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Before & After: A Family Home Goes from Cavernous to Cozy — Professional Project

It’s not a problem that many people have in New York, but this Tribeca apartment was almost too big. Sans furniture, the side-by-side living rooms seemed intimidating and cavernous. Plus, the unusual proportions of the space, with windows sitting almost on the floor, made furnishing it tricky. So the homeowners called in Homepolish designer Alec Holland , who transformed the space into a cozy family home, using tricks that anybody can utilitze in a room that feels just a little too large.

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Posted on Nov 18, 2017

5 Things Not To Worry About While House Hunting (and One Unexpected Thing You Probably Should)

It happens every few weeks. I turn on House Hunters (yes, I know it’s allegedly fake , let me be) to watch lucky couples pick out some real estate, and within minutes I’m sighing in frustration and yelling at the screen. “I’m not crazy about this red,” whines one young wife, “I hate that chandelier,” says her husband. Do you see what I’m driving at? They’re focused on all the wrong things!

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Posted on Oct 31, 2017

Design Master Class: 6 Pro Tricks to Know When Arranging Your Room

One-click online shopping and free shipping has made the whole furniture buying process seem super easy and accessible. But what happens when you start unboxing pieces and realize you have absolutely no idea where to put them—or worse, whether they’ll even work with the rest of what’s in your room? Arranging furniture is really an art form, but the good news is there are several guidelines you can follow to help you figure out the process. Let these six expert tips be your starting point in setting up your ideal space, whether you’re working with hand-me-downs or starting from scratch.

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Posted on Oct 23, 2017

How to Set Up Your Living Room (Without a Focus on the TV)

These days, we tend to arrange living rooms with one thing in mind: making sure everyone can see the TV. But what’s ideal for television watching is often less than ideal for another time-honored living room pastime: conversation. In this post, I’m focusing on living room arrangements that are less amphitheater, and more intimate, cozy spots where you can have a lovely fireside chat (and maybe also fit a television, too).

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Posted on Oct 17, 2017

Find Your Best Bedroom Layout with a King-Sized Bed — Layout Lessons

In this space planning series, Layout Lessons, we’ll be exploring layout options for different bed sizes within various shaped bedrooms because things can get tricky sometimes. We tapped Eleanor Büsing, a contributing writer for Apartment Therapy and an interior designer in her own right, for her expert opinion on the matter. Here, how to deal when only a King bed will do.

We spend approximately one third of our lives sleeping, so it goes without saying that our bedrooms are an important room in our homes. They’re also storage areas and often working spaces as well, creating layout issues. Furthermore, not every size and style of bed works for every lifestyle, and neither do they necessarily work with the space in our homes.

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Posted on Oct 14, 2017

Be Your Own Designer: 10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living Room

Our living rooms wear a lot of hats: we watch TV, entertain friends, have conversations and spend time reading in them. Sometimes they double as home offices, playrooms for kids or even dining rooms, too. With all these considerations, it can be tricky to decide how best to arrange this area, but thinking about the feeling you’d like the space to convey in combination with how you’ll spend time there is a solid way to start. Here are 10 living room layout ideas to get those creative wheels spinning.

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Posted on Sep 20, 2017

Find Your Best Bedroom Layout with a Queen-Sized Bed — Layout Lessons

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In this space planning series, Layout Lessons, we’ll be exploring layout options for different bed sizes within various shaped bedrooms because things can get tricky sometimes. We tapped Eleanor Büsing, a contributing writer for Apartment Therapy and an interior designer in her own right, for her expert opinion on the matter. To kick things off, let’s start with the classic Queen.

We spend approximately one third of our lives sleeping, so it goes without saying that our bedrooms are an important room in our homes. They’re also storage areas and often working spaces as well, creating layout issues. Furthermore, not every size and style of bed works for every lifestyle, and neither do they necessarily work with the space in our homes.

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Posted on Sep 15, 2017

5 New Yorkers Who Made the Most of Seriously Small Apartments

I never fail to be impressed by the ingenuity of city dwellers living in itty bitty teeny tiny spaces. Especially now that I’m shopping for apartments in New York, and all I can think is… where do you put the furniture? Here are five apartments belonging to real New Yorkers who have solved that problem in creative ways, and managed to squeeze a lot of living out of a little space.

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Posted on Aug 24, 2017

These Unusual Kitchens Have One Really Good Thing Going For Them

We’ve written posts before dedicated to tiny kitchens, but this post is dedicated to a particular kind of tiny kitchen: the kind that only takes up one wall. It’s a departure from the average —a U, galley shape, or even an L-shaped kitchen — and while it abandons the traditional wisdom of the work triangle, it does have certain advantages. Besides occupying limited space, the one wall kitchen, because it hugs the wall, is a good option to avoid breaking up an open floorplan comprising a kitchen, dining space, and living room. And the space that isn’t occupied by extra cabinets is perfect for a dining table, or even a bar. Let’s take a look.

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Posted on Aug 21, 2017

The 10 Worst Things About Renting (And How to Deal with Them)

I just got the chance to see a friend’s new house, and the conversation during the visit turned to owning vs. renting. True to the “grass is greener” maxim, we each had bad things to say about our current situation. But while I complained about my white walls and tiny kitchen, her comments about the best parts of renting (namely, the fact that I’m not on the hook if the A/C breaks) gave me a little extra impetus to enjoy not owning a home for at least a little while longer.

Yes, there are a lot of bad things about renting, but there are just as many ways to turn it around and make the most of your apartment.

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Posted on Jul 29, 2017

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