• Soothing Color Palettes for Small Spaces

    Hi all and happy 2013! Given that the new year is about fresh starts and all, I'm going to be focusing my posts here on style and design tips for small spaces I've certainly done enough of it, inhabiting apartments as small as 475 sq feet. (My current San Francisco loft at 1,000 sq ft feels palatial...
  • Mirrored Accent Table Round-Up

    Could a classic mirrored accent table be any more glamorous? Unless you painted over it, probably not. Lamps Plus has some great examples of mirrored furniture and are all either total classics or on-point with current trends. The Formal Mirrored Table is great in French-inspired rooms, bedrooms and...
  • 12 Tips for Mudroom Organization

    While a formal entry is the place for prim and proper decor, by contrast, the mudroom is the place to get down and dirty. Literally. But just because it’s where the family stomps mud off their feet, doesn’t mean it needs to be a disaster. With mittens, scarves, and hats, plus coats and totes...
  • Kick Kitchen Clutter

    Kicking kitchen clutter should be high up on the New Year’s resolution list. Sure, we would all love to be 5 or 10 pounds lighter, but we can always hide those few pounds with clothes, not so with a messy kitchen! The most basic way to help clean up unwanted mess is to simply put things away. Open...
  • Simple Kitchen Storage Ideas

    There's a kitchen gadget for every task, but every kitchen hardly has space for it all. These simple kitchen storage ideas go beyond the basics, and with a few simple purchases (or by re-purposing what you already have) you can increase the space in your kitchen and make it more functional. ...
  • Small Space Decorating with Designer Stephanie Sabbe

    I recently collaborated with interior designer and blogger Stephanie Sabbe on a small space decorating story for Boston Home magazine called “Made To Measure." Sabbe decorated relatively small (just under 1,000-square-foot) condo for two young doctors in Boston's South End neighborhood...
  • Tricks to Make Small Spaces Look Larger

    Making small spaces look larger can be tricky. On the one hand a small space limits what you can buy and display, yet on the other hand, it can feel cramped with only the most basic necessities. Here are some easy tricks to keep you from feeling like you are living in an episode of 'Hoarders'...
  • 7 Tips for Getting Organized in Your Entryway

    Meeting your mother-in-law for the first time … interviewing for that huge promotion … impressing your future hubby with your wit ... you never getting a second chance to make a first impression! Here are seven tips for getting organized in your entryway that will set the tone for what's...
  • Tips for Urban Living: Homes Under 1000 Square Feet

    Urban living usually means a compromise on space, however it doesn’t mean you must give up on style. There are many ways to make your urban home chic and clutter free, tips which are simple tricks that can even be applied if you rent an apartment. Here's how to make the most of homes under...
  • 10 Essentials for Chic Small Space Living

    Anyone living in a big city knows that space is something to covet. For chic small space living, you are probably always looking for furniture and decor solutions to your space problems. Living in DC myself and moving from a 3-bedroom house to a 1-bedroom apartment, I've become an expert at condensing...
  • Lighting Ideas for Low Ceilings

    I don't like low ceilings... ...but that's life. And coming up with lighting ideas for low ceilings is a tricky thing. I love tall ceilings.... the higher the better. I love ceilings with soaring heights.....lined with rustic beams and giant chandeliers and crystals and glitter and rooms...
  • 10 Floor Lamps for Small Spaces

    In small spaces, it's important to make sure you get plenty of light. Floor lamps are a great option when space is at a premium, when space-saving hardwired fixtures are not an option. Lamps that jut, arc, or twist dramatically may look amazing, but could eat into valuable square footage. An articulating...
  • 7 Hallway Lighting Ideas with Pendant Lights

    Leaving your hallway with the bare minimum of chandeliers and light fixtures is a mistake. Not only do you want to be sure it is well-lit, but it's a room that should be styled like any other. Below are 7 hallway lighting ideas that make the most of each space with distinctive pendant lights. ...
  • Mudroom Organizing Ideas

    I'm in the process of creating a space..... .....where all the muddy boots go to live. You know....where they can party it up with the umbrellas and the scarves and mittens.....just like this simple mudroom from Country Living. Creating space for a mudroom is easier than you think...all...
  • Choosing a Distinctive Modern Lamp for your Office

    With more and more people working from home, there's no wonder that the world of design has had to consider how they decorate and make home offices functional while still beautiful. Distinctive lighting is one of the areas in home offices that is often overlooked or becomes an after thought. ...
  • Design Tips For Decorating Hallways

    Decorating hallways can be tricky. Some are extremely narrow and others jog in strange directions. Many have multiple doorways to negotiate while even more may have little natural light. Oh the bother of it all! Most of us simply put up a picture, keep the dull flush mount light that was there when...
  • Stylish Closet Design Updates

    Our closet is a small space that might just be the most important nook in our home. Why not treat our closets like the jewel boxes they are dying to be? Let's check out some gorgeous closet designs from Elle Decor and we will talk about translating the look on any scale to make the dressing boudoir...
  • Colorful Kids Playrooms

    Colorful kids playrooms make for a creative space for young ones to let their imaginations run wild. Whether you carve out a portion of their bedrooms, convert a basement or use part of a family room, playrooms can become a place of wonder. Lonny Magazine posted inspiring and colorful playrooms that...
  • Dorm Room Lighting

    So your teen is off to college in just a few short weeks! No doubt you're assembling all the things he or she will need for his or her residency in the dorms: bedding, toiletries, study supplies, they are all necessities but your freshman will also need quality lighting fixtures , those that are...
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