Niken Larasati

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Buy or Build: 15 Desks We Love

With each passing year, more and more people work from home at least part of the time. Technology makes telecommuting easier than ever— so the home …

25 Small Furniture Ideas to Pursue For Your Small Balcony

Small spaces usual tend to pressure us and pose immense difficulties into its design and conformation. We are faced with the challenge of finding a …


21 Gorgeous DIYs That Only Look Expensive

Prepare your paintbrush and screwdriver.

House Design

The Ultimate Decorators' Guide to Ideal Living Room Layout Measurements

How does that old saying go? "Measure twice, decorate once," or something like that. The spacing and placement of furniture is critical in any …



Trend Spotting: The New Hues for the Bedroom

One of our trend predictions for 2015 was the movement towards darker, moodier colors. Nowhere does that seem more right than in the bedroom, where …

Home Decorating

Dress Up Your Walls With These Unique Shelves


DIY Midcentury-Style Plant Stand

Hey, it's Mandi! You guys, this project is so easy I almost feel like I shouldn't be calling it a project. It's a pretty simple concept that's not …

This Tiny Garden Is Planted In Something You’d Usually Throw Away. I Can’t Wait To Try This!

Emerald is a writer, illustrator, and a Libra.<p>Whenever I buy a pack of Altoids mints, I always think, “Wow, this case is so cool, I know I’m going to …

Gardening Without a Garden: 10 Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony

Few things are more satisfying than growing your own food. Few things are more frustrating than being a garden lover trapped in a teeny-tiny …


12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on

Our Favorite Kitchens

The kitchen, moreso than any other space in the house, needs to be clean and functional... but that doesn't mean it has to be boring. These kitchens …

The Best Bathrooms of 2014

The year in bathroom design.<p>This year in bathroom design, we saw spaces that were glamorous, luxurious, and all-natural.

Master the Mix: 7 Secrets From Rooms That Both Soothe & Invigorate

You want a room that cocoons you in calm as soon as you walk in, relaxing you and your guests to the bone and leaving you with a peacefulness you can …

16 Paint Colors That Give a Room a Relaxing Vibe

Nothing says "namaste" quite like purple.<p>Rich hues and soft pastels lend a calming feeling to these spaces.

5 Delicious DIY Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

My fiancé Sam and I are getting married in less than a month, and one of the (many) tasks has been finding sweet packaging for our wedding favors. Of …

BEFORE & AFTER: A Disaster Zone Goes Glam

An iconic American farmhouse gets an elegant restoration.<p>An iconic American farmhouse gets an elegant restoration. This piece originally appeared on

45 Cozy Breakfast Nooks for the Dreamiest Saturday Morning

All you need is a fresh pot of coffee.<p>Cheery paint and plush pillows can make for the sweetest morning moments, whether you're looking to seat a family of six or just the two of you.

16 Crazy Bedrooms That Break The Mold

From a remote-control pull-out bed to custom-made double bunks, these 16 dramatic bedrooms are true showstoppers.<p>From a remote-control pull-out bed to custom-made double bunks, these 16 dramatic bedrooms are true showstoppers.

Interior Design

10 Inspiring Small-Space Pantries

Most cooks appreciate every scrap of storage space allotted to their kitchen, big or small, urban or suburban. Some of us let the kitchen spill out …

Celebrity Chefs

Small Kitchen Design Ideas Worth Saving

We see a lot of great small kitchens, and the best ones have smart layouts, maximized efficiency and clever storage solutions. If you are planning a …

Concrete Countertop DIY

“I’m sorry, did you say I could make my own concrete countertop??” Yes I did! In gathering our ideas for the new studio space, we realized that we …

Home Improvement

Bargain DIY Concrete Floor

I’m pleased as punch to tell you about the concrete floor experiment that we tried in the reading loft of The Treehouse. I love how it turned out! …

11 of the Best Media Consoles & TV Stands

Even though more people are streaming tv shows and movies on their computers or mounting screens on the walls these days, the media console is still …

25 DIY Projects for Small Bedrooms

Small bedrooms can present interesting challenges. Where do I store clothes? How can I fit a lamp on a nightstand that's the size of a postage stamp? …

Small Space Living: 9 Stylish, Space-Saving & Functional Floating DIY Projects

If you need more storage, are short on space or just dream of a house where you can run your vacuum across the floor without running into any piece …

Tag: Bedrooms

A Fashion Designer’s Cabin in the Cape Cod of France<p>by Margot Guralnick<p>Steal This Look: Midcentury-Modern Luxe Guest Room at Hotel Sanders in …

Scottish Highlands

10 Favorites: Built-in Reading Nooks

The coziest spot in the house? We vote for the reading nook; here are 10 we’re liking right now.<p>Above: A window nook in Scandinavia by Denis …