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Black Is the New Blonde: Is the Scandi Light Wood Trend Over?

While we'll certainly shout our penchant for chic minimalism from the rooftops, there is one trend we're seeing move the decor pendulum in a different direction lately. We're still digging the starker approach when it comes to decorating our homes, but we've been noticing the Scandi wood trend may, in fact, be on the way out. Show More Summary

8 Cluttered Kitchens We Totally Love

In my own life I aspire to a zero-clutter kitchen. In the evenings, I dutifully re-home my kids' artwork and sort the mail and put away the dry dishes to get the countertops clean. I'm pretty ruthless with my gadget drawers and pantry. Show More Summary

Why Shower Curtains Are So Much Better Than Shower Doors

I'm old enough to remember a time when sliding shower doors were considered very innovative, and the height of bathroom fashion. When my family moved to Houston, in 1994, our new house had one, and to me that was a very big deal. Fast-forward about 20 years and the shower door in my parents' house just seems a little moldy and gross. Show More Summary

Social Media Do's & Dont's for New Homeowners

Congratulations! You've taken the real estate plunge and bought a place of your very own. It's a scary time, but also a really exciting time. I bet you can't wait to share the good news on Facebook. But wait — before you do, we have some advice for when and how to use social media responsibly while you bask in that new homeowner glow. READ MORE »

Ellen Pompeo Lists Her Renovated "Modern Barn" in the Hamptons For $3.8M

Celebrity house-flipper and TV doctor Ellen Pompeo of Grey's Anatomy fame is at it again — this time, listing her newly renovated "modern farmhouse" in the Hamptons, five years after moving in. READ MORE »

A Crafter's Colorful Modern Dutch Farmhouse — House Tour

Name: Chantal Berkelmans, husband Pieter, their daughters Annabel and Lois Location: Eersel, the Netherlands Size: 6,458 square feet Years lived in: 5 years, owned (and self-built) For a long time Chantal believed she wasn't creative or handy. Show More Summary

These Are America's Most Expensive Zip Codes

Real estate website PropertyShark recently released their annual rankings of the most expensive zip codes in the country for 2017. If you, like me, were alive in the '90s, you probably assumed that the top spot belongs to 90210. READ MORE »

Surprising Indoor Plant Trends for 2018

Plants have exploded in popularity in the past couple of years, and monstera and sansevieria are now household names. At various times we've anointed rubber trees and pothos the next big things, but what we are seeing now isn't your garden variety greenery. Plant experts share the surprising trends they see on deck and ready to roar into 2018. READ MORE »

A Versatile Workhorse: Ideas for Using the $40 Molger Bench All Around the House

If your furniture isn't going to be beautiful, it should at least be versatile. Case in point: IKEA's Molger bench. It's not ugly by any means, but a bit plain and forgettable. But you can forgive it because it rings in at just under $40 and can report for duty all over your home. Take a look at these examples: READ MORE »

This Tiny Countertop Dishwasher is a Small Space Dweller's Dream

Many a renter has dreamt of a dishwasher while sticking their hands into soapy water, scrubbing a stubborn pot. And while there are many benefits of a portable dishwasher, some kitchens just don't have the space. Earlier this week at...Show More Summary

Before and After: A Quick $15 Rental Kitchen Cabinet Lighting Hack

This project is a great example of how a few dollars and a few minutes can make a dramatic change in your home—and your mood. As Anne described her situation, "Cooking and baking make me happy, but seeing my workspace sulking in the shadows was putting a damper on my spirit." Let's see her cheap, quick, renter-friendly, and reversible solution to the baking blues! READ MORE »

These Nurseries Inspired by Famous Children's Authors Belong In a Storybook

Here's something fun; Budget Direct put together a series of imagined and extravagant nurseries inspired by writers. READ MORE »

12 IKEA Products Every Renter Should Know About

Two monumental things happened to me in June 2008: my son was born and an IKEA opened a mile from my apartment. Any New Yorker who's stood in line in the bowels of Port Authority to take the shuttle bus back and forth to the Elizabeth, NJ IKEA will understand that these events were nearly on par with each other. Show More Summary

Do You Know This Amazon Price-Matching Trick?

We all know Amazon's pricing fluctuates from day-to-day, making it hard to determine if we're always getting the best deals the website has to offer. While most other major retailers offer price-matching refunds — i.e. they'll refund you the difference if a product's price drops within a certain amount of days — Amazon makes no such promises. READ MORE »

Get Inspired By the Pioneer Woman's Organized Fridge

This morning we woke up to find an Instagram post from Ree Drummond about organizing her refrigerator and, man, was it inspiring. First of all, it's kinda nice to know that celebrities have the same issues that we have (they are just like us!). Show More Summary

You Might Have To Renew Your Passport Sooner Than You Think

Attention travelers: if you've been scouting Instagram for new vacation spots, take a hard look at your passport expiration date. You may need to renew sooner than you think. READ MORE »

A Modern, Ever-Evolving Chicago Bungalow — House Tour

Name: Diana Lu Barabe, her husband Jesse and kids Miles and Olive Location: Logan Square — Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,000 square feet Years Lived In: 6 years, owned When designer Diana Lu Barabe and her husband bought this Chicago bungalow six years ago, the house had already been fully renovated. Show More Summary

This Exquisite Hand-Carved Wagon Could Be Your Next Home Away From Home

We don't think life on the frontier was ever intended to be this stylish. Woodworker extraordinaire Jim Toplin built an artisan wagon modeled after a 19th century English vardo, and now the owners of this exquisite, cozy camper known as the Trillium Caravan have put it up for sale for $64,900 after 10 years of calling it a home away from home. READ MORE »

5 Ways to Give Your Home a Personality Makeover

When I moved into a freshly renovated apartment last spring, I loved the new appliances and declared the remote-controlled AC life-changing—but I lamented how a coat of spackle and fresh flooring left the space feeling a little lacking in the personality department. Show More Summary

This Hotel Is Offering Guests An Urban Camping Experience in NYC

"Man, I've just gotta get out of the city." It's a fairly common phrase uttered by urbanites longing for a taste of the camping experience. Well now you can get the benefits of glamping without having to hop in the car and hit the road. Meet: Camp Arlo, New York hotel Arlo Soho's new urban camping experience in the heart of New York City. READ MORE »

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