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April 27, 2012 - 9:15 AM
I love books. I love reading them. I love collecting them. Actually, I have a book-collecting problem. Even though my bookshelves are maxed-out, I recently bought five more books (I couldn't resist!). So I'm always on the hunt for stylish ways to display and store them. Changing around your book storage Read More

DIY Friday: Build Your Own Good-Lookin’ Library

I love books. I love reading them. I love collecting them. Actually, I have a book-collecting problem. Even though my bookshelves are maxed-out, I recently bought five more books (I couldn't resist!). So I'm always on the hunt for stylish ways to display and store them.

Changing around your book storage solution is an easy and satisfying way to quickly freshen up your space. You arrange by the books by color, style your bookshelf with curated objects, or build an awesome bookshelf that makes a statement in itself!

April 6, 2012 - 3:57 PM
For a long time, I thought Chevron was just the name of a gas station, and I had no idea that the company took its name from its logo’s shape: a chevron! These playful patterns have been popular choices for wood flooring or tiles for quite a while. Over the last few years, chevrons have been zig-zagging all Read More

DIY Friday: Crazy About Chevrons

For a long time, I thought Chevron was just the name of a gas station, and I had no idea that the company took its name from its logo’s shape: a chevron! These playful patterns have been popular choices for wood flooring or tiles for quite a while. Over the last few years, chevrons have been zig-zagging all over the DIY home design world in bold new colors.

March 30, 2012 - 2:04 PM
Since so many of you loved (and repined) our DIY garden projects from last week, we thought we’d do another roundup of cool and creative ideas we stumbled across this week. On Wednesday, we took a look at bold and botanical designer – Marimekko – whose fun, floral prints and designs are selling at Crate Read More
March 23, 2012 - 1:59 PM
Spring is in full swing (even if the weather hasn’t caught up all over the country), and this week, we’ve dedicated some posts to talking about how to transform the outside of your home, both front and back. Rejuvenating a backyard may be appealing to you, but what if—like me—you don’t have a “yard” to speak Read More

Green Up Your Small Space

Spring is in full swing (even if the weather hasn’t caught up all over the country), and this week, we’ve dedicated some posts to talking about how to transform the outside of your home, both front and back. Rejuvenating a backyard may be appealing to you, but what if—like me—you don’t have a “yard” to speak of?

I live in an Oakland fourplex and am fortunate to have not just parking, but also a strip of soil about nine inches wide. On top of that, the soil is in bad shape, and I haven’t had much luck due to poor root formation, pests, cats, you name it!

March 9, 2012 - 2:42 PM
Spring is just around the corner (don’t forget to spring ahead this Sunday!), and last week, a bunch of you requested a fitting color for this week’s Pinterest board: green! Whether you’re getting ready to put your home for sale on the market this spring or just dreaming about a kitchen remodel, green is Read More

Color of the Week: Green!

Spring is just around the corner (don’t forget to spring ahead this Sunday!), and last week, a bunch of you requested a fitting color for this week’s Pinterest board: green!

Whether you’re getting ready to put your home for sale on the market this spring or just dreaming about a kitchen remodel, green is sure to please. Green accents provide a nice pop of color that’s a little less intense than last week’s cheery yellow.

March 2, 2012 - 4:22 PM
Did you know that ZipRealty has a Pinterest? We had so much fun this week drooling over gorgeous homes and finding inspiration for our home design and color scheme pinboards! Especially the color one - we love color, and this week, we focused on YELLOW. Here are some of our favorite yellow home-themed pins Read More

Color of the Week: Yellow!

Did you know that ZipRealty has a Pinterest? We had so much fun this week drooling over gorgeous homes and finding inspiration for our home design and color scheme pinboards! Especially the color one - we love color, and this week, we focused on YELLOW. Here are some of our favorite yellow home-themed pins for the week - enjoy!

February 24, 2012 - 3:21 PM
All of my friends have been raving about British period drama, Downton Abbey. Even my mother is watching it! I admit I haven’t seen a single episode yet, even though the second season just wrapped up this week. As a result, there have been quite a few home design blogs out there  featuring English-inspired Read More

Downton-inspired Designs for Your Home

All of my friends have been raving about British period drama, Downton Abbey. Even my mother is watching it! I admit I haven’t seen a single episode yet, even though the second season just wrapped up this week. As a result, there have been quite a few home design blogs out there  featuring English-inspired décor, so that you can live in the Downton world while you wait for the next season.

February 20, 2012 - 10:36 AM
Swiss Alps and Luxury
Presidents Weekend! In all places where enough snow has collected, so too collect the skiers who wait for this 3-day weekend to hit the slopes. In honor of these intrepid, who will surely fight traffic, volatile weather and crowded lifts, we offer a look into the world of luxury ski chalets around the world Read More

Ski Retreats to Swoon For

Presidents Weekend! In all places where enough snow has collected, so too collect the skiers who wait for this 3-day weekend to hit the slopes. In honor of these intrepid, who will surely fight traffic, volatile weather and crowded lifts, we offer a look into the world of luxury ski chalets around the world. You know the ones: they come with private access to the Earth’s best skiing... not to mention hot tubs, pools, 20 foot ceilings and panoramic views.

February 17, 2012 - 2:05 PM
Happy early Presidents’ Day! Whether you are spending the weekend at a ski lodge or holed up at home enjoying the last bit of winter, we rounded up some homes of past presidents, thanks to Curbed. 1. The Fords’ Rancho Mirage Golf Course Home Gerald Ford bought the 1.37-acre parcel from his friend, Leonard Read More

Homes Worthy of Presidents

Happy early Presidents’ Day!

Whether you are spending the weekend at a ski lodge or holed up at home enjoying the last bit of winter, we rounded up some homes of past presidents, thanks to Curbed.

February 13, 2012 - 10:47 AM
Stay in Love When Buying a Home
  The first time my husband and I tried to buy a house, our love affair nearly ended. Tenants in a house at the time, we received an eviction notice when the landlord opted to put the home on the market. We wanted so badly to join the owners of the world; no more eviction notices, no more “no dogs,” no more Read More

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