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An Urban Hut in London by Jonathan Tuckey for an Under-the-Radar Design Doyenne

An Urban Hut in London by Jonathan Tuckey for an Under-the-Radar Design Doyenne

If you happen to be in London, strolling through Belgravia, and find yourself on narrow and winding Kinnerton Street, you might spot a group of frock-wearing women racing bikes, taking afternoon tea, and lunching in the shade of a potted bamboo pl.. Read More →

Steal This Look: A Cheerful Kitchen in Echo Park

Steal This Look: A Cheerful Kitchen in Echo Park

It’s been years since we first covered the Echo Park Airbnb of two of LA’s buzziest creatives—fashion designer Beatrice Valenzuela and her partner, wood and metal artist Ramsey Condor—but we haven’t forgotten its charm. With summer abou.. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Robe Hooks

10 Easy Pieces: Modern Robe Hooks

Back in 2010, we made our first appearance on the Martha Stewart Show. The topic? Hardware of course, including robe hooks—an essential part of any organized bathroom. Years later, wall hooks are plenty, but there are so many options to choo.. Read More →

A Renovated Barn by Berlin Architect Star Thomas Kröger

A Renovated Barn by Berlin Architect Star Thomas Kröger

In the German village of Fergitz in the region of Uckermark, architect Thomas Kröger and team at TKA recently converted a 140-year-old brick-and-timber barn into a family vacation house with a separate guest apartment. “In its time, it was an u.. Read More →

Kitchen of the Week: A Brightly Colored (and Cost Conscious) London Kitchen

Kitchen of the Week: A Brightly Colored (and Cost Conscious) London Kitchen

Like so many people, Alexandra Evans and her husband, Tom, had always been cautious about color: “We had to think about resale value, so we painted everything white,” she says. Then the couple bought a 1914 fixer upper in Richmond Park, in.. Read More →

Made in a Barn in France: Justine Lacoste’s Poetic White Porcelain

Made in a Barn in France: Justine Lacoste’s Poetic White Porcelain

A self-taught ceramic artist, Justine Lacoste has a degree in anthropology, which, she says, trained her to pay attention to the tiniest details. Inspired by things such as pastry wrapper folds and the weave of a dish towel, her pieces have a poet.. Read More →

10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Door Stop Hardware

10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Door Stop Hardware

You would not believe how many door stops were in our apartment when we moved in. It’s a small unit, just one bedroom, but there are many doors: closet doors, mirrored doors, hallway doors. For each there is a wall-mounted door stop in a conspic.. Read More →

The Nesting Instinct: A Cabin Retreat in Washington Inspired by a Bird

The Nesting Instinct: A Cabin Retreat in Washington Inspired by a Bird

In a large-scale study released last week, scientists confirmed a 29 percent decline in the North American bird population—to the tune of 2.9 billion fewer birds—since 1970. I read the alarming news with great sadness and fear. But then I stum.. Read More →

Beautiful Ideas For Christmas Centrepiece

Beautiful Ideas For Christmas Centrepiece

Though Christmas already over this beautiful Christmas centrepiece could be Christmas decoration in 2020. The simplicity yet resulting a wonderful decor can be done in many ways. From elegant candle, vibrant fruit display, paper bag table centrepi.. Read More →

Proper Copper: A UK Maker of Handmade Faucets

Proper Copper: A UK Maker of Handmade Faucets

Discovered on Etsy: handmade faucets made from plumbing parts, courtesy of a Brighton-based English tinkerer (for examples of similar faucets in situ, see Trend Alert: 10 DIY Faucets Made from Plumbing Parts). See the whole range at Proper Copper.. Read More →

Steal This Look: A Japanese Bathhouse in a London Mews

Steal This Look: A Japanese Bathhouse in a London Mews

When designer Maureen Doherty called on architect Jonathan Tuckey to renovate the mews next door to her shop, she knew she wanted a bathhouse somewhere in the building. In an unusual move, Tuckey’s team annexed half of the ground floor to creat.. Read More →

On Our Radar: 4 Up-and-Coming Ceramicists to Watch in Maine

On Our Radar: 4 Up-and-Coming Ceramicists to Watch in Maine

We’ve written about ceramics and the talented ceramicists who create them from all corners of the globe—from Portugal to London to North Carolina—so it only made sense to highlight a few from Maine, a place where the artisan spirit is not on.. Read More →

Easy Meal Plan Sunday {Week 53}

Easy Meal Plan Sunday {Week 53}

Its that time of week Easy Meal Plan Sunday {Week 53} sharing six meals, two desserts and a breakfast recipe. Your week just got a whole lot tastier. I am always looking for new dinner ideas and sometimes, it is just so hard to come up.. Read More →

An Antique Stone House Revived, from John and Juli Baker of Mjolk in Toronto

An Antique Stone House Revived, from John and Juli Baker of Mjolk in Toronto

John and Juli Baker, the couple behind Mjolk in Toronto, have a refined, specific take on design, centered on a mix of Scandinavian and Japanese aesthetics. The two of them curate what we consider to be one of the best design shops anywhere (proof.. Read More →

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Well-Made Puzzles and Games for the Homebody

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Well-Made Puzzles and Games for the Homebody

In recent winters I’ve spent many a night hunkered down at home, with a glass of wine or a cup of tea and a good round of Bananagrams or a crossword. Call me grandmotherly, but I like the old-fashionedness of it. This year I plan to give a few w.. Read More →

Architects’ 8 Favorite Cool-Toned Neutral Paints

Architects’ 8 Favorite Cool-Toned Neutral Paints

Among the finer points when it comes to choosing a paint: whether it has warm or cool undertones (which can have a surprisingly big effect on a room, adding an extra complication when it comes to choosing a shade). Luckily, we have a panel of pain.. Read More →

Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 6 Wood Flooring Styles You Need to Know

Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 6 Wood Flooring Styles You Need to Know

Recently an architect friend of Julie’s was telling her that his dark and dramatic ebonized floors showed every speck of dust and strand of pet hair—not exactly the look he was going for. That had us thinking: Hardwood floors are a big investm.. Read More →

How To Decorate For Christmas On A Budget

How To Decorate For Christmas On A Budget

*Post in collaboration with Studio.co.uk Welcome to the first piece of Christmas content here on Apartment Number 4. Today I wanted to share some of my favourite pieces from the new Christmas collection from Studio.co.uk, to show just how.. Read More →

Kitchen of the Week: A Hushed Old-World Swedish Design by Kvänum

Kitchen of the Week: A Hushed Old-World Swedish Design by Kvänum

To explore the quiet, austere beauty of classical Scandinavian design, take a look at Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi’s turn-of-the-20th-century domestic scenes. Rediscovered of late, his work is often cited as a source of inspiration for con.. Read More →

Urban Jungle: Prado, a Restaurant in an Abandoned Factory in Lisbon

Urban Jungle: Prado, a Restaurant in an Abandoned Factory in Lisbon

As though The Lisboans—a bright, apartment-style hotel in Lisbon’s city center (see Apartments in Portugal with Vintage Style, Breakfast Included)—wasn’t already charming enough, here’s another reason to book a stay: Now you can ventur.. Read More →

A ’60s Ocean Lodge Redux: Timber Cove on the Sonoma Coast

A ’60s Ocean Lodge Redux: Timber Cove on the Sonoma Coast

When architect Richard Clements Jr. designed Timber Cove Lodge on the coast of Sonoma County, California, in 1963, he took inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright: His hotel would be a tall A-frame, whose height would optimize ocean views, and whose m.. Read More →

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