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A Historical Love Letter About Making a Home Together

Our homes are built out of objects, love, and memories, but it's easy to forget how often they are also built on fantasies. We imagine the things we'd like to have, dream about the people who will be with us, and fantasize about the richness of life that will take place within our four walls. Show More Summary

Perforated Brick Entrance Screen Defining Fairbairn Road House in Australia

Taking on the challenges of a narrow site, Inglis Architects designed and developed Fairbairn Road House in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The project showcases a simple architectural language of masonry, timber and stone, with emphasis on the front facade: “The house presents itself to the public and does not seek refuge behind a fence. Show More Summary

Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz' Beverly Hills Home for Sale — Design News

Luuucy, I'm hooooooome! A 1920s Spanish-style house, once owned by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, is for sale. The 14,440 square foot, 7 bedroom/6.5 bathroom place is on the market for $6.985 million. READ MORE »

Thrift Store Supplies: DIY Projects to Make from Old Leather

Leather is one of those luxurious DIY materials that produces expensive-looking projects and feels good to work with. The secret to getting really soft leather, without spending a pretty penny? Look for those old, ugly overstuffed sofas that have seen better days, and which can be found in thrift stores for super cheap. READ MORE »

Coco Chanel's Advice as a Decorating Mantra: "Take One Thing Off"

Wise words transcend genre and industry. Iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel was probably thinking of bracelets and baubles when she famously said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off.” But good advice is good advice, and this minimal-minded mantra works just as well for an apartment. READ MORE »

10 of our Best Bathroom Makeover Project Posts — Roundup

Do you, like me, have a "before" bathroom and dream of an "after?" These projects we've rounded up give hope to all of us, whether our makeover intentions are slight or extreme: READ MORE »

Interns Turn Your Craigslist Posts into Brilliant Ads — Design News

Started by advertising interns, Classify is a new agency that wants to help you sell your stuff on Craigslist. They take your sad listing for that used couch and turn it into a thing of beauty— for free. READ MORE »

Not Getting Enough Sleep? Sit Near a Window During the Day

There are plenty of reasons you may not be getting a good night's rest: you're sleeping with your phone, you're a bedtime procrastinator or your bedmate snores or hogs the covers. But maybe it's because your daytime workspace is just too dark. READ MORE »

Stark, Sharp & Minimalistic Interiors By Oporski Architektura

The team at Oporski Architektura is dedicated to the serenity of minimalist design. In the three interiors presented here, we will see the many ways in which the designers are able to play with just a few simple colors and use creative lines and shapes to make each home, and each room in the home, […]

Should You Move in Together? Here's a (Hilarious!) Flowchart To Help You Decide — The Bold Italic

To cohabitate or not to cohabitate? Answer incorrectly and you could be in for a world of awkward, tense hurt. It's less about the romantic notions of coffee in bed on a Sunday, and more about the real, practical, can-you-handle-it circumstances that are sure to crop up. Want to find out if you're ready? READ MORE »

Get in the Right Mindset for a Truly Clean & Organized Living Room

While you can never go wrong falling back on the old adage, a place for everything and everything in its place, it can be tricky to apply to the living room. It's a room we tend to want to look (unrealistically) "magazine worthy," but it's also heavily lived in. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Crusty Cabinet Gets a Marine-Inspired Makeover

We all need a friend like Bethany. She recently took on this DIY project for a friend and her family. This damaged heirloom was almost beyond restoration, but Bethany found a way to make it sail once more. READ MORE »

Apartment Therapy Blogger Style: Shifrah's Own Bathroom

The bathroom in our new construction is far beyond anything I would have designed for myself. But I really love it. My husband and I joke that there's no point in going to a Bed & Breakfast because nothing could beat our bathroom. One of our builder's signature items is his beautiful baths. Show More Summary

Treatment Ideas for Round Window? — Good Questions

Q: Hi there! I will be moving in with a friend soon and the room that will be mine has a round window. It currently has no treatment to it and I have been trying to come up with a creative way to dress it. I have come across specialty blinds but I'd prefer not to go that route. READ MORE »

Which Jewel Tone Paint Color for Dark Bedroom? — Good Questions

Q: I have been studying abroad and recently moved back to my home, where I have a small bedroom with a miserably small window and very little lighting. My pink girly wallpaper is falling off and it doesn't suit my personality, so my mom agreed to let me paint my walls. READ MORE »

Exquisite South Carolina House Evoking A Traditional Coastal Style

The architects behind the Southern Living Idea House at Palmetto Bluff drew their inspiration for the home’s design from Palmetto Bluff’s low country surroundings. The home, designed by Pursley Dixon Architects as a haven for guests to entertain and unwind, is situated amid the state’s iconic palms and freshwater creeks. Show More Summary

My Work Studio Redux: Update 01

I’m so happy that it’s nearly the weekend because we’ll be visiting the Lüneburger Heide (or heath in English) with the baby. I love it there this time of year, imagine acres and acres of nothing but gorgeously wild heather growing thick all around you with the very rare, local Heidschnucke sheep native to Northern Germany casually grazing […]

Ben Young’s Handcrafted Glass Sculpture Inspired by Ocean Waves

Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand and currently living in Sydney, Australia, Ben Young is a self-taught artist. From surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and building boats, Ben spends time indulging in bohemian activities. Show More Summary

Quick Tip #56: How to Fix a Stuck Zipper

Every well-run home is teeming with tricks and shortcuts to keep it humming along. We're sharing our best quick tips — for cleaning, organizing and repairing stuff at home — to save you time and money. Click through for today's helpful hint, and links to tons more... READ MORE »

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