Lifestyle

Somewhere among all the sleeper sofas and futons in the marketplace, there’s another category of convertible seating that you might’ve overlooked: sleeper chairs. They offer so much functionality in a relatively small footprint, and you can hardly even tell they have another secret life as a bed. Unlike the usually large sleeper sofas, however, the sleeper chair isn’t just for
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As popular as the all-white, Scandi minimalist room movement is, there’s still a large percentage of people who don’t quite resonate with the look. Sure, you can appreciate all styles, but perhaps hygge isn’t your cup of tea. If lots of color, tons of texture, and cozy accents set your heart aflutter, boho style may be the
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Nothing pulls together a perfect sleeping area quite like a chic nightstand. Similar to the space constraints for lighting options, closet space, and bed frames though, small rooms don’t always allow for a nightstand that takes up a lot of square footage. That doesn’t mean your books and nighttime water carafe are destined for the floor. There are plenty of
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Name:Julie Mitchiner, my husband, Nick Dwayne, our son, Teddy, and our dog, WalterLocation: Roscoe Village, ChicagoSize: 1400 square feetType of Home: Condo in a three-flat buildingYears lived in: 3 years, owned I saw our condo online but it was under contract, but I kept stalking it and the original deal fell through. We went and saw it as soon
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An Instagrammable kitchen isn’t as unattainable as you might think. Dulux has released a study showing that, sometimes, all it takes to get your kitchen Instagram-ready are a few changes. In their research, the company took a look at the most-used kitchen-related hashtags to find the most-liked photos. They then analyzed the recurring features in those top
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Name: Jackie CantwellLocation: Bushwick, BrooklynType of home: Railroad ApartmentYears lived in: Almost a year, renting Jackie is a sound musician, artist, teacher, meditation leader, and an absolute expert in making small spaces stunning. Her last apartment was only 400 square feet, but she filled it with color, pattern, and energy. Recently she’s transformed another space, this time a bit larger, and
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As a small space dweller myself, I’m always making a never-ending list of decorating hacks that will allow me to maximize the square footage in my apartment. Everything from chic storage solutions to a creative layout can be key in making the most of a bedroom, kitchen, or living area that’s on the small side. As part of a look back
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This year, everything has been turned on its head. Kitchens became offices, living rooms become classrooms, bedrooms… turned into all of the above. Staying at home, for those privileged to do so, meant adjusting to new workmates of all ages (and breeds), and travel plans that once existed turned into TV marathons and game nights. And with winter days ahead, Pantone’s
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Name:Arden Wray and partner Matt CullyLocation: Tiny, Ontario, CanadaSize: 1100 square feetType of Home: CottageYears lived in: 2 years, owned Our cottage in Tiny, Ontario (yes, that’s really what it’s called) is the first house we’ve ever owned. We weren’t planning to buy with any real intention when we found it, but I’ve always loved real estate and design, and so we were
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While some already have their tree strung with lights, garnished in ornaments, and topped with a star, others are just getting around to taking decoration bins out of hibernation. But no matter where you are in the Christmas tree decorating process, there’s always room for more—even if you think it’s impossible to squeeze one more ornament. And interior designer
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There are so many things to love about everyone’s newest Netflix obsession, the limited series the “The Queen’s Gambit.” From the insane wardrobe (fans of “Mad Men” will absolutely swoon) to the nuanced storyline and star Anya Taylor-Joy’s knockout performance, it’s certainly a worthwhile way to spend a few days of your winter hibernation—that is, if you
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While an all-white kitchen will never go out of style, non-neutral colors have started to rise in popularity when it comes to kitchen cabinets. And according to the experts, the hues continue to get bolder, with two unexpected colors predicted to take over the kitchen cabinet color world: red and yellow. It’s true: Cabinet company MasterBrand Cabinets is predicting that red
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