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Before & After: Mediocre Melamine Cabinet Gets a Total Transformation

Pin it If you remember this Before & After project, then you know Kristen of The Painted Hive is not messing around when it comes to furniture transformations. She's especially good at taking run-of-the-mill laminate furniture and turning those pieces into polished projects you're be proud to have at home. READ MORE »

Entry Tower and Sweeping Views Over San Francisco Bay Defining The Belvedere Residence

Overlooking San Francisco Bay, the Belvedere Residence designed by Polsky Perlstein Architects aims at capturing light and surrounding vistas: “The site has South and West views over the San Francisco Bay toward Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge. Show More Summary

8 Sneaky Ways to Save Energy This Summer—Without Melting

Small ways to save energy that make a big difference. You love your air conditioner, really you do. But you don’t love the whopping energy bill you’re left with afterward, or its environmental impact. According to the Natural Resources...Show More Summary

Optimum Flow of Spaces Exhibited by Mid-Century Modern Home in California

Klopf Architecture, Outer Space Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction updated a classical 1950s original mid-century modern home designed by the late Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Ellis Jacobs. Klopf Architecture pushed the original design intent to make the house more open and uniform from space to space, while improving energy efficiency. Show More Summary

11 Dreamy Gardening Tables You'll Want to Steal (PHOTOS)

Post by April Daniels Hussar. A gardening table can be more than just a place to pot plants and store supplies -- it can be a beautiful piece of outdoor furniture. We've rounded up a variety of beautiful and inspiring options that either...Show More Summary

5 Simple But Posh Must-Haves for Hosting Guests in the Summertime (VIDEO)

Post by Liz Alterman. If you have out-of-town guests coming to stay with you this summer, you're probably looking for ways to make them feel comfortable during their visit. Interior designer Jonathan Adler recently chatted with us about...Show More Summary

Fleet, the Waze for Air Travel, Wants to Make Flying Easier — Design News

Pin it Despite industry reports that air travel is getting better, when you ask people who fly, it feels like it's getting worse. Fleet is an app that wants to make your trip through the airport just a little easier. READ MORE »

How To Make a Wasp Trap from a Soda Bottle — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Pin it Wasps can be helpful little creatures- they're to thank in part for keeping the pest population in check- but they can also be quite the nuisance. Picnics and other outdoor summer activities are a bit difficult to enjoy when wasps are swarming overhead, so try to keep things under control with a DIY wasp trap. READ MORE »

The Inspiration for Karin & Jeff's Bathroom Renovation — Renovation Diary

The mix of finishes and overall aesthetic is perfect (although our reno will be much smaller in scale and budget!). Pin it Pin it Name: Karin and Jeff Type of Project: Main Bathroom Remodel Type of Home: Single-family home built in 1967 Square...Show More Summary

Festive Fourth: 10 DIY Decorations for the 4th of July

Pin it Do you go all out for July 4th? Independence Day decorations can easily descend into cheese-dom, but you don't have to dig out all the stars, stripes and Uncle Sam decor in order to be festive. Mixing red, white and blue colors and patterns is equally fun, and you will be able to use your decorations throughout the rest of the summer, too. Show More Summary

The Volcanos' Cozy Coach House — Pride at Home: House Tour Greatest Hits

Pin it Name: Rosie and Kara Volcano Location: Wicker Park, Chicago, IL Size: 1,000 square feet (2 bedroom coach house) Years lived in: 1; rented Volcanos are fiery and dynamic, leaving ribbons of blazing light in their wake. Kara and Rosie Volcano certainly fit this bill. Show More Summary

Before & After Entry With Superfront

I’m excited to share the big before and after reveal of how our project with Superfront came out for the… The post Before & After Entry With Superfront appeared first on decor8.

4 Lessons About Home (& Life) I Learned From Dad

My cat (not my dad) in front of furniture that my dad has helped me move (books included) from apartment to apartment without complaint 900 (or so) times. Pin it Father's Day has passed this year, but as any child of an ultra-helpful dad can attest, dads (as well as the lessons they've taught us) deserve appreciation all year long. Show More Summary

The Things THOSE People With Always-Uncluttered Cabinets Do

Violaine & Gaetan's DIY Design in Montreal Pin it You know the types. You grab a peek inside their cabinets as they're fishing a glass out for you and you don't see precarious stacks of plates just waiting to fall, too many coffee mugs to count or a jumble of canned vegetables and bags of chips. Show More Summary

An Upside Down House in the Woods Flips the Architectural Script

Taking architectural chances is not uncommon in the homes we feature on this site, but this spacious house on Oak Pass in Beverly Hills is perhaps one of the most creative – and most beautiful. Aside from its stark and stylish modern choices, the house is built with an upside down program. Instead of ascending […]

Fashionable People: Tiffany's Real Life Style — Style Profile

Pin it I thought our readers might enjoy a peek into the closet of publicist and designer Tiffany Napper, whose New Orleans home was recently featured as a House Tour. READ MORE »

Soho Loft Combining Scandinavian and American Design Sensibilities

Gabellini Sheppard Associates completed the design of an impressive loft in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District, New York, USA. The 8,300 square-foot apartment combines American and Scandinavian sensibilities, as it was especially imagined for a professional couple, American and Danish, and their three children. Show More Summary

How To Bring the Outside In (When You Don’t have Floor to Ceiling Windows)

Emily & Ian's Mod and Musical Space Pin it Do you ever get annoyed with suggestions of "just bring the outside in" when that advice is coming from someone with floor-to-ceiling windows? Or those corner window walls that slide open, essentially...Show More Summary

Swing + Rock: A Singularly Whimsical Combo Seat

In general, when we think of swings we picture kids playing. And when we think of rocking chairs, we often envision an elderly grandparent leisurely falling asleep in a gently rocking seat. Designers Clara Rivière and Tobias Nickerl combine the two into seating for every age with their Rocking Swing. The swing/chair’s frame is a lightweight […]

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