Lydia Geisel

tiny house with mezzanine

This Tiny Cabin Overlooking the Cape Town Surf Was Assembled in Under 3 Weeks

Bat roosts and owl boxes welcome guests of all kinds.

open and airy living room

Desks Flip Out Like Airplane Tray Tables From This Home’s Fluted Wood Wall

All that texture disguises the seams.

naturally sun lit living room

After 2 Years of Living With an Open Studio Plan, This Photographer DIYed a Soothing Teal Room Divider

She carried the color into the living room to avoid a jarring accent wall.

woman on table

This Minneapolis Designer Swears Her Office’s IKEA Desks Have Stood the Test of Time

The yellow arch was a more spontaneous decision.

yellow sofa

Wallpaper Is the Secret to Multiple Optical Illusions in This NYC Apartment

The dining room transports you to a field.

tri colored cabinets and terrazzo floor

Red Oak, Zellige, Peel-and-Stick—10 Kitchen Floor Ideas That Aren’t Traditional Vinyl

Plus a rough guide to how much each one will cost.

red chair in corner

These Are the Top 5 Most Wish-Listed Earth Homes on Airbnb

Plus tips from a host on how to make your rental more eco-friendly.

window in front of sink

This Couple Bought Their Longtime Rental House and Immediately Brightened Up the Galley Kitchen

For five years, all they saw were dark wood cabinets.

collection of colorful items

6 Vintage IKEA Products That Will Return to Shelves This Summer

Including a sleek side table from the 1956 catalog.