You wouldn’t park your brand-new Bentley in the middle of a bustling intersection, would you? So why would you store your designer duds in a space that’s anything less than designer-approved? From tossing out those dry cleaner wire hangers to showcasing your collection of handbags, these storage techniques will give your closet instant street (style) cred. Read on for 7 chic and simple ways to make the most of your closet. 1. Purge your dated duds: First things first, get out the trash bags. Not sure which items deserve the boot (pun intended)? Our general rule of thumb is that if

There was a time when interior design was the sole province of the rich and famous. It was for penthouse apartments, sprawling family estates and mansions in the Hamptons. But for the average person, it was a budget-busting luxury service. Must be nice, we’d think, after a series of failed attempts at picking a paint color. Then, the internet came to the rescue, first serving up inspiration on demand with design blogs, Pinterest and Instagram. After that? Online interior design. For about the cost of what the average American spends per month on coffee, you

Image via Decoist Once upon a time, owning a multi-bed and bath house with extra square footage for lots of stuff meant you had it all. Literally. But a big house doesn’t always mean big style. Minimizing has become a hot trend, led by the tiny house movement. From boxes on wheels to former boiler rooms, these tiny homes are redefining what it means to live big. Bright Light, Big Style With only 312 square feet of living space, this sunny Texas spot is home to a creative couple and their

Image: oh joy! studio designed by Emily Henderson Anyone with a crafting hobby needs a space where their creative juices can flow. So conquer your to-DIY list by emptying that old storage closet or finally organizing your office to create a craft area that’s both functional and beautiful. Because how can you create pin-worthy goods if you’re not crafting in a Pinterest-worthy room? In honor of National Crafting Month, we’ve compiled tips to help you stock a space that’s as beautiful as your crafting creations. Declutter & clear space. No

Photo via One Kings Lane New Orleans is a place of many wonders. When you walk down its French-founded streets, you’re met with a euphoric blend of scents and sounds. Olive trees mingle with azaleas while sidewalk cafes tantalize tourists with the sweet smell of fresh-baked beignets. Somewhere near Bourbon Street, a jazz band’s deep, throbbing notes can be heard. It’s a mystifying city, one that leaves visitors charmed by its native magic. And as a cultural melting pot, NOLA keeps a creative crowd of residents. Some who happen to have excellent, if not

Image via Henry Howard Hotel There are certain things about NOLA that remain a mystery: the secret to Café Du Monde beignets, how to beat that killer Bourbon Street hangover, even the correct pronunciation of “New Orleans.” But amidst all this hazy confusion, one thing remains starkly clear: New Orleans design is stunning. Though often overshadowed by the drunken merriment and nudity associated with Mardi Gras festivities, the vibrant and bold style of New Orleans is a crowning characteristic of the city’s beloved culture. We’ve put together a NOLA guide for design-loving travelers,

We love watching our favorite films win big at the Oscars. Truly, nothing beats the look on an actor’s face when they realize they’re getting lucky with a little gold man. But sometimes, the real prize of the Academy Awards is spotting all the stunning dresses. From the red carpet to the living room, these Oscars dresses are inspiring winning design in our spaces. Emma Stone always stuns on the red carpet, but at the 2015 ceremony, this beaded beauty gave us visions of a room mixed with classic Hollywood

Still from La La Land, Lionsgate A good film has the ability to transport an audience straight into its fabricated world. From the screenplay to the cinematography, countless elements come together to make a movie great, and every year we honor all of those things at a little awards ceremony called the Oscars. But nothing makes us feel immersed in a film quite like the sets. Whether they take us on a journey through outer space or make us imagine a magical, 1920s New York, these Oscar-nominated features win our award

Laugh, cry, eat, repeat. No, we’re not talking about going through a bad breakup. We’re talking about the emotional rollercoaster that is watching the long-anticipated Academy Awards. Year after year, we put on our finest pair of sweatpants, pour ourselves a glass of bubbly, and sit back to enjoy the show. But this year, we decided to take it up a notch, or two. So we teamed up with the experts over at Sonos to create a picture-perfect screening room with sound as good as Ryan Gosling looks. Read on for our tips to

Image via Architectural Digest It’s that time of year again when spring starts to tease us with its tantalizing rays, only to disappear and leave us with four more weeks of winter. When the weather goes hot and cold on us, it can be hard to believe it will ever just stay sunny. But in some parts of the world, temperate weather is a mainstay. Beat your winter blues by staring longingly at these tropical homes. We promise, playing pretend paradise will make you feel at least ten degrees warmer. Waters

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