This Family’s Downsized Home Goes Big on Style

Influencer and designer Shavonda Gardner is a believer in slow, sustainable design. “Curating a home is a marathon, not a sprint,” is a mantra Shavonda repeats often to her followers and clients, but it’s also how she approaches her own home.

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Influencer and designer Shavonda Gardner is a believer in slow, sustainable design. “Curating a home is a marathon, not a sprint,” is a mantra Shavonda repeats often to her followers and clients, but it’s also how she approaches her own home.

Shavonda and her wife, Naomi, were living in a basic builder house in Sacramento, California when they decided to trade their cookie-cutter home for a smaller place with old-school charm across town. The couple and their two children, Michael and Bryanna, downsized from a 2,400-square-foot house to a 1,200-square-foot cottage.

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21 Prefab Tiny Houses You Can Buy Right Now

There’s no denying the fascination we have with tiny houses. The existence of at least four tiny house television shows (including a House Hunters series dedicated to the topic), countless listings on AirBnb, and a flourishing Pinterest community all p…

There’s no denying the fascination we have with tiny houses. The existence of at least four tiny house television shows (including a House Hunters series dedicated to the topic), countless listings on AirBnb, and a flourishing Pinterest community all point toward a trend turned legitimate movement. Perhaps it’s a resurgence in manifest destiny, or maybe it’s an aspiration toward a simpler, more Scandi-style of living, but it’s got us hooked.

An exercise in extreme Konmari, tiny homes force their owners to pare down strictly to essentials, which in turn, can lead to a more sustainable lifestyle. Tons of eco-minded people are forgoing their suburban split-levels for modern motorhomes, and now you can join the tiny house movement, too—in a few swift clicks.

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Benjamin Moore’s Color of 2020 Is Here—& We’re So Into It

It’s pretty wild to think that in just a little over two months, we’ll be starting a whole new decade—or, depending on how you like to observe time, witnessing an all-new “Roaring 20s.”

Marking the occasion, Benjamin Moore has announced its Color of t…

It’s pretty wild to think that in just a little over two months, we’ll be starting a whole new decade—or, depending on how you like to observe time, witnessing an all-new “Roaring 20s.”

Marking the occasion, Benjamin Moore has announced its Color of the Year 2020, “a soft, rosy hue blooming with potential” called First Light. I'll be be honest, to me it looks rather like a certain pale shade of pink that you and I might call “millennial pink.” To be even more honest, as someone’s whose first order of business after closing on my first apartment was to paint both my living room and bedroom pale pink, I’m completely on board.

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The Container Store Is Having a Sale of Their Most Popular Products

No matter how old I get, I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow the feeling that August is the season for back-to-school shopping (even though I graduated years ago and have no plans to return). Unfortunately, since I’m not a student anymore, all that back-to…

No matter how old I get, I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow the feeling that August is the season for back-to-school shopping (even though I graduated years ago and have no plans to return). Unfortunately, since I’m not a student anymore, all that back-to-school hubbub isn’t really for me—which means it can be hard to capitalize on my yearly urge to fill a shopping cart with a classroom’s worth of stationary and storage options.

Fortunately, as I’ve entered into adulthood and possession of my own credit card, there is one place that was made to fill the void of school shopping: the Container Store. You know, the place that turns modular storage bins into dreamy visions of a completely efficient home, hanging racks into space-saving technology, and rolling racks into a thousand different answers for the question, “You know what we could do with this room?”

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