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MUJU Body Fit Cushion — Maxwell's Daily Find 05.01.15

MUJU Body Fit Cushion • From $150 • MUJI In celebration of May Day, I'm breaking with tradition and giving a shout out to the Japanese Giant, MUJI. After rounding up the best Poufs and the best Beanbags, this new creation was introduced to me this week as it is appearing in US stores for the very first time. Show More Summary

The Best of the Worst Real Estate Euphemisms

Abby's Cozy Capitol Hill Nest We've heard some pretty delusional ways to describe architectural features over the years. There are always certain less-than-desirable elements to any home and it makes sense to soften the bad things by lying circumventing the truth. So what are the most common euphemisms we've come across? Read on. READ MORE »

Half & Half: 10 Examples of the Easy Paint Job That Makes Every Room Look Good

Looking for an easy way to add a little color to a room, play around with contrast and do it all in a way that will save time and use less paint than covering all the walls of a room? Try out the half and half painting trick, where you splash color in a controlled way on the top or bottom section of a room. Show More Summary

Don't DIY: The Top Get-Someone-Else-To-Do-It Chores

Where We Cook: Caroline & Jeffrey's Elegant California Kitchen In the delicate life dance between time and money falls your household chores. If cash weren't a concern you'd probably outsource everything; if you had unlimited time, you might take 'em all on yourself. Show More Summary

SPONSORED POST: DIY with Jennie Garth: Best Weekend Projects — Motrin® Make It Happen Weekends

At Apartment Therapy, we believe that DIY projects are one of the best ways to make your house a home. Not only do you end up with something that reflects your style, but you get the pride of accomplishment – and it feels so good to have something to show off at the end of a weekend. Show More Summary

9 Wall Decals to Add a Little Extra Oomph to Your Space

Although putting stickers on the wall might seem a little strange in a grown-up space, there are actually lots of stylish, interesting wall decals out there that can be just the thing to take your decor to the next level. Plus they're easier than painting or hanging art, and easy to remove if you move or just change your mind. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Surprise Living Room Makeover

While she was overseas with their daughter, Jeffery decided to surprise his wife with a total living room transformation. See the new room—and read about her reaction—after the jump! READ MORE »

4 Easy Tricks for a More Natural (Less Styled) Looking Home

Laura Blythman's Neon Dream Home Though the perfectly styled homes in magazines are certainly lovely to look at, when applied to real-life, going for a magazine-ready look can make for a space that feels stiff and unrealistic. Want some...Show More Summary

Julie Newmar invites you to dance into her private gardens

In a career that has stretched lithely across seven decades, Julie Newmar, the early blooming classical pianist and dancer who grew up to be TV's first feloniously feline Catwoman, has earned a Tony Award for her first speaking role on Broadway and received two U.S. patents for pantyhose and brassiere...

The Sims Mobile Game Gets Dream Home Content Update — Design News

The Sims FreePlay just got a decor update. The latest version includes dream home content that unlocks as you complete home-centric quests starting at level 15. The updates include balconies, patios, and basements, including over 100 new items to decorate with. READ MORE »

Which High-Powered Blender is Right for You? — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? Vitamix, Blendtec, and Breville: Which High-Powered, High-Investment Blender is Right for You? READ MORE »

What Do You Do When No One Else is Home?

Fay's Charming Grand Lake Apartment I have a quirky little habit that I only do when I'm alone, and my boyfriend came home from work early the other day and caught me doing it. He didn't get it but maybe you will. I even took a picture for you. Wanna see? READ MORE »

Futuristic Simulated Highlights Defining Apartment on Stubbs Road, Hong Kong

Apartment on Stubbs Road is a modern project completed by NC Design & Architecture in Hong Kong, China. The private loft comes with a total surface of 2700 square feet (250 square meters) and features curvilinear walls and simulated highlights. Show More Summary

Baby Joe's Happy Place — My Room

Name: Joe Location: Chicago, Illinois Joe's room is my happy place! It's the smallest, coziest, and most cheerful room in the house. There's no real theme, his room is just filled with meaningful things and art I've collected over time. READ MORE »

Inspiring Visual Break Between Old and New: The Hawthorn Extension in Melbourne

Chan Architecture completed the Hawthorn Extension, a project consisting of a rear addition to a double fronted Victorian terrace house in Melbourne, Australia. According to the project developers, the main challenge was to design “a new family area without sacrificing too much of the backyard, whilst being respectful of the existing house. Show More Summary

There's a Tiny Apartment Inside the Eiffel Tower — Design News

Tucked away on the third level of his famous monument, Gustav Eiffel built himself a little apartment inside his Parisian tower. After being off limits for years, visitors can now peek into the small space. Not much has changed in in terms of the furnishings since, and you'll spot mannequins of Eiffel and Edison hanging out inside. READ MORE »

The Best Mother's Day Gifts... That Keep on Giving — Market Roundup

According to The National Retail Federation, about two-thirds of Americans will give their moms flowers on Mother's Day. So, it's pretty safe to assume that getting Mom a gift box subscription, art classes, or other gift that lasts longer than a mail-order bouquet will come as a pleasant surprise! Our Favorite Mother's Day Gifts That Keep on Giving READ MORE »

Sarah's Tiny Slice of the Countryside, Just Outside London — House Call

Name: Sarah Location: Petersham, England I am a Fashion Editor and live with my boyfriend and five year old twins in a little three bedroomed cottage in Petersham, Richmond, just outside London. It's small, but super-cosy and homely. We have a little front garden, and a tiny courtyard garden at the back (one of the smallest gardens I've ever seen!). READ MORE »

Morning Moments of Zen: Create a "Wake Up Happier" Spot

Tamar's Girly Meets Mid-Century Studio Want to sail through the day clobbering stress and come back home renewed and ready to tackle the next day? You might just need to start your day off in the right way. How? By creating, and regularly using, your own personal, customized "wake up happier" spot to ensure that every day gets its best start yet. READ MORE »

17 Moms Reveal Which Parts of the House They Never Clean

Post by Liz Alterman. Everyone has one. That thing they absolutely dread cleaning. For some, it's the fridge, for others, the bathroom. Some of us put off the dirtiest of dirty jobs until company's coming while the really bold amongShow More Summary

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