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Ellen's Design Challenge: Did Tim Cheat?

You know we're not done talking about this show quite yet. The last five minutes of the finale left us with a huge twist: winner Tim was disqualified due to some troubling similarities between his winning desk and the work of European designer Simon Schatz. If you haven't seen the two desks in question, I took some pictures of my TV so let's talk about it. READ MORE »

A Pretty Palette: New 108 Paint Color System from Serena & Lily and Colorhouse

I always find that painting is (relatively) easy and affordable, once you've selected your colors, but the process of getting your choices narrowed down is the lion's share of the work (and for those of us prone to fretting over design decisions, the potential stress, as well). Here is one new solution... READ MORE »

Google is Phasing Out Google+ — Design News

It looks like Google+ is going the way of Wave (and Buzz and Orkut). Google is phasing out its latest social network in favor of Google Photos, for all your pictures, and Google Streams, for your Facebook-esque updates. READ MORE »

Eloise's Starry Starry Night Nursery — My Room

Name: Eloise (2 months old) Location: Queens, New York We are living in a typical 3-bedroom Queens house which means the third bedroom is a shoebox with no closet. So we set out to create as much storage as possible without filling up every inch of the room. Show More Summary

Garden Home Sparkling Under a Curved Roof and Natural Light

A garden home, private and beautifully withdrawn from public eyes rises in Seattle, Washington. Designed by Balance Associates Architects, this modern structure reinterprets the way a garden home organizes the owner’s lifestyle. Boasting...Show More Summary

Before & After: The Early Bird Gets The Hairpin Desk

I found myself in the vicinity of my favorite thrift store just before the doors opened recently, and while I wasn't hardcore enough to stand in the sub-zero cold with the other bargain hunters, I made it in early enough to find this lovely hairpin Frankenstein-ish desk. READ MORE »

Beata & Gerrit's Dutch Rowhouse — House Call

Name: Beata & Gerrit Location: Almere, near Amsterdam, The Netherlands We love the modern Bauhaus-type square block of our non-traditional Dutch row-house in Almere, right near Amsterdam. It’s a two-bedroom bungalow with a small enclosed patio. Show More Summary

Happy Evenings at Home: 5 Things to Do the Moment Work’s Over

Ryan & Stephanie's Light-Filled Wicker Park Apartment How you spend your days, as the saying goes, is how you spend your life. And because work takes up such a huge chunk of many of our lives, it’s worth examining the other chunks — the small moments in the evenings after work — to see how one might improve that time so you’re not just living for the weekends. READ MORE »

Here Are the World's Safest Cities — Design News

Safety is complicated; Economist Intelligence Unit's Safe Cities Index 2015 ranked 50 cities using 40 indicators across 4 categories: digital security, health security, infrastructure safety, and personal safety. Tokyo topped the list, whereas New York came in 10th, making it the safest city in the US. READ MORE »

Sleek Glass and Wood House Extension With Matching Swimming Pool

This modern glass and wood house extension in Salzburg, Austria, was intended to increase the square footage of a single family house and bring natural light inside. An old house in Salzburg became the perfect playing ground for a game...Show More Summary

Beautiful Ways to Un-Boring a Big, Blank Wall — Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies

During the month of March, we're gathering some of our best problem solvers together into master "Home Remedies" posts to help you make your home healthier, solving one problem at a time. Today, we're here to help you tackle something that exists in just about every home: the dreaded BIG blank wall. Show More Summary

Tell Us: In Your Daydreams, Where Would You Retire?

Kai and Dan's Lovingly Restored Brownstone Flat Last year I was able to visit New York City for the first time, and I found it to be glorious. As we wandered from bagel shop to art museum to ribbon store, I exclaimed, "This would be such a great place to be a little old lady someday! I mean, a rich little old lady..." READ MORE »

Camilla's Bright Bayside Jewel — House Tour

Name: Camilla Molders Location: Middle Park; Melbourne, Australia Size: Small! A one-bedroom apartment Years lived in: 2 years; Rented Camilla's bright and colourful home in the gorgeous Melbourne suburb of Middle Park reminds me of the sun twinkling on the ocean on a bright Summer's day. Show More Summary

This is What Your Sofa Says About You

Drew & Robyn's Smart, Sunny Logan Square Graystone What is your sofa choice telling the world? You might be surprised. I've looked into my crystal ball and here's what I can tell about you. READ MORE »

3 Stylish Industrial Inspired Loft Interiors

Loft living is all the rage and its no surprise. After all, these types of homes can be extremely spacious with vaulted ceilings, lots of natural light, and endless design possibilities. One of the most popular design styles you will see in these loft spaces attempts to marry the industrial elements with the warmth and […]

Old Building Renovation Project in Singapore with a Modern Twist: 59BTP-House

59BTP-House in Bukit Timah, Singapore is a contemporary renovation project delivered by ONG&ONG, an architecture company with offices currently opened in 12 Asian cities. Initially built by the owner’s father, the dwelling lack plenty...Show More Summary

Design Duel: Bedskirt or No Bedskirt?

Greg's Mid-Century Shotgun (left) Hallie's Whimsical Yet Sophisticated South Loop Loft (right) Whether to use a bedskirt or not may seem like like a trifling decision, but it really does change the look of the bed and hence, your whole bedroom. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Tiny Vintage Bathroom Gets a Fresh Look — Sweeten

Washington Heights homeowners Pepper and Marshall were thinking about combining the two bathrooms in their two-bedroom co-op into a single, much larger, bathroom. But they changed their tune when they realized how much the combination...Show More Summary

Before & After: Beat-Up Tallboy Dresser Makes Waves

This tallboy dresser had be relegated to a garage to store junk, but Polly saw some potential. Inspired by the beach, this dresser got a wavy makeover. READ MORE »

The Particularly Bittersweet Dilemma of Pets in Bed

Sam & Anne's Colorful Modern Mix It's a hotly-debated topic in bedrooms everywhere. Studies show pets contribute (a lot) to poor sleep quality but then again....they're just so snuggly. So let's take a look at the bedroom and your pet boundaries. READ MORE »

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