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Awkward Plot Success Story: A 594 Square Foot Japanese Gem

Considering you could cross this narrow lot with two big steps, it didn't seem ideal for any structure, much less a home for three (plus parking!). But that's exactly what this Japanese family got and it's fantastic. READ MORE »

Make it Modern: Fresh Ways to Think About Curtains

Jess & Mikaylah's Simple and Sweet East Austin Cottage Curtains do so much more than control the amount of natural light that enters a room. They are a key decorating layer that can also make a room feel complete, convey a particular mood or impression, and have multiple applications beyond the window. Check out everything that curtains can do for your space… READ MORE »

Roommate Not Required: On Choosing to Share A Space Just For Fun

This Onion article made me laugh recently because haven't we all had that one friend who seems to be still living with roommates just to get some company? READ MORE »

Versatility & Style: Corner Headboards

It's a couch, it's a daybed, it's a bed - it's suuuper headboard! Last month we looked at corner, wraparound headboards as stylish solutions for small kids rooms, but they also offer a lot of versatility in adult spaces as well (ideal for a small studio apartment). Here are a few examples of how they could work for you: READ MORE »

Mastering Monochrome: 3 Secrets to Making a One-Color Look Work

Steven's Relocated Beach Cottage It sounds so easy: pick a color and reeeeally commit but not so fast. There are a few tricks that will help you make your monochrome look chic and classy, not overwhelming. READ MORE »

Cabinets of Curiosities: A History of Making Room for Wonder at Home

The Wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, was a phenomenon born in the early modern world. As the name implies, these chambers included wonders of all sorts—natural, rare, miraculous, mythical, and mysterious. They drew on the power...Show More Summary

A Super Small Apartment That Adapts To Its Owner’s Needs

When a sociable urban couple moves into an apartment that’s just 35.7 square meters (384 square feet) there are a lot of questions for their chosen interior designers. Who are they? What is their personal style like? How many friends do they have? Do they like to go out or stay in? Are there any […]

Student Interaction Encouraged by This New Meeting Table Design in Asturias, Spain

How can you increase interaction within a college environment? Menéndez and Gamonal Arquitectos answered this by designing a large meeting table inspired by an artist’s palette. The new and exciting piece was especially created for the...Show More Summary

13 Ways to Rethink the Foot of Your Bed

When designing your bedroom, don't forget to address the foot of the bed. It's up-front-and-center, prime real estate that gives you another opportunity to layer in function, pattern, shape and texture. Don't miss the chance to do more with this seemingly small amount of space. READ MORE »

Before & After: Former Laundry Room Becomes Functional Kitchen

If Stephanie's kitchen layout looks a little lacking, that's because it used to be a laundry room. Thankfully, she had some friends to help her reimagine the space and make it more functional. READ MORE »

Alice, I'm Dog-Gone Done With My Friend's Pet — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Dear Alice, I have a friend who takes her dog EVERYWHERE — including to my tiny apartment. Whenever I invite her over, whether it's for a dinner party or just a movie night, the dog comes too, often completely unannounced. I don't hate...Show More Summary

Pinterest Adding a "Buy" Button, Seeking $11 Billion Valuation — Design News

It's been a big week for Pinterest. The social network just cut a deal with Apple to download iOS apps directly, and is reportedly adding a "Buy" button to get more directly involved in ecommerce. Plus, they are currently raising $500 million at an $11 billion valuation, more than double its $5 billion valuation last May. READ MORE »

UK Style: 5 Particularly British Design Lessons I've Learned

I've been living in London for nearly a decade now, having moved here from Canada as a bright-eyed university graduate, in search of tea and adventure. Through my friendships and work as an interior designer (not to mention my work for...Show More Summary

Modern Home in Australia Encouraging Family Interaction: Miami Hill Residence

Miami Hill Residence is a modern family home envisioned and implemented by BDA Architecture on a sloping site at Brakes Crescent, on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. This new construction is a bold addition to the hillside landscape,...Show More Summary

23 Great Rooms By Photographer Brittany Ambridge for Domino

I’ve had the nicest exchange with photographer Brittany Ambridge this week, who was so pleased that I wanted to feature her on decor8. It’s always a delight when you write to someone looking to run a story about their work and they reply with such heartfelt words of thanks and are genuinely cooperative and nice. […]

Top Orange Juicers: Breville, Black & Decker, Krups & Two More — Maxwell's Daily Find 02.19.15

Breville Citrus Press • $199 • Williams-Sonoma It's winter time and the best time for sweet, fresh orange juice. No sour stuff! We just had a few gallons this morning at our editorial and tech team retreat down here in Florida thanks to this beast that Scott just bought. Show More Summary

Beat the Winter Blues: Add a Little Green to Your Home — Apartment Therapy Video Roundup

Kimberlee's Sweet Petite in Adelaide During these cold, gray times, it can be easy to forget that spring is right around the corner. Not only will adding a little green to your home improve your mood right now — it can also serve as a reminder that winter won't last forever. Here's how to do just that. READ MORE »

Help Archive Bertoia's Sonambient Recordings on Kickstarter — Design News

We mostly talk about Harry Bertoia's furniture around here, but he was also a sound artist. His foundation and Important Records have launched a Kickstarter to archive 350+ reels of unheard sessions from sound sculptures he called Sonambient. READ MORE »

10 Stylish C Tables: The Modern TV Tray Table Takes Over

When you're as seasoned a design blogger as I am, you get to the point where you think you've heard of everything. I mean, I know what a gossip bench is, and a bundling board, and a chaperone chair. I know all the furniture. Except that, it turns out, designers are always one step ahead of me. Show More Summary

Darrin's Super Compact Bachelor Pad in Singapore — House Call

Name: Darrin Location: Changi, Singapore When it was time to get myself a bachelor pad, I opted for a 495 sq ft apartment in the eastern part of Singapore. When I received the keys to my place, what separated the living room and the sole bedroom were three sliding glass panels. READ MORE »

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