Архив автора: Taryn Williford

Weigh In on Apartment Amenities: What’s Worth It and What’s Overrated?

Apartment hunting is a demonstration of sheer will. The victors will be the ones who have done their research, visiting maybe a dozen or more potential homes before deciding on «the one.» They’ve examined the available amenities with a critical eye, deciding for themselves that, no, they’ll never use the gym or the pool, so they’re just not worth paying for. (далее…)

Design-Forward Finds for People Who Happen to Smoke Pot, from the Editors of Broccoli Magazine

Marijuana use is allowed recreationally in eight states, medically in 29 states, and socially in around 13 percent of living rooms. And if you needed more than numbers to convince you that pot smoking is finally on its way to becoming the nbd thing you always hoped it would be, we now have Broccoli, a lifestyle magazine for women who love cannabis created by women who love cannbis. (далее…)

Why Buying a Home is the Best Thing I’ve Ever Done

This past summer, my husband and I checked off that most elusive goal on our «someday» list: We bought our first home together—a perfect open loft space, one of seven carved out of a small former factory building in intown Atlanta. I say that laying claim to our humble loft was «elusive,» only because I honestly didn’t think we’d ever be able to make it happen. (далее…)

We’re Breaking it Down: When Waiting for 20% Down Is The Wrong Choice

A 20 percent down payment is the gold standard held up by every real estate resource ever. With less than 20 percent down, you’re on the line to pay PMI — private mortgage insurance — a fee that’s tacked on to your mortgage every month for no other reason than to protect the bank (not you) if you ever default on your loan. (далее…)

We Ordered a Bunch of Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees & This One is the Best

It’s hard out here for a plant lady. High on jungalow vibes, you pop into the local nursery to pick up a fiddle leaf fig tree. You’re confident your succulent-killing past is behind you. Water and light? This is gonna be a cinch. Until it isn’t. And your new best friend Freddy the Fig starts dropping leaves like they’re confetti on New Year’s Eve and your living room is Times Square. (далее…)

Quick & Lovely: Last-Minute Host & Hostess Gifts you can Grab at the Grocery Store

Lets face it: The days and hours leading up to a gathering like Thanksgiving or Christmas are usually a little hectic. So if you don’t have time to shop for the perfect gift for your holiday host this year, don’t fret. Here are 20 small gifts that can be picked up at your local supermarket—on the way to the party—for around $20 or less. Plus a few tips to make your gift a little more thoughtful. (далее…)