February 2013

Get inspired to renovate your own tired rooms with our annual makeovers issue. Suzanne Dimma writes about helping her sister purge and reorganize her Brooklyn home, and how she’s boxing up her own excess baggage before starting a reno. Lynda Reeves reveals the top 10 updates on her list to bring her century-old home into the now, from more advanced electronics to custom window coverings. Browse before and after photos of a downtown condo updated by design star Sarah Richardson, and a sprawling five-bedroom suburban home transformed into a sophisticated, character-filled space. Try Joel Bray’s project for DIY leather drawer handles, plus Eric Vellend’s five comforting soup recipes for cold winter nights.