The Container Store Is Having a Sale of Their Most Popular Products

No matter how old I get, I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow the feeling that August is the season for back-to-school shopping (even though I graduated years ago and have no plans to return). Unfortunately, since I’m not a student anymore, all that back-to-school hubbub isn’t really for me—which means it can be hard to […]

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Kitchen & Home

These days you can buy, well, pretty much anything you can think of on Amazon, from high-tech gadgets and comfy leggings to fancy-schmancy blenders and groceries. Which is what makes the company’s annual shopping holiday—Prime Day—so darn exciting. During Prime Day (which has been extended to a whopping two days this year), you can save […]

My Mom Says You’re Taking Care of Your Indoor Plants All Wrong

I call my mom’s house the “plant hospital.” Like many millennials, I love nothing more than a trendy houseplant—yes, I’m looking at you, fiddle leaf fig trees. However, I often get in over my head, purchasing hard-to-look-after plants that quickly decline into critical condition under my care. On the brink of death, these poor plants […]

Our Art Director’s 5 Best Tips for Designing a Dining Room

We’ve partnered with Sherwin-Williams® to share decorating tips for how to transform your dining space and highlight just how easy it is to design the dining space of your dreams. There are certain rooms in any house that just don’t get used as often as the others. For my family, it’s the sitting room I’ve […]

6 Space-Saving Tricks for Tiny Kitchens

My first apartment in San Francisco was a well-lit 1920s studio on California Street that had a kitchen with capacity for roughly three-fourths of one person at a time. The storage space was virtually nonexistent: I had a single, tiny wall of cabinets abutting the stove (rendering one section of shelf inaccessible), and just one […]

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 […]