Esther Chan

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Modern Bookstore in Colombia Encourages Exploration, Relaxation

The <b>9¾ Bookstore and Café</b> by Plasma Nodo is a playful place where people come to not only read, but also share their passion for design (and coffee). …

Istanbul Bookstore’s Pipe Dream Becomes Playful Reality

<b>FiL Books</b> is one of Istanbul’s newest cultural getaways; it’s a photography, art book and coffee shop, where travelers can lose themselves in this …

Genius Ways to Reinvent Your Hideously Ugly Countertops

Can't stand your countertops but don't have the funds to tear them out and replace them with the materials of your dreams? You're in luck, because …

Home Improvement

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

6 Mistakes You're Making When Hanging a Gallery Wall

Everyone loves a good gallery wall. But how do you get it right? Here are some common mistakes people make when hanging a gallery wall.<p><b>1. Not Using Various Artwork Sizes</b><p>Use a couple of larger pieces to focus the eye. "I usually vary the sizes of the artwork, especially on a large wall, but I like …

Courtney Nye

LOVE LOVE LOVE these spaces designed by Portland, OR interior designer Courtney Nye. She blends so many different styles together and somehow manages …

Rehab Diary, Part 4: A Small House Overhaul in London, Lessons Learned

<i>Isabel and George Blunden are now happily ensconced with their three-month-old daughter in their fully remodeled Victorian railway cottage in</i> …

Amy Winehouse

Before & After: This Dramatic Fireplace Makeover Only Cost $60

A gallon of paint might be the only thing standing between you and the living room of your dreams.<p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site</i> …

Fresh Accessory to Liven Up Modern Desks: The Eco Pot by Kononenkoid

With our enthusiasm for plants, well-crafted wood and desk items, the <b>Eco Pot</b> designed by Ukrainian studio Kononenkoid hit a soft spot. The lovely …

IKEA's Latest Products Will Jumpstart Your New Year

Coming to stores in February.<p>IKEA lovers, here's some news you'll love. The popular retailer just announced two new collections and a crop of new products set to launch in February. The NORNÄS collection features raw and natural wood designs with Scandinavian influences, while the new SPRUTT …

IKEA

The One-Month Makeover: Beth Kirby’s Star-Is-Born Kitchen

“A cast iron skillet and a camera” is Beth Kirby’s moniker. But that only begins to touch upon what she does in her kitchen. Out of her decade-old, …

West Elm

Apartment in Amsterdam by MAMM Design features a sunken kitchen

Japanese studio MAMM Design has lowered the kitchen of this apartment in Amsterdam to fit a mezzanine under the steep roof of an 85-year-old housing …

Before & After: 8 Living Room Makeover Projects From Our Archives --> http://on.apttherapy.com/IrFi4e Let this roundup of our living room before and afters inspire you to take up the makeover cause, even if it's just a little bit at a time...

Modern Home Extension in Sydney Creatively Preserving an Existing Tree

Not all architecture trends make us shiver with delight, but preserving nature when building contemporary homes is something we deeply encourage. …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Update My Kitchen Cabinets?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is about updating kitchen cabinets. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future</b> …

Exquisite Milan Apartment Blends Elegant Living Areas With Ample Privacy

A major challenge that comes along with the use of an open floor plan in the living area is the stylish and functional demarcation of individual …

Interior Design

Calling Fall Color Trends: Ideas & Inspiration

<b>Fall</b> is finally creeping up on us and soon we will be able to say goodbye to the humidity and warm temperature as we welcome in cool breezes and …

Jerry House by Onion is built around an indoor playground

Layers of springy nets stretched across an atrium at the centre of this beach house in Thailand by Bangkok studio Onion create a vertical playground …

24 Stylish Geometric Wall Décor Ideas

Geometric designs are very trendy in our hi-tech century, we see beauty in every strict line and every geometric shape. Make a statement in your …

DIY Paint Dipped Wine Bottle Vases

Flowers are a great way to add color to your home. But you need to use vases that are stylish and match with your home decor. Luckily, there are …

Creative Modular Units Offer Design Freedom, Living, Bath And Kitchen

Modern modular storage and display units bring along with them an unending array of design possibilities and let you shape your interior in a unique, …

25 Rooms Transformed Beyond Belief

The 144-Year-Old Blooms That Will Blow Your Mind

The canopy of dreamy blooms from this 144-year-old woody vine enthralls visitors at a Japanese flower park.<p><i>Demilked</i><p>The vine can be found at Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan, where visitors can walk below a canopy of blooms. Planning a trip? The best time to view the vine is from late April to …

10 Rustic Kitchen Designs That Embody Country Life

<i>You’re standing in your cozy rustic kitchen admiring the warm glow that only aged wood cabinets and a natural fireplace can emit, and the smell of</i> …

Inside DJ Tanner's Real-Life Home Makeover

Candace Cameron Bure shares a peek inside her house.<p>When you think of celebrity home makeovers, your mind probably goes to custom-made furniture, window treatments, wallpapers, and more that will cost you thousands of dollars. Well, think again. Candace Cameron Bure (you know her best as DJ Tanner …

Mirage House: Rooftop Infinity Pool Melts into the Aegean Sea

Is there water on that rooftop, or is it just a mirage? It’s hard to tell until you approach this hidden home, nestled into the hills of Tinos Island …

Breathtaking Ocean Views And A Distinct Facade Shape The Lamble Residence

Modern beach houses have come a long way from being simple shacks that allow you to enjoy the sun and the sand. Nestled on the south coast of <i>New</i> …

WEEKEND ESCAPE: COTTONWOOD COTTAGE IN AUSTRALIA | THE STYLE FILES

Cottonwood Cottage offers guests the chance to unwind at their own pace amid breathtaking surroundings. It is set on 61 private acres below The …

Add Dimension And Color To Your Home With 3D Wall Art

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to figure out how I should decorate my new home. At one point I was leaning towards posters or framed photos but then …

Lovely Swedish Attic Apartment Defined By Lightness and Harmony

You can rarely find an apartment or loft with a perfect layout yet this one worth taking a look at. Situated in the heart of the Red Mountains region …