Архив автора: Julia Brenner

A Mix of History & Modern Comforts in a Converted Chicago Church — Property Crush

This 3-bedroom duplex is a gem of a find in Chicago—a family-friendly home that is a gorgeous mix of history (the unit is situated in a converted church) and modern comforts. The unit itself is modern and bright without feeling sterile thanks to the abundance of hardwood floors and exposed brick as well as a wood-burning fireplace. (далее…)

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A Gorgeous Two-Bedroom Duplex in Park Slope — Property Crush

There is so much to love about this lovingly rehabbed Park Slope duplex, from the location one block from Prospect Park, to the spacious, sunny rooms with original features—hardwood floors with walnut inlay, working fireplace, and stained glass bay window. This property is a beautiful mix of vintage and modern in a prime Brooklyn location with access to additional basement storage and a private deck. In other words: a dream scenario indeed. (далее…)

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New Eco-Friendly Seattle Townhouse with Stunning Views — Property Crush

This 3-bedroom/3-bath townhouse is part of a new build in Seattle’s Atlantic neighborhood. The townhouse is one of 28 units featured in the 4-Star, Built Green Community Holgate Townhome project. And I absolutely love the eco-friendly features included in this property, such as bio-retention planters throughout the complex, energy-saving tankless hot water heaters, formaldehyde-free millwork and cabinets, energy efficient washer/dryer, close proximity to Seattle’s light rail and a score of 83/100 for neighborhood walkability. (далее…)

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A»1965 Meets 2017″ One-Bedroom in Los Angeles — Property Crush

This one-bedroom condo offers a fantastic mix of mid-century LA style and modern amenities, not to mention the fact that it’s located in an historic LA neighborhood—minutes from shopping, dining, attractions, and major expressways. If you’re looking for a bright, hip, centrally-located property with a pool and treetop views, take a peek at this gem! (далее…)

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Emergency BnB: An Altruistic Spin on Airbnb

Emergency BnB operates a lot like Airbnb: you enter a zip code, review descriptions and host profiles, and choose a short-term stay option. The difference? No money is exchanged. The hosts on Emergency BnB offer up their spaces free of charge to refugees and victims of domestic violence. The site is currently operating throughout the U.S., Europe, and beyond. Take a look at this citizenship in action. (далее…)

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A 1,500-Square-Foot Houston Home with Timeless Updates — Property Crush

Relaxing on a porch swing, sipping sweet tea under a large shade tree… Sounds completely dreamy to me, which is why I absolutely adore this charming single family home in historic Houston Heights. It’s spacious while still feeling cozy, with a balanced mix of vintage charm and modern updates and serene outdoor space for days. (далее…)

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An Essential Shopping Guide for the Best (Stylish!) Sofa Slipcovers

Oh, slipcovers. We really like the idea of you (protective, durable, great with kids and pets) but we wish we liked you more. That’s from my one-woman show «Slipcovers: A Journey.» Kidding, but slipcovers can be tricky to implement because their practicality often trumps style—except when a cover looks as good as it functions. In those cases, slipcovers are wonderfully helpful on many levels. I’ve rounded up some of the best options on the market today to help you find slipcovers that are high functioning in both style and practicality. (далее…)

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Real Life Experiment: Is It Possible to Resist Temptation at Target?

The Experiment: Is it possible to stay on target, at Target?

I’m not an impulse shopper by habit, but when it comes to Target I always seem to lose my godblessed mind (I feel like this is a bad joke setup and I should add ‘amiright ladies?‘). But it’s true. I enter Target and turn into a nut job. So I got to thinking 1) what is it about stores like Target that cause many of us to go bananas and 2) if I really wanted, could I even get through Target without impulse spending? So I hiked up my off-brand yoga pants, bought an overpriced Starbucks latte from the adjoining kiosk and spent a morning investigating… (далее…)

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Beautifully Restored 3000-Square-Foot 18th-Century Colonial in Providence — Property Crush

Crushes are great, but for anyone who appreciates historic homes, this one may be love. Located on historic Benefit Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, this gorgeously restored Colonial Zachariah Allen House dates back to 1772 and retains many original details while benefitting from loving restoration and updates. I mean, centuries old and as beautiful as ever? Be still my historic home loving heart…take a peek! (далее…)

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The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and virtually design our rooms—taking a lot of the guesswork out of everything from gauging the right-sized furniture for our space, to assessing how a paint color will look, to putting entire rooms together in virtual reality before we take the plunge IRL. (далее…)

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A Smart & Stylish New Bedroom for «Black-ish» Star Yara Shahidi — Professional Project

Yara Shahidi, who stars on ABC’s Black-ish (and an upcoming spin-off called College-ish) is living the dream—but she is also living at home, so she wanted her bedroom to reflect her personal style and to work as a functional place to study, conduct business and unwind. Because of her busy schedule, Yara turned to the online design service, Laurel & Wolf, to help make her goal of an organized and stylish bedroom a reality. Yara opened up her new bedroom for a room tour. Check it out. (далее…)

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Empowering Design Lessons From a Stunning Rental Living Room (That Non-Renters Should Take to Heart Too)

Isabelle’s house tour is endlessly inspiring to me, for starters because it’s just flat out gorgeous but also because it so clearly illustrates how all of the small choices we make can add up to something wonderfully, personally beautiful. And for those of us who are renting, that is pretty damn empowering. (далее…)

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Completely Charming 2,000-Square-Foot Portland Craftsman — Property Crush

I don’t know if it’s because summer’s here, but I am having a love affair with homes with porch swings lately. And this home has both a porch swing and an abundance of original Craftsman charm: woodwork on woodwork, leaded glass, and original hardwood flooring. Take a look at this vintage Portland gem. (далее…)

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An Artist’s Chic Compact West Village Apartment — House Tour

Name: Carly Berlin
Location: West Village, NYC
Size: 700 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

Part home, part professional art studio, Carly’s long and narrow West Village apartment is outfitted minimally but filled with warmth and personality. Carly has a gift for seeing the beauty in the smallest of details, and her ability to set up her home from that perspective means she’s made a million small but successful decisions. The result in one overall stylish and welcoming apartment. (далее…)

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