We always giggle when we see magazine spreads about how stars are just like us. Yes, they may have been caught by the paparazzi whie pumping gas or buying a gallon of milk but what about how they really act the rest of the time?
Turns out, some of them are just like us. Well, those of us who are obsessed with cleaning. When we heard Johnny Weir proclaim on “The Today Show” that vacuuming is his favorite activity, we started snooping around. Who else in Hollywood is a clean freak? Read on for 10 of our favorite cleaning-obsessed celebrities. Read more… Keep reading »
Feng shui practitioners believe that the best way to attract love is to adjust your environment accordingly. Dingy surroundings, piles of clutter, and self-absorbed artwork can actually drive Cupid from your door. Here, then, are 10 simple feng shui lovetips for finding your perfect mate … or for increasing the passion in your long-term relationship or marriage. Read more … Keep reading »
I have a soft spot for rom-coms, and since two of my favorite actors, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, are the stars of “Love and Other Drugs,” I’ll definitely be taking in a matinee over the Thanksgiving weekend. In the previews, I was struck by the expansive loft that Maggie, Anne Hathaway’s character, calls home. Luckily, I was able to track down some set design photos of the space, along with film stills that showcase the loft. Let’s take a tour! Read more … Keep reading »
I can’t help but wonder how Carrie Bradshaw would be living today with all of this talk about recession, stimulus packages and financial woes. Would her apartment be just as fabulous, or would she forgo the updates and spend her hard-earned cash on more shoes?
I’d hope her apartment would stay just as chic as when production designer Jeremy Conway and set decorator Lydia Marks first laid hands on the glamorous interior. So I took it upon myself to recreate the look of her superstar bedroom — on a major budget. I like to call this the “Recession-Friendly Bradshaw Abode.” Read more … Keep reading »
We asked top designers to share their secrets for creating a sexy bedroom. And their answers? Let’s just say these sultry solutions are the way to undeniable romance. They go through the room essentials piece by piece: bedding, flooring, window treatments, lighting and color, as well as some all-important personal touches. Go ahead; show some passion for the bedroom. Read more … Keep reading »
If your sex life is a snooze, your home may be the culprit. We ask a designer, a sex columnist, a feng shui expert and a marital counselor to share a few sexy house tips to get you back in bed.
Whether you’re married or testing out the waters, sharing a home with your honey inevitably means there’s some lovemaking going on. Or is there?
Before you ring up Dr. Ruth or run down a list of reasons why your significant other is to blame for your lackluster love life, consider the role your home is playing in setting the mood for intimacy. Read more … Keep reading »
What’s your favorite room? In the first episode of our new series “My Favorite Room,” Design*Sponge’s Grace Bonney invites us into her Brooklyn apartment to tour her favorite room: her bedroom! See what makes it so special. Watch it … Keep reading »
True story: I moved from Brooklyn, NY to Kansas City, MO for an apartment. After sharing tiny spaces with roommates and (shudder) large bugs for nearly nine years, I was lured back to my hometown by real estate. Huge, cheap real estate.
On a visit to Missouri to promote my cookbook, I happened upon my dream home.
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Those of us with a soft spot for nostalgia or a pirate’s-level enthusiasm for buried treasures know there are few greater joys than whiling away a Sunday at an overstuffed flea market. If it weren’t for these indoor and outdoor bazaars brimming with vintage finds, my sister and I would have a lot less to brag about. (Her most recent gem: a collection of ’50s-era table lighters found at the Long Beach Antique and Collectibles Market. Mine: a faux-Victorian nightstand made in the ’70s, scored at New York City’s Chelsea Flea Market.)
From the coast of California to the borough of Brooklyn, these are the best places to find your new favorite things. [ShelterPop] Keep reading »