Home Design 101

Pizza, puppies, and mid-century modern design: some things just never go out of style. And with good reason! We would hate to live in a world without French Bulldog pups or Eames chairs, and luckily it seems we will never have to. The streamlined and sophisticated subtlety of mid-century modern design has proven timeless, moving into American homes in the 1950s where it happily resides to this day. So what exactly is it about mid-century modern style that gives it lasting power? Even Mad Men ended after 7 seasons! We’re taught that all good things must

Small-space living is never easy. But when your bedroom is hardly big enough for your bed, maximizing your minimal space can seem like a near-impossible feat. So how do you make room for your stuff and yourself while still maintaining your style? From letting in natural light to ditching the double nightstands, these space-saving tips will make your petit boudoir feel more like a grand hotel suite. Free Up Floor Space Do you have a heavy bookshelf or two clunky nightstands taking up floor space? The more floor you can see, the

Image via Architectural Digest by Descience Laboratories Inc. and Sachs Lindores When the Rolling Stones wrote the lyrics to “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” we think they may have been talking about designing your home. It’s true, you can’t always get what you want (that $13,000 marble table for instance). But there are more than a few ways to make a big statement without blowing your budget. From rearranging your throw pillows to reupholstering a chair, these interior updates will make your space go bang without the buck. Refresh Your Upholstery New

It’s getting to be that time of year again. The time when panic sets in that we will never again feel the sun on our face, that those bone-chilling winds will keep blowing and we’ll have to permanently reside in our puffy coats forevermore. But the sun will return (we promise!). So in the meantime, we’re going to embrace the year’s hottest new trend, hygge, and make the best of the wintry weather by getting cozy at home. This is our recipe for making your bed as snuggly as can be. 1. Start with

Photo via 55 Kvadrat They have mad interior design skills. Their pastries are delicious. And their country is one of the happiest in the world. We didn’t need any more evidence to show us that Danes do it best, but then came hygge. Though hygge—pronounced “hoo-gah”—has no direct English translation, it comes pretty close to meaning “cozy.” Danes have practiced the concept for decades, but recently it’s gained momentum elsewhere. Celebrating comfort, contentment, and kinship, the hygge lifestyle has a lot to do with where you live and how you live there. You know those

We spend a lot of time in bed. A third of our lives, to be exact. But even if you’re clocking eight hours under the covers each night, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting proper sleep. The truth is, our bedrooms have the power to make or break our quality of shut-eye. So to help you get the best snooze possible, we’ve compiled this handy bedroom design guide filled with doctor’s tips, scientifically proven sleep facts, and slumber-inducing secrets from interior designers. Keep It Clean A clean and relaxing bedroom

We all have some skeletons in our closets. That flirty, Marilyn Monroe-esque dress that suffered the stains of a few too many cosmos at a cocktail party some years back. An old favorite pair of well-worn jeans that haven’t seen anything but the depths of your closet in months. A tennis racket and a set of balls… do you even play tennis? But you’ll take that dress to the cleaner and resurrect that denim and bring those balls to the court at some point, right? If getting ready in the morning

To many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we partake in our morning coffee rituals, fuel our bodies with food, have wine nights with friends and cook dinner with our loved ones. So why shouldn’t it be as beautiful as the meals and memories we make in it? We know that overhauling a kitchen is no easy task. It’s a time-consuming and expensive process. But it doesn’t have to be nearly as messy as that time you decided to make pasta from scratch. When it comes

Image via Nathan + Jac It doesn’t matter if you live in a poorly insulated home or one that’s got all the latest heating technologies. When Old Man Winter comes knocking, his chilling bite seems to chase us everywhere we go. So how can you keep your home cozy without going broke on heating bills? Well, it’s no big secret. Humans have always piled on layers and lined their living areas in heavy fabrics when temps get frigid. But which fabrics work best and how can you most effectively use them to

Image via The Home Aesthetic   When it comes to hiding clutter quickly, we’re always tempted to pull the old, ‘stuff everything into a closet‘ trick. But we all know that your mother-in-law/nosy-aunt will eventually open the closet door. Even if you have a million other tasks to complete before your holiday guests arrive, it’s important to declutter correctly. No matter how small the space, these tricks will help you stow away your stuff before anyone can see. Because the only thing that should be coming out of the closet this

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