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The "Pop of Pink to Stylishly Simple" Breakfast Nook Makeover — Makeover

Project by: Christina of andchristina Location: Philadelphia, PA Last year my boyfriend (now fiance :) and I bought our first house (a rowhome in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia) and we've spent the last few months transforming the first floor, mainly the kitchen (check it out here!), and also building this breakfast nook in the main living area. READ MORE »

Smarter Storage: 7 Ways to Reclaim Usable Space UNDER Your Shelves

Always on the hunt for ways to reclaim space from your small or cluttered home? Look now UNDER your shelves — you can make use of that space for storing stuff, too. We've gathered a number of examples of ways that people have transformed the space under their shelves; grab inspiration for your own! READ MORE »

5 Ways to Keep the Peace in the Bedroom

Lisa's Colorful, Art-Filled Home One of the joys of living with the person you love is that you get to go to bed with him or her every night. But one of the worst parts of living with the person you love can also be that you get to go to bed with him or her every night. Show More Summary

Ben & Viv's Vibrant Vintage Digs — House Tour

Name: Ben Lee and Vivian Ritchie Handler Location: Los Feliz; Los Angeles, California Size: 2,100 square feet Years lived in: Almost 2 years; Owned Ben and Viv’s ‘70s-inspired home appears to jut out above the narrow streets in the hills of the Los Feliz with confidence. Show More Summary

DIY the Style: Projects Inspired by Allison & Ben's House Tour

Allison and Ben's lovely restored 1890s building in downtown Manhattan is filled with modern and found objects, and exudes a laid-back style that's reinforced by clean white walls and cool colors throughout. Check out these three projects that help you get the look of their layered space... READ MORE »

10 Wonderful Spaces With a Wood Stove

Jane & Dan's Multifunctional Live/Work Studio It's damp and downright freezing where I am right now, a regular February fun-fest of depressing. My phone is calling this lovely combo of wet, frosty weather an "icy mix" like it's some kind of dessert at Dairy Queen; so let's get cozy and dream of sparse spaces with a wood stove. Come along, you'll feel better. READ MORE »

Skirted Cabinets in the Kitchen: Do or Don't?

I spend all day looking at interiors, watching trends cycle out of favor and then back again, so I shouldn't be surprised by anything that bubbles to the surface of the design brew. But just the same, I've been a little caught off guard by a new kitchen trend: skirted cabinets. Show More Summary

Before & After: An Easy, Colorful & Affordable Rental-Friendly Backsplash

Andrea's rental kitchen was lacking a backsplash... and personality. Enter Etsy with a colorful (and temporary!) solution that complements her space. READ MORE »

Is it Irrational to Feel Safer In The City? Because I Do

I've resigned myself to the fact that I will never be able to make my partner understand how much safer I felt in the city than I do way out here in the country. "But there's literally nobody here to hurt you!" Ah, yes— but there's nobody here to save me, either... READ MORE »

Boob Jobs: 9 Ideas for Enhancing Your Builder-Grade Lights

"Boob lights" - we've all probably lived with them at some point. For whatever reason, they seem to be a favorite of landlords and are a telltale sign of a generic rental home. You can swap in a more attractive fixture or, as these folks have done, find ways to disguise or enhance them. READ MORE »

Starbucks Launches Premium Coffee Subscription — Design News

Starbucks is expanding its coffee delivery program to include shipments of its premium "Reserve" beans. For $288 a year, coffee aficionados will receive 12 shipments of the company's rare, small-batch roasted coffees. READ MORE »

5 Things to Do in the Kitchen When You Wake Up — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 5 Things to Do in the Kitchen First Thing in the Morning READ MORE »

Which Smells Get Home Buyers in a Spendy Mood? Depends on Your Structure

The old adage that the smell of something baking will make your house more attractive to buyers still holds up because... cookies. But this interesting data courtesy of the "aroma experts" at Millgate Homes says that, depending on the style of the home you're selling, you may want to reconsider your smell theory. READ MORE »

Top Butcher Block Islands: Boos, IKEA, Metro Shelving & Two More — Maxwell’s Daily Find 02.18.15

Boos Maple Commercial Block 10" Deep • $719 • Many people have asked me what's the one easiest way to make more of a small kitchen, and my answer always is to add a butcher block island if you can. Small or medium, a solid...Show More Summary

Dream Jobs: Aelfie Oudghiri

Welcome to Dream Jobs, a new series where we ask some of the coolest, smartest and most creative people working in design today to tell us all about their jobs and just what they did to get there. When I recently asked Ashley who I should...Show More Summary

Dean's Mix of Old & New — My Room

Name: Dean (2) Location: New Jersey Dean's room is a mix of old and new, DIYs, and a few splurges. I didn't want his room to be defined by any style so that it could easily grow with him. Since it is eclectic, toys and decor can easily transition in and out over time. Show More Summary

Frank Lloyd Wright's First LA House Restored — Design News

Commissioned in the early '20s, the Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wright's first home in Los Angeles. Donated to the city in 1927, it had seen some renovations, but has since been restored to its 1921 glory. The living room features reproduction furniture, but the dining room still has its originals. See a full tour on Curbed: READ MORE »

Michelle's Grown-Up Look — House Call

Name: Michelle Location: Los Angeles, CA I've lived in my rental apartment for almost 5 years (I'm the building manager) and hadn't changed much of the hand-me-down furniture that i scrapped together when i moved in. I recently turned 30 and took a look around and realized the place didn't fit me anymore- I had grown out of the look and style of the entire place. READ MORE »

Shared Kids Rooms: Making a Multiple Bed Layout Work

A Well-Traveled Room for Twins So, you've decided your kids are going to share a room which means you have two beds (or a bed + crib) to fit into the room. The size and shape of the room may guide or dictate where you place the beds, but it's worth taking a look at some different bed layouts to see if they spark inspiration for you. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Dingy Apartment Gets Some L.A. Style

Los Angeles-based designer Patrick Cain sent us these photos of a dingy, neglected South Central apartment that he transformed into a stylish home. Patrick upgraded nearly everything about the apartment, with the goal of creating a look that was equal parts industrial and midcentury, with a little bit of L.A. style in the mix. READ MORE »

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