If you look through the listings on Airbnb and think, “these are nice, but they aren’t quite enough black turtleneck-ish,” then I have the site for you. It’s called Plans Matter, and it’s an Airbnb-type short-term rental site, only all the homes for rent have been vetted by real life fancy architects. That means you could stay in a genuine Frank Lloyd Wright house for a couple hundred bucks a night, take a ton of photos of yourself lounging around the priceless home, and then use them forever in all your online dating profiles. (When your confused date sees your basement apartment for the first time, you can be like, “oh, this is just a place I rent to keep me humble.”) … THERE’S AN AIRBNB FOR ARCHITECT NERDS, AND THE LISTINGS ARE INCREDIBLE
The sun’s been out, the grass is greener, and there have even been a few storms rolling through. Summer, following spring, is a season for growth. A season where you can see the fruits of your labor (quite literally) come through in home-grown gardens featuring everything from herbs to fruits to veggies to flowers that are just down-right easy on the eyes. Not to mention the indoor potential with all that sunlight — succulents, air plants, and more…oh my! … HELLO, GARDENING SEASON: GARDENING STORES AROUND THE DISTRICT
Everything that was fashionable once will be fashionable again, right? That’s the theory – and there are few exceptions. If you need proof, see wide leg cropped pants (hey seventies, we missed you!), crimped hair that I was never ready to let go of when in came and went in the nineties, thick eyebrows, and more that are blazing the trail back into style from their hiding place in trend’s past. While there are no shoulder pads to dodge in home décor style, the here today, gone tomorrow, back again later life-cycle of fashion still holds up. So what’s the latest comeback story? Wallpaper. … NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S WALLPAPER: WHERE TO BUY TODAY’S TRENDS
Whether you’ve lived in your home for many years or you just moved in last weekend, you may struggle with decorating. You might wonder why the homes you see in magazines and online always look so beautiful while yours seems to look blah or humdrum.