Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:30:00 -0400
Name: Estefania and Chris Palomarez
Location: Cleveland Heights — Oakland, California
Size: 550 square feet
Years lived in: 8 months, rented
Estefania says she had a plain looking apartment a few months before their house tour. But she and her partner Chris pushed themselves to work their way down each room, painting the walls and building pieces that suit their style (and are functional). Almost one year later, their apartment shows off both of their styles beautifully, in a lovely blend of industrial, mid-century and modern.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400
Opened just over a year ago and designed by former-fashion-designer-turned-visionary-hotelier Alan Faena, the Faena Miami Beach Hotel has quickly carved out a spot in the overcrowded and glitzy Miami hotel scene — and the design world.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400
Name: Li Ward and husband Dan
Location: South End — Boston, Masschusetts
Size: 1,380 square feet
Years lived in: 10 years, owned
Li Ward and her husband Dan initially met through their work as computer science professionals, but after a decade in the industry, Li decided it wasn't the right future for her. Around 2009, Li took the plunge into full-time freelance photography after seeing a West Coast friend succeeding at the same thing. She now runs Fat Orange Cat Studio here in Boston, a well-recognized wedding and pet photography business, as well as Li Wardian, a bespoke lettering and design company.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0400
I work from home as a freelance writer/editor in a room that once was my formal dining room, which I transitioned into an office, as I wasn't content with sitting at my kitchen island on my laptop for hours on end every day. The room is jam-packed with furniture that didn't quite work anywhere else in my home. That printed floral chair I bought for a corner of my bedroom that didn't really fit? It's in my office. Those marble side tables from West Elm that were too small for my living room sofa? Also in my office. Oh, and that sofa I picked up as a steal of a deal from HomeGoods that used to be in my formal living room but no longer fits because my dining table is there now...yup...office.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:30:00 -0400
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.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400
What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and virtually design our rooms—taking a lot of the guesswork out of everything from gauging the right-sized furniture for our space, to assessing how a paint color will look, to putting entire rooms together in virtual reality before we take the plunge IRL.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0400(Image credit: Sweeten) The 'before' kitchen in this Upper West Side two-bedroom wasn't in terrible condition, but it was plagued by a few issues common to small kitchens — teeny tiny appliances, and a serious lack of cabinet and counter space. The dark finishes and awkward, chopped-up blocks of cabinets made the small space seem even smaller. READ MORE »[...]
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400Raya's Tiny 1920s Cottage Has It All in Only 450 Square Feet (Image credit: Ellie Arciaga Lillstrom) This spring will mark ten years since I graduated from university, and once I pick myself up off the floor where I have fallen due the shock of realizing that, I will tell you all about what I've learned during that time. Between moving to a new country, getting my first real job, changing careers, moving apartments, and dealing with a host of other Life Stuff, I've learned a lot about financial health in the past decade. To anyone just starting on this journey of adulthood, here's the financial advice I wish I'd had—or followed—way back when. READ MORE »[...]
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:30:00 -0400
Having fresh flowers around the house is the ultimate luxury, but when a supermarket bouquet inevitably starts to wilt within 24 hours, it makes me reconsider the beauty of artificial blooms. When I spotted these whimsically oversized nashi blossoms (above) in paper flower artist Livia Cetti's new book The Exquisite Book of Paper Flower Transformations, I knew I'd found the perfect stand-in for my usual bodega bundle. Colorful and larger-than-life—these everlasting blooms deserve a permanent spot in your home.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0400
In literature, in outfits and in life, it's the details that truly matter. A bathroom that's been decluttered, scrubbed and sanitized can still look a little bit off if you're not minding your lines. For a sparkling clean bathroom—top to bottom and wall to wall—you'll want to make sure your grout is really clean, too.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:30:00 -0400
Name: Liesel and Pieter Crafford and their children, Jack and Gabi
Location: Vredehoek — Cape Town, South Africa
Size: 315 square meters
Years lived in: 13 years, owned
Liesel and Pieter fell in love with this house the moment they saw it, although what you see today is very different to how it originally looked. It was once the home to a mosaic artist, and nearly every single wall was a different, vivid color. Liesel and Pieter have plenty of color in their version of this house, along with some more soothing hues, too. But the artist's impact can still be seen: mosaic work still sparkles in the living room!
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400
It's been about six years since actor turned CEO Jessica Alba started her non-toxic brand The Honest Company, and the business has outgrown quite a few spaces in that time. Architectural Digest takes a look at the newest space in Playa Vista, California, designed to feel like home for the company's 450 employees.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:30:00 -0400(Image credit: IKEA) If you know of an old POÄNG chair that's looking a little worse for wear, you could take a page from Philippa Saul's book and cover it top to bottom with a glorious, hand-crocheted (-knitted and -embroidered) country cottage and garden. READ MORE »[...]
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400
Name: Lisa Martin
Location: Ville-Marie, Montreal
Size: 540 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented
Her travels in South America — seeing the colorful culture and world-renowned traditional crafts — have heavily influenced Lisa Martin's Montreal apartment. Though small (just under 550 square feet), the space feels light and airy, thanks to clean white walls and a minimal aesthetic (and the small bits of color sprinkled throughout). Perhaps most impressively, she's fit very distinctive living areas in her space, including two separate work zones!
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:30:00 -0400
After spending $60 (or more...gasp!) on a single candle, it makes sense to enjoy that luxury purchase as long as you can. Even after the candle has been burned, the pretty glass container it came in can still be used to beautify—and maybe even organize—your home. Careful, these brilliant ways to reuse a candle jar may reignite your diptyque obsession.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:45:00 -0400
With cold-press juice bars sprouting up on every corner and new iterations of yoga (aerial, water and candle flow) hitting a studio near you, it's safe to suggest that people are more cognizant than ever about their health, achieving balance and the overall quality of their lives. And, naturally, this holistic-centric health wave is extending itself to our most personal retreats and sanctuaries by way of the ancient Chinese art of placement: Feng Shui.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:30:00 -0400
This Spanish hacienda style home in Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood has its fair share of charm—just like its former owner. The property that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe came on the market just yesterday for $6.9 million.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400
Black and white. Blue and yellow. Gray and...just about everything. In the world of color palettes, there exists many safe bet, go-to combinations. Of course, those are all incredibly lovely and basically timeless, but what about giving something just a little different a go once in a while? For those moments when you're ready for a bit of a shade shift, consider one of these powerful three color pairings that we don't see nearly enough, but are totally obsessed with.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0400
The Chinese money plant is frequently featured in Scandinavian interiors, where its bright green pancake-shaped leaves provide an adorable and welcome burst of color against white walls. They're said to be easy to grow, but if you've ever tried to find one of your own in a plant shop, you likely came home empty-handed. So before you get your heart set on acquiring a Chinese money plant of your very own, read the following tips and advice on finding one, then caring for your hard-won prize.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400Christina & Thejas' Beautifully Adorned Apartment (Image credit: Anita Jeerage) Are you an introvert who's sworn off entertaining after too many exhausting events? Not everyone is cut out for every kind of hosting, but just because you're not a social butterfly doesn't mean you can't have a good time with guests; you just have to do it the right way and play to your strengths. Here's how. READ MORE »[...]