179276480A recent study about new directions in our driving preferences states how millennials are leading a trend to driving less. But really, it’s not about what they don’t want that’s most interesting, it’s about what they do want: walkable communities.

student studying in front of bookshelfFunctional furnishings are key when it comes to designing small spaces, particularly a student apartment or dorm room. Adding multi-functioning pieces like bookshelves can create interest, while providing an option for cleaning up the endless clutter caused by textbooks and papers.

cort student lifeYou’re finally ready to move out of the dorms and into your first college apartment. Congratulations! This is an exciting moment in your life that you’re sure to look back on fondly.  You’ll never forget this first apartment, so make sure it’s perfect for you.

relocation international studentAttending college in a foreign country is an exciting and unique experience for students, but relocating to somewhere new can be a very stressful decision in a student’s career.  From selecting which school to attend, to where you should live and how you will get around, there are many potential challenges that come with being an international student.

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College offers students many first time opportunities—the first time moving away from home, the first time facing new and unknown situations and often and for many, the first time living with a roommate. Moving in with a roommate can present many unique challenges, including combining personal décor styles to create a comfortable home for all.  

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cort furniture design trendsI just returned from a trip across the pond where I attended the Interiors UK show in Birmingham. The largest furniture show in the United Kingdom, this show offers a unique opportunity for retailers, interior designers, architects and contractors to experience an array of inspiring interiors products from more than 600 exhibitors, including new options for furniture, lighting, flooring, soft furnishings and accessories.

cort furniture 2014As the holiday madness subsides and your house guests make their way back to their home cities, you may look around you and think, “It’s about time for something new.” With 2014 right around the corner, your New Year’s resolutions may include stepping up your interior design or just changing things up.

cort furnitureSpending time with family doesn’t have to be just during the holiday season.  Homes today are multi-functional and are designed to provide a less fussy, more relaxed lifestyle so families can all be in the same space doing different activities.  For example, while Mom is in the kitchen fixing dinner, Dad can be sitting at the table reading the newspaper and the kids in the living room playing video games on the big screen TV.

midcentury modern designThere’s so much to love and appreciate when the calendar turns to a new season, especially as the weather cools down and we approach the holiday season. The fall greets us with an array of wonderful spice colors that brings us back to a different time, a time when life was much simpler, less complicated… like the 1950s.

CORT_PillowsSometimes it seems as though there is no end in sight to the chilly days of winter! If you’re stuck indoors and taking refuge from the frigid weather, it may be time to add cozy touches to your space that will keep you warm for the rest of the season. To help you get through winter, we’ve put together a few tips to make your space a cozy hideaway from the cold!

Fall HousewarmingWith the chillier weather and changing leaves comes the time to cozy up indoors. Even though you’re ready for nights of drinking hot cocoa by the fire, is your furniture? Seasonal touches can go a long way, making sure you are outfitted with the perfect fall décor without breaking the bank!

outdoor_furniture_santa_barbaraLabor Day means barbeques and all of the fun that comes with them! Make your party a standout success by revamping your outdoor entertaining space with these outdoor design tips to make your outdoor gathering the best barbecue on the block!

Small Student ApartmentIs your living space feeling a bit cramped? If you find yourself constantly bumping into furniture or stepping over clutter, you may need to take an innovative approach to enhancing the functionality of your space. Fortunately, there are ways to create the home of your dreams, even with less square footage.

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Multi-Housing News -- Chantilly, Va.–CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, announced that multifamily industry veteran Tamela Coval, has joined the company