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Make It Yours: 5 Ways to Customize Your IKEA Sofa

Is your IKEA sofa feeling generic or you're longing for a new one but don't really need one? There's no need to throw the baby out with the bathwater when you can make a tweak or two to change up the look and customize your sofa to your tastes. Here are five ideas you can try to revamp and refresh yours... READ MORE »

4 Elements That Make a Room Enjoyable (& How To Get Them Right)

Jess' Colorful Urban Townhouse Let's face it: to make the most of the energy and money spent on decorating a room, you have to want to spend time in the space. Here are four important elements that can have a huge impact on the desirability of a room and how to make sure you're getting them right. READ MORE »

3 Feminine Apartments Designed For 3 Sizes

When a space is your own, you are free to explore whatever makes you feel comfortable and happy. Not every woman has the same idea about what is beautiful, but it is safe to say that most women take a lot of pride in their homes, whether that means decorating with fresh flowers, creating flattering […]

Before & After: Dad's Collection Turned Patterned Penny Tile Floor

Amanda's late father collected over 10,000 pennies in his lifetime. She turned those cents into a gorgeous patterned floor inspired by Paris. READ MORE »

Weird Decor: What's a Borie Hut?

Beyond Provence Say you're an old-timey French shepherd far from home with your flock and you're caught in a sudden storm. If you're lucky, you're close to a borie hut, a one-room communal stone hut in which you can spend the night. READ MORE »

How to Make Textured Concrete Nesting Tables from Lego Molds

Ben Uyeda at HomeMade Modern has put together a how-to on creating a set of handsome concrete nesting tables using little more than a Lego brick mold and Quikrete Countertop Mix. And no, you don’t sacrifice the Legos. A little non-abrasive...Show More Summary

How To Make Soap — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

Handmade soap is an easy and effective way to add a personalized touch to your bathroom. Whether you've got sensitive skin and want to know exactly what ingredients are going into your soaps, or you want to give your guests that 'boutique hotel' experience while they're staying with you, it's fast, fun and totally worth the investment. READ MORE »

This Table Goes from Flat Pack to Self-Assembled in Seconds — Design News

At Salone, MIT's Self-Assembly Lab debuted a side table made in partnership with Wood-Skin that needs no screws, glue, or help beyond a tap to go from flat pack to fully formed. The best part? It's not just a lofty research piece— it's consumer-ready. Is this the end of allen wrenches forever? READ MORE »

Ina Garten's Best Dinner Party Advice — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? We Asked Ina Garten for Her Best Dinner Party Advice READ MORE »

Alice, I Don't Want to Be Friends With My Neighbors But They Won't Quit Trying — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Dear Alice, I live alone in a large apartment building in the city and usually this would provide some level of anonymity, however, a new couple just moved into the unit next door and they won't leave me alone. I'm an introvert and I really prefer to keep to myself. Show More Summary

Best Garden Gnomes: Zombie, History, Vintage & a Few More — Maxwell's Daily Find 04.23.15

Zombie Garden Gnome • $23 I don't know how I fell into this one, but when I got an email from this shop in England I just had to post it. After the flowers and the nice table and chairs, don't you want to have just a little fun?? The Zombie Gnome up above came with the title LAWN OF THE LIVNG DEAD... Show More Summary

Visually Provoking Modern Retreat in Bulgaria: Slight Slope Long House

Located in Targovishte, Bulgaria, Slight Slope Long House is a modern residence envisioned by I/O Architects as a massive horizontal volume. According to the project developers, the topography of the site resembles a cavea of an antic...Show More Summary

Overlapping Spatial Volumes Defining Fenwick Street House in Australia

Fenwick Street House by Julie Firkin Architects surprises due to its unconventional architecture and indoor overlapping spatial volumes. Covering an area of 1,130 square feet, the project in Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia consists...Show More Summary

A Very Special Mother’s Day Gift From Artifact Uprising

Are you looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift with style and heart? You’ll love what I’m about to share from Artifact Uprising, a company specializing in turning your photos into tangible products that truly delivers on all points from quality and price to service, delivery, beauty and truly thoughtful things like photo books, prints, and gifts […]

Karuna & Ora's Art Studio on the Sun Porch

Name: Karuna (6) & Ora (3) Location: Mill Valley, California Having a dedicated space for art and creative exploration is important to us as a family. We used to have a small art desk in our living room, but once our second daughter was old enough to walk, it didn't take long before she was clamoring for space at the mini art table. Show More Summary

Ellen's Design Challenge Winner Katie Stout on What She Would Steal from the Met — Design News

Curbed interviewed Katie Stout, winner of Ellen's Design Challenge, while tasking her to make something for her new apartment (she decided on this concrete nightstand molded with traffic cones). When asked what she would steal for her...Show More Summary

Black Modern Refuge Surrounded by Vine Fields: Schuler Villa in Switzerland

Have a look at this black modern refuge surrounded by lush vegetation in the village of Boudry, Switzerland. Schuler Villa is a three-level, 690 square-meter residence designed and implemented by andrea pelati architecte. Aiming forShow More Summary

A Peek Inside the IKEA Kitchen of the Future: How We'll Be Living in 2025

What will our kitchens be like in ten years? How will food delivery, storage, cooking and waste management change? IKEA has some predictions: they imagine a world of megacities, small-home living, water and energy scarcity and much more expensive food. (On the plus side, your food will easily arrive at your home via drones and self-driven vehicles.) READ MORE »

These Wall Shelves are Dollhouses for Adults — Design News

This is the ultimate shelfie win: Wall shelves. That look like Modernist houses. Filled with tiny mid-century furniture. That also hold your phone, keys, martini, what-have-you. This genius line was created by Canadian designer Judson Beaumont for Straight Line Designs, and is the first in a series (there will be more!!). READ MORE »

Gardens full of ideas on show in Mar Vista tour

Mandatory water restrictions may be prompting gardeners to have second thoughts about their thirsty gardens and lawns, but for the homeowners included in the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on April 25, water conservation is a way of life.

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