Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This Modern Boston Carriage House Has the Dreamiest Sunroom Ever — House Tour

Name: Melissa Miranda and Ulises Serret, their son Alex, and cats Tammy and Siddharta
Location: Harrison Hill — Boston, Massachusetts
Size: 2,400 square feet
Years lived in: 7 years; Owned

Nearly a decade ago, interior designer Melissa Miranda moved into her now-husband's home in the Harrison Hill area of Dorchester in Boston. Ulises Serret, a builder and developer, originally purchased and renovated the single-family home that has since undergone numerous makeovers to reflect this dynamic duo's combined aesthetic. So, what do you get when an interior designer and her builder husband take on renovating a grand Victorian carriage house? An open plan layout with spacious rooms, soaring ceilings and plenty of natural light for their happy plants, all of which help the interior feel like a retreat from the bustling city of Boston that is just outside the home's doorstep.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/house-tour-a-modern-boston-house-with-a-sunroom-229389

A Historic Denver Bungalow Survives Fire & Neglect to be Lovingly Restored — House Call

Name: Jay
Location: Montclair — Denver, Colorado
The basics: 5 years, owned | 2,000 square feet

Jay's 110 year old bungalow has quite the history. Once a modest house amongst flashier homes, it has weathered different misfortunes and poor design choices to land in Jay's hands. Jay and his partner are investing time, love and labor into restoring the home to its former glory.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/a-historic-denver-bungalow-survives-fire-amp-neglect-to-be-lovingly-restored-244829

This New Bag Lets You Sous Vide Food in Your Washing Machine — Kitchn

Americans Are Spending Less on Clothing & More On Their Homes, Study Says

Home is where the heart is and now, it's where your money goes too, according to a new review of government data.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/americans-are-spending-less-on-clothing-amp-more-on-their-homes-study-says-245243

Dream of Getting Married at an Art Museum? This Couple Did — Real Weddings

Bride & Groom: Martina Kolobara and Shea Slater
Wedding Date: May 21, 2016
Venue: Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska
Number of guests: 250

They say that the best thing about having a big wedding is being surrounded by all the people (and things) you love. And in this Nebraska couple's case, that includes a couple of pups and a whole museum full of modern art.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/real-wedding-a-classic-and-elegant-art-museum-wedding-in-omaha-nebraska-244685

A Vintage Design Detail That'll Never Go Out of Style

You've probably seen those pressed tin tiles gracing the ceilings of Victorian-era buildings, but they also look great in all kinds of buildings, and in all kinds of spots besides just the ceiling. Whether you leave them exposed, to add a little shine, or paint them, pressed tin tiles (or panels) might be just the thing to add a little texture — and a little classic style — to your home.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/gorgeous-tin-ceiling-tiles-will-never-go-out-of-style-244416

I Tried It: Goodbye Gross Disposables, Hello Silicone Sponge — Small Shifts: Green Your Clean

In an effort to green their clean routines, some Apartment Therapy staffers are taking on small shifts at home, replacing their usual products and tools with more eco-friendly versions.

Have you ever picked up your kitchen sponge to do the dishes only to find that it smells totally musty? And not only that, but you have no more sponges left. If this has happened to you and all you could think was "there has to be a better way!" fear not, you're not alone in this. I have had full-on existential crises over how germy and gross sponges can get, and throwing them away so often feels totally wasteful. In an effort to be a little more green—and feel a lot less grimy—I decided to try an alternative: the Kuhn Rikon silicone sponge.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/silicone-sponge-scrubber-review-does-it-work-243860