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Rules to Remember When You Want Dark Walls in a Small Space by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
Angie Teater 's Midtown East studio apartment in Manhattan is, quite simply, stunning. There's plenty of furniture arrangement inspiration for your own studio apartment, but there's something special Angie aced in her home: She used dark wall paint without making her small (350 square feet, to be exact) apartment feel like a cave.Below, the smart ways she pulled it off translated into "rules" to keep in mind if you are planning on going over to the dark side. READ MORE »
A 2-Hour After-Work Clean Routine to Maximize Your Summer Fridays by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
Abbreviated summer hours are a great perk in any workplace; they offer you the chance to get out of the cubicle and kick off your weekend early to enjoy some of the great weather. Or—hear me out on this—you could take advantage of the extra free time on summer fridays to get a head start on housework. READ MORE »
9 Decorating Ideas You Can Steal from Joanna Gaines — Kitchn by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
(Image credit: HGTV ) From Kitchn → 9 Decorating Ideas to Steal from Joanna Gaines READ MORE »
Organizing Zen: How to Organize and Style Open Shelving — Video from Apartment Therapy by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
Shira Gill believes that "less is more" and that a tidy, organized home can lead to a simplified, happier life. Through years of helping people edit, organize and style their homes, Shira has learned what works and how to approach the process—and she's sharing some of her best tips with Apartment Therapy. Do you use open shelves as a primary storage space for many of your household items? It can be challenging to create a functional storage space without compromising on aesthetics. This step-by-step guide for making your open shelf storage look great and work great will set you up for success. READ MORE »
The Brooklyn Apartment Where Style & Function Are Equally Weighed — Why It Works by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
We've all heard it before: small but mighty, tiny house = big style. But, in this petite stunner it was all about lifestyle taking precedence over every design decision, which left this city dweller even foregoing a conventional sofa. The Williamsburg apartment belonging to Sarah Ashley Schiear , chef and founder of Salt House , is a strong lesson in style and function conveyed in just 635 square feet. For Sarah, keeping her priorities top of mind and not letting her space dictate what worked for her really netted beautiful results. Let's breakdown her design notes. READ MORE »
Made for Your Shades: A DIY Display for Organizing Sunglasses by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
On any given week, I'll see anywhere from one to seven pairs of glasses and sunglasses make their way onto my kitchen island. (Why is the kitchen island the ultimate catchall for junk?) Coming in or going out, it's the landing pad for shades. And while I'm not mad about the convenience of having all my various eyewear choices near the door, I'm not enamored with the clutter it creates, nor the scratches my lenses obtain every time a set of house keys lands too close to them. After weeks of internally complaining to myself about it, I walked to the craft store, picked up a few items, and got to work creating this wood and leather eyeglass display. Problem solved. And much to my surprise, it required very little time – just an hour with drying time – and very few tools! Don't believe me? See for yourself... READ MORE »
A Super Small (Yet Super Organized) Manhattan Apartment Built for Two — House Tour by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
Name: Thomas Dobrowolski and Ben Ezrick Location: West Village, New York Size: 400 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, owned When you only have 400 square feet to work with, every inch of your home has to be considered during a remodel. Not just for aesthetics, but for also for function. Which is precisely what Thomas and Ben did with their West Village home when they set about renovating the small space: There are sleek, smart, built-in storage solutions in every room of the apartment. READ MORE »
Go Beyond Craigslist: 5 Furniture Resale Sites You Should Bookmark Now (No, But Really) by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
(Image credit: Style By Emily Henderson/Tess Neustadt ) Whether you're looking for a piece to complete a space or want to offload a room full of furniture before a big move, resale sites can often be your best bet for scoring something original or reaching lots of buyers with your listings. E-marketplaces can be competitive for both sellers and shoppers, but the good news is there are more resources than ever for getting into the re-commerce game, and each has its own special twist to offer users. READ MORE »
You Can Rent Mark-Paul Gosselaar's LA Home for $14K a Month by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
Timeout: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, star of the beloved 90s show Saved By The Bell, is renting out his Sherman Oaks, California home. READ MORE »
Find Your Focus: The 3 Things That Really Matter When Buying A First Home by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
There's no denying that buying your first home is a very exciting thing. It's so easy to get caught up in the fantasy of finding your dream home that it can sometimes be hard to focus on what you really need. READ MORE »
A Biology Professor's "Modern Mary Poppins" Atlanta Home — House Call by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
Name: Meleah Location: Old Fourth Ward/Virginia Highland — Atlanta, Georgia The basics: 2 years, rented — 1,000 square feet Meleah's Atlanta home is full of light thanks to gigantic windows that also offer up a gorgeous view. She's filled her home with art and trinkets from her travels, making the space totally unique and fantastically interesting. READ MORE »
IKEA 2018 Catalog Sneak Peek: A Top 10 Countdown of Favorite New Products by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
(Image credit: Janel Laban ) True confession: I've been keeping something - a deep dark decorating secret - from you lovely people. Last week, IKEA sent me an advance copy of the new 2018 catalog. I've been carrying it from my desk to my bedside table and back again each day, sneaking peeks whenever I could. I've already taken the all-important steps of measuring potential placement spots and attaching post-its to the pages that require my further attention as possible buys (as you can see above!). READ MORE »
Last Chance: Everything That's Leaving Netflix in August — Stream Team by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
It's that time of the month where we find out what's leaving Netflix. We know it's hard to say goodbye, so bump these titles up in your queue and stream them before they're gone. READ MORE »
In Search of Better Sleep? Just Remember the 6/30 Rule by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
Does it feel like your sleep isn't as restful as it could be? If quality sleep has been eluding you more than usual, a few simple science-backed lifestyle changes might be able to help—all you need to remember is the 6/30 rule. READ MORE »
Before & After: Hidden Surprises in a Master Bedroom Makeover by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
Frances's master bedroom needed a little oomph. They decided to modernize the space by highlighting the character of their space. They added some fresh paint, set off the original floors and snuck in a fun pop of color. READ MORE »
13 Kitchens with Showstopping Sinks by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
(Image credit: Domino ) When's the last time you got excited about a sink? The sink, especially the kitchen sink, is an object generally known more for its function than its beauty. But these 13 sinks manage to get the job done, and look good doing it. In fact, I think you could say that they steal the show — a testament to the power of design to elevate even the humblest objects. READ MORE »
Trend Report: The "It" Decor Item We're Seeing Everywhere — Currently Obsessed by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
(Image credit: Rue Mag ) Moroccan textiles are having a huge moment in home decor: Beni Ourain berber rugs , Moroccan wedding blankets (as throws, wall hangings, rugs), and, while I love both of those, there's another accent that has my heart: the pom pom blanket. READ MORE »
Here's What's New on Netflix In August — Stream Team by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
Keep scrolling through your queue and feeling uninspired? We have good news: Netflix has released its master list of what will be coming to the streaming service next month. Check it out below so you can refresh your list ASAP. READ MORE »
The Kitchen & Cleaning Tool Brand I Always Go Back To by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
In the era of fast fashion and mass manufacturing, we're getting used to the "well this is crap" moment, usually accompanied by exasperated sighs from wary shoppers. No doubt you know it well: It's the moment when you realize that thing you bought, well... it's crap. It broke after one use or, even worse, never really worked well enough to begin with. READ MORE »
A "Feminist Witch Cottage" in Toronto — House Tour by LiveModern Webmaster — last modified Jul 25, 2017 01:06 AM
Name: Terra Loire Location: Toronto, Ontario Size: 700 square feet Years lived in: 8 months, renting After living in nine different spaces over the past eight years, Terra finally feels like she has found a home in her mid-town Toronto apartment. She's definitely had her tour of living all over the city — east to west, centrally and along the lakeshore — experiencing many of Toronto's diverse neighborhoods. Though there is a certain appeal to living in a trendy or a more centrally located area, the reality of high rent prices and basement apartments just wasn't cutting it for her emotionally anymore. Home to her 30 plus plants and curious Siamese cat, Pyewacket, Terra has cultivated a deep sense of comfort and peace within her new space. READ MORE »
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