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What To Do with Reglazed Bathroom Tiles? — Good Questions

Q: We are about to move into our pre-war rental and instead of reglazing just the damaged tub, they extended that finish up onto all of the tiles in the entire room which did not look bad to start with. This includes the black trim which now looks half white. READ MORE »

Thoughts On Styling + Studio Besau-Marguerre

Studio Besau-Marguerre is design duo Eva Marguerre und Marcel Besau, a talented couple who founded their studio in 2011 in Hamburg, Germany. Their projects include visual communication, interior design, editorial design and styling. I’ve seen their work before in German interiors magazines, such as in Living At Home and fashion mag, Brigitte. Here are some photos […]

See Target's Fab Fall Threshold Collection Before Anyone Else

On the heels of the stellar new Nate Berkus collection comes another one from Target. The Threshold line, known for trendy pieces at affordable prices, does not disappoint with its Fall offerings. Think comfy throws, eye-catching metallics, and graphic patterns - all things we can't wait to scoop up this season. Show More Summary

Flat-bike-lift Or How to Park Your Bicycle On The Ceiling [Video]

The flat-bike-lift is a new ceiling hydro-pneumatic overhead bike rack to be used in the house garage or in place where we park our bike. Once the bike is loaded and securely attached in a simple and quick way, a slight upward hand push...Show More Summary

Showy Shade: Solar-Powered Cloud Keeps You Safe From the Sun

21 hours agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

When someone says that you walk around with a cloud over your head, it typically isn’t a compliment. But having a cloud – or other shade-throwing device – over your head can actually protect you from the sun’s harsh rays. The Cumulus Parasol from Studio Toer is a solar-powered solar protector. It is an inflatable cloud […]

Simplified Faucet Washes its Own Handle Every Time it’s Used

When you use traditional faucets, you typically end up touching the handles with dirty hands, and then touching them again with wet hands to turn them off. And usually, this means either wiping the handles down or leaving water on them, which can ruin the finish of some fixtures. Designer Sarang Sheth came up with […]

Big Appetite : 20 Dining Rooms With Large Scale Art

You may have noticed the trend toward oversized artwork and photography. It may not be for everyone, but I think it's fabulous to be big and bold in your design choices. One huge piece will definitely take care of a single wall or may be enough for the whole space. Show More Summary

Decision Fatigue: When Discussions & Logistics Wear You Down

Like the esteemed Homer J. Simpson, I'm often singin' what I'm thinkin', and I recently caught myself belting out a melancholy verse of "All we do is discuss things and driiiiiiive..." READ MORE »

Island Style: Design Essentials of the Caribbean Home

The days are getting shorter, my hydrangeas are fading and autumn coffee drinks are already popping up on menus. Yup, these are sure signs that summer is winding to a close. So let's first journey to the Caribbean where summer never ends and see how we can incorporate elements of the island retreat into our homes for year-round tropical bliss! READ MORE »

5 Tips for Getting That Pet Smell Out of Your House

Post by Liz Alterman. Who doesn't love man's best friend or his fluffy counterpart -- the cute, cuddly kitten? But along with their delightful companionship and unflagging loyalty, pets can often add a little something extra to your home. Show More Summary

The Toy I'd Bring Back In A Heartbeat

I can't tell you how many times I have wished this toy would somehow appear back on the shelves. Maybe not as a child, but certainly now as a parent. And once you realize it ever existed, I can bet you will too. Curious? Click through to find out more. READ MORE »

Becky & Jordan's Modern Day Mid-Century Charmer — House Tour

Name: Becky and Jordan Location: Northeast Grand Rapids, Michigan Size: 1,800 square feet Years lived in: 5 years; owned Becky and Jordan live in a 1986 tri-level in northeast Grand Rapids. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood about fiveShow More Summary

Shaping The Office Of The Future: Workspace Design Trends [Infographic]

Over the last decades, we have been witnessing major transformations in the corporate mentality regarding workspace design. According to this infographic from Alliance Interiors, more changes are yet to come, as the office of the future will be less business-focused and more employee-oriented. Show More Summary

10 Creative Ways to Paint Your Stairs

If your home is more than one story and you are not able to leap ten feet in a single bound, you probably have a staircase. Maybe you resent your staircase because it is boring, or ugly. But instead of seeing your stairs as an eyesore, you could think of them as a giant blank canvas. Why not try out one of these ten creative ways to paint your stairs? READ MORE »

Improve Your Mood: How Your Home Can Cheer You Up

You may not be able to control the grumps at your job, or all that traffic during your commute, but you absolutely can tweak you home so it's a mood-boosting machine. Make some strategic choices with your decor to help you bounce back after a rough day. We found five things to adjust. READ MORE »

Home’s Shape is Distorted and Augmented by Its Own Shadow

If you watch the shadows thrown by a house on a sunny day, you might notice that they tend to form an almost entirely separate (imaginary) structure. Architectural artist Michael Jantzen created a public art project that forever freezes the shadows of a structure into their own dark volume. “The Shadow House, Friday March 13th […]

Unassuming Family Residence Revealing An Architectural Surprise: Subiaco Oval Courtyard

Subiaco Oval Courtyard is the official name of a highly original residential project developed and implemented by Luigi Rosselli Architects in Subiaco, Australia. Seen from the street level, this family home is visually in tune withShow More Summary

Alecia & Jon's Luminous Simplicity — House Tour

Name: Alecia & Jon Zasiebida Location: Near North Side; Chicago, Illinois Size: 900 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years; rented The first thing you see when you enter Alecia and Jon's apartment is sky. High ceilings and a wall of windows flood the space with openness, peace, and possibility. Show More Summary

Contemporary Apartment Design with Classical Features (Floor Plans Included)

Even the simplicity of modern design, with its clean lines and minimalistic colors, can become overwhelming when overused. In this private St. Petersburg apartment, architect and designer Natalia Ozerova has taken some of those modern elements and added classical, decadent flourishes. The result is a beautiful, modern apartment that has a taste of old world […]

Do You Suffer from Smartphone Hangovers?

Smarphone hangovers are the new thing in science. Last week I wrote a post about why I wasn't using my smart phone as an alarm anymore and it caused quite an uproar. Researchers at Michigan State University have found that late night use of smartphones (which may include using them before bed) have been scientifically proven to prevent easy sleep. READ MORE »

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