Before and After: This Unfinished “Dungeon” Becomes Something Dreamy

This "room" was described by its new owner as "a dungeon of a space underneath the garage that was large and dirt-filled," but being a designer and, some would say, visionary, she saw a dreamy home gym-to-be. This really is a dream gym. Seriously, that floor! It's the visual equivalent of an ultimate workout jam, … Continue reading Before and After: This Unfinished “Dungeon” Becomes Something Dreamy

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Try This IRL Trick for Shopping Incognito on Amazon

Gift-giving season means we all have to be a little stealthier about our online shopping—especially if you share accounts with the people you're trying to surprise. Or maybe you found the perfect thing to finish your shopping list, but don't want to give your credit card info over to the Amazon machine to get it. … Continue reading Try This IRL Trick for Shopping Incognito on Amazon

Dark, Warm & Welcoming Apartment

A chic picture is painted over a dark canvas in this home interior, visualised by Dezest. Warm neutrals and rich natural materials are the palette that softens the bold shadowy background, and add a tactile welcoming feel. The apartment is filled with the soft forms of fashionable furniture by brands such as Living Divani, Lago … Continue reading Dark, Warm & Welcoming Apartment

A Neglected Ranch-Style House Is Now Deco-Inspired Boho Luxe — House Call

Name: Brit Arnesen, my husband Derek, daughter Sadie, son Theo, dog Lucy, and cat Sheena. Location: Kokomo, Indiana Size: 1,300 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned I'm a self-taught interior designer and avid DIYer who's really into home decor. One room at a time, my husband, who's a machinist, and I have turned … Continue reading A Neglected Ranch-Style House Is Now Deco-Inspired Boho Luxe — House Call

The One Thing You Shouldn’t (and Can’t) Recycle This Time of Year

Tis the season for celebrating, which means you'll be stuck with some post-party cleanup sometime over the holidays. But before we get too deep into the holiday party season (a.k.a. "oops" season), it's important to remember that a certain seemingly recyclable material actually isn't actually salvageable at all. Why You Can't Recycle Broken Glass While … Continue reading The One Thing You Shouldn’t (and Can’t) Recycle This Time of Year

#123: Baskets: Friend or Foe?

We recently realized that storage baskets may be simultaneously helping AND hampering our home organizing efforts (and yes, hampering was a pun). Also, the duplex has passed an important renovation milestone: floor refinishing! But even though we had planned for it to go a certain way, we were thrown an extremely last minute curveball and … Continue reading #123: Baskets: Friend or Foe?

10 Great Gifts The Recipient Will Never Have To Know You Bought On Sale

Holiday shopping lists can get long, and while there are great ways to give someone a gift that costs (almost) nothing, sometimes you do want to wrap up something wonderful and put it under the tree (or win an office White Elephant exchange.) One sneaky way to spend less on great gifts? Snag something on … Continue reading 10 Great Gifts The Recipient Will Never Have To Know You Bought On Sale