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What To Do Next if Your Lead Paint Test is Positive

Pin it If you got a sweet deal on a fixer-upper that was built before 1978, chances are you're going come across lead paint somewhere in the house. Beautifully painted window trim that tests positive for lead paint isn't necessarilyShow More Summary

This Brush Lets You Groom Your Cat Like a Cat — Design News

Pin it Cats lick each other for grooming and to strengthen social relationships. But as humans, we're left out of that ritual. Until now: LICKI is a tongue-shaped brush that you hold in your mouth so you can get the full feline bonding experience. READ MORE »

This Weekend: Change One Thing & Make a Better First Impression

Pin it Pin it It takes one-tenth of a second to make a snap judgement about appearances. What do you want people to think in that moment? When it comes to your home's exterior, it's neighbors, real estate agents, potential buyers, and guests who walk or stop by and notice your home's condition. Show More Summary

What's Black, White, Bright and Beautiful? This Loft — House Call

Pin it Name: Jil Location: Leslieville — Toronto, Ontario The loft is in the Wrigley chewing gum factory in Leslieville, Toronto. The Wrigley has the oldest windows in Toronto and is one of the only true hard lofts left in the city. We rent out our space during the day to lots of photographers - as the space is quite open and bright. READ MORE »

Pretty Paper Alert: Day Designer for Blue Sky at Target — Design News

Pin it That feeling when you crack into a fresh planner, with the whole year in front of you, just full of possibilities. If you're a stationery fan, check out paper queen Whitney English's new collection, Day Designer for Blue Sky, available at Target. READ MORE »

Do Modern Tablecloths Even Exist? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: Hi! I have been searching high and low for cool, modern tablecloth options. I know tablecloths are basically just out of style right now. Many people have gorgeous dining tables and want to show them off. I have my great-aunt's teak dining table, which often doubles as a work station, and a one-year-old. Show More Summary

Essential Tips for Storing Tea — The Kitchn

Pin it From The Kitchn ? The Most Important Thing to Know About Storing Tea READ MORE »

Your Daily Dose of Plant Porn: 5 Inspiring Homes that are Just Chock Full of Plants

Pin it For some people, one or two houseplants is enough. For others, nothing less than an indoor jungle will do. If you fall into the latter camp, these five tours of houses that are just chock full of plants will have you green (I am very sorry) with envy. READ MORE »

Finally, See Maxwell's New Sofa Totally Unboxed — Maxwell + Interior Define

Well that moment that I've been waiting for has finally arrived. Today is the official launch day for my new collaboration with Interior Define and it's a hot new sofa collection that's comfy, fresh and more traditional than angular modern. Show More Summary

7 Beautiful Ways to Boost a Big Bad Blank Backyard Wall

Pin it Curb appeal is a magic phrase in the spring, as is thinking up ways to make your home exterior look better to visitors and passersby. But what about the backyard — the place where you spend your time? First off, yay you. You have actual outdoor space. Now go make it pretty to enjoy all summer long, and start with any blank wall. READ MORE »

An Approachable Take On Luxury Apartment Design

Combining modern minimalist style, luxurious themes, and a hint of urban industrial influence, this handsome apartment could serve as a stunning showcase of today’s most loved interior design trends. This flexible interior is the work of Iqosa who used materials ranging from humble to opulent resulting in a delicate balance that seems simple on the […]

Artist Matt Austin's Beautifully Crafted World in Brooklyn — House Tour

Pin it Name: Matt Austin, of Matt Austin Studio Location: Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York Size: 700 square feet Years lived in: 5 years Artist and designer Matt Austin's Brooklyn apartment and studio is maximalist in the best possible way:...Show More Summary

DIY Floors that Look Like a Million Bucks

Pin it Flooring is one of the things that has the biggest impact on the look of a room — but beautiful floors can also be really expensive. But the good news is that, if you don't mind putting in the extra elbow grease, there are plenty of ways you can make your own. READ MORE »

11 Daring Design Gambles that Definitely Paid Off

Pin it When it comes to design, restraint and moderation are generally considered to be good guiding principles. It's easy to get carried away and wind up with something that, in its exuberance, is completely stress-inducing and out of control. Show More Summary

Narrow Vertical Home Maximizes Light and Space in Vietnam

KIENTRUC O completed the design and development of House 304, an ingenious vertical home located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The front facade is connected to an open street and emulates a tower — its size a tall and narrow 11.5 feet by 39 feet. Show More Summary

A Well-Designed Day in Charlotte — A Local Design Lover's Neighborhood Guide

Pin it Katie and her boyfriend Patrick worked wonders on their Charlotte, North Carolina home that was once a foreclosure. They opened up the kitchen, replaced flooring and added their serene style to the space, creating a beautiful, calming home. Show More Summary

A Beach Side "Lovers Corner" — My Great Outdoors

Pin it Name: Clare Location: Peregian Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia Sigh. This is Clare's cute little outdoor space in a beach side Australian town. Once you're done day-dreaming about what that must be like, check out how Clare creatively revamped her space on the cheap. READ MORE »

Namaste... Puerto Vallarta, Here We Come! — Sweepstakes

Pin it Puero Vallarta: The name alone evokes daydreams of a relaxing destination where you already have a delicious frozen drink in hand and the sun kissing your cheeks. Seize the moment and make this relaxing vacation your own! Enter Now to win this fabulous travel package. READ MORE »

Beautiful, Cozy Chic Style in Brooklyn — House Tour

Pin it Name: Christina and Thejas; Cats: Oliver and Teddie Location: DUMBO; Brooklyn, New York Size: 1,080 square feet Years lived in: 7 months; Rented When Christina and Thejas were looking for a new apartment last summer, they searched for a place that had luxury amenities, but still had character and charm. Show More Summary

How To Get Your Outdoor Grill Clean & Ready for Summer — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Pin it It's time to take advantage of those warmer weekends by spending time on your home's exterior, and prepping your grill for the season is a great project to get you started. You could always start with cleaning your gutters —but grilled veggies and BBQ chicken just seem like a much better reward for completely the task. READ MORE »

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