At only 500 square feet, this East Village studio apartment may be low on space, but it's high on style.
Pretty Handy Girl has bravely revealed the embarrassment that was her master bathroom. Knowing--eventually--that the room would be gutted, she didn't want to spend a lot of money on makeover, but she couldn't live with the outdated
This before and after could give This Old House a run for its money. Amanda and Ben are the owners and DIY team behind the 1960's rambler redo. They tackled their project "one ugly room at a time". Take a peak inside and TRY not to be impressed. I dare you.
Oh how we LOVE before and afters. *sigh* These come to us from Shelter Style's Joetta. What's great to see is her reusing so many original pieces in the rooms, some of which go through makeovers as well. I guess we might want to call these makeovers within makeovers. *double sigh*.
In this first transformation, note the bottom of the bookcase and painting.
HGTV's Front Door helps people sell their homes with smart staging and decorating tips. They also provide some invaluable advice and inspiration to people who are looking to re-do their diggs on a budget. Today we take a peek at a few of their kitchen
In some respects this is the granddaddy of all makeovers. Not in a 'I can't believe it's the same room' kind of way, but in a 'it's the freakin' Oval Office!' kind of way. At first glance it might not look all that different in the 'after'. It was and still is pretty beige. (Perhaps not to overpower the priceless artwork?) Anyhoo, on closer inspection we can see the sofas with the granny print have been replaced
If a child's room re-do is in your future, you are soooo lucky. Just think, as you plan your new decor (with munchkin's help, of course; we want to indoctrinate them early) you have permission to embrace your inner kid! Follow these tips,
No need for a master magician to help make your small place appear bigger. Just follow these tips and the illusion of space will appear.
This year's winner of AT's Small, Cool Contest (of the Teeny-Tiny division) was this little cottage. Its occupant, Beth, is into 'slow design', which means she picks up one piece at a time, whether it be a souvenir, a family heirloom, or a flea market find. All
Today we begin an exciting new series entitled ‘Kitchen Refresh’! Our friends at IKEA hooked us up with a five step plan that will have our kitchens go from sad to smokin’ in no time. Today’s installment is all about inspiration. So, without further delay, let’s get down to business, shall we?
House Beautiful rounded up 20 decorating secrets that nobody tells us about. How many of them did you know?
- Use 2 pairs of pillows on the sofa.
- Buy a bigger bed to make your bedroom look bigger.
A while back I posted some pics with the title 'My Dream Kitchen'. It produced a surprising amount of comments. About half of which telling me what horrible taste I have. I'm still scratching my head over some of them. Sure, tastes differ, but that doesn't necessarily
This makeover is like looking at one of those 'what's different' activity book games. Seriously, study the picture above and then take a gander at the image below. How many things do you see that are different?
Does your dwelling need a little updating? Canadian House & Home suggests 10 items that will freshen up dated interiors instantly.
When Jennifer Aniston got her hands on this 1970's residence, she gave it the Curbly once-over taking it from drab to eco-fab. The 6 bedroom 7 bathroom home was fitted with a bunch of solar panels and a reflective metal roof, which was meant to set an example for eco-housing real estate. The environmental lesson continues to the garden; it consists of plants that can stand up to drought. As far as the 9,000 square feet of interior goes, it's surprisingly cozy.
Last week I had the opportunity to take a private tour of my local Room & Board, and, I must say, in our mass-produced world, walking through their showroom is always a breath of fresh air. If you haven’t heard of Room & Board, here’s all you need to know: they sell furniture and accessories of timeless design and impeccable quality. The retailer achieves these feats by establishing relationships with family-owned companies who share their commitment to craftsmanship and sustainability.
Because of the relationships R & B has fostered for more than 25 years, they are able to set a specific aesthetic direction, designing 90 percent of the furnishings they sell, which, as my tour guide Preston put it, are ‘steeped in classic design.’ Their inspiration is Shaker, Asian, Danish Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Arts & Crafts. If that sounds like recipe for an unfocused collection, let me assure you, it is not. It’s the very reason why Room & Board pieces can seamless bridge the gap between centuries, countries and even generations.
Take the Shaker-inspired dining room pieces pictured above, from the new Adams Collection, for example. The clean lines of the cabinet and extension table pair perfectly with the mid-mod grasscloth pendant lamp and Danish modern Doyle chairs.
Oooo La La! Here is my kind of re-do over on ApartmentTherapy. A super simple bedding upgrade plus a little rearranging illustrate how easily and inexpensively you can tranform the same old, same old into an inviting, cozy, luxurious, space. You can't go wrong with monogrammed sheets, now can you?