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Sofa Beds: Are They Ever Really Worth It?

Once we bit the bullet and ordered a sleeper sofa for our guest room, I started thinking: how many nights in a hotel would this same amount of money buy? Would we actually come out ahead by paying for our guests' lodging instead of a piece of furniture? READ MORE »

Shortcut to Being Sure: One Quick Way to Find a Paint Color You Love

I'm sure you know what color roses you really like...and the color sweater that looks best on you...and the color car you'd choose first from the showroom floor. Why then, when it comes to choosing paint colors for a room at home doShow More Summary

What Are You Willing to Compromise for Location?

"Aside from that... It's really great." I was at a party last week when the discussion turned to our current living situations. One friend had seven roommates at one point and another lived in a place not much bigger than a shoebox.Show More Summary

10 Common Color Mistakes You Should Stop Making

Color is kind of tough, if we're being honest. Or more accurately, a lot can go wrong when attempting to use color in your home, even with the best of intentions. These are ten of the most common color mistakes you see in homes — and how you can fix any you might be currently making in your home. READ MORE »

DIY Room Decor: The 10 Best Framed Found Object Ideas

You really can't get much cheaper than framing a found object to add to your walls as DIY wall art decor. But but even more than saving money, found object art is an awesome thing to add to the home because it shakes things up a bit — and keeps your rooms from looking like one art canvas after another. Show More Summary

Before & After: Worn Vintage Settee Gets a Facelift — Good Questions Revisited

Last year Danielle picked up a vintage settee for $50 and, with her mom as co-pilot, took it on as her first foray into upholstery. She was conflicted about the fabric to use: something modern and bold or something more traditional.Show More Summary

Mattie's "Blue Agave" Room — Room for Color Contest

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Mattie Location: Minneapolis, MN Division: Cool Inspiration for my palette: I love rich, bright colors. The photo of the agave plant, taken by my friend David Owens, inspired the color scheme. READ MORE »

Scandinavian Apartment Jazzed Up By Industrial Design Elements

We got used to Swedish homes displaying unassuming comfortable decors, with a cheerful vibe throughout. Comparing to what we usually publish, this Scandinavian apartment is downright “irreverent”. It is exactly this original twist that made it share it further. Show More Summary

Before & After: A One-In-One-Out Living Room

Diana and her husband love their recently updated kitchen but it made their living room pale in comparison. So these self-proclaimed DIY-ers got to work sprucing up this space on a budget that was based on what the old on-their-way-out items could be sold for... READ MORE »

How Do I "Break Up" a Matching Bedroom Set? — Good Questions

Q: I've recently come across a great deal on this bedroom set (headboard, nightstands, dresser), for a whopping $100. I'm a college student, so this is great - I'm always low on cash. I've been in desperate need of a new dresser, and I don't have nightstands or a headboard currently. READ MORE »

Cilantro: Love it or Hate it — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? The Herb You Love or Hate: Cilantro READ MORE »

Dining Room Chairs for 1968 Table? — Good Questions

Q: Hi, I need help! I bought this mid-century table (circa 1968) a few months ago and had it stained ebony. The table seats 10 and it is one solid piece of wood. My problem is chairs. The chairs that came with the table are fully upholstered (you can see them in one pic). READ MORE »

Help Me Dress My Naked Floor Lamp? — Good Questions

Q: With both mid century modern and copper so prominent in current homeware trends, I was beside myself with happiness to pick up this standing lamp base for £18 in a charity shop on my road. I'm impressed with its condition, however the copper accents admittedly do need a clean! READ MORE »

New Wooden House Extending Living Outdoors Salutes Modern Family Life

A new wooden house can invoke the fascination of rural life while compacting all the necessities of a modern family life within a sequence of spaces. Living in the city often means dreaming about a swimming pool and poolside terrace where the sunny seasons are sprinkled with happiness and precious family and friends time. Show More Summary

White Enamel & Stainless Steel Flatware — Maxwell's Daily Find 09.30.14

White Enamel Flatware from World Market • $5.32 to $5.92 for set of four forks, spoons, or knives • World Market Found by Faith over at The Kitchn, these are affordable showstoppers in a category that can easily set you back hundreds of dollars! READ MORE »

Enchanting Farmhouse Design in the Heart of Texas by Magnolia Homes

Chip and Joanna from Magnolia Homes shared photos of their home with readers worldwide, which is how we found out about this enchanting farmhouse in Texas, United States. After moving from one dwelling to another, the couple decided on settling down and building their dream crib. Show More Summary

Vote Now: New Entries for Monday 9.29.14 — Room for Color Contest

Which room is coloring your world? Room for Color entries are pouring in and all those room owners want to be one of your favorites so they can move on to the finals. Remember, you can "favorite" as many rooms as you like during this...Show More Summary

Asta's "Trust Your Gut" Room — Room for Color 2014

Chip It! Like this entry? Favorite it below! Name: Asta Location: Mississauga Canada Division: International Inspiration for my palette: Black is a good neutral background color if you have otherwise mismatched room. READ MORE »

70 Degrees: Fashion's Sweet Spot

It's currently exactly 70 degrees in New York City and we've noticed something interesting: it seems to be the temperature tipping point that lets everyone comfortably dress exactly how they want to, and that's a pretty wide divide. READ MORE »

Before & After: Shannon's Boring to (Faux) Brick Wall

There are a select few of lucky folks out there who get to live in authentic converted lofts full of character— and then there's everyone else. Even if you live in a suburban home, you can still infuse your space with the feeling of wood beams, cement floors and exposed brick walls. Show More Summary

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