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How Family Dinners Made Me a Better, Smarter, Healthier Person (Thanks Mom!)

Brian and Julia's Live-Work Loft Kitchen Pin it If you're trying to get your family around the table tonight and every night (and are facing some resistance) I urge you to persevere. My (sometimes forced!) family dinners left me with some wonderful gifts that I still appreciate today, many years later. What are they? READ MORE »

Bedroom Breakdown: Ingredients for a Beautiful, Peaceful Retreat

Dani and Dave's Scandinavian Minimalist Home Pin it When it comes to bedrooms, I've always thought that less is more. Clutter and color have just never done it for me in the room that supports oh-so-essential sleep. Instead, and especially in the summertime, I'm loving Scandi-inspired bedrooms: crisp, clean, and fuss-free. Show More Summary

San Francisco Tops the List for World's Priciest Hotels — Design News

A night at Pier 2620 in San Francisco averages $399. Pin it Traveling to the City by the Bay? It'll cost you. According to Bloomberg, the cost of staying at a San Francisco's hotel has risen to an average of $397 per night, making it the most expensive city for a hotel in the world. READ MORE »

How To Make an Origami Fortune Teller — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Pin it Sometimes it's just more fun to let a little piece of paper make a decision for us, be it paint color, vacation spot, or dinner delivery. You might remember these paper fortune tellers (also known as cootie catchers, chatterboxes, salt cellars, or whirlybirds) from your grade school days, made to pass time and bring a laugh or three. Show More Summary

13 Housewarming Gifts for Newlyweds — Shopping Guide

Pin it Another weekend, another wedding- sound like your summer? Soon all those lovebirds will be moving into their love nests and there will be another reason to celebrate. Leave all the really practical gifts for the family to buy and instead bring something unique and fun to the housewarming party. Show More Summary

10 One-Wall Kitchens to Love — The Kitchn

Pin it While the work triangle may be the most efficient way to organize a kitchen, your space might not permit it. If you are working with a small space, aligning all your cooking space and appliances on one wall can make your kitchen...Show More Summary

Before & After: Beat Up Cabinet to Bold Blue Bar

Pin it Jason & Jeff love to entertain. Jeff, a biologist, is the resident mixologist, and Jason, the office manager for Facebook Boston, is a born host. Their Cambridge galley kitchen had this small eat-in area, but with their dining...Show More Summary

Today, We Get a Leap Second (& How You Can Spend It at Home) — Design News

Pin it Today, you'll have just a little more time—one second to be exact. June 30 marks the first time since 2012 that we've had a global leap second. The course correction accounts for the fact that the Earth's rotation is gradually slowing down (and that time is a construct). READ MORE »

Before & After: A 1950s Facade Gets an Update

Pin it This home was owned by the same family since it was built in the 1950s, so when Kelly and Dave purchased it a few years ago, there were lots of updates to be made. One such project was bringing the exterior of the home up to date. READ MORE »

6 Things to Eliminate From Your Living Room Right Now (That You Won't Miss)

Clara & Sam's Warm & Inviting Rockridge Home Pin it If you're at home, walk into your living room (those at work or away, close your eyes and visualize your living room). What do you see? A calming space that nurtures your design soul?...Show More Summary

Before & After: A Sensitive Midcentury Renovation — Dwell

Pin it Let's say you've just bought a beautiful midcentury home, a little gem designed by famed architect A. Quincy Jones. You want to go about fixing it up, making it right for a modern lifestyle, but you also want to be respectful of the things that make this particular house unique. Show More Summary

How To Make Space for a Growing Family: The A Line, Episode 3 — Apartment Therapy Videos

Welcome to "The A Line"! In every episode of this new video series, we visit two homes that have an identical floorplan - and see how its inhabitants use the same space in different ways. Today we travel to Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, where two growing families struggle to adapt their space and make room for their changing lifestyles. READ MORE »

Dump Your Decor: 4 Times to Say Goodbye

Joe & Bonnie's Light and Lovely Wicker Park Condo Pin it Breaking up is hard to do but if you've fallen out of love with an item in your home, it may be time to bite the bullet and end that relationship already. Here's our take as to when you should give your unloved pieces the heave ho and make room for something new in your life. READ MORE »

Emily and Mark's Super Small Space in the East Village — House Tour

Pin it Name: Mark and Emily (and Kally the cat) Location: East Village; New York, New York Size: 330 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented Emily and Mark's East Village apartment may be small, but it's bursting with light and color. Show More Summary

5 Simple Secrets of People Who Always Leave the House on Time

Bree & Andy's DC Home Hits the Bright Spot Pin it Trying as hard as you can but just can't seem to manage to leave the house on time to get to work, an event or well, anywhere? The punctual-ly challenged aren't destined to be late for...Show More Summary

A Hotel Suite Full of Clever Small Space Solutions

Pin it Hotels, especially extended-stay hotels, can be great places to turn for small space inspiration. Like a studio apartment, they have to squeeze a bevvy of functions: living, sleeping, working playing — into a single, not-large space. Zoku, an Amsterdam hotel design for traveling professionals, does an admirable job of fitting it all in. READ MORE »

The 5 Plants I Haven’t Killed Yet & How I Turned My Black Thumb Green (-ish)

Pin it I used to be a serial plant murderer. Walking the halls and rooms of my home was a disturbing graveyard tour of dried-out plant husks and yellowed, drooping leaves. Sad empty pots calling attention to themselves and my infinitely black thumb. But fast forward to today, and I'm practically a botanist compared to my old life. READ MORE »

SPONSORED POST: Rebecca & Michael's Cozy-Modern San Francisco Home — Airbnb Host House Tour

Pin it Name: Rebecca Rosenfelt & Michael Yamartino Location: Bernal Heights, San Francisco, CA Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; rented Years hosting on Airbnb: 6 years When Rebecca and Michael were apartment hunting, they never saw themselves in a big modern lofty space. Show More Summary

Does An Attractive, Cat-Proof Sofa Exist? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: Help! I've been looking everywhere for a sofa that my two lovely cats won't totally destroy! Because of their clawing and fur, it needs to be leather. Because of their history of throwing up a hair ball (or two) on my previous couches, it needs to be pigmented leather (very stain resistant)... READ MORE »

Alice, Should I Tell My Neighbor I Have a Crush on Him? — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Pin it Dear Alice, I just moved into a new apartment last month and I recently met my next door neighbor and sparks flew. We've actually chatted quite a bit over the last few weeks and even hung out on our building's roof one night. You can probably already tell that I have a huge crush on him. Show More Summary

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