A Pro Skateboarder’s “Scandinavian With a Twist” Barcelona Apartment — House Tour

Name: Björn Holmenäs
Location: El Poble-sec — Barcelona, Spain
Size: 506 square feet (plus a 430 square foot terrace)
Years lived in: 6 years, owned

Björn’s apartment is located in the Barcelona neighborhood of El Poble-sec, a neighborhood with a history that can be traced back to ancient Rome. The streets in the neighborhood are small and narrow, yet filled with creativity and inspiration. So when Björn came across this apartment with a terrace overlooking the neighborhood and nearby mountains, he knew it was a once in a lifetime opportunity and snatched it up without even viewing it in person.

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Before & After: A Wood Feature Wall Warms Up a Seattle Home — Professional Project

Project by: Sarah and Nick Karakaian of Nestrs LLC
Location: Seattle, Washington

Sarah’s sister found herself with a lovely, slightly imperfect home in Seattle. She called in the pros, aka Sarah and Nick, to help give her house some simple sophistication. A lucky find in the form of a brick wall, a few smart paint choices and a mix of DIY and shopped furniture pieces helped to create a warm and modern home.

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Renovation Ideas to Steal from Updated Ranch House Exteriors

In today’s real estate market, affordable ranch homes are proving their potential. When they aren’t dismissed, torn down, and then replaced by larger McMansion-style homes, they get snapped up by eager buyers happy for the large lots, large windows and friendly layouts. These exterior renovations show you don’t have to compromise your style, and that there are so many ways to customize and modernize an ‘outdated’ home’s appearance.

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You Can Visit Laura Palmer’s House From Twin Peaks — If You Can Be Cool

A starring turn on television, much like it does for actors, can also make a house famous — or infamous as the case may be. That was what happened to this picturesque Everett, Washington colonial home. The house took center stage on TV’s cult hit Twin Peaks, during its original two-season run from 1990-1991, as the home of the fictional murdered teen Laura Palmer. Over two decades later, the home returned to stardom again this year on Showtime’s reboot of the beloved series, “Twin Peaks: The Return.”

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The Best Ergonomic Stools No Matter Your Budget — Maxwell’s Fantastic Find

I recently made the switch to an adjustable standing desk in my office, and it has made a world of difference. That said, I soon realized that my regular desk chair just wasn’t going to cut it anymore. With a more active desk I needed a more active seating option — and it turns out that the medical community agrees. Active seating — specifically ergonomic stools — helps to strengthen core and back muscles, while allowing the spine to achieve its natural curve. The result is a healthier body and a mind that stays alert and awake at work. Today I’m testing out three ergonomic stools from all ends of the price spectrum: they are sure to keep you healthy without being an eyesore in your office.

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Basic to Bougie: 10 Things Design-Obsessed Dog Lovers Need in Their Home

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You love design, you love your dog, it’s only natural that you’d want great looking, modern pet pieces at home, right? Well, lucky for you (and Fido), the Internet delivers with a plethora of stylish dog beds, bowls and beyond. From basic dog treat jars to totally bougie acrylic and brass feeders (thanks Jonathan Adler!), here are 10 fabulous things for your home and fur baby.

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11 Online Sources Perfect for The Art Lover on a Budget

I wish I had the kind of disposable income that allowed me to walk into my favorite galleries and buy the work that I love right off the walls, but let’s get real, that’s just not gonna happen anytime soon. So instead I will rely on the next best (read: affordable) thing: the Internet.

Related Video: Here’s a great way to display all of your art!

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A “Desert Minimalist” Adobe Home in Tuscon — House Tour

Name: Krysta Jabczenski and Joel Leshefka
Location: Barrio Libre — Tucson, AZ
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

Tucked away in the historic Barrio Libre neighborhood of Tucson is a little strip of lovingly restored adobes. The airy structures are full of desert charm, and they owe their new lives to a couple that split their time between arid Tucson and soggy Seattle. You may remember Krysta, Joel and their crisp and bright modern adobe, filled with pops of color, mid-century inspired furniture, and lofty ceilings. This is another one of their updated adobes, with this space garnering inspiration from the Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.

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