Actress Becca Tobin’s 1930s L.A. Home Is Light and Bright — House Tour

Name: Becca Tobin, husband Zach Martin, and Orly Martin the dog Location: Laurel Canyon — Los Angeles, California Size: 1,200 square feet Years Lived In: 2.5 years, owned We moved into our home a little over two years ago. We were drawn to the space because the house had so much charm! Los Angeles is … Continue reading Actress Becca Tobin’s 1930s L.A. Home Is Light and Bright — House Tour

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The 7 Things No One Ever Tells You About Being an Airbnb Host

If you have Airbnb envy, you're not alone. After all, it seems so simple: Rent out your place and reap the rewards. But contrary to popular opinion, it's not that easy—and there are definitely things that can go awry (and they will!). Here, seven things that might surprise you about what it's like to rent … Continue reading The 7 Things No One Ever Tells You About Being an Airbnb Host

Marie Kondo’s ‘Tidying Up’ Explains Our Anxiety Over Clutter

In Netflix's hot new show "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo," Japanese organizing expert and bestselling author Marie Kondo helps people conquer clutter. The eight-episode series explores houses with different levels of disorganization, and you get an insider's look at how disorder stresses out the inhabitants of each home from young parents who are afraid of … Continue reading Marie Kondo’s ‘Tidying Up’ Explains Our Anxiety Over Clutter

A Cozy Rented Amsterdam Houseboat — House Tour

Name: Charlotte Rozenberg and Marvin Fockens Location: Center — Amsterdam, The Netherlands Size: 750 square feet Years lived in: Less than 1 year, renting Originally from a small town in the north of the Netherlands, Charlotte and her boyfriend Marvin moved onto this small but cozy houseboat in Amsterdam last spring. Charlotte works at a … Continue reading A Cozy Rented Amsterdam Houseboat — House Tour

The Smart Way My Realtor Quickly Calculates My Home’s Value

After doing some major renovations on my home, I wanted to determine our return on investment, how much more we could do before our property became over-improved, and if it was worth exploring refinancing. So I turned to my oh-so-generous Realtor, Garrett Ackles of Semonin in Louisville, Kentucky, for a rough estimate before we went … Continue reading The Smart Way My Realtor Quickly Calculates My Home’s Value

9 Cliché Decorating Rules We Should All Start Breaking

While some decorating rules of thumb are definitely worth paying attention to—think: "Decorate rooms one at a time" or "Always design rooms around furniture"—others are made to be broken. To prove our point, we asked a few of our favorite designers which old-school decorating clichés they believe should be ignored, and their responses didn't disappoint. … Continue reading 9 Cliché Decorating Rules We Should All Start Breaking