4 REAL Reasons Why We Buy A Home!

We often talk about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the emotional reasons why we choose to buy our own homes are typically more important to us than the financial ones. 1. Owning your home offers you the stability to start and raise a family Between the best neighborhoods and Read More

The Best Prime Day Deals (That Aren't For Your Home)

Prime Day has officially begun, and while we’re definitely snagging plenty of stuff for our homes over the next 36 hours, there are amazing deals on other things, too. So be sure to browse our picks for non-decor related gifts (for you or for someone in your life). READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

6 Non-Prime Day Sales You Can Shop Right Now

Amazon Prime Day has turned mid-July into a shopping holiday to rival Black Friday. So, naturally, other retailers have started creating their own sales in attempts to compete with Amazon. Of course, we don’t mind because that just means more savings for us! Here are some of our favorite non-Amazon sales happening now across the internet. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

10 of Our Favorite Lamps to Shop on Prime Day

In the immortal words of Brick Tamland from Anchorman, “I love lamp.” I just don’t always love the price tags that accompany most of the lamps I fall for. Luckily, Amazon Prime Day is finally upon us, and with it comes deep discounts on high-style lamps from some of our favorite Amazon home brands: Rivet and Stone & Beam. Starting July 16 at 3 p.m. EST, Amazon is offering up to 30 percent off furniture and decor site-wide, including these lamps. The “Spotlight Deals” last for 24 hours, so if something catches your eye, you’ll need to act quickly. READ Read More

An Executive Vice President at Refinery29 Lives in a Whimsical NYC Carriage House — House Tour

Name: Ashley Miles and Sam Miles and their two daughtersLocation: West Village, New YorkSize: 1,300 square feetYears lived in: 4 years, renting Ashley’s 1800s carriage house in the West Village is as steeped in history as it is style; photographer Diane Arbus and her two daughters were once residents. Now, Ashley—the Executive Vice President of Sales & Brand Partnerships at Refinery29—and her husband Sam (college sweethearts from Ole Miss!) share the space with their two daughters, Mylah (six years old) and Holland (18 months old). “We discovered our beloved carriage house four years ago while strolling through the village… [w]e Read More

The Prime Day Home Deals You Don't Want To Miss

Like heatwaves and firework shows, Prime Day appears sometime in early July. However, what exactly will be on sale (and for how long) is a closely guarded secret. Well, wonder no more: Prime Day 2018 has kicked off, and we’re seeing huge discounts across home and decor. This year, Amazon is using the shopping holiday (which started at 12 p.m. PT and will run all day tomorrow as well) to promote their own private label lines, like the MCM-inspired Rivet and farmhouse-chic Stone & Beam. The quietly-growing AmazonBasics, which includes everything from sheets and hangers to paper shredders and fire Read More

First-Time Home Buyers Continue to Put Down Less Than 6%!

According to the Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors, 61% of first-time homebuyers purchased their homes with down payments below 6% in 2017. Many potential homebuyers believe that a 20% down payment is necessary to buy a home and have disqualified themselves without even trying, but in March, 71% of first-time buyers and 54% of all buyers put less than 20% down. Ralph McLaughlin, Chief Economist and Founder of Veritas Urbis Economics, recently shed light on why buyer demand has remained strong, “The fact that we now have four consecutive quarters where owner households increased while renters Read More

You Can Now Rent Frank Sinatra's Malibu Pad

If you hit the lottery this month, you can afford to rent Frank Sinatra’s Malibu home. The home just went up for rent but it comes with hefty monthly price tag. It is just a cool $110,000 a month. Think you can swing that? READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Clever IKEA Hacks Personalize This Farmhouse Home — House Call

Name: Jennifer DeBrincat, my husband, Brett, and our whippet, JonLocation: Everson, Washington Size: 1,032 square feetYears lived in: 24 years, owned I share our home with my husband and our 7-year-old whippet, Jon. We make and sell farmhouse tables and benches. We all need and crave peace and tranquility so I try and decorate with simplicity in mind. I try and keep our home consistent throughout with a fairly neutral color scheme. I love decorating and always have so my biggest thrill is redesigning the shelves we put up in the living room or adding molding to the walls or Read More

Amazon Has Up to 25% Off Furniture and Decor For Prime Day

The day that every Amazon shopper has been waiting for is finally here! Prime Day 2018 is close to being upon us. It begins on July 16, 2018, at 3 PM, but Amazon Prime members already have access to many deals and steals from the online retailer. If you’ve been on the market for some big Amazon products, now is your time to load up your cart and take advantage of free Prime shipping! READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico