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Summer is finally here and the days keep getting warmer and warmer. The flowers and plant life some of us tend outdoors are beaming under the intensity of the sun, while we often retreat to a cool spot indoors. Full of vitamin D and maybe a chilled glass of water, we try our best to not forget about those...
  It isn’t easy to find a man helping his wife in the home improvement projects, especially if they hold a notable title. However, for Mark and Blythe Harris, that isn’t the case. Mark is a chief executive and founder of a tech-based law firm, Axiom Law. Blythe is also a senior...
Before Julia and I left Brooklyn behind, we managed to score the very last farmhouse sink that Ikea had in the New York area. We had no idea, but when I mentioned on Instagram that we installed one, I was besieged by emails from people across the state asking to buy it out of our house. If I didn’t know they were so...
Seasoned stylist and author Tim Neve is a Novocastrian– which he tells us is what you call someone who hails from Newcastle, Australia. Not only did being a local aid in him being so prepared to design and style the interiors of  The Beach Hotel (a revamped 1920s space that is now a local seaside-spot to catch shows, meet up for drinks,...
  From the historic, strikingly sumptuous chateaux celebrating France’s La Belle Epoque, to the famously chic Paris apartments and the minimalist, distinctively bucolic stone cottages nestled in the heart of nature, French interiors have never shied away from stylistically declaring their love affair with timeless refinement, exquisite taste and distinct flair. True...
Growing up, I was obsessed with breakfast nooks. One of my best friends’ had a great one covered in 70s-era wood paneling and it felt like the coziest place in the world to settle in for some pancakes in pajamas. Breakfast nooks are still one of the parts of home tours that grab me the fastest and I love...
  Haven’s Kitchen founder Alison Cayne, mom of five kids, has a haven to call her own right in her West Village townhouse. She has brought to life real-estate dreams and what one can only imagine in a five-storey structure endowed with a turn of the century interior. Inspired by her creative...
Before I started Design*Sponge, I knew little to nothing about basic home materials. I had only ever been a renter, so I knew more about wood paneling, linoleum and fake terra cotta tile than anything else. But after publishing thousands of homes here over the past 13 years, I’ve gotten to see some exciting materials and options that I never knew...
While we’d love to be escaping to a tropical one at the moment, today we’re talking about the kitchen variety of islands. Kitchen islands can be great for having extra space to spread out onto, for having a place for someone to sit and keep you company, to continue the style of your home, or even to house additional...
  This urban loft style apartment is a prime example of how to properly combine country chic with contemporary vogue. The wood accents deliver a homey nuance that is quite inviting while providing structure and convenient organization. Mixing wood accents against white walls and additional décor provides the home with a relaxed...