This Incredibly Chic Dorm Room Makeover Proves No Room is Beyond Hope

Name: Isabella and Mary Ashlyn Location: LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Going off to college is an exciting time…new friends! New challenges! But it’s also a time of stuffing yourself into a tiny concrete box with a complete stranger when you move into a dorm room, an experience that can be made much more attractive when your mom is an interior designer. Melissa Moffett’s daughter Isabella and her roommate Mary Ashlyn’s dorm room went from a cold, grayish, empty room to a cozy and chic space for both studying and relaxing. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Before and After: We Love This No-Reno Bedroom Makeover

This bedroom, pre-makeover, was very relatable: an assortment of cozy fabrics in interesting patterns, a jury-rigged reading light, and a bit of fun thanks to the dartboard. Relatable, but not up to the high standards of its resident, who’s been passionate about interior design since childhood. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Before and After: This New Kitchen Can Only Be Described As Classic

This St. Paul, Minnesota, kitchen was large, sunny, and full of storage, but its owners wanted something new and bold. With the help of a thoughtful designer, they now have the kitchen of their dreams. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Before and After: You'll Love How This Kitchen Keeps Its Character

There’s often one element in old kitchens that we’re all rooting for, crossing our fingers that it survives the big renovation. For this kitchen makeover, I’m holding my breath that the amazing pink double oven makes the cut. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Before & After: Beautifying Beat-Up Flea Market Chairs

It’s impossible to believe, but at one point, these chairs were like two perfect plums. We first discovered them in NYC’s Chelsea Flea Market, one cold Sunday morning, in the early ’90s when my husband (then boyfriend) and I were recovering from a live Jane’s Addiction hangover. The flea market was a place you wandered through when you had nothing better to do and little energy to do it. We couldn’t believe we discovered these Knoll knock-offs and that they could be ours for 200 bucks. They were groovy, urbane, and they epitomized who we wanted to be. READ MORE Read More

The Best Thing We Did During This Recent Kitchen Reno Was Add Space-Saving Storage

We’ve had a kitchen renovation in the works for months upon months now, and I’m just getting final photos back, but couldn’t resist sharing this one corner over the weekend. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Before and After: A Six-Week Solution to A Very Dark Kitchen

This family kitchen had a lot going for it—tons of windows, seating, and storage—but its owner described it as “SO dark. Dark counters, dark cabinets, dark lighting.” As magical as dark lighting sounds, the family felt this kitchen was due for a makeover and made it happen in just six weeks. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Before and After: A Two Weekend, $600 Kitchen Facelift

This low-key kitchen refresh should serve as an inspiration to those of us who have these exact same cabinets and don’t know what to do with them other than replace them (super pricey) or paint them (it can be hard to get oneself to paint hardwood). All hope of improving our kitchens is not lost! As for that fan, however… READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Before and After: We Kinda Can't Believe This is the Same House

As nice as it is to see Before & After projects that seem totally approachable—$15 under-cabinet lighting, a refreshed bathroom—aspirational whole-house renovations are highly entertaining and inspiring. And that’s exactly what we have today: a “bland, boring ’60s ranch” gets a total—and totally amazing—makeover. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Before & After: This Kitchen Had One Great Thing Worth Saving

Adam and Amber bought their first home — a 1940 Tudor in Knoxville, TN — in 2016 and have been carefully re-designing it ever since. One of the main projects was the “heart” of any home — the kitchen — which Amber described as “on the verge of cardiac arrest.” READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico