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Off the Grid, on Maui

“Design your life to include more money, health, and happiness with less stuff, space, and energy.” The mission statement of Graham Hill’s LifeEdited is clearly on display at his new Hawaiian home, featuring wall beds by Clei, modular sofas, and tables from Resource Furniture. As stated in The New York Times: “At 1,000 square feet, […]

Making Room: Housing for a Changing America

In the last 70 years, America has witnessed seismic shifts in the ways people use their homes. In 1950, 43% of all households were nuclear families or married parents with one or more children. Today, that figure is 19%. In 1950, 9% of households consisted of a single person living alone. Today, that number is […]

How To Make the Most of Your Space When Entertaining

You love entertaining, but you haven’t been doing much of it recently because your living space just isn’t made to fit all your loved ones in it. Sound like you? Well, we have some good news. You don’t need a 5,000-square-foot home to host a party. With a little advance planning and attention to detail, […]

Top 10 Vacation Home Design Ideas

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If you have a vacation home, you can bet guests will be sure to follow. Entertaining visitors goes beyond tasty treats and great conversation – it’s about offering them a comfortable and relaxing space to enjoy the company! Here are 10 planning and decorating ideas that create an inviting space for your guests that’ll be sure to […]

How to Find Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Furniture in the Modern World

Interest in sustainable furniture continues to grow as eco-friendly technology, like electric cars, become mainstays in our everyday lives. Green furniture companies are sprouting up in response, producing furniture that is sustainable and eco-friendly for the environmentally-conscious consumer. What Is Green Furniture? Sustainable furniture is based on the closed-loop cycle of recycling. The goal of […]

Wall Bed Style Guide

Wall beds are so much more than simple platforms that fold down from the wall. Modern designs integrate shelving, desks, tables, and seating, so the system maximizes space and functionality. This means that modern Murphy bed design ideas can turn almost any room in your home into a multifunctional space. From varying sizes to a […]

How To Fit Three Kids in 170 Square Feet

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It has become a common situation for young families in urban areas – a couple lives in a home or neighborhood they love, but once they add kids to the equation, space gets tight. This family of five faced the same challenge. Before kids, the couple settled into a two bedroom apartment they adored in […]

Sofa Beds vs. Wall Beds

It takes some creativity to transform a room from crowded to elegant. Furniture is necessary but cumbersome, and beds, in particular, take up most of the floor space in a room — and you’re asleep for most of the time you’re there! Space-saving bed options, such as a Murphy bed or pull-out couch, maximize space […]

Santa Monica Pool House

Nestled in Santa Monica, California, is this warm and relaxed pool house belonging to a family of four — with two young, active kids.  They wanted their home to feel welcoming without the stress of protecting anything precious or worrying about inevitable spills. When defining the direction of the design, Becky Spector of Becky Spector […]