Illuminating your house as the sun goes down can be an unplanned and poorly thought out task. However, this makes for boring spaces and over and under lit spaces. Sometimes, all it takes isa few interesting lighting accents to make a drab room modern and welcoming. We have the leisure of picking from countless creative [...]
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Despite Yahoo’s recent decision to rescind employee rights to telecommuting, more and more of us are working from home, at least part of the time. If you spend a significant amount of work time in your apartment, banging out assignments at the dining room table might not quite suffice. Keep your materials and tasks in [...]
Perhaps you want your home to reflect the feelings of spring—but you don’t want to spend a lot of money. Maybe you feel like you’re living in a dank cave of winter darkness—but you don’t have a lot of time to remedy the situation. Possibly your personality possesses a contradictory mix of decorating addiction and [...]
Ever been to a nice house, gone into the bathroom, and thought, “DAMN, I wish I could shower in here every day”? There are ways to make your mediocre shower a little more awesome—or at least a little less grouty. Curved curtain rod If you’ve got a tiny shower, consider getting a curved [...]
If you’re looking for a dramatic change this spring, and streamlined styling is your thing, there are many modern furniture designs perfect for you. Modern design places its focus on a balance between clean architectural lines and interesting organic curves that are soft and pleasing to the eye. Both will spice up any plainly colored [...]
Spring is supposedly upon us, whatever the weird weather may indicate. If you’re looking to brighten up the interior of your house—or if you’re scared that new bulbs might be inundated by a blizzard tomorrow—think about raising some indoor spring plants. Remember that although plants clean the air inside, they can also introduce toxins; some [...]
Done with spring cleaning, and looking to really spruce up the old place? Maybe you’re feeling inspired by spring, and want things to look fresh and new for many months to come. Get your paint on with a spring color palette. Just don’t get too carried away or you’ll feel like you’re living in an [...]
Easter is just around the corner! If you celebrate it, you’ve surely enjoyed your fair share of Easter egg successes…or failures. I was never that good at the classic vinegar dye, but I love the tiny works of art that you can create. One of my oldest friends posted this lovely blog entry about the [...]
The color white can be interpreted different ways. One is “neutral.” Another is “infirmary-like.” Yet another is “completely devoid of imagination.” You get the picture. If your apartment is feeling a bit too neutral/like a hospital/without daring, brilliance, or flair, you need to add some color. You can do this without painting There are so [...]
Did you watch Downton Abbey this season? OMG, right?! Don’t you wish you lived in that beautiful house (or church, or maybe it’s a museum)? Have you ever thought about how your place compares? I have! For context, I live in a studio apartment in San Francisco. How my apartment is like Downtown Abbey [...]
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