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How to Decide Between Hiring an Architect or a Designer

The big question is: What’s the difference? You want a new home from top to bottom, so who do you hire— An architect? An interior designer? Or both? Few people realize that many designers have some knowledge and training in architecture, similarly, many architects have knowledge and training in design. Show More Summary

Think Your Commute is Tough? See How Two Bangkok Residents Get Home Each Day

Here's a travel fact. What seems everyday and boring to locals is often charming and fun for visitors. When you're in another country, it’s interesting to see the famous sights, but the real good stuff happens when you experience for yourself how others live. Show More Summary

Watch OK Go's Crazy Commercial for a Chinese Furniture Store — Design News

The band OK Go is known for their creative music videos, and now they'll be even more recognizable in China. Featuring a remix of "I Won't Let You Down" from their latest album Hungry Ghosts, the band made an optically confusing ad for Chinese furniture retailer Red Star Macalline. Watch the spot after the jump: READ MORE »

Trend Alert: Pink, Marble & Copper

The design world has seen quite a resurgence of the use of marble and copper. This timeless, natural stone is appearing just about everywhere, no longer only in traditional or classic settings. Copper has also made a comeback, not at all surprising giving it's ever changing qualities. Show More Summary

Smart & Stylish Money Savers: Containers for Homemade & Bulk Cleaners

When I wrote about 16 Oh-So-Pretty Cleaning Supplies, a commenter after my own heart asked, "Does anyone have an idea of gorgeous spray bottles to use for homemade counter cleaners? That would really brighten up chore time for me, instead of using the same old battered plastic bottle I've been using for years..." I'm on it! READ MORE »

National Forest's Design Hub — Workspace Tour

Name: National Forest // Co-Founded by Seven Harrington and Justin Krietemyer Location: Atwater Village; Los Angeles, California Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: We’ve been in this building for seven years. We were down the road...Show More Summary

Best Beanbag Chairs: Longwool, Yogibo, Fatboy & 5 More — Maxwell’s Daily Find 03.31.15

Sumptuous Sheepskin Beanbag • £750 • Cox and Cox A super important list that can't be missed is that of The Beanbag Chair. Yes, while it was once a crunchy, 70's vinyl thing in bright colors that stuck to your skin when you got hot, it has become a much more mature (and pricey at times) thing. Show More Summary

A Warm Stone Exterior Houses an Intimate Residence and Private Art Gallery

In the forests of Guatemala, there is no shortage of scenery. Even in the heart of Guatemala City, four volcanoes are visible. Although this home is tucked away, removed from the bustle of the capital, it has the same spectacular scapes and indeed the building, from architect Solis Colomer, is largely informed by the nature […]

Extravagant Fabric Design Made of Geometric Sequins: Eprisma

Extravagant fabric design can stop you in your way. Whether it decorates a window you walk by or you simply see a photo of this modern fabric, the Eprisma extravagant fabric by Création Baumann looks and feels like a piece of art. Imagine...Show More Summary

How To Paint Laminate Countertops — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

One of the many things you can do to transform your kitchen is to change your countertops. If completely replacing them isn't an option for you right now, updating your existing laminate with countertop coating is a great way to achieve a new, fresh look without breaking the bank. READ MORE »

Inspiring, Beautiful & Unusual Fireplace Surrounds

Fireplaces have come a long way from brick surrounds and a painted timber mantel. These days almost anything goes, and designers and architects are pushing boundaries to turn fireplaces into eye-catching statements. Check out these inspiring fireplace surrounds, from interesting tiles to glam marble and beyond. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Minimal Makeunder for a Norwegian Bedroom

We've all seen the reality shows where stylists ambush poor unsuspecting souls, insult their fashion sense, and then give them a brand new look by the end of the program. Usually the process involved taming frizzy hair, peeling off layers and layers of heavy makeup, and toning down wardrobe choices. Show More Summary

Smart Shelter in Spain Evoking A Breathable Lifestyle

When time spent with family and friends becomes a priority, you also take into account the place you would like that to happen. This is where the smart refuge comes in. El Refugio Inteligente was imagined by NOEM as a functional space easily and automatically controlled from the owner’s mobile device. Show More Summary

How To Spray Paint Vinyl Upholstery — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Sometimes, chairs come into our lives. It's all very casual: we don't really love them, but we kind of like them, and they were just there at the yard sale, and they were cheap and we could kind of see potential... So we bring them home...Show More Summary

An Ikea Kitchen Remodel That Resembles a European Cafe

The following post was originally featured on HouseTweaking and written by blogger Dana Miller, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Home. When we were renovating our kitchen, I searched high and low for any information I could find on Ikea kitchens. Show More Summary

Alice, Should I Let My Friend (& Her BABY!) Move In With Me? — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Dear Alice, My college roommate, who eventually became my best friend, has suggested moving in with me. We never had major problems living together in college, but now I'm concerned for a few reasons. I've grown accustomed to having my place to myself and, in fact, use my guest bedroom as an additional closet. Show More Summary

'80s-Inspired Snacks for The Breakfast Club's 30th Birthday — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? 10 Snacks that Celebrate the 80s & The Breakfast Club's 30th Birthday READ MORE »

Here's How I Use The Secret to Decorate My Home

Kathy & Matt's Classic Meets Chinoiserie Chic Home Whatever you think of the manufactured mysticism of the book and movie franchise The Secret, the power of positive thinking has always served me well at home. Here's what I do that you can do, too. READ MORE »

7 Ingenious Ways to Weather-Proof Your Outdoor Wedding Decor

Boston wedding producer James Hansen of The Catered Affair has thrown many a spectacular outdoor wedding - most of which the weather cooperated for, and some it did not. "You can pretend that bad weather will never happen on your day,...Show More Summary

10 Pretty Instagram Accounts for Home Decor Inspiration

Post by Liz Alterman. If you're thinking about doing some redecorating and in desperate need of a little home decor inspiration, we have just the thing to get you moving in the right direction. We've found 10 Instagram accounts thatShow More Summary

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