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A Mysterious Living Room on Abandoned North Brother Island — Design News

New York's North Brother Island is known for being a derelict, deserted place, so where did that TV come from? Kayaker Jamie Roderick was paddling down the East River when he spotted the outdoor living room setup, including a chair and an old TV. READ MORE »

19th Century Style Cabinet: Should We Paint It Green? — Good Questions

Q: Some time ago we purchased a cabinet/cupboard for €150. It's a 20th century reproduction of a 19th century design. After looking at it for some time in its current state, we feel like we should paint it. The veneer is intact, but not so easy on the eyes. Show More Summary

A Renter's Life in London: The Inside Scoop — Apartment Therapy's Renter's Guide

London is a city with so many vibrant neighborhoods that there is one for every type of personality. I moved to London four years ago with no clue as to where I would end up. But with a little exploring, I found my fit, and you can too! Here is an American ex-pat's perspective on London neighborhoods. READ MORE »

Make 7 Days of Salads on Sunday — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 5 Tips for Making a Week's Worth of Salads on Sunday READ MORE »

Iconic Buildings, Animated — Design News

Adorable architecture alert: graphic designer Matteo Muci animated some of the most famous buildings of the 20th century being built. From Farnsworth House to Fallingwater, take a minute and try to guess which iconic building is which before they're fully assembled. READ MORE »

8 Ways to Avoid A Rent Increase This Year

Landlords always have to balance the need to raise rent (to keep up with the rising costs of owning a building), with the need to keep apartments rented and vacancy rates down. This usually means that, whenever possible, they love keeping good tenants from year to year, and avoiding the time, hassle, uncertainty, and expense of finding new ones. Show More Summary

Elegant Timber Concession Stand Promoting Healthy Raw Vegan Meals

What is your relationship with the new raw vegan food wave? In today’s post we would like to present an elegant concession stand built by L. McComber Architecture for Crudessence, a raw vegan restaurant chain in Canada. Covering an area...Show More Summary

And Now for Something Completely Different: 10 Standout Kitchens

Conservative kitchens can be beautiful: ain't nothing wrong with subway tile and shaker cabinets. But maybe you're looking for something different. Something really, really different. For you, we've created this collection of standout kitchens: cooking spaces with one (or more) features that make them anything but typical. READ MORE »

Mike & Sandie's Foyer: Wainscoting — Renovation Diary

Name: Mike and Sandie Type of Project: Foyer renovation Location: Saskatoon; Saskatchewan, Canada Type of building: 2 1/2 story single-family home, built in 1919 The Renovation Diaries are a collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. Show More Summary

Introducing the Apartment Therapy + Remix House Tour Series: Welcome to Jeanine and Bryan of Aphrochic

Bryan Mason and Jeanine H ays One of the best books that has come across my desk this year is Remix: Decorating with Culture, Objects and Soul by Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason of Aphrochic. It's a beautiful guide to developing your personal...Show More Summary

Blake Lively Launches Lifestyle Brand, Preserve — Design News

Taking a page out of Gwyneth Paltrow's book, actress Blake Lively has launched her own online lifestyle shop and newsletter. Preserve covers and sells products related to Style, Home, and Taste, with a focus on indie makers. Purchases in each category also benefit related charities. READ MORE »

How to Tone Down (or Play Up!) Pink Vintage Bathroom Tile

If you rent (or own and aren't ready for a remodel) then inherited bathrooms can be either a beloved, or dreaded, fact of life. Pink vintage tiles are particularly divisive and require a deft decorating hand — no matter what your feelings are. Here are six ways to approach your space... READ MORE »

Caro & Josh's Colorful & Quirky English Home — House Tour

Name: Caro Ritchie of Corita Rose, her husband Josh and their three children Blue, Tiger and Kit. Location: A village near Shaftsbury; Dorset, UK Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 21 years The Ritchie's family home in a former-brewery in rural Dorset is a riot of color and pattern. Show More Summary

Modern Remodel in Hong Kong With A Ferrari As Focus

When it comes to remodeling a home to meet the needs of a new owner, design teams face quite a challenge. The team at Millimeter Interior Design in Hong Kong rose to the challenge with this split level house, taking the boxy frame and turning the interior into something unique, and uniquely livable. If you […]

5 "French Women" Strategies for a Healthy Home

I've been reading French Women Don't Get Fat and its sequel, A French Woman For All Seasons, as part of the research for a piece I'm writing. The lessons of the books are simple: take pleasure in what you eat; eat everything — in season...Show More Summary

New York is the Unhappiest City in America — Design News

Last week, a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that New York landed dead last in life satisfaction, out of 177 metro areas surveyed. Where were the happiest? Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport-Bossier City, Baton Rouge and Alexandria, all in Louisiana. READ MORE »

10 Rustic Kitchen Designs That Embody Country Life

You’re standing in your cozy rustic kitchen admiring the warm glow that only aged wood cabinets and a natural fireplace can emit, and the smell of pine trees surrounds your senses. You drop into your favorite plaid-covered chair, resting...Show More Summary

Easy Project Make this Pop Art Pet Portrait — A Beautiful Mess

We love our pets (sometimes more than other people). So why shouldn't they get a position of honor on the walls of our home? This pop-art inspired portrait is an easy way to pay homage to a beloved furry friend—and all you need is a photocopier. READ MORE »

SPONSORED POST: 5 Reasons We're Glad There's Squarespace — Squarespace

Megan Pflug Designs' 2 Dreamy DIY Canopies are just a sampling of this Brooklyn-based designer's brilliant ideas. (Think homemade brass chandeliers and rope-hung shelves.) The last step in expert styling is killer presentation, that dream mix of effortless and next-level that makes a good idea look great. Show More Summary

Ideas for Lots of Empty Built-In Shelves? — Good Questions

Q: A couple of months ago I moved from Brazil to the US. The apartment that I'm living in right now is amazing! I have a lot of natural light and high ceilings, and I'm in love except for just one problem. I have these shelves in my entry hall, but I don't have enough decorative things to put on them. Show More Summary

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