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Before You Settle in for Shows Tonight, Here's a 20-Minute Plan to Tackle the TV Area — Spring Cleaning in 20 Minutes a Day

Hopefully you spent some of your weekend catching up on your shows, because today's spring cleaning task is all about your home's main entertainment area. If it's possible, I'm asking that you don't turn the TV on tonight until you spend some time cleaning up around the TV—on top of and throughout your media center area. READ MORE »

Rookie Renovators Nail it on the First Try — House Tour

Name: Kelly and Colton Jarisch, baby Silas, and Shiner. Location: Tarrytown — Austin, Texas Size: 1,530 square feet Years lived in: Owned a little over 2.5 years Kelly and Colton's small cottage home just west of downtown Austin is a case study for renovations done right. Show More Summary

Staghorn Ferns: Plant-astic Green Beauties That Double as Wall Art

If you're running short on surfaces to place a plant, but want the foliage and air-cleaning benefits that our green friends provide, you may want to consider a staghorn fern. Mounted to wood boards, staghorn ferns make the most of vertical space, plus they double as wall art. Show More Summary

Starchitect Bjarke Ingels Is the Subject of a New, Cryptic Documentary

Danish architect and founder of BIG, Bjarke Ingels is the now subject of his own documentary, and the trailer leaves us in suspense. Entitled BIG Time, the feature length film will debut at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival in early May. READ MORE »

Old Boots, New Tricks: L.L. Bean Taps Into Craft Movement with ‘Small Batch’ Boots

Freeport, Maine, is a lovely little coastal town, home to upstart craft brewery Maine Beer Co. and legendary outdoors outfitter L.L. Bean. But the two companies have more in common than just their quaint hometown. READ MORE »

The World's Tallest Single Family Home Is for Sale for $1.5 Million — House of the Day

Get a bird's eye view of Arizona's stunning landscape from the Falcon's Nest, a single family home that measures 124 feet from top to bottom, making it the tallest in the United States—and the world. READ MORE »

24 Thoughts I, A Modern-Day New Yorker, Had During "When Harry Met Sally"

It is a truth universally acknowledged that "When Harry Met Sally" is the best romantic comedy of all time. I've seen it more times than I can count, but upon my most recent viewing, after a long hiatus that included a move to New York, I had plenty of new thoughts about the movie — things I'd never picked up on or noticed before. Show More Summary

A Bit-by-Bit Renovation of a Lovely London House — House Tour

Name: Gosia, Anita and Josephine Location: Plumstead Common Size: 1,500 square feet Years lived in: Owned for 11 years Gosia and Anita live on a pretty tree-lined road in the outskirts of London with their three-year-old daughter Josephine. Show More Summary

This Super Simple 2-Ingredient Charcoal Face Mask is a Skin Saver

Activated charcoal and aloe are the two darlings of the beauty world right now, showing up in drugstore products, high-end cleansers and DIY recipes alike. This homemade face mask recipe combines the two star ingredients into the simplest skin detox around. Show More Summary

The Modern Architectural Pioneer & Furniture Designer We Don't Hear About Enough — Women in Design

Eileen Gray's famous Adjustable Table E-1027 and Bibendum Chair are available from modern furnishing retailers like Hive. (Image credit: Hive Modern) Eileen Gray was a lot of things: an aristocrat but also a rebel, a talented designer, but one whose work went mostly unrecognized in her own time. Show More Summary

These Apartment-Shaped Planters Are High-Rise Homes For Your Greenery

If you've always envisioned yourself as the proud owner a dreamy rooftop garden but lacked the necessary space to execute the idea in real life, these charming apartment-shaped pots for plants might be the next best thing to maintaining a high rise-dwelling, leafy oasis underneath the wide open city sky. READ MORE »

3 Stylish & Practical Ideas to Improve Your Bland Rental Kitchen

We've talked a lot about rental kitchens being "you-get-what-you-get-and-you-don't-get-upset" zones because we're typically limited in the changes available to us. But that doesn't mean we can't have kitchens with good functionalityShow More Summary

Cool It: Amazon's Having a Sale on the Nest Thermostat

Just in time for Earth Day (and before another summer of expensive AC bills), Amazon is offering up the Nest programmable thermostat for a (rare!) discount. READ MORE »

This Beautiful Trend Has Everything to Do With Doing Nothing At All

For years, well-intentioned renovators have been painting over wood trim of all kinds. White trim was good, or ever colored trim or even black. But wood trim, of the kind found in so many beautiful old houses, was deemed heavy, old-fashioned. Show More Summary

Clean Out Your Freezer (Because It's Been Way Too Long) — Spring Cleaning in 20 Minutes a Day

We tackled the refrigerator on day two of our spring clean, when I teased that freezer day was yet to come. So I hope that you're now primed and ready for round two: Cleaning out the freezer. READ MORE »

An Organic Modern Nashville Carriage House — House Tour

Name: Erin Walsh Location: East Nashville — Nashville, TN Size: 724 square feet Years lived in: Rented for 4 months Erin moved from Buffalo, New York just four short months ago, but has already made this eclectic East Nashville space feel like home. Show More Summary

Bye-Bye Bi-Fold Closet Doors. Hello Space-Saving Slider Doors — Apartment Therapy Tutorials

When I moved into my apartment last summer the closet doors in my second bedroom/office were already banged up and constantly falling off. It was a small room with bi-fold doors on the closet, so I was daydreaming about the space-saving benefits of sliding doors. Show More Summary

A Stylish Anti-Theft Backpack (You Can Stop Wearing Yours Backwards Now) — Maxwell's Fantastic Find

The sleek style and design isn't only limited to this shiny exterior! The inside is just as snazzy. (Image credit: XD Design) Well, Spring has finally sprung (at least for us here in New York City!) and I know everyone — myself included — is starting to get that warm weather travel bug. Show More Summary

Towels, Sheets, BIFL: An Interview With the Reddit Queen of Home Textiles

Over on a Reddit thread about items that can and can't be BIFL (bought for life), there's a series of comments about what makes towels (and sheets, and duvet covers) good enough to last a lifetime. They come from Reddit user (and fabric...Show More Summary

Colorful Cubism & Eastern Antiquities in California — House Tour

Name: David Kean Location: Glendale, California Size: 2,600 Years Lived In: 4.5 years, owned p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} We first got a peek at David's mid-century ranch-style home after witnessing his ridiculously satisfying kitchen and bathroom makeovers. Show More Summary

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