home decor
Apparently there are certain things one's home must have in order to make it a "grown-up" home. I don't have any of them.

Jul 31, 2014 at 3:30pm | 248 comments

home decor
I like to think of it as a collective recycling program, a form of city kinship that often turns up just the thing you’ve been looking for.

Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00pm | 180 comments

For me, it's a butt. With tentacles.

Jul 13, 2014 at 9:00am | 140 comments

home decor
I've figured out some inexpensive yet fancy ways to personalize your homestead.
elizabeth street
Tight living quarters are part and parcel of city living, and thankfully there's a plethora of space-saving ideas for small bedrooms that make your sleeping den livable.

Jan 15, 2014 at 2:30pm | 132 comments

home decor
AKA how to group your random junk and memorabilia so it looks intentional.
The power of positive thinking saved me from vomiting in a car, and it can help you too.
home decor
Because you don't have to be an owner to upgrade your flat.
Because Reclaim is the fourth R in green décor.

Feb 18, 2014 at 6:00pm | 85 comments

Posting a picture of the princess bed that I currently sleep in is how I got to writing about décor for xoJane in the first place.
home decor
I knew futons. I knew Ikea. I wanted that thing that when someone stepped foot in your place, they immediately knew that it was your place.

Jul 3, 2013 at 10:30am | 77 comments

I am putting things that are not CDs on old CD shelves and things that are not computers on old computer desks. IT IS FURNITURE ANARCHY.
My top noir picks for decor, fashion and everything in between.
diy life
Turns out, five years of buying cheap college furniture and accepting all sorts of hand-me-downs does NOTHING for grown up apartment aesthetic.
home decor
I redecorate my house almost as often as I switch up my taste in clothes.
Take $5.99 string lights, add clear blue plastic disposable shot glasses or Dixie Cups or vintage tin Jell-O molds and make like Eddie Murphy's girl in 1985 and party all the time.
Who knew Diane Keaton would be responsible for inspiring me to rethink and redesign my small but meaningful home library?
home decor
Some people chose themes like 'the ocean' as their inspiration. Other people choose 'testicles.'
home decor
I offer this story as a cautionary tale, to dispel the pizzazz of 2-day HGTV renovation shows, and give my humble take on what’s appropriate to DIY and what really ought to be left to the pros.

Aug 21, 2012 at 5:00pm | 37 comments

closet organization
That’s it! I’m taking ALL of the credit cards and I’m re-doing my closet.
home decor
Everyone knows Justin Timberlake is adorable and a great singer and a great actor. But did you know he has ridic home decor style, too? Here's how to get the look.
I have twigs in my yard, you have twigs in your yard -- let's make the neighbors think we're weirdos by wandering around picking up the sticks that look the most like antlers. OK?