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Help! Brown Paint is Blocking My Beach Dreams — Good Questions

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) Q: I have really ugly brown painted trim and doors that cannot be painted per apartment lease. The walls are off white. My decorating taste is very beachy/shabby chic with light greens, blues and lots of white and creams. Any suggestions on how to cover, tone down or fix this problem? READ MORE »

This Seattle Home Lets You Jump Out of Bed & Into the Water — House of the Day

(Image credit: Benjamin Benschneider) If your idea of houseboats begins and ends with Sleepless in Seattle, here's something a little different. This modern cantilevered home flips the floor plan. READ MORE »

Before & After: A Tropical Meets Mid-Century Living Room Redo

(Image credit: Andrew Deming & Rachel Gant) Andrew Deming and Rachel Gant of YIELD Design Co. transform a drab 1950s living room into a bright and fresh sanctuary, incorporating their mix of modern and vintage design. The difference is astounding, and truly brings this midcentury home to its fullest potential. READ MORE »

A Look Inside Waiting on Martha's Glamorous Office — Desk Envy

(Image credit: Robert Peterson of Rustic White Photography) Desk. The word can incite passion, great ideas and inspiration or evoke a slight nausea at the thought of logging one more hour in that dreaded, dimly lit space. While someShow More Summary

12 Gorgeous Rooms Designed With Shiplap Walls -- We're Obsessed

Post by Stephanie Dennis. It's official. Decorating with shiplap is kind of thing. A big thing. The trend -- which is just a fancy way of decorating your house with rustic strips of board -- has caught fire thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV's Fixer Upper. Show More Summary

How To Make a Basic Bench a Secret Storage Weapon For Your Entryway

(Image credit: VT Wonen) Envision for a moment that your entryway is the gatekeeper Zuul, minion of Gozer the Destructor, who is intent on bringing ruin and damage into the rest of your home. (In this questionable Ghostbusters analogy,...Show More Summary

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber Just Bought the Most Picturesque Summer House Ever

After spending several Summers in Amagansett, NY, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have decided to move farther east into a gorgeous new home in Montauk, NY. The stylish Hollywood couple recently purchased this four-bedroom, four-bathroom...Show More Summary

Fashion Designer Tom Ford Is Selling a Breathtakingly Beautiful Estate the Size of Manhattan

We already knew fashion designer Tom Ford had impeccable taste, but now that we've seen his otherworldly New Mexico ranch, we know the man is a style genius. Tom and husband Richard Buckley have just listed their sprawling 20-plus-acre...Show More Summary

Tropical Vibes in a Sunny Barcelona Apartment — House Tour

(Image credit: Alicia Macias) Name: Olga de la iglesia Location: Barcelona, Spain Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: Rented, 1 year This is the home of a multi-talented creative woman living and working in Barcelona. Olga is an art director and photographer who heads up Refresco Caribe. Show More Summary

15 Surprising Stores Where Students and Teachers Can Score Major Discounts

A Cozy Cali Rental as Colorful & Quirky as the Photographer Who Calls It Home (Image credit: Marisa Vitale) Most students and teachers can't help but feel a little sad about the end of summer, at least until it's time for back-to-school shopping. Show More Summary

Next Level Shiplap: Creative Ways to Take Wood Paneling Way Beyond Walls

(Image credit: Design Manifest) Wood paneling's having a major moment. We've written several times about the look as a clean, classic and affordable feature for walls. It also recently showed up in Design Manifest's cottage kitchen makeover (part of the One Room Challenge) above. Show More Summary

Get the Look: "Only the Essentials" Simplicity — Shop the Style

(Image credit: Alicia Macias) In 904 square feet in Valencia, Spain you won't find much. Laura and Roberto have mastered functional and minimal living. If you need inspiration and tips to do the same, check out their resource list. READ MORE »

High & Low: A Scandi-Traditional Style Dining Room

(Image credit: Melissa DiRenzo) Like most rooms in your home, you want to find balance between form and function, and in the dining area, that means creating something that transitions effortlessly from everyday suppers to special dinners with guests. Show More Summary

Big Impact, Small Effort: Easy Upgrades for IKEA Furniture

(Image credit: House Tweaking) One of the best things about IKEA pieces is the myriad of ways you can tweak, hack, tinker with, and customize them to create beautiful, unique pieces on a reasonable budget. And the changes you make don't...Show More Summary

A Chic Classic Home in Chicago — House Tour

(Image credit: Aimée Mazzenga) Name: Jonny and Aimée Mendez Location: Albany Park — Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: Rented for 1.5 years Jonny and I were married in May of 2015. One of our deepest joys over the past year has been creating our home together. Show More Summary

Before & After: Adding Some Pretty to the Pantry

(Image credit: Ash of Just Measuring Up) Ash was about to put his house on the market, so he took a second look at his kitchen and came up with an ingenious and sophisticated idea for sprucing up his pretty blah pantry situation. READ MORE »

This Historic Seattle Church’s Conversion to Luxury Condos

This former Seattle church is now one of the hottest real estate listings in town. The Sanctuary, designed by Sechrist Design Associates Inc, boasts 12 luxury residences in this historic building. Formerly first Church of Christ, Scientist, the congregation sold the historic building to a luxury real estate developer for $1.1 million in 2006. Show More Summary

Quick Things You Can Do Today to be Happier at Home

Michelle's Traditional + Fashion Forward Chicago Home (Image credit: Carolyn Purnell) In a perfect world everyone would be super happy with the place where they live, but depending on your current setup, well, that's not always possible. Show More Summary

6 Halloween Decor DIYs You Can Make in Less Than 10 Minutes

Just because you don't have time to deck your house out with Halloween decorations this year doesn't mean it has to go bare. Give your home some simple yet impactful Halloween flair without a major time investment by checking out our roundup of super simple Halloween decor DIYs. They look spooktastic and take less than 10 minutes to complete.

7 Chilling Ways to Turn Your House Into the Stranger Things Set This Halloween

If you haven't seen Netflix's Stranger Things, you're seriously missing out. The nostalgic, '80s-inspired TV show has become an instant hit - and the perfect inspiration for your Halloween decor. So whether you decide to dress up as Barb or Nancy this Halloween, any guests to your home will be sure to feel like they've arrived in the Upside Down.

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