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A Chef and DIYer Spice Up Their Home with Color & Culture — House Tour

Name: Estefania and Chris Palomarez Location: Cleveland Heights — Oakland, California Size: 550 square feet Years lived in: 8 months, rented Estefania says she had a plain looking apartment a few months before their house tour. But she...Show More Summary

This New Design-Forward Hotel Is Worth the Visit to Miami

Opened just over a year ago and designed by former-fashion-designer-turned-visionary-hotelier Alan Faena, the Faena Miami Beach Hotel has quickly carved out a spot in the overcrowded and glitzy Miami hotel scene — and the design world. READ MORE »

A Photographer's "Found & Foraged" South End Row House — House Tour

Name: Li Ward and husband Dan Location: South End — Boston, Masschusetts Size: 1,380 square feet Years lived in: 10 years, owned Li Ward and her husband Dan initially met through their work as computer science professionals, but after a decade in the industry, Li decided it wasn't the right future for her. Show More Summary

I Tried Feng Shui: Did the Mystical Principles Deliver on Their Promises?

I work from home as a freelance writer/editor in a room that once was my formal dining room, which I transitioned into an office, as I wasn't content with sitting at my kitchen island on my laptop for hours on end every day. The room is jam-packed with furniture that didn't quite work anywhere else in my home. Show More Summary

A Stained Glass Cabin in the Woods

Imagine a beautiful retreat that celebrates light, color and nature, all in one. Enter Glass Cabin, a creation handmade by stained glass artist Neile Cooper. READ MORE »

The 7 Best Apps For Planning a Room Layout & Design

What a time to be planning room layouts! Lucky for us, we now have access to a treasure trove of user-friendly apps to help us create floor plans and virtually design our rooms—taking a lot of the guesswork out of everything from gauging...Show More Summary

Beautiful Blooms that will Never Wilt: DIY Giant Paper Flowers

Having fresh flowers around the house is the ultimate luxury, but when a supermarket bouquet inevitably starts to wilt within 24 hours, it makes me reconsider the beauty of artificial blooms. When I spotted these whimsically oversized...Show More Summary

Details Matter: How to Get Your Bathroom Looking Perfect — Spring Cleaning in 20 Minutes a Day

In literature, in outfits and in life, it's the details that truly matter. A bathroom that's been decluttered, scrubbed and sanitized can still look a little bit off if you're not minding your lines. For a sparkling clean bathroom—top to bottom and wall to wall—you'll want to make sure your grout is really clean, too. READ MORE »

A Former Mosaic Artist's House Gets a Modern Renovation — House Tour

Name: Liesel and Pieter Crafford and their children, Jack and Gabi Location: Vredehoek — Cape Town, South Africa Size: 315 square meters Years lived in: 13 years, owned Liesel and Pieter fell in love with this house the moment they saw it, although what you see today is very different to how it originally looked. Show More Summary

Peek Inside Jessica Alba's New Offices For The Honest Company — Architectural Digest

It's been about six years since actor turned CEO Jessica Alba started her non-toxic brand The Honest Company, and the business has outgrown quite a few spaces in that time. Architectural Digest takes a look at the newest space in Playa Vista, California, designed to feel like home for the company's 450 employees. READ MORE »

One Incredible Thing to Do With an Old IKEA Chair

(Image credit: IKEA) If you know of an old POÄNG chair that's looking a little worse for wear, you could take a page from Philippa Saul's book and cover it top to bottom with a glorious, hand-crocheted (-knitted and -embroidered) country cottage and garden. READ MORE »

A Laidback Montreal Studio Apartment — House Tour

Name: Lisa Martin Location: Ville-Marie, Montreal Size: 540 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years, rented Her travels in South America — seeing the colorful culture and world-renowned traditional crafts — have heavily influenced Lisa Martin's Montreal apartment. Show More Summary

Smart Ways to Give Glass Candle Holders a Second Life

After spending $60 (or more...gasp!) on a single candle, it makes sense to enjoy that luxury purchase as long as you can. Even after the candle has been burned, the pretty glass container it came in can still be used to beautify—and maybe even organize—your home. Careful, these brilliant ways to reuse a candle jar may reignite your diptyque obsession. READ MORE »

Can the Mystical Powers of Feng Shui Really Overhaul My Life?

With cold-press juice bars sprouting up on every corner and new iterations of yoga (aerial, water and candle flow) hitting a studio near you, it's safe to suggest that people are more cognizant than ever about their health, achieving balance and the overall quality of their lives. Show More Summary

Marilyn Monroe's Former LA Home For Sale For $6.9 Million — House of the Day

This Spanish hacienda style home in Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood has its fair share of charm—just like its former owner. The property that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe came on the market just yesterday for $6.9 million. READ MORE »

3 Completely Perfect Color Combinations We Don't See Nearly Enough

Black and white. Blue and yellow. Gray and...just about everything. In the world of color palettes, there exists many safe bet, go-to combinations. Of course, those are all incredibly lovely and basically timeless, but what about giving...Show More Summary

Chinese Money Plants Are Fairly Hard to Find But Pretty Easy to Grow

The Chinese money plant is frequently featured in Scandinavian interiors, where its bright green pancake-shaped leaves provide an adorable and welcome burst of color against white walls. They're said to be easy to grow, but if you've ever tried to find one of your own in a plant shop, you likely came home empty-handed. Show More Summary

Get Your Hands on Stunning National Geographic Prints During Their Earth Day Flash Sale

Here's how you can get your hands on some stunning artwork to put your love for the planet on display in your home or office for all to see: In honor of Earth Day, National Geographic is holding a flash print sale on signed prints taken by 22 of the publication's world-renowned photographers. READ MORE »

Leather-Working 101: The Best Tools and Sources for Real and Faux Leather

If you've never made anything out of leather before, it can be difficult to know how to get started and where to shop for supplies. Looking at the prices, it's no wonder sticker shock can turn many would-be leather workers away from the craft. Show More Summary

A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Plan for Tackling an Annual Chore — Spring Cleaning in 20 Minutes a Day

Hopefully you're not too bitter with me about making you clean again this weekend. But we're starting the home stretch of spring cleaning! One week from today is the official last day of the program—so I think it's just best if we buckle down and get going... READ MORE »

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