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The Best Side + Accent Tables for Under $100

A few weeks ago we published a list of gorgeous side tables that are certain to steal the show in your living room. But unfortunately for those of use on a less-than-fabulous budget, a lot of these attention-getting tables also come with attention-getting prices. Show More Summary

DIY Project Test Lab Results: We Tried 3 Fabric Paints On Upholstery and Here's What Happened

Last time we tested paint on vinyl, this time we're testing it on softer upholstery fabrics. We've all seen chair makeovers on Pinterest and they look great —but just how comfortable are they? And how well does the paint hold up? Well, we've been wondering too, so we rounded up a couple pieces of furniture and put them to the test! Here are our results: READ MORE »

Amazon Offers Hotel Bookings for Local Destinations — Design News

Amazon has launched Destinations, a part of Amazon Local that lets you book hotel stays. 150 properties in the Northeast, southern California and the Pacific Northwest are currently offering rooms at their published rate or package discounts, reports the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

What's Your Cookbook Organization Personality Type? — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? The Cookbook Personality Test: What Your Cookbook Organization Style Says About You READ MORE »

Why Modern Cities Are So Ugly...and What We Can Do to Fix Them

Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. We tend to think of beauty as being mostly subjective. But if you were to ask a random sampling of 100 people what the most beautiful cities in the world are, you'd probably get a lot of very similar answers. Show More Summary

Best Window Boxes: Target, Grandin Road, Diamond Teak & 2 More — Maxwell’s Daily Find 04.22.15

Redwood Window Box Planter • from $110 • Forever Redwood It's time to get planting everyone! Looking for window planters locally can be frustrating as most stores don't carry a wide range of sizes. Looking for boxes that aren't made of ugly plastic is even harder. Show More Summary

Modern 9-Room Peninsula Home in Sweden Opening Up to the Views

Boasting a living surface of 316 square meters, this peninsula home in Sweden designed by architect Boris Culjat is surrounded by a dream landscape. The main unit accommodates nine rooms plus kitchen and is structured on two levels.Show More Summary

7 Simple DIY Projects to Celebrate Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day all year long with simple and green DIY projects. April 22nd is when we celebrate Earth Day, but don’t just stop there. Earth Day actually has a year-round mission to widen and engage the environmental movement worldwide through education and action. Show More Summary

William Shatner Solves the California Drought with a Kickstarter — Design News

Don't worry, California, Captain Kirk himself is coming to rescue you from drought. The 84-year-old actor sat down with Yahoo! Tech's David Pogue and outlined his plan for a $30 billion Kickstarter to build a pipeline from Seattle to Lake Mead. What, like you have a better idea? READ MORE »

Would You Do It?: Hiring a Long Distance Designer

Roger & Chris' Bold, Eclectic & Vivacious 160-Year-Old Victorian When we think of hiring an interior designer for help with a home styling project, most of us imagine walking through our space, pointing out our particular tricky challenges and hearing an in-person evaluation of our job. Show More Summary

How To Make an Easy Wall Tapestry (from an Accent Rug!) — Apartment Therapy Reader Tutorials

Here's a great tutorial from one of our readers who made this on-trend hanging tapestry from a store-bought rug. It's a great shortcut to DIY decor that won't leave you weaving for days. READ MORE »

5 Ideas to Steal from a Stylish Scandinavian Kitchen

Remember the supremely stylish Swedish apartment we showed you the other day? Well, the kitchen was so nice we decided to create a whole post about it. Here are five design ideas worth stealing from this lovely Scandinavian space. READ MORE »

Design-Your-Own Rug Challenge at FLOR Soho Tonight — Design News

Tonight from 5 to 8 pm at FLOR's Wooster Street store in Soho, you can design a mini-version of an 5x7 rug using sample squares. The winning design will go up against other design challenge finalists for the chance to be sold in FLOR stores (and the creator gets one free!). Show More Summary

Modern Family Home in UK Exuding a Fresh Character: The Butterton Project

LLI Design have recently completed The Butterton Project, which consisted of a total make-over of the ground floor of a newly built house in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. The clients, a young professional couple with two children, wanted a modern look that wasn’t cold and clinical. Show More Summary

The Breakup Guide: 4 Basics to Help You Get Your Home and Sanity Back

Nothing I can say here is gonna make your breakup not suck. Sorry. But there are some little tricks that will ease the sting and help you get back to normal (or better than normal!) faster. You already know this stuff in your heart, but you probably need to hear it anyway. READ MORE »

Judy and Don's Treehouse in the City — House Tour

Name: Judy and Don, plus two little ones (and a dog) Location: Braeswood; Houston, Texas Size: 3,400 square feet Years lived in: 2 years Judy and Don's architect, Gary Tran, made an unconventional design choice that transformed their entire home. Show More Summary

2 Beautifully Modern Minimalist Asian Designs

Modern minimalism is sometimes perceived as cold, serious, or sparse. These beautifully designed spaces by Fertility Design show just the opposite, combining together unique design approaches with plenty of texture, smart storage solutions, and pops of color. For more regular updates from Home Designing, join us on Facebook. If you are reading this through e-mail, […]

41 Gratuitous Photos Of Sofa Porn

Shameless, no-excuses, straight up sexy shots of seating spots. Don’t worry for a little bit if it’s practical, or if it will fit in your living room — just relax, go boneless, and envision what it would be like to nestle down into one of these beauties, then fall asleep afterwards. READ MORE »

Working From Home? 10 Things You Can Do to Keep Work and Home Separate

Recently, Adrienne wrote a post on 10 Things to Do in 10 Minutes Before Work to Make Coming Home Much Nicer. As someone who works from home, I know that it can often be difficult to draw the work/home line. So if you work from home, here are 10 things that you can do to clearly delineate your time. READ MORE »

9 Beautifully Dramatic Staircases (That Might Actually Pass Code)

Last week I published a roundup of 17 incredibly beautiful and dramatic staircases. But, as some prescient commenters pointed out, hardly any of the staircases on the list would pass muster with a code inspector here in the U.S.. The...Show More Summary

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