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Let Yourself Off the Hook: Things You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About This Holiday Season

Brett & Betsy's West Village Ingenuity Pin it Along with lower temperatures, holiday decor showing up in stores annoyingly too early and Christmas jingles already starting to worm their way into my consciousness, the beginning of holiday season is also the start of feeling guilty about never doing enough. Show More Summary

SPONSORED POST: The Space Planning & Measuring Tips You Need — Value City Furniture

Pin it Have you ever bought a sofa, accent chair or table that looked wonderful in the store (or on Pinterest) but lost its charm once you brought it home? If the color and style were right, the problem may have been that the piece of furniture simply wasn’t the right scale for the room. Show More Summary

Before & After: An Adorable Air Conditioner (You Read That Right)

Pin it When we bought our house two years ago, I was very excited about the thought of having a windowless air conditioner in the bedroom to keep us cool throughout the summer. However, I soon realized that an in wall a/c unit was very hard to hide, especially since it's the first thing you see when you enter the room. Show More Summary

An Industrial-Inspired Apartment With Sophisticated Style

With renovated warehouses taking the world by storm in cities where housing space is at a premium, an exciting interior style trend has cemented itself into the world’s design lexicon: modern industrial. It’s a practical way to embrace the original bones and functionality of a space, and it just so happens to look fabulously sophisticated […]

Transitional Design: What It Is and How To Pull It Off

We all know that transition means moving from one place or thing to another. But what does it mean in reference to interior design? The term “transitional design” is often used by interior designers to reflect a room’s meshing of modern and traditional elements — essentially, combining two styles in one space, resulting in a cohesive design. Show More Summary

5 Stovetop Sides for Your Thanksgiving Meal — The Kitchn

Pin it From The Kitchn ? 5 Thanksgiving Side Dishes to Make on the Stovetop (Not in the Oven) READ MORE »

12 Thanksgiving Lessons From My Favorite Shows

Pin it Got a question about your Thanksgiving festivities? Wondering whether the occasion is special enough to justify using the wedding china? Concerned that even with four potato dishes on the menu, someone will be unhappy? Worried...Show More Summary

Holiday Recipe: Chocolate Babka

Would you like to learn how to make the ultimate holiday comfort food, a chocolate babka? Oh yes! Hello… The post Holiday Recipe: Chocolate Babka appeared first on decor8.

Remodel of 1980s Home in Perth Is a Study in Contrasts

The creative team at Hillam Architects took on the challenge of upgrading a 1980s-era home in Perth, Australia. Despite the array of additions and alterations, some original elements of the old house were kept intact, such as the curved element on the second floor. Show More Summary

6 snappy, statistics-based responses to those awful questions you always get at the holidays

Ah, home for the holidays. A time for fun. A time for family. A time to be interrogated about whether you've hit life's benchmarks, and if not, why, and when will you, you aren't getting any younger. Ah. Thanksgiving kicks off the five-week period during which your relatives will A) indulge in...

Pumpkin Pecan Praline Dip

I love the taste of Fall. One of my favorites is pumpkin. Pair that with pecans and I'm in heaven. Below is my recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Praline Dip. It is not too sweet but full of fall spice! It is super easy to make and great to take to a gathering of family and friends. Show More Summary

The 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Lovely DIY Picks Anyone Would Adore

Post by Caroline Olney. Nothing zaps holiday cheer faster and more efficiently than that first look into your bank account on January 2. Gift-giving is all good intentions -- you just want your partner/best friend/mother/second grade teacher to have the best out there! -- but that kind of good will can get pretty expensive pretty quickly. Show More Summary

Design Prescription: Amy's San Diego Outdoor Space — #MakeoverAmerica 2015

Pin it Name: Amy Location: San Diego, CA Room: Outdoor Space Size: about 2/3 acres This is an update from the #MakeoverAmerica road trip! We're traveling across the United States to tell people about Complete + Happy Home, and whileShow More Summary

Computer Chip Inspires Design of Software Company’s Toronto Office

We’ve seen all kinds of office space designs, but none inspired by a computer chip — until now. That was the starting point behind the Toronto, Canada, offices of MacPaw, a software developer based in Kiev, Ukraine, designed by Baraban + Design Studio. Show More Summary

A Family Home in a Converted School Building — Professional Project

Pin it Project by: Cecilia Valentine Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ons Dorp is a school building that got converted into different apartments. This particular one was designed for a family of four. The teacher’s lounge was remodeled into the bedrooms and the classroom into the living space. READ MORE »

MUJI Opens New NYC Flagship — Design News

Pin it MUJI just opened a new US flagship location near Times Square, and there's more reasons besides minimalist Japanese style to check it out. READ MORE »

Sleeker & Simpler Reclining Sofa Recommendations? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: Hello Apartment Therapy! Our oldest child has disabilities, and at the end of the day, we like to snuggle as a family on our sofa with a chaise (he gets the chaise to stretch out). Our current sofa is a Room & Board York sofa with chaise but our son is outgrowing the chaise in that it is too narrow. Show More Summary

Ringo Starr auctioning first pressing of 'White Album,' other Beatles memorabilia in Beverly Hills

Darren Julien has handled estate and memorabilia sales for the likes of Cher, Barbra Streisand, U2 — even the staggering Neverland Ranch/Michael Jackson auction that required five catalogs. Yet, even the founder of Beverly Hills’ venerable Julien’s Auctions is impressed with next week’s Ringo Starr/Barbara...

Finnegan's Bright Mint Nursery — My Room

Pin it Name: Finnegan (7 months) Location: Atlanta, Georgia I originally thought I was going to do a neutral nursery. Everything I was pinning and inspired by at the time were these neutral whites and grays. However, when I went to pick out the paint I went straight to a bright mint. Show More Summary

Fantastic Fall Scents to Make Your Home Smell Good (That Aren't Candles!)

The Kitchn: Make the Kitchen Cozy with an Easy Stovetop Potpourri Pin it Candles can get expensive, and there can be a somewhat disturbing synthetic aroma that lingers in the air long after the it's been blown out. If you're ready to...Show More Summary

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