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Fire-Less Fireworks: All The Festivity, None of the Pyrotechnics

(Image credit: Brit + Co.) Maybe you have small children in the house hell-bent on destroying everything in sight. Maybe you have a dog that's brave against the mailman, but freakishly scared of loud noises. Or maybe, just maybe, you find yourself (literally) burned out from the last Independence Day party and still waiting for your eyebrows to grow back in. READ MORE »

Industrial Modern Style in a 420 Square Foot Hell's Kitchen Studio — House Tour

(Image credit: Will Strawser ) Name: Will Strawser, Kate Brown Location: Hells Kitchen, New York City Size: 420 square feet Years lived in: Renting 2 weeks I never get tired of seeing couples living in tiny quarters—and doing so not only stylishly, but in a way that actually functions. Show More Summary

Space Savers: 11 Smart Bedroom DIYs To Try

(Image credit: Oh Yes Blog) Struggling to fit all the things that you need into your tiny bedroom? Here are 11 DIYs that prove that having a small bedroom doesn't have to be limiting, as long as you're a little bit crafty. READ MORE...

Wood Accents Uplift Black & White Scandinavian Apartment

This lovely apartment in the center of Gothenburg, Sweden showcases an inspiring design and a playful layout. As listed on real estate broker Alvhem‘s website, the 791-square-foot crib takes up the upper two levels of a historic house that dates back to 1873. Show More Summary

DIY Paper Weaving for Easy, Modern Art

Welcome to our very first DIY on Freshome. Today we’re going to do a bit of weaving. Recently, woven crafts have become a trendy way to decorate walls with colorful yarn and fabric designs in all colors and sizes. With a little practice and patience, they create stunning results. Show More Summary

Famed Photographer Bill Cunningham Dies at 87 — Design News

(Image credit: CreditFirst Thought Films/Zeitgeist Films) Legendary New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham died on Saturday at the age of 87. He had been hospitalized recently after a stroke. READ MORE »

A Small, Solar-Powered House in the Blue Ridge Mountains — House Call

(Image credit: Submitted by Jody) Name: Jody Location: Round Hill, Virginia We lived in a 3,500 square-foot house, and owned five other traditional American homes. One day, when looking over finances, we realized we were both working to support our home. Show More Summary

A Fabulous '50s Suburban Melbourne Home — House Tour

(Image credit: Leanne Bertram) Name: Dawn Lindsay Location: Bayside; Melbourne, Australia Size: 3 bedroom house (around 1300 square feet ) Years lived in: 17 yrs owned, with my husband. Dawn is a very talented lady of fabulous styleShow More Summary

Yes, Balloons Make Really Beautiful (And Really Affordable) Wedding Decorations

(Image credit: Hello Darling Photography) Your favorite helium-filled friends are not just for kids' birthday parties anymore. Thanks to sophisticated palettes, festive adornments, creative arrangements and a little bit of playing around with scale, balloons have become a major player in the wedding decor world, too. READ MORE »

20 Ways to Celebrate the First Weekend of Summer

Jaclyn & David's Los Feliz Remix (Image credit: Bethany Nauert) Although you've likely been sweating in tank tops for what seems like ages already, this week marked the official start of summer, which means this is the first weekend of the season. Show More Summary

An Eclectic, Scandinavian-Inspired, Bespoke Australian Home — House Tour

(Image credit: Sophie Timothy) Name: John & Jo Ryan, and 3 kids (Erica [absent], Austin and Sophia) Location: Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia Size: 26 square meters Years lived in: 9.5 years owned With three growing kids to think about, Jo and John have put together a functional family home with different spaces to study, play music and relax. Show More Summary

Cute Summer Dresses You Can Totally Make Yourself

(Image credit: Merrick's Art) Warmer weather means light and airy clothing made with playful patterns and bright colors; they signal easy days of relaxation and comfort. If you have some extra time this summer between going to the beach or reading a novel, try your hand at making one of these DIY dresses. They're fun and add a bright spot to your wardrobe. READ MORE »

Streamlined Simplicity in 325 Square Feet — House Tour

(Image credit: Nancy Mitchell) Name: Jennifer Pade Location: West Village, New York, New York Size: 325 square feet Years lived in: 17 years You may know Jennifer's apartment from her Renovation Diary, where we chronicled the transformation of her tiny kitchen from a crumbling disaster to a sleek, modern space. Show More Summary

Get the Look: An Artist's Colorfully Organic Home — Shop the Style

(Image credit: Alexis Buryk) The tons of plants, a mix of fun furniture finds and little splashes of color in Deb and Jim's Long Island City home create a beautiful, calming space. Get inspiration to create this kind of look in your home with these shopping resources. READ MORE »

The Best Solar Panels for 2016 — and beyond

In her book Bread, Wine, Chocolate, journalist Simran Sethi explores the idea of setting our tastes based on what is ethical. She gives the example of wild-grown coffee, which is gentlest on the environment but, when brewed, doesn’t match our typical idea of what good coffee tastes like. Show More Summary

"Mid-Century Zen" Style in North Portland — House Tour

(Image credit: Heather Keeling) Name: Kristen Siefkin and Ken "Zig" Naffziger, and their two Havanese, Zane and Ollie Location: Arbor Lodge Neighborhood, North Portland, Oregon Size: 2,800 square feet Years lived in: 2+ years, owned After years in a successful PR career, Kristen decided it was time to follow her dream of becoming an interior stylist. Show More Summary

Before & After: A Sloped Bathroom Shapes Up — Professional Project

(Image credit: Catherine of Beginning in the Middle ) Faced with an awkwardly shaped ceiling, Catherine had to get creative and totally rethink the space of this bathroom. READ MORE »

The World on your Wall with Customaps

Want to show off your travel bucket list, or keep a reminder of your hometown in a new city?  These custom-made maps are available as murals or posters, giving you the option of traveling the world in your living room or taking a little piece of home wherever you go. Show More Summary

You Can Vacation at the Resort from Dirty Dancing — Design News

(Image credit: Vestron Pictures) Alright Dirty Dancing fans, join hands and hearts and voices, voices, hearts and hands— because Kellerman's is a real place that you can stay. Except it's not called Kellerman's, and it's not in New York (minor details). READ MORE »

This Weekend: Prune Back & Purify Your Personal Purgatory

Mikola's "Trying to Be as Minimal as Possible" Portland Home (Image credit: Ellie Arciaga Lillstrom) If open shelving keeps you honest and un-cluttered, junk drawers are the organizational opposite: a hidden spot where random things are stuck and linger until later used, relocated, thrown out, or recycled. Show More Summary

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