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Impressive 500-square-foot apartment has everything you need

It’s located in the heart of Kiev<p>It’s always fun to take a peek at how the rest of the world does compact apartments. The latest example comes out of Kiev, Ukraine, designed by local firm Martin Architects.<p>Measuring 45 square meters, or about 484 square feet, the one-bedroom appears to be a …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Scandinavia

In the northernmost parts of Scandinavia the growing season is 60 days long. The rest of the year is basically a prelude to or a recovery from …

12 tips to styling your bookcases like a pro

Ready to open a new chapter in home decor? Here's a novel idea: bookshelves.<p>Creating bookshelf displays that are both functional and decorative is a simple, inexpensive way to refresh a room's interior and flash some personal style. We've gathered inspiring images of shelving design from our …

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Bill Gates

Target Hacks: How To Give Basic Pieces a DIY Design Upgrade

IKEA's not the only inexpensive home store with easily hackable offerings—Target also carries lots of reasonably priced finds that you can make your …

The E-Design Companies Changing the Decorating Game

Maybe you're busy, so you've never really given your home the design love it deserves. Or you just don't know where to start or how to finish a …

The Perfect Small Space Multitasker for Little Living Rooms

Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about how the footstool is enjoying a bit of a moment. A little stool, tucked into a corner of your living room or …

23 Ways to Decorate With Millennial Pink

Once written off as a passing fancy, the millennial pink trend shows no signs of slowing down. All this to say, it's time to consider investing in some cotton-candy-hued decor for you home. A little goes a long way, so stick with a few strategically placed pops. We've rounded up our favorite …

Fake it till you make it: why faux interiors are now fabulous

When it comes to interiors, items waving the somewhat indistinct flag of “authenticity” are prized above all else. Fakery is so unpalatable that we even feel the need to translate it into the French “faux” to make it more acceptable. But, thanks to a combination of brilliantly convincing products …

10 Desert-Inspired Decor Picks

April brings the promises of jelly-bean-filled baskets, plenty of rain showers, and a few early springtime flowers. However, there’s also another (mega) fun April addition — Coachella. Whether you’re a pop star, model, actor, or an overall bohemian babe you know about the mystical capabilities that …

Decorations

How to repair, or replace, a scratched window pane

<i>Q: I have a large kitchen window that was installed around 1986. I don’t recall the manufacturer, but it could be Andersen. The window is single-pane glass with 16 panes, eight over eight, with an overall size of about 5 feet by 5 feet. Two of the panes had stubborn stains, so I, unfortunately,</i> …

5 of the Best Exterior House Paint Colors for Spring

Goodbye, dark, primary shades — hello coastal colors and soft neutrals!<p>Does your house need a facelift this spring? There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint for instant curb appeal. Of course, a home's exterior should reflect the style of the inhabitant (you!), but there are a few paint colors …

14 Tricks for Maximizing Space in a Tiny Kitchen, Urban Edition

A round-up of ingenious kitchen spaces—some no larger than a closet—that are minuscule yet functional (and full of ideas to steal).<p>1. Do away with …

10 Items Every Home Should Have

You've got the bed, table, and dresser down. What about everything else? Here, the essentials you never knew you needed<p>Here at <i>AD,</i> we like to think beyond the literal meaning of home as shelter. To us, the place where you rest your head and store your belongings is much more than a physical …

DIY Copycat: Create This Anthro Pastel Wall Art for Pennies

Is there anything better than a beautiful piece of art to ring in a new season? I think not. That’s why I love Anthropologie’s Pastel Daydream Wall Art ($798). The colors are soft and subtle, perfect for spring home decor. If you’re not feeling the price tag, however, it’s not hard to hack this …

Wall Art

Add This to Your Bookcase for an Instant Style Upgrade

(Image credit: IKEA)<p>Bookshelves are a wonderful thing to have, because who doesn't need more storage, especially the kind that takes advantage of …

Give Your Pad a Little Pow: 5 Home Decor Items Worth Splurging On

You treat yourself to fancy beard oils or an expensive meal, so why not treat your home to a luxury item or two? Here’s our roundup of home decor …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

3 Modern-Eclectic Living Rooms In Every Budget

Modern-eclectic seems deceptively easy - just combine items and they don't even have to match - but the right mix and balance is tricky to achieve. …

The Top 20 Rooms of Summer

This has been a summer of great designs, amazing <b>before-and-after</b> transformations and best of all, <b>happy customers</b>. While we always find it hard to …

Top 20 Rooms of Fall - Part 1

It's been a busy start to the fall season here at Decorist HQ. We came back from Labor Day weekend to an awesome surprise (news that we won an</b> …

These Are the 25 Best Bedroom Decor Tips For An Impeccably-Styled Room

How many can you check off the list?<p>Whether your style skews boho or modern, we have designer tips and tricks to quickly elevate your bedroom without tearing down walls or racking up a high bill. These pieces and ideas cover everything you need to create your most comfortable, luxurious and …

Interior Design

Behind The Design: A Living & Dining Room For Entertaining

<b>The Project:</b> An open living and dining space in a new home<p><b>The Designer:</b> <b>Becky Leu</b>, Classic Designer<p><b>The Client:</b> A new homeowner wanting to go from …

3 Small Living Rooms With Big Style

Our designers often get clients who half-apologize when giving the dimensions of a small room at the start of a project but a good designer knows …

Behind The Design: A Rental Studio With Big Style

<b>The Project:</b> An empty studio apartment in need of a big dose of style<p><b>The Client:</b> A young and hip newly-single guy looking to transform a rental into …

Designer Tips To Get A Globally Inspired Look

For Decorist celebrity designer <b>Martin Raffone</b>, renovating his own Morrocan riad was years in the making but the end result clearly made the effort …

40 Modern Living Rooms For Stylish Holiday Entertaining

Spacious enough to eat, mingle and dance!<p>The holiday season means soirée's are in full swing and Dering Hall proves they know how to throw a party. Get inspired to amp up your living room style and you'll be ready to throw a holiday affair of your own in no time.

Interior Design

3 Amazing Bedroom Transformations On A Budget

Any of our 400+ designers will tell you that a large budget is not a requirement for a bedroom transformation that is big on wow-factor and a …

The 20 Most Beautiful Kitchen Ideas

These stunning spaces could convince anyone to become a home cook.<p>From splashy modernism to classic industrialism, the styles in these kitchens turn up the heat (lighting the stove not required).

Kitchens

10 Rooms With Wallpaper Wow

To make an impact in a room, nothing is more effective than wallpaper. With one glance, wallpaper can set the tone of the space and add a layer …