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DIY Ideas for Making a Home on a New Grad’s Budget

Amelia's First Home Pin it Living the budget life is not easy and college grads know this more than anyone! During this exciting (read: stressful) phase of your life, having a cozy home that feels like your own space is so essential! After all, you need somewhere to kick up your feet after a busy day of chasing your dreams. Show More Summary

Is It Ready Yet? A Simple Trick to Determine Whether an Avocado Is Ripe — The Kitchn

Pin it From The Kitchn ? Use This Simple Trick to Determine Whether an Avocado Is Ripe Inside READ MORE »

Marcy's Solo Studio in NYC

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Marcy Location: New York, NY Square Feet: 350 Division: Teeny-Tiny What I Love About My Small Home: After wanting a solo space for years, my wallet and I finally took the plunge and moved to this small studio on the fifth floor of a walk up. Show More Summary

7 Stunning Entryway Ideas for a Welcoming Home

While the kitchen may be the soul of the house, the entryway makes the first impression. Up your game with these easy entryway ideas. Whether you want to add some more personality to your home or are looking to up the curb appeal, implementing entryway ideas can be a fantastic […] The post 7 Stunning Entryway Ideas for a Welcoming Home appeared first on EcoSalon.

Style Lessons from Today's Small Cool Entries (Vote for Your Favs!) — Entries from Sunday, May 1

Pin it Every home has something to teach and each small home in the Small Cool contest holds lessons and tricks for living well while living small. Below is some wisdom from today's crop of entries including creating a feeling of luxury, savvy book storage and playing up a room's height. Take a look at today's entries and vote for your favs! READ MORE »

Waterbed 2.0: Dry Pool Makes You Feel Like You’re Floating

12 hours agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

Experience all the tranquility of floating in a warm pool of water without actually getting wet in this heated waterbed, customizing the experience with meditative music and your choice of atmospheric colored lighting. The ‘Zerobody’ is a collaboration between designer Cristiano Mino and the brain wellness research company Neocogita, offering many of the benefits of […]

Ryan's Lofty Views in Austin — Small Cool 2016

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Ryan Location: Austin, TX Square Feet: 650 Division: Little What I Love About My Small Home: I love the huge windows, 14' ceilings, and the view of downtown. I live on the "gritty east side" of Austin, and it's nice to have that lofty, urban feel in such a quaint residential neighborhood. Show More Summary

Nadia's Tiny City Bungalow in Wimbledon — Small Cool 2016

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Nadia Location: London United Kingdom Square Feet: 650 Division: International What I Love About My Small Home: We live in Wimbledon, London. I'm not a city girl, but we managed to find this tiny little bungalow (1 level home) very central to town. Show More Summary

How Should I Arrange My Awkward Living Room? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: We recently had our first group of weekend guests (4 adults in addition to our family of 2 adults and a toddler) and we found our setup isn't great for socializing. It's an 11'6" x 17'4" rectangular room [photo below]. We currently have a 79" x 36" sofa and two 30" x 30" chairs. Show More Summary

Megan & David's "Happy Combo of Clean and Cluttered" — House Call

Pin it Name: Megan & David Location: Brooklyn, New York We're Megan and David and we love our cozy, bright apartment. We live in a one bedroom, one bath apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The amount of natural light throughout the day is my favorite part of our home. We have a great view out the north and south windows as well. READ MORE »

Maris' Home of Thrifted Treasures — Small Cool 2016

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Maris Location: Indianapolis, IN Square Feet: 570 Division: Tiny What I Love About My Small Home: My home is a collection of thrifted and vintage finds that all met together to make my apartment a distinct fit for me. Show More Summary

Ideas & Inspiration from a Bohemian Hotel Gem in the Heart of Mexico City — Hotel Tour

Pin it Name: Chaya B&B Location: El Centro — Mexico City, Mexico Type: Two suites and nine rooms Perched high on the top floor of the trendy and newly renovated Barrio Alameda, Chaya B&B, stands out among a fantastic new crop of boutique hotels that are part of the Mexico City’s unparalleled design scene. Show More Summary

15+ Ways to Use Finials You’ve Never Thought Of

Pin it First there were tension rods. Then came the drawer pulls. More recently it was shelf brackets. But did you know that you can use finials in all sorts of ways, beyond curtain rods? READ MORE »

Tess' Modern Aussie Home in a Converted Silo — Small Cool 2016

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Tess Location: Newtown Australia Square Feet: 807 Division: International What I Love About My Small Home: Our rented apartment is located in a converted silo on the western fringe of Sydney’s inner city. Show More Summary

Danielle's "Worth Waiting For" in NYC — Small Cool 2016

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Danielle Location: New York, NY Square Feet: 640 Division: Little What I Love About My Small Home: I love everything about my small home! The view over the trees to the river, the wonderful neighbors...Show More Summary

Product Of The Week: Braava jet Mopping Robot

While the Roomba can be a formidable vacuum cleaning robot that can rid your floors of dust, the tougher job of mopping needs a specialist. If clean, unassisted, fully automated mopping is what you are looking for, we recommend you the Braava jet Mopping Robot. Here is why we like this neat little bot. The […]

Who Not to Invite To Your Wedding

Pin it When it comes to celebrating your nuptials, you might be thinking "the more the merrier!" That is, until you get the bill. After adding up catering, rentals and favors, you'll start to see the simplest way to cut your wedding costs is to cut the guest list. Show More Summary

Séverine & Gianfranco’s Urban Oasis in Milan — House Tour

Pin it Name: Séverine Piller and Gianfranco Location: Milan, Italy Size: 1400 square feet Years lived in: 6 months If you believe that home should be a retreat from the hectic outside world, you'll find plenty of inspiration in this home shared by a couple in Milan. Show More Summary

Ginger Opts for Opulence in SF — Small Cool 2016

Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Ginger Location: San Francisco, CA Square Feet: 650 Division: Little What I Love About My Small Home: I love the big windows, which let in a lot of light and help the space feel larger. I also really appreciate the architectural details, which add a fun and quirky character to my small space. READ MORE »

Real Homes, Real Style: Three Wildly Different Ways to Do "Eclectic"

Pin it The dictionary definition of eclectic is something that "derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources." It should be no big surprise, then, that eclectic homes can come in an endless array of different vibes. READ MORE »

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