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10 Ways to Limit Screen Time & Enjoy Your Family

Lola & Eric's Sweet, Streamlined Home Access to technology can be engaging and empowering, especially for children. However, the benefits of screen time depend largely on how it's used and how much of it is used. Like with most things,...Show More Summary

A Peek (& Lunch) Inside the House of Lords' Dining Room — Design News

For the first time ever, common folk can have lunch in the Peers' Dining Room at the House of Lords. While Parliament is not in session this spring, you can dine like a legislator. Bloomberg's Richard Vines describes the Palace of Westminster's Central Lobby as a bit of Hogwarts, and the dining room's bar as Downton Abbey. READ MORE »

Maggie & Ed's Renovation: Fabulous New-Found Floors — Renovation Diary

The original hardwood floors in the kitchen/dining after being sanded, looking towards the music room. Name: Ed and Maggie Williams (of MVW Architect) Type of Project: Kitchen/Dining/Music Room Renovation Location: Freret, New Orleans,...Show More Summary

Before & After: From Futon to Fun & Functional Guest Bed

Kristi's guest bedroom is a walk-through room, so a regular bed just doesn't work. But neither was this plain futon, so she decided to build something more functional. READ MORE »

Mother's Day Gifts for New (& New-ish) Moms

All mothers deserve to be feted on Mother's Day and especially new and new-ish moms whose children are too young to really show their appreciation for 4am feedings, wiped noses and hundreds of diaper changes. Here are ten gift ideas to welcome these moms to the club: READ MORE »

How To Make Cyanotype Textiles and Fabrics — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

A cyanotype is a photographic process that produces a cyan blue print. The print can easily be made on a large variety of materials, so I wanted to see what would happen when experimenting with fabric. READ MORE »

The Introvert's Guide to Entertaining

Christina & Thejas’ Beautifully Adorned Apartment 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 »

Google Awarded Patent to Turn Walls into Screens — Design News

Google was awarded a patent this week for a projection system that can display images on a wall painted with photo-reactive paint. Google’s idea would essentially turn any wall in a house into a massive screen, like the walls in Fahrenheit 451 (and Total Recall). READ MORE »

Designing Women: Best Career Advice from 5 Design Pros

Audrey's Cozy Industrial Soho Apartment Lucky us, we often get to chat with awesome design professionals about their jobs and — lucky you — we always ask them for their best career advice. Looking to get going in a design career? We've gathered their pearls of wisdom right here. READ MORE »

Terrific Transitions: 10 Inspiring Floor Installation Design Ideas

My ideal home would have the same flooring throughout— either a beautiful hardwood or polished concrete (I keep vacillating). Consistent flooring makes a space feel larger and more serene. But it's not always possible to have the same flooring in every room, and there's something to be said for variety too. Show More Summary

Say it with Stairs: 7 Staircases with a Message

If you are unable to either fly or levitate, a staircase is a great way to get from one level of your home to another. But a staircase is also, it turns out, a great place to spell out a message, be it on the treads or on the risers....Show More Summary

Abby's Cozy Capitol Hill Nest — House Tour

Name: Abby Greenawalt, photographer Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. Size: 550 square feet Years lived in: Rented 8 years We first got a peek at Abby's style in her house call last year, where she showed off her bold use of color and her comfortable, cozy selection of furnishings in her third floor apartment. Show More Summary

Make It Yours: 5 Ways to Customize Your IKEA Sofa

Is your IKEA sofa feeling generic or you're longing for a new one but don't really need one? There's no need to throw the baby out with the bathwater when you can make a tweak or two to change up the look and customize your sofa to your tastes. Here are five ideas you can try to revamp and refresh yours... READ MORE »

4 Elements That Make a Room Enjoyable (& How To Get Them Right)

Jess' Colorful Urban Townhouse Let's face it: to make the most of the energy and money spent on decorating a room, you have to want to spend time in the space. Here are four important elements that can have a huge impact on the desirability of a room and how to make sure you're getting them right. READ MORE »

Before & After: Dad's Collection Turned Patterned Penny Tile Floor

Amanda's late father collected over 10,000 pennies in his lifetime. She turned those cents into a gorgeous patterned floor inspired by Paris. READ MORE »

Weird Decor: What's a Borie Hut?

Beyond Provence Say you're an old-timey French shepherd far from home with your flock and you're caught in a sudden storm. If you're lucky, you're close to a borie hut, a one-room communal stone hut in which you can spend the night. READ MORE »

How To Make Soap — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Handmade soap is an easy and effective way to add a personalized touch to your bathroom. Whether you've got sensitive skin and want to know exactly what ingredients are going into your soaps, or you want to give your guests that 'boutique hotel' experience while they're staying with you, it's fast, fun and totally worth the investment. READ MORE »

This Table Goes from Flat Pack to Self-Assembled in Seconds — Design News

At Salone, MIT's Self-Assembly Lab debuted a side table made in partnership with Wood-Skin that needs no screws, glue, or help beyond a tap to go from flat pack to fully formed. The best part? It's not just a lofty research piece— it's consumer-ready. Is this the end of allen wrenches forever? READ MORE »

Ina Garten's Best Dinner Party Advice — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? We Asked Ina Garten for Her Best Dinner Party Advice READ MORE »

Alice, I Don't Want to Be Friends With My Neighbors But They Won't Quit Trying — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Dear Alice, I live alone in a large apartment building in the city and usually this would provide some level of anonymity, however, a new couple just moved into the unit next door and they won't leave me alone. I'm an introvert and I really prefer to keep to myself. Show More Summary

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