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Photographer Joanna Henderson

I heard only recently that photographer Joanna Henderson has her own website, so I had to peek around. I remember writing about her work first in 2007 and since, think she has developed a really nice body of work – mainly interiors and lifestyle based. I’d like to share with you two “stories” that I particularly enjoyed with […]

Colombo, an Irreverent Egg-Shaped Table Produced With Artisanal Know-How

Colombo is the most recent furniture project presented to us via e-mail by company WEWOOD–Portuguese Joinery. The unconventional egg-inspired table in solid oak was designed with elegance and irreverence, and produced with artisanal know-how. Show More Summary

Kevin's Natural & Nostalgic 450 Square Foot Singapore Apartment — House Call

Name: Kevin Location: Singapore Living in an urban concrete jungle the likes of Singapore means it is unlikely one can experience a slice of nature close to home. Yes, perhaps man made greenery abounds in the city, but natural landscapes are lacking in our space constrained island nation. Show More Summary

Daring Decor Additions: Take Your Design Up A Notch With These 5 Striking Style Ideas

Sarah Yates and Lou Mora of A House in the Hills These ideas are what you call "showstoppers." They're not for every room or every personality of home dweller, but they are for those who are seeking rooms that excite, that inspire. That...Show More Summary

Boxed Bedroom: Monolithic Black Volumes Hide Furniture

The ultimate achievement in minimalist interiors is to do away with all clutter, hiding personal effects and even furniture so that the focus is on the architecture and design of the space itself. Portugal-based studio OODA transformed two 19th-century buildings in the city of Porto with freestanding, monolithic black boxes containing the bedrooms as well […]

Shifrah Shows Off Her Clean Doors & Light Switch Covers — Apartment Therapy Weekend Project

Yesterday Shifrah talked us through how she was cleaning some neglected parts of her home, namely her doors and light switch covers. Today, we're seeing the results: Oh, so much better!! Cleaning the doors, door knobs, and light switch covers is an easily overlooked cleaning chore. Show More Summary

Paint Finishes: What to Choose From, When to Use Them

When picking a paint, the hue certainly stands out as the main consideration. But once you've got a color, there's still that pesky question of sheen. The difference between a flat paint and a high-gloss paint is probably clear, but what about the difference between eggshell and satin? And which works better for your needs? READ MORE »

6 Things to Try When A Room Just Isn't Coming Together

If you've ever had a room hovering at "almost there," you know how frustrating of a situation it can be. The room doesn't look bad, it just doesn't quite sing. It's missing something, and you can't put your finger on it. You might find these six things to try helpful when a room just isn't coming together like you thought it would! READ MORE »

Howard's Eclectic Art-Filled Studio — House Tour

Name: Howard Kurtzman ; Painter at Howard of Howard Location: Virginia Highlands; Atlanta, Georgia Size: 950 square feet Years lived in: 10 years; Owned One magical night, I happened to find myself in a room filled with people and fantastic curiosities. Show More Summary

Seven More Uses for the Clear Shoebox — Reader Intelligence Report

Earlier this year, we shared this one minute tip, from professional organizer Jeni Aron, about five things you can do with a clear shoebox. These little guys, easily had from The Container Store or Target or anywhere else, are surprisingly versatile. Show More Summary

10 Craft Supplies You'll Never Regret Keeping in Stock

Everyone knows that a key ingredient to having a bit more creativity and craft in your life is having the right materials on hand, so you can be ready to jump into a small project whenever the inspiration strikes. For those who craft often, you may already have a large selection of supplies to pick from. Show More Summary

Modern Kiev Apartment Designed for a Flourishing Young Family

Ukrainian studio Ivan Yurima Architects designed an inspiring modern apartment in Kiev, where a family can bond together in comfort and elegance. Spreading over 200 square meters, the apartment in central Kiev’s Pechersk historical neighborhood was imagined for a young family who have a modern take on their lifestyle. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Stained Barrel Chair Gets a Perky Makeover Without Reupholstering!

We all know that changing out the upholstery on a chair can give it a fresh new look, but what if you don't feel like reupholstering with new material? Then try what Astral did with this old, stained barrel chair — she just made the material look like new! READ MORE »

How to Pull Off This Easy-to-Clean & Affordable Trend: Square White Tiles & Dark Grout

Stadshem via La Maison d'Anna G At once sort of retro-looking, futuristic and with a touch of timeless thrown in, the best part isn't the great aesthetics of this tile trend; it's the fact that it's an affordable and easy-to-clean material...Show More Summary

Make an Extra Seat! 9 DIY Modern Stool Projects

Always seem to need an extra surface for sitting or setting (things) in your home? With the holiday months fast approaching, it might be smart to consider a few extra stools for your space. And if you want to add in personality to your home while you add in stools, consider a DIY project! We've rounded up nine from around the web we love. READ MORE »

How to Get Rid of Stuff: 5 Tricks for Making the Task Easier

Want to do some decluttering this weekend? Or trying to get closer to a more minimal lifestyle every weekend? Many of us struggle with getting rid of things. "But I could still use it!" or "It's perfectly good!" Do you ever envy those...Show More Summary

Small Space Living: 5 Craft Storage Secrets for Small Homes

So you love to craft but don't think you have enough room in your home to store the necessary supplies? Even if you don't have an entire room dedicated to craft, it doesn't mean you can't make room for the hobbies and activities that bring you creative joy. Show More Summary

Kristin's 300 Square Foot Brooklyn Abode — House Call

Name: Kristin Sears Location: Bushwick Neighborhood, Brooklyn, NYC Bushwick was recently on Vogue's list of the coolest neighborhoods in the world, and I'm lucky enough to call it my new home. I am from Kentucky and recently graduated from school in Savannah, Georgia... needless to say it was going to be a big adjustment moving to New York City. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Simple & Subtle $250 Kitchen Update

Sometimes when faced with a very outdated room, say like a kitchen, your first instinct could be to pour a lot of money into it to try to bring it back into the present day. But as Sabrina proves with this simple and subtle redesign, you can make a big impact on the look of a space with very small but potent changes (and only a bit of money). READ MORE »

Bathroom Decorating Ideas: 5 Ways to Make Any Bathroom Feel More Spa-Like

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to get away and treat ourselves to a spa weekend, like every weekend? Well, if that dream is a bit out of your reach for financial or practical reasons (we're all probably in this boat!), there is still...Show More Summary

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