You may have heard of a little book-turned-movie that made waves back in the early 2000s called “The Devil Wears Prada.” While Glenn Close, Anne Hathaway, and the film’s wardrobe gathered the most headlines at the peak of the movie’s popularity, the apartments that made up the backdrops weren’t anything to sneeze at. According to Refinery29, one SoHo loft that appeared in the movie is now up for grabs. If you’re on the market for a stylish new home, or just in the mood for some eye candy, this story is definitely worth a click.
If you’re more into following homes on their journey to stylishness, check out Bob and Cortney Novogratz’s first installment of their series about renovating a Hollywood Hills castle on People Magazine’s Great Ideas site. The design duo shares their renovation tips and tricks, from incorporating the entire family into the experience so everyone gets what’s important to them, to considering ROI. “If you have any inkling that you may resell one day, stick with neutral, classic finishes in your kitchen and your baths. Choose materials that are durable and sleek,” the pair told People.
Speaking of home makeovers, if you haven’t seen our virtual renovation of a $1 million Sunnyvale, California, home, head to our blog and enjoy the before and afters. We created a project plan and estimate with our own tools, and then sent the details to a renderer to get an idea of what the transformed space would look like (and it’s pretty nice, if we do say so ourselves).
In other beautiful before-and-after news, HouseBeautiful recently reported on the total overhaul of a New Orleans eyesore. The new owners incorporated the old and the new in a few interesting ways, such as using some of the weathered blue wood they had removed for a new kitchen island.
If your renovation is due (at least in part) to your need for more space, About Home has some interesting ideas on how to create more roaming room. Aside from adding on outwardly (which isn’t a super-popular option, according to Kukun’s Renovation Pulse Report, which found that only 12 percent of the project plans created using our tools are additions), there are several other ways to add space to your home, like repurposing an existing room or tackling that unused basement or attic space.
If you’ve got the space figured out, but your interior design just needs a little oomph, check out freshhome’s article about the importance of wall art in interior design. In addition to providing you with a color palette and focal point for your space, art helps create a cohesive look in a number of ways (so you might want to start art shopping).
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