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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Anything Else for Your Home

Alison's Collected and Curated Apartment Pin it Home accessories- anything from artwork to decorative pillows, vases, and lamps- are essential to making rooms feel cozy, personal, and stylish, but how do you go about deciding which pieces you want? Here are some starting questions to ask yourself before making that purchase. READ MORE »

You're the BESTA Around: Ideas for Hacking & Customizing IKEA's BESTA Cabinets

Pin it Is your BESTA the best it can be? BESTÅ cabinets are a much-loved IKEA product because they are just so versatile. We love seeing the different combinations of frames and doors people use to create storage large and small. But the downside to being so versatile is that the BESTAs are rather plain. Show More Summary

Reversible Decor: 15 Temporary Wallpapers for the Bathroom

Irene & Evan's Welcoming Whimsy Pin it Want to glam up your rental bathroom and get your security deposit back when you move out? Need to primp your powder room without it devolving into a Lucy and Ethel, Paperhangers debacle? Temporary wallpaper is the product for you. READ MORE »

Logan's Petite Sophisticate Studio in Los Feliz — House Tour

Pin it Name: Logan Sommers Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, CA Size: 400 square feet With an eye for detail, visual display artist and former New Yorker Logan Sommers has outfitted his cozy studio apartment with panache. He currently...Show More Summary

Fixes for Boring Bedrooms: 9 Stylish Rooms That Have Something to Say

Jessica & Milo Living Large in a Small Space Pin it Feeling like your bedroom needs a bit of spice? Interest? Wit? Check out these nine stylish real-life sleep spaces that have something to say, displaying the written word in different decorative forms. You could use their words or take inspiration for your own stylish statement. READ MORE »

Four Interiors by Juliya Butova

One of the most fascinating parts of studying interior design is to see how one designer plays with different spaces. Each space tells a story and each is designed with a different concept in mind. In these four interiors by Juliya Butova, we explore a variety of shapes, colors, textures, and design elements that combine […]

4 People, 500 Square Feet: How We Make It Work — A Cup of Jo

Pin it In her San Francisco apartment, blogger Jordan Ferney has accomplished a serious feat: squeezing four people (and all their stuff!) into 500 square feet. How do they make it work? Read on to find out. READ MORE »

Hello Readers! Would You and Your Home Like To Be Featured On Our Site? — ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO BE PART OF OUR VIRTUAL PAINTING PROJECT

Pin it Looking to add a little color to your home, but not sure which color would look right in your space? We're looking for readers who want to experiment with virtual paint colors this summer. READ MORE »

Bar Carts for Every Budget

Pin it These days it seems like pretty much every house tour features a beautifully styled bar cart, and it's not hard to see why: they're perfect for entertaining, and a pretty way to display your collection of fine liquors even when you're at home alone. Show More Summary

How to Update Knights of the Round Table Chairs? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: We bought a secondhand table for our dining room. It's solid wood and in beautiful condition, but the seller would only give it to us on condition that we also buy the chairs with it. They're solid wood, too, but they look a little too much like "Knights of the Round Table" to me — especially with the wrought iron work in the backs. Show More Summary

Steeply Arched Copper-Clad Chapel Design in Finland

Under an arched framework, this astonishing chapel design in Finland finds new ways of expressing old, powerful feelings like faith. Designed by Helsinki-based Sanaksenaho Architects, the steeply arching chapel design surprises with a curious mix of building materials. Show More Summary

Here's What It's Like When The President Makes a House Call

Pin it You've probably heard by now that President Obama stopped by Mark Maron's garage last week as the latest guest on his popular podcast WTF. Besides the president's personal life and the politics they discussed, we were also especially interested in exactly how one gets their space (in this case, garage) ready for a visit from the POTUS. Show More Summary

Pimp My Small Kitchen: 10 Cheap, Renter-Friendly Improvements — From the Archives: Greatest Hits

Pin it All the small space goodness from last month inspired me to make some tweaks and additions to make my small Brooklyn kitchen more serviceable and user-friendly (especially since I am its primary user). The changes are affordable, renter-friendly and, hopefully, helpful to some of you simmering and sautéing away in your own small kitchens. READ MORE »

These Best Friends Built Tiny Houses Next To Each Other — Design News

Pin it Love the idea of a tiny house neighborhood but not the random neighbors? Four couples built what's been dubbed Bestie Row near Texas' Llano River. READ MORE »

How To Host Without Going Broke — The Kitchn

Pin it From The Kitchn ? 6 Ways to Host Without Going into Hock READ MORE »

At This House, Climbing on the Roof is Encouraged

Pin it When I was much younger, my grandfather got out a ladder and encouraged us to climb on the roof of our house. My mother was not pleased. To my mother's credit, the roof of our humble suburban house was hardly designed for climbing. To the credit of architect Leo Qvarsebo, there's now a country home in Sweden with a roof that is. READ MORE »

Asymmetrical Pitched Roof Defining Minimalist Family Home near Munich

Displaying a minimalist design character, this family home on the outskirts of Munich, Germany is a contemporary approach to the dwellings one can find in the neighborhood: ” The building follows line of the houses in the street and thus continues the urban edge along the link road. Show More Summary

16 Ideas For Photographing Kids For Instagram

Instagram is the new black. That’s why it’s super important if you’ve been sitting on the fence with it to… The post 16 Ideas For Photographing Kids For Instagram appeared first on decor8.

20 Things You Can Do to Make Mondays Suck Less

Pin it Alex & Zach's Inspired Cole Valley Edwardian Ahhh... Mondays. For most of us, they're the start of the work week, bringing with them a bleak realization that the weekend is definitely over. But if you want to live a happy life,...Show More Summary

7 Kitchen Things You Totally Have Permission to Paint (No Really)

Pin it You know you can paint the walls and the cabinets, but did you know that you can also paint ALL THE THINGS? If you are stuck in limbo between your present reality and your future “forever” kitchen, these quick jobs are a great stop gap measure until you get the space of your dreams. READ MORE »

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