10 Inspiring Tiny Home Interiors We Spotted on Instagram






Once an alternative living solution, tiny homes are now firmly in the mainstream. Their minimalist and functional designs have become inspiration for apartment dwellers and owners of larger homes alike. You know the look—bright white walls, creative storage solutions, multipurpose furniture, and as much natural light as possible. It’s an undeniably effective way to style a small space, but it’s starting to feel a little bit cookie cutter. Our favorite tiny homes break this mold, proving that small spaces shouldn’t be afraid to go big when it comes to style. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico






My Husband Didn’t Want a House—So I Bought One Without Him






Our apartment sits on one of the busiest thoroughfares in New England. Working from home, we hear traffic, sirens, neighbors, the train, people shouting outside, our maintenance crew or the city’s department of public works taking on some project. I hate noise—and communal washing machines, sharing a bathroom, summer heat without central air conditioning, washing dishes by hand, living in three rooms with inadequate storage, and parking three floors down. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico






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






8 Etsy Picks From In-House Trend Expert (And Making It Judge) Dayna Isom Johnson






If you’re looking for someone to judge a first-of-its-kind craft show, it would be hard to find a better contender than Dayna Isom Johnson. On NBC’s Making It, Isom Johnson works with Barneys’ creative ambassador Simon Doonan to judge the contestants crafts for both creativity and skill. And if getting to watch Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman goof around on TV sounds too good to be true, her day job is a close second. As Etsy’s in-house trend expert, she is constantly shopping and scanning the site’s marketplace for the next big thing. Her trend guides have the added benefit Read More






Handy Self-Watering Planters Will Help Keep Your Plants Alive






Although it seems so straightforward, watering your houseplants can be a surprisingly tricky chore. For a lot of people, the issue isn’t remembering to fill up the watering can once or twice a week—it’s figuring out how much water your plants really need. Enter self-watering planters. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico






Tina Knowles Lawson Once Accidentally Bought Two Picassos






Tina Knowles Lawson, who is known for her corny jokes on Instagram (but may also be recognized as the mom of powerhouse entertainers Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Solange Ferguson), recently shared her extensive art collection with Kimberly Drew for Vanity Fair’s September issue. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico






The Best Bath Towels — The Best List






There’s nothing like getting out of a relaxing bath or refreshing shower and cocooning yourself in a luxe bath towel. But not all bath towels are created the same, and we can all agree that there are so many options out there. So we’ve compiled a list of our favorites, at all different price points, to help you choose the best one that works just for you. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico






Alert: Instagram's Favorite "It" Plant Is Back at Costco






Great news, plant parents: the Instagram favorite fiddle leaf fig tree appears to be back in stock at select Costco locations across the country. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico






The Best Colors for Every Room in Your Home






Paint color is all about creating an ambience for your home. That’s why it’s important to select paint colors based on how you want a room to feel instead of mindlessly adhering to trends. To prove our point, we called on color expert extraordinaire Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of Colors For Your Every Mood, to help us break down the best paint colors for every room of your home. From moody bedroom blues to sunny yellow kitchens, read ahead for which paint colors Eiseman suggests to set certain moods throughout your home. READ Read More






A Kitschy, Pink-alicious Apartment that Says No! to Minimalism — House Tour






Name: Alex and SeanLocation: Grand Lake — Oakland, CaliforniaSize: 500 square feetYears lived in: 5 years, renting Alex and Sean refuse to leave any walls bare in their Oakland apartment. Though tiny, the couple says there is always room for more kitsch, color, and mid-century treasures. It’s also very likely there is not one white wall in their apartment, either. Both their childhood homes were filled with kitsch, so when they met and realized they shared a love for mid-century furniture, classic TV, and cheesy movies, it was a perfect fit. “It was great to finally find a gay guy Read More