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Jessica's Funky & Cozy Apartment — House Call

Pin it Name: Jessica Location: Portage Park — Chicago, Illinois My husband, two feline companions and I live in a spacious, open concept apartment on Chicago's Northwest Side (Portage Park) The apartment is roughly 1100 square feet and is one of two units in a vintage brick building. It's a cozy apartment with lots of day light and a funky angular layout. READ MORE »

Suggestions for Dealing with Neighbors, a Destructive Dog & a Vindictive Mailman? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: We live in a beautiful duplex in a wonderful area and share a backyard and fence with the neighbors who live on our other side, a single mother and her 16-year-old daughter. Both yards have gates, which we used to leave open. Show More Summary

Treehouse in Italian Lavender Field Almost Seems Too Dreamy to be Real

Wake up to the scent of fresh lavender wafting 26 feet from picturesque blue-purple fields to the deck of your own private treehouse retreat, your breakfast delivered in a pulley-operated birdhouse. Suite Bleue at La Piantata Hotel in Arlena di Castro, Italy is nothing short of a dream, surrounded by almost 30 acres of organic […]

You're Going to LOVE This All-Natural DIY Citronella Candle Alternative

With the threat of Zika high, we've never been more aware of how important it is to fend off mosquitoes. Citronella candles have long been the assumed candle of choice for keeping these pests away, but it can be hard to find an attractive citronella candle, or at least one that isn't laden with chemicals. Show More Summary

Nacho & Lorena's Modern Home on the Spanish Coast — House Tour

Pin it Name: Nacho and Lorena Location: Alicante, Spain Size: 2152 square feet (200 square meters) Years lived in: Owned 9 months Husband and wife Nacho and Lorena not only have a beautiful home, they also have a big heart. They're both...Show More Summary

The Most Stylish H&M Summer Decor Under $50

H&M has long been our go-to for fabulous - and fabulously affordable - fashion, but this Summer we have a new reason to be obsessed with the store: its home decor collection. Full of vibrant patterns, playful stripes, and exotic jungle-inspired...Show More Summary

The 3 Essentials of Puff Pastry — The Kitchn

Pin it From The Kitchn ? The 3 Things to Know About Handling Puff Pastry READ MORE »

10 Holographic DIYs Fit For a Unicorn

Pin it Iridescent, holographic, rainbow fun has been taking over decor, fashion, makeup, and even food — check out the Unicorn Grilled Cheese, Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwiches, metallic rainbow flatware, and rainbow-sparkle Birthday Cake Popcorn over at The Kitchn — and I can't get enough. Show More Summary

Bathroom Remodeling Tips: How to Plan Ahead for the Smoothest Possible Process

Marie-Claude, Martin & Romane's Well-Lived Family Abode Pin it All this week we're talking about bathroom renovations, starting with Ashley's recent remodel, and following up with tons of helpful posts about the process! So you’re thinking...Show More Summary

15 Smart Bedroom Styling Tips I've Learned From House Tours

Pin it Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. In this case, you're turning to our smart and stylish house tour homes for guidance on how to style a chic and serene bedroom. Take these tips home to create a space you're proud to show off (and if you want to tell your friends where you got the idea, that's fine too). READ MORE »

Inside A "Wes Anderson Meets Worst Nightmare" Bathroom Renovation — Ashley's Bathroom Renovation

Pin it Name: Ashley, Brian, Charlie the Boxer, & Baby on the way Location: Sterling, IL Years lived in: 1 1/2 years; owned Room: Upstairs Bathroom Room Size: Roughly 120 sq ft. Ashley and her husband moved from Denver to a small town in Illinois a couple of years ago, buying an old 19th Century home in the process. Show More Summary

Welcome to the Spring Closet Cure: Getting Back on Track, Step-by-Step

Lauren and Chad's Vintage Comfort House Tour Pin it Welcome to the Spring Closet Cure! Are you ready to take the first step toward a cleaner, less crowded closet and a wardrobe that makes you happier? Good, because I've got it all planned out and we can do this, over the next two weeks in 10 manageable steps. Show More Summary

It's Not the Legroom: What Really Makes Airplane Passengers Feel Ragey — CNN

Pin it Want to enjoy a stress-free flight? Consider boarding blindfolded. A new study finds that air rage incidents are more common on planes that require economy passengers to schlep through first class before buckling up. READ MOR...

Calling All Design Nerds: The Editors' Take On NYCxDESIGN Week 2016

Pin it The Trickle-Down theory is the genesis of regular conversations in my household. I won’t go into my stance on the economic principle here, but when it comes to home furnishings, it’s a very real thing. What is seen in “high design”...Show More Summary

Julia & Stone's Naturally Modern Multi-Level in Massachusetts — House Tour

Pin it Name: Stone Dow, Julia Goldstein, and their cat, Kiki Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: 5 months; Rented Stone and Julia happened upon their 1960s duplex via Craigslist — it's an unbelievable find that would make anyone want to start looking around in the off-season of the Boston rental market. Show More Summary

Here’s What Happens When You Start Exercising Outside

Pin it The sky is blue. The trees are green. And in a red-blooded burst of spring fever, you’re stepping off your indoor treadmill and into the light. Here are some hard-won truths to keep in mind as you venture into nature. READ MO...

Swedish Home Features Infinity Pool and Chinese-Style Tower

Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter accepted the challenge of building a modern hillside dwelling on a six-hectare plot owned by a family in Stockholm, Sweden. The owners requested a home that visually communicates to the other two main constructions...Show More Summary

50 Stunning Kitchen Pendant Lights You Can Buy Right Now

Kitchen lighting requires the careful consideration of two purposes. Ideally, it should illuminate the work surfaces where you conduct most of your preparation, and it should provide welcoming ambiance during dinner or evening hours. Pendants fill a special role in the kitchen, in addition to the two requirements mentioned previously – kitchen pendants are the […]

A Clean and Simple Office Nook — Makeover

Before Pin it Project by: Isabel Location: Madrid, Spain As working from home becomes more common, so does the problem of carving out office space. Isabel saw opportunity to create an office in her living room that would give her her own workspace while allowing her to spend time with her family. READ MORE »

7 Great Ways To Display Photos At Home

Hi friends! I want to quickly share with you a project that I worked on for Canon Europe in 2013… The post 7 Great Ways To Display Photos At Home appeared first on decor8.

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