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Confession time: My body and I have a long, sordid love-hate relationship. I've dealt with chronic illness and body image issues for as long as I can remember—I was always somehow too sick or too big or too small in my mind, and I was never forgiving or kind enough to myself when I needed it most. And over the years, my struggles with my body became very much personified in my wardrobe.
890 square feet isn't exactly tiny, but with the lack of walls or doors, this high-rise jungle paradise in downtown LA has the potential to be a too-small leopard-print jail cell when two people share this space. Chris and Rory's home is definitely giving off studio apartment vibes and is PACKED with personality, color, pattern and clothes. So how do two people with big personalities fit into a one-room home? Rory graciously shares secrets and snapshots of his life in his shared vibrant urban jungle LA paradise .
(Image credit: Faith Durand ) From Kitchn → 3 Reasons Salt Is a Smart Cleaning Choice
(Image credit: Knitting Noodles ) At the top of my wish list for this fall is a giant chunky knit wool blanket. I keep seeing them on Scandinavian design blogs, and every time I do I take a minute and imagine how wonderful it would feel to be snuggled up underneath a blanket that feels like a giant wool sweater for your entire body. So I've hunted down a few sources for these enormous lovelies, and also a few DIYs for those of you brave (and talented!) enough to make your own. In a DIY mood? Try this easy and beautiful jar painting project:
Whether you've just moved into a new apartment, or have been living in your space for years, changing up your floorplan to accommodate your lifestyle is always a good idea. In this video, we use tiny furniture to demonstrate five setups that align with how you really live. Are you someone who works from home? We have a furniture arrangement to help you. Do you entertain guests regularly and need more seating? We have an arrangement for that, too. When you position furniture to meet your needs, you'll find it allows for more living in your room.
Grab your passport — Cuba is waiting. After 50 years of being off-limits to American travelers, flights to the Caribbean island started landing in August . Now, JetBlue is flying nonstop from three US cities to four Cuban airports, with one-way flights starting at $54.
(Image credit: Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. ) Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from the privacy of your own sofa (that you may or may not having purchased via a website). It goes without saying, the internet is a design lover's dream store.
Kylie's kitchen is also her office, so while the original was livable, it wasn't really blog-worthy. After about six months of hard DIY work, she got a gorgeous, open and photo-worthy space.
Prior to their renovation, Laura and Matthew's kitchen had a few problems common to lots of NYC apartments: a tiny footprint, not enough storage space, and cabinets caked with years' and years' worth of paint. As you can see, the cabinets in their galley kitchen had taken on an unusual texture, and the oven was positioned about 18 inches from the opposite countertop. Definitely time for a change.
Whether sleek mid-century modern or a crystal-dripping stunner, a chandelier is the crown jewel of a room. Knowing that all this opulence can come at a cost, we've rounded up 15 statement-making options that fit a range of budgets, with many priced under $200. Whichever one you choose, it's sure to steal the spotlight.