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We’ve Got You Covered, Part III

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BY SPACE & COMPANY
 
It can’t rain forever, right? Here’s a round-up of links from our weekly bulletin if you need a way to spend your lunch-break during the next few days. If you like what we have going on here and want it delivered to your inbox (along with our Open House schedule), email graphics@spaceandcompany.com.

 

  • If you’re a fan of thrifting and upcycling, here’s 5 ideas for updating thrift store art. The dipped portrait (left) is so cool it has us scrambling to think of things in our own homes that we can dip in paint this weekend.
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  • Here’s a short list of mistakes people make when moving; make sure to hit the comments section for some really great advice on preparing for your move.
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  • For all you crafty crafters, this post is full of ways to embellish brown craft paper for gift wrapping. Or you could use this adorable printable wrapping paper for all the cuteness of DIY with less of the work.
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  • This beautiful, airy home tour that feels approachable (and more importantly, attainable).
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  • Impress your holiday guests with this Sour Cream Coffee Cake recipe.
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  • A home tour of a rehabbed Victorian in Fairmount that is seriously stunning. It had us at the life-size Edward Gorey illustration in the dining room.
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  • Here’s a round-up of some of the best bathroom makeovers from this year.
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  • If you love quirky fun design (think blue chandeliers and ombre staircases), this is the home tour for you.
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  • This gorgeous monochromatic office has us ready to buy black paint (… almost).
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  • As of January 1, all new residential construction in Philly must have in-sink garbage disposals. Here’s a great tutorial on how to clean your kitchen sink and garbage disposal without using chemicals.
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  • So the interview is maaaaybe not in English, but this home tour is so beautiful that you’ll end up adding every photo to your interior design Pinterest board.
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  • If you find yourself down the rabbit-hole of Etsy this weekend, check out this fox wallhanging by a Philly based artist that has a really different feel than your typical mosaic design.
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  • Philadelphia Magazine has a weekly digital edition that comes out on Sunday — here’s the link to all the issues for when you just can’t flip through social media another time.
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  • An interior designer shares her personal before and after photos of a room that just wasn’t working in her home (with incredibly useful tips on how she righted the ship).
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  • Are you obsessed with Jinx’s Instagram feed, but have no idea what to do with your new treasures? Here’s a round-up of clever ways to use vintage pieces in your space.
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  • These real life solutions for apartments without closets would also be super beneficial for rowhomes with little-to-no closet space.
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  • Terrazzo flooring in residential spaces: Love it or leave it?
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  • On the fence about track shelving? This round up shows homes that use it beautifully.
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  • Nine ways to use IKEA’s Bekvam Spice Racks all over your house (a lot of them are great solutions for spaces with minimal storage options).
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  • Parents: Save this link! NPR created a searchable catalog with 8 years’ worth of the best kids’ books.
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  • You guys! What’s more fun that looking at your city through fresh eyes? Philly is the most recent installment of DesignSponge’s City Guide series.
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  • We’re in love with this Parisian apartment – it’s full of small space solutions with the kind of style that looks gorgeous without trying.
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  • If you’re like us, there’s probably at least one house in your neighborhood that you’re dying to look inside. Here you can scope out the swoon-worthy insides of 7 Victorian homes.
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  • The new ROOST Apartment Hotel in Rittenhouse has a ton of steal-worthy design ideas for small spaces, whether you’re living in one or renovating one to rent.
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  • We’re big fans of repurposing things so we adored this round-up of atypical ways to use ceiling medallions.
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  • Decorating your first space, and not sure where to splurge and where to save? Here’s a handy guide to help you get the most impact for your budget.
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  • If your design taste tends toward classic but you still want your home to feel current, this home tour has great inspiration.
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  • What do you think of all-white interior trend? We think it’s beautiful, but our pets and kids have officially vetoed it with their grubbiness.
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  • Tina Fey announced a Temple University School of Media and Communication scholarship to honor her late father.
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  • The home tour mixes modern and rustic style in a way that feels effortless.
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  • West Philly’s EAT Cafe will use a business model to help combat food insecurity.
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  • Do you and your partner have differing design aesthetics? Here’s a fantastic round-up of homes that mix two styles effortlessly.
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  • Because who doesn’t love a good before and after? This updated cottage is gorgeous.
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  • Five Philly happy hours that won’t derail your healthy eating plans.
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  • Just when you think you’ve figured out your design aesthetic, a richly colored room makeover comes along and makes you reconsider your neutral palette.
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  • This kitchen before and after will have you considering which walls in your house could come down.
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  • Remodeling your kitchen? Check out this round-up of unusual countertop options.
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  • If you’re looking for new ideas for Meatless Monday, here’s 21 recipes with drool-worthy photos.
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  • This tour of a Cape Town, South Africa home is stunningly gorgeous and full of design inspiration.
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  • Ever wish you could search Philly school catchments by property address? You can.
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  • Check out Philly Mag’s list of the 50 Best Shops in Philadelphia. Don’t let the list of links at the top fool you; keep scrolling for a full report on each shop.
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  • PHS plans to open two pop-up beer gardens this summer, one of which will be at the foot of the Philadelphia Rail Park.
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  • Whether you’re packing for vacation or need a few ideas for your big move, this round-up of clever tips is brilliant. The saran wrap shampoo hack alone is worth the click.
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  • These ideas for small scale kitchen improvements are great whether you just bought a house with a so-so kitchen or are looking to get your house ready to sell.
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  • Have a tiny bedroom? Then you’ll love this round-up of nightstands perfect for small spaces.
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  • Northern Liberties was named a top U.S. boom town in a new Realtor.com report.
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  • We love IKEA hacks. But we especially love IKEA hacks that produce items that look super high-end.
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