Life Style News
American Life Style News for 19 Aug 2017
Forget Konmari philosophies and vacuum bags. The real secret behind any tidy home is hidden storage, and lots of it. It might manifest itself as a garage stuffed with boxes (yours, or your parents')... or an off-site storage unit--which, yes, is the key to living successfully in a studio, at least if you're a maximalist.
What do IKEA and Kanye West have in common? No, there's no official word of a collaboration between the two yet. But both have been nominated for Design of the Year awards, which were announced... earlier this week by London's Design Museum.
Name: Matt Casper and Ted Dorsey Location: Echo Park -- Los Angeles, California Size: 2,132 square feet Years lived in: 6 years, owned Going to a dinner party at Matt and Ted's is probably the... grown-up equivalent of going to Disneyland. While their dining room alone makes the Haunted Mansion look like child's play, every room in the house possesses its own unique design that feels both sophisticated and fun. From an office filled with fake pine trees to a New Mexico-inspired guest room, the fun themes throughout their historic craftsman are tasteful, eclectic, and provide the perfect kindling to ignite hours of good conversation.
If your design aesthetic skews towards the strange, we've got the perfect wall accessory to suit your decorative tastes. Tokyo-based contemporary design company We+ released a set of wall clocks that... uses a digital display of the human face in a way that is kind of, well, scary. Let's just say you wouldn't want to roll over in the middle of the night and see this clock staring back at you.
(Image credit: Marisa Vitale) You may have caught a look at Amina and Salvatore's incredible house tour and if not, seriously, how could you miss it? It's what all your rainbow and unicorn and glitter... dreams are made of! What was so surprising, aside from the sheer amount of color packed into 650 square feet of rental space, was the amount of projects they created themselves. As avid DIYers and creative entrepreneurs, the label of "rental" didn't stop them from creating the ultimate happy-place-heaven for the two of them and their adorable dogs. Hold on to your faux flower crowns - you're about to be blown away by all these eye-popping, jaw-dropping DIYs.
Nothing livens up a room quite like a little (or a big) dose of pattern. But adding pattern to an existing space can be a little intimidating. That's why we've created this handy guide, with 12... different spaces featuring pattern in various degrees -- from a little bit to a whole whole lot.
Jo's dining room caught our eye before we even knew what the space had looked like before she got her hands on it. Now we're even more in love with the warm, cozy and cool atmosphere she created... knowing that it blossomed out of a pretty standard space. With just one exquisitely selected accent color and some great furniture finds, the space did a total 180.
Trends in home decor can be short lived. Your typical en vogue item will be passé within a year or three (sometimes, even within months), but kitchens are a bit of an exception. Hardwired to a home,... swapping out the style of your kitchen takes a much firmer commitment and, as a result, the aesthetics are slower to evolve. That being said, a 1950s kitchen looked like a 1950s kitchen for the majority of the decade and sometimes into the next. The question is, can you match the decade to the kitchen? Some are pretty easy (hey, we like to hand out a few freebies) but others are tricky. Ready to test your design eye?
Name: Terra Zosel Location: Kenwood Neighborhood, Minneapolis, Minnesota Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: Rented 6 months The story of Terra's apartment is multi-fold. Her home occupies the attic... of her grandparents' house where she lives as caretaker to her grandmother. Her grandparents purchased the home in the 1960s from a couple who relocated from Minneapolis to the significantly warmer state of Florida. Little information is known about those earlier owners or what the "genie bottle" room was used for, but Terra does know that it remained largely untouched from how the former resident -- an artist -- left it. Loading Email Sign-Up Form... If the form doesn't load, you can try our mailing list page instead.
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A half-century after the civil rights movement, the share of school children in this country who are not white has grown to half of all kids enrolled. Yet the number …
As a struggling standup comedian, Ryan Day embraces any chance to look foolish in public. So when a co-worker offered him this dare - start a fundraising campaign to buy …
I avoid series that have numbers as their most distinguishing feature. I adore those in which characters grow, plots expand or I can return to locales I love. In Kes …
Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week starts Monday and is bigger than it's ever been. The good news is even though it's late, most participants still have plenty of prime reservations open. …
Have you heard there's a solar eclipse happening on Monday? The "path of totality" -- where the moon will completely block the sun-- is cutting right across the continental US, for what will be the... first time in 38 years. But even if you're not in total eclipse territory, chances are, you'll still be able to see something. This tool will tell you the best time to get outside and check out the astronomical event, no matter where you are.