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. […]

The Timeless Cookware Our Staff Loves So Much They Collect It

With its attractive, retro shapes and charming wooden accents, Dansk Kobenstyle cookware—an icon of Danish mid-century modern design—is the kind to elicit heart-eyed emojis everywhere. Originally designed by Jens Quistgaard in the 1950s, Dansk has seen little-to-no reason to edit its aesthetic over time, despite being quite difficult to manufacture—in fact, its production was temporarily […]

7 Indoor Plants That Are Near-Impossible to Kill

With all the gorgeous, plant-filled interior spaces I’ve seen lately, it seems like any room could benefit from a little greenery. Even science says so: NASA’s famous Clean Air study shows that certain indoor plants can provide a natural way of removing toxins like formaldehyde and ammonia from the air. Other research shows that just […]

A Stain-Removing Trick So Clever, You’ll Never Forget It

Summer is the season of enjoying with abandon: sun-warm raspberries, eaten by the handful; popsicles from an ice cream truck, dripping down your arm. But that also makes it prime time for stains. Like, blueberry pie remnants on a tablecloth, or red wine dribbled on your white tee shirt. And, of course, there’s the risk […]

We Thought It Couldn’t Get Worse—Then, the Bed Bugs Arrived

We spend a lot of time at Food52 offering up ways to improve your home life, with inspiration for cooking, handsome home goods, and tips to keep it a beautiful, organized, welcoming sanctuary. We don’t spend a lot of time on the realities of home ownership. Well, buckle up—that’s about to change. In Where the […]

$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, […]