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You Can Rent Boston's Skinny Spite House — Design News

Boston's "spite" house, the Skinny House, is available for rent on VRBO. The building measures less than 10.5 feet at its widest point, and its narrowest point inside is 6.2 feet. If you want to stay here, it'll cost you $250 per night to rest your (cramped) head. READ MORE »

Color Combinations: 5 Bold Ideas You Haven't Tried Yet

Color is a powerful tool for interior spaces. Masterfully wielded, it can shock, excite, pull a room together and more. The challenge? Finding different, fresh ways to use color in your interior spaces so you're never bored! We've got five ideas to consider today. READ MORE »

Before & After: Table Gets a Marsala Makeover

Like many, Breanna wasn't taken by Marsala, Pantone's pick for 2015 Color of the Year, at first. But this transformation has made her a believer. READ MORE »

3 Simple Solutions for a Clutter-Free Space — Apartment Therapy Video Roundup

If you think the secret to a clutter free home is getting rid of everything you own, or becoming the sort of crazed cleaning fiend who can't stand to have a single thing out of place, we have good news for you. Here a few simple solutions — things that are easy to integrate into your life — that will make it a snap to keep your place clutter free. READ MORE »

Wendy's Cozy & Historic Indiana Home — House Call

Name: Wendy Location: Wabash, Indiana My home is an apartment in a 1902 duplex in Wabash, Indiana. At 2,000 square feet it is more than roomy enough for myself, four children and our little dog and big cat. I grew up in this small Midwestern town and after being away for several years I decided to move back after some major life changes. READ MORE »

Check Out Renderings for Google's Slick New HQ — Design News

Google has tapped Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick to design a new headquarters in Mountain View. The campus will be Google's first-ever office built from scratch, and is comprised of translucent canopy buildings that rise at various points to accommodate public spaces like pedestrian and bike circuits, cafes, and shops. READ MORE »

3 Design Takeaways from #thedress Color Controversy

Meredith's Fresh Start in the City It's been a few days since #thedress and the ensuing color controversy went super viral and, yeah, I'm over it, too. But, believe it or not, there are actually a few helpful decor lessons that can be harvested from this internet fracas - and, I promise, they don't involve how to decorate with blue and black or white and gold. READ MORE »

Design Lessons: 5 Beautiful Bedrooms and What Makes Them Work

My personal Evernote treasure trove contains more than 500 pictures of bedrooms, all of them quite lovely. But for this particular post, I combed through them all and picked five — just five! — that I thought were especially beautiful. Show More Summary

David's Museum-Style Home — House Tour

Name: David Kowalski of Brick + Mortar & Greyhound, Beulah Location: Westview; Atlanta, Georgia Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: 7 years; Owned David Kowalski, the vintage curator/designer behind local Atlanta favorites such as...Show More Summary

7 Ideas to Steal from a Beautiful British Kitchen

This gorgeous kitchen is in a south London home, available to rent for your next video or catalog shoot through jj Locations. This means that from day to day, no one actually lives there, which is a real shame, because this might be the most beautiful kitchen in the world. Show More Summary

iPhone Docks We Love

The Butler, $119+ from Etsy Forgetting where you put your phone is almost the worst, second only to forgetting to charge it. Whether you're prone to the former, the latter or both, these stylish solutions can help. READ MORE »

Before & After: DIY Bathroom Update Under $1,200

How do you balance the need for updates when you're waiting to do a larger remodel? Ashley and her family faced that exact conundrum when they set out to spend not a ton of money on a bathroom update that'll get them through the next five years. READ MORE »

6 Home Decor Pieces to Snag Right Now

If you're itching for a decor shake-up but don't want the financial burden that comes with it, we feel your pain. With Spring switch-ups in mind, we've scoured the web for affordable and stylish finds that range from statement lighting to eye-catching furniture. Happy shopping!

Stunning Wall Treatments That Look Rich (But Are Actually DIY)

Really great wall treatments don't fade into the background, but combine with the rest of your decor to make beautiful, layered rooms. They can also be very expensive, so when you find an affordable DIY solution, it's worth a second look. Take a peek at these really beautiful examples of what you can do... READ MORE »

Plans Uncertain for Berkeley Art Museum's Brutalist Building — Design News

In December, Berkeley Art Museum vacated its famous Mario Ciampi-designed Brutalist building. The structure had failed several attempts to meet California's earthquake codes. The school hopes to further renovate to meet seismic standards, including closing in the galleries and atrium. READ MORE »

Curtains for Unique Window Configuration? — Good Questions

Q: I moved into a new apartment two months ago, which I'm still trying to make cozy (and let's face it, still unpacking). I want to ditch these vertical blinds, but there are a few things going on that make me unsure of how to best hang my living room curtains. READ MORE »

Farming Kindergarten Uplifting Vietnam’s Hope for the Future

Spreading over 3800 square meters, the Farming Kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects is an astounding architectural project trying to give back the power to the people. In a historically agricultural country like Vietnam, where the...Show More Summary

A Creative Way to Make Your House Number Stand Out — The Shingled House

Whenever I go to a new place, I often feel like I'm playing hide-and-seek as I search for the proper house number. Address visibility is a problem, and in the past I've noticed some creative solutions: neon signs, giant digits, and brightly painted numbers. But recently, I stumbled upon an idea that I had never seen before. READ MORE »

Which Cities Have the Most Airbnb Listings? — Design News

With over 40,000 listings on the site, Paris is the most prolific city on Airbnb. New York and London come in second and third. Airbnb's annual conference will be held in the City of Light this year, the first one outside the company's home base of San Francisco. READ MORE »

Before & After: Broken Wardrobe Gets a Worldly Weathering

Marlane spotted this broken wardrobe at a thrift store. She decided with a little love, it could be a solid replacement for an IKEA piece. READ MORE »

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