The House & Home Guide To Paint Finishes

April 26 2018 We break down the different paint finishes and how to best use them below. Matte/Flat  Why: Creates a rich, soft and slightly chalky-looking finish that absorbs light well to help hide any surface imperfections. Where: Low traffic surfaces with little washing required, such as living rooms and ceilings. Eggshell/Satin  Why: Contains a slightly […]

Tour: A Smart Small Hong Kong Apartment Remodel

Name: Erin and Ben HungLocation: Happy Valley, Hong KongSize: 580 square feetYears Lived In: 4 months, owned You may remember this really cute paper lampshade DIY by Erin Hung, the founder behind the London-based stationery company BerinMade. Having lived in London for a decade, Erin, along with her husband Ben and daughter Phoebe, relocated to […]

5 Ways to Add Character to a New Builder-Grade Home

There are plenty of reasons you might opt for a new home with a production home builder. And, like most owner-builders, you probably had the chance to choose some of your home’s options. Still, from carpet to paint color, cabinet finish to lighting fixtures, production builders keep costs consistent by offering only a few choices […]

#89: A Year Without Shopping

Could you put your wallet on lockdown for 365 days? Sherry shared the story of a woman who did, including why she took on the challenge, the few exceptions she allowed to make it possible, and how it’s inspiring us to adjust our spending… and maybe even try out a ban of our own. Plus, […]