New Yorkers May Actually See the Elusive Rent Freeze — Design News

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According to the Rent Guidelines Board’s annual report this week, landlords only experienced a .5% increase in operating costs last year, the smallest increase since 2002. It’s looking like, come June, New Yorkers might see the first rent freeze on stabilized apartments in the Board’s 46-year history. Last year, it came close, with a 1% increase for a one-year lease, and a 2.75% increase for a 2-year lease. Читать далее

Mike’s Creative 1932 Craftsman Bungalow — House Call

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Name: Mike
Location: San Antonio, Texas

The house was only the second one I ever looked at and though it needed a lot of work, it spoke to me right away. My dad and I did all the renovation — a complete gut — over the next year and a half. When we weren’t actually working on the house itself I was designing and building furniture for it. By the time we were near completion I was working on designing and building zen/industrial-inspired lighting from re-purposed leftover materials, which actually has become my second business: Lightlink Lighting. Читать далее

Stylishly Store and Display Your Record Collection: Our Best Advice

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A killer vinyl collection is a thing of pride — and an awesome way to enjoy and listen to music at home. But unlike its more modern digital brother, record collections can take up A LOT of space in a home, as well as need regular maintenance to keep clean and uncluttered. We’ve gathered our best vinyl advice for your record collections. Читать далее

Rooms In Bloom: 14 Fabulous Floral Arrangements from Our House Tours

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Fresh flowers are one of life’s ultimate indulgences: they’re beautiful, they’re fabulous, they’re gone before you know it. Here are 14 gorgeous, ephemeral arrangements from our House Tours and a discussion of just what makes them work so well— besides their own gorgeousness, of course… Читать далее

How To Dye Textiles In A Front Loading Washing Machine — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

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Dying textiles is a great way to give new life to an old blanket or pair of jeans. If you’re working on a small item, a plastic bucket is ideal, but if you’ve got something sizable like a quilt, a large enough container to properly cover and agitate the item in can be difficult to come by. You already knew you could use a top loading washing machine, but did you know you can also use your front loader? Well, you can! Читать далее

This Weekend: Give Your Kitchen a Fresh Feel With This Easy Task

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Your kitchen cabinets are the face of your kitchen. A large surface area, they take up a lot of actual space in nearly everyone’s kitchen, as well as command a lot of attention. Whether or not your kitchen cabinets are currently your dream style, material or color, there’s still one simple thing you can do this weekend that will improve the whole look of your kitchen, and won’t require ripping out cabinets or using power tools. This weekend, give your kitchen cabinets a good cleaning. Читать далее

Redefining the Sofa Table: Add Chairs!

When a sofa is floated in a room, the long blocky back can be a big visual roadblock. Many people place a console or «sofa table» of the same height behind the sofa to mitigate this effect and often place a lamp, picture frames, a vase or other decorative items on it. More and more, however, we’re noticing people using these tables for more than just display and, instead, for functions like eating or doing a bit of paperwork. The idea is a smart one for small homes, but we’re seeing it in homes of all sizes. Here are some examples of this trend: Читать далее