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Holiday Entertaining Inspiration: 10 Gorgeous Winter Tablescapes

There is nothing like a festive table to get you in the mood for the holidays. Whether you are throwing a big bash, a dinner party or having a small family dinner, consider dressing your table up. Here is some inspiration from around the web to get your wheels spinning! READ MORE »

Before & After: Guest Room Gets Ready for New Resident

A lot of people have guest rooms that really just function as glorified storage spaces that collect the flotsam and jetsam of our lives. Sure they host visitors from time to time, and might serve as a quiet work space when needed, but rarely do they serve as the heart of the home. Show More Summary

Dear Santa: 10 Wild and Wonderful (and Completely Unrealistic) Things I Want in My Dream Home

A home by Doblado Arquitectos. I've been pretty good this year, so I've put together a list of things I'd like Santa to bring me. As you can see, some of them might not fit through the chimney (or under the tree) but I can't help hoping that, with a little faith, some of them will appear on Christmas morning (or someday). A girl can dream. READ MORE »

Brooklyn Artists Create Sets on the Street Using Discarded Furniture

Prop stylist Gözde Eker and photographer Justin Bettman create elaborate domestic scenes using found furniture and objects. The Brooklyn-based artists have been staging these rooms since the fall, spraying finds for bedbugs, and arranging the set early in the morning. READ MORE »

How To: Make a Clementine Candle

Here are three clementine candles floating in water, which is a fun effect. Below you'll find the video for this as well as slide show and video instructions. It's that lovely time of year again, when even though the weather is getting colder, bright little boxes of clementines start popping up in store windows. Show More Summary

Beach Adjacent Home with Space for Luxury Entertaining

All the visions you may have of life in Southern California probably include sun-soaked beaches, sprawling mansions, and plenty of time poolside. While that’s hardly the reality for the majority of SoCal residents, one step inside this Pacific Palisades home and you will know exactly where those kinds of California dreams come from. Situated near […]

Victorian Punk, Ornate Scandinavian and Other Style Juxtapositions: Finding Balance in Different Styles

While it's common to have a dominant style that you find appealing, very few people have just one aesthetic that they find pleasing. Sometimes it's the most unexpected mixtures that can offer the most interesting fashion and interiors, so here are some general ideas about how to achieve a balanced look out of composite styles. READ MORE »

Straight from Your Wildest Dreams: A Fireplace in the Bathroom

Sure, a fireplace in the bathroom is a thing most of us can only dream of... but it's a very very nice dream. Imagine soaking in the tub, taking a nice hot bath while watching the flames dance. I might never leave. READ MORE »

Family Turns 45-Room Hotel Into One Home — Design News

This former 45-room hotel is now a single family home. Featured on HGTV's "You Live in What?," Anthony & Donna Sylvester transformed the turn-of-the-century building by knocking down many of the walls, but keeping original details like the floors and the brick pillars used for running heating pipes. READ MORE »

Kimberlee's Sweet Petite in Adelaide — House Tour

Name: Kimberlee Brown (& Chuck Bass the British Blue) Location: Beulah Park, South Australia Size: 82 square metres (883 square feet) Years lived in: 3 years; Owned I love this fresh, bright home Kimberlee has made so warm and inviting. Show More Summary

10 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Safe For Your Home

No one wants to think about the possibility of coming home to find all of their most precious processions missing. Unfortunately, whether the cause is burglary, fire, or a flood, it can happen to anyone. These occurrences are particularly scary because there isn’t any warning beforehand. Show More Summary

4 Simply Blissful Danish Homes at Christmas

White lights over colored lights. Natural or handmade ornaments versus garish baubles. Charlie Brown-like trees over National Lampoon mega-sized versions. If you gravitate towards holiday decor that leans more discrete than gaudy, then these Scandi-inspired holiday tours are just for you! READ MORE »

The Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Houseful of People

As much as we welcome extended visits with family and friends, many introverts can attest to the fact that sometimes the nonstop noise and people stimulation can be draining — regardless of how much we love our loved ones and enjoy being with them. Show More Summary

IKEA Replaces Seats with Beds in Moscow Movie Theater — Design News

If you were in Moscow last week, you could enjoy the latest releases all snuggled up: IKEA replaced the stadium seating at a new movie theater with bedroom sets for an ad campaign. Sadly, yesterday was the last day, and the theater is returning to normal. READ MORE »

5 Ways Protect Your Pets Over the Holidays

The holidays can be a dangerous time for pets. I know, that sounds ominous. But think about it: they are likely to be spending some extra time alone because of parties and travel. And, our homes may have some additional seasonal things around that can cause problems for our four-legged friends. Here's how to keep them safe: READ MORE »

Alice, Do I Need To Cook a Separate Meal for My Vegetarian Guests? — Ask Alice: Advice for Life at Home

Dear Alice, I’m having a sit-down dinner party later this month and I’m struggling to plan the menu. Is it impolite to serve meat - as well as vegetables - when you have a vegetarian over? Should I just go totally vegetarian for this guest or should I serve what I want (meat) and make a separate veggie dish. Sincerely, Carnivore Charlie READ MORE »

Innovative Lighting Fixture on a Low-Voltage Power Magnetic Track by B Light

Italian company B Light presents an innovative lighting fixture: Inserto Small Track, an original unit on a low-voltage power magnetic track. Inserto Small Track combines practical solutions with creativity, and is the result of theShow More Summary

Before & After: A Clunky Console Goes Glam

Since Shehzeen picked up this media console for free, anything she did was gonna be added value. Even so, we never thought it could look this good. READ MORE »

10 Perfect Gifts For Artsy Tweens & Teens

I hope a certain fabulously creative 14-year-old isn't reading this because it this is pretty much what I'm giving her for Chanumas. If you have one that you're buying for, here's what to grab: READ MORE »

How in the World Will I Hang Antique Clocks in Rental? — Good Questions

Q: I am moving to a 30-year-old apartment. Instructions are to use the smallest nails only, no tape that you can't just pull off. I have two huge antique clocks to hang, plus several barn wood frames. How in the world am I going to hang them? I have no photos of them — they are in storage waiting to be moved. READ MORE »

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