For Patricia Altschul's 1850s Greek Revival mansion in Charleston, South Carolina's historic district, designer Mario Buatta tapped Haleh Atabeigi to paint a hexagonal motif on the floors.
It begins when you leave, for good, for the first time. You turn to your roommate, at a party, or the dining hall, the week after orientation, and you tell them you're going home, and you immediately catch yourself and say, I mean, back to the dorm.
Not all makeovers require renovations (the dust! the commotion! the disorder!). Pretty exhausting, right? In fact, some of the most magnificent transformations don't require major disruption. And the results are significant.
Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis's former home on Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is for sale. The coastal residence has views of Casco Bay from every room and includes access to two private beaches.
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!
We are one week into summer vacation, and I've joined forces with a few other working moms who have semi-flexible schedules to give our kids one of those old-school, no-agenda, bike-riding, running-through-sprinklers, free-for-all, popsicle-eating-'til-there's-a-ring-of-red-around-your-mouth summer vacations.
When we heard that Katie Lee had a new house in the Hamptons, we couldn't wait to see it. We're huge fans of Lee's serene style -- and her Southern charm and humble demeanor are just icing on the cake.
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
In a growing number of cities, a significant portion of the population spends 40% or even 50% of income on rent alone. Indeed, SmartAsset's analysis of rent data across the country found that in many places, a family would need to earn six figures to afford average market rents.
Replacing a pair of go-to jeans that suffer from some spotty distressing, or those sliiightly dirty canvas sneakers which have carried you just about everywhere for the past four years, isn't as easy as just buying a new item.
Whether it's where you eat every family meal or just a room that gets used on holidays, make sure your dining room is equipped with this must-have list. (We're assuming you've got the table and chairs covered.)
So many new stores online and offline are helping to make home decorating and design easier than ever. The influx means you can create a personalized space better than ever before -- your taste, your style, your needs, your way.
Hosting something big? Elevate a backyard bash with rustic tables and elegant place settings for an unforgettable night under the stars.
No matter the scale or the time frame, construction projects are stressful, expensive and time consuming. Between the budgeting, design decisions and inconvenient living situation, your pet's safety and comfort might be the last thing that's on your mind but it's an important factor to consider.
There are plenty of everyday products with bizarre origin stories, from Viagra's initial development as a treatment for heart disease to Play-Doh's first foray as a wallpaper cleaner. There are others, though, whose genesis came about under much more sordid circumstances.