Name: Kristy Degina
Location: Hollywood, California
Size: 550 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 4 years
Kristy is a merchandising manager at Crate & Barrel Beverly Hills who shares her Hollywood studio apartment with two cuddly canine roommates. She’s made the most of her small space by incorporating big, bold statement pieces into a minimal black-and-white color palette. A street artist on the side, Kristy’s ever-growing, rotating collection of original canvases are also on display, layered throughout the house.
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from waaaay over here —> An Artist’s Bold Black & White Hollywood Studio Loft — House Tour
Mirrors do so much with so little: a flat plane of glass increases light, adds the illusion of more space, and provides intriguing reflections and perspectives. And that’s just a plain mirror—add flowers, wires, starbursts, and lights, and you’ve got something really special. The only problem is, these room heavy hitters can pack both a decorative and budget punch, so to ease the search for a wallet-friendly find, we picked our 10 favorites under $100.
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from waaaay over here —> From Practical to Just-Plain-Pretty: 10 Mirrors $100 and Under — All About the Benjamins
Artistic pursuits are a wonderful thing…until you find yourself stuck in a serious rut. If writers get writer’s block, do decorators get decorator’s block? Of course they do, and you probably do, too. If your house has stalled out and become a total design bore because you just can’t seem to break free of being in the doldrums (or even if you’re just in the mood for something new), try these seven tips and techniques to awaken the creative beast within.
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from waaaay over here —> Stalemate: 7 Ideas to Try When You Feel Like Your House is in a Design Rut
Ashley’s one room cabin was in need of some style to make it feel like a spot worth running away to. The changes are pretty impressive (be sure to check out the ceiling) and get super impressive when you find out all of the projects were DIY!
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from waaaay over here —> Before & After: Gussying Up a Get Away Cabin
Here’s a small space that’s both beautiful, and, thanks to some creative furniture choices, incredibly functional. This apartment’s main room can serve, by turns, as an office, a living room, a bedroom, or a dining room with a table that seats six.
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from waaaay over here —> 4 Rooms in One: A Tiny Transforming Small Space — Bo Bedre