They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but there are exceptions to every rule. If you’re decorating with books or reading them for design and lifestyle inspiration, you’d be foolish not to. There is so much you can do with coffee table books, from adding color to creating texture and layering. You
The race to reduce carbon emissions is heating up, much like the planet itself is. But reducing emissions alone will not be enough to stop what’s happening. It is not even enough to reach the goal of the Paris climate agreement, which is to limit global in this century to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial
If there is one thing the stay-at-home year of 2020 taught us, it is that a garden can be an escape, a source of joy, a way to get healthful exercise, a natural expression of ongoing change and a frame for the architecture of our homes. It is also a great way to show off.
Protesters surround the Los Angeles Superior Court on August 21, 2020 to prevent an upcoming wave of evictions in the city. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Renters struggling with housing costs because of the pandemic have been shielded from eviction for nearly a year, but now the national ban on such proceedings will expire on July
n what many continue to term post-pandemic times, a commonly-asked question is whether the suburban housing boom will continue or downtown city living will make a vibrant comeback. With apologies to those who love the decisive ability to come down on one side or the other, it may be possible both outcomes will be realized.
Soaring home prices are making many homeowners wealthier and wealthier. Those with mortgages — about 62% of all properties — saw their equity jump by 20% in the first quarter from a year earlier, according to CoreLogic. That represents an average gain of $33,400 in just that one year period. Altogether, the amount of available,
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and her husband, actor Daryl Sabara, have sold their home in the Toluca Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles for $$5.94 million, records show. Listed in May for $5.95 million by Justin Paul Huchel of Hilton & Hyland, the private and gated estate proved to be a hot item in a surging
A rally to prevent Massachusetts evictions in front of Boston Housing Court on Oct. 15, 2020. MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Biden administration officials urged states and cities on Wednesday to move quickly to get federal assistance out to the millions of households that are behind on rent
Backpacks and loose-leaf binders are sliding into the seasonal aisles of your favorite retail chains as back-to-school season approaches again. Millions of parents across the country look forward enthusiastically to their kids being in the classroom after the strangest year in most of their lifetimes. If you’re one of them, there are adjustments you can
Residential single family homes construction by KB Home are shown under construction in the community of Valley Center, California, U.S. June 3, 2021. Mike Blake | Reuters There are several signs in the market for newly built homes that point to a potential slowdown for the nation’s homebuilders. Data released Tuesday added to the evidence
A Santa Monica landmark dating to more than 100 years ago, the Henry Wyse/Charles Morris House designed by distinguished architect Robert D. Farquhar remains a stellar example of the Colonial Revival and Craftsman aesthetic. Following a four-year restoration and re-imaging, the transformed property now stands as a new luxury development that blends classic architecture with
In this article 1060-HK Joe Tsai, co-founder and executive vice chairman, Alibaba Group. S3studio | Getty Images News | Getty Images Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai is the mystery buyer behind a $157 million apartment deal in Manhattan’s most prestigious condo tower, according to people familiar with the deal. Tsai, who also owns the Brooklyn Nets
Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram have been the go-to for interior design inspiration in recent years, but TikTok is beginning to rival these platforms. While many people associate TikTok with Generation Z dance trends, it is also a great place for interior designers, hobbyists, and experts to share their tips, how-to advice, shopping hauls, etc. I
Serena Williams of The United States celebrates a set point in her ladies singles first round match against Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania on day two of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on May 31, 2021 in Paris, France. Stephane Cardinale | Corbis Sport | Getty Images Serena Williams is investing an undisclosed amount
The clients suited the property perfectly. They had strong liquid assets, excellent jobs, and lovely reference letters. They seemed like a shoo-in for the board of the pleasant, undistinguished Carnegie Hill co-op in the East 90s. But the board rejected their package. In absolute bafflement, their agent tried to unearth the reason, since co-ops, as
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are dropping a fee on mortgage refinances that was instituted during the pandemic, lowering costs for borrowers, the Federal Housing Finance Agency said Friday. Fannie and Freddie were charging lenders a 50 basis-point fee for all loans that were delivered to the two mortgage giants. The fee, designed to cover