Posts tagged "shelterpop"

Check Out These Get-Ready-For-Fall Cleaning Tips

It’s almost that time again! Leaves change colors, sweaters come out of hiding and your home is begging for a good clean. We asked readers and friends to share their best cleaning and organizing ideas for fall. We’ve got a baker’s dozen of our favorites.

1. Watch what you wear: “It sounds silly, but…

By: Stylelist Home / August 28, 2011

What The Location Of Your Mess Says About You (And How To Fix It)

We’ve learned what a mess says about you, but have you considered the impact of where that mess is located? Author and environmental psychologist Sally Augustin, PhD, sheds some light on this surprising revelation. (And yes, we’ve learned lots from this!)…

By: Stylelist Home / August 21, 2011

The Most Ridiculous Home-Related Fights

Over at The Nest, they’re collecting their users’ most ridiculous fights. And what I noticed (aside from a serious trend of couple’s food issues): So many of these are caused by everyday home occurences. Not that I can’t relate. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to fighting over the TV volume, folding the laundry,…

By: Stylelist Home / July 24, 2011

Our Picks: Top 5 Flea Markets In The Country

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…

By: Stylelist Home / July 2, 2011

Would You Decorate With Your Own Face?

There’s even a name for it: Autodecorating. And Gawker’s calling out the worst offenders: Along with Lindsay and Paris, Kanye West, Padma Lakshmi and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”‘s Kim Zolciak are guilty of filling their houses with paintings, photos and — most notoriously — pillows with their likenesses. Now, I kind of understand celebrities’…

By: Stylelist Home / June 25, 2011

Are You Guilty Of Housesnarking?

I’ll admit: I ended a friendship based on their comments about a chair cushion.

It was my housewarming party: 15 people swirling through my new apartment among perfectly-fluffed throw pillows and newly painted lavender walls. I’d pulled things together in two weeks, just before my birthday so that I could celebrate the new place…

By: Stylelist Home / May 8, 2011

Sleeping On The Couch

I yawn, rest my head on my pillow, roll on my side and close my eyes. “Knee,” I say to my husband. He flutters his eyes open and grunts an “I’m sleeping” noise. “Your knee, my love, is jabbing into my back. Can you move it?” As he readjusts his position, he rests his arm…

By: Stylelist Home / April 17, 2011

I Love My Boyfriend. His Stuff? Not So Much.

I should have been satisfied when my boyfriend agreed to get rid of his forest-green pleather couch — with matching love seat! — before we started living together. But I wasn’t. I’d finally gotten my apartment just the way I wanted it. It was a carefully curated nest of thrifted furniture and vintage Pyrex. Every…

By: Stylelist Home / April 3, 2011

How Moving (And Redecorating!) Changed My Life

It began, as so many great New York love stories do, with an ad on Craigslist. I wasn’t seeking a man, but an apartment, and this one sounded ideal: A charming studio in a former carriage house located in the heart of Chelsea. And then, two words that can stop any city girl’s heart: Courtyard…

By: Stylelist Home / March 27, 2011

10 Cleaning-Obsessed Celebrities

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.

By: Stylelist Home / February 20, 2011

How To Improve Your Love Life Through Feng Shui

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 relationshi…

By: Stylelist Home / December 5, 2010

How To Get Carrie Bradshaw’s Bedroom For Less

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…

By: Stylelist Home / November 27, 2010

How To Do A Sexy Bedroom Makeover

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…

By: Stylelist Home / November 20, 2010

A Home Makeover That Will Rev Up Your Sex Life

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…

By: Stylelist Home / November 17, 2010

Design Sponge’s Grace Bonney Shows Off Her Favorite Room

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 …

By: Stylelist Home / October 24, 2010

How To Move In Together — And Deal With His Stuff

I should have been satisfied when my boyfriend agreed to get rid of his forest-green pleather couch — with matching love seat! — before we started living together. But I wasn’t. I’d finally gotten my apartment just the way I wanted it. It was a carefully curated nest of thrifted furniture and vintage Pyrex. Every…

By: Stylelist Home / October 16, 2010

How To Transform Your Kitchen With A Can Of Paint

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 upo…

By: Stylelist Home / September 25, 2010

The 5 Best Flea Markets In The U.S.

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…

By: Stylelist Home / September 19, 2010

How To Give Your Bedroom A (Tastefully) Sexy Makeover

Looking to stage your own bedroom makeover? Take the opportunity to.create a space that’s sexy — without being cheesy. There’s no rose petals or satin sheets in this bedroom makeover but can promise that these ideas will make your master bedroom feel more like a destination rather than just another room in the house. Read

By: Stylelist Home / September 18, 2010

Take A Peek Into Fashion Designers’ Closets

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is packed with inspirational runway shows and enviable front-row outfits. Safe to say, this is a week where everyone involved is spending a lot of time in their closets. So to celebrate the fun, we’re sharing a few of our favorite designer closets, courtesy of ELLE DECOR! Check out these closet…

By: Stylelist Home / September 12, 2010
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