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A Showstopper Apartment in the Silk Building — Professional Project

Project by: Spruce Interior Design Location: New York City We just completed the design of an apartment in the iconic Silk Building in Noho (the Tower Records building). It is a 4-story home with a large terrace right in the heart of Noho. READ MORE »

Natural Style in a Small Swedish Apartment

This apartment is for sale in Gothenburg, Sweden and is definitely decorated and styled in a way that makes my heart smile. I simply love it, especially the artwork above the sofa and all of the little elements that give the space such a feeling of comfort and home. Isn’t this such a welcoming little […]

DIY Paper Flower Tabletop Display + Materially Crafted Book

Good afternoon everyone! My name is Victoria Hudgins and I’m here today as a guest to share a DIY that I made just for decor8 readers in celebration of my new book, Materially Crafted, which released today! I will show you in this post how to easily make some paper flowers that you can use as a […]

New Yorkers Can Now Discover Their Building's Dirty Secrets — Design News

New Yorkers now have a tool to avoid a potential lemon apartment. Apartable is a website that aggregates data from city agencies detailing years of complaints, violations and building permits for all of New York's roughly 900,000 buildings. It also offers tenants' reviews of landlords and management companies. READ MORE »

Quick Tip: How To Form a New Habit

Jess & Chris' Beach-Inspired Traditional Home Most of the time, when we talk about habits, we're focused on trying to break bad ones. But habits aren't all bad. Sometimes, turning something fun or useful into a habit can help you to incorporate that good stuff into your life. Here's an easy way to pick up something new. READ MORE »

The 4 Commandments to Decorating More Confidently

Beci & Raph's Most Excellent Make & Do Adventure Love to decorate your home but feel like you are on the too-meek side sometimes? Or that you’re not quite taking chances like you could? Love to give advice but feel very not-confident when it comes to decorating your own home? Pay attention to the four most important commandments of decorating more confidently. READ MORE »

Oscar Nominated Short Highlights Woes of Modernist Parents — Design News

When your dining room chairs have three legs, that makes you different. Such are the woes experienced by the seven-year-old main character in Oscar-nominated short film Me and My Moulton. The protagonist's parents are architects, and their modernist sensibilities sometimes embarrass her (as most parents usually do). READ MORE »

Refined Contemporary Design: Self-Supporting Spiral Staircases by Rizzi Studio

In creating these cement spiral staircases, Rizzi Studio combines a sophisticated design with a perfect technical core. Each of the projects acts as a connection between storeys, enhancing the value of the settings and accommodating the requirements of contemporary living. Show More Summary

Decor Trends We Just Can't Quit

Renovation Diary: Dan's Kitchen Some decor trends are just flashes in the pan and are "out" before you know it. But sometimes a trend comes along that has surprising staying power and the power to overcome cries of ubiquity. Here are a few examples of trends you love and continue to embrace in your homes. READ MORE »

Easter Eggs: 50 DIY Ideas from Easy to Unusual

Decorating Easter eggs is one of those holiday activities that the kid in all of us loves (second only to dressing up on Halloween). With our master list of DIY decorating ideas for all skill levels, you can indulge your inner kid and still end up with some seriously grown up results. READ MORE »

How To Clear a Cluttered, Crowded Clothes Closet — 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, the first aid kit is for cluttery, crowded clothes closets. Show More Summary

Ellen's Design Challenge Episode 6: The Final Face Off

Well, folks, this is it. We're down to the final showdown between Tim, the man-bracelet-wearing, scruffy-in-a-good-way Colorado cowboy and Katie, the doe-eyed, neon-loving Brooklyn baby. Who wins the $100,000 and Ellen's love forever? There's a twist. Come find out. READ MORE »

Perfect Venue for Friend Gatherings: Original Tepoztlan Lounge in Mexico

When planning your next friend gathering, wouldn’t it be nice if the meeting “venue” came with fresh air and a swimming pool? Cadaval & Solà-Morales completed Tepoztlan Lounge, said to be the first in a series of buildings especially designed to be rented as communal encounter spaces. Show More Summary

Phillip & Claire's Colorful & Bright London Flat — HOUSE TOUR

Name: Phillip Stoup and Claire Bock Location: Clerkenwell; London, UK Size: 650 square feet Lived in: Six months; Rented My husband and I moved to a new flat this past October after our landlord sold our previous flat. I was in love with our old flat and it has taken a while to settle into the new one. Show More Summary

Custom Furniture Shoppers Guide: 7 Super Sources for Buying Online

Christina's Comfortable, Collected Austin Abode When it comes to making a room work, sometimes the best (and ultimately money-saving!) solution is to invest in a custom piece. From rooms with small footprints to those awkward spacesShow More Summary

Daring Decorating: 5 Times Maximalism Won

Kristy's Tropical Tudor While you're accessorizing your sensible, neutral sofa, these people are living large with color, pattern and tons of fun. Join them! READ MORE »

Beautiful Oversized Hanging Plants

Plants are well known as great way to add some color, texture and life to a space, and when they also happen to be beautifully oversized hanging plants, they also bring the drama. We've rounded up some examples from our archives and around the web. READ MORE »

Renters Rejoice! The Secret Advantage to Not Having a Dishwasher

Renting sometimes means having to do without a few modern conveniences. You may be bemoaning the fact that your apartment doesn't have a dishwasher — but according to a study by researchers at Sweden's University of Gothenburg, hand-washing your dishes may be giving you (or at least your kids) a leg up over all the folks out there depending on machines. READ MORE »

Stone and Wood Home with Creative Fixtures

While there is always a place for color, perhaps there is nothing quite so soothing as a neutral color palette, especially when those neutral colors come from nature. In this beautiful homes from the designers at the Fedorova firm use stone and wood to create an ultimately beautiful and relaxing interior. The emphasis on right […]

Alice, Can I Order a Drink in Front of an Alcoholic? — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Dear Alice, I was eating out with a group of friends recently and we were all ordering cocktails when it came up that one member of our party (a friend of friend who we'd just met that night) was an alcoholic. Well, that sure put a damper on the party fast. Show More Summary

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