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Il Buco Vita: Pastels for the Italian Easter Table

Il Buco Vita: Pastels for the Italian Easter Table

We’ve been fans of Il Buco and Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, a duo of restaurants by prop designer turned restaurateur Donna Lennard, for authentic Italian rusticity—and food—in downtown Manhattan for a while now. (See: Il Buco Aliment.. Read More →

Steal This Look: A Noirish Living Room in Coastal Sweden

Steal This Look: A Noirish Living Room in Coastal Sweden

We’ve featured before the remodel of a 19th-century house in Härnösand, Sweden by Sofia Nyman of Skälso Arkitekter. Outside, the wood house is painted blackish-green while inside, inky shades of gray commingle. For those keen on the monochrom.. Read More →

‘The Simple Truth’: An Architect’s Historically Respectful Retreat in Provincetown

‘The Simple Truth’: An Architect’s Historically Respectful Retreat in Provincetown

Built in 1802, the classic gable-front cottage in the Provincetown, MA, had everything Ezra Block and Jimmy Hung were looking for in a seaside retreat: an off-the-beaten-path location (down a quaint oyster-shell-paved lane), a generous flower and .. Read More →

Kitchen of the Week: Seattle Cookbook Author Aran Goyoaga’s Under-Budget Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen of the Week: Seattle Cookbook Author Aran Goyoaga’s Under-Budget Kitchen Remodel

It sounds like a unicorn: a renovation completed on schedule and under budget? And not just a little under budget, but a lot. Intrigued? We were, too. Here’s how it happened. The unlikely remodeling story begins with Aran Goyoaga, a Seattle .. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Robe Hooks

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Robe Hooks

Back in 2010, we made our first appearance on the Martha Stewart Show. The topic? Hardware of course, including robe hooks—an essential part of any organized bathroom. Years later, wall hooks are plenty, but there are so many options to choo.. Read More →

The Modern Menorah:  10 Minimalist Designs for Hanukkah (and More)

The Modern Menorah: 10 Minimalist Designs for Hanukkah (and More)

Menorahs made of bicycle chain, cupcake-shaped menorahs, copper piping menorahs: there’s no shortage of modern options on the market, but finding the ones we’d like to live with takes some searching. In time for Hanukkah—December 22-30 this .. Read More →

Domestic Science: Handmade Brushes from Takada Tawashi

Domestic Science: Handmade Brushes from Takada Tawashi

Practical and pretty: tawashi brushes made from the fibers of the windmill palm have been used in Japan for centuries. For 70 years, Takada’s artisans have been handcrafting tawashi brushes one at a time, using materials harvested from trees cul.. Read More →

A Child during Tragedy – Columbine High School – 20 Years Later.

A Child during Tragedy – Columbine High School – 20 Years Later.

Ive never felt like I am someone who has a good memory. While some can recall just about every moment of elementary school, I feel like most of my memories just mush together. Except for one specific day, that I will never forget. Apri.. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Black Farmhouse Benches

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Black Farmhouse Benches

A black bench—be it blackened by smoke, stain, or oil—evokes the traditional furniture of both American and English farmhouses. Here are our 10 favorites. Above: The Sawkille Co. Ebonized Black Walnut Bench is inspired by the herit.. Read More →

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Plaster

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Plaster

In this week’s installment of 10 Things Nobody Tells You: what to know about the age-old tradition of plaster. Read on: 1. It can contain marble dust or soap made from olives. At its most basic, plaster is a mixture of lime or gypsum, sa.. Read More →

Soapstone Counters: Are They Worth It?

Soapstone Counters: Are They Worth It?

I spent a total of nearly five years as an editor at Martha Stewart magazines—Weddings and, later, Living—and what I remember most about my time there were my colleagues’ copious creative talents and near-religious commitment to good taste a.. Read More →

Steal This Look: A Japanese Bathhouse in a London Mews

Steal This Look: A Japanese Bathhouse in a London Mews

When designer Maureen Doherty called on architect Jonathan Tuckey to renovate the mews next door to her shop, she knew she wanted a bathhouse somewhere in the building. In an unusual move, Tuckey’s team annexed half of the ground floor to creat.. Read More →

Minka in Toronto, a New Online Shop Offering Uncommon Objects for the Home

Minka in Toronto, a New Online Shop Offering Uncommon Objects for the Home

New from John and Juli Baker of Mjolk; an online offshoot of their Toronto shop called Minka offering uncommon goods for the home.  “The name Minka refers to Japanese thatched roof farmhouses, which are constructed from raw materials sourced fr.. Read More →

10 Favorites: Classic Canvas Camp Cots

10 Favorites: Classic Canvas Camp Cots

There was a period a while back when my favorite summer sleeping accommodations were relegated to camping’s dark ages by the emergence of ultra-engineered gear. But for those of us who still prefer canvas, the good old cot is back. And it’s mo.. Read More →

Before/After: A Remodelista’s Refreshed Parlor Floor Flat in Brooklyn Heights, NY

Before/After: A Remodelista’s Refreshed Parlor Floor Flat in Brooklyn Heights, NY

When my husband, Josh, and I told friends we were moving to Brooklyn Heights from our hometown of 20 years, Mill Valley, CA, they were curious. Why would you move to gray, dreary NYC with its punishing winters and hot, humid summers? But with our .. Read More →

Kitchen of the Week: Designer Georgia Ezra’s Modern-Rustic Star Kitchen in Melbourne

Kitchen of the Week: Designer Georgia Ezra’s Modern-Rustic Star Kitchen in Melbourne

Every November for the last 21 years, Australian House & Garden unveils its Top 50 Rooms. A celebration of national talent, the latest list is filled with names we’re familiar with. But the space that most caught our eye, the all-wood Kitchen of.. Read More →

Eco-Chic: 6 Favorite Finds from Ikea’s April Collections

Eco-Chic: 6 Favorite Finds from Ikea’s April Collections

This month, Ikea introduces two new collections for spring—Tänkvärd, as well as their April releases—inspired by natural materials, self-care, and sustainability. As usual, the high-design, low-budget offerings don’t disappoint (and many a.. Read More →

High/Low: Artisanal Porcelain Pendant Light

High/Low: Artisanal Porcelain Pendant Light

We’ve been admiring Philadelphia artist Natalie Page’s handmade porcelain lights for a while now (we first posted on them in 2013), and the lamps have appeared in some of our favorite projects (see Kitchen of the Week: A New-Build Kitchen in M.. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: Coffee Tables Under $500

10 Easy Pieces: Coffee Tables Under $500

Not all coffee tables need cost thousands of dollars. In fact, there are many designs made to last—in steel, aluminum, oak, and glass—with price tags at or under $500. Here are our picks. Above: The Hay Eiffel Rectangular Coffee Ta.. Read More →

In the French Kitchen with Mimi Thorisson: A New Collection from Zara Home

In the French Kitchen with Mimi Thorisson: A New Collection from Zara Home

If you, like me, have ever wanted to be Mimi Thorisson—the writer and cook who lives in a rambling nineteenth-century farmhouse in the Médoc region of France, picks plums and tomatoes from her lush backyard garden, cooks bountiful feasts with t.. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Comforters

10 Easy Pieces: Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Comforters

Last year I had a suite of allergy testing done. Some of the results I half expected—cat dander, pollen, and mold—but when I learned feathers were on the list, honestly, I was devastated. If I wanted to breathe again, it would mean getting rid.. Read More →

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Shiplap

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Shiplap

Here at Remodelista we’ve been nursing a healthy obsession with shiplap for the last few years. But there are a surprising amount of misconceptions about shiplap: as one craftsman pointed out, the kind of cladding that’s been popularized over .. Read More →

A Vintage Hawaiian Beach Cottage, Restored and Ready for Relaxation

A Vintage Hawaiian Beach Cottage, Restored and Ready for Relaxation

When Brooklyn-based architect Roberto Sosa sent us photos of his renovated farmhouse in upstate New York, we were enamored. Recently we’ve been admiring another project Sosa sent our way, this one nearly 5,000 miles away in Paia, a bohemian .. Read More →

Steal This Look: An Idiosyncratic French Mod Bedroom in Bellport, NY

Steal This Look: An Idiosyncratic French Mod Bedroom in Bellport, NY

In the redesign of a colonial house in Bellport, New York, by French designer C. S. Valentin, the interiors have a distinct look balancing the colonial architecture with midcentury furniture, modern textiles, and nervy color. Case in point? The .. Read More →

Proper Copper: A UK Maker of Handmade Faucets

Proper Copper: A UK Maker of Handmade Faucets

Discovered on Etsy: handmade faucets made from plumbing parts, courtesy of a Brighton-based English tinkerer (for examples of similar faucets in situ, see Trend Alert: 10 DIY Faucets Made from Plumbing Parts). See the whole range at Proper Copper.. Read More →

Before & After: An Awkward Space Grows Into a Comfortable Home for Two Sisters (Plus Boyfriends)

Before & After: An Awkward Space Grows Into a Comfortable Home for Two Sisters (Plus Boyfriends)

Olivia and Catherine Crawford grew up sharing secrets and clothes as sisters often do. Five years ago, they decided to continue their sharing habit and bought a two-bedroom maisonette together in the Islington district of London. But as each added.. Read More →

Just Add Pillows: The DIY Headboard for $35

Just Add Pillows: The DIY Headboard for $35

“Whatever we don’t already own, we’ll make ourselves.” Remodelista directory members Dale Saylor and Joe Williamson of design-build firm Hollymount gave themselves this challenge when they moved with their young son to a characterless two.. Read More →

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