Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Lifestyle / House & Home / Popular


Trend Watch: Modern Rocking Chair Inspiration & Shopping Sources

Here's one of those classic items that cycles in and out of favor, moving from old-fashioned to au courant on a regular basis. While the Eames-style shell rockers have been in vogue for the past decade, other shapes and styles are now gaining favor in fashionable rooms. Show More Summary

IKEA's New Book About Storage Releases in April — Design News

IKEA is known for storage solutions, and now they've written a whole book about it. HITTA, Swedish for "find," will be available in stores in April. The book features storage tips, as well as tours of eight families' homes. READ MOR...

Brooke & Adam's Sweet Simple Life — House Call

Name: Brooke & Adam Location: Dallas, Texas In an effort to work from home (photographer and designer) we moved to a small mid-century modern home that had one owner and zero updates since it was built in 1957. Over a long summer, we added a second floor to house our photography and sewing studios, while gutting the kitchen and 2.5 baths. READ MORE »

The Scary Reason George and Amal Are Adding a Panic Room to Their English Mansion

Newlyweds George and Amal Clooney are adding a room to their ultraprivate Berkshire, England, home - and it's not a nursery. Us Weekly reports the actor and human rights lawyer are having a panic room installed in the 17th-century English manor that they purchased in October for $12 million. Show More Summary

7 "Big House" Things You Can Totally Still Have in Your Small Studio

Jacqueline's Bright & Airy West Village Studio Though small space living can mean certain sacrifices, living in a studio doesn't have to mean getting rid of everything you love. There are still ways you can marry studio living with some of the elements usually associated with larger homes. Need proof? We've got seven stylish studios. READ MORE »

Queens Museum Hosts Mad Men Set Exhibit — Design News

Opening on March 14, Museum of the Moving Image will host an exhibit dedicated to Mad Men's sets, costumes, and props. It will include a recreation of Don Draper's SC&P office and the Ossining kitchen. Creator Matthew Weiner is giving a talk at the museum on March 20. READ MORE »

This Moody Blue Hue Brings Luxury to Any Space

Rich navy and teal jewel-toned spaces that exude opulence - Domaine Home 9 ways to save on your kitchen remodel - Houzz Get your home's problem areas in check with these organizing tips - Sunset 8 ingredients for home cleaners that are...Show More Summary

Compatible Old & New Design Shaping 1930s House Transformation

We’ve seen our fair share of amazing house transformation. This next home was designed to catch your eye like a red dot in a sea of black dots. What used to be a 1930s house in Toronto, Canada, was refreshed by Johnson Chou as his design studio embraced the original building in the new redesign. Show More Summary

Awkward Plot Success Story: A 594 Square Foot Japanese Gem

Considering you could cross this narrow lot with two big steps, it didn't seem ideal for any structure, much less a home for three (plus parking!). But that's exactly what this Japanese family got and it's fantastic. READ MORE »

Intertwining Ribbon Structure is a Beautiful Wedding Chapel

This breathtaking chapel might be the most beautiful wedding venue in the world.

Make it Modern: Fresh Ways to Think About Curtains

Jess & Mikaylah's Simple and Sweet East Austin Cottage Curtains do so much more than control the amount of natural light that enters a room. They are a key decorating layer that can also make a room feel complete, convey a particular mood or impression, and have multiple applications beyond the window. Check out everything that curtains can do for your space… READ MORE »

Roommate Not Required: On Choosing to Share A Space Just For Fun

This Onion article made me laugh recently because haven't we all had that one friend who seems to be still living with roommates just to get some company? READ MORE »

Versatility & Style: Corner Headboards

It's a couch, it's a daybed, it's a bed - it's suuuper headboard! Last month we looked at corner, wraparound headboards as stylish solutions for small kids rooms, but they also offer a lot of versatility in adult spaces as well (ideal for a small studio apartment). Here are a few examples of how they could work for you: READ MORE »

Mastering Monochrome: 3 Secrets to Making a One-Color Look Work

Steven's Relocated Beach Cottage It sounds so easy: pick a color and reeeeally commit but not so fast. There are a few tricks that will help you make your monochrome look chic and classy, not overwhelming. READ MORE »

Cabinets of Curiosities: A History of Making Room for Wonder at Home

The Wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, was a phenomenon born in the early modern world. As the name implies, these chambers included wonders of all sorts—natural, rare, miraculous, mythical, and mysterious. They drew on the power...Show More Summary

A Super Small Apartment That Adapts To Its Owner’s Needs

When a sociable urban couple moves into an apartment that’s just 35.7 square meters (384 square feet) there are a lot of questions for their chosen interior designers. Who are they? What is their personal style like? How many friends do they have? Do they like to go out or stay in? Are there any […]

Student Interaction Encouraged by This New Meeting Table Design in Asturias, Spain

How can you increase interaction within a college environment? Menéndez and Gamonal Arquitectos answered this by designing a large meeting table inspired by an artist’s palette. The new and exciting piece was especially created for the...Show More Summary

13 Ways to Rethink the Foot of Your Bed

When designing your bedroom, don't forget to address the foot of the bed. It's up-front-and-center, prime real estate that gives you another opportunity to layer in function, pattern, shape and texture. Don't miss the chance to do more with this seemingly small amount of space. READ MORE »

The 10 Commandments of Buying Furniture on Craigslist

When it comes to finding gently used furniture at a great price, there's no better resource than Craigslist. It serves up a vast selection of geographically desirable goods you can search through from the comfort of your computer. All you need to find the perfect piece is a good eye, lots of patience, and a bit of insider know-how. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC