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Functional Sculpture: The World's Most Beautiful Staircases

When is a staircase more than just a staircase? When standout details like these take stairs from just a convenient way to move from one floor to another and into the realm of functional sculpture. Whether there's a remodel in your future or you're just an architectural junkie, you'll find plenty to love about these 15 beautiful staircases. READ MORE »

Watch this Coffee Table Convert to a Dining Table in One Move — Design News

(Image credit: Boulon Blanc) Convertible tables have been a small space staple for decades, but what they offer in functionality, they often lack in style. Paris-based Boulon Blanc wants to change that with their new transformable table. READ MORE »

7 Smart Strategies When You're Grocery Shopping for One — Flying Solo

Grocery shopping for one may seem like the easiest thing in the world in theory—buying for just yourself should be an automatic money-saver, right? But if you're shopping solo and you go in without a plan, it's hard to keep yourself in check when it comes to impulse purchases and knowing what you really need. Show More Summary

How To: Remove the Coffee Stains from Your Favorite Mug — Kitchn

(Image credit: Anjali Prasertong) From Kitchn ? The Best Way to Remove Old Coffee Stains from Mugs & Carafes READ MORE »

10 Easy Ideas for Making Budget Curtains Look More Expensive

Finding inexpensive curtains is relatively easy—IKEA's popular VIVAN curtains, for example, are just $10 for a pair of panels—but these affordable options are typically made of basic, boring fabric. But, after a dip-dye bath or a gold-leafing treatment, these steals will look like they're worth a triple-figure price tag. READ MORE »

A Collected & Tailored Boston Rental — House Tour

Name: Christine Gasparich and her husband Location: Beacon Hill neighborhood — Boston, Massachusetts Size: 1100 square feet Years lived in: Renting 2 years In 2014, Christine's husband was accepted to graduate school in Boston, so they sold their D.C. Show More Summary

Cost of Living Comparison: What $100 Can Buy in Los Angeles vs. Portland, OR — All About the Benjamins

You already know that the value of a dollar varies wildly depending on where you're sitting. Even close by in two neighboring states—OK, California is pretty huge—you can get a lot more for your dollar in one over the other. Here's a quick examination of exactly how much the cost of everyday living varies across the West Coast. READ MORE »

7 Ways to Prevent Product Clutter When Your Bathroom Is Tiny...or Teeny-Tiny

Bright Colors & Cozy Textures in West Hollywood (Image credit: Bethany Nauert) When my husband and I were on the hunt for a home last year, one of my must-haves was a spacious master bathroom. You know, the whole nine yards – a huge soaking tub, plenty of storage, dual vanities. Show More Summary

Get the Look: Worldly & Dramatic Textures & Patterns in NYC — Shop the Style

Whether or not your travels take you around the world, you can still get a world-traveled look in your home, full of warm colors and inspiring textures and patterns. Check out Peti's resources from her 800 square foot apartment in New York. READ MORE »

Shopping For Salvaged Materials: Crucial Questions To Ask Before You Buy

There's no doubt that using vintage and salvaged materials is a bigger hassle than buying new materials. So why bother? If your decor leans toward a vintage look, it's often the only choice to get the style you want. Plus, salvaged materials are usually less expensive than new, and often better quality. Show More Summary

Try Before You Buy: Say Goodbye to Color Uncertainty With These 6 Paint Color Apps

The world of paint can feel endless. So many blues, grays, do you settle on one for your wall? I'm a firm believer that nothing will ever replace buying samples and testing a paint color out before diving into gallons of...Show More Summary

A “Junk Chic” Home in Boston’s South End — House Tour

Name: Christa Cardwell Location: South End — Boston, MA Size: 550 square feet Years lived in: Rented 10 years According to Christa Cardwell, her 550 square foot apartment on in Boston's South End is full of junk. When asked to describe her style, she laughs. "Junk Chic? Is that a thing?" READ MORE »

What the World Needs Now Are Kittens, Mid-Pounce — Daily 5

Whether or not you watched the debate last night or you're just seeing the results in your social media feeds, you could probably use a break. Thank goodness there's a new book out featuring more than 80 photographs of adorable kittens, ready to pounce. READ MORE »

This Everyday Luxury is Guaranteed to Make You Smile

Colorful tinted drinking glasses are one of those everyday luxuries that has a surprising amount of smile power. I recently inherited a set of whisper-pink tinted tumblers from my great aunt, and I can't help but grin every time I grab one from the cupboard. Show More Summary

Flexible Tiny Apartment on Two Levels in Bordeaux

This small apartment on two levels is located in a stone building in the heart of the historical center of Bordeaux, France. “The challenge of this rehabilitation was to design a small space in which all the functions of a larger apartment would be present,” the architects at L’atelier miel. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Livably Luxurious Living Room

(Image credit: Photos by Zeke Ruelas) Brady was blessed with a beauty of a blank canvas, and he did not fail to make it special. By mixing a variety of styles, from Boho to classic Hollywood glam, he was able to create a space unique to his personal style and needs. READ MORE »

The New Shabby Chic: A Little Less Shabby, A Lot More Chic

(Image credit: Home Journal) Do you remember shabby chic? I do. I don't think I ever got fully into the craze, but there was definitely a time when tousled lacy curtains, distressed painted wood and tiny floral prints were positively everywhere. Show More Summary

Belgian Beach House with a Fresh Take on Casual Decor

The team at Just’In Home Design filled House in Knokke with a modern and casual decor.  The innovative design uses pieces with rounded edges, including a set of three wooden circle-top tables in the living room.  On each side, the design...Show More Summary

Stop Doing These 10 Things That Are Dragging Your Home's Sophistication Down

Baiyina's Sophisticated 'Paris Meets Los Angeles' Home (Image credit: Monica Wang) Because we're not living Pinterest boards and no one gets it right 100 percent of the time, I think we all have certain aspects of home decor and housekeeping that we ace, and other aspects that we struggle to get a handle on. Show More Summary

4 Interiors That Harmonise Clutter Using Scandinavian Style

Beautifully-designed home interiors often have one thing in common: a lack of clutter. Streamlined to perfection with minimal accessories in sight, they offer a picturesque example of what we would like to achieve – but struggle to – on an everyday basis. These four homes make the beautiful achievable, using Scandinavian design as a basic […]

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