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15 Ways to Use IKEA's Fintorp System All Over The House

Not long ago I explored ways people have used the super affordable Bekvam spice racks all around the house and today I'm turning to another cheap and extremely versatile IKEA product - the Fintorp kitchen organizer series. Let's take a look at some clever and smart ways folks are using Fintorp at home. READ MORE »

Small Space Style: 10 Inspiring San Francisco Small Spaces

With rents rivaling those in New York, the high cost and low availability of apartments in San Francisco is driving locals to live small. Here are a few San Francisco residents who pull off small spaces with big style, all under 500 square feet. READ MORE »

10 Small Spaces with Wonderful Wallpaper

When it comes to design, sometimes you just have to go bold, and small spaces are perfect for giving your imagination free rein. Constraint breeds creativity, and corners, ceilings, closets, nooks, and crannies can all be converted easily into luxurious, dream-like spaces with a bit of verve and paper. READ MORE »

Austin & Jenny's Sunny LA Loft — House Tour

Name: Austin and Jenny Flack (+ Emmy Lou) Location: Lincoln Heights; Los Angeles, California Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented We had the pleasure of ending a two day road trip at the home of Austin and Jenny Flack, in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Small Space Lessons: Floorplan & Solutions from Christopher's Colorful and Modern Apartment

What initially caught my eye about Christopher's entry from 2013 Small Cool Contest was how fun it was due to the way he incorporated color, texture and patterns all throughout his teeny tiny apartment. A closer look shows how he deftly arranged and decorated his home in a way that makes the most out of the 350 square feet space. READ MORE »

Small Living Room Ideas: 10 Ways to Furnish & Lay Out 100 Square Feet

No matter the overall size of your home, you are often working in a limited area within the larger space. In my apartment, the main seating area is a 10x10 square which sort of floats at one end of a long, narrow room and includes this fireplace as the focal point. Show More Summary

Purina One Hosts Pop-Up Cat Cafe in NYC This Weekend — Design News

Today through Sunday, you can enjoy a free cat'achino and pet some felines at Purina One's pop-up Cat Café. Sixteen furry friends from the North Shore Animal League will be roaming the premises looking for ear scratches and belly rubs. Not in New York? The pop-up will be livestreamed. READ MORE »

Industrial Home with Interior Planting and Transparent Walls

Ignoring the regular use of segregating solid walls, the design of this extraordinary home, in Terrassa, Barcelona, explores the use of softly screening plants and liberating transparent divides. The Catalonian house covers 200 square meters, and yet just 10 linear feet of actual wall has been implemented. Surprising, the result is not just a wildly […]

Small Space Lessons: Floorplan and Solutions from Nicole's Pretty Adorable

Nicole's Pretty Adorable, from Small Cool 2013, exhibits several of the techniques that seem to keep popping up in the envy-inducing small cool spaces we've been looking at this month. Let's take a closer look... READ MORE »

Straight Forward Bedroom Design in Black&White by Geometrix

Geometrix Design completed a black&white bedroom which showcases a straight forward approach, despite its complex array of textures and finishes. If you recall the studio’s previous project, a special living room with futuristic detailing...Show More Summary

SPONSORED POST: Four Decor Rules We Love To Break — HomeGoods

Sure, it’s smart to stick to the basics like scale and color theory when it comes to good design, but sometimes we forget that the #1 design rule is also the simplest: happiness rules! Bending the rules for the sake of a smile is always a good design decision. Show More Summary

Before & After: An Over-Madeover Console Gets Just the Right Amount of Love

Emilie found this vintage record player console at her local charity shop for 10 bucks, and boy was it in a sorry state. Over the years, it had undergone many makeovers (and accumulated many many layers of paint), but Emilie suspected she might have uncovered a hidden gem so she decided to put in some love see what she wound up with. READ MORE »

Good Deed of the Day: Providing Patient Parental Tech Support

My parents are not what I would call "high tech" — or really even any tech. My dad only recently started texting and my mom doesn't own a computer, but they often run into technological quandaries despite their lack of gadgets — which means it often falls to me to help them out. Show More Summary

Buy or DIY: Vintage Kitchen Jello Mold & Bundt Pan Planters

I recently spotted these pretty porcelain jelly planters from Australian product designers Angus & Celeste. I did a quick search, and it turns out vintage jello and bundt pan planters are a thing and I am totally into them. Below are some tutorials on how you can make your own thrifted planter, and if DIY is not your thing, you can buy them already made. READ MORE »

Ideas for Personalizing Faux Leather Tablet Cover? — Good Questions

Q: I recently bought my first 10-inch tablet. I needed to buy a wireless keyboard and case combo to go with it, so I did. Unfortunately it only came in boring black faux pebbled leather... something I'm not exactly jazzed to be seen carrying around (not to mention it would look just like everyone else's). READ MORE »

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

Are you interested in seeing 6 hot interiors trends straight out of the recent Salone Del Mobile in Milan? Hi, it’s Gudy for another monthly trend report and I am just back from the best interior design event that took place in Italy earlier this month. If you can make it, please try to visit the Salone next year, […]

Shopping Guide: 15 Inexpensive Kitchen Scores at IKEA — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 15 Smart & Inexpensive Kitchen Goods to Buy at IKEA READ MORE »

Avery's Room of Forest Friends — My Room

Name: Avery Location: Lake Forest, California We wanted baby Avery's room to be a bright, calming, neutral space full of forest friends. The small space forced us to focus only on the necessities. We picked budget friendly pieces that were not too "babyish" and that could be appreciated and added to as Avery grows. READ MORE »

Panoramic Views, Privacy and Art Over Stuttgart: The Vista House

North of Stuttgart, overlooking the city from an impressive perspective, the modern Vista House offers views from three levels. Reached via a southern access road leading to the garage, this dream home belongs to an art loving couple. Show More Summary

Is There a Possible Gem Under the Terrible Paint on Mid-Century Bookcases? — Good Questions

Q: My constant trolling of Craigslist led me to these midcentury book cases in some awful colors. I'm wondering what this group thinks the chances are that there is something gorgeous under there. Should I snap them up? READ MORE »

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