With the help of a my contractor and my friend (and awesome designer) Fernanda, we tried to make over our downstairs bathroom into something kid-friendly and bright but still faithful to the mirrored-tile soul of our 1967 Anchorage fixer.
The owners of this Turtle Bay co-op had an interior design request that might sound impossible - -- to transform this formerly under-lit, cramped, unusually-shaped Manhattan apartment into a spacious, airy urban retreat -- on a budget, no less!
In 2009, the EPA reported that 9.9 million tons of household waste was made up of discarded furniture, a number that has only grown in the past 6 years. But what most people see as trash, these 9 DIYers see as raw material
Among the things it was hard to imagine away when we purchased our 1967 "dream house" was the living area. It had 40-year-old sculpted shag carpets and walls covered in mirrored tile. There's something kind of charming about them, but... not really my taste.
You know those spaces you visit and want to sound optimistic, but while your heart is saying "yes," your mind is cautiously yelling "woah, woah, woah, are you sure?" This was the situation going on when I first visited this kitchen.
The dream of escaping the tight confines of Manhattan for the more spacious offerings of nearby Upstate New York and Connecticut is one that has long entranced New Yorkers.
In a bathroom, the more natural light you can get the better! In this particular remodel I really went all out. The bathroom before was such a dark and closed off space. We added a huge skylight, and two huge windows one above the tub.
What was once an over-cluttered and poorly-lit space became an open, airy, and elegant home with a modern design.
Whether it's a wall filled with books or a hidden case of first editions, built-in shelves are the latest must-haves in any living space.
Our style team dreamed up clever (and totally doable) treatments to help you turn a boring bed into a luxurious haven of self-expression.
Your home is temporary and there are restrictions on how much you can change it...until now! With these 13 genius renter upgrade ideas, you too, fellow renter, can totally remake your space, without breaking the bank or your walls!
Tired of making the same old bed? Time to shake things up.
The trick to mastering a look that is really chic and totally comfortable? Limiting each room to a lean, primary-studded trio.
By giving your property a home makeover that zeroes in on the details, you can quickly upgrade it from hovel to haven without draining your savings.
Truth is, if you've got a spare room, it's smart to always be prepared for visitors: both the invited and the unexpected drop-ins. That's why we put the challenge of redoing this guest room-bedroom and bathroom-in the hands of the ultimate tag team.
We celebrate great design all the time, but there's a specific part of it that we're addicted to: makeovers. A tiny breakfast nook transformation. An easy kitchen redo. Entire home renos.