin every time I grab one from the cupboard. Elsie Larson from A Beautiful Mess, whose stunning collection is pictured above, says her purple starred goblet (middle shelf) is a smile-sparker. Something about glass, plus color, plus light happens to have this effect. To get it, search flea markets for vintage styles (Depression glass is the expensive stuff), or browse the 10 fresh picks that follow.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:00:00 -0400
Brady was blessed with a beauty of a blank canvas, and he did not fail to make it special. By mixing a variety of styles, from Boho to classic Hollywood glam, he was able to create a space unique to his personal style and needs.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:30:00 -0400(Image credit: Home Journal) Do you remember shabby chic? I do. I don't think I ever got fully into the craze, but there was definitely a time when tousled lacy curtains, distressed painted wood and tiny floral prints were positively everywhere. The good news, if you loved the relaxed, worn-in look of shabby chic but not the tryhard tweeness of it all, is that lately I've been starting to see some interiors that present a fresh twist on the look: the same comfortable elegance, but a little less shabby and a lot more chic.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:30:00 -0400Baiyina's Sophisticated 'Paris Meets Los Angeles' Home (Image credit: Monica Wang) Because we're not living Pinterest boards and no one gets it right 100 percent of the time, I think we all have certain aspects of home decor and housekeeping that we ace, and other aspects that we struggle to get a handle on. I know I do. Here are 10 common issues that may be diminishing your home's sophistication along with some easy tweaks to help you self-correct.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:45:00 -0400
Some artists work in colored pencil, but Jennifer Maestre takes it to a whole new level. Her creative sculptures are completely constructed from the writing utensils.