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Shake it Up: 7 Creative New Ways to Lay Subway Tile

Subway tile: it's classic, it's cheap, it's ubiquitous. If you love the look (and the price!) of subway tile but want to try something a little different, consider one of these seven creative ways to lay those standard 3" by 6" tiles that will have your kitchen (or bathroom) looking just a little different. READ MORE »

Modern Family Retreat With a Curving Upper Level: House Revnice

Situated in a residential area of villas on the northern bank of Revnice above the Berounka valley in the Czech Republic, House Revnice is a modern family retreat offering a healthy lifestyle. The residence- envisioned by Jarousek.Rochová.Architekti-...Show More Summary

John & Fabien's Elemental Home — House Tour

Name: John Sorensen-Jolink and Fabien Dubuet Location: Ft. Greene; Brooklyn, New York Size: 650 square feet Years lived in: 3 years Nested in a picturesque Brooklyn block with historic brownstones, John and Fabien have created a unique and tranquil living space. Show More Summary

Small Open Plan Home Interiors

When a home measures just a couple hundred feet, adding in a lot of walls and room dividers can wreak havoc and make things feel even smaller. Luckily, the talented designers featured in this post are able to work with these small spaces and their open floor plans. The resulting apartments are still small, but […]

Brynne's "Deep, Rich & Colorful" Room — Room for Color 2014

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Brynne Location: Grand Prairie, TX Division: Dark Inspiration for my palette: I knew I wanted a dark dining room and fell in love with the combination of deep green paint and gold leopard velvet I used to reupholster the vintage chairs. Show More Summary

Professor Dumpster: Living Large in 36 Square Feet — The Atlantic

If you're ever in Austin and have some trash to dispose of, you'd better be careful where you throw it. Choose wrong and you might just toss your litter in Jeff Wilson's home. That's right, the University College dean is currently living full-time in a 36 sq ft green metal dumpster and guess what? He says he has a "better life than I had before." READ MORE »

This IKEA Billboard is Also a Climbing Wall — Design News

Many people climb into a MALM at the end of the day, but have you ever really climbed IKEA furniture? A billboard promoting the new location in Clermont-Ferrand, France is a full showroom on its side, complete with rock climbing holds to help scale up the studio apartment. READ MORE »

This Is Not a Joke: Mushrooms IN the Ceiling

Just when I thought I thought I'd seen everything, this pops up. READ MORE »

A Girl's Room in Mint, Mustard, & Coral

It's become one of my favorite color combinations: mint + coral + mustard. So when I spotted these lovely Leah Duncan sheets, I thought, why not plan a room around them? And I did just that. READ MORE »

Before & After: The "Oops, You Got Us in Trouble" Bathroom Makeover — Renovation Project

Sometimes a little unexpected "trouble" can go a long way toward creating a beautiful room. You start out with the plan of simply changing up a few decorative elements and find yourself in the middle of a full-on makeover. It happened to Renato, and he not only lived to tell the tale, he's got a great looking room to show for it. Take it away, Renato... READ MORE »

Andrea's "Vintage Jewel Tones" Room — Room for Color 2014

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Andrea Location: Houston, TX Division: Cool Inspiration for my palette: We live in a groovy 70's modern rental with neutral walls and lots of natural wood. So although we couldn't paint, my colorful vintage pieces suit it perfectly. Show More Summary

Before & After: Subtle & Smart Changes to a Thrift Store Shelf

The refresh of this little shelf shows off the power of small changes. Odile recently moved to a new home and while searching for new furniture came across this piece at a local thrift shop for 40 bucks. 40 minutes (and one long journey with a borrowed cart) later, Odile had it safely home. READ MORE »

Color and Pattern Ideas for a Family Room Makeover? — Good Questions

Q: This family room sees a lot of traffic. It's often filled with boys playing video games or moms having coffee. It needs to be no fuss and not afraid of dirt. But right now it's looking like it revels in dirt. We're ready to spend a little on a new rug and and some pillows and throws. Any suggestions for colors, patterns? READ MORE »

Join The Kitchn at the NYC Wine & Food Festival — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? Catch The Kitchn at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival! READ MORE »

Totes Magotes: Investing In Storage Containers

Our new house has a hundred-year old cellar rather than a basement, but thanks to a high-powered dehumidifier and a major investment in totes, we're pretty sure we'll be able to store things down there. Speaking of investment, how much is reasonable to spend keeping your possessions safe and dry? READ MORE »

How Do I Make My Bedroom More Cohesive? — Good Questions

Q: I recently bought a new dresser (Craigslist score) and new bedside table (purchased from a friend moving away) for my bedroom. I love both pieces but the problem is, they don't really match each other or my platform IKEA bed. I don't have the money to buy a new bed, so that's out. READ MORE »

Fall Color Fashion: Burgundy & Blue

Burgundy and navy blue are classic colors, especially for fall. You can wear them individually, together as a sophisticated set, or layer in some neutral camel or grey for added dimension. Or, mix in a pop of bright berry, blush, or even cobalt to bend more modern. Here are fifteen looks to inspire your wardrobe... READ MORE »

One Foolproof Way to Instantly Perk Up Any Room

Is there a room in your home that is completely decorated, but feels a bit blah? Try this one quick trick to instantly add energy to any room. READ MORE »

Tell Us: Did You Inform Neighbors of a Coming Baby?

I'm so curious about what our readers have to say about this subject, as we have some "problem" neighbors and a baby on the way. This is mostly for those parents who live in apartment or condo buildings—when you were about to have a baby, did you inform neighbors of the noise level to come? READ MORE »

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