Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Design (& Life!) Lessons from a Forever Renter

My name is Jessica and I’m a serial renter. I first dipped my toe in the proverbial musky beige carpet in 2007, signing the lease on an affordable two-bedroom unit in Riverside, California. While I’ve only lived in three places throughout my 10 years as a renter, I’ve run the gamut of roommates, ugly permanent fixtures, and term lengths (my current stint finally being in an actual stand-alone house in Los Angeles), and as someone who loves design, I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. It’s a renters world and gone are the days of treating your rental like the purgatory of housing. Here are some ways you can (and should) stop seeing your place as a rental and start making it the home of your dreams (according to my own experiences).

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Amazon Freaked a Whole Bunch of People Out With a Baby Registry Email

Emails from Amazon are usually good things: Your order has shipped, someone sent you a gift card, and the like. Tuesday afternoon, however, one email sent to multiple customers by mistake had people scratching their heads and questioning whether the online retail giant knew something they didn’t.

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How To Make an Origami Fortune Teller — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

15 Small Bathrooms that are Big on Style

These Are The Best Kitchen Shelves from IKEA — Kitchn

Clever Collection Ideas to Steal from a Vintage Lover's Home

Ana and German make use of almost every wall, nook, and cranny in their dreamy Buenos Aires country home. In their case, it’s almost necessary, as friends constantly bring them flea market finds as gifts, and Ana is always searching high and low for vintage treasures. The couple’s home perfectly illustrates that displaying collectibles doesn’t mean the space has to appear jumbled or messy; their home is charming and harmonious. Best of all, these beautiful, collected vignette ideas can be implemented into almost any space — big or small.

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from http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/collection-displaying-inspiration-249924
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Attack the Source: 10 Simple Ways to Prevent Clutter — September Sweep

It’s hump day! In spite of the hum-drum of the mid-week, let’s do something a little unexpected and pivot a bit on our usual decluttering.

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