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City Living: Do You Pay for Parking?

We're reworking our monthly budget and discussing whether or not we should factor a garage space into the equation. Parking in our neighborhood is not cheap expensive and the local garage has a pretty serious waiting list, but I am still ready to cave in and sign up at this point. READ MORE »

Marcus & Cooper's Vintage Military Room — Kids Room Tour

Name: Marcus and Cooper Location: Los Angeles, CA Room Size: approx 10' x 10' With seven children, you could imagine that Joy Dolan doesn't even have time to breathe, let alone decorate this fantastic vintage military room for two of her boys. Show More Summary

This Coffee Machine Roasts, Grinds & Brews — Design News

The best coffee starts with freshly roasted beans, and it doesn't get fresher than roasting your own. The Bonaverde wants to be the first all-in-one coffee experience, roasting, grinding, and brewing your morning joe. You can preorder the machine through Kickstarter. READ MORE »

Origami-Inspired Wardrobe Folds Flat for Easy Transport

Dutch designer Renate Nederpel‘s Pop-Up Linen wardrobe is reminiscent of a large piece of functional origami. Made of cotton fabric and wooden panels, the wardrobe is stable enough to use as intended on a daily basis, but simple and lightweight to move when the need arises. The lightweight wooden panels covered in cotton are designed […]

Danielle's Lovely Nolita Apartment — House Call

Name: Danielle Location: New York, New York Three years ago, I discovered in the New York Times classifieds a listing for a one-bedroom apartment designed by renown architects Roman & Williams. After months of searching for the perfect place to call my own, I found myself in heart of downtown Manhattan. READ MORE »

10 Decorating Ideas to Steal from the World's Most Stylish Restaurants

I don't know about you, but when I eat at a restaurant I pay almost as much attention to the decor as to the food. Even if eating at one of these stylish restaurants from all over the world isn't in the cards for you right now, you can still feast your eyes on their lovely interiors... and take home some decorating ideas for your own space. Bon appétit! READ MORE »

Before & After: White & Bright Bedroom Makeover Projects from Around the Web

While I'm an ardent color lover, I've been thinking of repainting my bedroom, and it seems like the common denominator in my inspiration searches has been white walls. It seems that I'm not alone, so in honor of the white, tranquil bedroom, here are some before and afters to give you a sense of what's possible. READ MORE »

Is It Time to Move Out? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions to Find Out

You've tried so hard to spice up your rental but it's just not quite doing the trick. Is it time to consider the horrible-of-all-horrible four letter words? Is it time to move? Answer these six questions to know for sure. READ MORE ...

Rent London's Rainbow House — Design News

Designed in 2009 by AB Rogers, the Rainbow House is a bit internet famous, what with its multi-hued spiral staircase, slide, and fun design. Now you can stay at the Notting Hill townhome, but it will cost you—£3,500 a week. READ MOR...

5 Times Living Large Wasn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Sometimes upgrading your house means bigger problems - HuffPost Home Give your home the Balenciaga treatment with these design ideas - Domaine Home 17 ways to change up your home office - Real Simple This getaway house is perfect for...Show More Summary

Thread Count Doesn't Always Matter: Things To Look For When Buying Sheets

Thread counts have been inching up on bedding packages in the past decade. Nowadays, it’s common to see upwards of 1,000 thread count on cotton bedding, and with it comes the promise of luxury, comfort, and a good night’s sleep. Yes, thread count can make a difference, but it’s not the only indicator of softness or quality. Show More Summary

Drew & Robyn's Smart, Sunny Logan Square Graystone — House Tour

Name: Robyn and Drew Location: Logan Square; Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,250 square feet Years lived in: 5 months Robyn and Drew's vintage graystone apartment is filled with more than just cool-looking pieces, it's filled with original vintage finds and soul for days. Show More Summary

Setting Up Home: 5 Ways to Make a Lovely Bedroom

Is your bedroom your sanctuary? If it's not, would you like it to be? Here, we share five tips for creating a lovely bedroom that everyone can follow: READ MORE »

Kitchen Renovations: When to Save & When to Splurge

ktA kitchen reno can get pricey. Before you know it, your fancy floor tiles and gorgeous cabinets have swallowed up half the budget and you haven't paid the plumber or even thought about appliances. A great kitchen—one that makes your...Show More Summary

Google Maps Now Covers the Moon & Mars — Design News

The Moon and Mars are the newest additions to Google Maps, letting you explore our nearest celestial neighbors. So if you happen to be one of the first space tourists, fear not—Google won't let you get lost (that is, if you get service up there). READ MORE »

Gorgeously Minimal Kitchens with Perfect Organization

There are many things about Italian culture that are attractive. From the leisurely lunches to the free flowing wine to a storied tradition of art and music. But perhaps what is most enviable about the Italian ethos is the dedication to cooking and food. These Italian kitchens, from SCIC, updated for modern needs, put this […]

Before and After: Mike's Fast (3 Weeks) and Affordable (8k) Master Bathroom Renovation — Renovation Project

Renovation Project from: Mike Location: Chicago, IL We recently completed our master bathroom renovation which was the last room to get any TLC in our Chicago condo. We've been in the space for 4 years and have updated every other room in the house, it was finally time to do the same for our master bathroom. READ MORE »

Get the Inside Scoop From FLOR's Greg Colando — July Maker Talk

Greg Colando, founder and president of FLOR—the carpet design squares company that has been helping you create custom area rugs, runners and wall to wall design solutions since 2003—was our Maker Talk headliner in July. He talked all...Show More Summary

SPONSORED POST: Top Techorating Tips to Improve Your Move — Powered by Verizon FiOS

Summer moving season is in full swing, and coming up with a new techorating scheme (yup, techorating = tech + decorating) might be the last thing on your mind during a busy move. But since you’re already switching service contracts and...Show More Summary

Survey Says…?

It’s no secret that I’m a card-carrying infographic geek (in case you’re wondering, the card has a pie chart on it). Here on our blog we’ve captured one year of living in this house, our book tour, and of course your responses to our annual blogiversary survey all infograph-tacularly, so with some sweet talking to […]

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