And really, at the end of the day, it was easy. Honest! With a bit of research—and, okay, a whole lot of planning—a homemade wedding cake is totally achievable, can be a lot of fun for you and your partner, and has the bonus of giving you some serious bragging rights (“Wait, you made this cake!? It’s so good!” –every guest at your future event).
The color palette—one of Kathryn’s favorite parts—give this room a playful feel. For a little extra oomph, Kathryn applied a cheeky-patterned wallpaper from Milton & King on the bottom half of the wall; she painted the upper half a whimsical pink, and divided both sections with white chair rail molding. #beforeandafter #roommakeover
Let’s just say for a moment, however, that money is no object. What dream product would you bring into your home—no holds barred? I posed that question to some of my favorite interior designers, and their answers ranged from the surprisingly practical to the truly outlandish! Read on for their picks.
It’s here! It’s here! The much-anticipated IKEA 2021 catalog is finally hitting the internet, and not a second too soon. This year’s catalog, like those of years past, is full of fab new products, great design, and—of course, of course—smart IKEA hacks. After all, who better to hack IKEA than IKEA? #IKEA
Burnt out on cooking? You’re not alone. When lifestyle maven Gerri Phillips is in a cooking rut, she turns to Blue Apron. They make it fun and easy to get weeknight dinners like Chicken Lo Mein on the table. Read more about their chef-designed recipes and her perfect night in here. #ad
Making a small space functional, comfortable, and sophisticated is a challenge, and even the tiniest of design decisions can make a big difference. Luckily, the 2021 IKEA catalog is filled to the brim with small space organizing solutions that maximize areas while making them look mindfully designed. Here are nine of the best tips pulled right from the digital pages. #ikea
John and Fin Kernohan are founders of the United Tiny House Association and owners of the Beloved Cabin Tiny House Homestead & Stay. They have 16 acres nestled in Georgia’s Lake Country near Lake Oconee, and they own three tiny houses, a yurt, a skoolie, community houses, an outdoor bathing area, a custom-built dog run and separate catio, as well as other structures.
Classic dream house features can be possible with the insider knowledge of designers and DIY experts like Maziarski, Alexandra Gater, Raili Clasen, and Gina Gutierrez, and they’re lending their tips for achieving eight spaces on a budget. Here’s how to make everything from a movie theater to a wine cellar, library, and more possible, no matter your budget.
Some financial experts became experts because of the mistakes they made in the past. Events that caused hardship turned into lessons for their futures. Ahead, three personal finance experts describe the one event that transformed their financial lives, and the lessons they learned along the way. #finance
Bree Contreras also finds the ability to travel and take your home with you very appealing, and completely renovated this 1970s Class C RV they named “Hottie.” For Bree, an RV was also a way to get out of “years paying exorbitant rent to live close to my bougie ass corporate job (that I hated),” they wrote on their blog, Life With Bree. #vanlife
I talked to DIY card makers, design experts, stationery brands—even a photographer and health expert to make sure you book photo shoots the safe way—to get the best tips for doing your holiday cards this year. And with 2020 being unlike any other year due to the pandemic, there are some need-to-knows on safety, mail delays, and overall trends to help make the process go smoothly.