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Where-To-Live Quizzes: Have You Taken One? Did You Follow Its Advice?

Sophia's Rooftop View Over Paris Although no quiz could really accurately predict how I'd feel living in any given city, I still thought it would be fun to see where the all-knowing internet predicts I would be most happy. I was not expecting the word "Arkansas" to be involved... READ MORE »

Alexis & Ian’s Designer Pad — House Tour

Name: Alexis Tompkins and Ian Mesey Location: Inner Richmond, San Francisco, California Size: 850 square feet Years lived in: 1 year; Rented As a designer, Alexis views her home as a platform for experimentation. It’s also an opportunity for her and Ian to let their inner funkiness shine. Show More Summary

Before & After: Danish Chairs Get a Fresh New Fabric

Dena picked up this pair of Danish chairs at an antique market. The fabric was nasty, the finish not great, but she saw the potential. They look much more modern and fresh now: READ MORE »

Rooms In Bloom: 14 Fabulous Floral Arrangements from Our House Tours

Fresh flowers are one of life's ultimate indulgences: they're beautiful, they're fabulous, they're gone before you know it. Here are 14 gorgeous, ephemeral arrangements from our House Tours and a discussion of just what makes them work so well— besides their own gorgeousness, of course... READ MORE »

How To Dye Textiles In A Front Loading Washing Machine — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Dying textiles is a great way to give new life to an old blanket or pair of jeans. If you're working on a small item, a plastic bucket is ideal, but if you've got something sizable like a quilt, a large enough container to properly cover and agitate the item in can be difficult to come by. Show More Summary

This Weekend: Give Your Kitchen a Fresh Feel With This Easy Task

Your kitchen cabinets are the face of your kitchen. A large surface area, they take up a lot of actual space in nearly everyone's kitchen, as well as command a lot of attention. Whether or not your kitchen cabinets are currently your...Show More Summary

Redefining the Sofa Table: Add Chairs!

Source: Tracy Hardenburg Designs When a sofa is floated in a room, the long blocky back can be a big visual roadblock. Many people place a console or "sofa table" of the same height behind the sofa to mitigate this effect and often place a lamp, picture frames, a vase or other decorative items on it. Show More Summary

Where are All the Record Presses? — Design News

Happy Record Store Day! Curbed mapped all the plants where vinyl is pressed in the US. Since physical records are continuing to make a comeback, the demands on these dozen presses are high. READ MORE »

Pasadena Showcase House of Design opens at Eliot House, a 1910 Tudor

The first thing visitors will notice upon entering the latest Pasadena Showcase House of Design is a historic fireplace framed by emerald green tile. The brilliant wall brightens the dark entryway in a distinctly modern way, yet the Grueby tile is original to the house.

Is the Curved Sofa for You? 10 Examples Across Decor Styles

The straight-back sofa style might be the norm, but sofas with curves are making a comeback! No longer just for gracing magazine pages or the homes of the rich and famous, the curved sofa can now be found in many mass-market stores and are quite affordable as well. Show More Summary

Private Penthouse in Kazakhstan Celebrating Multisensory Living

Berlin-based studio COORDINATION has completed a new private penthouse in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Located on the 30+ floor in the highest and most prominent building of the city, the Esentai Tower, this apartment is aimed to be a place for sensory and intellectual stimulation as well as a refuge for relaxation. Show More Summary

6 Recycling Benefits That Put Your Lame Excuses to Shame

Recycling benefits everything and everyone. Here, 6 common myths to throw away. Like, right now. Maybe you started off with a passionate mission to recycle and do your part for the environment, but it’s since fallen by the wayside with...Show More Summary

New Project: Easy Mega Infinity Mirror

This quick build makes a door-sized star portal — or a vertiginous beer-pong table! Read more on MAKE The post Easy Mega Infinity Mirror appeared first on Make:.

Bungalow-Style Home Added a Playful Extension to Encourage Family Interaction

How can you enhance the overall design of a family home in order to encourage socializing? MAKE Architecture created a playful extension for a St Kilda Californian-Style Bungalow in Melbourne, Australia. Imagined more like a favorite café than a common private house, the new project offers welcoming spaces for informal gatherings and entertainment. Show More Summary

Toys "R" Us Plans to Make Stores More Fun for Kids — Design News

Toys "R" Us has seen tough competition from online shopping. CEO Antonio Urcelay wants to make the stores more inviting and engaging for children. This year, the retailer will open its first prototype location with a play area. "We have to reinforce that we are a specialist,” Urcelay says. READ MORE »

Shopping Guide: 25 Colorful Pillows for Spring

Sometimes all you need to get into a spring state of mind is a pop of color in your space. Whether it's in the living room, bedroom or anywhere else you can throw a pillow, here's 25 fabulous and colorful cushions to freshen up and add cheer to your space. READ MORE »

10 Ways to Transform a Basic Welcome Mat

Your welcome mat can say hello to your guests before you even open your door (Plus, it will hopefully save you from a mess inside). Whether you're on a budget or just feel like getting crafty, you can create something unique with a really basic and affordable mat. Here are 10 ways to welcome guests with a custom touch. READ MORE »

Before & After: Amy & Corey's All White New Kitchen

Amy Pigliacampo and her husband Corey Szopinski purchased their Echo Park home two years ago. Their house is a very modern prefab design from Sunia Home, which came with a raw material lined kitchen and open floorpan. READ MORE »

Eclectic Paris Apartment Color Inspiration

Can we just talk about this very fabulous living room and kitchen for a moment because it made me very happy when I spotted it right before nearly logging off for the night. Damn the internet, always distracting me! But this is just SO GOOD. You can see more over here. Wow. Lots of white […]

5 Unexpected Things Happy People Have in Their Homes

Laura Blythman's Neon Dream Home Oh, you're not interested in getting happier? Of course you are! Here are five ideas you may not have considered that could make a real difference in your day-to-day satisfaction at home. You probably have most of this stuff already, so here's why you should love it. Just think, you could be happier by tonight! READ MORE »

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