Архив автора: Adrienne Breaux

The One Thing About Making a Home We Wished We Learned Sooner — Editors Weigh In

Some lessons just take a long (also hard and occasionally miserable) time to learn. That applies to lessons in life, work, love and yes, even home. No matter what age you are in your home-making life, peruse this list of the things we wish would have learned sooner. Our hard lessons might save you trouble (or, you could share your own ideas to save others!). (далее…)

The Most Effective Space-Maximizing Ideas Real Renters ACTUALLY Use

Advice from design writers is great and all, but what’s useful is learning about what people who are actually dealing with real rental issues are doing to overcome design dilemmas. Since the worlds of rental issues and small space problems can often overlap, why not look to folks with stylish spaces for ideas on how to make the most of the rental space you have? (далее…)

Storage Secrets from a Pro Organizer’s Own Tiny Studio Apartment

Amelia, of Urban Cottage NYC, occasionally has moments when she sees a large-scale piece of furniture, or a giant antique butcher block, and wishes she had a little more square footage to put stuff in. While she has country house dreams for the future, her present home is short on space, but rich in smart storage ideas. And she’s been gracious enough to share her small space storage secrets. (далее…)

This Tiny Denver Home Makes Downsizing Look Good — House Call

Name: Austin Klapesky
Location: Denver, Colorado

«This tiny house was one of the biggest challenges of my life. Going from a 1,500-square-foot house to 400 is a challenge to say the least,» writes Austin Klapesky. «When I purchased it, it was a disaster. Great bones, but every surface needed rebuilding. We went down to the brick walls and dirt floors. As I was designing it, I had to really challenge myself to think small scale yet smart and efficient. I wanted to live in a ‘no compromise’ space and that’s a challenge at 400 square feet.» (далее…)

This Is Quite Possibly the Most, Colorful, Creative, Cat-Friendly Home of All Time — House Call

Name: S.T.A.R
Location: Long Island, New York

It’s quite paw-sible that these two Burmese cuties on the left (officially known as The Choco-Lettes) are the luckiest two cats on the planet. Why? Because their humans have crafted one of the most incredible feats of feline ar-cat-ecture in the home they share in Long Island. (далее…)

This Is Quite Possibly the Most, Colorful, Creative, Cat-Friendly Home of All Time — House Call

Name: S.T.A.R
Location: Long Island, New York

It’s quite paw-sible that these two Burmese cuties on the left (officially known as The Choco-Lettes) are the luckiest two cats on the planet. Why? Because their humans have crafted one of the most incredible feats of feline ar-cat-ecture in the home they share in Long Island. (далее…)

Talented Makers Share What’s on THEIR Wish List

Last week I asked favorite makers, designers and tastemakers to share their recommendations for splurge-worthy tableware to create the perfect holiday table setting. (And I want each and every item they suggested!) But I also asked them to share some gift-giving recommendations for those interested in giving the gift of handmade and well-made items. Below, some great suggestions to consider this weekend in between the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales frenzy! (далее…)

The Paint Trick You Didn’t Realize Your Art Needs

While most people feel finished after hanging a piece of art — others go one step farther. And it’s a step that you might want to add to your home if you have art that needs enhancing or enlarging. It involves a little paint and time, but the end result is a one-of-a-kind look that will add a ton of personality to your home! (далее…)