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IMHO, Silverware Is Always Fugs

Utensils offer inarguable utility and little else—don't @ me<p><b>Clever's newest columnist, Sean Santiago, is a triple threat: photographer, stylist, editor. And when it comes to home decor, he knows his shit. He also does a killer MK&A impression, if you're into that. Fancy That is Sean's take on all</b> …

New York City

The Best Dimmable Lightbulbs Are 20% Off for Amazon Prime Day

Philips Hue lightbulbs let you change a room's vibe with the swipe of a finger<p>We can't imagine anyone being <i>against</i> dimmer switches—who doesn't want the ability to change a room's vibe with the swipe of a finger?!—but very few of us renters have them. Why? Because installing them involves fiddling …

Home Automation

This Manhattan Apartment Used to Look Like the Inside of a Spaceship

Then designer Jessie Schuster made the place one part boho, two parts chic<p>Designer Jessie Schuster knew she’d found “the one”—that elusive decorating inspiration point—when she laid eyes on a pink marble Angelo Mangiarotti coffee table on a trip to Amsterdam. “I bought the table and designed my …

Hudson River

The 35 Best Amazon Prime Day Deals on Home Decor

Save on smart home supplies, living room furniture, and so much more<p>Sure, you could skip today's Amazon Prime Day Sale—but then you'd miss out on deals like this <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Beam-Modern-Accordion-Sconce/dp/B0737756WD/">genius extendable sconce</a> that's 30% …

Shopping

Airstream's Adorable New Travel Trailer Will Make You Rethink Your Current Living Situation

Life on the road sounds pretty good right about now<p>Most travel trailers are all macho brown leather and awful orange-y wood—not the Nest by Airstream. The first word that comes to mind when you lay eyes on the company's newest model, which made its debut this April, is <i>cute.</i> The rounded fiberglass …

Small Spaces

Here’s How to Design a Nursery That Will Make Your Child Smarter

Bonus: It doesn’t involve any fancy toys!<p>When I was pregnant, I did all of the supposed “right” things to incubate a healthy baby. Worked out regularly. Avoided raw fish. Shunned hot tubs. Listened to jazz and classical music while she kicked my midsection. But what I didn't expect when I was …

Kids

Wayfair's New Pets Collection = Cuteness Overload

Especially these 10 things<p>Let's be real: A standard pet bed is all well and good, but it's not enough for your<p>princesspug. What she needs—scratch that, <i>deserves</i>—is a covered chaise longue for fresh air in the comfort of shade. Or maybe a puppy porch is more her style? Lucky for obsessive pet parents …

Pets

Startup 'Potluck' Is Making Cookware SO Much More Affordable

Stocking a kitchen on an entry-level salary is finally possible<p>While he was still in college, Minsuk Kim read an essay by the cookware author Mark Bittman that made such an impression on him he'd eventually launch a company around its tenets. "I contend," went the intro to "A No-Frills Kitchen …

Kitchens

Cheap Home Stuff from Amazon That Looks Wayyy More Expensive

No one will ever know the difference, promise<p>We all want our apartments to look like a thousand bucks, but the reality is, you probably only have a couple hundred to spend. Amazon, to the rescue. We went down a shopping rabbit hole (not gonna lie, one of our favorite activities) to find the best …

Shopping

Where to Buy Vintage Furnishings Online

What's old will definitely feel new when you adopt it from one of these shops<p>If the old maxim is to be believed, good design <i>never</i> goes out of style. So when shopping for your next furnishing or accent, don’t forget to look to the past. Vintage and antique furniture can imbue a space with so much …

Living Rooms

Our Very First Reno Was of a Huge Historic Mansion That Sleeps 14

A design-obsessed couple shares the story behind their two-year-long labor of love<p>When Michael Bolognino and Nick Spain pictured the fixer-upper they wanted to take on, they saw a sprawling piece of land, spanning four or five idyllic acres. What they got: one acre, although it is certainly …

Dining Rooms

This Gem of a Home in Virginia Was Originally a Guesthouse for Jackie O.

Designed by Bunny Mellon, it's full of inventive compartments and time-worn finishes<p>The late Bunny Mellon was known as the goddess of gardens, the Listerine heiress clad in Givenchy, a pair of pruning shears dangling casually from her hand—or, you know, as the amateur landscape architect who …

Mellon

The 7 Green Building Techniques We Used to Design Our Dream Home

From paints and plasters to a seriously amazing sewage system<p>When my husband and I decided to build a house in Sweden, we were under no impression that it'd be smooth sailing. Our greenish standards (some musts, some dreams) would require extra work. Especially with two little kids along for the …

Home Improvement

How I Found Land to Build On—and How You Can, Too

Oh Joy! founder Joy Cho brings us along on her hunt for the perfect plot<p><i>Oh Joy! and Clever are teaming up to show you what it's really like to build a house from the ground up.</i><p>Hi! It's Joy Cho from Oh Joy! Last month, I shared my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT with you, and I'm back today to tell you how we …

Real Estate

Buy a Rain Barrel, Water Your Garden Forever for Free

Water is expensive! Rain is not!<p>Water is a precious and expensive commodity, but you need <i>so much</i> of it to keep a garden growing in the summertime. Gallons on gallons! It feels a little bit crazy keeping the hose on for that small eternity required to saturate every last flower and shrub (and don't …

Snorkeling

If You’ve Only Got Room for One Lamp, Make It a Swiveling One

9 lamps that are brilliant for small spaces<p>In a very small room, every single item needs to do more than one thing. Seating might also contain storage; the table could also be a desk if you clear away a place setting. Lights, especially, need to be multifunctional, because you definitely don't have …

Furniture

50 Nightmare-Inducing Moving Fails

After seeing these, you'll seriously consider staying put forever<p>On the Richter Scale of painful things, moving is up there with having a root canal. First of all, you've already spent all your dough on rent, realtor fees, and a security deposit, and now you have to foot the bill for movers. Then …

Cover Art

The 7 Things on Our Wish List from MatchesFashion.com's New Home Section

Spread the word: The beloved British site launched its Homeware Studio today<p>London-based global e-tailer MatchesFashion.com is a longtime favorite of ours for its expertly curated shops that help us navigate every "I don't know what to wear!" moment. For the beach, head to the Vacation Studio. Fall …

Ready to Wear

12 Quick Rental Updates That Cost Less Than $50

C'mon, you'd spend the same amount on a fancy dinner<p>Eating a nice dinner out and transforming your apartment can cost the same amount: $50. One will be a nice memory in a few hours; the other will make a difference in your life for <i>years</i>. How would you rather spend that money? For us, the decision …

Home Depot

5 Weird Color Schemes You Should Try in Real Life

No risk, no reward<p>You've never seen mood boards like designer and architect David Thulstrup's before. There are swatches and paint chips, of course, but that's the least of it. Also in attendance: spoonfuls of pigment, loops of wire, leaves, pieces of chalk, and spools of party streamers, all …

Color Management

These 15 Subway Stations Are Major Design Inspo (Yes, Really!)

Prepare yourself for tile ideas galore<p>The majority of the time, we experience subway stations with headphones in and eyes cast downward as we rush to and from the office. But when six o'clock rolls around today, we recommend taking a minute to look around during your commute. Underneath the grime, …

New York City

You Should Be Naturally Dyeing Your Old Sheets and Towels

The transforming process means you don’t have to toss ‘em<p>It’s fairly common knowledge that white bed and bath linens are the easiest to care for. Mostly because when you stain your towel with makeup, or your furry friend decides to get sick in your bed (WHYYYY?), it only takes throwing them in the …

Cleaning

Tour a Brooklyn Apartment Where Art and Life Perfectly Collide

For over a decade, Fort Standard founder Greg Buntain has been building a home—and a brand<p>In New York City—the land of sky-high rents for often low-value spaces—it's nearly unheard of to lease the same apartment for more than a decade. To move is to escape (and hopefully to upgrade). But Greg …

Interior Design

This Lamp Can Ease Anxiety, Eczema, Insomnia (and It’s $40)

Think of it as a portable day at the beach<p>You: "Salt is a thing I sprinkle on bland food to make it better." Internet: "Salt is <i>therapeutic</i>, the basis of an entire form of alternative medicine called halotherapy that's been around for millennia." The practice is said to treat everything from …

Google Search

We Made It! (A Desk)

How an ill-advised DIY project made my live-in relationship so much better<p>When my boyfriend and I impulsively decided he should move into my L.A. studio apartment after dating for just a few months, we had to downsize our possessions to fit into a mere 350 square feet. The potentially fraught …

Home

All You Need to Add a Stair Runner Is a Rug and a Staple Gun

The simplicity of this DIY is truly astounding<p>Having a staircase is a luxury of sorts—it means you've got <i>two</i> floors instead of just one, obviously! But running up and down a staircase will make you quickly realize why they're also a responsibility: To make stairs more comfortable and also safer …

Fish

The Eco-Friendly Feature to Look For on All Small Appliances

Did we mention it'll save you some cash, too?<p>It's perfectly understandable to not believe in ghosts, but vampires are another story—energy vampires, that is. These guys are 100 percent real, and they're screwing you over big-time. Energy vampires, in case you're not familiar, are the appliances and …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

All You Need to Transform a Cookie-Cutter Rental Is This Japanese Tape

Get thee to Haru Stuck-On Design's site<p>Remember when you discovered washi tape? Suddenly, a whole world of DIY projects opened up. Somehow, these little rolls of tape could do <i>so much</i>, from hang artwork to spruce up countertops. Get this: Haru Stuck-On Design tape, developed by Japanese company …

DIY

Our New Plant Obsession Is the Indoor Climbing Vine

Sorry, Pilea peperomioides, there's a new trend in town<p>A fiddle leaf fig is lovely and all, but it doesn't exactly give off rambling greenhouse vibes. (Sorry, buddy.) If you want your apartment to feel outdoorsy—even if it's smack in the middle of a big city—the plant you should be considering is …

Plants

Here's Why Your Plant Is Dying (and How to Reverse It)

The most common cause of houseplant demise isn't what you'd expect<p>You know how they say you can love something <i>to death</i>? Well, that's probably what's going on with your rapidly declining plant friends. "Overwatering is the easiest way to kill a houseplant," says Jesse Waldman from Pistils Nursery in …