via Emily Henderson This year in honor of Earth Day, we’re reflecting on how the choices we make in our interiors affects the exterior world around us. Lucky for us socially-conscious design geeks, there’s an ever-increasing cache of stylish, eco-friendly products and hacks that we can implement to save energy, money…and the polar bears. What’s Old Is New Again Instead of particle board shelves and vinyl composition floor tiles, look for furniture made from either repurposed, recycled or sustainable materials. If it fits your aesthetic, reclaimed wood is a great pick. But there are also

The candy bar industry has expertly spun “small” into “fun-sized,” but when it comes to rooms and interiors, the rules of Hershey’s and KitKats don’t always apply. While bigger isn’t necessarily always better, more often than not we are trying to make the rooms in our homes look and feel as big as possible. With this in mind, we’ve assembled a trusty trove of tricks to help turn your claustrophobic chamber into a spacious oasis. After all, your living room might not be king-sized, but it can still have a delicious design.

Living with a significant other isn’t always a walk in the park. Whether you’ve just taken the plunge into cohabitation or you’ve lived together for years, it’s not uncommon to secretly loathe your lover’s design tastes. But if one of you is crazy for color and the other prefers stark, minimal spaces, striking a balance between styles can be difficult. So how can you combine your tastes and create a home that makes you both happy? Read on for our secrets to cohabitation bliss. Make Agreements The key to happy cohabitation

Crackling wood in a fiery hearth paired with a hot cup of tea, a knit blanket, and a gathering of good friends. Sounds like the final scene in a Christmas movie, right? Well, that’s hygge, the Danish lifestyle trend that’s blown up over the last year. Roughly translating to “cozy,” hygge is all about living a harmonious, happy, and relaxing life by indulging in the comforts of home. Think fuzzy blankets, nubby sweaters, sweet-scented candles, and warm, delicious treats. The Danes insist that hygge is a way to live all year long,

Image via Lonny Some may argue that the menu is the most important ingredient in planning a dinner party. But seasoned entertainers know that it’s just as much about setting the mood. After all, everything tastes better when the chairs are comfy, the music is on and the lighting looks good. So feast your eyes on these must-have dinner party essentials. Bon appetit! Food presentation is half the feat of the feast, so make sure you have stylish serving bowls and platters to display your fine eats. No one will be digging into dinner

Image via Homey Oh My If you have kids or a dog, then you know the truth: mudrooms are highly underrated. They provide a barrier between the rest of your home and the outside elements. They’re a functional space for shoe and jacket storage. Name aside, these areas are a lot more than spaces for tracking dirt. Mudrooms are like the opening act to an exciting band. They aren’t the main course, but they can give you a pretty good taste of what’s to come. From eclectic entryways to laundry

As a female-founded company, we’ve got nothing but love for all the working women out there. So in honor of International Women’s Day, we rounded up all of our favorite female-focused office makeovers. From a chic corner office for a media mogul to a cozy nook in the suburbs of Oakland, we believe that inspiration, efficiency (and world domination) start with a clean and comfortable canvas. Step inside the spaces of some of our most amazing female clients here. An Editor’s Cosmopolitan Office:  Cosmopolitan magazine’s recently appointed editor-in-chief, Michele Promaulayko, knows just what it takes to succeed. “Cosmo women possess the

Image via C Home You’ve scrubbed the floors so hard, they sparkle. Every nook and cranny has been swept free of dust and cobwebs. You’ve decluttered and have a giant bag of stuff ready for Goodwill. So why does your home still feel gloomy? Spring is the perfect time to start fresh by cleansing your home from top to bottom — energy included. Follow these mood-boosting tips and feng shui secrets to banish bad vibes and get those good ones flowing. Air it out. Open your doors and windows and allow

via Andrew Howard There’s no denying it: the world is a dirty, dirty place. And unfortunately, your home is no exception. Even if you consider yourself a clean freak, germs and bacteria are sneaky little pests that can weasel their way into the most intimate of spaces despite your best efforts. Don’t believe us? It’s time to check the facts. In the spirit of spring cleaning, we’ve assembled a list of gross home facts that will scare you into finally tackling the tidying, scrubbing and scouring that your home needs. Read on if you

Image via Anthropologie The birds are chirping, the bees are buzzing, and we may have even felt the warmth of the sun for a few seconds the other day. It’s finally happening — spring is plotting its long-awaited return. And after a lengthy winter in hibernation mode, we’re guessing your house (and ours) could use a little refresh. But who wants to waste those first precious moments of sunshine scrubbing and dusting? So for the lazy person in all of us, we’ve got simple room-by-room hacks to get your space spring-ready, fast. Start with

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