House Crush

Affordable Art for the Nature-Lover

Our garden design assistant Lauren Dunec Hoang is getting ready to move into a new place and asked me where to find affordable art to fill those bare walls. Lauren, I GET YOU. Someday we’ll both have the cash to throw behind a more serious collection, but there are still great options for less than $100.

5 Ideas for Decorating with Recyclables from the San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Yesterday I toured San Francisco’s 38th annual Decorator Showcase. I saw the wacky, the inspired, and everything in between–and a remarkable amount of features using recycled materials. Don’t believe a high-end home could have this much reuse? Check the photo evidence below, then tell me which is your favorite.

How to Choose Paint for Furniture

  It seems like every home makeover includes at least one piece of painted furniture. (Want proof? See this great dining chair before and after from our April issue.) So I experimented to see what kind of paint gives the best results—and then filmed it so we could all learn together. Watch the video below!

World’s First Tiny House Hotel Thrives in Portland

Soaking up unique experiences is an essential part of traveling. In Portland, wander-lusters can do just that at Caravan, the world’s first, tiny house hotel. Small-living enthusiasts, Kol Peterson and Deb Delman, launched the creative community in 2013 in an urban lot within Portland’s Alberta Arts District.