• Home Design

    14 Women-Owned Shops Shifting the Home and Design Space in America

    You don’t have to be a certified shopping expert to understand that no retail experience would be possible without the humans running the whole operation. When you choose to support a small business, your purchase is making an even bigger impact on the lives of the people behind them. So often shop owners go uncredited for their labor of love at the expense of staying humble and focused on the grind. We know that with a great eye comes even greater responsibility and want to celebrate some of the women who have been on our radar. These 13 design retailers are bringing new life and meaning to homes across the…

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  • Garden Design

    Japanese Gardens Bridge Indoor, Outdoor Space

    Japanese-style gardens first gained attention in the United States at the 1893 world exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Over 120 years later, they continue to be a great part of American garden design. Today, there are more than 200 Japanese-style public gardens in the country, the North American Japanese Garden Association reports. Japanese-style gardens bring together indoor and outdoor spaces, says Asher Browne of New Jersey. He creates Japanese-like gardens for people in the United States. He did his training in Kyoto, Japan. “One reason that gardens are so successful in Japan is that the house-garden relationship is set up to be so integrated,” Browne said. He added that gardens surround…

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  • Living Room Decoration

    How to Marie Kondo Your WFH Space, If It’s Taken Over Your Living Room

    Working from home has completely changed our living spaces. Whether we’ve spent time hunting for the most comfortable chairs, daydreaming about Louis Vuitton’s compact secretary desk, or scrounging for any work table that won’t take up too much square footage, we have all made adjustments—some having a less than ideal impact on our home’s design. Marie Kondo, the patron saint of minimizing the stress of interiors, is here to help, though. Just as many of us were settling into our newfound home offices in April of 2020, Kondo’s most recent book, Joy at Work, was released. The question of a tidy workspace has become much more pressing since Kondo wrote…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    5 Kitchen Design Ideas for a Cleaner, Greener Space

    When it comes to finding fresh kitchen design ideas, we could spend an age scrolling through the Niche Interiors Instagram—a stunning mood board of sun-drenched coffee nooks, swanky cocktail bars, and dreamy Californian dining rooms. Mastermind behind the account and namesake business is owner and principal designer Jennifer Jones, whose signature style seamlessly blends restrained elegance, family-friendly playfulness, and an unwavering commitment to sustainability. In addition to running San Francisco–based Niche Interiors since 2007, she’s a LEED-accredited professional, ambassador for the Sustainable Furnishing Council, and a founding member of the Good Future Design Alliance. Here Jones shares five kitchen design ideas for building a sustainable (and chic) space. Photography by…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    5 Kitchen Decor Ideas To Give You the Cozy Cook Space of Your Dreams

    Sure, our kitchens are there first and foremost for their utilitarian purpose: making meals for the family. But the fact is, our kitchens are so much more than just functional cook spaces. They’re the hub of our homes. We gather in the kitchen with our family and friends during holidays and celebrations. We bake cookies with our kids, mix drinks with our partners, and even craft on our countertops. So shouldn’t this space reflect all the warm and wonderful things going on inside? If your kitchen has been feeling more utilitarian than cozy lately, keep reading. We dug up five trending decor looks on Instagram to help you bring some…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    15 teenage bedroom ideas to make decorating a teen’s space simple

    Coming up with stylish teenage bedroom ideas and designing a room that they love and you approve of can be… tricky. Anything to do with teenagers can be tricky. You want to create a space that reflects their tastes and interests, still is slightly in keeping with the rest of the house, and has longevity so you won’t find yourself redecorating every year until they (hopefully) move out. It’s a lot to ask of a room, and it’s a lot to ask of you and your teen to make these design decisions without inspiration or guidance. But luckily, we have you covered with loads of cool spaces that can help…

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