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Neutral and thrifty

I had to share this home in Biarritz, France I came across on vtwonen because I think a Sunday should start off with a smile. And this home has me …

Smart IKEA Hacks That Solve (At Least) Two Problems at Once

Those Swedes are pretty clever with their stylish designs and flat-pack furniture, but we U.S. residents have a few tricks up our sleeves as well. We …

Tour a Bold, Patterned & Small NYC Studio

<b>Name:</b> Emily Graff <b><br>Location:</b> Greenwich Village, New York <b><br>Size:</b> 550 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 3 years<p>This home in Greenwich Village is full of energy …

Innovative, Industrial and Space-Savvy: Tiny Bachelor Pad Does It All!

Turning a tiny apartment into a functional and aesthetic bachelor pad, <b>Perhushkovo</b> is one of those smart urban settings where every inch of space …

10 Modern Home Decor Stores (That Aren't IKEA)

Don't get me wrong. I love IKEA. Many of the core pieces in my home came from the Swedish retailer, and of course, the prices are hard to beat. …

Modern Living Room Ideas by Shmidt Studio

What could be the best way to start the week other than with some amazing <i>modern living room</i> ideas?<p>And this week’s modern living room ideas are …

IKEA Saves Prague Apartment Renovation Budget

This eye-popping apartment is located in a swanky neighborhood of Prague in the Czech Republic. Purchased in 2009, this 45 square meter apartment was …

161 Ways to Add More Storage to Every Room in Your Home

Over the years, we've come up with lots of great ideas for living big in small spaces. This post is an effort to bring together some of the best of …

What Is a Studio Apartment?

Some of the most amazing design photos come from the interiors of studio apartments. It’s fascinating to see how people create innovative solutions …

Small Living Room Design Ideas

(Image credit: Rue Magazine)<p>If you're dealing with a little living room, it doesn't mean you can't have a super stylish (and functional) space. Here …

Beautiful Moroccan & Beni Ourain-Style Rugs Under $300

(Image credit: Rugs USA)<p>Moroccan rugs (especially in the Beni Ourain style) are all the rage right now, appearing in all kinds of publications in all …

High/Low: Space-Saving Retractable Wall Hooks

Lately we’ve been admiring polished versions of the retractable wall hooks used on planes, trains, and boats. Here are three versions at three very …

The Instant Backsplash: Waterproof Wallpaper from the Netherlands

Good news for renters and rehabbers: Kitchen Walls, a new company out of the Netherlands, has developed a heat- and stain-resistant wallpaper that …

10 Storage Sacrifices You Have to Make When You Live Small

Although scoring your first solo apartment can be a wonderful thing, you still have to prepare yourself for the daunting task of packing—and fitting …

9 Ways to Make All Your Clutter Look Gorgeous Without Throwing Anything Out

The best part? You don't have to throw anything away.<p>We all have things we love and stuff that takes up space. Interior whiz Orlando Soria (the West Coast creative director at Homepolish, a network of designers offering by-the-hour decorating help) shows how to wrangle whatever you've got. A neat, …

Home Decorating

Storage Solutions: 8 Brilliantly Hidden Kitchen Drop Zones

I can't imagine Ben Franklin was thinking of secret and sneaky compartments for modern home storage solutions when he said "A place for everything, …

A Perfectly Put Together Prague Apartment

<b>Name:</b> Josef <b><br>Location:</b> Vrsovice — Prague, Czech Republic<p>Josef, a 34 year old, Czech media professional, purchased this apartment in the hip Prague …

Expert Advice: The Ultimate Rental Checklist, Landlord Edition

With the rise in online rental sites such as Airbnb and VRBO, it’s easier than ever to snap a few photos, create a listing, and rent out your house …

10 clothes storage solutions perfect for small homes

To create a stylish, sophisticated and neat home, a good storage space for your clothes is essential. Your clothes need to be well looked after, …

10 Designs for Sunny Days

Sunny days often provide the ideal backdrop for relaxing, working and playing with designs in all shapes and sizes. <b>Sunny days</b> and balmy nights should …

A beautiful and smart tiny one room flat in Finland

The other day a friend and I were puzzling over a small one room cottage with a grey wood floor. We were trying to figure out a way to make it …

Craft Supply Storage + Organization Ideas

I love having a well-stocked craft cupboard (or room, tote, or closet), but find myself locked in a never-ending battle with my craft supplies. A box …

10 Shop Owners' Instagrams to Follow for Design Inspiration

Instagram has rapidly become one of my favorite places to get inspiration for my home. Nowadays, most boutiques, makers, and online retailers have …

A Tiny Apartments Roundup: 500-Square-Foot or Less Spaces

500 square feet may not seem like a lot of space. But to some, it’s more than enough to create a comfortable and welcoming home. And we have more …

Smart Modern Apartment in Vancouver with Urbane Elegance

There are occasions when simplicity outshines the extravagant and functionality takes precedence over ornate aesthetics. When it comes to modern …

Designer Hunts Parisian Markets to Fill This Eclectic Duplex

Alexandra Magne brought her characteristic mix of styles, materials, and finds from Parisian markets to <b>Duplex Republique</b>, a 1,200-square-foot …

The Four Must Haves For Your Apartment’s Terrace

Terrace apartments are a major luxury in a busy, cramped world. Most apartment dwellers consider themselves lucky to get a balcony to put a chair on. …

Ideas to Steal from 10 Clever Small Space Entryways

(Image credit: Refinery29)<p>Living in a little space, without a dedicated entryway (or even a coat closet) doesn't have to mean having purses and keys …

Two Takes On The Same Super-Small Apartment

How many ways could you think to decorate the same 24 square meter apartment? Martin Architects set the stage with a tidy layout, and designer …