No matter how small or how big is your apartment or how small or big your budget, enrich your apartment living with fresh cut flowers! There simply isn’t any other substitute. Okay, a special other or even a dog could top a bunch of flowers in a vase. But I say why not have it all?Read More
They're over sized. Some are very ornate, others clean and modern. Are these over-sized-lean-against-the-wall mirrors just for the young and beautiful? For the hopelessly narcissistic? For dogs and cats to check themselves out? What do you think of them?Read More
You can tastefully inject elements found in coastal apartment lifestyles. It's important to understand that there are some differences in coastal decors found on the East Coast, the Southern Coasts and the West Coast. I'll lay out some of these differences as we look at 13 classic examples of coastal decors.Read More
From my experience, studio apartments were dark and horribly decorated. They were the kind of spaces you just slept in and escape to the outdoor world as much as possible. Thank heaven that's no longer true!!
Here are 17 examples of white studio apartments that beautifully illustrate one decorating option: how to create a white studio apartment.Read More
How to create rooms with pops of color can be drawn from other rooms with pops of color. I selected these 21 rooms to illustrate just that. Now, admittedly, these are large, glamorous rooms--not small living spaces. That really doesn't matter. The same principles would be applied but on a smaller scale.Read More
Almost every morning, when the weather is nice, right after feeding and walking the dog, I get a glass of orange juicepaddle off to my apartment balcony, a bench, my bistro table and collect my thoughts. Spring through fall, that's where I dine bistro style -- breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and a coffee.Read More
You've seen them. Right? White bedrooms that too often just look sterile. So how do you create a white bedroom one where you are invited to day-dream and let your thoughts float? Even one pop of color, such as the chest of drawers and the wood floor, in the image above can fix the issue of a too sterile looking dreamy white bedroom.
Here are 5 elements you can use to create your dreamy white bedroom without that sterile feeling.Read More
The visual appeal, comfort and practical use of the ottoman is almost endless, making it very easy to adapt to your lifestyle and taste. Oh, I almost forgot to mention, they can be moved around with great ease.Read More
This is what makes storage benches great ideas for small space living!Read More
I'm loving modular closet organizers, particularly for small space living--from apartments to small homes. Whether you are a clothes hog, have to share one closet with someone else or just love the simplicity of a minimalist wardrobe, these modular organizers are great investments.Read More
So you have a gorgeous sun-filled apartment balcony for gardening! And you want to grown a small herb garden. Yes, you can do it and it's easier than you think.
Knowing the basics of container gardening, plant watering needs and the type of potting soil you will need is . . .Read More
For some of us, we are happily though sometimes miserably living through the hot "dog days" of summer: back to back days of high temperatures reported in three-digit heat indexes, and oppressive, suffocating humidity. And for many of us, we look out our glass doors . . .Read More
Combine the colors red, white and blue in your table setting to create a refreshing and a very happy emotional response that touches your . . .Read More
I became a convert for slipcovers that very moment.Read More
So you have a small bedroom but a vivacious personality. Well then, start your day waking in a small bedroom that makes a bold decor statement.Read More
Of course it's okay to put an area rug on a carpet! In fact, put an area rug on top of a larger area rug! One reason is . . .Read More
. . . make your picnic table setting an elaborate event with stylized centerpieces, tablecloths and dining ware. Or keep it as simple as . . .Read More
Writing for this post, I found lots of very unattractive, in fact down right bleak studio apartments. I won't include any of them here but . . .Read More
Light and airy bedrooms ooz offer the promise of calmness and comforting. In the hectic, pressure-driven environment so many of us live in, at the end of the day or any time of the day, the bedroom becomes the last bastion for an emotional escape. Light colors, daylight streaming through the windows and . . .Read More
In any season, a beautiful tablescape can excite our expectations for a wonderful meal--and great company. I love tablescapes though I have yet to master the art of designing a fabulous one. And so I decided to investigate elements that make a great tablescape. What I discovered is . . .Read More