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7 Ways to Save on Painting a Home

Shutterstock By Abby Hayes Repainting a room is a quick way to freshen up your home, but at $30 a gallon, premium paint is no picnic -– especially considering that a mid-sized bedroom could require two to three gallons. If you're ready for a new look, but don't have a lot of money to splurge, these seven tips... Continue Reading »

If Donald Trump Made the Big Move

If Donald Trump, who says he is considering a run for U.S. president and even produced a hospital document to prove he was born on American soil, was elected and had to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, just how might he transform this world-famous dwelling? "I can't imagine how the White House would look once he got... Continue Reading »

Real Estate Rich, Cash Poor Struggle to Stage Homes for Sale

Do you have friends that love to go out with you, but never invite you to their home? How about neighbors who are super-nice in the yard, but never let you in the house? Don't worry. It isn't you, it's them. They are hiding a secret that has been kept for years by many homeowners, but the economic decline is causing the... Continue Reading »

Accessories Put Your Stamp on Your Apartment

When you've run out of creative ideas, tired of DIY schemes and considered abandoning all hope of personalizing your apartment, it may be time to incorporate trendy accessories or furnishings. Inspired by style maven Rachel Zoe's recent mention of Alexandra Von Furstenberg's neon Acrylic Coasters, here are a few cool and... Continue Reading »

Decorate Like a 'Steampunk': Mix History and Futuristic Sci-Fi

Nothing combines vintage and future-chic quite like the "steampunk" aesthetic. Mixing elements from the Victorian Era -- you know, when steam power was the only option -- with futuristic punk rock styles, steampunk is basically a sci-fi junkie's design paradise with bits of fantasy, science and engineering all converging... Continue Reading »

Apartment Design Blogs: Space Solutions Galore

Design blogs have tackled stubborn issues with creative solutions this week. So if you've tried to shrug off the frustrations of a lack of space, only to have clutter re-emerge, find fantastic new storage fixes below. Then, keep it all smelling fresh and clean (sans chemicals), add a foolproof flower pot, and throw a... Continue Reading »

Interior Decorating for Men, Made Easy

It's no secret that the apartment of a single guy isn't much to look at. Whether just out of college or several years into the real world, most guys don't even attempt to shake the dorm room look of plain white walls, movie posters, centerfold pullouts, and hand-me-down furniture. According to interior designer Kibwe... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Vintage Letterpress for Artsy Types

While perusing one of the many flea markets in Barcelona in December of last year, I stumbled upon antique hand-carved letterpress blocks. They varied in shape and size and spelled out "Barcelona." I've mentioned to you my fascination with letters and believe me, the details and the smell of these blocks completely... Continue Reading »

Furniture Slipcovers Transform a Room

Let's face it, we keep hearing that the economy is in a slow recovery and, although that should feel like good news, consumers are still wary of returning to their old spending habits, opting instead to stay on the frugal path. So who has the money to spend on transforming an entire room? Slipcovers to the rescue!... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Mod Lighting From Gretel Home!

Know what it's like to shop at an online store that changes its look with every season? You will if you browse through Gretel, a Miami-based online design shop founded by British interior designer, Abby Kellet. Kellet treats her store sections like window displays, and has her products photographed in different themes,... Continue Reading »

Space-Saving and Stylish: Stackable Kitchenware

Strategic stacking of dishes, cups, and pans can mean gaining precious inches in kitchen cupboards or counters. And rather than precariously place mismatched items on top of one another for an inevitable crash, why not think about stackability? Now there are tabletop products that make it easier.... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Earth Day Discount on Recycled Home Decor from Elsewares!

What do most people do with old, damaged and broken goods? Throw them out and buy new ones. But not the folks at Resource Revival, who turn broken bike bits into tea-light holders and frames. Same goes for Jeff Davis, founder of Vinylux, who transforms discarded vinyl records into bowls, clocks and coasters. We wish we... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Home Decor From Revival Vintage Design!

Leave it to Helga Shepherd to turn scraps into decorative pillows and wild plush toys. The founder of the Los Angeles-based online shop, Revival Vintage Design, salvages drapes and dress material made of "fantastic fabric" from the 50s, 60s and 70s, then creates vibrant collections of accent pieces and huggable giraffes... Continue Reading »

Bottles-Up! Wine Matures Into a Staple of Home Decor

Wine complements dinners, keeps our hearts healthy, moderates weight gain--and it can also decorate our homes. Just ask designer and TV personality, Courtney Cachet, who brought home empty wine bottles from her trip to the South of France in order to repurpose them as oil and vinegar containers and candelabra stands. "So... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Earth Day Discount on Biodegradable Tableware from Branch!

April 22 will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and what does that mean? We need to celebrate--consciously. Last week's unseasonably warm weather that broke records around the United States, including Chicago, Upstate New York and Springfield, Mass. was welcomed with delight. Children played with water guns,... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Huge Savings at Big Pagoda, SFERRA, Amenity Home and Property!

Despite having lived in Indianapolis for eight years, The Bargain Huntress is not a college basketball fan, but she does get into a little March Madness--sale madness, that is. Here are The Bargain Huntress' "final four" picks for the biggest sales of the season: A closing shop is a sad thing to see, but with store... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Modern Home Decor at InhabitLiving!

The last remnants of winter have melted, the delicate blossoms of Lily-of-the-Valley are peeking their heads from the undergrowth, and the Bargain Huntress is back from hibernation to reveal sales and exclusive discounts on luxe accessories, furniture and décor for your home.This week, an urge to redecorate my... Continue Reading »

A Powerful Bookshelf

Winter blahs got you down? Always complaining there's never anything worth watching on television? Why not treat yourself to a collection of books on some of the world's most interesting battles for power, presented in an eye-pleasing symmetrical bookshelf by San Francisco design team Mike & Maaike. Continue Reading »

Valentine's Day Sales for the Proud Single

Oscar Wilde surely put a few cupids out of work on Valentine's Day when he said, "To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." And that has been the motto of happy singles everywhere. Why sulk from the missing Valentines in your mailbox or the lack of presents from a desired companion? Forget the other and... Continue Reading »

Get Lucky with Home Decor Freebies

Lucky us! Shopping-centric magazine Lucky is sharing the love in its upcoming January issue, with home decor freebies on practically every page, including Le Creuset and Tord Bootje-designed goods.With an entire category of schwag dedicated to home goods, you'll be able to feather your nest (or apartment) in style for the... Continue Reading »

On Sale Now: Red Envelope, Pier 1, Target

Something about the recession that puts a big smile on my face - the sweet smell of sales. And now that people are buying a lot less and saving a lot more, it's uncommon to find a retailer who hasn't put up the red "sale" sign.We at RentedSpaces don't want you to waste time on the Internet, searching for a sale. (After... Continue Reading »

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