• How to Decorate a Living Room, According to Designers
    Living Room

    How to Decorate a Living Room, According to Designers

    Decorating a living room, which is easily one of the most utilized spaces in your home, sometimes presents a bit of a challenge. That’s true whether you are starting from scratch, doing some light designing, or planning a renovation. That said, the effort is well worth the reward: A curated, intentional living room that elevates the overall aesthetic of your home. To help with this endeavor, we tapped several interior designers, who were happy to share their best advice on how to decorate a living room. Tessa Neustadt Create a Game Plan It’s important to start with a thoughtful plan and view your space with fresh eyes, says interior designer…

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  • What Is A Galley Kitchen And How To Make The Most Of It
    Kitchen

    What Is A Galley Kitchen And How To Make The Most Of It

    At home, space is a commodity; we often wish we had more. The kitchen is one room where Southerners would always welcome some extra square footage. Bigger isn’t always best though, and galley kitchens are the proof in the pudding. Small but mighty, these slim kitchens pack a whole lot of potential into a limited amount of space. In fact, when designed and organized efficiently, a galley kitchen can be one of the most functional layouts available. Here’s what to know about this oft underestimated kitchen layout. What Is A Galley Kitchen? “A galley kitchen is a type of kitchen layout that is anchored by two parallel countertops of cabinet…

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  • Invitation Homes’ year-end results may signal what’s ahead for the rental home market
    Real Estate

    Invitation Homes’ year-end results may signal what’s ahead for the rental home market

    The residential real estate market’s post-pandemic glow is ebbing. Beyond last year’s tough interest rate environment, suppressed home sales and shrunken multifamily construction, the rapid-fire demand for build-to-rent and single-family rental homes, popular among consumers and investors in recent years, appears to be ticking down. John Olsen, chief financial officer of Dallas-based Invitation Homes, one of the nation’s largest rental home companies, sees it as a return to a more normal rent-growth environment. “We are looking at the pre-pandemic experience as sort of our model for how we think the curve is going to develop over time,” Olsen said during the company’s year-end results call this week with analysts and…

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