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Can You Underdye an Overdyed Rug? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: I bought this vintage, overdyed rug on eBay and it's way too dark for me! As it already has been dyed and isn't brand new (or valuable), I'm wondering about lightening it up somehow. I had been considering a very mild bleach and water solution in a spray bottle. Anyone ever ruin a rug with bleach, but secretly love how it looked afterwards? -Sent by Beks READ MORE »

Minimalist Apartment for a Family of Four

This apartment in Vladivostok, Russia measure 95 square meters (1022 square feet) and yet manages to make enough comfortable space for a young family of four. The design of the home is starkly minimal, making it seem much larger than it actually is and serving to call attention to the materials and geometry of every […]

Before & After: Fireplace Gets a Quick Renter-Friendly Makeover

Pin it Jess' rental had a beat up fireplace that was a bit of an eyesore in the middle of her living room. She found the perfect low-cost way to give it some glamour, with a classic renter's trick that we love: READ MORE »

UK Tests Highway Lanes That Charge Electric Cars — Design News

Pin it With electric vehicles rising in popularity amongst the Brits, the UK is testing electric recharging lanes for highways. READ MORE »

10 Things to Check Before You Buy a Home — From the Archives: Greatest Hits

Pin it We've learned the hard way that there are some very important things that should be checked before signing the papers to buy a new home. Of course, you'll have a professional do an inspection and look over the place to make sure...Show More Summary

Bookshelves Throughout Define the Fascinating Library House in Portland

Jessica Helgerson completed the development of the Library House, an inspirational private refuge in Oregon, USA. This project was a complete remodel plus an addition to a small structure which was originally the public library in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland. Show More Summary

The Amazing 2-Ingredient Piña Colada — The Kitchn

Pin it From The Kitchn ? This Piña Colada Has Only 2 Ingredients, and It's Marvelous READ MORE »

“ASH+ASH” Residence Exhibiting a Range of Outdoor Terraces and Porches

Merging contemporary architecture with sustainable design techniques, Hennebery Eddy Architects created ASH + ASH, a private home in Portland, Oregon, USA. According to the project developers, the residence “takes advantage of regional and distant views to the east, north and west and a close relationship to its neighborhood and immediate landscape. Show More Summary

20 Scary and Dangerous Vacation Disasters (PHOTOS)

Post by Damarys Ocaña Perez. People may have different ideas of what makes a perfect vacation, whether it's a surf-and-sand getaway or an adventure-filled outoor trek. But everybody wants the same thing: a good time. Unfortunately that's not always how things turn out. For some families, vacations can turn into nightmares. Show More Summary

Organize Your Entryway for the Morning Rush on School Days (PHOTOS)

Post by Rachel Denbow. Getting everyone out the door on time is a job in and of itself! Since it's something most of us have to do five days or more per week, we might as well put some thought into how we can smooth the rough edges so we're not burning up those precious few minutes between being on time and being late due to a shoe gone MIA. Show More Summary

Seattle Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

At Freshome we’re always working to bring you the best in architectural innovation and interior design trends by showcasing beautiful homes and apartments around the world. In our new series, we explore the most dynamic neighborhoods in cities across the U.S. Show More Summary

5 Under-The-Radar NYC Must-Sees for Design Lovers

Pin it Ask anyone what to do in NYC and you'll get a comprehensive list of famous museums, events and restaurants. But what if you want to spend a day away from the crowds and go off-guidebook for a while? Try these lesser known sites and activities to get even more New York flavor. READ MORE »

Massive “Sky Pool” in London Seemingly Floats 10 Stories Above the Ground

Soon to bridge across two ten-floor buildings in London, the Sky Pool by Ballymore is one of the major highlights of the Embassy Gardens development. This see-through swimming pool will be 115 feet off the ground, and its dimensionsShow More Summary

Before & After: A Powder Room Wins the Race

Pin it Deirdre's powder room needed a punch of color and a little style upgrade. This Charleston resident decided to go with a horse racing theme and a jewel-toned wallpaper that, when paired with the glossy beadboard, makes the space. READ MORE »

10 Gender-Neutral Nurseries & Kids' Rooms from Our Tours

Raegan's Organic Modern Nursery Pin it Target recently announced they'll be removing the "girls" and "boys" labels from their toy aisles, and as a girl who preferred Ninja Turtles to Barbies and blue to pink, I couldn't be happier. For...Show More Summary

USPS Debuts Charlie Brown Christmas Stamps on October 1 — Design News

Pin it We know it's a little early to start thinking about Christmas cards, but Charlie Brown fans should mark their calendars. On October 1, the US Postal Service is unveiling ten stamps featuring stills from the 1965 TV classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas. READ MORE »

Getting Rid of the Fugitive Filth I Was Harboring in my Kitchen

Pin it Kate's West Village Charm This weekend, in a search of a lost item, I ventured into the no-man's land of one particular area of my kitchen and was aghast at what I found there. Even though it's a little-seen area, that doesn't...Show More Summary

What's Hot Now: 7 New Trends for Today's Kitchen

Pin it A few years ago I wrote about five new trends for the kitchen, and now I'm back with another deep dive into the best new looks for today's kitchens. My last roundup included a lot of marble countertops, white cabinets, subway tile... Show More Summary

Become Your Own Apartment Therapist: The Low, Low Cost of Tuition

Pin it Who said education isn't cheap? After reading Apartment Therapy's all-new book Complete + Happy Home, you'll have the inside knowledge you need to become a card-carrying (and limited-edition-tote-carrying) Apartment Therapist. And all for a rock-bottom price. READ MORE »

5 Things People (Almost Always) Forget When Designing Their Living Room

Kim Myles' Happy Chic Home Pin it There's the picking out of the sofa. Choosing chairs. Deciding on a credenza. Arguing over where the television should go. There's waffling over rug color and size. And there's considering whether you should paint or wallpaper. Show More Summary

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