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New Yorkers May Actually See the Elusive Rent Freeze — Design News

According to the Rent Guidelines Board's annual report this week, landlords only experienced a.5% increase in operating costs last year, the smallest increase since 2002. It's looking like, come June, New Yorkers might see the first rent freeze on stabilized apartments in the Board's 46-year history. Show More Summary

Mike's Creative 1932 Craftsman Bungalow — House Call

Name: Mike Location: San Antonio, Texas The house was only the second one I ever looked at and though it needed a lot of work, it spoke to me right away. My dad and I did all the renovation — a complete gut — over the next year and a half. Show More Summary

Stylishly Store and Display Your Record Collection: Our Best Advice

A killer vinyl collection is a thing of pride — and an awesome way to enjoy and listen to music at home. But unlike its more modern digital brother, record collections can take up A LOT of space in a home, as well as need regular maintenance to keep clean and uncluttered. We've gathered our best vinyl advice for your record collections. READ MORE »

5 Blogs from the United Kingdom to Check Out

I'm an avid blog reader, and include sites from near and far, and by bloggers both famous and virtually unknown, on my daily must-read list. Since moving to London nine years ago, I've added more and more UK-based blogs to my reader; here are five that I think are worth adding to yours. READ MORE »

Sign Up for Tidal & Maybe Get a Call from Jay Z — Design News

If you haven't signed up for Tidal— Jay Z's new streaming music service— yet, here's a potential incentive. Exec Vania Schlogel says Jay, Jack White, and other artists have been phoning fans to say thanks for streaming their music. We'll pick up for Beyoncé any day. READ MORE »

Where-To-Live Quizzes: Have You Taken One? Did You Follow Its Advice?

Sophia's Rooftop View Over Paris Although no quiz could really accurately predict how I'd feel living in any given city, I still thought it would be fun to see where the all-knowing internet predicts I would be most happy. I was not expecting the word "Arkansas" to be involved... READ MORE »

Alexis & Ian’s Designer Pad — House Tour

Name: Alexis Tompkins and Ian Mesey Location: Inner Richmond, San Francisco, California Size: 850 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented As a designer, Alexis views her home as a platform for experimentation. It’s also an opportunity for her and Ian to let their inner funkiness shine. Show More Summary

Before & After: Danish Chairs Get a Fresh New Fabric

Dena picked up this pair of Danish chairs at an antique market. The fabric was nasty, the finish not great, but she saw the potential. They look much more modern and fresh now: READ MORE »

Rooms In Bloom: 14 Fabulous Floral Arrangements from Our House Tours

Fresh flowers are one of life's ultimate indulgences: they're beautiful, they're fabulous, they're gone before you know it. Here are 14 gorgeous, ephemeral arrangements from our House Tours and a discussion of just what makes them work so well— besides their own gorgeousness, of course... READ MORE »

How To Dye Textiles In A Front Loading Washing Machine — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Dying textiles is a great way to give new life to an old blanket or pair of jeans. If you're working on a small item, a plastic bucket is ideal, but if you've got something sizable like a quilt, a large enough container to properly cover and agitate the item in can be difficult to come by. Show More Summary

This Weekend: Give Your Kitchen a Fresh Feel With This Easy Task

Your kitchen cabinets are the face of your kitchen. A large surface area, they take up a lot of actual space in nearly everyone's kitchen, as well as command a lot of attention. Whether or not your kitchen cabinets are currently your...Show More Summary

Redefining the Sofa Table: Add Chairs!

Source: Tracy Hardenburg Designs When a sofa is floated in a room, the long blocky back can be a big visual roadblock. Many people place a console or "sofa table" of the same height behind the sofa to mitigate this effect and often place a lamp, picture frames, a vase or other decorative items on it. Show More Summary

Where are All the Record Presses? — Design News

Happy Record Store Day! Curbed mapped all the plants where vinyl is pressed in the US. Since physical records are continuing to make a comeback, the demands on these dozen presses are high. READ MORE »

Is the Curved Sofa for You? 10 Examples Across Decor Styles

The straight-back sofa style might be the norm, but sofas with curves are making a comeback! No longer just for gracing magazine pages or the homes of the rich and famous, the curved sofa can now be found in many mass-market stores and are quite affordable as well. Show More Summary

Toys "R" Us Plans to Make Stores More Fun for Kids — Design News

Toys "R" Us has seen tough competition from online shopping. CEO Antonio Urcelay wants to make the stores more inviting and engaging for children. This year, the retailer will open its first prototype location with a play area. "We have to reinforce that we are a specialist,” Urcelay says. READ MORE »

Shopping Guide: 25 Colorful Pillows for Spring

Sometimes all you need to get into a spring state of mind is a pop of color in your space. Whether it's in the living room, bedroom or anywhere else you can throw a pillow, here's 25 fabulous and colorful cushions to freshen up and add cheer to your space. READ MORE »

10 Ways to Transform a Basic Welcome Mat

Your welcome mat can say hello to your guests before you even open your door (Plus, it will hopefully save you from a mess inside). Whether you're on a budget or just feel like getting crafty, you can create something unique with a really basic and affordable mat. Here are 10 ways to welcome guests with a custom touch. READ MORE »

Before & After: Amy & Corey's All White New Kitchen

Amy Pigliacampo and her husband Corey Szopinski purchased their Echo Park home two years ago. Their house is a very modern prefab design from Sunia Home, which came with a raw material lined kitchen and open floorpan. READ MORE »

5 Unexpected Things Happy People Have in Their Homes

Laura Blythman's Neon Dream Home Oh, you're not interested in getting happier? Of course you are! Here are five ideas you may not have considered that could make a real difference in your day-to-day satisfaction at home. You probably have most of this stuff already, so here's why you should love it. Just think, you could be happier by tonight! READ MORE »

Game of Thrones-Inspired Travel Destinations for the New Season — Design News

Last year, rounded up travel suggestions based on filming locations for Game of Thrones. The travel service saw increased travel to places like Belfast and Croatia after publishing their guide. This season's infographic is updated to include Dorne, which is shot in Seville, Spain. READ MORE »

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