Saturday, October 20, 2018

Here's How Tiny House Dwellers Have Friends Over (with Less Space Than You)

When you live in small space, inviting people over can be tricky—simply for the lack of real estate. There's limited place to prep crudités and even less space for everyone to sit. But if you want to throw a party in a less than lush apartment, a quaint country bungalow, or a trendy container home, there are some space-saving tricks that can make hosting less of a challenge and actually, well, fun.

And who better than to know of these small space entertaining tips than tiny home dwellers? If they can do it, you definitely can too. Here, five tiny house dwellers (and me!) share our tips for hosting an incredible party—even in the smallest of spaces.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/tiny-house-party-host-tips-263677?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Category%2FChannel%3A+Main

The Money-Saving Secret This Former Real Estate Agent Swears By

So—you're searching for an apartment on Craigslist. You click on "housing" and enter your search criteria: min bedrooms, max price, X miles from your zip code of choice, only show ads with pictures—GO! Aaaaaand you've already made a huge mistake.

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A Modern Glam Tribeca Apartment — House Tour Greatest Hit

Name: Kalyn and Todd Chandler
Location: Tribeca — New York, NY
Size: 1,700 square feet
Years lived in: 10 years, owned

When Kalyn moved into her now-husband Todd's apartment, the two were practicing lawyers. Kalyn was unhappy with her busy career, so Todd encouraged her to pursue her passion for design. With that extra push, Kalyn's brand Effie's Paper—a fun and feminine stationery and gift company — was born. Like the brand, Kalyn and Todd's home is filled with a touch of glamour in every corner: the entryway is covered in metallic wallpaper, the dining room is illuminated by ornate chandeliers, and sleek furniture and accents add a shine to the space.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/house-tour-a-modern-glam-amp-luxurious-tribeca-apartment-247643?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Category%2FChannel%3A+Main

Target Sells a Spooky Haunted House for Cats and It’s Under $20

Halloween is just over a week away and everyone is getting into the holiday spirit. People are spending their free time at orchards to pick apples and pumpkins. The fall candles have officially been lit. "Monster Mash" and "This Is Halloween" have been played at least once on everyone's playlist. People aren't the only ones who can get festive for Halloween. Cats can enjoy the holiday too!

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/target-haunted-house-for-cats-263703?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Category%2FChannel%3A+Main

How to Make A Quick Floating Shelf with Invisible Brackets

While traditional shelves definitely have a place in homes (hello, bookshelves!), floating shelves are perfect for displaying collections and holding dishware—without adding the bulk of brackets. If you want to quickly install shelving that holds a significant amount of weight, invisible brackets are the way to go.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/diy-floating-shelves-263372?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Category%2FChannel%3A+Main

This Store Is a Cross Between the Container Store, IKEA, and Target

If you grew up or spent summers in New England, I'm guessing you're familiar with Christmas Tree Shops. If you're not... no, they don't sell Christmas trees, and yes, they're open year-round. Although the company has expanded since my childhood and now has locations in 18 states, there's something purely "New England" about the store, and it's one of my must-stop places whenever I go back to Massachusetts.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/about-christmas-tree-shops-263669?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Category%2FChannel%3A+Main

A Spooky, Kooky Halloween-Ready Home

Name: Jennifer Perkins and husband Chris Boehk along with daughter Tallulah (five years old) and Baxter (three years old).
Location: Shady Hollow Neighborhood — Austin, Texas
Size: 2,900 square feet
Years lived in: Owned 1 year

We shared some of the great Halloween decor ideas we spotted in the home of Jennifer Perkins (crafter, business lady and really rad mom) earlier this month. As promised, we're back with a bigger tour so you can see how all those great decor ideas fit in with Jennifer's colorful everyday style. And though having a dynamically decorated home is a year-round affair for this fun family, Halloween is a special time of year because Jennifer is known for her huge family-friendly annual Halloween party.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/jennifers-spooky-kooky-austin-halloween-home-house-tour-211514?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Category%2FChannel%3A+Main