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Where Are We Living?: Winona’s Apartment

Where Are We Living?: Winona
So, unlike most of the New York-based Frisky crew, I live just outside of Portland, Oregon. I love my place, which is a one-bedroom in a condo complex (the owner rents it out) that I share with my boyfriend, Nick. Maybe it’s due to growing up with a scientist father who had a large shelf in the living room dedicated to manta ray exoskeletons, but my favorite spaces are the ones that tell stories about the people who live there and spark conversations with the people who visit. I’ve tried to fill my apartment with weird and interesting things that make me happy and comfortable. Click through for a little tour!

Baby, It’s Time For A Cool Down

What to do when it’s hotter than a witch’s tit but running the air has already caused your electricity bill to skyrocket? Allow us to suggest investing in a chic fan that won’t kill your abode’s ambiance. This sweet retro style electric fan comes in a dozen colors and won’t break the bank like that pesky air conditioning. Hot, er, cool!

[$49.99 Amazon]

Home Style Stealer: An Eclectic And Slightly Boho Living Room!

So far during 7 Days To A Prettier Place week, we’ve already show you how to copycat a girly and modern home office and a serene and tranquil bedroom. Moving on to the living room — arguably the center of any home, regardless of size — I wanted to steal the style of something a littttttle more eclectic. I gave myself a serious challenge with this room, so while it’s not exact, I think I got the vibe right on. It’s all about lots of colorful throw pillows, a faux Persion rug, some modern-ish pieces of furniture, and that dang deer head. Keep reading »

Where Are We Living?: Amelia’s Apartment!

Where Are We Living?: Amelia
Since it’s The Frisky’s 7 Days To A Prettier Place week, we’re showing off our humble abodes. Mine is humble in many ways, but absolutely wonderful in others. For starters, it is on the petite side; like Kate’s, my place clocks in at around 450 square feet, although it’s laid out like a studio rather than a one bedroom. I have to say, it’s all the space I actually need. Sure, I would like to have an indoor hammock and a kitchen with decent counter space and a clawfoot bathtub, but considering it’s just me and little Lucca, our south-facing apartment with views of all three bridges is pretty damn sweet. So, allow me to welcome you into my apartment. Get comfortable, stay awhile, would you like a Diet Coke?

10 Rad & Easy DIY Home Projects

Whether you’re one to dive into weekend projects with enthusiasm and a power drill or prefer to admire others’ industriousness from afar, Do-It-Yourself projects are always a good source of creative inspiration. From homemade clocks to suitcase coffee tables, we’ve rounded up of some of the coolest (and cheapest!) DIY projects the Internet has to offer… Keep reading »

Where Are We Living?: Kate’s Apartment!

Where Are We Living?: Kate
Hey folks. Since it’s The Frisky’s 7 Days To A Prettier Place week, we thought we’d each take you into our apartments and show you, uh, where the magic happens. So, welcome to my humble abode! The first thing most people notice when they walk into my place is that the walls are very, very bright—my living room (the South Wing*) is Kelly Green and my bedroom (the North Wing) is Rocky Mountain Blue. When I first told my parents I was planning on painting my apartment such vivid colors, they wanted to stage an intervention. But even they have to admit that it looks pretty cool, since I used kept the inset molding white. Gotta use the architecture in a place, no?

I am in love with this West Elm lamp, which adds a lot of style for $149. I found my coffee table on the street—I just sanded it, tightened the screws and painted it black.

*This is a joke because my entire apartment is 450 square feet. But, hey, it feels like a palace to me because until two years ago, I lived in a 250 square foot studio.

Home Style Stealer: A Sleek Home Office With Pops Of Color!

One of our favorite pastimes is drooling over what we call “interior design porn,” fantasizing about the day in which we, too, will have, say, a sunroom in our massive palatial estate. Until then, however, we aspire to spruce up the homes we’ve got, which is why all this week, we’ll be showing you how to prettify your place. One of the features we’ll be kickstarting with is a home decor twist on “Style Stealer,” in which we attempt to replicate the look and feel of rooms we think look super cozy and chic — but at a fraction of the cost of what the original owner probably paid. After the jump, find out how to get the look of this sleek and bright home office! Keep reading »

Frame Your Favorite Book

Some books mean so much to us — and have such pretty covers — that we want to draw more attention to them beyond just lining them up on a book shelf. This clever book picture frame as both a way to store your favorite tomes and display them as wall art. And wouldn’t the easy access come in handy the next time you have a desperate need to quote, say, Atticus Finch’s advice to Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird or read a sex scene out loud from Jackie Collins’ Lucky? Okay, maybe that last one is just something we would do — during a dinner party, for example — but you get the point. What books would you frame?

[$20.00 Uncommon Goods]

Reader Call Out: Random Single Gal Snack Recipes!

Earlier this week, our marketing coordinator, knowing my favorite pastime is cooking/eating, sent me an excited email about the snack she invented one particularly hungry afternoon. “So, in the past week strawberries have been amazing,” she wrote. “I decided to put a smear of fresh goat cheese on a Nilla Wafer and topped it with half a strawberry — it was AMAZING. Like a tiny cheese cake without any of the work!” This got me thinking that A) I need to buy some strawberries at the farmer’s market this weekend (my fridge is always stocked with goat cheese) and B) this would be a great introduction for my first request for reader submissions for our “Random Single Gal Recipes” feature. So, {encode=”amelia@thefrisky.com” title=”Email me”} your favorite snack recipe — Dips! Mini-quesadillas! Other tiny edibles! — and I’ll post my favorites next week. (For reference, “bag of Fritos” does not count, but “Frito Pie” does.) Get ready nom-nom. Keep reading »

Bring The Tropics Home

The other day, I was at a friend’s house and excused myself to use her loo. A minute later — I’m a quick pee-er — I emerged with one question: “What is that smell?” I meant it in a positive way — I was completely intoxicated by the vaguely fruity odor of her lavatory. I think we can all agree that delighting in the smell of someone’s evacuation station is unusual and I had to know how to replicate the experience at home. The delightful aroma turned out to be Archipelago’s mandarin guava-scented home diffuser, which emits its subtly yummy-scent for several months. Close your eyes and you’ll feel like you’re tinkling on a tropical island.

[$35.00 Shop Laura Paul]
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