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Living space and rental come together in this Brooklyn brownstone renovation

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“After” photos by Kate Glicksberg for Sweeten Homeowners: Bellamy, an executive at The GAP, and Zak, a senior environmental scientist, posted their project on Sweeten Where: Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York Primary renovation: Three stories of a 2,400-square-foot Brooklyn brownstone Notable: Swapping the positions of their renovated garden rental and owners’ duplex Result: Better functionality for the two-family building Sweeten general contractor Sweeten’s role: Sweeten matches home renovation projects with vetted general contractors, offering advice, support, and financial protection—at no cost to the homeowner. Guest post by Sweeten homeowner Bellamy Finding their circa 1900 Brooklyn brownstone home After a grueling year-long...

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2020-05-01

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Turn on your JavaScript to view content Hey hey hey. For all you mamas out there, this post is for you. If you aren’t a mom, I totally get it & I got you covered. Head over to any of these posts for some non-mom content: ♡ How my mentorships work. ♡ How to draft a killer resume. ♡ Face Yoga, aka a Free Facelift. ♡ Why I Love a Korean Spa. ♡ The Only Pan You Need in Your Kitchen. Jada is back on the blog! Today, the celebrity sleep trainer & nursery designer is here getting UBER specific....

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Are you the type who loves to relax with a glass of wine after a long day? Want to feel like royalty by enjoying breakfast or coffee in bed on those Saturday mornings? Well, you don’t need to create a mess around you with glasses everywhere and your...

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All you need is pull a bar cart next to your armchair or bed and serve yourself every time you need a refill. Amazing, right? As the latest fad in interior decoration, bar carts not only add to your home décor but also gives you ample space to keep your favorite drinks and cocktail accouterments without overcrowding your living room. Bar carts come in different designs, finishes, and sizes. From vintage designs with faded finishes and dark wooden shelves to modern designs with gold accents and glass shelves, you definitely want to choose a bar cart that best suit your...

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I often receive questions about organizing tools, and though I’ve shared ideas in scattershot fashion across many posts, I thought I’d organize everything in one post, sorted by room

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Because we’re all stuck inside so…maybe a good time to tackle some of these projects? My leading tip for keeping clutter to a minimum is investing in a lot of these Stori plastic bins (seen above), as they line more or less every drawer in our home… The Best Closet/Dresser Organization Gear. +Drawer dividers — much easier to stay in the habit of folding clothes neatly with these in place. +Slim velvet hangers and hanger clips. +Acrylic shelf dividers. +Fabric cube storage bins — we have a great closet with built-in shelving, and many of these bins slide right in...

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Staying In | Rearranging Areas of Home to Create a Fresh Feel

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I’m trying not to count the days we are in lockdown, as I know it’s likely it will extend beyond the four weeks. It did however dawn on me today that it’s been a whole week since I’ve driven anywhere or been outside of my local area. I feel so lucky that we can still get outside and walk or bike down to our beautiful basin reserve - more often than not the sun has been shining and I find the water so cathartic - but feelings of cabin fever are starting to creep in. In my first Staying In post...

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