The 4 Best Paint Colors for a Rental, According to An Interior Designer

Arlyn Hernandez, the editorial director at design company Style by Emily Henderson, is well acquainted with the dingy walls that often come with rental homes. At best, they’re dull. At worst, they’re stained and scuffed. And the one thread that ties them all together? The hesitancy renters can feel about making an easy fix: painting. […]

$5ish Decor Touches That Really Tie the Room Together

I’ve always said that if you hate natural light, space, and keeping your money, New York is a fabulous place to rent a home. (I was once shown a bedroom which had no windows, and “probably enough space” for a single bed—if you’re reading this and thinking that this bedroom sounds exactly like a corridor, […]

11 Very Pretty Amazon Home Goods That Won’t Break the Bank

As a serial renter—I must be on my tenth apartment, by now—I’m always itching for new pieces of furniture and decor to “complete” the space. And while I’m fully willing to invest in certain pieces I know I’ll keep for the long haul, when it comes to space-specific finishings (hi, pendant lights that won’t look […]

11 Clever Ways to Store Your Many, Many Cookbooks

Here’s a cautionary tale: Until very recently, I used to keep my (ahem, not small) cookbook collection lined up between two baskets of produce. One fateful day, the weight of all those books pushed the basket off the shelf, sending onions rolling everywhere. I recovered my cookbooks, but the onions were goners. Like any small […]

Alice Waters’ Daughter’s Favorite Candy—& a Look Around Her Family Home

Welcome to My Life at Home, where we slow down for just a minute to share a glimpse into the lives of food lovers we’d love to get to know better. Kick off your shoes and get comfy! Hello, Fanny! Photo by Daniel Dent Fanny Singer, the daughter of legendary food pioneer Alice Waters, has […]