Articles by: Eva R. Marienchild

Eva R. Marienchild

Welcome to the 21st Century in Metropolitan America! We’re tech-savvy, intellectually advanced, globally attuned and humanistic multi-taskers. The industrial revolution in the 1700’s and 1800’s, which some might say started us on the path to the afore-mentioned attributes, also provided us with some reminders that progress isn’t necessarily squeaky clean; nor is it silent—ergo, grime […]

Eva R. Marienchild

 · Mar 14, 2016

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If you’ve ever entered into a minimalist’s apartment, you were no doubt astounded at how beautifully bare everything looked. As used in this context, bare means intentional – as in, there is no item visible which the resident does not mean to have there, and ONLY there. In minimalism, items don’t just end up in […]

Eva R. Marienchild

 · Mar 10, 2016

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Is there a hallway in your apartment which you’ve entirely overlooked? Is your entryway just an area which you and your guests sort of “have to get past” in order to enter the apartment? Time to rehabilitate your much-maligned entry, if so! There’s no need to waste this valuable floor and wall space! Got a […]

Eva R. Marienchild

 · Mar 7, 2016

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Ah, tension rods! Those versatile plastic poles that come in all sizes…and are able to provide wall-to-wall fabric hanging without your having to drill holes in said walls! What a wonderful invention! “Why, that’s how I’ve secured my shower curtain,” you might say. Or, “The gauze curtain in my picture window is held up by […]

Eva R. Marienchild

 · Mar 3, 2016

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Surely you have walked into many places where the “vibes” were comfy and even a bit invigorating. Perhaps you couldn’t put your finger on what it was about the environment that called to you, or maybe you noticed that the room was painted a certain dynamic hue, or that the lights were a soothing pastel […]

Eva R. Marienchild

 · Mar 1, 2016

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  Many tantalizing, easy-to-prepare meals can be made even more delectable by the addition of a few simple herbs from your garden. More important, these dishes can be made spectacularly healthy with the addition of a few natural herbs. Healthy? How could something so insignificant in size help with health? You’d be surprised at what […]

Eva R. Marienchild

 · Feb 25, 2016

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Flowers of every shape, size and hue add so much to every room in your home. Small apartments, especially, benefit from “an inside garden”, as flowers open up every nook and cranny–making spaces look larger than they are and adding oomph wherever you place them. But here’s what really makes decorating with flowers so incredibly […]

Eva R. Marienchild

 · Feb 16, 2016

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You are not alone if you want to make your bathroom more than a quick stop-in closet. I mean, we all need to use a bathroom for our morning and evening ablutions, and periodically throughout the day to keep the internal piping moving along, but we ALSO consider it a spa of sorts, don’t we? […]

Eva R. Marienchild

 · Feb 2, 2016

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So you’re shopping for trendy, classy, timeless, functional furniture for your space. Cool! Now you just need to know how to make your cozy little apartment look, well, not-so-small, right? No problem. Eliminate Clutter You’re probably scouring the chic design magazines. You’ll notice that there is no clutter in these picture-perfect apartments (or small houses). […]

Eva R. Marienchild

 · Jan 28, 2016

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There is nothing like a stylish, neat and spacious laundry room to make an apartment look AND feel “pulled together”. Too often, especially in a tiny apartment, this spot becomes a dumping ground of sorts. It’s where stuff that you can’t figure out what to do with goes. This makes it an inefficient as well […]

Eva R. Marienchild

 · Jan 22, 2016

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