03
Oct 18

If Your Place Doesn't Feel Like Home, You're Not Alone, IKEA Says

It turns out that “Home Sweet Home” goes far beyond just where you live. IKEA just released their Life at Home Report 2018 and the findings show that the traditional concept of “home” has evolved significantly in recent years.

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30
Sep 18

9 Go-To IKEA Products Designers Buy Again and Again

Do you ever walk into a stylish space and mentally try to decipher storied or custom pieces from those that were shipped in a flat pack from IKEA? That’s a cool game to play, right? IKEA, arguably Sweden’s finest contribution to the 20th and 21st century (I kid…?), has become a mecca of sorts for the broke-twenty-something-who-has-no-furniture folk to the high-caliber tastemaker fold, and for good reason: there is literally something for everyone.

If you’re like me and get your kicks from decor guessing games, then you’ll probably be interested to know what pieces interior designers turn to time and time again, whether to meet a budget or because the pieces themselves really are that good (hello, the Stockholm Series!). Here, eight interior experts share their IKEA go-tos and weigh in on why they just can’t quit these perennially versatile and accessible staples.

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25
Sep 18

This Camper-Boat Allows You To Vacation On Land And Water

Germany-based company Caravanboat has the solution to the common vacation conundrum that plagues many trip planners: Whether to hit the high seas or remain on land.

The Departure One, a 30-foot camper, is capable of being used on the water or on solid ground. Fashioned out of seawater-resistant aluminum, the multi-purpose dwelling is a crafty combination of a camper and a motorized houseboat.

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21
Sep 18

The Small Space Dweller's Guide to Designing a Functional Living Room

Living in a small space is never easy. Along with little to no storage space, you’re often stuck with the daunting task of figuring out how to arrange furniture in a living room that’s cramped due to the lack of square footage.

Thankfully, we know a few space-savvy designer friends to call upon for help. We reached out to four different small space aficionados for advice on how to design a functional living room when you’re not working with a ton of space and here’s what they had they had to say.

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17
Sep 18

This 200 Square Foot Tiny House Is Inspired by the Theater

Personalized, heartfelt touches are what transform a house into a home. Case in point: this undeniably charming theater-inspired tiny house. Designed by Tiny Heirloom, a San Diego family had a $120,000 budget for the 200 square foot towable home. From there, the Oregon-based company devised a clever plan that emphasized several design features that reflect the daughter’s theater fandom.

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08
Sep 18

5 Dorm Room Transformations You Need to See to Believe

In the past couple weeks, millions of U.S. college students moved into their dorms. This big milestone is filled with planning, emotions, labor, more emotions… in other words, mental and physical exhaustion.

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06
Sep 18

Elvis Presley’s Former Mobile Home Sells At Auction For Under $68K

Just ten miles south of his historic Graceland mansion, Elvis’ honeymoon hideout at the Circle G Ranch was a respite from super stardom. The 60s mobile home on the property was a serene getaway for “The King of Rock and Roll,” even if it was a modest trailer. It’s the magic that Elvis and Pricilla Presley brought to it that turned it into the treasure it is now—a treasure that just sold at GWS Auctions for $67,650.

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05
Sep 18

20 Incredibly Helpful Design & Storage Ideas for Your Small Bedroom

Finding design-savvy ways to magically create extra storage space in a tiny bedroom isn’t always easy. While unsightly over-the-door organizers and bulky dressers are always an option (if you squeeze them in), it pays to use your imagination and get creative when coming up with stylish storage ideas.

To help make your life a little easier (and a whole lot more organized), we rounded up 30 of our favorite small bedroom storage and design solutions. From wall-mounted shelves to swing arm sconces, these clever ideas are all designed to maximize a storage-deprived space — no matter how little square footage you’re working with.

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05
Sep 18

A Totally Custom, Teeny Tiny Prison Bus Is Now a Mobile Home — House Tour

Name: Ben and Meag Poirier (and Moose, our dog — he’s a staffordshire terrier mix rescue from Georgia. He’s 3 ½ years old. We adopted him when he was 3 ½ months old.)
Location: White Mountains of New Hampshire in the summer; Southwestern US in the winter and everywhere else in between.
Size: 165 square feet
Years lived in: 7 months full time. 2 1/2 years since we began the bus conversion project, owned.

Our tiny rolling home is a self-converted 31-foot 1989 Chevy B6P retired prison bus. It was also used as a mobile command center by the Sheriff’s Department in Fairfax County, Virginia. It took us two years of working weekends in tolerable weather to complete the build.

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05
Sep 18

10 Things to Make a Dark Apartment Feel Brighter

While dealing with a tiny apartment can be trying, there’s something that’s possibly even more frustrating: dealing with a dark apartment. I’m lucky enough that my little studio apartment has two big, glorious windows (and two smaller ones, which I am also grateful for), but I’m still very aware that, particularly in a space this size, it’s important to maximize the light you have. Here are a few things that make my apartment look bright, uncluttered, and a lot bigger than 250 square feet.

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