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Theresa & Marjo's "Nice & Squishy" West Coast Home — House Call

Name: Theresa & Marjo Location: Atwater Village, CA The house was built in 1928 and there are so many parts that we want to gently tear down and rebuild. We did, however, decided to renovate the kitchen and that was a 6 week journey partly due to our committing to the idea of an all-white kitchen. Show More Summary

7 Ways Slim Storage Saves the Day — Small Space Solutions

Going vertical with your storage is a great way to save space, but sometimes even that just isn't enough. When you need to eke out just. a. little. bit. more. room for your stuff, seek slim solutions that fit tidily into unlikely places. Here are seven moments where narrow storage is the new normal... READ MORE »

Hem Launches 7 New Collections — Design News

Hem, the furniture design company from Fab co-founder Jason Goldberg, debuted its first collections since their September 2014 launch. The new pieces include the Key coffee table that assembles in 30 seconds sans tools, and the Palo sofa/daybed with rearrangeable cushions and armrests. READ MORE »

14 Ways to Use Coconut Oil at Home

Lauren's Bright & Bold Chicago Apartment Coconut oil is increasingly a go-to ingredient for cooking and body care, but this versatile substance can work wonders in a number of different contexts. Read on to discover 14 ways that you can use coconut oil in every part of your home. READ MORE »

Practical and Inspiring Tree-House Granny Flat in Queensland, Australia

With the cost of construction and renovation processes skyrocketing, investing in an affordable low cost second dwelling on your existing house lot is often a clever idea. This 592 square foot home (55sqm) one bedroom granny flat isShow More Summary

The "Urban Chalet" Townhouse Makeover — Pro Project Makeover: Renovation Project

Project by: Negar of Space Harmony Location: Vancouver, Canada This is an interior design and renovation we did for client, a professional and avid skier who wanted his 1600 three level town house to feel like a chalet. Because of the...Show More Summary

Tiny Tweaks For Every Room (That Will Make Life a Little Better)

Chris & Jenny's Collective Elegance We tend to think that big, long-lasting change in our lives involve big, overwhelming tasks that need tackling. In some cases, sure. But not always. In fact there are a handful of ways that you can...Show More Summary

Accentuate the Positive in Two Artful Apartments

Monochrome is trendy and minimalism is chic, but how can you ensure that your space looks sleek and cool but doesn’t fall into the trap of being so minimal it’s boring? The answer, of course, is accents. Without accents that create contrast in color and texture, minimalism can quickly become snore-worthy. These two apartments from […]

Duffy's Vibrant East Austin Home — House Tour

Name: Duffy Stone, owner and designer at Studio Duffy + Cat, Gummo Location: East Austin; Austin, Texas Years lived in: 1.5 years; Rented After seeing her House Call from a few months back, I knew this home needed a full tour. Known for her work around town, Duffy Stone has a knack for creating eye-catching environments. Show More Summary

One More Cleaning Whirlwind: Blast the Bathroom — The January Cure: Assignment #19

I know it's the middle of the week and this is pretty much no one's favorite job so I'm sorry to be sneaking this cleaning assignment in here near the end. But, I'm looking at it this way: if you can power through this one final cleaning...Show More Summary

5 Ideas to Steal from School (For an Organized Winter Routine)

Meg and Josh's Mudroom: The Big Reveal Winter can make everyday kid stuff even more time consuming and unorganized. Teachers accustomed to wrangling a a room full of kids have honed their classroom habits and routines, and borrowing some of their best ideas can streamline arrivals and departures while keeping clutter and dirt at bay. READ MORE »

An Interior Designer's "Try and Spot the AV Equipment" Apartment — Professional Project

Project by: Philharmonic AV Location: London, United Kingdom As a top tier interior designer, our client had very specific aesthetic ideals to work in conjunction with his AV needs. He wanted to have the ability to listen to music throughout...Show More Summary

SPONSORED POST: Behind Closed Doors: The Dirt on the Bathroom — Sponsored by Scrubbing Bubbles

Our poor bathrooms. So much weird stuff goes on inside them: Admit it, in what other room of the house have you bathed the dog, exfoliated your feet, dyed your hair, rinsed your muddy rain boots, brushed your teeth, and beat your high...Show More Summary

A Dreamy Apartment From Fantastic Frank

This is a really nice apartment, featured not too long ago over at Fantastic Frank, as styled by Ida Cederlöf and photographed by Jessica Silversaga. I particularly love the natural light but even more, the color palette in the bedroom and the open plan kitchen and dining area. I want to cook for friends and eat in this space! Whenever I […]

Before & After: Bathroom Gets Brightened & Brassy Remodel

While not totally her taste, Meaghan's bathroom was functional. The tile floor had been cracking though, so she waited until it was time to replace it to brighten up the rest of the space and add her own touches. READ MORE »

Central Heat, Oil, Wood : What’s Best For Heating Your Home?

For a few months throughout the year, more or less depending on your geographical location, heating your home is essential. It is possible that the type of heating source for your home has already been decided. However, if your homeShow More Summary

French Joie de Vivre + Wanderlust + Former Selves

I’ve been thinking a lot about France, and relationships, and past versions of myself and my friends and it has all meant that I’ve spent a lot of time deep in thought. And lots of these thoughts keep going back to France, particularly Paris. Looking at the gorgeous IG stream of Jessie from Supply Paper Co. and then […]

Reduce Kitchen Clutter with One Simple Step

My kitchen windowsill is a veritable breeding ground for clutter: vases, potted herbs in various stages of death, and the ever-present soap bottles, sponge and kitchen rag behind the sink. It's this latter category that does my head in, making even a neat kitchen look messy. READ MORE »

Underbed Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

When it comes to creating storage in a small space under the bed lies a valuable piece of real estate. Make the most of it with these products, projects and inspirational images. READ MORE »

Twitter Adds Built-In Video Sharing — Design News

As of yesterday, Twitter users can shoot, edit, and post 30-second videos directly from the app. The videos, which don’t start playing automatically, will expand to to full-screen when users press play. READ MORE »

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